A revitalising Crystal Polynesian cruise to start the new year


Ultra-luxe Crystal Cruises invites guests to start the new year refreshed and recharged with a new ‘mind, body and spirit’-themed cruise across the southern Pacific Ocean.  Crystal Symphony’s first voyage of the year, a 12-day ‘Southern Seas Soliloquy’ itinerary, begins 8 January 2014 in Valparaíso, Chile, and sails to Tahiti via Easter Island. Aboard to motivate guests will be a yoga instructor, extreme athlete, health and wellness expert, and ZUMBA® teacher. As a special bonus, inclusive cruise fares start at just US$3,313 per person if booked by 30 August 2013. 

“This offers a wonderful vacation opportunity to connect with some of the most remote and ancient island cultures in the world, and be as active or relaxed as one chooses over several luxurious sea days of inspiring enrichment – a perfect renewal for the year ahead,” says Scott Douglas, Crystal’s manager of entertainment.


Among those scheduled to motivate travellers are:

  • Dane Rauschenberg: Extreme athlete who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends.
  • Dr. Barbara Udell: Health and wellness expert who’s helped guide the Pritikin Longevity Center, Weight Watchers, and the Diabetes Research &Wellness Foundation.
  • Lisa Goodwin: Transformational yoga instructor skilled at teaching both beginners and seasoned practitioners.
  • Annie Hoefel: High-energy motivator leading ZUMBA classes on board for guests of all ages.

In addition to the above, complimentary fitness classes and programs onboard include Spinning, Pilates, dancing, stretching, circuit training, Nordic Walking and Walk-on-Water weight vest power-walking on the ship’s 360-degree promenade deck.  Additional experts will also stretch travellers’ minds with talks about space exploration, world affairs, and Leonardo da Vinci.

The 12-day cruise sails from Valparaíso to Easter Island in Chile, Pitcairn Island/Adamstow and Moorea in the Society Islands, before ending with an overnight in Papeete, Tahiti.  All-inclusive cruise fares start at just US$3,313 per person, with $1,000 in savings if booked by August 30.


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