NORTH CAPE HARBORS
Round-trip Copenhagen on Crystal Symphony
DATES : July 14 - 28, 2014 (14 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $6,510 Per Person
PLAN & BOOK THIS VOYAGE
Contact a Crystal Expert Travel Agency:
Cruise 4216 - North Cape Harbors
July 14 to July 28, 2014
14 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
*Theme: Emerging Artists Series
Paula Jean Pfitzer
Jimmy Travis, Comedian/Instrumentalist
Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove
Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Diva starring Karen Grainger
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Dr. Drew Casper (Los Angeles, CA)
Dr. Drew Casper is the first holder of The Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Chair in American Film at the University of Southern California's (USC) School of the Cinematic Arts, having received a BA in English and Philosophy/Fordham, MA in English/Fordham, a Masters in Divinity/Jesuit Theologate at Woodstock and a PhD in Communication Arts/USC. His undergraduate and graduate courses include those in the history of Hollywood film; genre studies (comedy, musical, horror/science-fiction/fantasy, suspense thriller, postwar melodrama), to style exegesis (film noir, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Lucas and the Star Wars phenomenon, William Wyler, John Huston, Warner Brothers House Style, Stanley Donen, Billy Wilder, Michael Curtiz, MGM House Style, George Stevens). In addition, his course in Censorship in Cinema includes a Question-and-Answer with course underwriter Hugh Hefner. His classes, the most popular in the school, have won for him the USC Associate Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also given seminars at American Film Institute/Disney Studios/Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences/Director's Guild. His books include: The Hollywood Film, 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Postwar Hollywood, 1946-1962, Introduction to Film, which is in its fourth edition, Stanley Donen, and Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical. His numerous essays have appeared in publications that run the gamut from coffee-table Architectural Digest, through industrial (theater/film reviews for The Hollywood Reporter), to the high-cult Theological Studies. A former on-the-air host for American Subscription television, he has also contributed innumerable commentaries (Hitchcock's Notorious, To Catch A Thief, Lifeboat, to Twelve Angry Men, The Dolly Sisters, The Asphalt Jungle) and documentaries for DVDs of classic and contemporary films as well as documentaries on Doris Day and Alice Faye for A&E Biography. For the national cinema fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha, he has produced/directed/written in-person tributes to Minnelli, another honoring Astaire and Donen and a third recognizing Barbara Stanwyck.
Ken Walsh (Bethesda, MD)
Ken Walsh is the chief White House correspondent and author of the "Presidency" column for U.S. News & World Report. He has covered the White House for 'U.S. News' since 1986 and is one of the most experienced and longest-serving journalists ever to cover the presidency. He has reported on and written about five presidents; Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and every presidential campaign since 1984. Historian Douglas Brinkley has written of Walsh: "No journalist today covers U.S. presidential politics with the same bedrock self-assurance, analytical thought, and literary aplomb as Ken Walsh."
Walsh has won the most prestigious awards for White House-related journalism. He won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Coverage of the Presidency in 1992, 1998, and 2009, and the Aldo Beckman Award in 1991 and 2007. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. He is former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Walsh appears often on national television and radio and gives frequent speeches around the United States, and he teaches as an adjunct in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.
He is the author of five books, including Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House (2011), From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats (2005), and Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes (2003).
A New York City native, Walsh received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1968 from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a master's in communication in 1970 from American University in Washington, D.C. Just after graduate school, he spent nearly two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
An enriching look at young talent takes the spotlight aboard Crystal Symphony with Emerging Artists, our Experiences of Discovery® theme cruise.
Artists at the dawn of their professional careers sail aboard ship to offer insight and appreciation of the performing arts. Our Emerging Artists voyage showcases the next generation of gifted artists in partnership with the internationally renowned Music Center of Los Angeles and their Spotlight program.
In addition to witnessing incredible live 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’s Spotlight program.
A new feature for 2014 is our interactive panel discussion with our young artists and guests, guided by the Master Class teacher.
Tianpeng "Timmy" Yu (Los Angeles, CA)
Tianpeng Yu originally hails from Shantou, a city on the eastern coast of Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. At age 22, he has already been the prizewinner of many national and international competitions. Tianpeng began playing the piano at the age of 4. He began studying at the Shenzhen Arts School in 2002 with the renowned Professor Dan Zhaoyi, and additionally with Chen Guanquan. Immigrating to the United States to further his performance skills, Tianpeng continued his studies at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, studying piano with Nelms McKelvain. Tianpeng has been the recipient of several top pianist awards including First Prize of the Steinway Society of Riverside County Piano Competition, Glendale Piano Competition in California, YMF Foundation Concerto Competition and Pasadena Community Orchestra Concerto Competition. Internationally, he has received First Prize at the ASEAN Piano Concerto Competition (Indonesia), Fifth International Chopin Piano Competition (Asia) and the Asia Piano Open Competition (Hong Kong). Tianpeng won the first prize in 2009 at the Spotlight Awards in Los Angeles, and his performance of “Chopin Fantasy” was broadcasted on national television. Tianpeng has performed with the members of the Poland Philharmonic, Indonesia’s National Philharmonic, Shenzhen Philharmonic, Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, and the Pasadena Community Orchestra. He has additionally taken master class with renowned talent such as Sergei Babayan, Meneham Pressler, Robert Levin, Tamas Ungar, Ann Schein, and Carol Leone. Tianpeng is a ‘Performance Diploma’ candidate at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, CA, studying with pianist-educator John Perry.
Daniel McGrew (Orange, CA)
Daniel McGrew, tenor, is 21 years old. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in vocal performance under the tutelage of Salvatore Champagne at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH. He was born in Orange, CA, where his solo career began at an early age. As a boy soprano he worked with Opera Pacific, the UCLA Choral, Intimate Opera Company, and recorded numerous film and television scores including the popular works of Polar Express, Battlestar Galactic, and Superman Returns. He began formal classical study in high school with Patrick Goeser at Chapman University. His work has earned him first place in both the Rotary Singer of the Year competition and National Classical Singer Competition. He was a grand prize finalist in the Music Center Spotlight Awards and a silver winner in the NFAA’s YoungArts program. Daniel was honored in 2011 as “Presidential Scholars in the Arts” (one of the United States’ highest honors for high school students) in recognition of his academic and artistic achievements. At the presentation in Washington, D.C., he performed alongside fellow scholars at the prestigious Kennedy Center. Daniel has been involved in numerous legitimate theatre, stage musical and opera productions. His opera credits include, Torquemada in Ravel's Heure Espagnole and Ecclitico in Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna with the Oberlin Opera Theatre. Internationally he performed last summer in Arrezo, Italy, the role of Orpheo in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Daniel continues to hone his performance skills and aspires to become a respected recitalist during his career. His personal interests include reading, running, and pastry arts. He is additionally an avid writer of both prose and poetry.
Francine Kessler-Lavac (Malibu, 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 Coppelia, 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.
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.
Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Roger Hendricks (Armonk, NY).
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Jill Treadwell (Olivenhain, CA) 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.
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Evan Hughes (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 iOS7 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.
Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor TBA. 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.
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.
Karol and Guy Monroe (Palm Desert, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Sam Halioua (Lachine, Canada)
Rick Mazzone (Kingston, MA)
William Quinn (North Falmouth, MA)
Oscar Ramirez (Austin, TX)