Barcelona to Miami on Crystal Serenity
DATES : December 9 - 21, 2013 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,215 Per Person


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Sojourn to the Sunset Sojourn to the Sunset Map
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 3331 - Sojourn to the Sunset

Barcelona to Miami
December 9 to December 21, 2013
12 Days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

*Theme: Big Band & Ballroom Dance: The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Journey South, Variety Entertainers
George Sakellariou, Classical Guitarist 
Toni Warne, Vocalist
Joe West, Vocal/Instrumentalist

Special Guest Entertainer

Umi Garrett, Classical Pianist
In May 2009, 8-year-old piano prodigy Umi Garrett appeared on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Umi was such a sensation that her young career has since skyrocketed, receiving requests to perform worldwide and appearing regularly with symphony orchestras in the US and around the world. Now at age 13, Umi’s most recent accomplishments include winning first prize at the 13th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan, The Chopin International Competition "Chopin Plus" in Budapest, Hungary, and the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York. The young pianist has thrilled classical patrons in theaters from Panama to the Netherlands and beyond. Umi made her debut on the Asian continent with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and in 2012 performed with Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, her European Orchestral debut. Umi has performed solo concerts in Italy, Poland, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Australia, Japan and Panama. Umi was the Grand Prix winner (Highest award given) at The International Chopin Competition in Hartford in 2011 and was subsequently invited to perform at Carnegie (Weill) Hall.

Magic Castle At Sea

Mark Haslam

Lounge Pianists

Hal Fraser, Avenue Saloon 
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
iLuminate: The Tourist
Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John starring Jonathan Kane
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Yvette Sencer (Boca Raton, FL)
A specialist in the history of art and architecture, Dr. Yvette Jayson Sencer was Professor and Chair of Art History and Dean of Graduate Studies at State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  An animated, popular speaker, passionate about art and teaching, she now presents an annual lecture series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and writes and speaks on many periods of art history. Active in art education worldwide, Dr. Sencer represented North America for InSEA (the International Society for Education through Art), was World Councilor for USSEA (the United States Society for Education through Art), and was President of the University Council for Art Education.   

Special Interest Lecturer

Charles Carlton (Beaufort, NC)
No one can explain the British royal family and its checkered history better than Charles Carlton. A native of England, who has lived in the United States for nearly forty years; he is a retired Professor of British History at North Carolina State University and has been a Visiting Professor of Military History at Duke. Dr. Carlton is the author of some twelve books, as well as numerous articles, reviews and pieces in newspapers including the London Sunday Times and the Boston Globe. His books on Royal Mistresses, Royal Childhoods, and Royal Warriors, as well as his biography of King Charles I, have established him as a leading authority in the field. Professor Carlton can bridge the gap between academia and general audiences. For instance, the BBC turned his award winning study “Going to the Wars: the Experience of the British Civil Wars, 1638-52” into a well-received television documentary. He has been a visiting professor at universities in China, India, Scotland, and Australia. Over the last twenty five years, he has lectured extensively to English Speaking Union Groups throughout the United States, and throughout the world. Graced with wit and humor, deep learning and style, Charles Carlton's lectures provided an entertaining yet thoughtful understanding of the ever fascinating topic of the British Royal family in particular and Monarchies in general.

Special Interest Lecturer: Cleveland Clinic

Jeffrey L. Cummings (Henderson, NV)
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D. is Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV and Cleveland, OH. He is Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair of the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic. The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a clinical care, translational research, and clinical trials enterprise specializing in care of patients with neurocognitive deficits and development of new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders.  

Dr. Cummings was featured in the Gentleman’s Quarterly, Vogue and Vanity Fair as a “Rockstar of Science.”  He is an experienced clinical trialist with expertise in clinical trial design and analysis, global trial implementation, and trial outcome measures.  Dr. Cummings is the author of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory which is the most commonly used tool for clinical trials characterizing behavioral disturbances in dementia syndromes.

Special Interest Lecturer: Maritime Historian

Dr. William M. Fowler (Reading, MA)
The Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University, Dr. William Fowler's many books include William Ellery: A Rhode Island Politico and Lord of Admiralty, Rebels Under Sail: The Navy in the Revolution, Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815; Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan, and Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America. He is co-author of America and the Sea: A Maritime History.

Professor Fowler has taught courses on the History of Boston, Maritime History, Military History, and the History of New England. He has taught at Mystic Seaport Museum and has lectured for the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval War College, and the Sea Education Association. He is a trustee of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Association, the Paul Revere Memorial Association, the Old North Church Foundation, and the New England Quarterly. He is an honorary member of the Boston Marine Society and the Society of the Cincinnati.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Dr. Sheldon Simon (Tempe, AZ)
Sheldon Simon (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is professor of international politics and a specialist in U.S. national security and Asian international politics at Arizona State University where he has been a member of the faculty since 1975.  The author or editor of ten books and over 130 scholarly articles and book chapters, Professor Simon's most recent books are Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia: Disrupting Violence (2007) and China, the United States, and Southeast Asia: Perspectives from Politics, Economics, and Security (2008).  Dr. Simon regularly consults with the U.S. State and Defense Departments on Asian security issues and travels abroad annually for research and guest lectures.

*Theme Presentations: Big Band & Ballroom Dance

Theme Entertainment

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Brian Anthony
, Vocalist
Richard Chiaraluce
, 1st Alto
Steve Duncan
, 2nd Trombone
Ed Gaston
, 2nd Trumpet
Mark Gosiewski
, 4th Trumpet
Doug Henry
, 1st Tenor
Joe Jenkins
, Baritone
Ross Margitza
, Piano
Matt McCarthy
, 1st Trumpet
Adrian Moring
, Bass
Terry Myers
, Band Leader
Will Nestler
, Bass Trombone
Brian O'Flaherty
, 3rd Trumpet
Rudy Petschauer
, Drums
Ray Spires
, 2nd Alto
Dave Weaver
, 2nd Tenor
Frank Wosar
, 1st Trombone 

Theme Lecturer

Will Friedwald (New York, NY)
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.

Theme Performers/Instructors

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Natalie Miles (Newport, NH) and Rudy Hernandez (Whittier, CA) 
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises: Instructor Thomas Swenson (Greensboro, NC) teaches an innovative and fun course as an introduction to keyboard playing for adults. Tradition and technology meet in harmony to create this progressive piano-style program. With an emphasis on hands-on learning using Yamaha's exciting portable keyboards supported by the Clavinova digital piano, guests learn nearly a dozen songs during the cruise. An overview of general musical skills, including listening skills and note reading is included, as well as fun group activities such as music trivia and name that song. Passport To Music is designed for those with little or no previous keyboard experience. 

Odyssey Art At Sea Instructors

Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructors Barb and Dave Seibel (Hot Springs Village, AR). 

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Patrice Martin (Pound Ridge, NY) 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 iOS7 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 Arnold Neri plus Instructor Christine Potvin (Sidney, Canada). 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: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Nelson Dopico (Doral, FL).

Guest Master Photographer

Richard Dutkowski
Richard Dutkowski is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He has been a successful professional photographer in the UK for over 20 years during which time his artistry has won him many prestigious awards and the title “UK Master Photographer of the Year.”  He is also a Past President of the Master Photographers Association. Richard is a recognized leader in the medium of black and white photography. Portraiture has always been a passion and Richard treats each of his commissions as an opportunity to create unique portraits. Each is not only an object of beauty, but also has lasting value for generations to come. His work has often been described as priceless and his portraits now hang with pride in many homes and offices in Europe, America and Asia. With years of experience Richard is truly a 'Master' of technique, able to ‘paint’ his subjects with light and then capture their very essence and heart. Richard will be setting up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.


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®.

Pilates Instructor

Lora Anderson (Studio City, CA)

PGA Teaching Professional

Joe Herbert (Littleton, CO)
Joe Herbert has maintained membership in the PGA for over 35 years, as well as being Life Member and Quarter Century Club member. His experience includes being a Head Golf Professional/Golf Director at exclusive country clubs in Colorado. In addition, during the spring and summer months, he is the Director of Golf Instruction at Arrowhead Golf Club (Golf Digest Top 100 golf courses) in Littleton, CO. During the winter, Joe is the Director of Golf Instruction at the beautiful Classic Golf Club in Palm Springs, CA. Joe hosted the Bob Hope golf tournament from 2006 - 2009. Joe has been honored with the 1997 nomination for PGA Teaching Professional and Junior Golf Leader as well as the 2009/2010 President’s Council Award for Outstanding Golf Instructor of Developing Golf Instruction Programs. He has been featured in 2010 Style magazine during the U.S. Open, and Boomer Golf News for his outstanding teaching abilities. Joe has signed with Southwest Airlines and Swift Air for his golf instructions and DVDs while in the air on WIFI. Recently, due to the large number of requests from his students around the world, Joe released a DVD set, Fundamentals of Golf. Joe considers teaching golf to others to be one of the highlights of his life.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Anne Brechtelsbauer (Pinehurst, NC) and Sharon Renfro (Sanford, NC)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Father Jim Melley (Burbank, CA)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Ambassador Hosts

Joe Glasgow (Sarasota, FL)
Sam Halioua
(Lachine, Canada)
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH)  
Rick Mazzone
(Kingston, MA)
Jack Moya
(Whittier, CA)
Tony Vaninetti (Cathedral City, CA)
John Wong (Honolulu, HI)
Constantino Zampata (Rio Vista, CA)

Ambassador Hostesses

Jill Loomis (New York, NY)
Lori Rose (Dublin, CA)

Featured Trunk Shows

Hubert Gem Design
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'

List as of 12/05/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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