ASIAN ODYSSEY: CRYSTAL GETAWAYS
Shanghai to Kōbe on Crystal Symphony
DATES : April 5 - 12, 2013 (7 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,080 Per Person
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Asia, World / Grand Cruise
Shanghai to Kōbe
April 5 to April 12, 2013
7 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
Craig Halliday, Violinist
Chris Powley, Vocalist
(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove
Diva starring Karen Grainger
I Write The Songs
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
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.
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.
(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment Presentations are on all cruises).
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.
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®.
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.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Father Ralph Kleiter (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Rev. Clifford Blinman (Oro Valley, AZ)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
George Allen (Walnut Creek, CA)
Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA)
Hamid Mansory (Victoria, Canada)