New Bruges & Amsterdam Crystal Cruise Goes Off The Beaten Path In Northern Europe This Summer

  New Bruges & Amsterdam Crystal Cruise Goes Off The Beaten Path In Northern
                              Europe This Summer

Convenient Seven-day, Saturday-to-Saturday Voyage Departs from London

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LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --This summer, Crystal Cruises is
returning to Bruges and Amsterdam for the first time in years, with a new,
seven-day itinerary from London. The June 8, Crystal Serenity voyage offers
luxurious access to two of Northern Europe's most charming, historic, and
off-the-beaten-cruise-path cities. More than a dozen new Crystal Adventures
throughout the cruise showcase the area's artistic history, culinary
delicacies, and vibrant man-made and natural surroundings.


Bruges—accessed via the gateway port of Zeebrugge—is one of the region's most
popular Medieval destinations, rich in French and Flemish influence. With
colorful flowers blooming, centuries-old whitewashed almshouses, and
picturesque Markt and Burg market squares, the city really comes to life in
the summer months. On Crystal Adventures, travelers can walk the bustling
cobblestone streets, sail the meandering canals (called reien), learn about
the Great War in Flanders, taste local Belgian chocolate and beer, and even
road-trip to Brussels.

In Amsterdam, an overnight in port allows guests to take advantage of the long
Northern European days and endlessly entertaining beauty, from people-watching
at a "brown cafe" to the cutting-edge street art of graffiti artists, sketch
artists, and performers. Crystal Adventures take guests to windmills, coastal
resorts and villages, the Hague, the Heineken brewery, a 125 year-old diamond
factory, a star-shaped fort, local cheese farm, tulip-filled flower market and
auction, museums filled with works of Dutch masters like Van Gogh and
Rembrandt, a Delft pottery workshop, city tours via boat and bicycle, Anne
Frank's house, and on an educational exploration of Amsterdam's environmental
innovations, from eco-friendly boats to dam and dike engineering.

Also new, a two-day Overland Adventure from Zeebrugge takes guests to a
combination of Liege, Brussels, Bastogne, Delft, the Hague, and more, with a
five-star hotel and three-course meals along the way.

Additional calls in Oslo, Norway; Helsingborg, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark
(overnight) offer travelers a deeper glimpse into Scandinavian culture,
spectacular summer landscapes, and historic landmarks from centuries of
sea-faring. Shore excursions include multiple explorations of Oslo's art
scene, Olympic wheelbob-ing, visits to castles and royal residences, and
amusement park rides at the famed Tivoli Gardens.

If booked by April 30, all inclusive, cruise only fares begin at $2,885 per
guest, with attractive air add-ons available.

Crystal Cruises' passion for creating unique luxury experiences both on land
and at sea have helped earn the company top ratings from international
travelers for two decades.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call
888-799-4625, or visit

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