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CANARY ISLAND CELEBRATION

V2325

Barcelona to Lisbon on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 17 - 28, 2012 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,615 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 2325 - Canary Island Celebration

Mediterranean
Barcelona to Lisbon
November 17 to November 28, 2012
11 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity


*Theme: Crystal Wine & Food Festival 

Captain

Birger Vorland

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Rick Spath

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson 

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Gary Guthman, Instrumentalist-Trumpet 
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist

Lounge Pianists

Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon
Joe Fos, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
Million Dollar Musicals 
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

David Burgess (Liverpool, England)
David Burgess is a well-respected and experienced destination speaker who delivers his presentations in an entertaining, enjoyable, humorous and unique style. David’s presentations draw on his many years of foreign travel as well as his college lecturing skills mixed in with more than a dash of his Liverpool humor that make his series of on board lectures a must see. Prior to training as a college lecturer, David worked as a presenter and producer on UK local radio in Liverpool. David is a full-time college lecturer for The Manchester College, Europe’s largest FE college.

Special Interest Lecturer

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.

Special Interest Lecturer

Bill Rothschild (Houston, TX)
Bill Rothschild is your proverbial rocket scientist. He retired as Boeing’s Director of Engineering Operations for the Space Exploration Division in Houston, TX after 43 years in the aerospace industry. Bill is currently working as a consultant for both NASA and the U.S. Air Force in addition to lecturing to a wide range of audiences. Listen to Bill’s down to earth descriptions and his tantalizing insider stories about the real moon race, what’s happening in space now, and an intriguing look into the future for this greatest of all adventures - the human exploration of space.

*Theme Presentations: Crystal Wine & Food Festival

Guest Chef

Thomas Buckley (Miami, FL)
Thomas Buckley developed his love of seafood during his childhood growing up in seaside villages in England. Thomas' career began as an intern at Pic restaurant in France where he was given the opportunity to train in classical French cuisine at the renowned Connaught Hotel in London. From there, his culinary education traveled from London to Brazil to New York City. Thomas began his journey with Nobu Matsuhisa in 1998, where he partnered with him at London's flagship Nobu restaurant. Thomas is currently the corporate executive chef for Nobu Miami Beach at the Shore Club Hotel and also co-authored Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook with Nobu.

Guest Chef

André Rochat (Las Vegas, NV)
André Rochat is Las Vegas' original celebrity chef.  At five years old, he begin learning about food from his family charcuterie in France, apprenticed at Leon de Lyon, cooked at prestigious East Coast hotels including Washington's Mayflower, and opened the first French boulangerie in Vegas in 1973: Savoy French Bakery.  Since then, Rochat has opened renowned French gourmet restaurant, André's, in Vegas; a 2nd André's at the Monte Carlo, and Alizé on top of Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. He is also the President of the Gastronomy Management Group and maintains one of the most extensive and exclusive collections of wine, armagnacs, cognacs, vintage ports and spirits in the world.

Wine Expert

Doug Frost (Prairie Village, KS)
One of only 3 people in the world to achieve the distinctions of both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine.  Author of 3 books: Uncorking Wine, On Wine, and Far from Ordinary Spanish Wine Buying Guide. Frost is also the Wine & Spirits consultant for United Airlines and writes about wine and spirits for numerous publications, including Sante, Cheers magazine, and the James Beard Award-winning Kansas City Star food section. Frost is Director of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition and founding partner of Beverage Alcohol Resource, an educational and consulting beverage company.

Mixologist

Julio Bermejo (San Francisco, CA)
Tequila consultant Julio is the US Ambassador of Tequila! He travels the world teaching people the subtleties of fine pure tequila and is also the proprietor of San Francisco's famous Tommy's Mexican Eatery.

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises: Instructor Jodi Winnwalker (Sisters, OR) teaches an innovative and fun course as an introduction to keyboard playing for adults. Tradition and technology meet in harmony to create this progressive piano-style program. With an emphasis on hands-on learning using Yamaha's exciting portable keyboards supported by the Clavinova digital piano, guests learn nearly a dozen songs during the cruise. An overview of general musical skills, including listening skills and note reading is included, as well as fun group activities such as music trivia and name that song. Passport To Music is designed for those with little or no previous keyboard experience.

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 Marlene Oser (New York, NY).

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Alan Denny (Los Angeles, 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).

Lifestyle

Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Evelyn Magana (Rockville, MD).

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)  
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Linda and Erwin Wolber (Naples, FL)
 Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Gerard King (London, England)

Dance Team/Instructors

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Natalie Mavor Miles (Newport, NH) 
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Director

Memduh Kutur (Manorville, NY)

Ambassador Hosts

Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH)
Bob Marinaro
(Ashburn, VA)
Marty Mulligan
(Toms River, NJ)

List as of 11/15/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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