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EMPIRES OF ART & BEAUTY: CRYSTAL GETAWAYS

V3218B

Kusadasi to Rome on Crystal Symphony
DATES : July 28 - August 3, 2013 (6 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,565 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 3218B - Empires of Art & Beauty: Crystal Getaways

Mediterranean 
Kusadasi to Rome
July 28 to August 3, 2013 
6 days (1 sea day) aboard Crystal Symphony 

Captain

Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Naki Ataman, Variety Pianist
Michal Bacala
, Variety Violinist 
Tony Daro
, Comedian  

Magic Castle At Sea

Bob Sheets 

(Please note: not all entertainers perform on all cruises).  

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon 
Tom Daniels
, Crystal Cove

DJ

Daniel Tellechea

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call
Diva
starring Karen Grainger
Maestro
Route 66
Standing Room Only 

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

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Special Interest Lecturer

Giancarlo Impiglia (Bridgehampton, NY)
Giancarlo Impiglia is an artist and art historian whose name is renowned in the world of art and among cruise aficionados. When he left his native Rome for New York, he carried with him a solid classical education in Fine Art. He was born to a family of artists and musicians and he studied at the Art Lyceum and the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome and he continued his studies at the Italian Center of Cinematography. By the late '60s Giancarlo Impiglia, already a well established artist in his native country, was re-proposing the revival of the international and eclectic Art Deco style, which in the '20s and '30s was adopted for the décor of luxurious cruise ships. 

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Robert Warne (Arlington, VA)
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, D.C. 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.

(Please note: not all Crystal Visions Enrichment Presentations are on all cruises).

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 Lucylee Chiles (New York, NY).

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

David Johnson (Pasadena, 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. Once you have downloaded the iMovie app to your iPad, be sure to also download the Help files. Open the iMovie app and tap on the Help icon (it looks like a question mark). When the Help screen comes up, tap on "More Help" to download the rest of the Help files. 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 the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Cheryl Rucker McQueen (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).

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

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

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

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Michael Lawlor (Hamilton, MA)

Dance Team/Instructors

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


Junior Activities Directors

Reyna Hallett (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Christy Hitchcock (Northampton, England)
Kyle Jones
(Grass Valley, CA) 
Lauren Marshall (Encinitas, CA) 
Kaleigh Stratton
(Vancouver, Canada)

Ambassador Hosts

Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)
Ed Murmurian
(Waterford, MI)
Andy Tam
(San Francisco, CA)
David Winter
(Chicago, IL)
List as of 07/20/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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