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New themes introduced for Crystal Cruises

LOS ANGELES – Those cruisers seeking adrenaline, history or an opulent experience can choose a cruise catered to their interests with Crystal Cruises’ expanded 2014 Experiences of Discovery themed cruises. Six new themes spread throughout the year will focus on thrill seeking, elegance, the Roman Empire, maritime history, magic and microbrews.

“The topics may be varied, but all themes satisfy the same intellectual curiosity that distinguish our typical Crystal cruiser,” said Bret Bullock, vice president of entertainment for Crystal Cruises.

Crystal Cruises will feature 23 Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity voyages with themes that include hands-on activities, entertainment, educational presentations and on-board experts. Optional shore excursions will also mimic the theme when appropriate.

New 2014 Themes:

Extreme Thrill Seekers – This theme features expert shark divers, underwater photographers, deep-sea treasure hunters and more. (March 10, Singapore to Cape Town)

Explorations in Elegance
– Those choosing this upscale cruise will listen to auction-house experts share their insights on rare jewels, renowned wines and over-the-top international real estate. (April 18, London to Rome)

Gladiators and Empires – This cruise explores the extensive history and influence of the Roman Empire on art, religion, war and architecture with excursions to Italy’s iconic ruins and historic museums. (May 18, Venice to Barcelona)

Up Close and Magical – For lovers of magic, Crystal Cruises is expanding its entertainment program called Magic Castle at Sea with more performances and classes from illusionists. (December 11, round-trip from Miami)

Maritime: Past, Present and Future – While traveling over the Pacific, passengers can learn some of the intriguing stories of maritime history from lavish luxury liners to battleships. (October 28, San Diego to Auckland)

Wine and Food – Crystal Cruises is expanding its culinary theme to embrace the popularity of microbreweries with experts, tastings and cuisine pairings. (November 5, New York to Miami)

Returning themes include Mind, Body and Spirit; Film and Theater; Jazz; Ballroom at Sea; Wine and Food; Golf; Ocean Views; Emerging Artists; Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute; and Crystal Society.

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