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Crystal Cruises

These cruises are designed to pair inventive cuisine with the finest wines from the regions you visit. Not only will you taste and enjoy, you will have the pleasure of meeting the chefs that prepare your amazing meals. Sail onboard Crystal Serenity from July 5 - 20 and visit amazing ports such as Copenhagen, Hellesyit/Geiranger, Murmansk, cruising the North Cape, Odlen, Bergen and Stockholm. This cruise also includes overnights in Copenhagen and Stockholm. This gives you a chance to see the history of these cities while still enjoying the luxury of Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises is proud to have Marc Cummings as the guest chef on this voyage. His credentials include being a Master Chef at the prestigious Cordon Bleu in Paris. He also has a cable show, The Very Best of Everything with Marc Cummings. He is the owner of Ole' LA restaurants. Crystal is also proud to have onboard Master Chef Sven Erik Renaa. Chef Renaa is the chef/owner of Renaa Restaurant in Stavanger and Trondheim and, among his many credits, has received numerous Chef of he Year Awards. The Wine Expert onboard this cruise will be Gwenael Laroche. She is a major asset to the Laroche brand as Ambassadress, representing the essential values, simplicity and art of hospitality. Her secret weapon is her fine cuisine, inspired by her travels. She creates varied and original food and wine pairings. Also onboard the Crystal Serenity, is an exotic journey in South America. Sail November 23- December 9 from Miami and visit Barbados, Devil's Island, Belem, Fortaleza, Natal, Marcelo, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro. An overnight in Rio de Janeiro gives guests the opportunity to see the nightlife in this exciting town. Experience the fine cuisine of Guest Chefs Rob Wilson and Hans Neuner on your cruise vacation. Chef Wilson spent 13 years as Executive Chef for The Ritz Carlton Company and was named "Chef of the Year" in 2008. He is currently the Executive Chef at Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. Chef Neuner is currently the Executive Chef at the Two-Michelin Star Ocean restaurant in Portugal and was recently named Portugal's Chef of the Year. Pairing wine on this cruise will be Nina Wemyss. Nina is a distinguished wine historian and has created cultural programs on wine and civilization. She has created two books on wine and has been a featured wine historian on the History Channel. The Guest Mixologist onboard will be Tony Abou-Ganim. Tony is a celebrated mixologist and holds the title of national ambassador of the U.S. Bartender's Guild and is an associate member of the Museum of the American Cocktail. Sail on a transatlantic journey from New York City to Reykjavik on May 23 - June 4. Onboard the Crystal Serenity visiting such ports as NYC, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, St. John's and Reykjavik. The Guest Chefs onboard are Andre Soltner and Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson. Chef Soltner is America's first superstar chef and has received the prestigious James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Chef Vigfusson leads the flourishing food scene in Iceland as head chef at Reykjavik's Kolabrautin. Bill St. John will be onboard as the star mixologist. St. John is a former journalist and television reporter. He has moved his career in the direction of teaching and writing about wine, wine & food and food preparation. These special theme cruises add to the already magnificent Crystal Cruises. Crystal's already expansive host of complimentary services now includes gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff, as well as fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship.

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