Bangkok to Hong Kong on Crystal Symphony
DATES : March 12 - 23, 2013 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,200 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 3206B - Treasures of Southeast Asia: Crystal Getaways

Asia, World / Grand Cruise 
Bangkok to Hong Kong 
March 12 to March 23, 2013
11 days (4 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson 

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Vincenzo Martinelli, Latin/Spanish Guitarist
Derek Metzger, Vocalist
Elio Pace, Variety Pianist
David Schofield, Concert Pianist
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Virginia Gentlemen, A cappella performers

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Armstrong

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

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon 
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

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

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

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Raju Mandhyan (Manila, Philippines)
Raju is one of Asia’s leaders in organizational development. Born in India, Raju has travelled the world as a business leader, his expertise in South East Asia. Raju is past Chairman of the Philippines, India Business Council and one of the founding members of MOVE (Matching Opportunities and Ventures of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce). Raju is host and Producer of Talk Show, ExPat InSights as well as an author and distinguished keynote speaker.  Raju brings his knowledge and experiences of the regions to life with humour and insights.

Special Interest Lecturer

Tony Alessandra (San Diego, CA)
Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985 and has been recognized by Meetings & Conventions magazine as 'one of America's most electrifying speakers.' His programs get across practical information - with a lot of entertainment and snap - so people can grasp it, remember it, and use it. Dr. Alessandra is a widely-published author with 17 books translated into 49 foreign language editions, including The Platinum Rule, The Power of Listening, and 10 Qualities of Charismatic People.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Prof. Louis Rene Beres (West Lafayette, IN)
Professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, columnist and author, Dr. Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971). His ten published books deal with such issues as US foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism, nuclear strategy and nuclear war. Dr. Beres is also the author of more than fifty major law journal articles, and of over one hundred scholarly articles dealing with various philosophical, psychological, historical and military dimensions of world politics. His lectures provide a stimulating and informed guide to critical issues of our time.

Special Interest Lecturer: Hollywood

Jim Jimirro (Los Angeles, CA)
Creator and founding president of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video.

(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment 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 Marlene Batoff (Sunny Isles Beach, FL).

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

Wes Malkin and Robyn Symon (Los Angeles, 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).


Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Mandarin classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Tzueng-Bieng Li (Bel Air, MD).

Guest Master Photographer

Simon John
A successful portrait photographer for over 25 years, Simon John’s modern images compliments his subject’s individuality and taste. Simon, a fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), received this honor at a prestigious function at the House of Commons, Westminster, England. He is also a fellow of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and actively promotes the art of portraiture. The BIPP and MPA selected Simon to be the Chairman of Judges for the 2008 British Professional Photography Awards. He is part of a select group of professional photographers who have won 10 Kodak Gold awards for excellence in portraiture. In addition, he won the prestigious UK’s Face 2000 millennium portrait competition. Simon’s creativity produces exciting portraits that capture your personality with style, and will most certainly become one of your most treasured possessions. Simon will be setting up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Selected images from these portrait sessions will be presented in a hand-crafted, custom-bound album. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.


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

Lydia Ho (Rosemead, CA)

Golf Teaching Professional

Roberto Borgatti (New York, NY)
Roberto Borgatti conducts golf clinics for all levels of players, and seminars for teaching professionals around the world. He is a much sought-after clinician for professional golf associations and regularly prepares tour players for competitions. Roberto also conducts playing clinics for corporate outings of Fortune 500 companies and charity events. During the winter season he is the featured instructor at the Long Boat Key Club in Florida. Roberto’s comprehensive approach combines sound methodology, fitness training and state-of-the art V1 Professional video swing-analysis technology. Roberto has coached top players from the United States, China, France, Canada and Spain. They include Belen Mozo Palacios, the current British Women’s Amateur Champion, Davyn Nola, a six-time World Long Drive finalist, and Arlene McKitrick, with 137 worldwide tournament victories. Roberto has also instructed golfers of all skill levels in such countries as Australia, Spain, England, Germany, Thailand, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, China, and France. His instructional methods have been featured in Golf Digest’s Golf for Women and Europe’s Canal Plus Television. Roberto is the author of A Swing You Can Trust, which was released in 2007 by Simon & Schuster.
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

Father Ralph Kleiter (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Dance Team/Instructors

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

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
George Allen (Walnut Creek, CA)
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA)
Hamid Mansory
(Victoria, Canada)
List as of 02/22/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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