Crystal announces floral cruise

The cruise will be onboard the Crystal Serenity

Ultra-luxury line Crystal Cruises has announced a unique sailing for 2013 which is themed around ‘gardens and floral design’.

‘La Dolce Vita’ will be an eleven-night voyage from Barcelona to Venice onboard the Crystal Serenity visiting gardens which, according to the firm’s statement, “epitomise the Catalan coast and French and Italian Rivieras”.

The cruise will also be joined by floral designer Paula Pryke and founder of flower think tank Wildflower Designs Sybil Sylvester.

“The scenery in these destinations is simply spectacular and is only enhanced by the artistry and historical significance expressed in their gardens,” said Philip Ordever, Crystal’s vice president of international sales and marketing. “Together, the ship and shore enrichment allow travellers to get to know the area and its unparalleled landscape in a really novel way, while also teaching green and black thumbs alike valuable ‘trip souvenir’ skills they can bring back home.”

Prices for the cruise – up until 31 October – start at GBP3,151 including return flights with an itinerary which includes calls at Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Sicily, Trogir and Venice. 

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