Round-trip London on Crystal Symphony
DATES : August 25 - September 5, 2012 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,330 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 2220 - British Isle Brilliance

Northern Europe
Round-trip London
August 25 to September 5, 2012
11 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

Theme: Golf


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Mark Haslam, Magician
MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers
John Martin, Comedian
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Brian Donnelly, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
I Write The Songs
Route 66
Standing Room Only 
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Jennie Congleton (Dallas, PA)
A popular lecturer and National Public Radio program writer and narrator, Dr. Jennie Congleton speaks at museums, conferences, and Road Scholar programs in the United States and Europe on the history, art, and music of the British Isles. Her visually rich presentations spotlight the region’s ancient, medieval, and renaissance wonders.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

General Nick Halley (Upland, CA)
General Nick Halley is a recognized expert on leadership, terrorism, change management and integrity. His leadership expertise was learned and developed under the most stressful conditions - combat. His impressive background as a senior leader in the military, government and corporate worlds include: an Engineering Degree from West Point, Nuclear Physics Masters Degree from the University Of Virginia, Commander of soldiers in three conflicts-Vietnam, Grenada and Desert Storm (Iraq).

*Theme Presentations: Golf

Celebrity Theme Speaker

Billy Casper (Springville, UT)
William Earl "Billy" Casper is an American golfer who was one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. He was born in San Diego, CA. Between 1964 and 1970 Casper won 27 tournaments on the PGA Tour which was more than legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player during that time period according to the World Golf Hall of Fame. He won 51 times in his career, captained the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1979 and was considered the best putter of his era by many. After his professional career he has been a designer for many golf courses such as The Highlands, The Palm and Eagle Crest in Sun City, Summerlin, NV.

PGA Teaching Professional

John Clark (Carlsbad, CA)
John has over 35 years experience in the Golf business and became a PGA member in July, 1972. He served his Apprenticeship under the late Tony Novitsky at Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colorado. Columbine was the Host Club for the 1968 PGA Championship. John is a life member and a Quarter Century member of the PGA of America. John has held positions as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Professional, Director of Golf and General Manager at Private Country Clubs and a Sheraton Resort. He is currently a PGA Instructor at the SDGA, San Diego Campus. The other SDGA Campus's are located in Phoenix, Myrtle Beach and Orlando. Also, John is an independent PGA Golf Instructor at the Carlsbad Golf Center, Carlsbad, California, recently rated in the Best 100 Golf Shops by Golf World for 2008.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

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 Gail Ivanco (Elmira, Canada). 

Digital Film Making: The iPad iMovie Video Course

Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, 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, (taught by professionals, but aimed at non-professionals), learn how to shoot and edit short movies using an iPad and acquire techniques to improve your cinematic skills.
Course requirements: please bring your own iPad and pre-load the iMovie application prior to boarding. Although the course teaches skills that can be used with any camera or computer, this course requires all video is shot and edited on your iPad. Due to the hands-on nature of this unique program, class size is limited to 20 participants. Please SIGN UP EARLY once on board.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Louie Payongayong plus Instructors Mike Newell (Vero Beach, FL) and Judy Koehler (Vero Beach, FL). 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).


Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Maribel Morales (Hawthorne, CA).


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®.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Susan Carter and Jean Paul Trudel (Ottawa, Canada) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. John Clark (Evansville, IN)

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Burbank, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Norman Pendergraft (Durham, NC)

List as of 8/11/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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