Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crystal Cruises Offers Enrichment Cruises

October 7, 2009 –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, a destination program will augment voyages throughout the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Panama Canal and beyond.

A new Science & Technology focus joins Crystal classic favorites including Crystal’s Wine & Food Festival (set for seven cruises, with two back-to-back options); Mind, Body & Spirit; Jazz; Golf; Film & Theater Festival; Big Band; Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute; and Holiday cruises. Additionally, Crystal’s annual President’s Cruise adds special programming and events in celebration of the line’s 20th anniversary of luxury cruising.
“The 2010 Experiences of Discovery offer guests more in-depth exploration of an array of topics that suit most any interest,” said Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing.

In focus for 2010 are:
*NEW* Science & Technology – Guest expert lecturers focus on the world’s latest scientific developments on a winter Caribbean itinerary.
* December 11, Caribbean

Emerging Artists – Tomorrow’s stars shine today through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with The Music Center Los Angeles, showcasing some of the brightest talent from the Center’s Spotlight Awards on two European cruises.
* June 21, Baltic/Northern Europe
* September 29, Mediterranean

Wine & Food Festival – World-renowned chefs and wine experts share their techniques and specialties on several Australia/New Zealand, the Mediterranean and Mexican Riviera voyages.
* March 30, Australia/New Zealand
* April 29, Mediterranean
* May 25, Mediterranean
* September 5, Mediterranean
* September 17, Mediterranean
* November 22, Canary Islands
* December 12, Mexican Riviera/Sea of Cortez

Mind, Body & Spirit – Wellness experts focus on yogthanksa, Tai Chi, Pilates and general fitness on itineraries through Asia/Indian Ocean, Mexican Riviera and an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
* April 26, Indian Ocean/Southeast Asia
* September 5, Transatlantic
* December 5, Crystal Symphony

Golf – PGA pros offer onboard and shoreside tips on improving guests’ games, and play at some of the world’s most exclusive courses in New England/Canada.
* October 22, Crystal Symphony

Fashion & Style – Personal style consultations with professional designers and stylists, fashion shows, films and lectures highlight European fashion.
* June 6, Mediterranean
* Sep 29, Mediterranean

Film & Theater Festival – Guest film experts salute film and theater with lectures and onboard entertainment on a Pacific Ocean crossing.
* February 28, Transpacific

Jazz – Live performances and discussions about musical legends jazz up South America and Mexican Riviera itineraries.
* January 8, South America
* November 28, Mexican Riviera

Big Band – Live daily Big Band performances, guest music lecturers, and additional Ambassador Hosts serve as dance partners on an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
* December 1, Transatlantic

Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute – Crystal’s Creative Learning Institute offers expanded music, language and arts curriculum throughout the 2010 World Cruise.
* January 10, (108-day Full World Cruise),

President’s Cruise – Crystal’s President Gregg Michel hosts Special Crystal 20th Anniversary receptions and events on board and ashore on a journey through the Red Sea.
* May 12, Red Sea

Holiday – Lavish feasts, events and décor create a festive atmosphere for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in the Mexican Riviera, Canary and Hawaiian Islands and the Caribbean.
* November 21, Mexican Riviera
* November 22, Canary Islands (also Wine & Food)
* December 21, Caribbean
* December 22, Hawaiian Islands

Experiences of Discovery programs complement Crystal’s exclusive ongoing Creative Learning Institute, which presents language classes through Berlitz, keyboard instruction through Yamaha, and an array of stimulating guest lecturers offered through the Crystal Visions Lecture Program.


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