Crystal’s New Expanded 2011 Experiences of Discovery Series Brings Special Interests Into Focus

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2010 – A Distinguished Speaker Series through New England/Canada and a new focus on sophisticated floral design in Europe are among the more than two dozen 2011 Experiences of Discovery vacations on Crystal Cruises. Other enriching 2011 worldwide special interest cruises include the ultra-luxury line’s popular Wine & Food Festival; Mind, Body & Spirit; Emerging Artists (set for seven consecutive Alaska voyages); Science & Technology; Jazz; Golf; Film & Theater Festival; Big Band & Ballroom Dance. Additionally, Crystal’s annual President’s Cruise and Holiday sailings offer special events and festivities.

“While every Crystal cruise offers an array of stimulating activities, the Experiences of Discovery offer guests more in-depth exploration through added professional speakers, workshops, entertainment and, where possible, shore-side adventures, ,” said Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing.

With the Crystal’s recently introduced Voyage Finder at, guests can easily plan their ideal Experiences of Discovery vacation by searching by category:

Culture & Enrichment

Distinguished Speaker Series: Educational and informative presentations from some of the world’s most famous and noted personalities.

New England/Canada – September 13, September 24, October 5 and October 15

Science & Technology: From groundbreaking historical achievements to the rapid-fire progress of today’s technology, experts share fascinating insight and guidance into navigating the vast and evolving world of science.

Caribbean – March 17 and November 6
Panama Canal – October 25

Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute: Offered on all World Cruise voyages, expanded programming includes language classes through Berlitz, music instruction through Yamaha, along with a brand new ‘Ocean Views’ hot topic discussion series.

World Cruise – January 17, January 30, February 12, February 28, March 15, March 29and April 17

Fitness & Sports

Mind, Body & Spirit: Guest instructors and speakers focus on yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and general fitness on board and ashore.

Panama Canal – January 4
Mexican Riviera – March 31
Alaska – May 9

Golf: PGA pros offer onboard and shoreside tips to improve guests’ games, and play at some of the world’s most exclusive courses.

Hawaiian Islands – April 24
British Isles – July 22
Mediterranean/Canary Islands – November 27

Wine & Food

Wine & Food Festival: World-renowned chefs, wine experts and mixologists share their specialties and techniques, plus hands-on instruction with Crystal’s own talented culinary team.

South America – February 7
Northern Europe/Mediterranean – June 13, August 2, October 1 and October 24
Alaska – August 13
Mexican Riviera – December 11

Music, Fashion & Theater

*NEW* Floral Design: Renowned guest floral designer shares techniques of the art.

Mediterranean – August 2

Emerging Artists: With an expanded series of sailings, tomorrow’s stars shine today through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with The Music Center Los Angeles showcases some of the brightest talent from the Center’s Spotlight Awards.

Alaska – May 21, June 2, June 14, June 26, July 8, July 20 and August 1

Film & Theater: Award-winning experts salute film, stage and television with live performances, interactive discussions and celebrated cinema.

Panama Canal – August 25

Big Band & Ballroom Dance: Live daily Big Band performances, dance lessons and competitions and additional Ambassador Hosts.

Transatlantic – December 8

Jazz: Live performances and presentations about musical legends.

Mexican Riviera – November 27

In 2011, the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sail itineraries of seven to 100+ days worldwide. For more information or Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625 or visit