Monday, 21 February 2011

Crystal's Exclusive Alaska Adventures

Crystal Cruises is marking its first season back in Alaska since 2005 with excursions that extend way beyond shore. Think air, sea, and ice - with more than half its 100-plus Crystal Adventures brand new.

Guests can explore the state’s waterways by safari boat, private catamaran, whitewater raft, canoe, kayak or WWII duck vehicle. They can view the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife by seaplane or helicopter, or stay planted on terra firma in a horse-drawn trolley, ATV, jeep, sled, motorcycle, old-fashioned railcar, private Hummer or even a Unimog 4x4 vehicle.

Extreme adventurers can rock-climb, fly-fish or zipline over rainforest canopies; amateur Ansel Adamses can snap away on custom photography excursions; families can pan for gold, create 24K gold glass-blown art, play golf or scout for killer whales, bald eagles or bears; history buffs will love adventures profiling bordellos and shoot-outs, native traditions, Alaska’s Russian past and even Sarah Palin’s childhood home.

Gourmet local cuisine such as alderwood-smoked salmon, fresh halibut chowder and all-you-can-eat crab will also all be showcased Crystal-style via cooking classes, wilderness camp dining and a five-course, Alaskan Chef’s Table in Ketchikan.

Prices for these Alaska voyages start from £3,998 per person including free return economy class flights, 12 nights in a deluxe stateroom with picture window, all meals and soft drinks, and port taxes. In addition, as part of Crystal's "All Inclusive - As You Wish" promotion, guests on this voyage will also receive onboard spending money of $500 per person, which can be spent on shore excursions, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, purchases in the onboard boutiques, gratuities or Vintage Room experiences.

For reservations, visit or contact the luxury cruise specialists of The Cruise Line Ltd.