FROM THE SHADOW OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro on Crystal Serenity
DATES : April 3 - 18, 2015 (15 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,070 Per Person
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Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro
April 3 - 18, 2015
15 Days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
EXPERIENCES OF DISCOVERY THEME: Ocean Views
Shirley Dominguez, Harpist
Rustem Hayroudinoff, Classical Pianist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Kenny Martyn, Multi Instrumentalist
Hector Olivera, Concert Organist
Gary Williams, Vocalist
Roger Wright, Vocalist
Colin Salter, Avenue Saloon
John Mentis, Crystal Cove
Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
iLuminate: The Tourist
My Life: The Music of Billy Joel starring James Fox
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Our Safari begins with a photo opportunity in the Cove as we sail away sampling African drinks and delicacies. This theme expands throughout the evening in various venues and we invite you to explore and begin a new story with your camera. The festivities culminate with our Out of Africa show in the Galaxy Lounge. Be prepared as the mysterious continent comes to life, represented by our entertainment team.
Crystal Idol! The audition rounds have been grueling but we have found the best on board crew talent for the final of Serenity’s Crystal Idol. Who will be on the star panel of judges? Who will be our special guest artists? Who will be the winner of Crystal Idol 2015?
The brightly colored facades of the Boca district have come to Deck 12 with a carnival fair atmosphere that only Argentina can provide. Street tango and Boleadoras performances meet the Dunking Booth and the Hoop Toss. Argentine wine and beer are served as well an Argentine cocktail or two!
Ken Rees (Bristol, England)
Ken Rees brings to the role of destination lecturer over 25 years experience as a world-travelling foreign correspondent. During his career, he has reported extensively from Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. His many news credits include the Lebanese civil war, the first Gulf War, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger, and the sectarian troubles of Northern Ireland. Ken has held almost every job in a television newsroom from scriptwriter, news editor, and reporter to Director of News and Current Affairs. During a 15-year career with Britain’s flagship network program, ITN’s News at Ten, he served as a Senior Foreign Correspondent and spent six years covering the United States from Washington, D.C. In 1986 the Royal Television Society named Ken as Television Reporter of the Year, their highest honor. He now works as a broadcast consultant, trains journalists for TV companies, and writes on travel and world affairs.
Jon Ashton (Orlando, FL)
Jon Ashton began his culinary career in several notable English restaurants including the Derby Lodge Hotel and The Kirkfield Hotel in Newton Le-Willows. After moving to the United States to follow his childhood dream, Jon launched into the business with a passion for sharing his craft and making good food accessible. He has appeared frequently on the Today Show and The Tonight Show. Many of America’s most trusted brands have put their products in Jon’s hands including: Walt Disney, J.M. Smucker Company, Procter & Gamble, ConAgra and many more. He is currently the food correspondent for the nationally syndicated morning show, The Daily Buzz. Through his work as Contributing Editor of Parade and Dash magazines, Jon can be seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the nation as he travels on media tours and presentations for the Dash Around the Table cook show tour.
Lively, engaging and interactive, Ocean Views will feature panels of distinguished ambassadors, professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and other veteran strategists to debate current events and global issues. From both sides of the proverbial aisle, world affairs experts will square off on defense policies, international conflicts and even geographical illiteracy.
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.
Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises. Instructor Andrew Hisey (St. Paul, MN) introduces adult beginners to the joy and satisfaction of playing the keyboard in a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere. Tradition and technology meet in harmony to create this hands-on learning experience using Yamaha's exciting keyboards. Passport To Music is designed for those with little or no previous keyboard experience.
Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor TBA.
Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Gail Ivanco (Kitchener, Canada) 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.
Jim Bigham (Miami, FL)
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 Arwin Mañalac 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).
An updated series of 'Everything Apple' courses developed and taught by Professor Stan Leja (Corpus Christi, TX) is again being offered on iPads, iTunes, iWork, iLife, and iCloud. This Apple training provides several different, Continuing Education Unit, CEU, granting courses from Del Mar College designed to improve your ability to understand and to use your Apple devices. Each course will contain different in depth lectures and experimentation with various applications on both iPad devices and Apple computers. Social media, photography, music, navigation, communications, business applications, videos, and reading with Apple devices will all be covered during different portions of World Cruise 2015. A fee will be charged to attend these courses.
To fully participate in this coursework, you need to come onboard with the following: One iPad (Air preferred or v4) or iPad Mini, with the latest iOS installed, that has cellular (GPS) capability. Having international cellular data activated prior to joining the world cruise is also required. The latest versions of the following applications need to be downloaded and installed on your iPad prior to joining this voyage: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Dropbox for iPad, GoodReader for iPad, Adobe Photoshop Express, Kindle, and MotionX GPS HD.
If you have an Apple notebook computer, please bring it with you. On your notebook computer, please make sure it has the latest versions of the operating system and the notebook version of the applications required for the iPads (Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Dropbox, GoodReader, Adobe Photoshop, and Kindle). If you do not have an Apple notebook computer, you can use the desktops in the CU @ Sea classroom, which will all have the updated required software.
Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA)
If your family has been bugging you to “write this stuff down!” for years, here’s your chance to finally get started. Joe Kita has authored six books, written for numerous magazines, taught writing at Lehigh University, and appeared on Oprah. Joe has taught memoir writing on six previous Crystal World Cruises, and dozens of his students have published books. In this special course, you’ll learn everything from how to get started to how to find a publisher. Joe will also supply one-on-one coaching throughout the trip, reviewing and critiquing your manuscripts.
If you enjoy discussing good books, or if you just want to learn more about the unique places on our itinerary, join the club! Led by memoir-writing instructor Joe Kita, the club meets periodically throughout the World Cruise. Our 13 titles are a mix of old and new, fiction and nonfiction, and keyed to the areas we’ll be visiting. Read one, a few, or all. Please bring your own copy, either paper or digital. Here’s the list (in order of discussion):
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Aye-Aye and I by Gerald Durrell
The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado
River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Papillon by Henri Charrière
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®.
Maria Kita (Schnecksville, PA)
Looking for a fun new way to get in shape and feel better instantly? Yoga is great for soothing aches, easing stress, building strength, and saying hello to your toes after all these years. Maria Kita is a registered yoga instructor on her seventh Crystal World Cruise. She’ll be teaching Gentle and Energetic classes, plus others with special themes (e.g., yoga for back pain, chair yoga, etc.). Maria is also a registered nurse, and she practices what she preaches. Yoga enabled her to overcome back surgery 13 years ago.
PGA Teaching Professional
John Clark (Carlsbad, CA)
John has over 35 years experience in the Golf business and became a PGA member in July, 1972. He served his Apprenticeship under the late Tony Novitsky at Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colorado. Columbine was the Host Club for the 1968 PGA Championship. John is a life member and a Quarter Century member of the PGA of America. John has held positions as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Professional, Director of Golf and General Manager at Private Country Clubs and a Sheraton Resort. He is currently a PGA Instructor at the SDGA, San Diego Campus. The other SDGA Campus's are located in Phoenix, Myrtle Beach and Orlando. Also, John is an independent PGA Golf Instructor at the Carlsbad Golf Center, Carlsbad, CA.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.
Polly and Richard Pekruhn (Charleston, SC) and Ginny and Jeff Schuett (Riverwoods, IL)
Beginner, intermediate and advanced bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Father Thomas Falkenthal (Aventura, FL)
Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)
Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Hubert and Karen Dickson, Director of Sales for Hubert Gesser, bring 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'