From sightseeing to flightseeing, our Crystal Adventures allow you to experience each destination exactly as you wish. From the sublime to the adventurous, our curated collection of excursions provides you with enriching insight and privileged access.
Explore the world on a Crystal Adventure® and prepare to write a new story. A story of adventure trekking rainforests in Costa Rica or kayaking in Croatia. A story of culture eating the best pad thai in Bangkok or making pasta a la mano in a private Tuscan home. A story of simple pleasures, like tossing a coin in Rome’s Trevi Fountain or sipping cappuccinos at a Copenhagen café.
Our collection of more than 2,000 Crystal Adventures is unrivalled in its content, selection and creativity:
- Private Services (new for 2013!) – have your own private car and English-speaking guide waiting for you upon arrival in port, and decide what you want to do the day of; ideal for parties of 2 to 8, available for half- and full-day excursions; these can be booked via PCPC
- Crystal Private Adventures® – for guests wishing to follow the same tour itinerary as select Crystal Adventures with more exclusivity and privacy or for those seeking a very personalized experience, we will customize your time ashore to your exact wishes – complete with advanced confirmation of itineraries, admissions, meals, transportation, etc. (pre-reservation required).
- “You Care. We Care.” Crystal Voluntourism Adventures – offered complimentary on every voyage, allowing you to invest in the future wellbeing of the places we visit
- Signature Collection – unique programs, offered in select ports, and available to a limited number of participants
- Crystal Boutique Adventures (new for 2013!) – customized and available only to Crystal guests (not offered by any other cruise line or tour operator)
Pre-Reserving Crystal Adventures Shore Excursions
To ease any concerns you may have about excursion availability, you may pre-reserve your Crystal Adventures online through Crystal's Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC).
Please note: you must complete your Priority Check-in and be paid in full for your cruise in order to make pre-reservations.
To log into PCPC, enter your first and last name and booking number, then select Crystal Adventures to make your pre-reservations. If you need to make modifications to your pre-reserved shore excursions, you may log into the Priority Check-in site up until 7 days prior to your sailing date. You may also pre-reserve shore excursions on board, based on availability.
How to View Crystal Adventures Online
Crystal Adventures are available online approximately 180 days (6 months) prior to the voyage departure date. Use our online Shore Excursion Finder to explore the dozens of excursions offered in each port of call on a specific itinerary. This easy-to-use interactive tool classifies our Crystal Adventures by type (eg. culinary, historical, wildlife, etc.), and activity level (soft, moderate, high and extreme adventure). You may also access the Crystal Adventures from the dedicated itinerary page for each voyage by clicking on the Crystal Adventures Shore Excursion tab.
To access a specific voyage itinerary page, search the four-digit voyage number (example: 3226) in the “search site” box in the upper right hand corner of the Crystal website. If you are unsure of the voyage number, or would like to browse for a voyage that suits your interests, you may also use our Voyage Finder.
For guests wishing to design their private tour the day of arrival in port, we offer half-day or full-day private vehicle and English-speaking guide services (admissions and meals not included), where available. This is an ideal option for guests wanting the flexibility to create their day’s itinerary on the same day they arrive. Shore excursions with Private Services options will be listed on Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC) as:
- Private Half-day Car & English-speaking Guide (parties up to 2 guests)
- Private Full-day Car & English-speaking Guide (parties up to 2 guests)
- Private Half-day Car & English-speaking Guide (parties up to 8 guests)
- Private Full-day Car & English-speaking Guide (parties up to 8 guests)
Crystal Private Adventures®
If you seek a more customized shore-side experience, the Crystal Excursion Team is happy to create private shore excursions, known as Crystal Private Adventures®. To request Crystal Private Adventures before you embark, please download and print our Crystal Private Adventure Request Form. Complete all required information and fax the form to 310-286-2412 at least 14 business days prior to the voyage departure date.
If you wish to request Crystal Private Adventures on board, please allow the onboard shore excursion staff at least 48 hours’ notice prior to arrival in the port. All Crystal Private Adventures are subject to availability. For additional terms and conditions, refer to the second page of the Crystal Private Adventures Request Form.
“You Care. We Care.” Crystal Voluntourism Adventures
As one of the first luxury lines to fully embrace the notion of combining meaningful and educational tourism with adventure travel, we are very pleased to offer a complimentary “You Care. We Care.” Crystal Voluntourism Adventure on every itinerary (where possible). The “You Care.” element offers guests the opportunity to make a difference in the places we visit at a very local level, while the “We Care.” portion represents Crystal’s own investment in preserving precious historical sites around the world.
These adventures focus on hands-on volunteer efforts with no obligation of financial donations. With the goal of improving destinations for future generations, Crystal Voluntourism Adventures allow guests to directly contribute to a need or cause specific to the community we are visiting.
On various cruises, we are delighted to offer a selection of unique programs specially crafted for our most discerning guests. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to enjoy these programs of history, adventure and intrigue.
You will find the Signature Collection logo attached to select excursions, to assist you in easily locating these programs.
Crystal Boutique Adventures
||Created for and offered exclusively to Crystal guests, these boutique excursions are available to an extremely limited number of participants. Intimate and enriching, they allow you to explore a particular topic of interest or destination in depth, with the guidance of a local expert, usually in a private setting. These adventures have a tour code ending in “B” (eg. FUN-NB) to assist you in easily locating these programs. Examples include: private visit and luncheon at a family-run winery in Funchal; a private viewing of the Contini Bonacossi Collection at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence; private cooking lesson and village stroll with a Michelin-starred chef in Taormina.
For additional questions regarding Crystal Adventures shore excursions, Private Options or Crystal Private Adventures, call 1-866-446-6625. Written inquiries may be submitted by fax to 310-286-2412 or by email to email@example.com.
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