28 Aug 2014

Crystal Cruises invites travellers to sleep in while cruising

The need to choose between catching up on much needed sleep and embarking on a great adventure while on vacation is no more.

This autumn, Crystal Cruises will debut new a ‘Crystal Adventures’ planned especially for late-risers, offering the same enriching experiences in the world’s most stunning and significant destinations, beginning later in the day. 

With the line’s acclaimed excursions typically departing the ship within 30-60 minutes of docking or tendering – as early as 08:00 –  the new ‘Late-Risers Adventures’ will begin closer to 11:00, or noon, depending on the itinerary.

The start times are designed to complement the line’s ‘Late-Risers Breakfasts’, served from 10:00-11:30 on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, allowing travellers to not feel guilty for pressing that snooze button.

“There are so many distinctly different types of travellers, each with their own idea of the perfect vacation.  For many, this involves plenty of rest and relaxation,” said Edie Rodriguez, president, Crystal Cruises. 

“The ‘Late-Risers Adventures’ allow guests who prefer more sleep in the morning, are perhaps still adjusting to a time change, or simply like to enjoy a long, leisurely breakfast, to keep their preferred schedule without missing out on any of the insightful, expertly crafted ‘Crystal Adventures’ in a select destination,” he added.

The new, later excursions will be offered beginning with Crystal Serenity’s September 19 Boston-Québec sailing, and on Crystal Symphony’s September 27 Hamburg-Lisbon sailing.

Examples of adventures with later start times include the cruise lines tours of Oporto (Portugal), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Boston (the US).

The ‘Late-Risers’ tours will be available on select Crystal Cruises itineraries throughout the world, which range from five to 108 days, and sail through the Mediterranean, Western Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia/Baltic & Russia, North Cape & Arctic Circle, Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, South America, Antarctica, New England/Canada, Panama Canal, Caribbean, and an indulgent annual World Cruise.