Copenhagen to Stockholm on Crystal Serenity
DATES : June 15 - 25, 2013 (10 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $6,080 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 3314 - Russian Reverie

Northern Europe
Copenhagen to Stockholm
June 15 to June 25, 2013
10 Days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Serenity 

*Theme: Emerging Artists   


Birger Vorland

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Rick Spath

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Michel Bell, Vocalist
John Joseph, Comedian

Magic Castle At Sea

Brian Curry

Lounge Pianists

Jeffrey Deutsch, Avenue Saloon 
Joe Fos, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
iLuminate: The Tourist
Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John starring Jonathan Kane
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program
Celebrity Guest Speaker 

Larry Csonka (Wasilla, AK)
Larry Csonka and power running became synonymous in the NFL of the 1970s. As a player with the powerhouse Miami Dolphins he charged so tenaciously through defenses that his name became a household word and his nickname, Zonk, became a new American verb. From 1971-1973, he led the Dolphins to three Super Bowl appearances, earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors along the way. He and halfback Jim Kiick were affectionately known as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and were key players in the Dolphins’ perfect 17-0-0 season in 1972. Csonka earned the MVP award of the Dolphins’ Super Bowl VIII victory over the Minnesota Vikings by rushing 33 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns. In 1973, he was voted Super Athlete of the Year by the Professional Football Writers Association. In 1987, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in only his second year of eligibility.

Larry continues to work in the “public eye” as host and producer of the outdoor adventure series, North to Alaska, sponsored by NAPA. ZONK! Productions, Inc. produces 26 original episodes airing year round on the NBC Sports Network. For 16 years, this program has showcased Larry’s experience as a fisherman and hunter and his enthusiasm for outdoor sports and conservation. Larry also stays busy traveling the country visiting various clubs and corporations as a sports humor/motivational speaker. Larry Csonka has a tremendous story to tell and backs it up with a warm sincere approach that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Larry will speak about the game, the players, coaches and starring moments of a great career.

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Coach Don Shula (Miami Beach, FL)
On July 26, 1997, Don Shula capped an illustrious career when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shula broke into the NFL as the lone rookie on Coach Paul Brown's defending NFL champion Cleveland Browns in 1951. He was involved in the largest trade in modern NFL history, a 15-player deal with Baltimore in 1953, and he played four seasons with the Colts (1953-56) and one season at Washington (1957). After serving for three years (1960-1962) as defensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, he became head coach in Baltimore. Shula entered the coaching ranks with an assistant's job at Virginia (1958) and Kentucky (1959) before joining the Lions. Shula spent seven years as head coach of the Baltimore Colts. At age 33, he was the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL.

Shula's record as head coach of the Dolphins (1970-96) and the Baltimore Colts (1963-69) is unmatched in National Football League history. He has appeared in more Super Bowls than any other coach beginning with the Colts in 1968. Along with being one of only two coaches to reach the Super Bowl three straight seasons (1971-73), he is only 1 of 5 coaches in NFL history to win consecutive Super Bowls (1972 and 1973). In that span, he suffered only two losing seasons. On November 14, 1993, in Philadelphia, Shula won his 325th career game, moving him past the immortal George Halas (324-151-31) and setting an NFL record for most career victories. Starting with the 1996 season, Don served as vice-chairman of the Miami Dolphins. He also contributed to the growth of the NFL off the field by serving from 1975 through 1995 on the league's influential Competition Committee. Because of his success on the football field and his long-time civic and charitable service, Shula has received countless prestigious awards, including the 1993 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award. In addition, he co-authored Everyone's A Coach (1995) with Ken Blanchard.

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Dr. Jim Tunney (Pebble Beach, CA)
Dr. Jim Tunney was an American Football Official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960-1991. In his 31 years as an NFL official, Jim Tunney received a record 29 post-season assignments, including ten Championships games and Super Bowls VI, XI and XII and named as an alternate in Super Bowl XVIII. He is still the only referee who has worked consecutive Super Bowls and likely will be the only one to do so. Nicknamed the “Dean of NFL Referees”, Tunney was the first official to be named to the “All-Madden Team” in 1990 and won the “Gold Whistle Award” in 1992 from the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO).

Tunney is the last referee to conduct the coin toss for the Super Bowl and was also the first referee to supervise a coin toss conducted by a special guest. Prior to Super Bowl XII, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Red Grange tossed the coin at the Louisiana Superdome.

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Fred Levine (Carlsbad, CA)
Art historian and anthropologist, Dr. Levine is currently Professor of Art History at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, and is a frequent enrichment speaker on Crystal Cruises.

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.

*Theme Presentations: Emerging Artists

The renowned Music Center of Los Angeles exists as a preeminent leader in its field, much like Crystal Cruises, having fostered the development of arts education and the mentoring of young artists for more than two decades. In continued partnership with Music Center and their distinguished Spotlight Program, our EMERGING ARTISTS Experiences of Discovery® theme cruise brings gifted young performers aboard ship and center stage.

Diverse artists at the beginning of their professional career present solo and ensemble performances, as well as up-close-and-personal appearances throughout the voyage. Each artist is personally selected for this sailing by the Director of Spotlight Program, Ms. Jeri Gaile.

In addition to witnessing incredible live stage performances, guests are invited to step into the “working classroom” of teacher and student. Our Master Class At Sea presents an educational and enlightening view of talent behind-the-scenes. Guided by a professional performer and disciplined Master Class teacher for the Music Center, guests witness the elevation of talent via lecture and exhibition. The Master Class At Sea is exclusive to Crystal Cruises, courtesy of Music Center Spotlight Program.

Ballet Dancer

Charlie Andersen (Anaheim, CA)
Charlie Andersen was born in Southern California and began training at the Anaheim Ballet School in Anaheim, California. After becoming an Eagle scout and graduating high school, Charlie received a scholarship and moved to London to complete his ballet training with The Royal Ballet School. He then moved to Denmark and began working with The Royal Danish Ballet in 2006. Charlie has had the opportunity to dance for and meet both the Queen of England and the Queen of Denmark. He has enjoyed dancing a variety of works and techniques while performing in Denmark. Favorite characters in his repertoire include ‘Lenski' in John Cranko's Onegin, 'Benno' in Peter Martins' Swan Lake, 'Benvolio' in John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet, and the ‘Pas de Six’ in August Bournonville's Napoli.

Ballet Partner/Ballerina

Alba Nadal (Zaragoza, Spain)
Alba Nadal was born in Zaragoza, Spain. She began her training at "Olga Roig Ballet School" and thereafter moved her training to Barcelona at Institut del Teatre. She later received a full scholarship to attend London’s The Royal Ballet School and in 2004 was contracted to dance with "The Royal Danish Ballet." She has danced numerous soloist and principal roles including "Dark Angel" in Serenade (George Balanchine) "Birthe" in A Folktale (August Bournonville) and "The Russian Pas De Deux" in Swan Lake (Peter Martins). Alba has worked with noted choreographers Jorma Elo and Kim Brandstrup, both whom created principal roles for her. Alba has also danced in the ballets Bella Figura (Jiry Kylián) and Witness (Alvin Ailey), as well as the high-octane role of “Anita" in West Side Story (Jerome Robbins). Concurrent with dance, Alba studies humanities and psychology at the Virtual University of Catalonia-Spain.

Classical Pianist

Timmy Yu (Los Angeles, CA)
Born in Shantou, China, Tianpeng Yu has been playing the piano since the age of four. He became a piano major in Shenzhen Arts School in 2002 with Professor Dan Zhaoyi and Professor Chen Guangquan as his teachers. In 2008, he began studying in Idyllwild Arts Academy as a piano major with Mr. Nelms McKelavin as his teacher. He has performed with the Poland Philharmonic, the Indonesia National Philharmonic, the Shenzhen Philharmonic, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. He has also held Solo Piano Recitals in Shantou, China every year since 2004.

Opera Singer

Lauren Libaw (Pasadena, CA)
Soprano Lauren Libaw has been praised for her sparkling, “bright-toned” voice (New York Times) as well as her “warmth of tone and intensity of expression” (The New Yorker). In the 2012-2013 season, she sang the role of “Lauretta” in Gianni Schicchi for Lidal North at the Norwegian National Opera, The Messiah for the Paris Choral Society, and recitals in Brussels, Florence and Paris. Lauren is the winner of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship, which brought her to Paris to join the Atélier Lyrique Opéra Fuoco, with whom she sang roles from “Sesto” in Giulio Cesare to “Zerlina” in Don Giovanni in venues including the Opéra Royal de Versailles, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Palais de Beaux Arts.  Recent projects in contemporary opera include the roles of “Geraldine” in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge for the Aspen Musical Festival, “Amy” in the European premiere of Adamo’s Little Women in Bruges, the “Sister” in the world-premiere of Schlosberg’s A Country Doctor in New Haven, and “Endymion” in the world premiere of Ash and Sturrock’s Keepers of the Night in Los Angeles, CA. Lauren is a winner of the Carmel Music Society Vocal Competition, the Solveig International Opera competition, and the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards. Lauren is a graduate of Yale University, where she sang principal roles with the Opera Theater and was a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra. She won the university’s concerto and recital competitions, the Selden, Blake and Bach Prizes for excellence in Music and the Humanities, and the Sudler Prize for the Arts, one of the five highest honors given by the university to graduating seniors. A native of Pasadena, CA, Lauren received her earliest training singing children’s roles with Los Angeles Opera and continued her training at the Royal College of Music, London.  Lauren is a proud citizen of both the United States and Italy.

Master Class Teacher: Ballet

Francine Kessler-Lavac (Los Angeles, CA)
Francine Kessler-Lavac is former Soloist with Ballet West and Harkness Ballet Company where she performed both classical and contemporary repertoire. Ms. Kessler-Lavac’s principal roles have included Swanhilda in Coppélia, and Dew Drop in Nutcracker, leads in Balanchine’s Pas de Dix, Irish Fantasy, Serenade, John Butler’s Carmina Burana and Cinderella. Ms. Kessler-Lavac can be seen as the partner of Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Baryshnikov Television Special for CBS with choreography by Michael Kidd. She has been a ballet adjudicator for The Music Center Spotlight Awards for the past ten years and is currently on faculty as Ballet Mistress at Westside Ballet in Los Angeles, CA.

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 Patricia Mills (Fair Oaks, CA).

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 Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor Stan and Mary Leja (Corpus Christi, TX). 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®.

Golf Teaching Professional

Denise Doyle (Scarriff, Ireland) 
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Joy and Art McHaffie (Santa Fe, NM)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Peter Bayer (Rochester, NY)

Dance Team/Instructors

Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello (Orem, UT)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Memduh Kutur (New York, NY)
Jennifer Redding (Anaheim, CA)
Kaleigh Stratton (Vancouver, Canada)
Carey Wagoner (Hinsdale, IL)

Ambassador Hosts

Robert Ho (Riverside, CA)
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH) 
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Dan Reilly (Fort Lee, NJ)

Featured Trunk Shows

Hubert Gem Design
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'

List as of 06/11/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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