LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of America and Canada's birthdays, Crystal is skyrocketing toward a bright and colorful fall with a burst of Crystal Adventures featuring the neighboring countries' early histories and architecture. Patriotic shore excursions span four 10- or 11-day Crystal Symphony sailings between NYC and Montreal in September/October, and include a dozen new historical sparklers.
"These areas — Manhattan, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, St. John, Halifax, Quebec City, and Montreal — are where modern-day North America was founded," says John Stoll, vice president land and port operations. "Our luxury access offers travelers a comprehensive, comfortable, and easy insider's look at the intimate places these nations were built upon."
Adventures, which can be enjoyed as group or "Private Adventure Options," include:
- Plymouth Rock — 1627 pilgrim village life, plus the Mayflower.
- American Revolution Revisited — Boston, Lexington, and Concord, where America's independence began (and authors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau lived).
- Marblehead and Salem — Federal architecture, Yankee Doodle painting, and the Salem witch trials.
- Brooklyn Bridge — Construction tales of this 19th-century engineering marvel animate a 1.5 mile bridge walk.
- Victorian Era Stroll — Costumed guides, period "cottages," and accounts of extravagant parties from yesteryear.
- Colonial Historic District — This formerly rundown neighborhood of 18th-century/Georgian houses became a model of historic preservation.
- Gilded Era Mansions — Homes of 19th-century's wealthiest Americans, including the Astors' Beechwood and Vanderbilts' Marble House and Breakers, with period family and staff lookalikes.
- Geopark by Foot — Some of Canada's most architecturally important streetscapes, much built from ancient stone.
- Afternoon Tea at the Citadel — Victorian tea at the former seat of British control over North America.
- Lighthouse and Lobsters — Lobster lunch and drive through the "Lighthouse Route" (150 lighthouses).
Montreal and Quebec
- Foot, Coach, or Horse-drawn Carriage Tours — Highlights include neo-Gothic structures and historically-preserved neighborhoods.
Two-for-One fares begin at US$3,940/person, including US$500 "As You Wish" shipboard credit, free air from 24 North American cities (or air credit), and possible additional savings for family/friends.
Crystal's passion for creating exclusive, eye-opening, luxury shore-side experiences are cornerstones of its Crystal Adventures program, earning the line top ratings for two decades.
For more information/Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent. Call 888-799-4625. Visit www.crystalcruises.com.
CONTACT: Mimi Weisband or Susan Wichmann 310-203-4305, [email protected].
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SOURCE Crystal Cruises