Crystal Teams Up With Leading Conservation Organization

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Crystal has announced a new partnership with ORCAa leading conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises. ORCA is placing wildlife experts on board Crystal Symphony to train Crystal’s bridge crew in the protocol for collecting scientific data about the animals’ behaviour as well as best conservation practices. While onboard for the training, ORCA’s Cruise Conservationists will also lead Crystal guests through Q&A sessions, wildlife “deck watches,” interactive data collection and guided excursions ashore.

“We are honoured to join ORCA in its admirable work to monitor and protect the animals and the oceans we sail. The passion of the expert Cruise Conservationists on their team is truly contagious and will certainly enlighten and inspire our guests,” said John Stoll, Crystal’s vice president of land programs and the “You Care, We Care” Crystal Voluntourism Adventures program. “Crystal guests are inquisitive travellers who want to experience the world, rather than just see it, and understanding the wildlife and environments of destinations is key to that purpose.”

ORCA’s experts are set to sail aboard two 2019 Crystal Symphony sailings through Alaska between Anchorage and Vancouver. During the voyages – sailing 20AUG and 27AUG – the ship will visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway (as well as Sitka on the 20AUG voyage), and will cruise through the Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier.

The Crystal Symphony voyages featuring ORCA wildlife experts are open for booking, with fares starting at $2,055 per person.



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