SEA TO SHINING SEA
Miami to San Diego on Crystal Symphony
DATES : October 15 - 28, 2014 (13 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,840 Per Person
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Cruise 4224 - Sea to Shining Sea
Miami to San Diego
October 15 to October 28, 2014
13 days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
Paula Jean Pfitzer
Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Guy Bavli, Mentalist
Tian Jiang, Variety Pianist
John Joseph, Comedian
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist
Marcie Castro, Avenue Saloon
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove
Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Diva starring Karen Grainger
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Richard Morgan (Sarasota, FL)
Richard Morgan is a retired Federal executive level official with 31 years of government service, including 25 years for the Panama Canal Commission. He managed a large bureau responsible for all agency logistical, physical security, procurement and contracting, and land-based support activities of the Canal, and was a key player in planning and implementing the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty by which the Canal Zone was abolished in 1979 and the Canal itself was transferred to Panama at the end of 1999. His experience is first hand and personal, and he is a popular speaker on the Canal subject.
Jon Bailey (Walnut Creek, CA)
Jon Bailey is well-known as a conductor, composer and teacher in the field of music, art and architecture. He holds degrees in music from Northwestern, UC Berkeley, and a doctorate from Stanford University. He was dean and professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to teaching in the Yale School of Music. Jon is professor emeritus at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where twice he won the coveted ‘outstanding teacher of the year.’ In addition he teaches at the prestigious Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco. He has been a program consultant for National Public Radio, and was an Arts Commissioner with the city of West Hollywood, CA. A recipient of two Fulbright research grants, he has traveled and studied in Europe and Australia. Jon has performed as a conductor and composer in Myerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall and Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow and the Glinka Kappella in St. Petersburg. He has taken his collegiate and community choruses on tours to Europe, the Baltic Republics and Russia and has produced numerous CDs.
Lt. Col. Bill Rothschild (Houston, TX)
Bill is your proverbial rocket scientist. He has 44 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Bill retired a few years ago as the Director of Engineering Operations at Boeing's Space Exploration Division, and now serves as a consultant for NASA, the Air Force, and a variety of aerospace companies. He lectures frequently about space exploration to a wide range of audiences, presenting interesting, easy to understand, down to earth stories spiced with tantalizing insider information about the real moon race, what’s happening in space now, and an intriguing look into the future for this greatest of all adventures - the human exploration of space.
Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs
Robert Smolik (Washington, D.C.)
Bob Smolik, a veteran diplomat, represented the United States at embassies throughout Europe and at international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. As political advisor to U.S. military commanders in Europe and Africa, he worked in conflict mediation. As an economic diplomat, he has helped to open foreign markets to U.S. investors and traders on a fair and equal basis. During academic years 2005-2007 he was faculty member at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and faculty fellow at Telluride House. As an international lecturer on anti-corruption and good governance, he has worked in more than 30 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Europe. He engages audiences with passion and expertise, offering a look “behind the scenes” at how foreign cultures view the world. Bob holds graduate degrees from Berkeley and Harvard, an undergraduate degree from Cornell, and he is fluent in five Romance languages.
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.
Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Linda Wissler (Laguna Niguel, CA).
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Jill Treadwell (Encinitas, CA) 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.
Anthony and Jennifer Mark (Grand Cayman)
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.
Lead Technology Concierge Arnold Neri plus Instructor Christine Potvin (Middleton, 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 Mercedes Minota (Miami, FL).
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®.
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.
Brenda Montague (Swampscott, MA) and Sally Rewbotham (Mississauga, Canada)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Rev. Richard Sunwoo (Santa Monica, CA)
Gyorgy Kocse (Monor, Hungary) and Petra Pandur (Budapest, Hungary)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Jorge Doctolero (Sunnyvale, CA)
John Thompson (Morongo Valley, CA)
Ping Tom (Foster City, CA)
Robert Wall (Sumter, SC)
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'