Valparaíso to Papeete on Crystal Symphony
DATES : January 8 - 20, 2014 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,975 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 4201 - Southern Seas Soliloquy

South America & the South Pacific
Valparaíso to Papeete
January 8 to January 20, 2014
12 days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

*Theme: Mind, Body & Spirit


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Isabell Wagner

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Marty Henne, Raconteur
Byron Johnston, Variety Guitarist
MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers

Magic Castle At Sea

Dan Garrett

Lounge Pianists

Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon 
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers    
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
iLuminate: Imagine

Route 66  
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer: Award-Winning Scholar and Historian

Jay Wolff (Naples, FL) 
Dr. Jay Wolff took his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A member of the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy and elected a member of the British Royal Society of Health, he has published more than a hundred articles on history and culture in professional journals as well as American Heritage, Forbes, American Legacy, The Washington Post and The L.A. Times. He has been a commentator on The History Channel and is an enthusiastically received destination lecturer who brings history to life with stories of the people and events that changed the world.

Special Interest Lecturer

Dr. Bulent Atalay (Fredericksburg, VA)
Bulent Atalay, a scientist, artist and author, has been described by NPR, PBS, Smithsonian and the Washington Post as a “Twenty-first Century Renaissance Man.” Dr. Atalay's academic background includes undergraduate and graduate training in theoretical physics at a number of universities including Georgetown, University of California-Berkeley, Princeton and Oxford. He travels around the world lecturing at academic institutions and on cruise ships on the "A-subjects," art, archaeology, astrophysics and atomic physics, confessing that he knows much less about the "B-subjects," business, banking, biology and botany.

An acclaimed Leonardo expert, Atalay is the author of two best selling books on the intersection of art, science and mathematics, with Leonardo, the pre-eminent Renaissance man, serving as the foil. His best selling book, Math and the Mona Lisa, has appeared in 13 languages. His last book, Leonardo's Universe, coauthored with classicist Keith Wamsley, so far is in two languages, English and Japanese. He is currently working on a new book for National Geographic Books entitled The Miracle Year, about Isaac Newton's explosive creativity during the Year of the Plague (1665-1666).

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Prof. Louis Rene Beres (West Lafayette, IN)
Professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, columnist and author, Dr. Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971). His ten published books deal with such issues as US foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism, nuclear strategy and nuclear war. Dr. Beres is also the author of more than fifty major law journal articles, and of over one hundred scholarly articles dealing with various philosophical, psychological, historical and military dimensions of world politics. His lectures provide a stimulating and informed guide to critical issues of our time.

*Theme Presentations: Mind, Body & Spirit

Theme Lecturer: Extreme Athlete

Dane Rauschenberg (Portland, OR) 
Dane Rauschenberg is an extreme athlete who made his mark on the running world as the man who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends.  He is also the man who ran a 202-mile relay, solo, and completed a 350-mile run up the coast of Oregon. He doesn't just know running, he has explored it to the deepest reaches of its mental, physical and emotional boundaries. Yet, contrary to other runners who astound you with their feats, Dane started his athletic career as a swimmer, graduated to collegiate rugby and actually boxed Golden Gloves for a time.  Only after all of this did running present itself to him. His late foray into the running world not only shows how one can find new athletic talents later in life, but also is the perfect example of how ignoring the impossible is how virtually everything major has ever been accomplished in history. His seminars and speeches are known as powerful, passionate, engaging and above everything, encouraging. His first book, See Dane Runhas been a surprise breakout hit for both professional runners and those outside the sport. It empowers people to set goals for themselves and use their passion and strength to reach those goals in plausible ways.

Theme Lecturer: Health & Wellness Expert

Dr. Barbara Udell (Miami, FL)
Dr. Barbara Udell is an international speaker holding a Doctorate in Behavioral Health Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is the former Director of Lifestyle Education at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Aventura, FL. and is the Director of the Health and Wellness Program at the CuisinArt Resort and Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. She has been the keynote speaker and consultant for Weight Watchers and Diet Centers of America and on 5 star cruise ships around the world. Dr. Udell has been called upon to address the Family Medicine Residency Program of the University of North Carolina Medical School, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, and the Florida Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons.

Dr. Udell has practiced family and individual counseling. She has been featured on national radio and television programs. She is the Associate Producer for a PBS program on health. She has produced a DVD on lifestyle coaching. An “Infotainer,” Dr. Udell offers humorous, fast-paced and interactive lectures on: “Turn Back the Clock – Aging Healthfully, Rejuvenate, Recharge and Memory Loss,” “Stress Management – Causes, Effects and Solutions,” “Sleep From A to Zzzzs” – Improving Our Chances of Getting the Rest You Need, “Anger Management -- It’s Not About Getting Even,” and “How To Make Positive Lifestyle Changes.”

Yoga Instructor

Lisa Goodwin (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 

Zumba Instructor

Annie Hoefel (Corpus Christi, TX)


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®. 

Local Insights

This exclusive program brings aboard local entertainers and experts to perform and share their unique, first-hand knowledge of art, politics, history, geography or archaeology of select regions and destinations. Guests can enjoy live lectures and interviews at sea and local shows in port.

Local Entertainment

Tahiti Ora, Papeete, Tahiti 

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 Linda Wissler (Laguna Niguel, CA). 

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Jonathan Berman (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.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Christine Potvin (Middleton, Canada). 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). 

Guest Master Photographer

John Parris
John Parris’ passion for photography becomes clear in the images he captures with his portraiture commissions. His portraits range from traditional to informal to contemporary, but most importantly they capture the character of the individual or couple. Through his creativity and professional excellence, John’s portraits are appreciated by all who have commissioned him. John was named the Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year, Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year and British Fashion Photographer of the Year. He has won countless awards of Merit & Excellence and is in high demand worldwide for commissions and as a speaker and lecturer. A Fellow of The British Institute of Professional Photography and of the Master Photographers Association, John is the only professional photographer in Scotland to hold a portrait fellowship and is a UK National Qualifications Judge. John is an exciting portrait photographer whose vibrant style and technique, in both studio and location settings, have established him as one of Scotland’s most sought after Master Photographers. John will set up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Selected images from these portrait sessions will be presented in a hand-crafted, custom-bound album. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.

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

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

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Alfred Hernandez (Torrance, CA) 

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Melbourne, Australia) 
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment

Ambassador Hosts

John Farrell (Tampa, FL)
Don Hanni (Sebastapol, CA)
Sheldon Stein (Los Angeles, CA)
Rafael Talavera (Tampa, FL)

List as of 01/08/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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