Beijing to Kōbe (3-day Beijing land program not included) on Crystal Symphony
DATES : April 2 - 12, 2013 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,100 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 3208N - Asian Odyssey

Asia, World / Grand Cruise
Beijing to Kōbe  (3-day Beijing land program not included)
April 2 to April 12, 2013
10 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony



Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Scott Peterson

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist

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
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: Photojournalist / Co-Author of Lonely Planet's Japan and Kyoto

Mason Florence (Bangkok, Thailand)
A native New Yorker, Mason Florence is one of Asia’s leading travel experts and has been documenting the people, traditions, and cultures of Japan and Southeast Asia for over 20 years. He got his start in 1990 as a Japan-based photojournalist for The Japan Times. Since then, his articles and photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers, and books the world over. Mason has authored or co-authored numerous Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, including Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Japan, Kyoto, and Hiking in Japan, as well as the photographic work Cities of the Dead: Life in New Orleans Cemeteries. In 2003, he relocated to Thailand and founded Talisman Media Group, publishers of Bangkok 101, the city’s leading visitor magazine, and the Bangkok Art Map (BAM!). Since 2008, Mason has also been Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), an intergovernmental organization promoting the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) as a single travel destination. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1990.

Special Interest Lecturer

Fred Chernow (Floral Park, NY)
Author of the best-selling self-help book The Sharper Mind, Dr. Chernow has appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows. He has been the subject of a full-page interview by The New York Times and his book was a special feature in Prevention magazine. Dr. Chernow’s presentations are laced with humor and emphasize practical approaches to a better memory, as well as audience participation.

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 Madeline Farr (New York, NY).

Digital Film Making: The iPad iMovie Video Course

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, (taught by professionals, but aimed at non-professionals), learn how to shoot and edit short movies using an iPad and acquire techniques to improve your cinematic skills.
Course requirements: please bring your own iPad and pre-load the iMovie application prior to boarding. Although the course teaches skills that can be used with any camera or computer, this course requires all video is shot and edited on your iPad. Due to the hands-on nature of this unique program, class size is limited to 20 participants. Please SIGN UP EARLY once on board.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge TBA plus Instructor TBA. 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: TBA classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor TBA.


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®. 

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Lakefield, Canada)
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, but continues his activity in teaching.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Clifford Blinman (Oro Valley, AZ)

Dance Team/Instructors

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

Ambassador Hosts

List as of 8/25/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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