Going green in Malta with new Crystal Cruise Adventure
Tuesday 24, August 2010
Crystal Cruises’ guests have the opportunity to give back and see Valletta, Malta from a different point of view on award-winning Crystal Serenity voyages this fall.
A brand new Crystal Adventure invites travelers to “Go Green” in Malta, by planting trees in the island’s only national park, donating food at a local charity and learning eco-conscious planting and harvesting practices at a local organic farm. The optional Crystal Adventure is available on Crystal Serenity’s 12-day, October 19 Mediterranean/Holy Land voyage from Athens to Rome, and the 11-day, October 31 Mediterranean/Spain voyage from Rome to Barcelona, and is $95 per person.
“This excursion affords guests the opportunity to contribute to the local needs in Valetta, and also gain a better understanding of the environmental efforts of the destination,” says John Stoll, vice president, land and port operations. “Like so many Crystal Adventures, this experience offers a new point of view for guests who want to explore destinations from a deeper, more informed perspective.”
The nearly eight-hour excursion begins with a visit to Ta’ Qali National Park, where guests will plant trees and learn about the park’s conservation efforts. Following a guided tour and lunch at eco-conscious Ta’ Zeppi Organic Farm, guests will visit a local orphan refuge, where they will donate time and food for the young residents.
The Valletta excursion highlights Crystal’s efforts to bring global awareness to its six-star vacation experiences, and is a prelude to its global ‘You Care, We Care’ program debuting in 2011.
Promotional Two-for-One cruise fares begin at $5,940 and $5,080, respectively, per person, double occupancy. Both sailings include complimentary air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways – Business Class Air for Penthouse guests – and $1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard spending credits. For bookings made by August 31, 2010, Penthouse guests on both sailings save an additional $2,000 per person, and deluxe stateroom guests can upgrade to Business Class Air for as low as $899 per person, one way (October 31 sailing only).
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