Caldera to Miami on Crystal Serenity
DATES : November 30 - December 11, 2014 (11 Days) CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $4,135 Per Person
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Caldera to Miami
November 30 to December 11, 2014
11 days (4 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
EXPERIENCES OF DISCOVERY THEME: Jazz
Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Mark Haslam, Magician
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist
Eric Jordan Young, Vocalist
*Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
My Life: The Music of Billy Joel starring James Fox
iLuminate: The Tourist
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove
Alexander B. Murphy (Eugene, OR)
Frequent lecturer and author, Alec Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in archeology from Yale University, a law degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. He is past president of the Association of American Geographers and a leader in the effort to promote geographic education. His presentations help guests appreciate the nature and significance of the places where we sail.
Philip Martin (Davis, CA)
Philip Martin earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California-Davis. Martin worked on labor and immigration issues for President Carter, testifies frequently before Congress, and works for UN agencies around the world. He is an expert on the global wine industry. Martin lives in Davis with his wife Cecily; his daughter is in the Peace Corps in Moldova and his son is in China.
Robert McFadden (New York, NY)
Robert McFadden is a senior vice-president of The Soufan Group. He is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. federal law enforcement, intelligence, and counterintelligence communities, and held several high profile positions, including deputy assistant director, counterintelligence operations, naval criminal investigative service (NSIC). Mr. McFadden has served in several assignments in the Near and Middle East, including Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and locations in Southwest Asia. He was extensively involved in the NCIS-FBI investigation into the attack on the USS Cole and al-Qaeda's Arabian Peninsula cell. Mr. McFadden is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on interview, interrogation, and violent extremist groups. He has received numerous awards and commendations for his work. These include U.S. Navy Civilian Superior Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and Department of Defense Counterintelligence Investigator of the Year. Mr. McFadden received a bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Maryland. He is an honor graduate of the Defense Language Institute, for the study of Modern Standard Arabic.
Special Interest Lecturer: Award-Winning Scholar and Historian
Jay Wolff (Naples, FL)
Dr. Jay Wolff took his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A member of the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy and elected a member of the British Royal Society of Health, he has published more than a hundred articles on history and culture in professional journals as well as American Heritage, Forbes, American Legacy, The Washington Post and The L.A. Times. He has been a commentator on The History Channel and is an enthusiastically received destination lecturer who brings history to life with stories of the people and events that changed the world.
*Theme Presentations: Jazz
Paolo Alderighi, Piano
Harry Allen, Saxophone
Bill Allred, Trombone
John Cocuzzi, Piano/Vibraphone
Danny Coots, Drums
Yve Evans, Piano
Jacob Fischer, Guitar
Banu Gibson, Vocals
Kristin Korb, Upright Bass/Vocals
Pieter Meijers, Clarinet/Saxophone
Eddie Metz, Jr., Drums
Randy Morris, Piano
Jay Mueller, Bass
Nicki Parrott, Bass/Vocals
Bobby Pickwood, Trumpet
Antti Sarpila, Clarinet/Saxophone
Stephanie Trick, Piano
Warren Vaché, Trumpet
Robert Veen, Saxophone
Yve Evans (Burbank, CA)
Yve has performed all around the world...Japan, Canada, Spain and Italy are a few places that come to mind. Evans has played with some of the greats in jazz and cut five CDs. (All done live and in only one take the way jazz was meant to be.) Evans was educated in the United States, Japan and Europe. Evans was mentored by internationally renowned choral conductor Jester Harriston and attended the University of Califorina, Irvine, School of Fine Arts where she studied Opera and Theater. Evans' band (she calls it her Company) is comprised of some of the industry's most accomplished musicians. Each performance shows a dedication to the tradition and understanding of jazz and it's timeless repertoire. The goal is sharing the sheer joy and freedom that her music brings, or at the very least taking the audience on a musical roller coaster ride with Yve at the helm.
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 Maureen Schmidt (Place, NY).
The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Pat Kronick (Lyme, 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.
Marc Elliott (San Gabriel, CA)
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 iOS8 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 Arwin Mañalac 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).
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®.
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.
E.B. and Sarah Dyer (Davidson, NC)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Rev. Juan Romero (Palm Springs, CA)
Ryno Van Den Berg and Mira Elena Tokarenko (Pretoria, South Africa)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Joop Bergervoet (Etten, The Netherlands)
Jack Moya (Los Angeles, CA)
John Thompson (Palm Springs, CA)
Lamar Webster (St. George, UT)