Los Angeles to Papeete on Crystal Symphony
DATES : November 25 - December 8, 2012 (13 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,370 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 2229 - Grand Pacific Interlude

Hawaii & the South Pacific
Los Angeles to Papeete
November 25 to December 8, 2012
13 days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Scott Peterson

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Dale Gonyea, Comedian/Humorist 
Vincenzo Martinelli, Latin/Spanish Guitarist
Robert Meadmore, Vocalist
Jimmy Travis, Comedian/Instrumentalist


Thomas Hook, Piano/Vocals
Rebecca Kilgore, Vocals
Pieter Meijers, Clarinet/Saxaphone
Eddie Metz, Drums
Randell Morris, Piano
Nicki Parrott, Bass/Vocals

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon 
Brian Donnelly, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

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

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Luke Zamperini (Tarzana, CA)
Luke Zamperini is the son of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete, war hero, and the subject of Pulitzer Prize winning Author Laura Hillenbrand's latest book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Luke has accompanied his father Louis on speaking engagements for over 50 years and knows every detail of his incredible story of bravery and survival and delivers his father's powerful story through lectures and videos.

Destination/Special Interest Lecturer: Professor Emeritus, Zoology and Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

George S. Losey, Jr., (Kaneohe, HI)
George received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then joined the University of Hawaii. His work includes cleaning symbiosis, sex change in fishes and ultraviolet protection, vision and coloration in reef fishes. He lived underwater as an aquanaught, dove in purse seines with dolphins and tunas and has worked on coral reefs from Israel to Australia. Since 1995, he has been enjoying lecturing on ships. This led to 'Cruise Ship Captain,' a computer simulation of piloting various cruise ships.

Special Interest Lecturer: Geology / Earth Science

Helena Aves (Raleigh, NC)
Frequent lecturer Dr. Aves has a Ph.D. in Geology from Columbia University. Dr. Aves has consulted in both petroleum and mining projects throughout the world. She has an avid interest in the science of geology, and is eager to relate her enthusiasm for the many aspects of geology, from its sublime natural beauty, its awesome power and splendor, as well as its uncompassionate natural laws. She takes great interest in plucking interesting, seemingly disparate, facts from other disciplines, such as history and art, and finding connections that will bring her audience into fuller appreciation of the topic at hand.

Special Interest Lecturer: The Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Charles Faiman (Beachwood, OH)
Dr. Charles Faiman is a former Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Manitoba and is a Past Chairman of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently a Consultant in that Department. He holds the distinction of having been given the Master award of the American College of Endocrinology. He has published and lectured widely to North American, European and Middle East lay and professional audiences in a variety of fields of endocrinology.

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).

Special Interest Lecturer: American Musical Theater

Herb Keyser (San Antonio, TX) 
Dr. Herb Keyser, with a fifty year involvement and love of the theater, will provide an enchanting series about the lives and music of geniuses of the American musical theater. His presentations and music will tell of the funny, poignant, inspiring, and, at times, sad events that characterized their amazing lives. He is also the author of a book covering the same topic.  

Special Interest Lecturer

Dr. John McMichan (Scottsdale, AZ) 
Born in Melbourne, Australia, John McMichan obtained his medical education at Monash University and then spent time in Surgery and Surgical Research at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. After a period as a Ship's Surgeon, John with his wife Jan, moved to Rochester, Minnesota where he joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic specializing in Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Medical Education. Because of their love of passenger ships, John and Jan have taken many cruises to all parts of the world and now, as John has retired from clinical practice, he is a frequent lecturer at sea discussing a variety of medical topics in a light and informative manner and providing take-home messages for better health and longer life.

Special Interest Lecturer

Tim Samaras (Bennett, CO) 
Tim Samaras brings to the role of special interest lecturer over 25 years experience chasing tornadoes and lightning. He drives 45,000 miles per year hunting tornadoes and lightning for scientific research through America's heartland. Samaras starred on the hit Discovery television series Storm Chasers, and is currently a seasoned National Geographic Explorer. His work has been featured numerous times in National Geographic magazine (most recent is the August, 2012 issue) where his exciting tornado and lightning chases are well documented. Samaras holds the world record of recording the lowest pressure drop in a tornado, and to place video cameras into the tornado 'eye' using instruments he designed and built himself. He is also the first to use digital high-speed photography to scientifically document a lightning strike. Samaras' riveting lecture series takes attendees through an unparalleled journey to witness the most powerful storms on the planet.

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 Art, Entertainment, Business & Technology, Lifestyle and 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 Pam McKee (South Riding, VA).

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

Kathy Heller and Lillian McEwen (Beverly Hills, 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.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Manalac 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).


Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: French classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Emilia Linardakis (Elmhurst, IL).


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®.

Yoga Instructor

Anita Sanci (Middleburg, FL)

PGA Teaching Professional

Bill Stutzer (San Diego, CA) 
Bill has been a Golf Professional for over 30 years and is a life member of the PGA of America. Bill has been the Head Golf Professional at several clubs in Southern California, the most prominent being the Pauma Valley Country Club in the San Diego area which was rated one of the Top 100 Courses in the United States. Bill has been teaching for Crystal Cruises for 18 years. The years of experience playing and teaching the game of golf has given Bill a "natural eye" for the golf swing, leading to quick and positive results for his students. 
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Barry Onslow and Mary Howe (London, Canada) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Peter Bayer (Rochester, NY)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Dance Team/Instructors

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

Ambassador Hosts

Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA) 
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA) 
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA) 
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT) 

Featured Trunk Shows

Hubert Gesser 
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'

Karen Dickson 
Karen is Director of Sales for Hubert Gesser.

List as of 11/29/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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