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SCANDINAVIAN TREATS: CRYSTAL GETAWAYS

V3319B

St. Petersburg to London on Crystal Serenity
DATES : August 14 - 19, 2013 (5 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,425 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 3319B - Scandinavian Treats: Crystal Getaways

Northern Europe
St. Petersburg to London
August 14 to August 19, 2013 
5 Days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Serenity 

Captain

Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Josef Lumetsberger

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair   

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Jacqui Scott, Vocalist
Bernard Walz
, Variety Pianist

Magic Castle At Sea

Chris Capehart

(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).       

Lounge Pianists

Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon 
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove

DJ

Paul James

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

Destination Lecturer

Jim Rowe (Sabanilla, Costa Rica) 
Dr. Jim Rowe holds a Ph.D. in the area of Applied Eco-Psychology and Integrated Ecology. This broad social science encompasses areas of natural ecology, human psychology and cultural history/sociology/anthropology. Jim lives in Costa Rica and Panama where he teaches university level programs in cultural anthropology and natural history with Outward Bound Costa Rica/Panama. He spends much of his free time traveling in Latin America, the Caribbean, Polynesia and the world. His passions include travel, technical rock climbing, white water kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and wakeboarding. Jim is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Costa Rica and Panama where he oversees youth programs that focus on personal and leadership development through study abroad and adventure. His presentations will help you understand the intriguing natural environment and cultures of The Caribbean Basin, Panama, Panama Canal and Costa Rica.

Special Interest Lecturer

Guy Buffet (San Juan Bautista, CA)
Today Guy Buffet is a celebrated artist with an international following. Guy learned that his neighborhood in post-war Paris had once been the home of such famous artists as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall.  “At home there was always conversation about these artists” he says, “and I used to listen to the conversations while doing my homework at the kitchen table. I remember drawing on napkins and the linen tablecloths while my brothers were busy with kitchen preparations.” 

At 14, Buffet enrolled in the prestigious Beaux Arts de Toulon and took advanced studies at the Academic de Peinture de la Ville de Paris. Young Buffet's tour of duty in the French Navy took him to the exotic ports of the world; Tahiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Vietnam and Martinique. His unique style began to develop as he painted what he saw on his travels. Along the way, he exhibited, too. After successful one-man shows in Papeete, New Caledonia and at the Museum of the French Navy in Toulon, Buffet was named the official artist of the French Navy. Guy settled in Hawaii upon his discharge from the Navy, after the prominent Cooke family offered to provide him living and studio space on Molokai.  What followed were several commissions from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, which funded major murals at public places across the state of Hawaii. Guy spent many years living and traveling and painting in the Polynesian islands.

As a guest of the Peking Arts and Crafts Council, he was invited to depict his view of China for special exhibitions. He is the official artist for Champagne-Perrier-Jouet and has completed numerous commissions that enjoy worldwide distribution. In 2005, Guy was granted an audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama and contributed a painting for The Missing Peace Project; a 7 year long worldwide traveling art show of eighty-eight works of art dedicated to preserving the Tibetan culture. 

Over the years Guy has been commissioned by many corporations, including Aloha Airlines, Grand Marnier, Inter-Continental Beachcomber and Westin Hotels, Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Williams Sonoma and Crystal Cruises. Guy regularly makes appearances at special events, shows and conventions.  His work now appears on a myriad of products such as cups, plates, ties, clothing, and calendars.  Guy has his own book titled The World of Guy Buffet by Ron Ronck and showcases a great number of works. Guy has a vast collection of limited edition prints and many original paintings in his private collection.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Shelby Coffey (McLean, VA)
Shelby Coffey is the former editor of the Los Angeles Times. Currently a senior fellow of the Freedom Forum and trustee at the Newseum, Coffey was president of CNN Business News and CNNfn. Prior to joining CNN, Coffey served as executive vice president of ABC News, where he was responsible for editorial standards and practices, online activities, cable program development and ABC News productions, in addition to other editorial responsibilities.

(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment Presentations are on all cruises).     

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 Jocelyne Pogash (West Orange, NJ).

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

Jonathan Berman (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 Instructors Sandy Mingia and Gary Maggard (Los Altos Hills, 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).

Wellness

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®.

PGA Teaching Professional

Joe Herbert (Littleton, CO)
Joe Herbert has maintained membership in the PGA for over 35 years, as well as being Life Member and Quarter Century Club member. His experience includes being a Head Golf Professional/Golf Director at exclusive country clubs in Colorado. In addition, during the spring and summer months, he is the Director of Golf Instruction at Arrowhead Golf Club (Golf Digest Top 100 golf courses) in Littleton, CO. During the winter, Joe is the Director of Golf Instruction at the beautiful Classic Golf Club in Palm Springs, CA. Joe hosted the Bob Hope golf tournament from 2006 - 2009. Joe has been honored with the 1997 nomination for PGA Teaching Professional and Junior Golf Leader as well as the 2009/2010 President’s Council Award for Outstanding Golf Instructor of Developing Golf Instruction Programs. He has been featured in 2010 Style magazine during the U.S. Open, and Boomer Golf News for his outstanding teaching abilities. Joe has signed with Southwest Airlines and Swift Air for his golf instructions and DVDs while in the air on WIFI. Recently, due to the large number of requests from his students around the world, Joe released a DVD set, Fundamentals of Golf. Joe considers teaching golf to others to be one of the highlights of his life.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Enid Roitman (Toronto, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Gerard King (London, England)

Dance Team/Instructors

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

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

Ambassador Hosts

Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA)
Ken Wagner (Reseda, CA)
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT) 

List as of 08/05/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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