Tokyo to Los Angeles on Crystal Symphony
DATES : May 1 - 15, 2014 (15 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,720 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 4210 - Pagodas to Paradise

Tokyo to Los Angeles
May 1 to May 15, 2014
15 days (12 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony 


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Ian Cooper, Variety Violinist
John Joseph, Comedian
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist
Mark Preston, Vocalist
Kym Purling, Jazz Pianist
George Sakellariou, Classical Guitarist

Magic Castle At Sea

Brian Gillis

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, 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

Celebrity Guest Speaker

James Bradley (Rye, NY)
James Bradley is a New York Times number one best-selling author and a son of John Bradley, who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of that event is the world’s most reproduced photo. Clint Eastwood told their father-son story in his movie, Flags of Our Fathers. He attended Sophia University in Tokyo and is the president of the James Bradley Peace Foundation, which for the last decade has been sending American students to China and Japan to live for a year. America’s best-selling Pacific historian, his first book, Flags of Our Fathers, chronicled the island-hopping campaign and the battle of Iwo Jima; his second, Flyboys, detailed the air war and the dramatic story of George Herbert Walker Bush’s close escape from capture and death; his third, The Imperial Cruise, tells the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt concluded secret agreements in 1905 that lit the long historical fuse on World War II in the Pacific; and his fourth, New China (to be published late 2014) tells how perceptions of China in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration led the United States to war with Japan. An acclaimed professional speaker who has entertained thousands, James brings Pacific history alive.

Celebrity Guest Speaker: Former British High Commissioner to Australia

Sir Roger Carrick (Somerset, England)
After National Service in the Royal Navy, Roger joined the Diplomatic Service and served in Sofia, Paris, Singapore, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. His career then took him to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he became head of Overseas Estate Development and an Under-Secretary of State. He was appointed British Ambassador to Indonesia in 1990, serving in that role until he was appointed British High Commissioner to Australia in 1994. He retired from public service in 1997.

Celebrity Guest Speaker: World Affairs

General Nick Halley (Upland, CA)
General Nick Halley is a recognized expert on leadership, terrorism, change management and integrity. His leadership expertise was learned and developed under the most stressful conditions - combat. His impressive background as a senior leader in the military, government and corporate worlds include: an Engineering Degree from West Point, Nuclear Physics Masters Degree from the University Of Virginia, Commander of soldiers in three conflicts-Vietnam, Grenada and Desert Storm (Iraq).

Special Interest Lecturer

Gloria Barnett (Kent, England)
Scientist, Author and Presenter, Gloria started out as a biologist with a special interest in Oceanography. Gloria obtained her first degree in Sciences, before completing her Masters Degree in Education. Gloria enjoyed teaching Science to 11-18 year old students for 15 years before moving on to life as an Education Consultant and Examiner involved in school improvement projects with inner city schools. The consultancy work included advising science teachers, writing teaching materials for science lessons, together with presenting teacher training courses on “Teaching Exciting Science” and writing revision books for A level Biology. This is the seventh year that Gloria has been taking time away from mainstream science educational issues and giving oceanography and science talks at sea and she enjoys sharing her understanding of science and oceans. Feedback is always positive as Gloria is enthusiastic and has a genuine love of her subject. Gloria is the author of The Amazing World Beneath the Waves and in this fully illustrated guide, Gloria shares her passion for the sea, explaining in accessible terms the fascinating underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Special Interest Lecturer

Anthony Cooke (London, England)
After a long career as a stockbroker, Anthony Cooke founded Carmania Press in 1991. To-day, Carmania is one of the best-known international publishers of maritime books. In addition to publishing other authors’ works, Anthony has written seven books about passenger ships and has translated another from Italian into English. He is also well-known as a lecturer at maritime museums and societies in Britain, Italy and the US and has broadcast on BBC television and on Italian radio. In 2009, he was the recipient of The South Street Seaport Museum of New York’s prestigious Silver Riband award for maritime history.

Special Interest Lecturer: Best-selling Author on Science and Technology

William Gurstelle (Minneapolis, MN)
Named to Wired magazine’s 2009 Smart List, William Gurstelle is a bestselling author, registered engineer, and professional speaker. The author of Backyard Ballistics, Absinthe & Flamethrowers, and four other books, he is recognized for his particular talent for making science and technology accessible, intriguing, and – most of all – fun to all readers and audiences. Having sold more than 300,000 books, he is one of the world’s most widely read authors on science and technology. The co-producer of the national PBS television show Make: Television, William also has a recurring on-air role in the series. In addition, he is a letterhead-listed contributing editor for Popular Mechanics and Make magazine and is a frequent contributor to Wired. He has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday, Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, and has made numerous appearances on History Channel, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, Tech TV, and CNN. William and his books have been profiled in The New York Times, The London Daily Telegraph, Popular Mechanics, Newsweek, USA Today, The New Yorker, and scores of other newspapers and magazines. Currently, he is hard at work on book number seven.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Sir Michael Rose (Somerset, England)
After attending the Staff College, Camberley, Rose became the Brigade Major 16th Parachute Brigade from 1973 until 1975. He was Commanding Officer of the 22nd SAS Regiment from 1979 to 1982, as part of which he was in control of the operation to free the hostages of the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980. He commanded Special Service operations in-theatre as a colonel during the Falkland Conflict. He then served as the commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade from 1983 to 1985. In 1987, Sir Michael was the Commandant of the School of Infantry until 1988, when he became the first Director Special Forces until 1989. He attended the Royal College of Defense Studies.

Rose was General Officer Commanding North East District and Commander 2nd Infantry Division from 1989 to 1991, and between 1991 and 1993 served as Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley. Then, from 1993 to 1994, Rose was Commander UK Field Army and Inspector-General of the Territorial Army. Finally, from 1994 to 1995 he was Commander, United Nations Protection Force, Bosnia-Hertzegovina. He was Deputy Commander-in-Chief Land Command for part of 1995, then Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp General to The Queen until 1997. Rose was awarded the QGM 1981, made a CBE 1986, was knighted with a KCB 1994, and received the DSO in 1995.

Rose was one of the most highly decorated British soldiers in the latter part of twentieth century. He had extensive experience world-wide, particularly in the Middle East, as a special forces officer. Rose served in Germany, Aden, Malaysia, the Gulf States, Dhofar, and in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, for both of which he was mentioned in dispatches, mostly in a relatively informal, small formation setting, working to very narrow objectives, with clearly superb results.

Special Interest Lecturer

Dr. Teri Sowell (Visa, CA)
Teri Sowell, lecturer and curator, is a dynamic speaker specializing in the art and culture of the Pacific Islands. Her research areas include the ritual and ceremonial use of objects in Polynesia, both past and present, with a special interest in sculpture, tattoo, and tapa cloth. In addition to research, publishing, and teaching, Dr. Sowell has curated many art exhibitions with venues ranging from the San Diego Museum of Art to The Brooklyn Museum. For the past twenty years, Teri has lectured around the world, bringing to life her knowledge and appreciation of Pacific art and culture to a variety of enthusiastic audiences. Her frequent travels to the Pacific keeps her in touch with the contemporary Pacific, enabling her to weave together threads of past and present cultural traditions in her lectures and writings. Dr. Sowell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

Local Insights

This exclusive program brings aboard local entertainers and experts to perform and share their unique, first-hand knowledge of art, politics, history, geography or archaeology of select regions and destinations. Guests can enjoy live lectures and interviews at sea and local shows in port.

Local Entertainment

Aloha Polynesia, Honolulu, Hawaii

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 Laura Healey (Lincoln, CA). 

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Phyllis Buck (Miami, FL) 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.
Linda and Mark Peterson (Chandler, AZ)
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 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 Maribel Morales (Hawthorne, CA).

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

Melody McKnight (Sherman Oaks, CA)

LPGA Teaching Professional

Shannon Kneisler (Fort Worth, TX)
Shannon Kneisler, known internationally as the 'Bio-Golf Coach' is helping to bring excitement into the game of golf with the use of biomechanics, kinesiology, physics, and meta-physical techniques, making this the easiest and most approachable natural body type method to learn the game. Shannon has worked with many of the top academies in the nation as their premier sports biomechanist and as a keynote speaker on the topic of sports body type for over a decade. Her company, 'BioGolfMechanics' has trained other PGA and LPGA professionals, university athletes, fitness professional, these same techniques. Shannon has appeared with various national television networks as a commentator and sports news authority on golf. She has appeared in golf magazines, radio shows and has authored a recent book on golf.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Cassandra Mani (Novato, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Msgr. Timothy O’Connell (San Pedro, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

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

Ambassador Hosts

Michael Finlayson (Vestavia Hills, AL)
Sam Halioua
(Montréal, Canada)
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA) 
Michael Hertrich
(Los Alamos, NM) 
Michael Kippes
(Palm Springs, CA)
Jack Moya
(Whittier, CA)
William Quinn
(North Falmouth, MA)  

List as of 04/28/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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