New York to Montréal on Crystal Symphony
DATES : October 13 - 23, 2013 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,290 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 3226 - Fall Splendors

New England & Canada
New York to Montréal
October 13 to October 23, 2013
10 days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Symphony

*Theme: Photography


Mark Symonds

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Scott Peterson

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist  
Rustem Hayroudinoff
, Classical Pianist
Jimmy Travis, Comedian/Instrumentalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Levit

Lounge Pianists

Marcie Castro, Avenue Saloon
Bruce Johnson, 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

Ken Rees (Bristol, England)
Ken Rees brings to the role of destination lecturer over 25 years experience as a world-travelling foreign correspondent. During his career, he has reported extensively from Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. His many news credits include the Lebanese civil war, the first Gulf War, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger, and the sectarian troubles of Northern Ireland. Ken has held almost every job in a television newsroom from scriptwriter, news editor, and reporter to Director of News and Current Affairs. During a 15-year career with Britain’s flagship network program, ITN’s News at Ten, he served as a Senior Foreign Correspondent and spent six years covering the United States from Washington, D.C. In 1986 the Royal Television Society named Ken as Television Reporter of the Year, their highest honor. He now works as a broadcast consultant, trains journalists for TV companies, and writes on travel and world affairs.

Special Interest Lecturer

Frank Summers (Baltimore, MD)
Dr. Frank Summers is an astrophysicist working in public outreach for the Hubble Space Telescope. His charge is to explain and elucidate Hubble images and science to the public through news media, web sites, educational programs, museums, books, television, and film. He specializes in ‘cinematic scientific visualizations’ – combining research data with Hollywood software to create movie sequences that are both accurate and aesthetic. Of note, his work can be seen at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, in his solar system DVD lectures from “The Great Courses” and in the IMAX films Cosmic Voyage and Hubble 3D.

*Theme Presentations: Photography

Theme Lecturer

Neil Leifer (New York, NY)
When the London Observer listed the 50 greatest sporting images of all time, photographs by Neil Leifer ranked first and second. Now principally a producer and director of documentaries and short films, his pictures have appeared in every major magazine, including LIFE, Time, and Sports Illustrated. His 15 books include Sports, hailed by many as the best of its kind, and The Best of Leifer, a collection of forty years of pictures. He has photographed Olympics, World Cups, Kentucky Derbies, World Series, and Superbowls; every important heavyweight fight since 1959; and his favorite subject, Muhammad Ali, on almost 70 occasions.

Theme Lecturer

Colin Prior (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Colin Prior is known as one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers. Born in Glasgow, his proximity to the Scottish Highlands shaped his passion for the outdoors and fostered his interest in photography. His photographs capture sublime moments of light and land, which are the result of meticulous planning and preparation and often take years to achieve. Prior is a photographer who seeks out patterns in the landscape and the hidden links between reality and the imagination.

Commissioned by British Airways for four years, he has travelled to over forty countries throughout the world and lived alone for extended periods of time in the wild just to understand his subject. His six books include The World’s Wild Places, which was published internationally. He is currently working on a 25 year retrospective and is about to begin a four year project in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Guest Master Photographer

Kevin Wilson 
Kevin Wilson’s experience, artistic flair and creativity have established him as one of Europe’s leading portrait photographers. Kevin is a member of The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). During his career he has held various positions at these professional organizations including Chairman of the Qualifications Board, assessor and mentor. At the BIPP, founded in 1899, Kevin is the first in its history with the unique distinction of being recognized as a Fellow in three photographic disciplines - wedding, portraiture and documentary. He recently received an Honorary Fellowship from the BIPP. As a past member of The Master Photographers Association (MPA) he also received Fellowships in wedding and portraiture from the MPA as well as the RPS.

Kevin is the UK’s highest award winning photographer having won the Kodak UK Portrait Photographer of the Year on numerous occasions and 17 Kodak European Gold Awards of Excellence. He has also been honored as a Finalist in the worldwide Hasselblad Masters Competition for outstanding creative and technical achievement in the field of photography. In 2013 saw Kevin was awarded the prestigious Fox Talbot Award, rarely given, for his outstanding contributions to the world of photography. His clear understanding of composition, the use of available light and attention to pose and form leads to a real sense of poise throughout his images. This has led to a huge following of professional photographers that take interest and inspiration from his creations.

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 Colleen Kiger (Williamstown, MA).

USC School of Cinematic Arts presents
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course

Steve Paskay (Los Angeles, CA)  
Want to take your home movies to the next level? Post your mini-blockbusters or vacation videos to Facebook or YouTube? In five fun 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 and pre-load the iMovie application prior to boarding. If you do not already own the iMovie app for iOS, you must have iOS6 in order to purchase and download iMovie ($4.99) from the App Store. Once you have downloaded the iMovie app to your iPad, be sure to also download the Help files. Open the iMovie app and tap on the Help icon (it looks like a question mark). When the Help screen comes up, tap on "More Help" to download the rest of the Help files. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Due to the hands-on nature of this unique program, class size is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up online using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Cheryl Rucker McQueen (Los Angeles, CA). 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).

Guest Master Photographer

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson’s experience, artistic flair and creativity have established him as one of Europe’s leading portrait photographers. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow in all three major photography organizations in the UK - The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and uniquely he attained his Fellowship in two separate photographic disciplines - portraiture and wedding photography with the BIPP and MPA. He was Chairman of the MPA Qualification Board for five years. Kevin is one of the UK’s highest award winning photographers having won the Kodak UK Portrait Photographer of the Year on numerous occasions and 17 Kodak European Gold Awards of Excellence. He has also been honored as a Finalist in the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Competition for outstanding creative and technical achievement in the field of photography. His clear understanding of composition, the use of available light and attention to pose and form leads to a real sense of poise throughout his images. 


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®.

PGA Teaching Professional

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.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Donna DePesa (Tuscon, AZ)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Alfred Hernandez (Torrance, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Melbourne, Australia)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Mike Hertrich (Los Alamos, NM) 
Louis Mazzone
(Kingston, MA)
Rafael Talavera
(Tampa, FL)
Ping Tom
(Foster City, CA)
List as of 08/30/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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