New York to Reykjavík on Crystal Symphony
DATES : June 1 - 13, 2014 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,910 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 4212 - Skyscrapers to Ice Castles

New England & Canada, Trans-Ocean 
New York to Reykjavík
June 1 to June 13, 2014
12 days (4 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

*Theme: Jazz 


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Marty Henne, Raconteur
Huber Marionettes, Puppeteers
Steve Stevens, Comedian/Musician
Joe West, Vocalist/Instrumentalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Anthony Salazar

Lounge Pianists

Jeffrey Deutsch, Avenue Saloon 
Joe Fos, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers    
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
iLuminate: Imagine

Route 66  
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Alexander B. Murphy (Eugene, OR)
Frequent lecturer and author, Alec Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in archeology from Yale University, a law degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago.  He is past president of the Association of American Geographers and a leader in the effort to promote geographic education.  His presentations help guests appreciate the nature and significance of the places where we sail. 

Special Interest Lecturer: Former Leader of the Opposition, Parliament of South Africa

Ambassador Tony Leon (Cape Town, South Africa)
For nearly 20 years Tony Leon was a Member of Parliament in South Africa, and for thirteen years he led the Democratic Alliance. He began his political career in the antiapartheid Progressive party and became the longest serving Leader of the Opposition since the advent of democracy in April 1994. He led and grew his party from its marginal position on the brink of political extinction into the second largest political force in South Africa. President Nelson Mandela described him as “a leader whose dynamism and analysis keeps everyone on their toes.”

A trained lawyer, Tony Leon actively participated in the critical constitutional negotiations which led to the birth of a democratic South Africa. He has been at the forefront of national and international events, as a front-ranking parliamentarian, a renowned orator and writer, and as a Vice-President of Liberal International. He has addressed many international conferences, from the Council on Foreign Relations to the World Economic Forum in South Africa.

Tony Leon has been widely published in academic journals and has authored articles for Time, The Spectator, Harvard International Review, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the Financial Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph. He has published two books: Hope and Fear: Reflections of a Democrat and the South African bestseller On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa.

After standing down from political leadership in 2007, he was awarded a Fellowship at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government. In 2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Global Center for Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. In August 2009 he was appointed South African Ambassador to Argentina.

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 Presentations: Jazz

Theme Entertainment: Crystal Cruises in association with Jazzdagen Tours present...

Pieter Meijers Quartet
Danny Coots
, Drums
Yve Evans
, Piano
Randy Morris
, Piano
Nicki Parrott, Bass/Vocals
Antti Sarpila, Clarinet/Saxophone
Dave Tatrow, Trumpet

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.

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 Anna Smith (Cumbria, England). 

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Bonnie Spencer (Sutter Creek, 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.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Bill Whittington (Santa Monica, 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 Jessie Moncatar plus Instructors Professor Stan Leja and Mary Leja (Corpus Christi, TX). 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 Grisel Villavicencio (Stamford, CT).

Guest Master Photographer

Ian Schemper
Ian Schemper is a successful and accomplished photographer with over 25 years experience. With a dedicated passion to creating exquisite and unique lifestyle portraits, he has commissions all over the world. Most recently he was one of the official photographers for Omega at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he photographed numerous leading sporting stars and celebrities. A member of the prestigious Master Photographers Association (MPA), the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Swedish Photographers Association (SFF), Ian’s use of stunning locations as a backdrop to his portraits has won him acclaim from fellow professionals. Having worked for studios in the UK and Zimbabwe and now with his own portrait business in Sweden, Ian’s approach to achieving memorable portraits stems from his ability to establish relaxed and comfortable settings. Ian’s creative flair captures the personality of his subjects and gives the portraits a lasting appeal. Ian is available for appointments to capture the moments of your special occasion. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance 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®.

Golf Teaching Professional

Tony Evershed (Niagara Falls, Canada)
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Mary Howe and Barry Onslow (London, Canada) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Bishop Kevin Boland (Savannah, GA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Sam Doherty and Lauren-Claire Smith (Suffolk, England)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Kelly Brower
Kyle Jones (Manorville, NY)
Adam McComb

Ambassador Hosts

Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA) 
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA) 
Michael Nguyen (Vancouver, Canada)

List as of 05/22/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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