Crystal Cruises has unveiled its expansive roster of theme cruises for the next three years.
The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Experiences of Discovery voyages will present enhanced programming in specialized subjects, featuring special guest lecturers and instructors for interactive sessions on board, as well as experiences ashore that further enhance the immersive voyages. Several of the line’s all-inclusive luxury sailings will feature programming for more than one dedicated theme, allowing guests to further expand their interests.
“Luxury travelers expect to be enlightened and stimulated as they explore the world with Crystal, and our ‘Experiences of Discovery’ offer opportunities for them to broaden their horizons even further,” said Carmen Roig, senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Whether piquing guests’ interest in a new area or deepening their fascinations with long-held pastimes, the programming for each of these voyages is designed to spark conversation and an increasing curiosity for travelers.”
Theme cruises: an overview
Crystal Cruises’ 2019, 2020 and 2021 theme cruises aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity include:
President’s Cruise – Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, and his wife, Sharon, will host special receptions, Q&A sessions and an excursion ashore aboard Crystal Symphony.
- 2019: December 1
- 2020: December 7
Crystal on Broadway – Crystal’s stages will feature performances and engaging presentations from the creative talents of stage and theatre, thanks to Crystal’s partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum, on voyages in the Mediterranean and Western Europe, Alaska, South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Pacific West Coast and Hawaii.
- 2019: January 5, 6 and 14, April 8, May 29, July 2, 12, 29 and 30, August 10 and 12, September 17, 21 and 28, October 10, 11, 23 and 25, November 8 and 24, December 1, 11, 14, 21 and 22.
Crystal Wine & Food Festival – Accomplished and acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary masters share expertise with special dinners, hands-on instruction and demos and tastings in the South Pacific, Australia, North Cape, Asia, Caribbean, Western and Northern Europe, Arabian Gulf, North American East Coast, and South and Central America.
- 2019: January 5 and 14, April 26, June 21, September 28 and November 24
- 2020: March 3, May 8, June 19, August 30, October 23 and 30
- 2021: January 5 and 21, April 8 and 24, June 13 and October 27
Golf – Golfers can perfect their swing on board with PGA instructors and learn insights of the PGA tour from guest golf celebrities and experts. Ashore, they can challenge their handicap on spectacular and renowned courses in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia and Pacific West Coast and Hawaii, with Crystal taking care of the details, including club transport, storage and cleaning, plus special onboard instruction from pros and friendly competitions among players.
- 2019: June 10, August 12 and December 21
- 2020: March 1 and July 25
- 2021: February 19, April 13, July 20, August 13 and 20 and September 5
Big Band & Ballroom Dance – Live daily and nightly performances throughout the ship, plus additional Ambassador Hosts for ladies without dance partners, allow guests to swing, tango, waltz and rhumba their way across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal.
- 2019: October 11 and November 12
- 2020: August 30 and November 21
- 2021: October 26
Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights – Live performances by some of today’s jazz greats and presentations from experts and historians about the legends of the craft add rhythm to the South Pacific, North American East Coast, Mediterranean, Mexico and Costa Rica.
- 2019: February 19 and September 28
- 2020: October 30
- 2021: October 11
Mind, Body & Spirit – Health and wellness experts from Tai Chi masters and yoga gurus to nutritionists and Cleveland Clinic medical minds will share tips for living one’s best life on North Cape, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Caribbean and Australia and New Zealand voyages.
- 2019: June 21 and October 25
- 2020: May 10 and October 23
- 2021: December 6
Magic – Crystal’s exclusive partnership with the renowned Magic Castle presents the sleight of hand and mesmerizing illusions of talented magicians in the Caribbean, New England and Canada.
- 2019: November 24
- 2020: September 20
- 2021: December 12
Film & Theatre – Fans of stage and cinema will be treated to performances and showings of classics, plus entertaining presentations and Q&A with some of show biz’s great minds in Japan, Alaska, Europe and the north American East Coast.
- 2019: May 26
- 2020: August 19
- 2021: September 5
Ocean Views – Acclaimed guest speakers join panel discussions on politics and world affairs, inviting guests to engage in Q&A sessions and real-time debate via interactive polling devices on sailings through the Caribbean, South Pacific, Africa, Western Europe, Holy Land, India, Arabian Gulf, China and Japan.
- 2019: January 5 and 14, March 13 and May 9
- 2020: January 22, April 3 and May 8
- 2021: January 5, 21 and 27, March 22 and April 24
Crystal Society – Returning guests will be treated to special receptions, excursions and other perks on a celebratory sailing in the Caribbean.
- 2019: October 25
- 2020: October 30
- 2021: January 5 and 21, May 12
Detailed information about guest lecturers and experts for each Experiences of Discovery voyage will be announced when confirmed