Sci-Tech Cruise: Crystal Sails with Astronauts, Medical Experts

Got clients who are, perhaps, a tad geek chic? You may want to educate them about an "Experiences of Discovery" voyage by Crystal Cruises that will focus on science and technology, from space travel to the latest in medical technology, while cruising the Mexican Riviera.

The roster of experts for Crystal Symphony's seven-day "Riviera Discovery" include:

*    Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson— An 18-year NASA astronaut and veteran Navy fighter pilot, who has commanded four of his five space missions and attended the Navy Fighter Weapons School known as "Top Gun."
*    Rhea Seddon— One of the first six women to enter NASA's astronaut program, she was a Mission Specialist on the first shuttle flight dedicated entirely to life sciences and oversaw all science activities on Spacelab Life Sciences 2
*    Christopher M. CoburnCleveland Clinic's chief of technology commercialization and executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations since its inception.

These sci-tech concierges will be available for one-on-one instruction in the latest gadgets and favorite travel devices.

Sailing round-trip from Los Angeles, the voyage visits Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Per person, promotional two-for-one cruise fares start at $2,165, double occupancy, and include $500 per person 'All Inclusive - As You Wish' shipboard credits. Guests booking a deluxe stateroom with verandah by July 31 will save an additional $500 per person.