Seward to Vancouver on Crystal Symphony
DATES : April 24 - 29, 2013 (5 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $1,470 Per Person


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Enjoy complimentary enrichment that inspires and choices that impress with instruction in topics from Pilates to Photoshop. Also featured on every Crystal cruise is a delightful combination of entertainers and guest speakers that include world affairs experts, renowned writers and fascinating celebrities to talk about their professional experiences and share their insights.

Cruise 3209B - Pacific Panorama: Crystal Getaways

Seward to Vancouver
April 24 to April 29, 2013
5 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony 

*Theme: Ocean Views   


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Scott Peterson

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Naki Ataman, Variety Pianist 
Michel Bell, Vocalist 
Greg Bonham, Vocalist 
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist
Marc Paul, Magician/Mind Reader
Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Comedy Improv Group

Magic Castle At Sea


(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).   

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call 
Diva starring Karen Grainger
Route 66
Standing Room Only 

(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Jay Christofferson (Napa, CA)
Dr. Jay P. Christofferson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Utah in 1961, a master’s degree in 1964 and Ph.D. in 1970 in zoology from the University of Hawaii.  He was employed at California State University, Stanislaus (CSUS) from 1970 to 1996, where he was promoted from assistant professor to professor.  He served as the biology department chairman for three years, associate dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (ALS) for four years and the interim dean of the College of ALS for two years.  He left CSUS to become the dean of the School of Science and Natural Resources at Lake Superior State University, where he served until accepting the position of vice president, academic affairs at the California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University system.  He retired from this position June 30, 2004.

Special Interest Lecturer: Naturalist

Doug Capra (Seward, AK)
Doug Capra has lived in Alaska for over 40 years. After retiring from teaching, he worked for 15 years as a National Park Ranger. He is a certified trainer for the National Association for Interpretation. He has published two books about Alaska history, dozens of articles and essays, and forewords for several books, most notably Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska and Northern Christmas by American artist Rockwell Kent. One of his plays, Into Alaska A Woman Came: The Alaska Nellie Story, has been performed for five summers in Alaska. 

Special Interest Lecturer

General Nick Halley (Upland, CA)
General Nick Halley is a recognized expert on leadership, terrorism, change management and integrity. His leadership expertise was learned and developed under the most stressful conditions - combat. His impressive background as a senior leader in the military, government and corporate worlds include: an Engineering Degree from West Point, Nuclear Physics Masters Degree from the University Of Virginia, Commander of soldiers in three conflicts-Vietnam, Grenada and Desert Storm (Iraq). 

Special Interest Lecturer

Dr. Joseph Kess (Victoria, Canada)
Joe Kess is now retired from the University of Victoria where he was Acting Director and Chair in Japan and Asia-Pacific Relations at the Center for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and where he lectured on psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and the relationship between language, culture, and national identity as a Professor in the Department of Linguistics. His early training includes a BSc from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an MA and PhD through the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada and is the recipient of a University-wide award for Teaching Excellence. He has been listed in the Who’s Who in Canada, as well as the Who’s Who in the Commonwealth.  His work has been cited in the Encylopedia Brittanica, and he currently serves as an External Research Associate to Japan's National Academy for Japanese Language and Linguistics. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government, the highest honor bestowed upon foreign nationals by Japan. He has worked with a wide variety of linguistic and cultural groups from diverse geographical settings: for example, Tagalog and other languages of the Philippines in Southeast Asia; Japanese in Japan, as well as Japanese in Hawaii and Canada; Motu from Papua New Guinea; Kuanuan/Tolai from New Britain; Slovene, South Slavic, and other Slavonic languages; and the First Nations languages Ahousaht (a Nootkan language) and Haida in British Columbia. He is responsible for 14 books or monographs, dozens of book chapters, hundreds of articles, reviews, and professional presentations in both professional and community settings on five continents, especially Asia and North America.

Special Interest Lecturer

Terence Smith (Shady Side, MD)
Terence Smith is an award-winning journalist who has been a political reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and television analyst over the course of a four-decade career. He has written on everything from a Bedouin wedding in the Sinai to firefights in the jungles of Vietnam to presidential news conferences in the White House.

Born into a newspapering family, his father was Red Smith, the sports columnist, Smith began his career covering local politics at the Stamford Advocate (CT). Moving on to The New York Herald Tribune, his coverage of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign for the United States Senate in New York attracted attention and propelled him to a job at The New York Times. He spent 20 years with The Times, including eight years abroad in the Middle East and Far East, covering four wars, peace negotiations and the day-to-day lives of people in more than 40 countries. Smith’s coverage earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations and numerous other awards. He won the Times’ Publisher’s Prize for outstanding writing 22 times. Smith also served as Assistant Foreign Editor and Deputy Metropolitan Editor in New York. In the paper’s Washington bureau, he served as diplomatic correspondent and chief White House correspondent before founding and editing the popular Washington Talk page.

In 1985, Smith joined CBS News in Washington, covering the Reagan White House and for nine years, reporting the cover stories for CBS Sunday Morning. He earned two Emmys for his work on the broadcast 48 Hours, and shared in the George Foster Peabody Award for general excellence given to the staff of CBS Sunday Morning.

In 1998, Smith turned to public television, founding and leading the media unit at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As senior producer and media correspondent, Smith broadcast 110 in-depth tape reports and anchored some 250 studio discussions on media, national and international issues. In the course of seven years, Smith and his unit won 18 national awards and honors for media criticism and analysis. He is now a special correspondent for The NewsHour.

*Theme Presentation: Ocean Views

Lively, engaging and interactive, Ocean Views will feature panels of distinguished ambassadors, professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and other veteran strategists to debate current events and global issues. From both sides of the proverbial aisle, world affairs experts will square off on defense policies, international conflicts and even geographical illiteracy.

(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment and Theme Presentations are on all cruises).

The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute

Our innovative series of complimentary interactive classes created to enhance our guests quality of life in the areas of Arts & Entertainment, Business & Technology, Lifestyle & Wellness. Guests receive a certificate of completion at the end of the curriculum.

Odyssey Art at Sea Instructor

Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Roberta Socolof (Briarcliff Manor, NY).

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents 
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course

Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, CA)   
Want to take your home movies to the next level? Post your mini-blockbusters or vacation videos to Facebook or YouTube? In five fun classes, learn how to shoot and edit short movies using an iPad. Improve your video and photo skills. The course is taught by professionals, but aimed at non-professionals.
Course requirements: please bring your own iPad and pre-load the iMovie application prior to boarding. If you do not already own the iMovie app for iOS, you must have iOS6 in order to purchase and download iMovie ($4.99) from the App Store. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Due to the hands-on nature of this unique program, class size is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up online using Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Louie Payongayong plus Instructor Chip Adam (Long Beach, CA). Our popular Computer University@Sea program: expanded curriculum of complimentary lectures and classes on a variety of computer-related topics, plus e-mail instruction in our computer center, equipped with 25 state-of-the-art workstations, all equipped for e-mail and Internet access (fees apply).

Guest Master Photographer

Richard Dutkowski
Richard Dutkowski is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He has been a successful professional photographer in the UK for over 20 years during which time his artistry has won him many prestigious awards and the title “UK Master Photographer of the Year.”  He is also a Past President of the Master Photographers Association. Richard is a recognized leader in the medium of black and white photography. Portraiture has always been a passion and Richard treats each of his commissions as an opportunity to create unique portraits. Each is not only an object of beauty, but also has lasting value for generations to come. His work has often been described as priceless and his portraits now hang with pride in many homes and offices in Europe, America and Asia. With years of experience Richard is truly a 'Master' of technique, able to ‘paint’ his subjects with light and then capture their very essence and heart. Richard will be setting up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.


Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Maria Cardona (Phoenix, AZ).


Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features The WALKVEST® Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.

Nordic Walking
Crystal Cruises is the only cruise line to offer a Nordic Walking program to help you get more out of your limited exercise time on board. The use of lightweight poles for stability and balance will facilitate your fitness needs even if you have knee or hip issues. Two specially designed adjustable poles work the upper body while walking. Like cross country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step the person takes. Our Fitness Staff will guide you to quickly be deck-walking for fun and fitness. You will be using feather weight aluminum poles provided by the market leader, LEKI®.

Pilates Instructor

Melanie Hawkins (Los Angeles, CA)

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Deep Cove, Nova Scotia)
Bruce Murray has been a C.P.G.A. member for over 40 years serving the C.P.G.A. as a Director, as well as serving as chairman of many association portfolios. He has been a Head Professional/Director of Golf at five clubs in his career the most prominent being Royal Montréal, Shaughnessy in Vancouver and now Wildfire in Lakefield, Ontario. Bruce's responsibilities have varied within the scope of the various clubs, but teaching has been and remains his main passion. He has taught students of every level, from novices to professionals and leading amateurs. Bruce is now retired from the private club life and lives outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Susan Carter and Jean Paul Trudel (Nepean, Canada)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Richard Sunwoo (Redondo Beach, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Burbank, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Richard Douglas (San Diego, CA)
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA)
Steve Ong
(Fremont, CA)
Ron Sherman
(Westland, MI)  
Allan Thompson
(Edmonton, Canada)
John Thompson
(Portland, OR)
List as of 04/21/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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