Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Shore Excursion Finder Allows Crystal Guests to Find Their Perfect Adventure

How do you find the perfect excursion for the whole family? What if you want high adventure, or more exclusive experiences? How do you find excursions that include nature and wildlife, but aren't too physically challenging? No problem. Crystal Cruises has introduced its Shore Excursion Finder, a dynamic new online feature allowing travelers to search and sort more than 1,500 Crystal Adventures ashore by specific parameters they choose. Searching by Activity Types, foodies can find tours that take them to Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte for a four-course dinner and wine tasting, or a tapas cooking lesson in Barcelona. History buffs can search the "Cultural/Historical" options and find hundreds of choices suiting their interests, while water and nature lovers have categories specifically for them. In all, there are 12 Activity Types, including Culinary, Cultural/Historical, Eco-Adventure/Wildlife/National Park, Entertainment, Flightseeing, Sightseeing, Outdoor, Sports, Water, Overland, the line's Signature Collection and NEW Adventures.

Undecided guests can also search by Destination and Activity Level, with difficulty ranging from "Soft" to "Extreme" Adventure. To further hone one's search results, simply search by all categories simultaneously. Excursions can then be sorted by Age Appropriateness from age 3 to adults only, or Walking Level to specify preferred physicality. Crystal is expecting Shore Excursion Finder to be a great tool to help choose a cruise. Guests can select an itinerary based on their ideal shoreside experiences. Voyage suggestions are provided with each Crystal Adventure.

"Crystal is all about choices, and the Shore Excursion Finder provides guests the freedom to explore and easily locate numerous specific choices that best suit their needs and desires," says John Stoll, director of land programs. "It's an efficient, invaluable tool for planning and researching possibilities, as well as finding activities that satisfy an array of interests."

Located at the Crystal Cruises website under the top 'Destinations' tab, the Shore Excursion Finder is currently available with Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity excursions in Africa, the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Middle East, South America, Asia, Hawaii/South Pacific, Transocean, Australia/New Zealand, and the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Excursions for New England/Canada, Panama Canal and Alaska voyages will be available six months in advance.


Anonymous said...

Have you heard of any plumbing problems on Radiance of the Seas?

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

No, Anonymous, I haven't.