President’s Cruise Aboard Crystal Serenity

Vineyards & Vistas Cruise

Hosted by President & CEO Tom Wolber

MIAMI, April 19, 2018 – Today, Crystal announced that President & CEO Tom Wolber will host the line’s annual President’s Cruise aboard Crystal Serenity this July. The  “Vineyards & Vistas” voyage sets sail on July 29, 2018 from London to Monte Carlo on a 14-day journey through the wine lands and coastal countryside of Western Europe, and will feature special events and activities hosted by Wolber and his wife, Sharon. On the interactive voyage, guests can attend a presentation by Wolber on what is on the horizon for Crystal, special receptions and dinners throughout the sailing, as well as a hosted shore excursion in Barcelona, Spain.

“The President’s Cruise is a Crystal tradition I very much look forward to, as it is one of the best opportunities for me to connect with guests who have long loved the brand, as well as those who may be sailing with us for the first time,” Wolber said. “To be able to spend such quality time with Crystal’s best ambassadors – our guests – while sailing such a beautiful part of the world is a treat.”

The two-week itinerary sails the coast of France with two overnights in Bordeaux and one night each in Lisbon and Barcelona, allowing travelers to fully immerse themselves in the rich wine and culinary culture found in the destinations. Crystal Adventures ashore further underscore this, with opportunities to visit famed wineries at Médoc and St-Emilion, cooking classes and winemaking instruction in Bordeaux; special port tasting in Lisbon; and an exploration of traditional tapas in Barcelona. Dozens of other excursions cater to a host of varied interests beyond the glass and table, from an off-road adventure in Portugal’s Sintra Mountain to the castle gardens and manors of Guernsey.

The cruise will also be a dedicated Crystal Society sailing. Fares for the 2018 President’s Cruise start at $5,585 per person, double occupancy.

Liam Cusack

Liam P. Cusack is the Managing Editor of Cruise & Travel Report (, a publication dedicated to providing travelers the same news that industry insiders receive. A self-described “travel nerd”, Liam is an Ocean Liner and Cruise Industry historian who has traveled to more than 60 countries, every US state and sailed on more than 60 cruises. After nearly two decades as an award-winning political journalist and investigative reporter at a major NYC daily newspaper, he decided to dedicate his career to helping avid travelers, like himself, be more well-informed. With Cruise & Travel Report, Liam strives to provide news and tips to make every vacation a dream vacation.