Crystal has updated its Crystal Confidence 2.0 program to extend the no-money-down deposit window until 5 January 2021 for new and existing bookings. Crystal Confidence 2.0 is combinable with the cruise company’s Easy Book program, which offers reduced deposits of just 15% (normally 25%) and waived admin fees. For departures through the end of April 2021, final payment has been relaxed to 60 days prior to the first date of service.
The Crystal Confidence 2.0 and Easy Book programs apply to all 2021-2024 sailings aboard Crystal’s fleet of luxury travel experiences, including Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises.
“We know that, while our guests are eager to go explore the world again, many are still cautious when it comes to planning future travels. We want to be sensitive to this sentiment, while also encouraging them to book the journeys they are so looking forward to,” said Crystal’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Carmen Roig. “Crystal has always specialised in the luxuries that matter most to our guests, and flexibility and peace of mind are a luxury that travellers want the most right now.”
Customers have three full years of global itineraries from which to choose across all Crystal Experiences, as the complete 2023 deployment for Crystal Cruises is open for booking as well as Crystal Yacht Cruises deployment through early 2024; 2021-2022 deployment for Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises is also available for booking.
Crystal developed the new policy updates in response to the current environment as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact when and where cruising can resume. Crystal has suspended all voyages across its fleet for the remainder of 2020, and introduced Crystal Clean+ – an evolving, enhanced version of Crystal’s already stringent protocols.