London to Rome on Crystal Serenity
DATES : April 18 - 30, 2014 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,270 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 4307 - Through the Pillars of Hercules

Mediterranean, Northern Europe
London to Rome
April 18 to April 30, 2014
12 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer

Headline Entertainers

Beatles Celebration, Vocalists
Dale Gonyea, Comedian/Humorist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Petrina Johnson, Vocalist/Impressionist
Nicola Loud, Variety Violinist
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist

Magic Castle At Sea

Doc Eason

Lounge Pianists

Colin Salter, 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

F. Roy Willis (San Francisco, CA)
Professor Willis received a B.A. in European History at King’s College, Cambridge in 1952. After emigrating to the United States in 1956, he took his Ph.D. in History at Stanford University in 1959. He taught at Stanford and the University of Washington, before moving to the University of California, Davis in 1964. He received an Open Major Scholarship at King’s College, Cambridge, and has received Fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His scholarly works on contemporary Europe include, The French in Germany, 1945-1949; France, Germany, and the New Europe, 1945-1967; Italy Chooses Europe; and The French Paradox: Understanding Contemporary France. He has written two large undergraduate textbooks, Western Civilization: An Urban Perspective and World Civilizations on the role of cities in creating the distinctive cultures and societies of all parts of the world.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Prof. Louis Rene Beres (West Lafayette, IN)
Professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, columnist and author, Dr. Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971). His ten published books deal with such issues as US foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism, nuclear strategy and nuclear war. Dr. Beres is also the author of more than fifty major law journal articles, and of over one hundred scholarly articles dealing with various philosophical, psychological, historical and military dimensions of world politics. His lectures provide a stimulating and informed guide to critical issues of our time.

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

John Sandon (Staplehurst, England)
John Sandon is well known to most antiques enthusiasts from his regular appearances on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, now celebrating its 35th year. John grew up in the city of Worcester and has antique porcelain in his blood, inheriting a love of ceramics from his father, Henry Sandon. On leaving the King’s School in Worcester, John joined Phillips in London’s Bond Street as a porcelain specialist. After 36 years, he now directs the International Ceramics and Glass departments at Bonhams, the fine art auctioneers, travelling extensively to view collections worldwide. Bonhams is the leading auctioneer for ceramics in the UK and consequently John is at the heart of the latest research into the history of antique porcelain.

A prolific writer, John is the author of thirteen books on porcelain including his latest Shire guides to collecting Worcester Porcelain, British Porcelain and Meissen Porcelain, and his important The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, which has become the standard reference work on the subject. In addition, John writes for many Antiques magazines including BBC Homes and Antiques, and he has been a senior contributor to the popular Miller's Antiques Price Guides. As well as the Antiques Roadshow, on which he appears regularly with his father, John has appeared on other television shows in both the UK and US.

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 Michelle Sisler (Owatonna, MN) 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 Bette Klegon Halby (New York, NY). 

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Berta Karapetyan (Mahwah, NJ) will host knitting classes and all levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to knit together sharing skills and advice in a congenial environment. Participation is limited.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Brad Vinikow (Fountain Valley, CA)
Want to take your home movies to the next level and learn how to share them with family and friends? In five entertaining 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 pre-loaded with the iMovie application. If you do not already own the iMovie for iOS app, you must have iOS7 in order to download iMovie from the App Store. If you have an older version of the iMovie app, be sure to update to the current version. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Please sign up online using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY, in the Library, as the class size is limited.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Mañalac plus Instructors Edward and Judith Crowding (Myrtle Beach, SC). 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®.

Pilates Instructor

Grace Wang (Valley Village, CA)

Golf Teaching Professional

Greg Milligan (Vista, CA)
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Jerry and Marion Fleming (Los Alamos, NM) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Bill Patrick (Carmel, CA)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Protestant Clergy

Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)

Dance Team/Instructors

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

Junior Activities Directors

Lauren Marshall (Encinitas, CA)
Kaleigh Stratton (Vancouver, Canada)

Ambassador Hosts

Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)
John Farrell
(Tampa, FL)
Rick Mazzone
(Kingston, MA)
Robert Nostrand
(San Diego, CA)

List as of 04/10/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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