London to Barcelona on Crystal Serenity
DATES : September 2 - 11, 2013 (9 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,340 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 3322 - European Embrace

Mediterranean, Northern Europe
London to Barcelona
September 2 to September 11, 2013
9 Days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity 


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair   

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Donovan and Rebecca, Acro Balance
Gary Hunter
, Ventriloquist 

Magic Castle At Sea

R. Paul Wilson

Lounge Pianists

Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon 
John Mentis, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
iLuminate: The Tourist
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

Dr. Jennie Congleton (Dallas, PA)
A popular lecturer and National Public Radio program writer and narrator, Dr. Jennie Congleton speaks at museums, conferences, and Road Scholar programs in the United States and Europe. Her visually rich presentations spotlight the region’s ancient, medieval, and renaissance wonders.

Special Interest Lecturer

Clint Van Zandt (Fredericksburg, VA)
Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for 25 years where he was the FBI's Chief Hostage Negotiator as well as a "profiler" in the FBI's Behavioral Science or "Silence of the Lambs" Unit. Clint has negotiated in numerous national and international kidnap, hostage, and barricade situations, he was acknowledged as the team leader of the analytical team that identified the "Unabomber," he correctly profiled Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on the day of that fatal bombing, and he personally negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. He has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine, has made over 3,000 television appearances, and is the author of the new book, Facing down Evil.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Ralf Vargas (Reno, NV)
Colonel (Ret.) Ralf Vargas’ 30-year career with the U.S. Army afforded him unique opportunities to develop his expertise in European Affairs. He spent sixteen years in overseas assignments, culminating in a 3-year assignment to NATO Diplomatic Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium where he shed his uniform and assumed the role of a diplomat. As the Chief of the NATO Situation Center he was responsible for world-wide Crisis Management. Post military life took him to the University of Nevada, Reno, where he taught for five years. He now travels extensively on the geo-political lecture circuit. A popular speaker known for his dynamic enthusiasm, his goal is to simplify the headlines and provide his audience with a basis for following the facts with interest and ease.

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 Susan Capestro (Lincoln, MA) 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 Connie Ivey (West Chester, PA).

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

Wes Malkin and Robyn Symon (Los Angeles, 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 Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor Erin Manning (Manhattan Beach, 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).


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®.

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Deep Cove, Nova Scotia)
Bruce Murray has been a C.P.G.A. member for over 40 years serving the C.P.G.A. as a Director, as well as serving as chairman of many association portfolios. He has been a Head Professional/Director of Golf at five clubs in his career the most prominent being Royal Montréal, Shaughnessy in Vancouver and now Wildfire in Lakefield, Ontario. Bruce's responsibilities have varied within the scope of the various clubs, but teaching has been and remains his main passion. He has taught students of every level, from novices to professionals and leading amateurs. Bruce is now retired from the private club life and lives outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Enid Roitman (Toronto, CA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Charles Gaffigan (Schenectady, NY)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Lawrence Forman (Norfolk, VA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Kyle Jones (Manorville, NY)
Memduh Kutur (New York, NY)

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Tom Mulligan (Kent, England)
Allan Thompson (Edmonton, Canada) 

List as of 08/30/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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