Istanbul to Venice on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 5 - 16, 2011 (11 Days) FARES FROM : $5,730 Per Person
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Cruise 1323 - Aegean DreamsMiddle East, Mediterranean
Istanbul to Venice
November 5 to November 16, 2011
11 Days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Sam Kane, Vocalist
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist
John Mentis, Crystal Cove
Across the Pond
Million Dollar Musicals
My Favorite Things
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a Professor at Fielding Graduate University, an award-winning filmmaker, and the author of numerous publications on biblical history and archaeology. His richly illustrated presentations will survey the history and archaeology of the biblical world. An award-winning writer and producer of films on art, history, and music, Dr. Isbouts has produced records with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and others. His most recent film project is Young Jesus, a dramatized feature based on his book Young Jesus: Restoring the Lost Years of a Social Activist and Religious Dissident, which was published Easter, 2009. A charismatic and entertaining speaker, Dr. Isbouts has lectured at conferences throughout the world, and has led tours in Europe and the Middle East. His other books on biblical history include From Moses to Muhammad and the best-selling National Geographic publication The Biblical World – An Illustrated Atlas.
For nearly a decade, Farhana Ali has been the most prominent American-Muslim woman to study al-Qaeda and the conflicts in the Muslim world. She regularly travels to Kashmir and Pakistan to assess political crises and militant groups. Before 9/11, Ms. Ali was the first Muslim woman to work in the US government’s Counter-Terrorism Center, where she received several Meritorious Awards during her five years of service. She later joined the RAND Corporation as an international policy analyst, focusing on the impact of Islamist movements and security challenges in South Asia. Currently, Ali is a senior instructor on the AFPAK team, providing cultural training on Pakistan to US military officers and civilians across the US government. She is a special guest writer for Oxford Analytica. A highly sought-after lecturer, Ms. Ali appears regularly in the media, including BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English, CNN, and C-Span. Her publications have appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, and several academic journals. She speaks Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, and French, and is studying Arabic.
Crystal's 'resident moon-man,' Tom Logsdon is an award-winning rocket scientist with an international reputation. Early in his career, he used the mathematics and physics he learned in school to figure out the optimum trajectories and the rocket-powered maneuvers that allowed all 12 Apollo astronauts to land on the surface of the moon. He also handled similar assignments for the giant Echo balloon, the manned Skylab capsule, various Mars missions, and the GPS navigation satellites. He has written and sold 1.7 million works, including 29 non-fiction books, portions of which have been translated into a dozen different languages. Currently, he is writing the text and handling the color illustrations for his first children's book called Going Up and is composing articles for Encyclopedia Britannica.
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®.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
John Farrell (Tampa, FL)
Emery Lendvay (Madison, OH)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA)
A New Zealand company specializing in a collection of Paua shell (Abalone), Mother of Pearl, sterling silver and river pearl jewelry.