LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adrenaline junkies; shutterbugs; film, theater and jazz buffs; foodies; political opinionators; whole body lifestylists; amateur gardeners; lifelong learners; golfers; ballroom dancers; and other zealous hobbyists need only look to Crystal Cruises for luxury vacations that indulge their passions next year. Fourteen "Experiences of Discovery®" themes are being offered on 28 Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony voyages in 2013, expanding 2012's program with two new themes and more theme cruises overall. Travelers can explore their interests with complimentary, hands-on activities, rousing performances, educational presentations, and expert instruction on board, as well as optional Crystal Adventures ashore (where available).
New motifs include:
- Photography: Top international photographers shall lead presentations, hands-on workshops, and shooting expeditions along North America's East Coast.
- Esprit du Grand Prix: VIP Monte Carlo Grand Prix experiences ashore will be accompanied by presentations on Formula One racing, royal Monaco, or other related topics.
Returning themes include Big Band and Ballroom Dance; Film and Theater; Wine and Food; Golf; Jazz; Ocean Views (world affairs expert panel discussion); Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute (enhanced enrichment curriculum); Emerging Artists (young performers from LA Music Center's Spotlight); President's Cruise (hosted by Crystal President Gregg Michel); Crystal Society (gathering past Crystal cruisers); and Gardens and Floral Design, which expands its theme to include gardening design and technique classes, as well as visits to stunning local gardens. After taking 2012 off, Mind, Body, and Spirit has also been brought back by popular demand, with three voyage options for 2013.
"From exclusive expert access to just meeting other travelers with similar interests, our guests love the many sophisticated ways Crystal offers to revel in, and satisfy, one's intellectual, artistic, and physical thirsts on an Experiences of Discovery cruise," says Jack Anderson, Crystal's senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Until this June 30, "Book Now" fares for 2013 theme cruises start at $2,210 per person/double occupancy (for 10 March/April days dancing across the Atlantic to Big Band music), with additional savings available for groups of six+. Attractive air add-ons are also available from more than 90 North American airports.
Crystal's award-winning, luxurious offerings always include a diverse selection of thought-provoking, scholarly, and sophisticated enrichment activities that provide extensive on-board choices for cultured world travelers.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
2013 THEME CRUISE CALENDAR:
Big Band and Ballroom Dance
Mar 31: East-bound Trans-Atlantic
Dec 9: West-bound Trans-Atlantic
November 2: Western Mediterranean
June 4: Northern Europe/Scandinavia
June 15: Baltic Sea
Esprit du Grand Prix
May 18: Mediterranean
Film & Theater
Nov 2: U.S. East Coast and Caribbean
Gardens and Floral Design
Apr 21: Western Mediterranean
May 6: East-bound Panama Canal
Apr 10: Canary Islands/Iberia
Aug 26: British Isles
Sept 16: New England/Canada
Apr 29: Pacific Coast
Sept 26: New England/Canada
Mind, Body and Spirit
Jan 4: Caribbean
Jan 5: Southern Australia
Feb 23: Southeast Asia
Apr 12: Northern Trans-Pacific
Sept 2: West-bound Trans-Atlantic
Ocean Views with Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute
Feb 2: South America
Mar 10: The Amazon/Brazil to Miami
Oct 23: New England/Canada
Sept 19: Mediterranean
Wine & Food
Jan 17: Australia/New Zealand
Feb 11: Australia to Bali
May 23: New England/Canada to Reykjavik
July 5: North Cape
Aug 10: Western Mediterranean
SOURCE Crystal Cruises