LOS ANGELES, January 2, 2007 - An impressive dossier of distinguished specialists in various fields of health and wellness from the renowned Cleveland Clinic will set sail on eight worldwide cruises with Crystal Cruises in 2007. As part of the luxury line's Creative Learning Institute enrichment program, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of complimentary interactive classes and workshops led by top physicians from one of the country's most prestigious medical centers. From learning about how to manage headaches and arthritis (while traveling through Northern Europe) to tips for a healthier golf game (aboard a Trans-Ocean crossing), approximately three classes will be scheduled on each cruise.
Crystal Cruises also provides a "Travel Tips from the Cleveland Clinic" section on its website at www.crystalcruises.com
under "Before You Sail," which offers tips from the Cleveland Clinic on "Food and Water Considerations While Traveling," "Immunization Considerations When Traveling Abroad," "Overcoming Jet Lag," and "Traveling with Asthma."
"Crystal's guests are educated and informed and they want to enrich themselves on vacation. They also want to know that they are learning from credible professionals who will share cutting edge research," says Kristin Turner, Crystal Cruises' manager of entertainment who oversees the program. "The Cleveland Clinic is one of the most respected hospitals in the world. It's no surprise that the feedback on these programs has been exceptional."
Since 2003, Crystal has been providing creatively innovative enrichment programming designed to enhance guests' quality of life and personal growth through its partnership with such esteemed institutions as the Cleveland Clinic. The 2007 voyages aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity promise to be no exception as the luxury line continues its quality alliance with notable doctors from various Cleveland Clinic departments on the following departures:
Jan. 31 - Feb. 11 Panama Canal voyage from Costa Rica to Miami
Featuring: Dr. Michael Modic, M.D., Division Chairman of the Neurological Institute Office
Topics: Healthcare screenings, cardiovascular disease and brain imaging diagnostics
Feb. 25 - Mar. 4 Mexican Riviera sailing round-trip from Los Angeles
Featuring: Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Health and Wellness
Topics: Health, wellness and prevention
Jun. 10 - 20 Baltic cruise from London to Stockholm (including St. Petersburg)
Featuring: Dr. A. David Rothner, M.D., Department of Neurology and Director of Patient Education and Health Information for the Clinic's Department of Education
Topics: Neurology and headaches
Jun. 27 - Jul. 11 North Cape cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm
Featuring: Dr. Gary Hoffman, M.D., Department Chairman of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
Topics: Rheumatology issues
Aug. 31 - Sep. 14, port-intensive Trans-Atlantic crossing from London to New York
Featuring: Dr. A.J. Cianflocco, M.D., from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Topics: Management of osteoarthritis of the knee, the mature athlete, exercise prescription, and healthier golf
Nov 4 - 14 Panama Canal/Caribbean voyage from Miami to Costa Rica
Featuring: Dr. Mark Froimson, M.D., from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nov. 9 - 19 Trans-Atlantic crossing from Lisbon to Miami, including Bermuda
Featuring: Dr. Michael Rocco, M.D., from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Topics: Heart disease issues
Nov. 19 - 30 Panama Canal/Caribbean Thanksgiving cruise
Featuring: Dr. Michael Rabovsky, M.D., Medical Director of the Department of Family Medicine at the Clinic's Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center
Topics: Prevention and family medicine
Fares start at $1,890 per person, double occupancy.
Complimenting Creative Learning Institute classes are ongoing health, fitness and wellness opportunities. From daily exercise classes (including yoga) and personal training sessions in the state-of-the-art gym, to the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, the setting is ideal for building strength and finding balance. Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features the WALKVEST® Training System, which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk. Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, low-calorie and low-carb meals are also readily available throughout the ships.
The Crystal Difference
Crystal Cruises' ultra-luxurious 940-guest Crystal Symphony and 1,080-guest Crystal Serenity are distinguished by impeccable service, abundant space, excellent choices and quality throughout. The line enjoys an unparalleled reputation for excellence, grounded in 11 consecutive years of "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" awards by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines - the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction.
For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line's website at www.crystalcruises.com