Crystal Cruises, the luxury cruise line noted for their exceptional service, cuisine and ambiance, announced an expanded program for their popular enrichment programs in 2013.

Running the gamut from golf and gardening to film and food, Crystal Cruises will offer fourteen themes on twenty-eight sailings aboard the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in 2013.  The new enrichment program, Experiences of Discovery, includes more theme cruises and two new theme cruises for the more active passenger.

Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony in Glacier Bay AlaskaNew for 2013 will be a photography theme cruise October 13-23 aboard the Crystal Symphony from New York to Montreal, an extremely scenic voyage.  Well-known photographers will conduct classes on board as well as lead photography expeditions on shore.

Also new in 2013 is a more adventurous theme cruise when the Crystal Serenity overnights in Monte Carlo in May. The new “Esprit du Grand Prix” theme will include VIP Monte Carlo Grand Prix experiences, accompanied by Formula One racing, royal Monaco or other related topics.

“From exclusive expert access to just meeting other travelers with similar interests, our guests love the many sophisticated ways Crystal offers to revel in, and satisfy, one’s intellectual, artistic, and physical thirsts on an Experiences of Discovery cruise,” says Jack Anderson, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.

Back by popular demand will be:
Big Band and Ballroom Dance – offered on both transatlantic crossings aboard the Crystal Serenity
Film and Theatre – Crystal Symphony, East Coast and Caribbean itinerary  from New York to Miami, in November.
Wine and Food – presented on five sailings aboard the Crystal Symphony, including a transatlantic, South America, New England, two Australia itineraries and Europe.
Golf – will be offered on three cruises aboard both ships sailing New England, Canary Islands and British Isle itineraries.
Jazz – two Crystal Symphony voyages; Pacific Northwest and Canada.
Ocean Views – Guest speakers on politics and world affairs aboard both the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony on four voyages including Japan/Alaska, transatlantic and two in South America.
Creative Learning Institute – offered on four South America itineraries aboard the Crystal Serenity, with topics on language, music, wellness and wine.
Emerging Artists – young artists from the renowned Music Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards program aboard the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony on Baltic/Russia and Northern Europe cruises.
Gardens and Floral Design –  learn garden design, techniques and visits to local gardens will be offered on two voyages to the western Mediterranean or Panama Canal.
Mind, Body and Spirit – three cruises, Australia, S.E. Asia and Caribbean, will include  a focus on yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and general fitness on board and ashore.

Also on the 2013 calendar is the President’s Cruise in the Mediterranean with Crystal President, Gregg Michel, and his wife Adriana and the Crystal Society cruise also in the Mediterranean with special events planned for Crystal Cruises’ past passengers.

Special promotional fares for the theme cruises are available until June 30, 2012.

Source and photos: Crystal Cruises

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