Crystal Cruises is expanding its 2014 Experiences of Discovery theme cruise program with six new themes. In all, 23 Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity voyages will have theme-focused enrichment, with hands-on activities, performances, educational presentations and instruction on board, as well as optional Crystal Adventures ashore (where available).
New 2014 themes include:
Extreme Thrill Seekers: Crystal’s version of the Discovery Channel, with expert shark divers, underwater photographers, deep-sea treasure hunters and more. (March 10, Singapore to Cape Town)
Explorations in Elegance: Esteemed auction house experts share their insights on rare jewels, renowned wines and international real estate. (April 18, London to Rome)
Gladiators & Empires: A look into the Roman Empire and its influences on art, religion, law, war, social structure, science and architecture, = explored via Italy’s = ruins and = museums ashore. (May 18, Venice to Barcelona)
Up Close & Magical: An expansion of Crystal’s entertainment program, Magic Castle at Sea, with multiple masters from Hollywood’s exclusive members-only club, The Magic Castle, sharing their illusionary talents with more classes and shows. (Dec. 11, round-trip Miami)
Maritime: Past, Present & Future: A Trans-Pacific sailing presents an opportunity to delve into the stories of maritime history; from luxury liners to battleships, experts and historians offer perspectives. (Oct. 28, San Diego to Auckland)
Wine & Food: Microbrews: Crystal’s culinary theme embraces the growing popularity of microbreweries, with experts, tasting and cuisine pairing. (November 5, NY to Miami)
Returning themes include Mind, Body, & Spirit; Film & Theatre; Jazz; Ballroom at Sea (formerly named “Big Band & Ballroom Dance”); Wine & Food; Golf (Wine & Food and Golf also join together during September 5’s Britain to New England sailing); Ocean Views (world affairs expert panel discussion); Emerging Artists (young performers from the Music Center of Los Angeles’ Spotlight Awards); President’s Cruise (hosted by Crystal President Gregg Michel); Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute (enhanced enrichment curriculum on World Cruise segments); and Crystal Society (gathering past Crystal cruisers).
Until June 28, all-inclusive “Book Now” fares for 2014 theme cruises start at $1,995/person, with additional savings available for groups of six or more.
For more information, visit www.crystalcruises.com.