LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2010 â€“ Comprehensive wellness programming, dozens of special interest classes, plus visits to Dublin, Iceland, and Greenland are among the highlights of Crystal Symphonyâ€™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 â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ 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 Crystalâ€™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 â€“ The former Mayo Clinic critical care, anesthesiology and medical education specialist will provide valuable take-home messages for better health and longevity;
* Jerry Kindall â€“ The former Major League Baseball coach, player and todayâ€™s USA Baseball senior advisor will share insights from his 55-year career;
* Dr. Martin Lee â€“ The founder of the Tai Chi Cultural Center will teach daily classes in the ancient discipline; and
* Pat Laster â€“ The veteran yoga instructor and specialist in relaxation therapies will conduct daily classes.
â€œMany of our guests are active, health-conscious individuals who want to maintain, and even advance, their wellness practices while on vacation,â€ says Chris Corrigall, manager, entertainment. â€œWith more days at sea, this itinerary provides ample opportunity to learn and practice new things in health and wellness.â€
Ashore, guests can visit Reykjavicâ€™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 â€“ including free air from 20 cities and the $1,000 bonus spending credit â€“ start at $5,710 per person.
Crystal Cruises has been voted the â€œWorldâ€™s Bestâ€ by the readers of Travel + Leisure and CondÃ© 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.