Whatever your hobby and interest, the chances are there’s a cruise for that. Themed cruises have never been so popular, thanks to their ability to merge your favourite hobby with a holiday; the ultimate combination. Whether you’re an avid golfer, a Broadway buff or a die-hard foodie, there’s a cruise holiday to tend to your interests at sea, immersive itineraries designed to combine exclusive activities with time spent rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in sport, TV, food, dance and film to boot.
A new line-up of ‘Experiences of Discovery’ themed cruises from Crystal Cruises promises to combine luxury all-inclusive holidaying with a chance to indulge in some classic pastimes. Here’s our pick of the themed sailings onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity over the course of 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Crystal on Broadway
A partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum meant that a Broadway-themed cruise was inevitable, and Crystal Cruises have delivered with voyages on dates throughout the whole of 2019 in destinations including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America and more. Expect special performances and presentations from some of the most creative talents in stage and theatre.
Crystal Wine & Food Festival
Crystal Cruises are famed for their culinary offerings and their secrets will be spilt on food and wine-themed festival sailings featuring industry acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and culinary masters all poised to share their expertise. Expect special hosted dinners, hands-on cookery classes, demos and tastings on sailings in Australia, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and more. The Crystal Wine & Food Festival will run over five dates each year between 2019 and 2021.
Crystal’s golf cruises are known to be some of the best in the industry and are often timed to coincide with the major golf tournaments around the world. Perfect your swing with PGA instructors and get the lowdown on the PGA tour from golf’s celebrity names. The special sailings will also offer the opportunity to tee off on some of the best and most-renowned courses in the world, including Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. Crystal will take care of all the hard work too, including arranging transport to the club, cleaning and storing your clubs and offering onboard instruction from the pros.
Big Band & Ballroom Dance
Get on your dancing shoes because Crystal Cruises Big Band & Ballroom Dance itineraries are all about encouraging you to tango, waltz and rhumba your way across the Atlantic. A great option for solo travellers, thanks to Ambassador Hosts for ladies travelling without a dance partner, the special sailings will also feature live daily and nightly dance performances. Dancing aside, there’s also an opportunity to transit the Panama Canal, something that sits on the bucket list of many a cruiser.
Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights
Tap a toe to live performances by some of today’s jazz greats and learn more from some of the lefts who created some of our favourite rhythms on sailings in the South Pacific, Mediterranean, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Mind, Body & Spirit
There’s nothing like a holiday to leave you feeling calm and refreshed so we can only imagine how good we’d feel after the Crystal Cruises Mind, Body & Spirit themed cruise. This all-encompassing itinerary employs health and wellness experts in everything from Tai Chi to Yoga, medicine and nutrition. As if cruising idyllic regions including the Arabian Gulf, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand was relaxing enough! There are five Mind, Body & Spirit itineraries available through 2019, 2020 and 2021.
This themed cruise is magic, literally. An exclusive partnership with the Magic Castle, the Hollywood-based private clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts, bring some of the most talented magicians in the world to the Caribbean, New England and Canada on very limited dates. Prepare to be amazed!
Tempted to give themed cruising a try?