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.
2013 Experiences of Discovery® Theme Cruises
Big Band Trans-Atlantic cruise 3306, 3331 Swing to the legendary sounds of famed big band entertainers on voyages spotlighting live music, lecturers, concerts and guest entertainers. Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute South America cruise 3303 and 3305 Enjoy an expanded curriculum of courses on topics including language, music, wellness and wine. Crystal Society
Mediterranean cruise 3329 A special voyage dedicated to our valued return guests with exclusive onboard events, receptions and more. Emerging Artists Northern Europe cruise 3213, Baltic Sea & Russia cruise 3314 Up-and-coming artists from the renowned Music Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards program dazzle with live performances. Our featured Emerging Artists' professional and personal bio can be found here.Esprit du Grand Prix Mediterranean cruise 3311 A celebration of Monaco’s famed Grand Prix, one of the most esteemed and famous races in the world, featuring key speakers from the area who will share the stories and history of the iconic Formula One event. Film & Theatre Festival U.S. East Coast & Caribbean cruise 3228 Guest speakers and film authorities salute stage and film actors, actresses, directors and more. Gardens & Floral Panama Canal cruise 3211, Mediterranean cruise 3308 Experts in the area of floral design will share insights on design styles, techniques and colors, as well as interesting information about the Gardens of the regions visited. Golf
New England & Canada cruise 3223, Canary Island cruise 3307, British Isles cruise 3321 Qualified instructors and PGA pros work with you, plus golf celebrities discuss the PGA Tour. Optional Crystal Adventures take you to world-famous courses. Jazz Pacific Coast cruise 3210, Canada cruise 3224 Ensembles perform soulful sounds, and industry experts explore this musical art form. Mind, Body & Spirit Australia cruise 3201, Indonesia & Southeast Asia cruise 3205, Caribbean cruise 3301 Guest instructors and speakers focus on yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and general fitness on board and ashore. Ocean Views Japan & Alaska cruise 3209, Trans-Atlantic cruise 3222, South America cruise 3303 and 3305 Famous guest speakers join panel discussions featuring politics and world affairs, followed by Q&A sessions. Photography New England & Canada cruise 3226 Capture the beauty of your travels as professional photographers teach on board and ashore how to get the most out of your scenic surroundings. President’s Cruise Mediterranean cruise 3324 Crystal President, Gregg Michel, and his wife Adriana host the annual President's Cruise. Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden travels on his first-ever cruise as a VIP Guest Speaker. Join Crystal Serenity on September 19 from Venice to Monte Carlo and enjoy special onboard events and an optional President's excursion. Crystal Wine & Food Festival Australia & New Zealand cruise 3202, Australia & Indonesia cruise 3204, Trans-Atlantic cruise 3212, South America cruise 3230, North Cape cruise 3316
Mediterranean cruise 3217
Cuisine and travel are inextricably connected, with the unique flavors of each destination offering authentic insight into customs and cultures of the region. World-renowned chefs, wine experts and mixologists share their talents and knowledge. Exclusively on Crystal Cruises, Nobu Matsuhisa, famed sushi maestro and mastermind behind Crystal Cruises' Silk Road and The Sushi Bar will sail aboard Crystal Symphony's 12-day Rome-Istanbul Black Sea voyage beginning July 13 (voyage 3217). Together with Sake Master, Fumio Hazu, Nobu will host "Omakase" dinners, Sake tastings, cooking demos and other events that guests can experience and enjoy.
2014 (and 2015 World Cruise) Experiences of Discovery® Theme Cruises
Ballroom @ Sea Trans-Atlantic cruise 4223
Swing and sway across the Atlantic as Crystal Symphony transforms into a lavish ballroom dance party, complete with ensemble orchestras, big bands, dance lessons, celebrity instructors and our own Ambassador Hosts.
Crystal Society Panama-Canal cruise 4329
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
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
- Wine & Food: Micro Brews - East Coast/Canada & New England, Carribean cruise 4328
- Wine & Food: New Focus with Golf - Trans-Atlantic cruise 4322
Emerging Artists Mediterranean cruise 4314 , 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.
NEW! Explorations in Elegance Western Europe cruise 4307, 2015 World Cruise segment cruise 5203
In collaboration with esteemed auction houses such as Christies and Sotheby’s, masters of fashion, design and style share their knowledge of the finer things in life...rare jewels, artwork, renowned wines, extraordinary homes, enhancing guest appreciation of a luxury lifestyle.
NEW! Extreme Thrill Seekers World Cruise Segment cruise 4305, 2015 World Cruise segement cruise 5201
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
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 cruise 4219
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: teeing off on the famed courses throughout the United Kingdom, playing on greens from the Old World to the New, perfecting a swing at a PGA pro-hosted clinic, and on one Trans-Atlantic cruise, 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 and 4306; 2015 World Cruise Segment cruise 5303 and 5306
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 President Gregg Michel and his wife Adriana host the annual President’s Cruise on an enchanting itinerary exploring the regal capitals of the Baltic with a three-day stay in St. Petersburg.
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.
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