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.

2016 - 2018 Experiences of Discovery® Theme Cruises 

Big Band and Ballroom Dance  Trans-Atlantic cruises 6227, Panama Canal cruise 7308
Swing and sway across the Atlantic and Pacific as Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity is transformed into a lavish dance party headlined by the legendary big band ensembles on this Big Band and Ballroom at Sea theme cruise featuring dance lessons, celebrity instructors and more.

Classics in the Arts  Trans-Atlantic cruise 7210

Bronte, Michelangelo, Nureyev and Tchaikovsky. From literature to archaeology, dance, music and the visual arts—a varied collection of artistic expressions, in a myriad of forms and from generations past, receive a laurel-wreathed showcase of performances, lectures and special events.   

Crystal Society  Caribbean cruises 6327, 7332
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 South Pacific cruise 6231, Caribbean cruise 6329, Australia/New Zealand cruise 7201, Southeast Asia cruises 7205, and 7207, Canary Island cruise 7219, African Cruise 7225 and 8201,  2017 World Cruise segment cruise 7303 Amazon cruise 7329, East Coast & Panama Canal cruise 8301, 2018 World Cruise 1 segment cruises 8205, 8206, 2018 World Cruise 2 segment cruise  8303 and 8307 

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 and wine!
  • Wine & Food:  Micro Brews - East Coast/Carribean  cruise 6329
A celebration of micro-brews adds a new twist to Crystal’s renowned Wine & Food Festival voyages on this coastal cruise sailing round-trip New Orleans, with noted brew masters and expert chefs, both established and new, adding to the culinary allure.

  • Wine & Food: Special VIP Guest Nobu Matsuhisa - Alaska  cruise 6316

Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, fuses his unique, innovative culinary skills with the finest international ingredients to create his signature Japanese cuisine savored by fine food connoisseurs around the world.

Emerging Artists    Western Europe cruise 6213
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 and Western Europe.

Fashion & Style Indian Ocean cruise 7224
Attend lectures, fashion shows, themed dinners and cocktail parties, plus enjoy relevant movies and documentaries all celebrating the exciting and ever-changing world of fashion.

Film & Theatre  Trans-Atlantic cruise  6230, Panama Canal cruise 7209
On itineraries befitting the stars of screen and stage, 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.

Golf  New England & Canada cruises  6325, 7222 and 7325,  Caribbean cruise 6330Northern Europe cruise 7214 
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. 

Jazz  New England & Canada cruise 6324, East Coast/Carribean  cruise 6329
Ensembles perform the soulful sounds of legendary artists, and industry experts explore the rich history of this treasured musical art form on this magical and convenient round-trip New York sailing.

Jazz Days and Cabaret Nights: New England & Canada cruise 7326
The concept of "Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights" is a multi-layered Experiences of Discovery into the colorful history and tuneful performances of jazz and cabaret music. Latin and Contemporary Jazz, Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music are all part of this musical celebration via engaging lectures and live performances. Crystal Serenity plays host to some of the best artists in the jazz and cabaret scene. From intimate jazz sessions to mainstage performances, there is something for every ear aboard 2017’s new “Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights" theme cruise.

Mind, Body & Spirit  Caribbean cruises 6330, 7330, 7331
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  2017 World Cruise segment cruise 7304 and 7306, 2017 Grand Cruise departures  7202 and 7204, 2018 World Cruise 2 segment cruise 8302, 8303 and 8307, 8307 2018 World Cruise 1 segment cruises 8205, and 8206
A huge success with guests since its 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   7223
Crystal Cruises Chief Executive Officer & President Edie Rodriguez hosts the annual President’s Cruise on an enchanting itinerary exploring the regal capitals of the Mediterranean. Special optional shore excursions, exclusive events with VIP guests and more surprises await you on this President's Cruise.