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Venice to Rome on Crystal Serenity
DATES : May 2 - 9, 2013 (7 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,435 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.

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Mediterranean
Venice to Rome
May 2 to May 9, 2013
7 Days aboard Crystal Serenity

Captain

Birger Vorland

Hotel Director

Christian Krempl

Cruise Director

Rick Spath

Maître D'

Leo Assmair

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers
Steve Stevens, Comedian

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Levit

Lounge Pianists

Colin Salter, Avenue Saloon 
Joe Fos, 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

Jim Rowe (Sabanilla, Costa Rica)
Dr. Jim Rowe holds a Ph.D. in the area of Applied Eco-Psychology and Integrated Ecology. This broad social science encompasses areas of natural ecology, human psychology and cultural history/sociology/anthropology. Jim lives in Costa Rica and Panama where he teaches university level programs in cultural anthropology and natural history with Outward Bound Costa Rica/Panama. He spends much of his free time traveling in Latin America, the Caribbean, Polynesia and the world. His passions include travel, technical rock climbing, white water kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and wakeboarding. Jim is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Costa Rica and Panama where he oversees youth programs that focus on personal and leadership development through study abroad and adventure. His presentations will help you understand the intriguing natural environment and cultures of The Caribbean Basin, Panama, Panama Canal and Costa Rica.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Dr. Kori Schake (Glen Ellen, CA)
Dr. Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor at the U.S. Military Academy, where she previously held the Distinguished Chair in International Security Studies. She has worked in the Pentagon, State Department, and National Security Council, and as senior policy advisor to the 2008 McCain presidential campaign. She taught European security and economic issues at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a contributor to the Centre for European Reform's Europe After American Retrenchment. Her most recent book is State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practice of the State Department.

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.

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 Bette Klegon-Halby (New York, NY).

USC School of Cinematic Arts presents 
Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course

Dave Williams (Redondo Beach, 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. 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 Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you sign up on board, make sure to sign up EARLY.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Mañalac plus Instructors Mike Newell (Vero Beach, FL) and Judy Koehler (Vero Beach, FL). 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).

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®.

Meditation Instructor

Dina Michelle (Long Beach, CA)

PGA Teaching Professional

Joe Herbert (Littleton, CO)
Joe Herbert has maintained membership in the PGA for over 35 years, as well as being Life Member and Quarter Century Club member. His experience includes being a Head Golf Professional/Golf Director at exclusive country clubs in Colorado. In addition, during the spring and summer months, he is the Director of Golf Instruction at Arrowhead Golf Club (Golf Digest Top 100 golf courses) in Littleton, CO. During the winter, Joe is the Director of Golf Instruction at the beautiful Classic Golf Club in Palm Springs, CA. Joe hosted the Bob Hope golf tournament from 2006 - 2009. Joe has been honored with the 1997 nomination for PGA Teaching Professional and Junior Golf Leader as well as the 2009/2010 President’s Council Award for Outstanding Golf Instructor of Developing Golf Instruction Programs. He has been featured in 2010 Style magazine during the U.S. Open, and Boomer Golf News for his outstanding teaching abilities. Joe has signed with Southwest Airlines and Swift Air for his golf instructions and DVDs while in the air on WIFI. Recently, due to the large number of requests from his students around the world, Joe released a DVD set, Fundamentals of Golf. Joe considers teaching golf to others to be one of the highlights of his life.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Judi and Dan Sonon (Pittsburgh, PA)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Joseph Schaedel (Indianapolis, IN)

Dance Team/Instructors

Pawel and Maya (Wroclaw, Poland)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Memduh Kutur (New York, NY)
Kaleigh Stratton (Vancouver, Canada)

Ambassador Hosts

Emery Lendvay (Madison, OH)
Jack Moya
(Whittier, CA)
Harry Norton
(Valley Glen, CA)
Robert Nostrand
(San Diego, CA)  

Featured Trunk Shows

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

List as of 04/23/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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