Respected human rights campaigner and peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu will share his unique insights and wisdom with passengers travelling on the Crystal Serenity in March 2015. That’s when the vessel will call at a number of African ports on its Indian Explorer itinerary – which is a segment of Crystal Cruises 25th Anniversary world cruise.
One of the country’s most prominent and reasoned voices throughout its long struggle with apartheid, Archbishop Tutu remains an active campaigner for justice and will share with Crystal Serenity’s passengers his personal insights into South Africa’s history and political development. The archbishop will cover topics directly linked to the struggle, such as ‘Bridging the Chasm between Black and White’ but will also deliver valuable lectures on wider inspirational topics such as the search for spiritual values and unity in business. Today, Archbishop Tutu spends much of his time on AIDS and climate change awareness projects and is the chairman of the Elders – a group of non-partisan statesmen from around the world.
The Indian Ocean Explorer voyage sets sail from Perth, Australia and makes its way to the African continent with calls at Mauritius and Madagascar along the way. Passengers will then call at Maputo in Mozambique before visiting the South African ports of Richard’s Bay, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Here, they’ll enjoy an overnight stay on-board, giving them plenty of time to explore the many sights of the country’s famous capital, including its most celebrated natural landmark, Table Mountain.
Extensively redesigned in 2013, The Crystal Serenity offers cruisers a chic and contemporary environment for the duration of their cruise, with some stylish and innovative public spaces, such as the Trident Grill which is situated in a glass-roofed courtyard and features live olive trees and the Seahorse Pool which is the perfect place to take a dip and relax on the stylish new loungers.