Los Angeles to New York on Crystal Symphony
DATES : May 6 - 23, 2013 (17 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $6,595 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 3211 - Classic Canal Crossing

Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal 
Los Angeles to New York
May 6 to May 23, 2013
17 days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

*Theme: Garden & Floral Design


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Scott Peterson

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Guy Bavli, Mentalist    
Tony Daro
, Comedian

Dale Gonyea, Comedian/Humorist
Tian Jiang
, Variety Pianist
David Klinkenberg, Violinist
David Shannon, Vocalist
Jimmy Travis, Comedian/Instrumentalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Doc Eason

Lounge Pianists

David James, Avenue Saloon
Tom Daniels, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
Route 66
Standing Room Only 
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Richard Morgan (Sarasota, FL)
Richard Morgan is a retired Federal executive level official with 31 years of government service, including 25 years for the Panama Canal Commission. He managed a large bureau responsible for all agency logistical, physical security, procurement and contracting, and land-based support activities of the Canal, and was a key player in planning and implementing the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty by which the Canal Zone was abolished in 1979 and the Canal itself was transferred to Panama at the end of 1999. His experience is first hand and personal, and he is a popular speaker on the Canal subject.

Destination Lecturer

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.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Prof. Louis Rene Beres (West Lafayette, IN)
Professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, columnist and author, Dr. Beres was educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971). His ten published books deal with such issues as US foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism, nuclear strategy and nuclear war. Dr. Beres is also the author of more than fifty major law journal articles, and of over one hundred scholarly articles dealing with various philosophical, psychological, historical and military dimensions of world politics. His lectures provide a stimulating and informed guide to critical issues of our time.

*Theme Presentations: Garden & Floral Design

Celebrity Floral Designer

Paula Pryke (Suffolk, England)
Paula Pryke is a florist extraordinaire! Paula started her floral design business in 1988 in central London and soon became one of London's most talked about and successful florists. Incredibly, Paula has found time to complete fifteen books on flower arranging in 24 years. These books have been translated into as many languages and has established Paula as one of the most original, influential florists and well respected florists in the world. In 1994 Paula established her famous flower school in London and she is in demand to demonstrate and teach her skills around the world. Since 2008, Paula has been working with Crystal Cruises as a floral consultant and has been part of the enrichment team. 

Theme Lecturer

Sybil Sylvester (Birmingham, AL)
The go-to floral designer and event planner for occasions around Birmingham and the Southeast, Sybil built her business on Southern sass tempered by graciousness, local blossoms - sometimes from her own garden - and a global sense of what’s hot in the world of international floral design. Currently, Sybil is a contributing editor at Flower magazine. Her column Flower School, which ran in Southern Accents, had a loyal following. Her work has appeared in Southern Living, Traditional Home, Creative Home, Southern Living Weddings, Coastal Living, and Alabama magazine. You can see Sybil’s arrangements in the special edition Year Round Color, with the editors of Southern Accents, on newsstands now. Sybil also conducts floral demonstrations across the country, where she is a regular speaker at antiques shows, fund raisers, and garden club events. When she’s not working with flowers, Sybil is working on inspiring our next generation of floral designers.

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.

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

Craig Knudsen (Palm Desert, 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 Louie Payongayong plus Instructors Edward and Judith Crowding (Myrtle Beach, SC). 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). 

Guest Master Photographer

David MacDonald
A master of light, expression, and putting people at ease, David MacDonald has an international reputation as a highly regarded wedding photographer in Australia, Cyprus and throughout the islands of the Caribbean. Portraits by David are proudly displayed in luxurious homes around the world. David is a Fellow of both the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He has received numerous honors including, the Kodak United Kingdom Portrait Photographer of the Year and the MPA's UK Photographer of the Year in both the Family Portrait and "Under 5 year olds" categories. Images from David's Master Collection commissions in 2010 and 2011 have also won UK Photography awards from the MPA. A portrait session with David MacDonald guarantees images of style, quality and beauty that will continue to bring you incredible memories for years to come. Guests may make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.


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. Outdoor Adventurer Rick Deutsch (San Jose, CA), a Nordic Walking Program specialist, will guide you to quickly be on deck walking for fun and fitness. You will be using feather weight aluminum poles provided by the market leader, LEKI®.

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Deep Cove, Nova Scotia)
Bruce Murray has been a C.P.G.A. member for over 40 years serving the C.P.G.A. as a Director, as well as serving as chairman of many association portfolios. He has been a Head Professional/Director of Golf at five clubs in his career the most prominent being Royal Montréal, Shaughnessy in Vancouver and now Wildfire in Lakefield, Ontario. Bruce's responsibilities have varied within the scope of the various clubs, but teaching has been and remains his main passion. He has taught students of every level, from novices to professionals and leading amateurs. Bruce is now retired from the private club life and lives outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Donna DePesa (Tuscon, AZ)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Ray Petrucci (Danbury, CT)

Dance Team/Instructors

Adam Kent and Patricia Kent (Burbank, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Directors

Kyle Jones (Grass Valley, CA)
Samuel Schoolcraft (La Porte, TX)

Ambassador Hosts

Ron Sherman (Westland, MI)
Allan Thompson
(Edmonton, Canada)
Ken Wagner
(Reseda, CA)
Lamar Webster
(St. George, UT)
List as of 05/03/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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