Fall Voyage Salutes U.S. History with Visits to Iconic Sites

The White House, Gettysburg Battlefield and site of the
Declaration of Independence all on the roster of patriotic experiences

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the 2016 Presidential Election wages on, Crystal
presents several enlightening opportunities for inquisitive
travelers to immerse themselves in the history of the United States and
its patriotic milestones. Aboard Crystal Serenity’s 14-day
journey from New York to Ft. Lauderdale
(departing October 25), more
than a dozen of the most significant sites in the American history books
are showcased during comprehensive and informative Crystal Adventures.
During calls to New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South
Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia, guests can explore modern centers of
legislature with visits to the U.S. Capitol and White House, as well as
those of yesteryear, including Charleston’s Old Exchange, where George
Washington greeted citizens and where the Declaration of Independence
was first read.

The luxury ship will spend the latter week of the voyage exploring
Caribbean locales in Aruba, Willemstad, Dominican Republic and Grand
Turk before returning stateside on November 8, just in time for Election

“This year is a particularly intriguing time to visit the sites of some
of the most pivotal points in our nation’s history,” says Crystal’s CEO
and president, Edie Rodriguez. “With convenient domestic air travel for
our North American guests, this voyage offers a wonderful glimpse into
the beautiful locales that make America great.”

Visiting military training grounds and war memorials and walking in the
footsteps of the American presidents – through the Revolutionary-era
buildings that George Washington visited and the Capitol Building
hallways – guests will gain profound perspective on the people and
places that shaped the country’s history. American heritage excursions

Wartime points of prominence

  • Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, where the War of 1812 saw a 25-hour
    battle with the British, from which the American flag emerged and
    inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the “The Star-Spangled Banner”;
  • The battlefield at Gettysburg, where soldiers fought the
    largest battle in history on U.S. soil and considered the turning
    point of the Civil War; and
  • Charleston’s Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley, which
    waged battle with the Union side at sea before sinking, only to be
    recovered in 2000.


  • Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of soldiers from
    the Civil War to present rest, as well as presidents, the crew of the
    Space Shuttle Challenger and other notable Americans; and
  • The National Mall, where World War II and the Korean and
    Vietnam War memorials are housed.

Iconic Symbols

  • The Citadel, South Carolina’s famed military academy and alma
    mater of some of the country’s bravest heroes; and
  • The Capitol Building in Washington D.C., plus stops at the
    White House, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and Washington Monument.

On board, USA Today editor Owen Ullman will present dynamic
interactive lectures, enlightening guests on his more than three decades
as a correspondent covering the White House, foreign affairs, economics
and political campaigns. Having interviewed five U.S. presidents,
numerous foreign leaders and other major political and economic decision
makers, Ullman has been one of the most influential journalists of this

Through August 31, all-inclusive “Book Now” cruise fares for the Colonial
Charms & Idyllic Isles
cruise start at $4,125 per person. The
voyage is a Crystal Society-themed voyage, offering added savings, perks
and celebrations for Crystal’s repeat guests. For more information and
Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888.799.2437, or
visit www.crystalcruises.com.

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significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and
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launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises
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Capitol Building

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Crystal Cruises
Paul M. Garcia
Director, Global Public
Molly Morgan
Publicist, Public Relations