A brand new Experiences of Discovery voyage will focus on highlights and breakthroughs in science and technology, from space travel to the latest in medical technology, aboard Crystal Cruises’ November 28 Mexican Riviera voyage.

On the impressive roster of experts for Crystal Symphony’s seven-day “Riviera Discovery”:

* Captain Robert “Hoot” Gibson – An 18-year NASA astronaut and veteran U.S. Navy fighter pilot, who has commanded four of his five space missions and attended renowned Navy Fighter Weapons School “Topgun”;

* Rhea Seddon – One of the first six women to enter NASA’s astronaut program; Mission Specialist on the first Shuttle flight dedicated entirely to life sciences and oversaw all science activities on Spacelab Life Sciences 2; and

* Christopher M. Coburn – Cleveland Clinic’s chief of technology commercialization and Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations since its inception.

Crystal’s technology concierges will also be available for one-on-one instruction in the latest gadgets and favorite travel devices.

“Our guests have always been inquisitive and informed travelers who, now, more than ever, want to learn about the latest developments in the fields that most directly affect their lives,” says Chris Corrigall, manager of entertainment.  “The Science & Technology theme provides a fun and fascinating forum to discover new, up-and-coming things as well as things one may have always been curious about.”

Sailing round-trip from Los Angeles, the voyage visits Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Per person, promotional Two-for-One cruise fares start at $2,165, double occupancy, and include $500 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credits.  Guests booking a deluxe stateroom with verandah by July 31 will save an additional $500 per person.