Crystal Cruises has announced it is doubling its enrichment programming onboard Crystal Serenity this winter, with two themes set for two consecutive voyages for the first time. Enrichment cruises onboard the ship will explore some of the line’s most popular themes: Jazz; Wine & Food Festival – Microbrews; Mind, Body & Spirit; and Golf.
The 14-day warm-weather itineraries – both beginning with overnight stays in New Orleans – this November and December, include:
November 22, Roundtrip New Orleans
Calling in Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Barts, French West Indies; St. Kitts, West Indies; and Key West, Florida, the cruise takes advantage of the vibrant region’s flair for celebrations.
Jazz – Presented by Jazzdagen Tours, nearly a dozen musicians will take to the stages in the ship’s lounges and nightclubs, with multiple shows daily.
Microbrews – A special presentation of the popular Wine & Food Festival will concentrate on the art of craft beers and microbrews. Stephen Beaumont, columnist and one of the world’s top beer authorities, will lead tasting sessions, highlighting the nuances of production, flavor and various styles of brews.
December 6, New Orleans to Miami
Calling in Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Curaçao/Willemstad; Martinique/Fort-de-France and St. Barts, French West Indies; Guadeloupe/Pinte-a-Pitre, West Indies; and Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, the itinerary will focus on on health and wellness.
Mind, Body & Spirit – Author and wellness expert Dr. Barbara Udell will share her insights into aging healthfully, stress management and general wellness during interactive presentations. Guests can take advantage of the ship’s fitness resources between the lectures, including the 360-degree Promenade Deck, Walk on Water weighted Walkvests, and Fitness Center offering group classes and personal training from Crystal Fitness Directors.
Golf – PGA pro John Clark will host group classes in technique and adjustments to improve the games of novice and experienced golfers alike. Individual instruction is also available.
Through June 30, “Book Now” value fares for the Experiences of Discovery cruises start at $4,925 and $3,800 per person, respectively.