Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Crystal Cruises celebrates 25th anniversary milestone with parties and special guests




Crystal Cruises announces a celebratory twist for its Experiences of Discovery theme cruises for 2015, when the line will mark its 25th anniversary of cruising. During six designated sailings – in addition to more than a dozen themed cruises focused on culinary, musical, theatrical, political and athletic pursuits – Crystal guests will be treated to commemorative parties and receptions, where they will rub shoulders with Crystal’s top brass. 

Of these, four voyages will be Crystal’s first-ever “Captain’s Cruises”, where former captains will rejoin Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity to regale travellers with their memories. The four cruises, and hosts, include:


  • 11 April, Asia (Hong Kong to Tokyo) with Captain Reidulf Maalen, the captain of Crystal’s first ship, Crystal Harmony, when the company began sailing in 1990
  • 4 May, Southern Trans-Atlantic (Miami to Lisbon) with Captain Glenn Edvardsen, a 21-year Crystal veteran and the youngest Crystal captain when he joined the line in 1999.
  • 12 June, Northern Trans-Atlantic (New York to Dover) with Captain Helge Brudvik, captain of Crystal Symphony in its inaugural year, retired from Crystal since 2000.
  • 19  December, Caribbean/Brazilian Holiday (San Juan to Rio de Janeiro) with Captain John ├śkland, who retired in 2012 after 15 years with Crystal.



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