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MYSTERIES OF MOROCCO

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Lisbon to Barcelona on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 28 - December 9, 2012 (11 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,295 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 2326 - Mysteries of Morocco

Mediterranean
Lisbon to Barcelona
November 28 to December 9, 2012
11 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

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

Naki Ataman, Variety Pianist
Jacqui Scott, Vocalist
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Steve Stevens, Comedian

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

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: Former NASA Flight Controller

Sy Liebergot (Pearland, TX)
Sy Liebergot was the Lead EECOM Flight Controller in Mission Control throughout all Apollo manned missions and for all of the Skylab program missions. On the international scene, Sy was the Lead EECOM for the American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission. Sy’s published autobiography, Apollo EECOM: Journey of A Lifetime takes us through his life and his experiences in Mission Control. Sy was at the focal point of the Apollo 13 crisis in Mission Control when the spacecraft’s oxygen tank exploded. He advised the movie, Apollo 13; as a central character, he was portrayed by Ron Howard’s brother, Clint.

As part of the Apollo 13 Operations Team, Sy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also received the NASA Commendation Award for his leadership role in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project international space mission. He has also been honored as Distinguished Alumnus of his alma mater’s School of Engineering and Technology.

Special Interest Lecturer

Lawrence McGlynn (Weston, MA)
Lawrence McGlynn is a space flight historian, collector, appraiser and author. He has extensively researched the early eras of human space flight and has written and consulted on the subject. As a collector, he works to preserve tools and memorabilia of the Space Age. He currently serves on the MIT Space, Policy and Society Research Group and is one of the co-authors of The Future of Human Spaceflight. He has also written such articles as Breaking through the Glass Gantry and The Star Charts of Apollo. Mr. McGlynn has consulted and valued space artifacts for auction houses such as Bonhams and RR Auctions. During his years of research he has worked with astronauts, ground personnel and museums throughout the country.

Special Interest Lecturer

Terence Smith (Shady Side, MD)
Terence Smith is an award-winning journalist who has been a political reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and television analyst over the course of a four-decade career. He has written on everything from a Bedouin wedding in the Sinai to firefights in the jungles of Vietnam to presidential news conferences in the White House.

Born into a newspapering family, his father was Red Smith, the sports columnist, Smith began his career covering local politics at the Stamford Advocate (CT). Moving on to The New York Herald Tribune, his coverage of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign for the United States Senate in New York attracted attention and propelled him to a job at The New York Times. He spent 20 years with The Times, including eight years abroad in the Middle East and Far East, covering four wars, peace negotiations and the day-to-day lives of people in more than 40 countries. Smith’s coverage earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations and numerous other awards. He won the Times’ Publisher’s Prize for outstanding writing 22 times. Smith also served as Assistant Foreign Editor and Deputy Metropolitan Editor in New York. In the paper’s Washington bureau, he served as diplomatic correspondent and chief White House correspondent before founding and editing the popular Washington Talk page.

In 1985, Smith joined CBS News in Washington, covering the Reagan White House and for nine years, reporting the cover stories for CBS Sunday Morning. He earned two Emmys for his work on the broadcast 48 Hours, and shared in the George Foster Peabody Award for general excellence given to the staff of CBS Sunday Morning.

In 1998, Smith turned to public television, founding and leading the media unit at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As senior producer and media correspondent, Smith broadcast 110 in-depth tape reports and anchored some 250 studio discussions on media, national and international issues. In the course of seven years, Smith and his unit won 18 national awards and honors for media criticism and analysis. He is now a special correspondent for The NewsHour.

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 Judy Hyland (Davenport, IA) 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 Julie Warren Conn (Lexington, KY). 

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Cheryl 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).

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

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Ralph Kleiter (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Lawrence Forman (Norfolk, VA)
 

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.

Ambassador Hosts

Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH)
Bob Marinaro
(Ashburn, VA)
Marty Mulligan
(Toms River, NJ)
List as of 11/17/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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