Cruise Buzz: Crystal's Extended Land Program in Berlin

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For 2016, Crystal Cruises has announced it will be offering a new Extended Land Program in Berlin on two Crystal Symphony voyages: the June 22 sailing from Stockholm to Berlin and the July 2 cruise from Hamburg to Amsterdam. Available both pre- and post-cruise, the program showcases both the city's historic sites and its modern cultural and culinary attractions. 

From Berlin’s most prestigious boulevard of today – “Unter den Linden” – to the Berlin Wall Documentation Center at Bernauer Strasse, guests will enjoy a unique perspective on the city. Glimpses of the country’s chapter of National Socialism and “Hitler’s Berlin” will take travelers back decades to some of the darker, but pivotal points in Berlin’s – and the world’s – history, while performances by local swing dancers and independent exploration through the city streets’ will highlight the vibrant attitude of today’s Berlin.

During the three-night excursion, guests will enjoy accommodations at the Regent Berlin, and dine at some of the city’s most celebrated spots. The June 22 voyage overnights in Stockholm before departing for Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight); Gdansk, Poland; Copenhagen, Denmark (overnight); and Berlin. Beginning with the three-night program in Berlin, the July 2 cruise then sails from Hamburg to Kristiansand, Norway; Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland (overnight); Newcastle upon Tyne, England; and concludes with an overnight in Amsterdam.

All-inclusive cruise fares for the voyages start at $6,325 and $3,965, respectively, when booked by December 30.