Crystal Cruises Offers Six New Theme Cruises for 2014

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.

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