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MYSTERIES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

V5303

Lima to Auckland on Crystal Serenity
DATES : January 31 - February 20, 2015 (19 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $7,680 Per Person

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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 5303 - MYSTERIES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Hawaii & the South Pacific, South America, World Cruise
Lima to Auckland
January 31 - February 20, 2015
19 Days (12 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

*Theme: Ocean Views

Captain

TBA

Hotel Director

Josef Lumetsberger

Cruise Director

TBA

Maître D'

TBA

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

TBA

Magic Castle At Sea

TBA

Lounge Pianists

Colin Salter, Avenue Saloon
John Mentis, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
TBA
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Senator Bob Graham
Senator Bob Graham is the former two-term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. This combined with 12 years in the Florida legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. As Governor and Senator, Bob Graham was a centrist, committed to bringing his colleagues together behind programs that served the broadest public interest. He was recognized by the people of Florida when he received an 83% approval ranking as he concluded eight years as Governor. Bob Graham retired from public service in January, 2005 following his Presidential campaign in 2004. Currently Senator Graham serves as Chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, a congressionally mandated bipartisan commission tasked with following up on recommendations from the 9/11 Commission relating to WMD terrorism. In addition, he is the chair of the Board of Overseers of the Graham Center for Public Policy. This Center, with a home at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, commenced programs in the fall of 2006 in the areas of Public Leadership, Homeland Security, and The Americas, subjects in which he has been deeply involved during his public career. Graham is also a director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Destination Lecturer

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.

Special Interest Lecturer: Astronaut and Astronomer

Dr. Thomas D. Jones (Oakton, VA) 
Dr. Thomas D. Jones is a scientist, author, pilot, and former NASA astronaut.  He holds a doctorate in planetary sciences and, in more than eleven years with NASA, flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit.  On his last flight, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory.  He has spent fifty-three days working and living in space. After graduation from the Air Force Academy, Tom piloted B-52D strategic bombers, studied asteroids for NASA, engineered intelligence-gathering systems for the CIA and, as a NASA contractor, developed advanced mission concepts to explore the solar system.  

The Wall Street Journal named Tom’s Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir one of its "Five Best" books on space.  He is also the author of Hell Hawks! The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht and his latest book Planetology, a beautiful new look at the solar system from National Geographic.  He writes frequently for Air & Space, Smithsonian, Aerospace America, Popular Mechanics, and American Heritage magazines. 

Dr. Jones' awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Exceptional Service award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, in 2007. Tom, fresh from three years on the NASA Advisory Council, is currently active in the debate over our nation's future space exploration policy. He appears frequently on television news, commenting on science and spaceflight.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Michael Nicholson (West Sussex, England)
Michael Nicholson, OBE, MA, is one of the world's most travelled and most decorated television correspondents. He has spent a career reporting a catalogue of world conflicts and disasters, reporting from eighteen war zones including Nigeria/Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, Beirut, Israel, Jordan, Indo-Pakistan, Cyprus, Congo, Rwanda, Angola, Rhodesia, the Falklands, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and both Gulf Wars. He was ITN's first bureau chief in South Africa based in Johannesburg. From 1976 to 1981 he reported the African continent from the Cape to the Sahara, from the Soweto riots to the birth of Zimbabwe. In 1981 he returned to England, motoring overland through Africa and Europe, with his wife and two small sons, a journey of six months and 14,000 miles.

Michael has since been Channel 4's Washington Correspondent for the Morning News, co-presenter on Channel 4's weekly current affairs The World this Week, for four years newscaster for ITN's Early Evening News and ITN's chief foreign correspondent for News at Ten. He was three times the Royal Television Society's "Journalist of the Year", twice an Honors finalist in America's EMMY Awards, and in 1982, Winner of Britain's most prestigious BAFTA Award. Michael was also awarded both the Falklands and Gulf campaign medals. In 1991 he was given an OBE by the Queen for services to television. During the Balkan's war in 1992 he smuggled Natasha, an orphan child, out of besieged Sarajevo. His book, Natasha's Story was made into a Hollywood film, Welcome to Sarajevo.

Special Interest Lecturer

Clint Van Zandt (Fredericksburg, VA)
Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for 25 years where he was the FBI's Chief Hostage Negotiator as well as a "profiler" in the FBI's Behavioral Science or "Silence of the Lambs" Unit. Clint has negotiated in numerous national and international kidnap, hostage, and barricade situations, he was acknowledged as the team leader of the analytical team that identified the "Unabomber," he correctly profiled Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on the day of that fatal bombing, and he personally negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. He has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine, has made over 3,000 television appearances, and is the author of the new book, Facing down Evil.

*Theme Presentation: Ocean Views

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.

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 and Wellness. Guests receive a certificate of completion at the end of the curriculum.

Odyssey Art At Sea Instructor

Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Marlene Batoff (Sunny Isles Beach, FL).

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.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, 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 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 TBA 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).

Wellness

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®.

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.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Polly and Richard Pekruhn (Charleston, SC) and Ginny and Jeff Schuett (Riverwoods, IL)
Beginner, intermediate and advanced bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Father John Quinn (Armonk, NY)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Protestant Clergy

Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

TBA
List as of 07/21/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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