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NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY

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Auckland to Sydney on Crystal Symphony
DATES : November 13 - 24, 2014 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,680 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 4226 - New Zealand Discovery

Australia & New Zealand
Auckland to Sydney
November 13 to November 24, 2014
11 days (4 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

Captain

Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Ian Cooper, Variety Violinist
Encore, Musical/Vocal Group
Anthony Laye, Mind Reader

Magic Castle At Sea

Jason England

Production Shows

*Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers

Traditional Revues

Curtain Call
Maestro

Tribute Production

Diva starring Karen Grainger

Nostalgic Production

Route 66

High-Tech Integration of Light and Dance

iLuminate: Imagine

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

Lounge Pianists

Brian Johnson, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Tom Faranda (Scottsdale, AZ)
Tom has worked around the world and has clients in China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Mexico, UK, Germany, Australia and beyond. He has owned hotels in Costa Rica and the US, a pepper gas business in South Africa, an ATM firm, a global software firm, a mobile home venture in South Africa and a global consulting firm focused on business growth and profit and other ventures. Tom Faranda's global trends have been on target for over 25 years. He forecasted the rise and fall of Japan, the rise and fall of the Euro and the rise of China as a world power as well as many other trends. Tom brings global events and affairs into perspective and provides a view into the future of our world.

Special Interest Lecturer: Maritime Historian

Bill Miller (Secaucus, NJ)
Bill Miller is considered an international authority on the subject of ocean liners and cruise ships. This includes those great ships of the past, those "floating palaces," as well as the current generation of cruise ships, the "floating resorts." Called "Mr. Ocean Liner," he has written over 60 books on the subject - from early steamers, immigrant ships and liners at war to other titles on their fabulous interiors, in post card form and about the highly collectible artifacts from them.

Special Interest Lecturer: Professor of Political and International Relations

Robert Schrire (Cape Town, South Africa)
Robert Schrire was, until recently, chair and professor in the politics department at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy. He also teaches at Princeton University. His presentations look at how our world is being impacted by changes in politics, religion, technology, economics, and population. Robert is best known as the original host of the television program Talking Politics and he had a regular column in The Sunday Times for several years. Much in demand as a public commentator, his views have been published in Time, Newsweek, The Economist, and The Washington Post. The BBC's chief analyst during South Africa's first democratic elections, he has worked closely with many prominent TV personalities including Ted Koppel and David Dimbleby. A consultant to UNESCO and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, Robert presents a highly-acclaimed series to CEOs of major corporations, entitled "Our Changing World: Thinking about the Future” and has led study tours for groups as diverse as the National Trust and Harvard and Stanford Universities. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Robert pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia University and the School of International Service – American University in Washington, D.C., and holds a doctorate from the University of California.

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 Insights Lecturer

Allen Mawer (Canberra, Australia) 
Allen Mawer is a well known and widely published Australian historian specializing in Maritime history. He previously worked in a variety of Commonwealth ministers’ offices and departments, and in later years as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Allen retired in 1994 to devote himself to research and writing, and since then he has published eight books. Most have been in the fields of maritime history and exploration, but he has also made forays into Australian history, most notably in a biography of Jack Doolan from Castlemaine, the original Wild Colonial Boy. His other major works are: Ahab’s Trade; The Saga of the South Seas Whaling; South by Northwest; The Magnetic Crusade; Contest for Antarctica; Most Perfectly Safe; The Convict Shipwreck Disasters of 1833-1842. Allen’s most recent work is Incognita: the Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis. He is often a lecturer at conferences and Universities. 

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 Marlene Oser (Cranford, NJ). 

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Betty Chessin (Genoa, NV) 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. 
Steve Paskay (Los Angeles, 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 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.

Computer University@Sea

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).

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®. 

Pilates Instructor

Sarah Skaer (N. Hollywood, CA) 

PGA Teaching Professional

Bill Stutzer (San Diego, CA)
Bill has been a Golf Professional for over 30 years and is a life member of the PGA of America. Bill has been the Head Golf Professional at several clubs in Southern California, the most prominent being the Pauma Valley Country Club in the San Diego area which was rated one of the Top 100 Courses in the United States. Bill has been teaching for Crystal Cruises for 18 years.  The years of experience playing and teaching the game of golf has given Bill a "natural eye" for the golf swing, leading to quick and positive results for his students.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Ellen Gabriel (Chicago, IL)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Alfred Hernandez (Torrance, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Gyorgy Kocse (Monor, Hungary) and Petra Pandur (Budapest, Hungary) 
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Michael Howe (Spring, TX)
Norman Pendergraft (Durham, NC)
Leonard Tan (Saskatoon, Canada) 

List as of 11/07/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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