BOUNTIES OF THE BLACK SEA
Rome to Istanbul on Crystal Symphony
DATES : July 13 - 25, 2013 (12 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $6,410 Per Person
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Rome to Istanbul
July 13 to July 25, 2013
12 days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony
Tony Daro, Comedian
Craig Halliday, Variety Violinist
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove
Diva starring Karen Grainger
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Celia J. Bergoffen (New York, NY)
Widely traveled in the Eastern Mediterranean, archaeologist and art historian Dr. Celia Bergoffen has worked on excavations in Oman, Yemen, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey. She has received numerous grants and awards, including two from the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory. She earned her Ph.D. from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and currently teaches art history and archaeology at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at NYU.
Robert Schrire (Cape Town, South Africa)
Robert Schrire was, until recently, chair and professor in the politics department at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy. He also teaches at Princeton University. His presentations look at how our world is being impacted by changes in politics, religion, technology, economics, and population. Robert is best known as the original host of the television program Talking Politics and he had a regular column in The Sunday Times for several years. Much in demand as a public commentator, his views have been published in Time, Newsweek, The Economist, and The Washington Post. The BBC's chief analyst during South Africa's first democratic elections, he has worked closely with many prominent TV personalities including Ted Koppel and David Dimbleby. A consultant to UNESCO and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, Robert presents a highly-acclaimed series to CEOs of major corporations, entitled "Our Changing World: Thinking about the Future” and has led study tours for groups as diverse as the National Trust and Harvard and Stanford Universities. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Robert pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia University and the School of International Service – American University in Washington, D.C., and holds a doctorate from the University of California.
Nobu Matsuhisa (Beverly Hills, CA)
Born and raised in Japan, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa began his career with apprenticeships in the sushi bars of Tokyo before he ventured overseas to Lima, Peru. Being a classically-trained sushi chef, Matsuhisa was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that contributed to inventive style. From there, he went from Buenos Aires, Argentina, back to Japan, Alaska and ending up in Los Angeles where he opened his famed restaurant, Matsuhisa, in 1987. In 1998, Los Angeles Times magazine included him among Southern California's rising stars, while the New York Times chose Matsuhisa as one of the Top 10 restaurant destinations of the world. In 1994, New York City saw the opening of Nobu in partnership with actor Robert DeNiro. His restaurant in New York City became "The Best New Restaurant" by The James Beard Foundation in 1995. Since opening in New York City, he continued to open in the locations around the world, expanding his influence in the culinary community.
*Two Omakase, or Chef’s Choice, dinners in Silk Road, limited to only 70 guests and featuring some of Nobu’s finest dishes and connoisseur items, such as white sturgeon caviar and Hokusetsu “Musical Sake.”
*Sake tasting sessions, including insight into Hazu’s unique “live” sake brewing processes such as playing Japanese music to bottles for three years to create a smoother taste from vibrations.
*Live cooking demonstrations, with Nobu sharing cooking secrets behind his renowned fare.
*Silk Road and The Sushi Bar appearances, during regular dinner hours, to welcome guests and enhance their meal enjoyment.
*Cookbook signings and photo opportunities.
Brad Vinikow (Fountain Valley, 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®.
Perry Lancianese (West Palm Beach, FL)
For over three decades Perry has acquired unsurpassed skills at some of the most highly acclaimed courses and clubs in the World. This seasoned athlete, golf guru, club director and business leader has earned a top reputation as one of the industry’s rising star executives as the Director of Golf Club Operations and Manager of Club Services for Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club.
When it comes to his daily passion, Lancianese says that “teaching golf is his first love.” He is unsurpassed in his ability and interest in creating and designing accelerated, one-on-one training programs for ALL levels of golfers. His approach is customized. He says, “Before any technique is shared, it is about the analysis of the individual.” Lancianese spends several sessions before recommending any practice techniques. Students have called him “the human video camera” since he has a trained eye that allows him to focus on the individual’s movement; improving precision and skill growth for the student in a short amount of time. Just as vital to his extraordinary teaching successes, is his uncanny ability to transform information into basic understanding.
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)
Kaleigh Stratton (Vancouver, Canada)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Andy Tam (San Francisco, CA)