New York City to Miami on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 5 - 19, 2014 (14 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $6,160 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 4328 - Colonial Collection

Caribbean, New England & Canada
New York City to Miami
November 5 to November 19, 2014
14 days (6 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

EXPERIENCES OF DISCOVERY THEME: Crystal Wine & Food Festival: Micro-Brews  


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Hubert Buelacher

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Christine Andreas, Vocalist 
Dale Gonyea, Comedian/Humorist 
Carl Guerra, Comedian
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist 

Magic Castle At Sea

R. Paul Wilson

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
iLuminate: The Tourist
My Life: The Music of Billy Joel starring James Fox
6/8 Café

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

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Ken Walsh (Bethesda, MD)
Ken Walsh is the chief White House correspondent and author of the "Presidency" column for U.S. News & World Report. He has covered the White House for 'U.S. News' since 1986 and is one of the most experienced and longest-serving journalists ever to cover the presidency. He has reported on and written about five presidents; Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and every presidential campaign since 1984. Historian Douglas Brinkley has written of Walsh: "No journalist today covers U.S. presidential politics with the same bedrock self-assurance, analytical thought, and literary aplomb as Ken Walsh."

Walsh has won the most prestigious awards for White House-related journalism. He won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Coverage of the Presidency in 1992, 1998, and 2009, and the Aldo Beckman Award in 1991 and 2007. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. He is former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Walsh appears often on national television and radio and gives frequent speeches around the United States, and he teaches as an adjunct in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of five books, including Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House (2011), From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats (2005), and Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes (2003).

A New York City native, Walsh received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1968 from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a master's in communication in 1970 from American University in Washington, D.C. Just after graduate school, he spent nearly two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Destination Lecturer: Award-Winning Scholar and Historian

Jay Wolff (Naples, FL) 
Dr. Jay Wolff took his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A member of the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy and elected a member of the British Royal Society of Health, he has published more than a hundred articles on history and culture in professional journals as well as American Heritage, Forbes, American Legacy, The Washington Post and The L.A. Times. He has been a commentator on The History Channel and is an enthusiastically received destination lecturer who brings history to life with stories of the people and events that changed the world. 

Special Interest Lecturer

Fred Chernow (Floral Park, NY)
Author of the best-selling self-help book The Sharper Mind, Dr. Fred Chernow has appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows.  He has been the subject of a full-page interview by The New York Times and his book was a special feature in Prevention magazine.  Dr. Chernow’s presentations are laced with humor and emphasize practical approaches to a better memory, as well as audience participation.

Special Interest Lecturer

Marc Milstein (Los Angeles, CA)
Whether Dr. Milstein is educating physicians and therapists, lecturing to a public thirsty for understanding the latest scientific breakthrough or consulting for major corporations, Marc specializes in taking complex information and presenting it in an entertaining, educational and an easy to understand manner. Marc Milstein PhD earned his doctorate in biological chemistry from UCLA as well as a bachelor of science in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from UCLA.  His doctoral research uncovered the role of a tumor suppressor in breast cancer. Marc has conducted research on topics ranging from neuroscience to combating the spread of resistant tuberculosis to cancer biology to genetics. His research has been published in multiple scientific journals and he has presented his work at conferences throughout the United States and internationally.  Marc was the recipient of the prestigious California Breast Cancer Research Fellowship Award.  His current interests involve neuro-immunology, the link between our brains and our immune system. Dr. Milstein is a sought after lecturer to educate and update physicians and therapists on the latest research breakthroughs as part of their continuing education programs and licensing.

Marc is also passionate about developing new ways to explain and engage the public in science in an entertaining, understandable and accurate manner. Marc has been a featured speaker at such locations as UCLA’s Town and Gown, The Skirball Center, The California Science Center and is an in demand speaker at venues throughout the country.  Marc is currently involved in a television program that is set to debut on the History channel where he will be explaining cutting edge science research.  Marc created a popular science lecture series at UCLA that has evolved into Dr. Milstein Education, a popular weekly series where Marc presents the latest, mind-boggling research that has the power to impact your health and happiness as well as exercise your brain. 

*Theme Presentations: Crystal Wine & Food Festival: Micro-Brews 

Guest Chef

Jon Ashton
Jon Ashton began his culinary career in several notable English restaurants, including the Derby Lodge Hotel and The Kirkfield Hotel in Newton Le-Willows. After moving to the United States to follow his childhood dream, Jon launched into the business with a passion for sharing his craft and making good food accessible. He has appeared frequently on the Today show and The Tonight Show. Many of America’s most trusted brands have put their products in Jon’s hands including: Walt Disney, J.M. Smucker Company, Procter & Gamble, ConAgra and many more. He is currently the food correspondent for the nationally syndicated morning show, The Daily Buzz, which broadcasts to more than 160 stations. Through his work as Contributing Editor of Parade (65 MM weekly readers) and Dash (36 MM monthly readers) magazines, Jon can be seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the nation as he travels on media tours and presentations for the 'Dash Around the Table Cook Show Tour'. The two-hour multi-city event combines cooking demonstrations with audience interaction.

Beer Expert

Stephen Beaumont
Stephen Beaumont is one of the world's most authoritative voices on beer today. He has contributed to dozens of books, including the most recently released The World Atlas of Beer. Stephen contributes to eight regular columns to various publications in the culinary, spirits, and hospitality industry while maintaining an online presence with articles for food and beverage websites, as well as his own blog, http://www.worldofbeer.com. Stephen is an outspoken advocate of staff training in beer for bars and restaurants and has also worked as beverage consultant for a large number of hospitality companies, such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Walt Disney Company. 


Anthony Caporale
Anthony Caporale is a world-renown lecturer in the beverage industry specializing in spirits and cocktails for the last two decades. He has been involved in the opening of over a dozen major restaurants in the U.S. ranging in roles from Bar Operations Consultant to General Manager to Owner. Anthony is a Certified Specialist in Spirits in the Society of Wine Educators, a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor, a TIPS Trainer for Responsible Alcohol Service, and a member of both the U.S. Bartenders' Guild and the Guild of Sommeliers. Currently, Anthony is a Mixology Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Eduction in New York. He is also the producer and host of Art of the Drink TV, the first web video series to focus on teaching consumers how professional bartenders make drinks. 

Beer Merchant Captain from Tenth and Bake Beer Company

Victoria Tonini
After spending years in Sales and Marketing in the telecommunications industry, Victoria decided to make a change and follow her passion. Taking degrees in Business and Culinary Arts and combining that with her passion for beer, brewing, wine and food, she decided to take commercial brewing classes at the World Brewing Academy. Victoria is now a licensed brewer and Certified Cicerone, Certified Sommelier, Trained Chef, Certified Artisan Cheese Maker, Certified Chocolate Arts Professional and Certified Mixologist. Until this opportunity with MillerCoors, she was running her own catering company that specialized in beer and wine pairing with food. She brought that background to her role as a Trade Brewer with MillerCoors where she trains the sales force, distributors and retail partners on the beauty and passion of beer and food. Victoria has also built recipes and food pairings for the websites across all of MillerCoors’ brand portfolio and Cider Kitchen.

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 Christine Trevethan (Jensen Beach, FL).

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Sarah Sutro (San Francisco, 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.
Jim Bigham (Miami, FL)
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 Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor Allan Scher (Atlanta, GA). 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 Nelson Dopico (Miami, FL).

Guest Master Photographer

John Parris
John Parris’ passion for photography becomes clear in the images he captures with his portraiture commissions. His portraits range from traditional to informal to contemporary, but most importantly they capture the character of the individual or couple. Through his creativity and professional excellence, John’s portraits are appreciated by all who have commissioned him. John was named the Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year, Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year and British Fashion Photographer of the Year. He has won countless awards of Merit & Excellence and is in high demand worldwide for commissions and as a speaker and lecturer. A Fellow of The British Institute of Professional Photography and of the Master Photographers Association, John is the only professional photographer in Scotland to hold a portrait fellowship and is a UK National Qualifications Judge. John is an exciting portrait photographer whose vibrant style and technique, in both studio and location settings, have established him as one of Scotland’s most sought after Master Photographers. John will set up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Selected images from these portrait sessions will be presented in a hand-crafted, custom-bound album. 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®.

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 Instructors

E.B. and Sarah Dyer (Davidson, NC)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Father Joseph H. Murphy (Milford, NJ)

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

John Farrell (Tampa, FL) 
Sam Halioua
(Lachine, Canada) 
Hamid Mansory
(Victoria, Canada) 
John Thompson
(Morongo Valley, CA) 

List as of 10/28/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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