Monday, 11 August 2014

Crystal Cruises boutique East Coast adventures

A private tête-à-tête with Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Sharks and champagne. Giant and princess scallops. Smelling the roses at Charleston’s most famous private garden. Such unique experiences are among six Boutique Adventures Crystal Cruises is offering on Crystal Serenity East Coast / New England cruises from September to November 2014

New York City

·         A Private Tour of an empty MoMA – While the Museum of Modern Art is closed to the public, a local art historian will take the small group on a private tour, followed by independent exploration, through an unparalleled collection of masterpieces by such greats as Van Gogh, Rousseau, Chagall, Dalí and Warhol.

·         Skybox at Daniel: Manhattan’s Most Exclusive Chef’s Table – Crystal has reserved seats for just four culinary connoisseurs to not only dine at Chef Daniel Boulud’s three Michelin-Starred DANIEL, but indulge in an eight-course tasting menu at the chef’s table - a glass-enclosed Skybox suspended above the main dining room and open kitchen.


·         Behind the Scenes at the New England Aquarium – An expert museum educator will walk guests through how the aquarium is run behind-the-scenes, from feeding to nursing sick fish, with opportunities to pet sharks and stingrays then sip champagne at “America’s Oldest Restaurant.”

·         The Flavours of Boston’s North End A local Italian foodie expert will guide travellers’ stomachs through Boston’s Little Italy with a “cuisine crawl” of authentic neighbourhood markets and a climatic final meal at award-winning local favourite, Antico Forno restaurant.

Magdalen Islands

·         Cooking Lesson with Locavore Chef Johanne Vigneault – Îles de la Madeleine’s most renowned regional gourmet chef and restaurateur will teach participants secrets only the locals know for preparing the islands’ delectable giant and princess scallops in a comprehensive gastronomic experience that travels from epicurean marketplace to hands-on kitchen to tasty table.

·         “Mrs Whaley and Her Charleston Garden” – Step inside the incredibly-manicured backdrop of this renowned book with a private garden tour personally led by Mrs Whaley’s daughter.

Five, seven- and 10-night cruises sail from Boston, New York City and Québec City on 19th and 29th September and 6th, 16th and 26th October, calling in Baie-Comeau, Magdalen Islands, Sept-Ĩles and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saint-Pierre & Miquelon, France; Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island. A sixth East Coast cruise sails from New York to Miami for fourteen nights starting 5th November visiting Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, Turks & Caicos, Caraçao and Aruba.  Until 29th August, “Book Now” fly/cruise fares start at £3,236 per person.
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