Round-trip Miami on Crystal Serenity
DATES : December 11 - 21, 2014 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,230 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 4331 - Tropical Trade Winds

Round-trip Miami
December 11 to December 21, 2014
10 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity



Birger Vorland

Hotel Director

Hubert Buelacher

Cruise Director

Rick Spath

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainer

Jamila Ajibade, Vocalist
Gary Arbuthnot
, Flautist
Mark Haslam, Magician
Zach Winningham, Variety Pianist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon ArmstrongChris Capehart, Bruce Gold and Derek Hughes

Production Shows

*Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers

Traditional Revues

Across the Pond
Curtain Call

Concert Production

My Life: The Music of Billy Joel starring James Fox

Jukebox Musical

6/8 Café

High-Tech Integration of Light and Dance

iLuminate: The Tourist

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

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

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: World Affairs

Dr. Robert Donaldson (Tulsa, OK)
Dr. Robert Donaldson retired after 45 years of college teaching in political science, specializing in Russian and American foreign policy and world politics.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former president of the American Committees on Foreign Relations, Bob has also served as a consultant in the U.S. intelligence community.

Special Interest Lecturer

Judge William Rickett (Wooster, OH)
Bill Rickett is a retired Ohio judge, current visiting judge, former criminal trial attorney, and former law professor who taught a broad range of topics. He presided over a diverse docket encompassing many areas of the law and forensic evidence was always an important component. Judge Rickett earned a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Arts in broadcast journalism from The Ohio State University and was a history and political science teacher. While teaching full time, he earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of Akron School of Law. He became a criminal trial attorney and gained extensive expertise in the use of forensic evidence during his many years of private practice. While in private practice, Judge Rickett was an adjunct professor at The University of Akron School of Law. He ultimately came to the law school full time and served as assistant dean, assistant professor of clinical law and director of the law school's national championship mock trial team, training law students in the art of trial advocacy. His classes had a heavy focus on how to use and counteract the use of forensic evidence gathered at crime scenes. Hundreds of Judge Rickett's former students now practice throughout the country as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. Judge Rickett was appointed by Ohio's governor to a judicial vacancy in Wayne County. He ran unopposed for a full term the following year. Now retired and sitting by assignment as a visiting judge, he continues to teach as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy. Additionally, he has been a lecturer and facilitator for the Ohio Judicial College and the Ohio State Bar Association.

*Theme Presentations: Up Close & Magical

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Armstrong
Chris Capehart
Bruce Gold
Derek Hughes

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 Judy Derickson (Tucson, AZ).

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Pat Kronick (Lyme, CT) 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.
Jonathan Berman (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 Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor Jenny Schaap (Pasadena, 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). 


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 Instructors

Harvey and Marilyn Goldstein (San Diego, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Father Bill Fitzgerald (Scottsdale, AZ)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Lawrence Forman (Norfolk, VA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Ryno Van Den Berg and Mira Elena Tokarenko (Pretoria, South Africa)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Director

Adam McComb

Ambassador Hosts

Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)  
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA)
Jack Moya 
(Los Angeles, CA)
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT)

List as of 12/03/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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