Symphony in tune with Wimbledon

//Symphony in tune with Wimbledon

Sometimes, a cruise just isn’t enough. Ten days or so of living in the lap of luxury, food and drink constantly available; travelling from one spectacular sight to another without ever having to unpack and re-pack, and still you want more.
Cruise and stay holidays take care of that, and there are many opportunities to combine a week on a ship with a week in a hotel, in Florida or Majorca for example. And land tours are a popular add-on to Alaskan cruises.
I’ve found a package that knocks that sort of deal right out of court.
It’s an 11-day voyage on the super-luxury six-star Crystal Symphony, leaving Dover on June 19 and sailing to Oslo, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Prices start at an eye-watering £2,629 per person.
But that’s not the half of it.
Aiming squarely at those of our American cousins who have so far dodged the credit crunch, or perhaps the wealthy Russians who have not yet blown their fortunes on football clubs or newspapers, Crystal are offering a special tennis package to tag onto the cruise.
Six nights at the Savoy Hotel, London, tickets for the men’s and women’s finals and semi-finals at Wimbledon, and a chauffeur-driven limo each day from hotel to the All England Club, can be yours for $25,299 per person (about £18,750) including business class flights from Stockholm to London.
Incidentally, the ship has its own tennis court, and every one of its 480 cabins has a balcony or a window.
Mrs Greybeard is a tennis fan – I wonder if she would treat me?
Oops! New balls, please.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:49+00:00 27 January 2009|Cruise News|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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