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Crystal Cruises presents memory-raising patriotic journies along the eastcoast

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Passengers on board Crystal Cruises November 5, 2014 east coast voyage will have opportunities to pay respects and re-visit hisory with in-depth looks at American landmarks and treasures.

The Crystal Serenity cruise, which sails from New York to Miami, features visits to military training grounds and war memorials with excursions that step back in time through Colonial Williamsburg, as period-costumed hosts lead guests through the 18th century homes and Merchants Square, plus reenactments of authentic colonial life (from Norfolk, Virginia).

  • Retraces George Washington’s visit to Charleston, including the Heyward Washington House where he stayed and the Old Exchange, where he greeted citizens and where the Declaration of Independence was first read by South Carolina Governor (from Charleston, South Carolina);
  • Remembers 9/11 Memorial with a personally guided by a survivor, rescue worker, volunteer or other veteran of the 2001 attacks highlights the survival tree that was pulled from the rubble and cascading 30-foot waterfalls where the Twin Towers stood (from New York City);
  • Honors the dead with a visit to 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 (from Baltimore, Maryland); and more. On board to enlighten passengers is the renowned author and presidential journalist Ken Walsh who will share insights and tales from his many years spent as chief White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, having reported on five administrations and every presidential campaign since 1984.

The November 5 “Colonial Collection” cruise calls in Baltimore, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk; Curaçao/Willemstad; and Oranjestad, Aruba, before disembarking in Miami. Until August 29, “Book Now” cruise fares start at $4,710 per person, with special perks and fares available for solo travelers and large groups and families traveling tighter, plus free third berth for kids under 17.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.

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