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BALTIC BRILLIANCE: CRYSTAL GETAWAY

V3317A

Stockholm to St. Petersburg on Crystal Serenity
DATES : July 20 - 25, 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 3317A - Baltic Brilliance: Crystal Getaway

Northern Europe
Stockholm to St. Petersburg 
July 20 to July 25, 2013 
5 Days aboard Crystal Serenity 

Captain

Birger Vorland

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 
Jonathan Johnston, Flautist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Levit

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

Lounge Pianists

Marcie Castro, 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

Dr. Yvette Sencer (Boca Raton, FL)
A specialist in the history of art and architecture, Dr. Yvette Jayson Sencer was Professor and Chair of Art History and Dean of Graduate Studies at State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. An animated, popular speaker, passionate about art and teaching, she now presents an annual lecture series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and writes and speaks on many periods of art history. Active in art education worldwide, Dr. Sencer represented North America for InSEA (the International Society for Education through Art), was World Councilor for USSEA (the United States Society for Education through Art), and was President of the University Council for Art Education.

Special Interest Lecturer: Current Events

James Fallows (Washington, D.C.)
Former Presidential speechwriter and current Atlantic Monthly correspondent James Fallows, now living in Shanghai, has reported from around the world for more than 25 years. He has won both the National Book Award and the National Magazine Award and has appeared frequently on TV, from the Charlie Rose Show to the Colbert Report. His presentations feature surprising insights into the impact of political and technological trends.

(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 Nancy Jasper (Briarcliff Manor, NY).

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

Maura Soden (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, 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 Instructor Stan and Mary Leja (Corpus Christi, TX). 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 Instructors

Gordon and Kath Markham (Sun Lakes, AZ)
Gordon and Kath Markham are bridge teachers, certified directors and life masters.  They especially enjoy teaching beginning bridge students, but also regularly teach Competitive Bidding, Play of the Hand, Defense and 2/1 Game Force.  They are world travelers and in addition to cruising they recently toured Iceland, visited Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and India and relaxed in Tuscany.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Father Loren Allen (Eureka, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello (Orem, UT)
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

Rick Mazzone (Kingston, MA)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA) 
Norman Pendergraft
(Durham, NC)
Lamar Webster
(St. George, UT)

List as of 07/06/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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