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Bordeaux to London on Crystal Symphony
DATES : August 27 - September 2, 2013 (6 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,435 Per Person
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Bordeaux to London
August 27 to September 2, 2013
6 days aboard Crystal Symphony
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist
(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove
Diva starring Karen Grainger
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Larry Herson (Dublin, OH)
Dr. Lawrence Herson is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at The Ohio State University. Educated at Northwestern and Yale, Dr. Herson has an undergraduate degree in Science and three graduate degrees: Asian Philosophy, World Religions (including Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism) and Political Science. His scholarly writings have been published in six languages, including French, Russian and Arabic and honored by the United States government for placement in more than 125 American Libraries worldwide. He has served as election analyst for CBS and PBS and has held professorships and Northwestern and Indiana Universities; has been Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Baylor and Wisconsin Universities and at Wilton Park (The British Foreign Office Academy). A decorated veteran of World War II, his scholarly honors include Phi Beta Kappa, a German Parliamentary Fellowship, a 50 year listing in Who's Who, and appointment as Mershon Professor of Public Policy at Ohio State.
Tom DeFrank (Washington, D.C.)
One of Washington's most respected President-watchers, Mr. DeFrank is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who has covered the White House since the Nixon administration and the last 12 Presidential elections. ABC News calls him "impeccably sourced," "well-connected," and "legendary," and the American Journalism Review named him "one of the unsung heroes of Washington journalism." He co-authored the memoirs of Secretary of State James Baker and has reported on the resignation of one President, the impeachment of a second, and was an eyewitness to two assassination attempts against a third. He was Newsweek magazine's White House correspondent for 25 years and Washington bureau chief of the New York Daily News for 16 years. He is now a contributing editor at National Journal and is the senior correspondent covering the White House on a regular basis. Former President Gerald R. Ford said of him: "You are one of the finest journalists I have ever known. Everyone I know feels the same way: you are fair, trustworthy and professional."
(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment Presentations are on all cruises).
Kinsey McLean (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.
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®.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA)
Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA)
Norman Pendergraft (Durham, CA)
Ron Sherman (Westland, MI)