Vacationers no longer need to choose between catching up on much needed sleep and participating in a cruise ship’s shoreside excursion opportunities. This fall, Crystal Cruises will debut new Crystal Adventures planned especially for late-risers, offering the same experiences but beginning later in the day.
The line’s excursions typically depart the ship within 30 to 60 minutes of docking or tendering–as early as 8:00 AM—the new “Late-Risers Adventures” will begin closer to 11 AM or noon, depending on the itinerary. The start times are designed to complement the line’s Late-Risers Breakfasts, served from 10 to 11:30 AM on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.
“There are so many distinctly different types of travelers, each with their own idea of the perfect vacation. For many, this involves plenty of rest and relaxation,” says Crystal President Edie Rodriguez, in a release. “The ‘Late-Risers Adventures’ allow guests who prefer more sleep in the morning, are perhaps still adjusting to a time change, or simply like to enjoy a long, leisurely breakfast, to keep their preferred schedule without missing out on any of the insightful, expertly crafted Crystal Adventures in a select destination.”
The new, later excursions will be offered beginning with Crystal Serenity’s September 19 Boston-Québec sailing, and on Crystal Symphony’s September 27 Hamburg-Lisbon sailing. The “Late-Risers” tours will be available on select Crystal itineraries throughout the world, which range from five to 108 days 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 annual World Cruise.