Crystal Yacht Cruises to Offer Popular Crystal Visions Enrichment to Crystal Esprit Guests

Anthony Zinni

Global affairs experts to join Crystal Esprit voyages in Mediterranean, Holy Land and Cosmopolitan Emirates

LOS ANGELES, August 4, 2016 – Crystal will expand its acclaimed Crystal Visions Enrichment Program to Crystal Yacht Cruises, with three of its most popular guest speakers set to give riveting and interactive presentations to Crystal Esprit’s guests. When Crystal Esprit sails through Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Oman and the UAE this November and December, she will be joined by leading experts on the distinct global affairs of the regions and the world at large.

Sailing aboard Crystal Esprit’s November 6 Athens-Limassol voyage (visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus) and the November 13 Limassol-Aqaba voyage (visiting Cyprus, Israel and Jordan) are:

Stephen Cole – A renowned international speaker and broadcast journalist, who shares his perspective from his time with the BBC and CNN International.
Jean-Pierre Isbouts – A humanities scholar, best-selling author for National Geographic books and award-winning filmmaker, who shares his stories and observations gleaned from decades of study.

Joining the yacht’s December 23 round-trip Dubai sailing (calling in Oman, Qatar, UAE and offering a double overnight in Dubai) is:

U.S. Marine Corps General (Ret.) Anthony Zinni – A decorated military veteran celebrated as a fascinating and dynamic speaker, who will share his colorful history and world experiences.

“An important component of travel is understanding the world we explore, and Crystal has long been a leader in providing enlightening onboard experiences with esteemed leaders in various fields that mirror the enriching experiences ashore in each destination,” says Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez. “Presentations from guest experts always draw in our audience of savvy, inquisitive travelers. The intimate setting aboard Crystal Esprit will only enhance the interactive and conversational atmosphere for a truly informative opportunity.”

The three guest speakers to kick off the enrichment programming on Crystal Esprit will be familiar to Crystal guests who have sailed on the company’s award-winning ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, as they’ve all been featured as part of the Crystal Visions Enrichment program many times, due to the high level of interest from travelers.

Crystal Yacht Cruises fares for the seven-, 10-, and 11-day sailings (chronologically) begin at $4,270, $5,950 and $11,130, respectively if booked by August 31.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who follow the Crystal Cruises Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.

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 + Leisure readers for 20 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).

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