LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2012 - Whether tapping one's toes to a soulful beat, or enjoying a prima ballerina dance high upon hers, guests on three ultra-luxe European Crystal cruises this summer will be treated to some of the richest rising young talent from the performing arts world. Continuing its esteemed partnership with The Music Center - Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, the "Emerging Artists"-themed North Cape and Mediterranean cruises feature winners of the Music Center's annual Spotlight Awards. Guests can enjoy rousing performances from the program's top musicians, singers, and dancers, as well as a rare "sneak peek" into master training classes.
"Like the Crystal Experience, the caliber of talent these artists bring to the stage is truly second to none," says Christopher Escamilla, Crystal's manager, production operations and entertainment integration. "Our exclusive 'Emerging Artists' voyages are a wonderful opportunity for guests to enjoy tomorrow's brightest stars while exploring fascinating cultural destinations."
Visiting acclaimed destinations throughout Italy, Monaco, Turkey, Ukraine, Denmark, Norway and more, each sailing features a consortium of artists performing around one musical focus:
• June 19, Venice to Istanbul (Crystal Serenity, 12 days) - 'Ballet and the Classics,' with Royal Danish Ballet dancers, opera, and classical pieces brought alive.
• July 8, Copenhagen to Stockholm (Crystal Symphony, 15 days) - Jazz-themed repertoire, featuring a diversified mix of jazz performers.
• August 13, Venice to Barcelona (Crystal Serenity, 12 days) - Boasting an international twist, this "world tour" through music and movement features song, guitar, and regional folk dancing.
Each voyage also includes Master Classes At Sea®, showcasing the intense mentoring and preparation required for professional career success.
Until June 30, all-inclusive Book Now fares for the Experiences of Discovery voyages start at $5,610/person, with optional air add-ons and savings for groups of six or more, combining cruises, and Crystal Society member-sponsored, new-to-Crystal guests.
Crystal Cruises' award-winning entertainment offerings include a range of venues and performances, from cabaret nightclub to piano bar saloon; acclaimed productions to headline entertainers; and sophisticated enrichment activities to in-room Blu-ray-viewing, for all world travelers.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625 or visit www.crystalcruises.com