Venice to Istanbul on Crystal Serenity
DATES : October 24 - November 5, 2012 (12 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,995 Per Person
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Cruise 2323 - Mediterranean MajestiesMediterranean
Venice to Istanbul
October 24 to November 5, 2012
12 Days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Phillip Browne, Vocalist
Jon Courtenay, Variety Comedian
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Steve Stevens, Comedian
Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon
John Mentis, Crystal Cove
Across the Pond
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).
Ken Rees brings to the role of destination lecturer over 25 years experience as a world-travelling foreign correspondent. During his career, he has reported extensively from Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. His many news credits include the Lebanese civil war, the first Gulf War, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger, and the sectarian troubles of Northern Ireland. Ken has held almost every job in a television newsroom from scriptwriter, news editor, and reporter to Director of News and Current Affairs. During a 15-year career with Britain’s flagship network program, ITN’s News at Ten, he served as a Senior Foreign Correspondent and spent six years covering the United States from Washington, D.C. In 1986 the Royal Television Society named Ken as Television Reporter of the Year, their highest honor. He now works as a broadcast consultant, trains journalists for TV companies, and writes on travel and world affairs.
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.
A native Floridian and graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Suggs, joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1962, during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Over the years, he served in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America on assignments addressing a broad range of critical intelligence challenges confronting the nation. He speaks French, Spanish and Thai. He retired in 2008 following a career of some 46 years. He continues to embark on frequent world travel to enrich his understanding of global issues. He is also an active participant in the U.S. Foreign Policy Association's 'Great Decisions' initiative designed to promote the ongoing analysis of world affairs and their impact on U.S. national interests.
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.
Moncatar plus Instructor Alana Sowman (Los Angeles, 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).
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.
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Andrew Arabin-Jones (Woking, England)
Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)
Bob Marinaro (Ashburn, VA)