Barcelona to Miami on Crystal Serenity
DATES : December 9 - 21, 2012 (12 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,620 Per Person
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Cruise 2327 - Atlantic ExplorerMediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean
Barcelona to Miami
December 9 to December 21, 2012
12 Days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Gary Guthman, Instrumentalist-Trumpet
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove
Across the Pond
Million Dollar Musicals
Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John starring Jonathan Kane
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Dr. Jay Wolff took his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A member of the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy and elected a member of the British Royal Society of Health, he has published more than a hundred articles on history and culture in professional journals as well as American Heritage, Forbes, American Legacy, The Washington Post and The L.A. Times. He has been a commentator on The History Channel and is an enthusiastically received destination lecturer who brings history to life with stories of the people and events that changed the world.
Lee Ellis is founder and President of Leadership Freedom LLC. He is a leadership consultant and executive coach with an extensive background in the development of leadership assessments. Additionally, he is a keynote speaker in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, executive development, and succession planning. Lee’s most popular presentation focuses on his experience as a prisoner of war and the lessons learned. Early in his career, Lee served as an Air Force fighter pilot flying 53 combat missions over North Vietnam. In 1967, he was shot down and held as a POW for more than five years in Hanoi and surrounding camps. After the war, he commanded a flying squadron, and then managed leadership development before retiring as a colonel. Lee’s combat decorations include two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, and the POW medal. Lee has a BA in History and a MS in Counseling and Human Development. He has authored or co-authored three books on leadership and career development. His newest book is LEADING with HONOR: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton has been highly acclaimed by Publishers Weekly and senior leaders from the business and military communities.
Dr. Carolyn Harris (Toronto, Canada)
Dr. Carolyn Harris completed her PhD in history at Queen’s University at Kingston, including two terms as Visiting Overseas Research Student at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has taught the History of Early Modern Europe and the Intellectual Origins of the Contemporary West at Queen’s University. Carolyn is an expert in the history of European monarchy and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC Radio 5, CBC syndicated radio, Radio Canada International, TVO’s The Toronto Star, the National Post, and the Globe and Mail. Her writing concerning the historical context for issues facing the British monarchy today has appeared in a variety of newspapers including The Globe and Mail and Kingston Whig-Standard. She is the author of the http://www.royalhistorian.com blog and is currently working on a book comparing perceptions of Queen Henrietta Maria during the English Civil Wars with those of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.
Crystal's 'resident moon-man,' Tom Logsdon is an award-winning rocket scientist with an international reputation. Early in his career, he used the mathematics and physics he learned in school to figure out the optimum trajectories and the rocket-powered maneuvers that allowed all 12 Apollo astronauts to land on the surface of the moon. He also handled similar assignments for the giant Echo balloon, the manned Skylab capsule, various Mars missions, and the GPS navigation satellites. He has written and sold 1.7 million works, including 29 non-fiction books, portions of which have been translated into a dozen different languages. Currently, he is writing the text and handling the color illustrations for his first children's book called Going Up and is composing articles for Encyclopedia Britannica.
Dr. David Plourd (San Diego, CA)
Dr. David Plourd received his BA in natural sciences from Pepperdine University and attended medical school at UCLA. Currently he is an assistant professor at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He is also a board examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN and an expert reviewer/consultant for several state medical boards. Additionally, Dr. Plourd serves as a medical consultant to the National Marine Mammal Foundation. As a supporter of the safety and preservation of dolphins and whales, he has had the opportunity to volunteer with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and SeaWorld’s dolphin and pinniped trainers, and has had the privilege of observing the United States’ Navy Marine Mammal Program. Among his honors and awards, Dr. Plourd was voted “Teacher of the Year” by the intern class of 2003 at the Naval Medical Center and presented with the Admiral Edward Rhodes Stitt Award. Dr. Plourd has been interviewed on national television and serves as a consultant on women’s health for ABC News, Fox News, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Woman’s Day, WebMD, and The Dr. Oz. Show. While his many medical duties keep him busy, Dr. Plourd’s passion is spending time studying dolphins, whales, and the varied marine life in the world’s oceans
On the eve of America's entry into World War II, TIME magazine reported that to the German masses the United States meant "sky-scrapers, Clark Gable, and Artie Shaw." Some 42 years after that, in December l983, Artie Shaw made a brief return to the bandstand, after thirty years away from music, not to play his world-famous clarinet but to launch his latest (and still touring) orchestra at the newly refurbished Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY. Oddly enough, New Rochelle isn't all that far from New Haven, CT, where Artie Shaw spent his formative years and at an early age became a compulsive reader, and where at 14 he began to play the saxophone (and several months later the clarinet), and at 15 left home to play all over America.
Mike Boscarino, Trombone
Geoff Burke, Alto Saxophone
Hardin Butcher, Trumpet
Jason Colby, Trumpet
Sam Dillon, Tenor Saxophone
Doug Elliott, Trombone
Vitaly Golovnev, Trumpet
Sarah Hayes, Vocalist
Mark Holovnia, Drums
Matt Koza, Clarinet
Kerry MacKillop, Trumpet
Chris Oberholtzer, Trombone
Paul Odeh, Piano
Lisa Parrott, Baritone Saxophone
John Simon, Tenor Saxophone
Bronek Suchanek, Bass
Geoff Vidal, Alto Saxophone
Will Friedwald writes about jazz and popular music for The Wall Street Journal and is the author of eight books on music and popular culture, including the new and critically acclaimed A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. Dubbed "the Poet Laureate of vintage pop music," he is internationally recognized as a leading authority on jazz and adult pop music, as well as Broadway shows, jazz and pop vocalists, big bands, and classic American pop. His other books include Stardust Melodies: the Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs, Tony Bennett's autobiography The Good Life, and Sinatra! The Song is You: A Singer's Art.
Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Rudy Hernandez (Whittier, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
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.
Moncatar plus Instructor Cheryl 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 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®.
Gigi Yazicioglu Thesman (Encino, CA)
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.
Stanley Goldsmith (Danville, CA)
Peter Hallock (Tampa, FL)
Emery Lendvay (Madison, OH)
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Ronald Sherman (Westland, MI)