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Crystal Cruises To Offer Excursions For Guests That Like To Sleep In

Crystal Cruises are offering guests the option of taking shore excursions a little later in the day – ideal for those that don’t want to choose between catching up on sleep and heading off on a fun filled shore-side adventure.

From September, Crystal Cruises will debut its new Crystal Adventures planned especially for late-risers. With Crystal’s acclaimed excursions typically departing the ship within 30-60 minutes of docking or tendering - as early as 8am - the new “Late-Risers Adventures” will begin closer to 11am or noon, depending on the itinerary. The start times are designed to complement the line’s Late-Risers Breakfasts, served from 10-11.30am on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

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

Examples of adventures with later start times include:

  • A glimpse into the eclectic culture of Oporto, Portugal, including the elaborate Cathedral of Oporto – once a Gothic church, now an important Baroque structure, and the 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace, blending Arab and European influences, plus a visit to a port wine cellar for tasting among the oak casts and barrels.
  • Taking in Amsterdam’s most notable sites from some of the 100 canals within the city, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and countless gabled houses, merchants’ mansions and centuries-old carillon-crowned churches.
  • Such famed Boston highlights as the Navy Yard, home to “Old Ironsides”, the world’s oldest commissioned naval ship afloat; Boston Common, America’s oldest public park; the Freedom Trail and the pre-Revolutionary Old State House.

The “Late-Risers” tours will be available on select Crystal itineraries throughout the world, which range from 5-108 nights 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.

For more information on the “Late Risers” tours or specific voyages with Crystal Cruises please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.