Rome to Istanbul on Crystal Symphony
DATES : June 27 - July 6, 2013 (9 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,850 Per Person
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Rome to Istanbul
June 27 to July 6, 2013
9 days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
Phillip Browne, Vocalist
John Joseph, Comedian
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove
Diva starring Karen Grainger
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
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.
Farhana Qazi (Fairfax, VA)
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.
Evan Hughes (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.
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.
Raelyn Brachmann (Lake Forest, CA)
Emil Gustafsson (Stockholm, Sweden)
Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA)
Lauren Marshall (Encinitas, CA)
Hamid Mansory (Victoria, Canada)
Steven Ong (Fremont, CA)
Ping Tom (Foster City, CA)