PAGODAS & PALACES: CRYSTAL GETAWAYS
Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City on Crystal Symphony
DATES : February 11 - 17, 2015 (6 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,025 Per Person
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Cruise 5204A - PAGODAS & PALACES: CRYSTAL GETAWAYS
Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City
February 11 - 17, 2015
6 days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Symphony
Michel Bell, Vocalist
MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers
Duncan Tuck, Comedian/Instrumentalist
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist
(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).
*Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Diva starring Karen Grainger
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Gordon Porth, Crystal Cove
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).
Joseph Snyder (Kensington, MD)
As a diplomat with the US Department of State’s Foreign Service for thirty years, Joe Snyder served at embassies in Thailand, Iran, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Austria, as well as in Washington. Among his government positions was Director of the State Department Press Office and Spokesman, when he often delivered a televised daily briefing with reporters, and Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, where he directed work on nuclear issues in North Korea, Iran, and Iraq.
Alexander B. Murphy (Eugene, OR)
Frequent lecturer and author, Alec Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in archeology from Yale University, a law degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. He is past president of the Association of American Geographers and a leader in the effort to promote geographic education. His presentations help guests appreciate the nature and significance of the places where we sail.
(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment Presentations are on all cruises).
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.
Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Pam Tucker (Rye, NY).
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Sandy Lee (Kennett Square, PA) 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.
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Kinsey McLean (Los Angeles, CA)
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.
Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Cheryl Rucker McQueen (Los Angeles, 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).
Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features The WALKVEST® Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.
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.
RoseAnne Levinson (Marblehead, MA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Father Josef Venker (Seattle, WA)
Paul Zaidman (Melbourne, Australia) and Anna Selleck (Melbourne, Australia)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Al Albero (Ridgefield, CT)
Roy Busby (Solihull, England)
Michael Kippes (Kennewick, WA)
John Thompson (Morongo Valley, CA)