Venice to Barcelona on Crystal Serenity
DATES : May 18 - 30, 2014 (12 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,105 Per Person
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Venice to Barcelona
May 18 to May 30, 2014
12 Days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
*Theme: Gladiators & Empires
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove
Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
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).
Michael Carter (St. Catherines, Canada)
Dr. Michael Carter received his PhD from McMaster University in 1999. He teaches Latin, Greek, Ancient Sport, and Greek and Roman History in the Department of Classics at Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Currently, his primary research interest relates to the social and cultural significance of gladiatorial contests and similar (Roman) entertainment spectacles in the Greek, eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. He is concerned especially with the effect that the adoption and adaptation of such thoroughly Roman spectacles in the Greek world had on Greek society and identity. He has published a number of scholarly articles on these topics, and his research has featured on such radio programs as As It Happens (CBC), The World (BBC/PRI), Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! (NPR), and in popular journals such as Archaeology magazine, History.com, and Discovery.com. This material is the topic of his current book-length project. He is also interested more broadly in Greek and Roman relations, the topography of Rome, Roman archaeology, and the writing of history. Dr. Carter is the recent winner of the 2013 Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brock University.
Marcus Sherwood (Sussex, England)
Marcus Sherwood is a Classics graduate who has travelled widely as a teacher and lecturer in Classical History. An authority on the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, his special enthusiasm and expertise is in tracing the influence of these civilizations on our modern culture, and bringing this alive to his audience. Marcus is passionate about the real history and legacy of the classical civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians and Egyptians, but he also enjoys exploring the truth behind the colorful myths and legends of the Ancient World.
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.
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).
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Dorothy Calio (Oxford, CT) 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.
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
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.
Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor TBA. 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.
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®.
Bill Stutzer (San Diego, CA)
Bill has been a Golf Professional for over 30 years and is a life member of the PGA of America. Bill has been the Head Golf Professional at several clubs in Southern California, the most prominent being the Pauma Valley Country Club in the San Diego area which was rated one of the Top 100 Courses in the United States. Bill has been teaching for Crystal Cruises for 18 years. The years of experience playing and teaching the game of golf has given Bill a "natural eye" for the golf swing, leading to quick and positive results for his students.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.
JoAnn and Dave Zapatka (Sun Lakes, AZ)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Rick Mazzone (Kingston, MA)
Harry Norton (Valley Glen, CA)
Allan Thompson (Edmonton, Canada)
John Wong (Honolulu, HI)