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EMPIRES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

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Venice to Athens on Crystal Serenity
DATES : September 30 - October 12, 2012 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,995 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 2321 - Empires of the Mediterranean

Mediterranean
Venice to Athens
September 30 to October 12, 2012
12 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

Captain

John Økland

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Jacqui Scott, Vocalist  
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist 

Lounge Pianists

Marcie Castro, Avenue Saloon
John Mentis, 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

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts (Santa Monica, CA)
Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a Professor at Fielding Graduate University, an award-winning filmmaker, and the author of numerous publications on biblical history and archaeology. His richly illustrated presentations will survey the history and archaeology of the biblical world. An award-winning writer and producer of films on art, history, and music, Dr. Isbouts has produced records with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and others. His most recent film project is Young Jesus, a dramatized feature based on his book Young Jesus: Restoring the Lost Years of a Social Activist and Religious Dissident, which was published Easter, 2009. A charismatic and entertaining speaker, Dr. Isbouts has lectured at conferences throughout the world, and has led tours in Europe and the Middle East. His other books on biblical history include From Moses to Muhammad and the best-selling National Geographic publication The Biblical World – An Illustrated Atlas.

Special Interest Lecturer

Fred Chernow (Floral Park, NY)
Author of the best-selling self-help book The Sharper Mind, Dr. Chernow has appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows. He has been the subject of a full-page interview by The New York Times and his book was a special feature in Prevention magazine. Dr. Chernow’s presentations are laced with humor and emphasize practical approaches to a better memory, as well as audience participation.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Tom Faranda (Scottsdale, AZ)
Tom has worked around the world and has clients in China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Mexico, UK, Germany, Australia and beyond. He has owned hotels in Costa Rica and the US, a pepper gas business in South Africa, an ATM firm, a global software firm, a mobile home venture in South Africa and a global consulting firm focused on business growth and profit and other ventures. Tom Faranda's global trends have been on target for over 25 years. He forecasted the rise and fall of Japan, the rise and fall of the Euro and the rise of China as a world power as well as many other trends. Tom brings global events and affairs into perspective and provides a view into the future of our world.

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 Debbie Skinner (Portland, OR) 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 Pam Tucker (Rye, NY).

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Chip Adam (Long 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).

Lifestyle

Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Italian classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Mario Barbi (Florence, KY).

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®.

Golf Teaching Professional

Roberto Borgatti (New York, NY)
Roberto Borgatti conducts golf clinics for all levels of players, and seminars for teaching professionals around the world. He is a much sought-after clinician for professional golf associations and regularly prepares tour players for competitions. Roberto also conducts playing clinics for corporate outings of Fortune 500 companies and charity events. During the winter season he is the featured instructor at the Long Boat Key Club in Florida. Roberto’s comprehensive approach combines sound methodology, fitness training and state-of-the art V1 Professional video swing-analysis technology. Roberto has coached top players from the United States, China, France, Canada and Spain. They include Belen Mozo Palacios, the current British Women’s Amateur Champion, Davyn Nola, a six-time World Long Drive finalist, and Arlene McKitrick, with 137 worldwide tournament victories. Roberto has also instructed golfers of all skill levels in such countries as Australia, Spain, England, Germany, Thailand, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, China, and France. His instructional methods have been featured in Golf Digest’s Golf for Women and Europe’s Canal Plus Television. Roberto is the author of A Swing You Can Trust, which was released in 2007 by Simon & Schuster.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Ginny and Jeff Schuett (Riverwoods, IL)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Bishop Raymond Boland (Kansas City, MO)

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.

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Emery Lendvay (Madison, OH)
Bob Marinaro
(Ashburn, VA)
Burt Slatus (Boca Raton, FL)

Featured Trunk Shows

Hubert Gesser
Hubert brings 'Color to the World, One Gemstone at a Time.'

Karen Dickson
Karen is Director of Sales for Hubert Gesser.


List as of 11/16/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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