Travelers experiencing football withdrawal during the long months between the Super Bowl and pre-season match-ups can get their fix with some of the game’s greatest minds aboard Crystal Cruises’ summer Baltic cruise. 

Legendary coach and record holder for most NFL wins ever, Don Shula, Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka and 31-year NFL veteran referee Jim Tunney will bring their collective expertise and tales from their storied careers aboard Crystal Serenity during a June 15, 10-day Scandinavia/Russia cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm.

Guests will have the rare opportunity to interact with the Gridiron greats throughout the voyage, as they impart their experiences in leadership, on and off the field, and share inspiring anecdotes of success and teamwork.  

“Whether or not one is a football fan, all guests can learn from these experts’ wisdom about success and victory through great team management—disciplines that are applicable to virtually any aspect of life,” says Bret Bullock, vice president, entertainment.  “We’re thrilled to welcome these legendary athletes on board for what is certain to be an enlightening and motivating experience for everyone.”

With overnights in Copenhagen, St. Petersburg (two nights) and Stockholm, the 10-day sailing also visits Berlin, Helsinki and Tallinn.  For bookings by February 28, all-inclusive cruise fares start at $4,580 per guest, with attractive air fare add-ons available from more than 90 North American gateway cities.