Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises announces four new privileged opportunities for guests to experience the fast cars and glamorous events of next spring¡¯s legendary Monaco Grand Prix. Three options offer different, intimate ways to watch the world¡¯s most prestigious automobile race: from either the uber-exclusive driver/team-prep paddock area, a chic private verandah/residence above the renowned Casino, or the best of the fan grandstands near the start/finish line, overlooking the stunning port. A fourth new excursion brings guests to the official Formula One VIP party celebrating the race¡¯s end, where guests can dance ¡®till dawn. The four Crystal Adventures were created exclusively for Crystal Serenity¡¯s May 18-30 Esprit du Grand Prix-themed Mediterranean cruise. The itinerary features two days positioned in Monte Carlo, from Sunday, May 26, the race¡¯s last day, through May 27.
In addition to premiere locales from which guests can watch the race, the viewing Adventures include gourmet/catered meals and knowledgeable hosts to enlighten guests on the events and escort them to-and-from locales, with premium champagne, open bar, and indoor-outdoor comfort also offered for the two more private options. The most exclusive ¡°Team Paddock¡± viewing choice also brings guests shoulder-to-shoulder with Team Ferrari or Team Pirelli, to the pit lanes for driver-eavesdropping, behind-the-scenes to the garage and to a private stand and hospitality area to watch the Driver Parade.
After the cars finish winding through Monte Carlo¡¯s streets, many drivers and audience elite head to the posh Amber Lounge for the F1 party¡ªand Crystal guests can, too, via the fourth Prix Adventure, which offers a VIP table, unlimited Dom Perignon, exquisite three-course dinner, free-flowing cocktails, dancing, and a private vehicle to take you ¡°home¡± whenever you choose.
Prices for the four May 26 outings range from US$829 to US$14,199 per person.
The 12-day Crystal voyage gives a wide sampling of the Mediterranean¡¯s most popular destinations, including Mykonos, Santorini, Sorrento, Corsica, and Florence, in addition to overnights in Istanbul and Barcelona at the voyage¡¯s start and end. Until October 31, all-inclusive ¡°Book Now¡± fares start at US$4,690 per person, double occupancy.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Grand Prix pit lane access among Crystal's new
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