Wellness at Sea: Extensive Programming Set for September Crystal Voyage

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2010 – Comprehensive wellness programming, dozens of special interest classes, plus visits to Dublin, Iceland, and Greenland are among the highlights of Crystal Symphony’s September 5 voyage from London to New York. Leading experts and instructors from The Mayo Clinic, Tai Chi Cultural Center, and even the world of professional baseball are on the roster.

Also a tremendous value, the voyage offers two-for-one fares, $1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credits and free air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways. In fact, the 2010 fares are up to 15% less than 2009 prices.

The Mind, Body & Spirit Experiences of Discovery cruise augments Crystal’s penchant for numerous healthy choices. (See Top 10 tips for staying healthy on a luxury cruise.)

Wellness experts leading complimentary classes and talks include:

* Dr. John McMichan – The former Mayo Clinic critical care, anesthesiology and medical education specialist will provide valuable take-home messages for better health and longevity;
* Jerry Kindall – The former Major League Baseball coach, player and today’s USA Baseball senior advisor will share insights from his 55-year career;
* Dr. Martin Lee – The founder of the Tai Chi Cultural Center will teach daily classes in the ancient discipline; and
* Pat Laster – The veteran yoga instructor and specialist in relaxation therapies will conduct daily classes.

“Many of our guests are active, health-conscious individuals who want to maintain, and even advance, their wellness practices while on vacation,” says Chris Corrigall, manager, entertainment. “With more days at sea, this itinerary provides ample opportunity to learn and practice new things in health and wellness.”

Ashore, guests can visit Reykjavic’s legendary Blue Lagoon, whose waters are reputedly filled with healing minerals, and where local Icelanders go for the ultimate relaxing spa treatment.

Double occupancy promotional cruise fares for the 14-day cruise – including free air from 20 cities and the $1,000 bonus spending credit – start at $5,710 per person.

Crystal Cruises has been voted the “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines more than any other cruise line, resort or hotel in history.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.