Crystal Cruises’ New Asia Boutique Adventures

November 13, 2014

Crystal Cruise’ new Asia Boutique Adventures give insight into Dim Sum making, Chinese mixology, Sumo wrestling and more…

Ultra-luxury Crystal Cruises has released a new selection of Boutique Adventures – intimate shoreside excursions not available on any other cruise line – which are available on its 2015 Asia voyages. The experiences include dim sum making and mixology in Hong Kong; immersing guests in the day and life of a Shanghainese in Shanghai; and learning how Sumo wrestlers stay in shape in Tokyo.

Learning the art of Dim Sum Making and Chinese Mixology in Hong Kong, with lunch at Tin Lung Heen, a two-star Michelin restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton. Afterward, participate in a mixology class at Ozone, the world’s highest bar.

Experience Shanghai: A Day in the Life for an experience immersing guests in the culture of Shanghai. Explorers will participate in a tai chi class in the park, shop at the wet market, take a cooking class for lunch, join a calligraphy and paper cutting workshop and pay a home visit to a local family for tea.

Enjoy a Private Viewing of Bund 26 including a private dinner on the balcony of the ABC Bank following a showing of the art and the private rooms of the bank.

Observe a Traditional Tokyo Sumo Stable where Japan’s wrestlers will be immersed in their morning practice called “asa-keiko”.

Master Otaru Sushi Making with this cooking workshop that includes a visit to the local food market to shop for ingredients, followed by sushi making and sake tastings with the chef at a local sushi restaurant.

Relish in the Taste of Kyoto by visiting the local market with a Kyoto chef for cooking ingredients and indulging in the cuisines and sake unique to Kyoto.

Crystal’s 2015 Asia itineraries collectively call in Ho Chi Minh City and Chan May, Vietnam; Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia; Surabaya, Bali, Semarang, Jakarta and Belawan, Indonesia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Pusan, South Korea; Taipei/Keelung, Taiwan; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sanya, Dalian, Xiamen, Yantai and Beijing, China; and Kōchi, Osaka, Aomori, Otaru and Tokyo, Japan. Until 2nd January, all-inclusive cruise only fares for the 2015 Asia season start from £1,145 per person.

Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Aboard the all-inclusive, ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, superior quality and extensive choices. Crystal sails to all seven continents, providing worldwide holidays of five to 100+ days that bridge the best of land and sea.

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