Crystal Unveils Range of Theme Cruises for 2012

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 22 September 2011

Addressing the desires of niche-interest travelers, Crystal Cruises has unveiled 25 Experiences of Discovery cruises for 2012.

Twelve different themes on more than one-third of next years voyages are planned for various global locales. The full list of theme voyages includes:

 Ocean Views: New this year, 2012s program expands to not only again include World Cruise segments, but also Trans-Atlantics. During the sailings, expert thinkers from various fields (ambassadors, professors, military leaders, foreign correspondents, etc.) meet for several panel discussions debating current events and/or global issues.

 Big Band & Ballroom Dance: Crystal is doubling its number of Big Band and Ballroom Dancing cruises, so guests can dance and swing across the Atlantic on both ships in 2012.

 Emerging Artists: A huge sensation during Crystals 2011 Alaska season, Europe-bound guests next summer will now be the first to discover new, rising talent, fresh from Los Angeles Music Centers Spotlight program.

 Wine & Food Festival: Expert chefs, wine authorities, mixologists, and other culinary pros unite to create special meals, cocktails, and presentations related to the region.

 Film & Theater: Stars and industry experts bring Hollywood and Broadway to life while sailing from LA to New York.

 Golf: Play on some of Europes most prestigious championship courses.

 Jazz: Dozens of jazz artists will perform, with insider extras.

 NFL Legends: Motivational talks by football greats.

 Floral Design: Expert-led how-to classes.

 Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute: An expanded curriculum of music, language, computer, fitness, and other enrichment classes.

 Presidents Cruise: Crystal President Gregg Michel hosts a voyage packed with special guests, events, and receptions.

 Crystal Society: A celebratory gathering of veteran Crystal cruisers.

Many travelers love spending their vacation indulging in a special interest or meeting others with similar passions, said Bret Bullock, Vice President of Entertainment. On Crystals Experiences of Discovery cruises, sophisticated explorers can expand their knowledge and connect in a luxury environment.

Limited-time fares offer Two-for-One prices starting at US$2,760/person (double occupancy), including free airport/ship transfers and round-trip air from 24 North American hubs (or substantial air credit). All InclusiveAs You Wish shipboard credit of US$1,000-US$2,000/couple is included on select sailings in the first quarter of 2012.

Beginning in the spring, Crystal Cruises sailings will include complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges, and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff.

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