Lisbon to London on Crystal Symphony
DATES : August 22 - September 2, 2013 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,465 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 3221 - Aquitaine Tapestry

Lisbon to London
August 22 to September 2, 2013
11 days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Symphony 


Mark Symonds

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Craig Halliday, Variety Violinist 
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist

Magic Castle At Sea

Brian Curry 

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, 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

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. 

Special Interest Lecturer

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." 

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 Barbara McNear (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY).

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

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.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Claudio Bonacossa (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).


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

Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

RoseAnne Levinson (Marblehead, MA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Gary Klauer (San Pablo, CA)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Roanna Yapp and Goran Simpraga (Vancouver, Canada)   
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Director

Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA)

Ambassador Hosts

John Farrell (Tampa, FL) 
Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA) 
Norman Pendergraft (Durham, CA)
Ron Sherman (Westland, MI)
List as of 08/21/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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