Popular Themes Return to Crystal Serenity, with Twice the Enrichment Programming

Two tropical voyages offer an ‘Experiences of Discovery’ duo,
during Winter itineraries

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crystal Cruises is doubling up on its celebrated enrichment series,
“Experiences of Discovery,” with two distinct themes set for two
consecutive voyages for the first time ever. The cruises, both aboard
Crystal Serenity, will feature distinguished guest experts to enlighten
guests in some of the line’s most popular themes: Jazz; Wine & Food
Festival – Microbrews; Mind, Body & Spirit; and Golf.

“The ‘Experiences of Discovery’ focus cruises have always been popular
among travelers who don’t want to limit their travel adventures to
shore-side experiences,” says Crystal’s president and CEO, Edie
Rodriguez. “Our theme programming and corresponding experts allow guests
to pursue a new passion, or expand their knowledge of an existing one,
while also expanding their horizons through travel.”

The 14-day warm-weather itineraries – both beginning with overnight
stays in New Orleans – this November and December, include:

November 22, Round-trip New Orleans – Calling in Playa Del
Carmen and Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; San Juan,
Puerto Rico; St. Barts, French West Indies; St. Kitts, West Indies; and
Key West, Florida, the cruise takes advantage of the vibrant region and
flair for celebrations.

  • Jazz – Presented by Jazzdagen Tours, nearly a dozen talented
    musicians will take to the stages in the posh lounges and nightclubs,
    featuring multiple shows daily filled with soulful bass riffs and
    saxophone solos, sultry vocals and plenty of rhythm.
  • Microbrews – A special presentation of the popular Wine & Food
    Festival will concentrate on the art of craft beers and microbrews.
    Stephen Beaumont, prolific columnist and one of the world’s top
    authorities on all things beer, will lead tasting sessions,
    highlighting the nuances of production, flavor and various styles of
    the brews.

December 6, New Orleans to Miami – Calling in Grand
Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Curaçao/Willemstad;
Martinique/Fort-de-France and St. Barts, French West Indies;
Guadeloupe/Pinte-a-Pitre, West Indies; and Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk,
the itinerary lends itself perfectly to enrichment focused on health and

  • Mind, Body & Spirit – Author and wellness expert Dr.
    Barbara Udell will share her extensive insights into aging
    healthfully, stress management and general wellness during interactive
    presentations. Guests can take advantage of the ship’s many fitness
    resources between the lectures, including the 360-degree Promenade
    Deck, Walk on Water® weighted Walkvests, and fully equipped
    Fitness Center offering group classes and personal training from
    Crystal Fitness Directors.
  • Golf – PGA pro John Clark will host group classes in technique
    and adjustments to improve the games of novice and experienced golfers
    alike. Individual instruction is also available.

Through June 30, “Book Now” value fares for the Experiences of
cruises start at $4,925 and $3,800 per person,

Crystal Cruises is the “World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line,” having
earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel,
or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship”
in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 22 years;
been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel +
 readers for 20 consecutive years; and the “Best Luxury
Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for two-consecutive years (2014 & 2015). In
summer 2015, Crystal embarked on the most significant brand expansion in
the history of luxury travel and hospitality, introducing three new
classes of cruising – the recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises
(December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (July 2016), Crystal Exclusive
Class Ocean Cruises (Fall 2019), Crystal Luxury Air (April 2016) and
Crystal AirCruises (2017).


Crystal Cruises
Paul M. Garcia
Director, Global Public
Molly Morgan
Publicist, Public Relations