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Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller set for Crystal’s 2012 big band and ballroom dance cruises

Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller set for Crystal’s 2012 big band and ballroom dance cruises

With classic dance moves currently taking center stage on “Dancing with the Stars,” Crystal Cruises has expanded its live Big Band and Ballroom Dance theme cruises for 2012. Guests will feel like stars themselves as they swing, cha-cha, and tango across the Atlantic accompanied by two old-school favorites: the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Crystal Symphony’s March 19th Miami-Madeira-Lisbon voyage, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra on Crystal Serenity’s Barcelona-Canary Is.-St. Maarten-Miami cruise on December 9.

Whether a dancer or just toe-tapping listener, guests will be surrounded by live 17-20-piece orchestras with vocalists, plus complimentary daily dance sessions, including:

*  Professional group dance lessons for all levels of experience
*  Advanced dance workshops for more proficient dancers
*  Twice the usual number of professional dance instructors
*  Extra Ambassador Hosts to lead women without dance partners
*  Dancing both in the afternoon and late into the evening

Says Entertainment Vice President Bret Bullock: “Big Band cruises are among our most popular and highly rated Experiences of Discovery theme cruises. Travelers love the timeless elegance of Trans-Atlantic cruising, Crystal Cruises’ inviting onboard luxury experience, and the added pleasure of song and dance-filled days and nights.”

“Book Now” plus “Two-for-One” promotions amount to more than $5,000 per person in savings on each voyage. If booked by October 31, March’s 10-day, “all-inclusive” (Crystal’s first-ever) voyage starts at a remarkably-low $1,360/person, including complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges, and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff. December’s 12-day sailing is also all-inclusive, with starting fares of $2,620/person, if booked by October 31.


Crystal Cruise’s 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.