Baseball Legend Kicks Off Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2007 – Hall of Fame baseball legend Hank Aaron will kick off Crystal Serenity’s first cruise of 2008 to share insight into his life and times as one of Major League Baseball’s greatest players. On Crystal Cruises’ January 4 Panama Canal cruise from Miami to Los Angeles, Mr. Aaron will share his inspiring achievements, professional milestones and life experiences. During the cruise, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the homerun champion of 33 years, as well as receive an autographed photo taken with him.

“The legend of Hank Aaron extends beyond the baseball field,” says Bret Bullock, Crystal’s vice president, entertainment. “Mr. Aaron is a gentleman who continues to be a role model for athletes and non-athletes of all ages. Crystal Cruises is honored to feature such an important figure in U.S. history.”

The 15-day cruise aboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity begins in Miami on January 4 and features calls in Grand Cayman/George Town, British West Indies; Cartagena, Colombia; Caldera, Costa Rica; Puerto Chiapas (maiden call), Acapulco, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; ultimately arriving in Los Angeles on January 19. Fares begin at $4,495 per person, double occupancy.

The lecture series is presented by the luxury cruise line’s Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program, which brings aboard noted lecturers for stimulating discussions on all cruises. Crystal Cruises enjoys an unparalleled reputation for excellence, anchored in 12 consecutive years of “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” awards by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines – the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction.

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