Reykjavík to London on Crystal Symphony
DATES : June 4 - 15, 2013 (11 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,215 Per Person
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Northern Europe, Trans-Ocean
Reykjavík to London
June 4 to June 15, 2013
11 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
*Theme: Emerging ArtistsAlissa Gustafsson
Will Martin, Vocalist
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove
Diva starring Karen Grainger
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Garrett McAinsh holds a Ph.D. in early modern European history from Emory University and has taught for nearly 20 years at Hendrix College, where he holds an endowed chair as the Harold and Lucy Cabe Distinguished Professor of History. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on various aspects of European history, and has traveled widely throughout Europe. Dr. McAinsh’s ability to talk about history with clarity, sophistication, and wit, has made him an extremely popular speaker whose presentations bring the past alive. Through his incorporation and analysis of visual images his listeners get a vivid picture of what life was really like at various periods in the lands they are about to visit.
Prof. Louis Rene Beres (West Lafayette, IN)
Professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, columnist and author, Dr. Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971). His ten published books deal with such issues as US foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism, nuclear strategy and nuclear war. Dr. Beres is also the author of more than fifty major law journal articles, and of over one hundred scholarly articles dealing with various philosophical, psychological, historical and military dimensions of world politics. His lectures provide a stimulating and informed guide to critical issues of our time.
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.
Tim Callobre (Pasadena, CA)
Tim Callobre, born and raised in Southern California, is the winner of numerous awards for performance on the classical guitar including 1st place finishes in the Spotlight Award in the Classical Instrumental category, the Parkening International Young Guitarist Competition, the National American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition for Guitar, and the California State ASTA Solo Competition. Tim is also the 2011 Silver Award Winner, highest-placed instrumentalist, and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist for YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). He has performed as a soloist and in a guitar ensemble for First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Tim was also a featured soloist and accompanied violinist Joshua Bell on the PBS television show From The Top: Live From Carnegie Hall. He has performed on numerous television and national radio shows, and has performed as a soloist with several orchestras. Tim has performed several solo guitar concerts, most recently in Kansas City, St. Louis, Austin, and Arkansas. Tim is the recipient of many awards, including the USC Thornton School of Music Faculty Award. Also a composer, he is a 2011 NFAA/YoungArts Winner in Composition and an award-winning pianist. He has had pieces performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is a two-time winner of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
Geoffrey Hahn (Carpinteria, CA)
Raised on a rose farm in Carpinteria, CA, Geoffrey Clark Hahn sparked an interest in music at a young age when he began taking voice lessons. Over the years, his interest grew to passion and by the time he was in high school, music had become a staple in Geoffrey’s life. During the spring of 2010 he was selected as a finalist in the international Classical Singers High School Competition in New York City. In 2011, he was a grand finalist in the Non-Classical Voice category of the LA Music Center Spotlight Awards and a semifinalist in the classical voice category. He was also invited to perform on NPR’s From the Top in Chicago. He was thrilled to find a perfect fit for his strong academics together with his love of singing in a joint program between The Julliard School and Columbia University. One of only three vocalists currently elected to the Columbia University/The Juilliard School exchange program, Geoffrey has studied with some of the most famous teachers and coaches from The Julliard School, the San Francisco Opera, and the NY Metropolitan Opera. During his first year at Columbia, he was one of the founding members of SHARP, which has become the premier all-male a cappella group. He was also one of only eleven actors chosen for Columbia’s prestigious Varsity Show. In high school he took part in a number of musical theatre productions including Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), and Footloose (Willard). His opera appearances have included the Music Academy of the West’s productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and The Rake’s Progress, the Santa Barbara Opera production of La Traviata, and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute’s The Music Shop.
Sarah Johnson (Pasadena, CA)
Sarah Johnson was first introduced to musical improvisation by her uncle Dale McCabe. When he would visit, he would sit in the living room with his guitar and play along to records. One day, when Sarah was about 10 years old, she walked in with her flute and asked "Can I play and what do I do?" He smiled and gave Sarah a few notes to play and started to play a 'G' blues. That moment heavily influenced Sarah Johnson's future career. Sarah Johnson attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) for flute performance where she developed her skills as a classical and jazz performer. During her high school years, she was a runner-up in the Los Angeles Annual Spotlight Awards, she won First Place in the BEEM (Black Experience as Expressed Through Music), Georgia Laster NANM (National Association of Negro Musicians), William Grant Still, and Jester Hairston Music Competitions. In 2007, Sarah graduated from LACHSA and began her studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she was awarded a full four year tuition scholarship. While studying at Berklee, Sarah was placed on the Dean's List and graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business and Management. In December, 2012, she completed her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance with an emphasis in Doubling Woodwinds at Azusa Pacific University. She also won first place in the 2012 Dolo Coker Instrumental Jazz Competition. Sarah Johnson has currently been touring across the United States and British Columbia/Canada with the Siberian Surf Rokenrol band “Igor & Red Elvises.” In the band Sarah performs key board, flute, tenor saxophone, background vocals, and lead vocals.
Karen Morrow (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Stage and vocalist personality Karen Morrow first graced the Broadway musical stage in I Had a Ball co-starring Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley. Her last performance on The Great White Way was playing the dual role of The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock in the original Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Her stage work outside of New York includes the national tour of Show Boat, the opera, Die Fledermaus, the musicals Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, Follies, Sweeney Todd, A New Brain and White Christmas – The Musical. Ms. Morrow can be heard on the concept album Miss Spectacular, a studio recording of an unproduced Jerry Herman stage work, and she is featured as Martha Watson in White Christmas – The Musical (Original Cast Recording). Ms. Morrow has appeared in concerts with major orchestras in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Honolulu and The White House in Washington, D.C. She was featured as a regular guest on Garrison Keillor's popular broadcast A Prairie Home Companion, and she starred in the television series Singin' with her peer and friend Nancy Dussault. They both won an Emmy Award for the PBS special program called Cabaret Tonight. In addition to theatre and concert performances, Ms. Morrow is a nationally sought-after Master Class Teacher in the art of musical theatre performance. She has conducted Master Classes at Carnegie-Mellon; Northwestern; University of Southern California; University of California-Irvine; Pepperdine University; Arizona State University; Viterbo; Baylor; the Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles Music Center. Formerly an adjunct-Professor with the Bolger Music Theatre Program at University of California-Los Angeles, she is currently on the faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy-Los Angeles and the United States Performing Arts Camp. She also conducts a bi-monthly Singers' Workshop in audition and performance skills.
Elizabeth Ramsey (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. 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 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®.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Raelyn Brachmann (Lake Forest, CA)
Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA)
Steven Ong (Fremont, CA)
Ping Tom (Foster City, CA)
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT)