Crystal unveils shoreside adventures for 2010 Cage diving with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa,

Sicilian-style cookery classes in Italy and paragliding over the Spanish countryside are among the 400 adventures for passengers on Crystal Cruises’ 2010 World Cruise. The cruise line has unveiled almost 100 new excursions for next year. The 108-night itinerary departs Miami for Southampton on January 10 onboard Crystal Serenity.

In addition to new African safaris and a range of overland trips, shore-side highlights include exploring Iran’s ancient Persepolis, seeing the highlights of Oman by 4x4 and a hike up Sochi’s Mount Akhun. New aerial adventures include taking in Abu Dhabi’s sites by Cessna and a helicopter trip above Durban’s mountainous landscape. As well as maiden calls to Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the cruise visits South America, Africa, India and Europe, visiting 41 ports in 37 countries and is also offered in 12- to 21-night segments. Prices start from £38,955 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe stateroom with picture window, all meals and soft drinks, port taxes and transfers.

Also included are complimentary Club Class flights, gratuities, seven shore excursions, two exclusive shoreside events in Abu Dhabi and Ashdod, a bon voyage gala party and $6,000 onboard credit per person. For details call 020-7287 9040 or visit

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