Classified: Crystal’s Cosmonaut Training

A summer or so ago , my husband and I cruised the Baltic on Regent Seven Seas.  The most impressive thing to our college sons was the shore excursion that my husband ultimately missed –  shooting with the KGB.   I am not sure if this tops that experience or not.

Classified: Crystal’s Cosmonaut Training

Crystal Cruises has a new high-end excursion program for the courageous cruiser: Cosmonaut training! 

In an industry first, Crystal has arranged shore excursions to Russia’s former top secret Cosmonaut
Training Center, Star City.  What this means is, (for those of you willing to spend from $4,359 up to $32,995 -pricing depends on the package), that you can train like a Cosmonaut on some of the most modern and advanced space equipment anywhere in the world.

Here’s the information Crystal Cruises provides on these four outstanding Crystal Adventures:

Hydrospace: “The Final Challenge” – Considered the most advanced cosmonaut training, participants must install a space antenna on a replica of the International Space Station while wearing an authentic space suit and submerged in 54,000 square feet of water.

Centrifuge G-Force Experience: On the ride of a lifetime, experience the simulated G-forces of blast off, flight in orbit and spacecraft descent on the specially-reserved 300-ton centrifuge.

Zero Gravity Weightlessness Adventure:
  Aboard the world’s largest parabola aircraft, experience the absence of gravity. Flying in a steep parabola formation from as high as 20,000 feet, participants literally take flight at least 10 times during this adventure.

Russia’s Quest Beyond the Earth: Delve into the behind-the-scenes highlights of cosmonaut training and Russian space travel from the 1950’sand beyond.

These four adventures will be available on Crystal’s 7-, 10- and 11-day Baltic voyages- departing from London, Stockholm or Copenhagen (with overnights in St. Petersburg.) Included in package pricing is round-trip air transportation (St. Petersburg and Moscow), overnight hotel accommodations, and a Moscow city tour that includes Red Square and the Kremlin.

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