Voluntourism with Crystal

Voluntourism with Crystal

Crystal Cruises has joined the wave of voluntourism, a growing trend among travelers to take action to donate some vacation time to assist people in need and give back to the region they’re visiting.

Crystal’s “You Care, We Care” program invites guests to join crew members in hands-on shore excursions that double as community service. These programs are free of charge and benefit dozens of non-profits around the globe, such as a burn rehab center in Peru, a zoological garden in Germany, and an orphanage in Fiji. The program began in January 2011 and will continue on all cruises in 2012.
Opportunities include assisting with poverty relief, education, workplace training, cultural preservation, environmental conservation, animal welfare, building/repainting homes, renovating local schools and community centers, helping improve communities’ living conditions, and general donation of love and a helping hand.
Way to go, Crystal Cruises!