LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2009 â€“Crystal Cruises announces an inspired collection of 2010 Experiences of Discovery theme cruises designed to enrich more than two dozen Crystal cruises with a special-interest focus. Special classes, events and, in most cases, a destination program will augment voyages throughout the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Panama Canal and beyond.
A new Science & Technology focus joins Crystal classic favorites including Crystalâ€™s Wine & Food Festival (set for seven cruises, with two back-to-back options); Mind, Body & Spirit; Jazz; Golf; Film & Theater Festival; Big Band; Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute; and Holiday cruises. Additionally, Crystalâ€™s annual Presidentâ€™s Cruise adds special programming and events in celebration of the lineâ€™s 20th anniversary of luxury cruising.
â€œThe 2010 Experiences of Discovery offer guests more in-depth exploration of an array of topics that suit most any interest,â€ said Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing.
In focus for 2010 are:
*NEW* Science & Technology â€“ Guest expert lecturers focus on the worldâ€™s latest scientific developments on a winter Caribbean itinerary.
* December 11, Caribbean
Emerging Artists â€“ Tomorrowâ€™s stars shine today through Crystalâ€™s exclusive partnership with The Music Center Los Angeles, showcasing some of the brightest talent from the Centerâ€™s Spotlight Awards on two European cruises.
* June 21, Baltic/Northern Europe
* September 29, Mediterranean
Wine & Food Festival â€“ World-renowned chefs and wine experts share their techniques and specialties on several Australia/New Zealand, the Mediterranean and Mexican Riviera voyages.
* March 30, Australia/New Zealand
* April 29, Mediterranean
* May 25, Mediterranean
* September 5, Mediterranean
* September 17, Mediterranean
* November 22, Canary Islands
* December 12, Mexican Riviera/Sea of Cortez
Mind, Body & Spirit â€“ Wellness experts focus on yogthanksa, Tai Chi, Pilates and general fitness on itineraries through Asia/Indian Ocean, Mexican Riviera and an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
* April 26, Indian Ocean/Southeast Asia
* September 5, Transatlantic
* December 5, Crystal Symphony
Golf â€“ PGA pros offer onboard and shoreside tips on improving guestsâ€™ games, and play at some of the worldâ€™s most exclusive courses in New England/Canada.
* October 22, Crystal Symphony
Fashion & Style â€“ Personal style consultations with professional designers and stylists, fashion shows, films and lectures highlight European fashion.
* June 6, Mediterranean
* Sep 29, Mediterranean
Film & Theater Festival â€“ Guest film experts salute film and theater with lectures and onboard entertainment on a Pacific Ocean crossing.
* February 28, Transpacific
Jazz â€“ Live performances and discussions about musical legends jazz up South America and Mexican Riviera itineraries.
* January 8, South America
* November 28, Mexican Riviera
Big Band â€“ Live daily Big Band performances, guest music lecturers, and additional Ambassador Hosts serve as dance partners on an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
* December 1, Transatlantic
Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute â€“ Crystalâ€™s Creative Learning Institute offers expanded music, language and arts curriculum throughout the 2010 World Cruise.
* January 10, (108-day Full World Cruise),
Presidentâ€™s Cruise â€“ Crystalâ€™s President Gregg Michel hosts Special Crystal 20th Anniversary receptions and events on board and ashore on a journey through the Red Sea.
* May 12, Red Sea
Holiday â€“ Lavish feasts, events and dÃ©cor create a festive atmosphere for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Yearâ€™s in the Mexican Riviera, Canary and Hawaiian Islands and the Caribbean.
* November 21, Mexican Riviera
* November 22, Canary Islands (also Wine & Food)
* December 21, Caribbean
* December 22, Hawaiian Islands
Experiences of Discovery programs complement Crystalâ€™s exclusive ongoing Creative Learning Institute, which presents language classes through Berlitz, keyboard instruction through Yamaha, and an array of stimulating guest lecturers offered through the Crystal Visions Lecture Program.
For more information or Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit crystalcruises.com.