Crystal Cruises to offer Belfast and Berlin excursions

Crystal Cruises, a Japan-owned cruise ship company with its headquarters in Los Angeles, USA, is to offer two new excursions this summer on its Northern European itinerary.

The company is adding outings to Belfast and Berlin to the portfolio of ‘Boutique Adventures’ that it has on offer. The tours are claimed to be unique to Crystal and to include access to exclusive venues in the two cities. The excursions will comprise a maximum of 15 guests and will take place during 5 voyages on the company’s ship, Crystal Serenity, between June and August this year.

The Belfast excursion will include a behind the scenes look at Northern Ireland’s seat of power, Stormont Castle. The visit will be followed by lunch with members of Northern Ireland’s assembly at a 19th century manor and working farm. It is on offer to guests aboard the August 26, 7-day Dublin to London British Isles cruise.

The Berlin excursion will be of particular interest to film buffs. It will take them from the port of Warnemunde to Berlin, accompanied by a local film expert who will point out locations in the city that have been used for films including The Bourne Supremacy and Run, Lola Run. Guests will then be taken to the Red Room inside Berlin’s members-only Soho House, for a champagne party and a private screening of One, Two, Three, a Billy Wilder film. The excursion is available on 10-day Baltic sailings from Copenhagen to Stockholm, on departure dates June 15 and 25, and July 20 and 30.

All inclusive cruise rates commence from $4,145, and excursion prices vary.