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 specialised 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 travellers 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 travellers.”
Featuring a lineup of classic themes long favoured by travellers, 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: 1 December
- 2020: 7 December
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: 5, 6 and 14 January; 8 April; 29 May; 2, 12, 29 and 30 July; 10 and 12 August; 17, 21 and 28 September; 10, 11, 23 and 25 October; 8 and 24 November; 1, 11, 14, 21 and 22 December.
Crystal Wine & Food Festival: Accomplished and acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary masters share expertise with special dinners, hands-on instruction, 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: 5 and 14 January; 26 April; 21 June; 28 September and 24 November
- 2020: 3 March; 8 May; 19 June; 30 August; 23 and 30 October
- 2021: 5 and 21 January; 8 and 24 April; 13 June and 27 October
Golf: Golfers can perfect their swing on board with PGA instructors, learning 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: 10 June; 12 August and 21 December
- 2020: 1 March 1 and 25 July
- 2021: 19 February; 13 April; 20 Jul; 13 and 20 August; and 5 September
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: 11 October and 12 November
- 2020: 30 August and 21 November
- 2021: 26 October
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: 19 February and 28 September
- 2020: 30 October
- 2021: 11 October
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: 21 June and 25 October
- 2020: 10 May and 23 October
- 2021: 6 December
Magic: Crystal’s exclusive partnership with the renowned Magic Castle presents the sleight of hand and mesmerising illusions of talented magicians in the Caribbean, New England and Canada.
- 2019: 24 November
- 2020: 20 September
- 2021: 12 December
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: 26 May
- 2020: 19 August
- 2021: 5 September
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: 5 and 14 January; 13 March and 9 May
- 2020: 22 January; 3 April and 8 May
- 2021: 5, 21 and 27 January, 22 March and 24 April
Crystal Society: Returning guests will be treated to special receptions, excursions and other perks on a celebratory sailing in the Caribbean.
- 2019: 25 October
- 2020: 30 October
- 2021: 5 and 21 January, and 12 May
Detailed information about guest lecturers and experts for each Experiences of Discovery voyage will be announced when confirmed.