The European trial of Crystal Cruises’ All Inclusive – As You Wish program proved so popular that the luxury line has extended the concept – shipboard credits good for just about any expenditure while on vacation with Crystal – to nearly all its cruises this year and most of next year.
Through As You Wish, couples receive a $2,000 credit for sailings of 12 days or longer or a credit of $1,000 for shorter trips. The credits can be used for just about anything Crystal offers including shore excursions, spa treatments, cocktails, gratuities or shipboard photography. The only exceptions would be cruise deposits, air fare or casino gaming.
The program was initially offered in February on Crystal’s European itineraries, and the response was positive to the point that Crystal decided it should be extended to all destinations. For 2009, besides Europe, All Inclusive – As You Wish spending credits have been added to most cruises in New England/Canada, Panama Canal and South America, and also apply to virtually all 2010 itineraries.