In 2020, Crystal will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration including commemorative gifts and special events aboard its ships as well as the gift of savings.
Crystal Cruises – which first launched on July 24, 1990 when Crystal Harmony sailed from San Francisco on a 12-day inaugural voyage to Alaska – pioneered the luxury cruising industry and set the stage for three decades of award-winning holiday experiences. Thirty years after the inaugural sailing, Crystal now offers luxury holidays by Ocean, River, Yacht and soon, Expedition.
Crystal has designated 30 sailings spanning its four brand experiences – Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal Expedition Cruises – for special 30th anniversary savings in 2020.
All guests booked on the selected sailings will enjoy special events celebrating this milestone and receive gifts including Taste (Crystal’s 30th anniversary cookbook), featuring specialties from Crystal’s globally inspired menus, a commemorative 30th anniversary pin, a wine stopper and personalised luggage tags as part of the festivities.
The 30th Anniversary Collection of Crystal voyages will officially kick off in April, with voyages travelling the Rhine and Danube rivers on Crystal River Cruises; the Mexican Riviera, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, New England and Canada, Middle East and India, and the Caribbean aboard Crystal Cruises; plus the Seychelles, Adriatic, Mediterranean and Arabian Peninsula aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises; and the now-sold-out Bali to Cairns voyage aboard Crystal Endeavor.
Many of the selected 30th anniversary voyages also feature Crystal’s Experiences of Discovery Themes, such as the ‘Crystal on Broadway’ theme on a journey from New York City to Quebec aboard Crystal Serenity, operating 6 to 14 October, 2020. In partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum, Crystal invites select cast members or creative talents from some of Broadway’s premier shows onboard, with guests enjoying dedicated performances and informative lectures from these theatre experts.
In the Caribbean, guests aboard Crystal Serenity’s ‘Caribbean Chic’ itinerary departing 21 November, 2020 can partake in festive ‘Big Band & Ballroom Dance’ activities, enjoying live big band performances with the likes of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, as well as guest lectures by music and dance experts, and instructors on hand throughout the cruise.
When Crystal Symphony embarks on a 16-night voyage from Athens to Dubai on 23 October, 2020, guests will enjoy two unique themes on top of the special features of the 30th Anniversary Collection. The itinerary, ‘Beyond the Acropolis & Aqaba’, includes a ‘Crystal Wine & Food Festival’ theme as well as ‘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, while the ‘Crystal Wine & Food Festival’ brings acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary masters to share expertise with special dinners, hands-on instruction and tastings.
Luxury travellers can pursue their favourite passions, and create new ones, as they travel the world alongside Crystal’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Discover more: https://bit.ly/2TlqkHZ