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CHINA IN DEPTH

V5207

Hong Kong to Beijing (3-Day Beijing Land Program included) on Crystal Symphony
DATES : March 22 - April 4, 2015 (13 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,820 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 5207 - CHINA IN DEPTH

Asia
Hong Kong to Beijing

March 22 - April 1, 2015

10 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony     

Captain

Mark Symonds

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainer

Ian Cooper, Variety Violinist

Magic Castle At Sea

Dave Cox

Lounge Pianists

TBA, Avenue Saloon
TBA, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers     
Curtain Call
iLuminate: Imagine
Maestro
Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John
Route 66

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

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Verla Brown (Hilton Head Island, SC)
Verla Brown is an accomplished lecturer and artist who has been specializing in art appreciation lectures and art workshops around the world.  Verla’s preferred art medium is oriental brush painting, and she is well known for her “People Around The World” collection; a 100 painting depiction of characters in native dress performing the daily tasks of their culture.  They are shown in many exhibitions as well as added to private collections. Verla has lectured for many Fortune 500 corporations, including Westinghouse, General Electric, Mobile Oil Corporation, and Eli Lilly.  She has been a guest lecturer for several universities, highlighting the special significance and impact of art on a global scale.  Most recently, she was a lecturer for The University of South Carolina, on the subject of Southeast Asia. To date, Verla has provided enrichment experiences and destination lectures on 17 world cruises and over 500 cruises on lines in the six-star and above category. 

Special Interest Lecturer

Deborah Fallows (Washington, D.C.)
Deborah Fallows is a writer and linguist. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, and The New York Times. Her latest book, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language, is based on her 3-year experience living and working in China. Most recently she worked for the Pew Internet Project, publishing reports on internet use in the US and China. She worked previously in data management at Oxygen Media and in admissions at Georgetown University. When not at home in Washington, D.C., Deborah and her husband, James Fallows, are flying around the US in their small plane, reporting on the reinvention of small towns for The Atlantic's American Futures project.

Special Interest Lecturer: Current Events

James Fallows (Washington, D.C.)
Former Presidential speechwriter and current The Atlantic monthly correspondent, James Fallows has reported from around the world for more than 25 years. He has won both the National Book Award and the National Magazine Award and has appeared frequently on TV, from the Charlie Rose Show to the Colbert Report. His presentations feature surprising insights into the impact of political and technological trends.

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 and 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 Sarah Sutro (San Francisco, CA).

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Leola Bonham (Largo, FL) will host knitting classes and all levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to knit together sharing skills and advice in a congenial environment. Participation is limited.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Ben and Karen Willmore (Lyons, CO)
Want to take your home movies to the next level and learn how to share them with family and friends? In five entertaining 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 pre-loaded with the iMovie application. If you do not already own the iMovie for iOS app, you must have iOS8 in order to download iMovie from the App Store. If you have an older version of the iMovie app, be sure to update to the current version. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Please sign up online using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY, in the Library, as the class size is limited.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar 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).

Wellness

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 (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

TBA
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

TBA

Dance Team/Instructor

RoseAnne Levinson (Marblehead, MA) 
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

TBA

List as of 10/23/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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