New Crystal Mexican Riviera Series: Thanksgiving, Technology, Tequila and…Tai Chi

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2010 – With its November-December Mexican Riviera series, Crystal Cruises becomes the only luxury cruise line to sail round-trip from Los Angeles to western Mexico’s tropical resort towns in 2010.

Beginning with a seven-day Thanksgiving Holiday cruise, the four voyages aboard the recently redesigned Crystal Symphony will visit Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta; a 10-day itinerary also calls in La Paz, Loreto, and a maiden call to Topolobampo. Conveniently, the seven-day options begin and end on Sunday.

Travelers have a choice of Experiences of Discovery theme cruises:

November 21, seven days – Thanksgiving voyage celebrates the holiday with a feast of seasonal selections like butternut squash soup drizzled with pumpkin seed oil, roasted turkey with apple sage dressing, sweet potato praline, cider giblet gravy and traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, as well as creative vegetarian entrees.

November 28, seven days – New Science & Technology theme brings aboard guest NASA astronauts and other speakers to share the latest developments in technology.

December 5, seven days – Mind, Body & Spirit focuses on wellness through guided classes in tai chi, yoga, and Pilates, and healthful presentations from guest experts.

December 12, 10 days –Wine & Food showcase with guest chefs, wine and tequila experts for classes and tastes of the destination.

“The Mexican Riviera cruise series offers guests several convenient choices to vacation with the cruise experience that has been voted ‘World’s Best’ more than any other resort, hotel or cruise line in history,” says Bill Smith, senior vice president, sales and marketing. “From our service, to our space, to our choices, to our quality, there is no better getaway. Besides ease of the Los Angeles departures, the value is extraordinary this year.”

Per person, promotional Two-for-one cruise fares start at $2,165 (double occupancy), and include $500 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credit. Guests booking a deluxe stateroom with verandah by July 31 will save an additional $500 per person. Crystal’s Family Memories program offers groups and families a host of perks, including a complimentary berth for every 10 full-fare guests.

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