Barcelona to Lisbon on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 27 - December 8, 2011 (11 Days) FARES FROM : $6,380 Per Person
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Cruise 1325 - Iberian AdventureMediterranean
Barcelona to Lisbon
November 27 to December 8, 2011
11 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Jon Courtenay, Variety Comedian
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Vincenzo Martinelli, Latin/Spanish Guitarist
Marc Paul, Magician/Mind Reader
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove
Across the Pond
Million Dollar Musicals
My Favorite Things
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Frequent cruise lecturer, author and technical advisor on development issues, Roman Pryjomko holds degrees from Kingston University, London and the University of Miami. He has undertaken assignments in over 40 countries on topics ranging from the environment, humanitarian assistance, governance reform, violence prevention and poverty reduction. He is the co-founder of St Gabriel Home, a registered charity that assists imprisoned children in Arusha, Tanzania and in 2004, published a travel memoir, Someone, Somewhere – Encounters with People and Places.An avid traveller, writer and geographer, his talks are thought-provoking and anecdotal; embracing both cultural and physical geography, while highlighting the impacts of terrorism, poverty, climate change and shifting geo-politics on the future of our changing world.
Kazuo Kobayashi graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Language majoring in Russian. During his tenure with Japan Broadcasting Corporation, he was in charge of covering the Soviet Union and did special coverage on Moscow and Vienna. He acted as the Moscow bureau chief twice, and was stationed overseas for 14 years. In 1992, Kobayashi was awarded the Kikuchi Kan Prize for his coverage of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 1993, with his objective report of the Soviet Union/Russia coverage, he won the Moscow Journalist Alliance Prize Award. In 2008, Kobayashi was awarded the Medal of Pushkin by The Russian Federation for his great contributions to the study and preservation of the cultural heritage of the nation. Currently he is a journalist, an adviser for the Sakushin Gakuin Institute, and is part of the judging committee for the Nihon Essayist Club Awards. Kobayashi is also the Councilor for the Saito Kinen Foundation, an Associate Member and Chief Writer for the Shimono Newspaper, a member of the Japanese Association for Promotion of private diplomacy, a member of the Russian Economic and Cultural Commission, and is the Board of Directors for the Association between Japan and Austria. Kobayashi has written the following books: The Curtain of Hermitage, 1 Pood of Salt - The People I Have Met in Russia, The Fox, The Raccoon, and The President - Russian Eyes, Learning About Russia through the White Rabbit - From Gorbachev to Putin and Putin and the Soul of Judo.
Rob Warne served for 28 years as a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State. Specializing in international economics, he held a variety of senior posts at the Department and aboard. He has worked on Asian affairs much of his life and authored books and articles, and lectured frequently on the region. He will speak on the policy and economic issues relating to Africa and the Indian sub-continent, as well as on current developments in terrorism, globalization, and emerging nations.
Rob Warne was President of a Washington, DC-based think tank focusing on East Asia. This entailed regular contacts with regional leaders, US senior officials and members of Congress and conferences on the region at many US universities cities. He was also a university professor at several universities in the region. Currently he is a program Chair at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center of the US Department of State where he has been teaching for five years. A graduate of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs, he received an advanced degree in economics at The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
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, California. 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, Nevada.
Jim Huber is a study in mixed mediums, literally. The former host of CNN’s award-winning Sporting Life with Jim Huber and Pro Golf Weekly, now chief essayist and commentator for Turner Sports, has made his way through journalism's entire mountain range. He spent ten years as a newspaper sportswriter, at the Miami Herald, the Miami News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionamong others, followed by a three-year stop at Atlanta's WGST-AM radio before moving to WXIA-TV (NBC, Atlanta). He was a sportscaster with CNN for 16 years before moving to TNT. Along the way, his work has been rewarded numerous times for its quality and depth. Four Emmys, four CableAce awards, the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in writing, and a gold medal at both the New York and Houston Film Festivals grace his shelves. His work these days includes the NBA, the British Open, the PGA Championship, NASCAR, and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
While in Miami, he covered the rise of Muhammad Ali and became close friends with the Heavyweight Champion while working several of his title fights. While with the Herald, Huber lost a coin flip and was assigned to the New York Jets’ Super Bowl camp in 1969 and became close with Joe Namath. It was Huber who quoted Namath as “guaranteeing victory” in Super Bowl III and that newspaper clipping resides today in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ali and Namath are just two of the dozens of remarkable athletes who have crossed Huber’s path over the decades. From Henry Aaron in baseball to Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky in hockey to Bob Cousy and Michael Jordan in basketball to Pete Sampras and Martina Navritalova in tennis, to Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in golf, he has spent hours in their company and has grown to a first-name basis with all.
He is the author of a highly-acclaimed book entitled A Thousand Goodbyes, the story of his father’s dying days, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers of Nashville, TN. His first book, The Babes of Winter, chronicled the early years of the first NHL team ever to invade the South. While his strength is his pen, his paint brush offers yet another side of his talents. His water color and pen-and-ink paintings hang in galleries and in private homes around the world.
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. John is also 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.
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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®.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)
Frank Cruise (Warren, MI)
Wayne Hodgson (Victoria, Canada)