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THEME CRUISES: EXPERIENCES OF DISCOVERY

THEME CRUISES: Experiences of Discovery
Crystal’s inspired collection of Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises offers informative onboard lectures and demonstrations along with engaging optional shoreside excursions to enhance your Crystal Experience. Enjoy a voyage that sails far beyond the ordinary.


2014 and 2015  Experiences of Discovery® Theme Cruises 


Ballroom @ Sea      Trans-Atlantic cruises  4223
, 5214 and  5331
Swing and sway across the Atlantic as Crystal Symphony is transformed into a lavish dance party headlined by the legendary Harry James Orchestra on this Ballroom @ Sea theme cruise featuring dance lessons, celebrity instructors and more.

Crystal Society     Panama-Canal cruise 4329
Dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize, zip-line over rainforests in Costa Rica, and experience the wonder of a Panama Canal transit on this celebratory Crystal Society cruise. Cruise with fellow Society members on our annual voyage celebrating your loyalty to Crystal; enjoy special parties, events and exclusive savings.

Crystal Wine & Food Festival   
Southeast Asia cruise 5201 , 2015 World Cruise segment cruise 5203, Mediterranean cruise 5328,South Pacific & Panama Canal cruise 6204, 2016 World Cruise segment cruise 6304
Now in its 17th year, this critically acclaimed celebration of the culinary arts, which continues to attract the world’s top chefs, wine experts and mixologists, is now elevated with special new twists including a focus on the growing popularity of micro-breweries, and, for an over-the-top indulgence, a voyage that combines food, wine and golf!
 

  • Wine & Food:  New Focus - Trans-Pacific cruise 4202 , Asia cruise 4208
Crystal’s renowned Wine & Food Festival voyages attract the best names in culinary arts, and this South Pacific cruise showcases the talents of chefs both established and new, together with wine experts and celebrity mixologists.

  • Wine & Food:  Micro Brews - East Coast/Canada & New England, Carribean  cruise 4328
A celebration of micro-brews adds a new twist to Crystal’s renowned Wine & Food Festival voyages on this coastal cruise from New York to Miami, with noted brew masters and expert chefs, both established and new, adding to the culinary allure.

  • Wine & Food:  New Focus with Golf  - Trans-Atlantic cruise 4322 
A focus on golf adds to the indulgence of this Wine & Food Festival voyage from London to Boston, featuring play on some of Great Britain’s most renowned courses and the talents of world-famous chefs and wine experts.

Emerging Artists     
Mediterranean cruises 4314 , 5310, 5311, North Cape cruise 4216
They’ve performed on stages from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and Juilliard, and now you will be mesmerized by the talents of these up-and-coming artists in music, song and dance who hail from Los Angeles' renowned The Music Center Spotlight Awards. Through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with the prestigious Music Center in Los Angeles, up-and-coming talent in voice, music and dance join this Emerging Artists theme cruise to entertain with live performances on a journey from the Mediterranean to the North Cape.

NEW! Extreme Thrill Seekers     World Cruise Segment cruise 4305
Taking a cue from Discovery Channel’s incredibly popular Shark Week and Bering Sea Treasure Hunters, we have created our own version of extreme adventure enrichment with expert shark divers, underwater photographers, deep-sea treasure hunters, marine scientists and more, all on board to share their personal tales of discovery as we explore the great oceans and legendary seas of the world.

Film & Theatre  
Panama Canal & Carribean cruise 4211 Trans-Atlantic cruise 5308
On an itinerary befitting the stars of screen and stage, travel from Los Angeles to New York to mingle with the marquee names of Hollywood and Broadway, see elaborate costumes worn by the stars themselves, hear insider stories of celebrity life, and enjoy film critiques by noted directors, writers and editors.

NEW! Gladiators & Empires     Mediterranean cruise 4310 
The Roman Empire eclipsed all others as the greatest empire in history, and this tour of Italy celebrates the centuries of advancement in law, war, military and social structure, art, literature, architecture, religion, science and more...all of it easily explored at the iconic ruins and renowned museums ashore.

Golf      British Isles cruises  4219 and 5316 
Tee off at renowned courses throughout the British Isles on a Crystal Adventure excursion ashore, and enhance your game during on board clinics hosted by PGA pros and celebrities on this Golf theme cruise. Qualified instructors and PGA pros work with you, plus golf celebrities discuss the PGA Tour. Optional Crystal Adventures take you to world-famous courses. 


Golf with Wine & Food Festival     Trans-Atlantic cruise 4322
A golfer’s dream: playing on greens from the Old World to the New, perfecting a swing at a PGA pro-hosted clinic, on this Trans-Atlantic cruise, with the added indulgence of Crystal’s Wine & Food Festival.

Jazz     Trans-Atlantic cruise 4212 , Trans-Canal cruise 4330
Ensembles perform the soulful sounds of legendary artists, and industry experts explore the rich history of this treasured musical art form on two voyages crossing the Atlantic and transiting the Panama Canal.

NEW! Maritime: Past, Present & Future     South Pacific cruise 4225
A Pacific Crossing presents an ideal opportunity to delve into the fascinating stories of maritime history; from the lavishness of luxury liners to the boldness of battleships, experts and historians offer unique perspectives.


Mind, Body & Spirit     Trans-Pacific cruise 4201, Trans-Canal cruise 4301
East meets West on these rejuvenating voyages that balance ancient holistic philosophies with modern conventional sciences; total well-being is enhanced with experts from the Tai Chi Cultural Center and guest instruction on the health benefits of yoga and Pilates, as well as discussions on nutrition and diet provided by professional from the Cleveland Clinic.


Ocean Views     
2014 World Cruise Segment cruise
4302, 4305 and 4306; 2015 World Cruise Segment cruises 5303 , 5304 and 5306

2016 World Cruise Segment cruises 6302 , 6305 and 6307
A huge success with guests since its 2012 launch, topical world issues are addressed in this moderated format of lively panel discussions among visiting guest ambassadors, professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and others; new electronic polling devices allow for immediate audience participation.


President’s Cruise     Baltic cruise 4215 
Crystal Cruises President Edie Rodriguez hosts the annual President’s Cruise on an enchanting itinerary exploring the regal capitals of the Baltic with a three-day stay in St. Petersburg.
Plus, special celebrity guest speaker Sir Roger Moore, KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) of James Bond movie-fame will be on board for an enthralling Q&A session in our Crystal Visions Enrichment program to regale you with stories on his Hollywood career especially his stint as the debonaire British Secret Service Agent 007, and his current, most important role as UNICEF Ambassador.

NEW! Up Close & Magical   Carribean cruise 4331

Headline magicians from Crystal’s Magic Castle at Sea, are aboard to dazzle, mystify and share their illusionary talents at special performances and classes for magic enthusiasts.

NEW! 2015: 25th Anniversary Chairman's Cruise  Northern Europe  5216 
Join Crystal Cruises Chairman Nobuyoshi "Nōb" Kuzuya for a celebratory 25th Anniversary Cruise. Sail from Reykjavík to London and enjoy a special optional Chairman's shore excursion and exclusive events on board.

NEW! 2015: 25th Anniversary President's Cruise  Western Europe cruise 5315 
Join Crystal Cruises President Edie Rodriguez and her husband Tom on this celebratory 25th Anniversary Cruise. Sail from Lisbon to London and enjoy a special optional President's shore excursion and exclusive events on board.

NEW! 2015: 25th Anniversary Captain's Cruise  Asia cruise 5209,  Trans-Atlantic cruises 5308, and 5214 
Join present and past Crystal Captains to celebrate Crystal's 25th anniversary in style with special events on board and ashore with our cherished officers. Guest-favorites Capt. Reidulf Maalen on 5209 Crystal Symphony sailing April 13, Capt. Glenn Edvardsen, on 5308 Crystal Serenity sailing May 4, and Capt.Helge Brudvik on 5214 Crystal Symphony sailing on June 12, will join you aboard Crystal ships in 2015! Plus, we have more ex-Crystal Cruises officers to come and celebrate with us, so stay tuned! 
  
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