Los Angeles to New York on Crystal Symphony
DATES : May 15 - June 1, 2014 (17 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,980 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 4211 - Panama Discovery

Caribbean, Panama Canal
Los Angeles to New York 
May 15 to June 1, 2014
17 days (10 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony 

*Theme: Film & Theatre Festival


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Hostess

Alissa Gustafsson

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Michel Bell, Vocalist 
Dale Gonyea, Comedian/Humorist
Huber Marionettes, Puppeteers
Vincenzo Martinelli, Latin/Spanish Guitarist
Mark Preston, Vocalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jonathan Levit

Lounge Pianists

Jeffrey Deutsch, Avenue Saloon 
Joe Fos, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers    
Curtain Call
Diva starring Karen Grainger
iLuminate: Imagine

Route 66  
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

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.

Special Interest Lecturer: Professor of Political and International Relations

Robert Schrire (Cape Town, South Africa)
Robert Schrire was, until recently, chair and professor in the politics department at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy. He also teaches at Princeton University. His presentations look at how our world is being impacted by changes in politics, religion, technology, economics, and population. Robert is best known as the original host of the television program Talking Politics and he had a regular column in The Sunday Times for several years. Much in demand as a public commentator, his views have been published in Time, Newsweek, The Economist, and The Washington Post. The BBC's chief analyst during South Africa's first democratic elections, he has worked closely with many prominent TV personalities including Ted Koppel and David Dimbleby. A consultant to UNESCO and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, Robert presents a highly-acclaimed series to CEOs of major corporations, entitled "Our Changing World: Thinking about the Future” and has led study tours for groups as diverse as the National Trust and Harvard and Stanford Universities. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Robert pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia University and the School of International Service – American University in Washington, D.C., and holds a doctorate from the University of California.

*Theme Presentations: Film & Theatre Festival

Embark on a 'Sentimental Journey' from the celluloid port of Los Angeles to the glittering marquees of Broadway. Presented in partnership with the Doris Day Animal Foundation in celebration of Doris Day’s 90th birthday, our once-in-a-lifetime cruise pays tribute to the incomparable vocalist, actress, animal activist and style icon. Throughout a performance career spanning 3 decades, Miss Day exemplifies the dedication, determination, talent and humanity required to excel in show business. Additional theme events aboard ship offer a parallel look at like-minded professionals working in the contemporary world of film and theatre.

Celebrity Theme Speaker

Jackie Joseph (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Jackie Joseph began her performance career while she was still a Theatre Arts student at Los Angeles City College. Her first big break was playing the heroine in The Drunkard, a hugely popular musical melodrama. Since that performance debut Jackie has worked as an Easter Bunny and a Polar Bear, and appeared in a diverse range of roles upon stage, on television and in motion pictures. An original cast member of The Billy Barnes Revue, she took the show from its Los Angeles premiere onto a well-received European tour and then onward to Broadway. She's played Las Vegas with her own singing trio, and has additionally co-starred on tour with Hollywood song-and-dance man Donald O'Connor and comedian Tim Conway. With a graceful frame and distinctive voice, Jackie danced and sang her way through musicals in Los Angeles and summer stock. Her favorite roles include ‘Ado Annie’ in Oklahoma; ‘Lady Larkin’ in Once Upon a Mattress with JoAnne Worley, Alan Sues and Henry Gibson; and ‘Little Mary’ in Little Mary Sunshine. Jackie’s career in front of the camera began in 1960 when she landed the starring female role of ‘Audrey Fulquard’ in the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors. Through five decades of movie making she’s had memorable roles in classics such as The Cheyenne Social Club, A Guide for the Married Man, Police Academy, Gremlins and With Six You Get Eggroll where she first worked with Doris Day. Jackie has also graced many iconic television programs of the 1960s and 1970s. Her television work includes The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show (as ‘Sweet Romeena’), The Munsters, That Girl, Here’s Lucy, The Brady Bunch, Murder She Wrote, Designing Women and, for two years, co-starred on The Doris Day Show. As an animation artist she voiced ‘Melody Valentine’, the blonde drummer, in Josie and the Pussycats. Always active in front of the camera, she had her own talk show for ABC television, enjoyed playing many game shows, and performed in musical specials with Danny Thomas, Sonny and Cher, Carol Burnett and Ken Berry. She has also contributed as a writer for television shows Barnaby Jones and Family. As a result of her own divorce, Jackie helped forge the support group L.A.D.I.E.S. (“Life After Divorce Is Eventually Sane”) in the early 1980s. Ex-wives of celebrities, which included Michael Landon’s wife Lynn and Jerry Lewis’ wife Patti, went on countrywide talk shows to discuss the unique sting of public break-ups and their commonality, for all women and men, in dealing with the pain, healing process and recovery from divorce. Through her advocacy Jackie has helped develop the ‘Girls Inc. Media Literacy’ curriculum, worked with the state of California’s Gender Equity programs and national organizations dedicated to assisting displaced women find a support system and skill training. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Screen Actors Guild, and the now merged SAG-AFTRA. Jackie is a bona-fide animal lover. Along with Doris Day, she’s among the founding members of ‘Actors and Others for Animals’, a non-profit California organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals through promotion and assistance. She additionally champions ‘The Doris Day Animal Foundation’ to draw vital media attention to the plight and care of animals. For over 30 years, Jackie has been a columnist for The Tolucan Times, a weekly publication in Toluca Lake, CA. She and her husband, producer-writer David Lawrence, continue their professional activities and happily balance time in Southern California with travel internationally.

Celebrity Theme Speaker

Laura Osnes (New York, NY)
Laura Osnes is currently starring in the Off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera, directed by Martha Clarke at the Atlantic Theater Company. She recently wrapped a yearlong run as the title role in the Broadway production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony®, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations). Other Broadway credits include the female lead in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony® Award nomination), which she also performed at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, earning her a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Lead Female Performance in a Musical. She appeared as ‘Hope Harcourt’ in the Tony®-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), ‘Nellie Forbush’ in Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific, and her Broadway debut as ‘Sandy’ in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York credits include Pipe Dream at Encores! and a one-night-only concert of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. On television, Ms. Osnes has been seen on the CBS series Elementary, in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year (written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Ms. Osnes made her cabaret debut at the Café Carlyle in 2012, resulting in her first solo CD, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Carlyle. She quickly followed that appearance with an evening of Maury Yeston’s music at 54 Below, which led to her second solo CD, If I Tell You: The Songs Of Maury Yeston.

Celebrity Theme Speaker: Director/Choreographer

Jeff Calhoun (New York, NY)
Jeff Calhoun is a recent Best Director Tony® nominee for his work in Disney’s Newsies. His many Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie and Clyde, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Deaf West’s Big River (Special Tony® Honor - Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn, Bells Are Ringing, Annie Get Your Gun (Tony® Award, Best Revival), Grease (Tony® nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite!, and The Will Rogers Follies (Tony Award®, Best Musical). He previously directed the World Premiere productions, domestic and international tours, of Disney’s High School Musical: On Stage and Disney’s High School Musical 2: On Stage. He is the recipient of over two dozen prestigious awards for his work and contribution to the American stage

Theme Lecturer: Film Historian

Dr. Drew Casper (Toluca Lake, CA)
Dr. Drew Casper is the first holder of The Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Chair in American Film at the University of Southern California's (USC) School of the Cinematic Arts, having received a BA in English and Philosophy/Fordham, MA in English/Fordham, a Masters in Divinity/Jesuit Theologate at Woodstock and a PhD in Communication Arts/USC. His undergraduate and graduate courses include those in the history of Hollywood film; genre studies (comedy, musical, horror/science-fiction/fantasy, suspense thriller, post-war melodrama), to style exegesis (film noir, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Lucas and the Star Wars phenomenon, William Wyler, John Huston, Warner Brothers House Style, Stanley Donen, Billy Wilder, Michael Curtiz, MGM House Style, George Stevens). In addition, his course in Censorship in Cinema includes a Question-and-Answer with course underwriter Hugh Hefner. His classes, the most popular in the school, have won for him the USC Associate Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also given seminars at American Film Institute/Disney Studios/Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences/Director's Guild. His books include: Hollywood Film: 1963-1976, Years of Revolution and Reaction, Postwar Hollywood: 1946-1962, Introduction to Film (now in its fourth edition), Stanley Donen, Vincente Minnilli and the Film Musical. His numerous essays have appeared in publications that run the gamut from coffee-table Architectural Digest, through industrial (theater/film reviews for The Hollywood Reporter), to the high-cult Theological Studies. A former on-the-air host for American subscription television, he has also contributed innumerable commentaries (Hitchcock's Notorious, To Catch A Thief, Lifeboat, to Twelve Angry Men, The Dolly Sisters, The Asphalt Jungle) and documentaries for DVDs of classic and contemporary films as well as documentaries on Doris Day and Alice Faye for A&E Biography. For the national cinema fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha, he has produced-directed-written-presented live tributes to Minnelli, another honoring Astaire and Donen and a third recognizing Barbara Stanwyck.

Theme Lecturer: Doris Day Foundation

Lea Price (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Born in Prague, Czech Republic, Lea Price moved to Chicago at 8 years old. She fell in love with California during a vacation trip in her teens and vowed to someday make it her home. Ten years later following a stint at the University of Illinois (where she majored in English) and several office management positions in Chicago, she made her dream come true and moved to Los Angeles. Fascinated by the entertainment industry, she temporarily traded in her briefcase for a bicycle and supported herself for the first few months “floating” at the Burbank Studios in areas ranging from the mailroom (delivering mail to celebrities including Clint Eastwood and James Garner) to assisting in the President’s Office. In her spare time she typed and proofread, as well as edited treatments, manuscripts and screenplays for writers. Lea was soon offered a full-time position at ABC Television network where she spent nine years, starting in the Production Accounting Department and upward into ABC Distribution. She worked on marketing, licensing and distribution of ABC owned and acquired programming to worldwide media markets. She segued to Los Angelesmagazine where she spent the next fifteen years, most recently as Administrative Manager. Lea is a lifelong animal lover and a longtime friend of Doris Day (since that first fateful California vacation) and she’s assisted Miss Day as volunteer with various animal welfare work for over thirty years when called upon. In 2010 Lea was asked to officially join the Doris Day Animal Foundation/DDAF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) grant-giving charity, founded by the legendary performer. In her current position as Director of Communications, Lea is involved in all aspects of DDAF and additionally serves on the Board of Directors. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, Jay, and two rescue dogs, Oscar and Daisy. Lea is thrilled pursuing her life’s passion—helping animals in need.

Theme Lecturer: Doris Day Make-Up & Red Carpet

William Squire (Palm Springs, CA)
William Squire is a busy lecturer, agent, make-up artist, style coach, model and author. He recently provided “the look” at the 2013 Emmy® Awards in Los Angeles, CA, and launched his captivating cosmetic line called Billy’s Blues. William has worked in both the entertainment and fashion industries for over twenty years, gaining knowledge and expertise in almost every aspect of show business and the business of show. A gifted dancer and actor, William began his career performing with professional dance companies and theatrical productions. His style talent emerged to the forefront when he started a modeling career in print and runway work. William strode the runway for world-famous designers: Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Armani and Calvin Klein. He has also appeared in frequent fashion publications including Glamour, Gentleman's Quarterly and Men's Vogue. Through modeling, William became interested in make-up artistry and, after extensive training, went behind the camera to become a professional make-up artist for stage, television, runway and print advertising. His numerous client list includes film and theatre glamour ladies Susan Sarandon, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welsh and Andrea McArdle. Called by the theatrical stage, his imaginary make-up work has been represented in the Broadway musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express and Cats. William's passion for the entertainment industry led him to the administrative side of the business. He has been an agency director, talent booker and style coordinator for four of the hottest agencies in Los Angeles, CA. While working at the agencies, William began to share his vast knowledge of the entertainment industry and fashion world as an instructor, speaker and coach, as well as a style and runway consultant to many top television and fashion shows. His dynamic speaking and coaching have inspired people all over the world and helped mold many successful careers. William's in-depth experience as both talent and agent make him uniquely qualified to understand what it takes to create and maintain a successful, rewarding career in entertainment and fashion. William poured his years of knowledge into The Model's Workbook: A Hollywood Agent's Twenty Step Guide to Launching Your Modeling Career, the book he co-wrote with fellow model and long-time friend Laura Boulay. William has recently created Your Signature Style/Y.S.S., an exciting edu-tainment event that teaches how to dress correctly, how to pose “picture perfectly,” how to walk with poise, how to gain confidence and how to apply make-up. William currently divides his time between Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Honolulu and Maui. He travels as a premier make-up artist for Chanel cosmetics and lectures around the world on Hollywood Glamour, it’s history and modern applications.

Theme Lecturer: Hollywood Portrait Photographer

Roger James (Los Angeles, CA)
Portrait photographer Roger James is forever captivated by movie magic and the glamour of ‘Old Hollywood.’ Growing up in the Philippines, he often strolled as a child through local public markets to gaze at movie star publicity shots for sale. Classic Hollywood movies shown in the cinema and on television in his hometown of Manila furthered his appreciation of cinematic art. He immigrated to the United States in his late teens and found himself in a new homeland called Hollywood. He shared a small apartment and worked odd jobs until one day he borrowed his roommate’s camera. Roger first experimented with the re-creation of publicity photographs in the style released by Hollywood movie studios in its heyday. As Tinsel Town might declare, ‘the rest is history.’ His specialized portrait work was officially introduced by Los Angeles Timesmagazine with an impressive six-page article. He was soon thereafter busy using his portrait techniques to transform ordinary subjects into the mesmerizing extraordinary. Following his own motto that a person doesn't have to be a celebrity to look like a million dollars, Roger’s varied clients range from celebrities to managers to housewives. Every subject is painted in light and mood to capture a portrait which looks cinematic. Crafted by a bona fide classic movie buff with a talented eye, Roger keeps alive the alluring Old Hollywood style of sophistication and glamour.

Theme Lecturer: Doris Day Fashion & Style

Susan Stein (Rancho Mirage, CA)
For over three decades, Susan Stein has been involved in the forefront of fashion on both coasts of the United States. A genuine passion for fashion ignites Susan’s desire to educate and motivate. Now a resident of Southern California, she is affectionately known as "the West Coast’s Elsa Klensch." Amongst her varied projects and extensive resume in the West Coast fashion industry, Susan is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM in Los Angeles, CA. She speaks on the history of costume, including the signature stamp made on fashion by Hollywood icon Doris Day. Susan additionally lectures on promotions, merchandise trend analysis and consumer behavior. As Fashion and Public Relations Director for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Connecticut, she has created major fashion events to motivate and inspire. Her work with Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, independent retailers, and prestigious personal clients has created consumer awareness to find their own comfort and signature style. Susan serves currently as Fashion Editor of Palm Springs Lifemagazine and has served as the Regional Director of Fashion Group International® of Palm Springs and the Desert Communities of Southern California. She additionally is the Creative Producer and Director of the annual Fashion Week on El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA. This consumer-driven event supports Susan’s theory that people enjoy fashion and thirst to learn about contemporary trends. Through her personal consulting business entitled FashionConnection!, she presents motivationally entertaining productions centering on fashion, style, and trends. Her consultancy work with retailers and designers includes marketing, Public Relation strategies, fashion shows and merchandising. Susan also styles for a variety of editorial work and provides styling services for businesses, websites and personal clients.

Theme Lecturer: Doris Day Costumes

Greg Schreiner (Los Angeles, CA)
Greg Schreiner is the owner of over 350 movie costumes worn by the great stars of Hollywood. His incredible collection includes pieces worn by screen icons such as Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Lana Turner, Barbara Stanwyck and Ginger Rogers. Greg was recently featured in the documentary With Her, and has additionally appeared with his costume collection on numerous television shows including Hollywood Fashion Machine on American Movie Classics/AMC and The Incurable Collector on Arts & Education/A&E. He has also appeared on the popular Entertainment Tonight, The Montel Williams Show and with the Turner Classic Movies channel. A small portion of his costumes are on display at the new Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, CA where Greg is curator of Special Collections. Greg holds a Master of Arts degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California-Los Angeles. He is currently on the music faculty at Santa Monica College and Cerritos College. Greg has several recordings in release including a CD of Hollywood Revisited and he is composer/performer for the educational television series, Master of the Silent Screen. Greg was selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2013 Who's Who In America. He is the producer, pianist and narrator of the costume-and-song hit, Hollywood Revisited - A Musical Revue. For the past 28 years he has been the proud president of ‘Marilyn Remembered,’ a club devoted to preserving the memory of film icon Marilyn Monroe.

Theme Performer: It's Magic

Kelly Lester (Woodland Hills, CA) 
Kelly Lester is an actress, singer and "juggler." During the last two decades she has also been an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three daughters. A graduate of UCLA's theatre department, Kelly has appeared in dozens of plays and musicals in the Los Angeles area including the zany absurd revue, Ionescopade, and as "The Adult Woman" in Spring Awakening, nominated for both Ovation and LA Weekly awards. In 2011 Kelly won a Stage Scene LA award for her performance as ‘Mrs. Zero’ in Adding Machine - A Musical. On television, she has appeared in such shows as Criminal Minds, Notes from the Underbelly, and The Young and the Restless. She can also be seen in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. Kelly has made a name for herself, The Singing CEO, in the frantic world of e-commerce for her starring role as the creator and CEO of EasyLunchboxes® - the #1 best-selling lunch boxes on the internet. She sells her wares with a unique blend of social media and song as host of the musical web-series Let's Do Lunch!, featuring celebrity guests including Barry Williams and Sam Harris. She is a published author and her popular book, Cooking With Trader Joe's Cookbook - Easy Lunch Boxes, is available wherever books are sold. Kelly recently completed filming a new reality show spotlighting her mom-preneur success story. Kelly is married to actor Loren Lester.

Theme Performer: Front & Center

Amanda Kaiser (Henderson, NV)
Amanda Kaiser is an established performer currently living in Las Vegas, NV. She is praised for her strong vocals and undeniable stage presence. Amanda has performed in numerous production shows around North America and abroad to critical acclaim, and recently performed with the diva-of-all-divas, Barbra Streisand. Amanda attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory where she honed her performance skills and became a true ‘triple threat’ artist. She’s been seen in many casinos in Las Vegas including the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Paris, MGM, and The Plaza. She’s additionally performed Amanda Sings Broadway, her own one-woman show, at Just Jazz-Las Vegas to packed houses and a sold-out run.

Theme Performer: Front & Center

Elyse Branch (Henderson, NV)
Elyse Branch is a highly accomplished performer residing presently in Las Vegas, NV. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she’s been recording and performing professionally since the age of 15. Elyse’s natural gifts have been honed through study with classical and jazz voice with industry greats including Tierney Sutton, Carmen Bradford and Granville Oldham. She’s earned her bachelor of arts degree in Vocal Jazz from the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in contemporary musical styles and performance. She has numerous professional credits including recordings for Warner Bros. Poland & Rondor Music International, in styles ranging from R&B/Soul to Rock and Pop. Elyse has completed an album as front woman for ‘Outro,’ the Los Angeles-based avant-garde funk/rock band. She’s been heard on stage throughout North America and has been featured in other countries including France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico and cities throughout the Caribbean. Her extensive and eclectic theatre credits include Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow, Legends in Concert, and Phoenix Classic Rock. She currently headlines on the Las Vegas strip in Hitzville - The Show, a Motown revue performing nightly at the V Theatre at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. This year's artistic endeavor finds Elyse completing a solo album, an electrifying collection of her own compositions highlighting her signature sultry style.

Theme Performance: Front & Center – Belting Broadway’s Best

Steven Midura’s 'Shows4You Productions' comes Front & Center aboard Crystal Symphony! This high-voltage cabaret show shakes the bulkheads with two of the most powerful Las Vegas vocalists. Belting Broadway’s most popular tunes from contemporary musicals, this special engagement features a tuneful tribute to Tony® Award-winning divas Sutton Foster and Patina Miller.

Theme Performance: Broadway Backstage

Offering an inside peek into the world of musical theatre and the life of a professional performer, vocalists Daniel C. Levine and Matt Farnsworth team with fellow New York performers to present Broadway Backstage. Memorable songs from the actors who’ve performed them on Broadway are shared in tandem with unforgettable stories of behind the velvet curtain of today’s hottest musicals.

Theme Performance: It’s Magic! – The Life & Music of Doris Day

Performer Kelly Lester creates 'Romance on the High Seas' in her musical tribute to the life, music and legacy of Hollywood star Doris Day. Created exclusively for Crystal Cruises, this captivating cabaret features the Galaxy Orchestra and just a few magical surprises.

Theme Entertainment Feature: The Screening Room – Movie Matinees with Lectures

The Hollywood Theatre offers a 'private screening room' line-up of classic Doris Day feature films to illuminate the silver screen. Live introductions by film historian Dr. Drew Casper showcase the dramatic, comic and musical talents of this beloved screen icon.

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 Carole Reeve-Newson (Toronto, Canada).

Odyssey Art At Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Marylin Gallamore (Elmira, Canada) 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.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. 
Dave Williams (Redondo Beach, 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 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.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructors Professor Stan Leja and Mary Leja (Corpus Christi, TX). 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).


Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Berlitz Language instructor Ramon Calzada (Hollywood, CA).

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. 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®.

LPGA Teaching Professional

Shannon Kneisler (Fort Worth, TX)
Shannon Kneisler, known internationally as the 'Bio-Golf Coach' is helping to bring excitement into the game of golf with the use of biomechanics, kinesiology, physics, and meta-physical techniques, making this the easiest and most approachable natural body type method to learn the game. Shannon has worked with many of the top academies in the nation as their premier sports biomechanist and as a keynote speaker on the topic of sports body type for over a decade. Her company, 'BioGolfMechanics' has trained other PGA and LPGA professionals, university athletes, fitness professional, these same techniques. Shannon has appeared with various national television networks as a commentator and sports news authority on golf. She has appeared in golf magazines, radio shows and has authored a recent book on golf.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Mary Howe and Barry Onslow (London, Canada) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Peter Bayer (Rochester, NY)

Dance Team/Instructors

Sam Doherty and Lauren-Claire Smith (Suffolk, England)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Michael Finlayson (Vestavia Hills, AL)
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA)
Michael Hertrich
(Los Alamos, NM) 
Emery Lendvay (Madison, OH)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)

List as of 05/22/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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