Monday, 12 October 2009

Crystal's 'Experiences of Discovery'

Crystal Cruises announces an inspired collection of 2010 Experiences of Discovery theme cruises designed to enrich more than two dozen Crystal cruises with a special-interest focus. Special classes, events and, in most cases, shoreside options will augment voyages throughout the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and beyond.

A new Science & Technology theme joins classic favourites such as Crystal ’s Wine & Food Festival (set for seven cruises, with two back-to-back options), Mind, Body & Spirit, Jazz, Golf, Film & Theatre Festival and Big Band. Additionally, Crystal ’s annual President’s Cruise adds special programming and events in celebration of the line’s 20th anniversary of luxury cruising.

The Experiences of Discovery theme cruises available in 2010 are:

· *NEW* Science & Technology – Guest expert lecturers focus on the world’s latest scientific developments on a winter Caribbean itinerary.

· Emerging Artists – Tomorrow’s stars shine today through Crystal ’s exclusive partnership with The Music Centre Los Angeles, showcasing the brightest talent on two European cruises.

· Wine & Food Festival – World-renowned culinary experts share techniques and specialties on Australia/New Zealand, Mediterranean and Mexican Riviera voyages.

· Mind, Body & Spirit – Wellness experts focus on yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and general fitness on Asia/Indian Ocean, Mexican Riviera and Transatlantic voyages.

· Golf – PGA pros offer onboard and shoreside tips and play at exclusive courses in New England/Canada.

· Fashion & Style – Personal style consultations with designers and stylists, fashion shows, films and lectures showcase European fashion.

· Film & Theatre Festival – Guest film experts salute film and theatre on a Pacific Ocean crossing.

· Jazz – Live performances and discussions about musical legends jazz up South America and Mexican Riviera itineraries.

· Big Band – Swing to live daily performances, music lecturers, and extra dance hosts on an Atlantic Ocean crossing.

· President’s Cruise – Crystal ’s President Gregg Michel hosts Special Crystal 20th Anniversary events on board and ashore on a Red Sea journey.

Experiences of Discovery programmes complement Crystal ’s exclusive ongoing Creative Learning Institute, which presents language classes through Berlitz, keyboard instruction through Yamaha, and stimulating guest lecturers from the Crystal Visions Lecture Programme.

2010 prices start from £2,365 per person based on a seven-night Mediterranean voyage from Athens to Rome departing 26th May. Price includes return scheduled flights, transfers, seven nights in a deluxe stateroom with picture window with all meals and soft drinks, port taxes and basic gratuities.