When it comes to luxurious shore excursions with a difference, Crystal Cruises has certainly raised the bar with its all-new Boutique Adventures, which will be available on all the line’s Asia voyages in 2015. These unique experiences are designed to immerse passengers in the cultures and flavours of this inspiring and fascinating region on a huge choice of itineraries throughout the year.
The experiences will include a chance to learn the art of authentic Dim Sum-making in Hong Kong, with a trip to the two-star Michelin-starred Ritz Carlton restaurant and a mixology class at the highest bar in the world, Ozone. In Shanghai, Crystal Cruises’ passengers can get an experience of the daily culture, with a tai chi class in the park, trip to the market, paper-cutting workshop and tea with a local family. Also in Shanghai, guests can enjoy a private dinner on the balcony of the ABC Bank and enjoy a personal tour of its private rooms.
In Japan, Crystal guests will be able to get up close and personal with sumo wrestlers as they partake in their morning asa-keiko practice. Other experiences include a sushi-making master class in Otaru, which includes a visit to the local market to shop for ingredients, tastings at a local restaurant and a trip to an authentic Kyoto market with a native chef to source ingredients as well as the chance to sample the city’s famous Sake.
If you feel inspired to immerse yourself in the fantastic culture of Asia, we have an excellent selection of voyages with Crystal Cruises available for 2015. As well as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Kyoto, you can visit such landmark cities as Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur. Just call our dedicated Cruise Concierge today to find your perfect Asia itinerary with Crystal Cruises.