Crystal Cruises is offering 14 'Experiences of Discovery' themes on 28 of the line's Serenity and Symphony voyages next year, expanding 2012’s programme with two new themes and more theme cruises overall.
Passengers can explore their interests with complimentary, hands-on activities, rousing performances, educational presentations and expert instruction on board, as well as optional adventures ashore, where available.
New themes include photography, where top international photographers will lead presentations, hands-on workshops and shooting expeditions along North America’s East Coast and Esprit du Grand Prix, where VIP Monte Carlo Grand Prix experiences on shore will be accompanied by presentations on Formula One racing, royal Monaco and other related topics.
Returning themes include Big Band and Ballroom Dance; Film and Theatre; 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 Centre’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 local gardens. After taking 2012 off, Mind, Body, and Spirit has also been brought back by popular demand, with three voyage options for 2013.
Until June 30, the lead in price for the themed cruises start from £2,658 per person, based on double occupancy for a ten-night Big Band voyage from Miami to Lisbon departing on March 31. The price includes scheduled flights, overseas transfers and ten nights in a deluxe stateroom with picture window on an all-inclusive basis.