Miami to Los Angeles on Crystal Serenity
DATES : January 5 - 18, 2014 (13 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $5,175 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 4301 - Voyage Between Two Seas

Panama Canal
Miami to Los Angeles
January 5 to January 18, 2014
13 Days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

*Theme: Mind, Body & Spirit 


Egil Giske

Hotel Director

Josef Lumetsberger

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

Cruise Sales Consultant

Nikki Andrew

Headline Entertainers

Jonathan Ansell, Vocalist
Jon Courtenay
, Variety Comedian
Gary Hunter
, Ventriloquist
, Mind Reader/Mentalist
Greg London
, Comedian/Vocal Impressionist
Hector Olivera
, Concert Organist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jon Armstrong

Lounge Pianists

Hal Fraser, Avenue Saloon
Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Curtain Call
iLuminate: The Tourist
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

Celebrity Guest Speaker

James Bradley (Rye, NY)
James Bradley is a New York Times number one best-selling author and a son of John Bradley, who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of that event is the world’s most reproduced photo. Clint Eastwood told their father-son story in his movie, Flags of Our Fathers. He attended Sophia University in Tokyo and is the president of the James Bradley Peace Foundation, which for the last decade has been sending American students to China and Japan to live for a year. America’s best-selling Pacific historian, his first book, Flags of Our Fathers, chronicled the island-hopping campaign and the battle of Iwo Jima; his second, Flyboys, detailed the air war and the dramatic story of George Herbert Walker Bush’s close escape from capture and death; his third, The Imperial Cruise, tells the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt concluded secret agreements in 1905 that lit the long historical fuse on World War II in the Pacific; and his fourth, New China (to be published late 2014) tells how perceptions of China in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration led the United States to war with Japan. An acclaimed professional speaker who has entertained thousands, James brings Pacific history alive.

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Anthony Aveni (Hamilton, NY)
Anthony Aveni is the Russell Colgate Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies, serving appointments in both Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Sociology & Anthropology at Colgate University. Featured in Rolling Stone magazine's 1991 list of the ten best university professors in the country, Aveni was also voted 1982 National Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington D.C., the highest national award for teaching. He has spoken or written on astronomy-related subjects on the Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS-Nova, The New York Times, The Larry King Show, NBC's Today Show and Unsolved Mysteries.

Aveni's most recent books include Empires of Time, on the history of timekeeping; Conversing With the Planets, a work that weaves together cosmology, mythology and the anthropology of ancient cultures; Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science and Religion from Antiquity through the New Age; and The Book of the Year: A Brief History of Our Seasonal Holidays. His first children's book, The First Americans: The Story of Where They Came From and Who They Became, was recently published. 

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Dr. Robert Freedman (Baltimore, MD) 
A Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Robert Freedman lectures on the Middle East and on Russian foreign policy. He is the author of five books and the editor of 14 more, most recently Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question: The Putin Record and The United States and Israel: Six Decades of Relations. A consultant to the US State Department and the CIA, he has appeared on National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Voice of America and attended delegations to Moscow and Beijing. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Diplomatic History and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in the field of International Relations.

Special Interest 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.

Special Interest Lecturers

Cheri Steinkellner and Taylor Negron (Santa Barbara, CA)
Cheri and Bill Steinkellner have won multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, People's Choice and the TV-Land Legend Award for writing/producing TV’s Cheers and creating Disney’s Teacher’s Pet.  They are also Tony nominees for Broadway's Sister Act. Bill co-created The Pee-wee Herman Show and Cheri, the Indy Award-winning, Ovation-nominated Broadway-bound musical Hello! My Baby, and together they have worked on TV shows including The Jeffersons, Who's The Boss, Family Ties and The Bob Newhart Show. Alumni of Chicago’s Second City and L.A.'s The Groundlings, they co-created Instaplay, L.A.’s original improvised musical. Bill teaches writing and improvisation at USC and is best-selling author of Postcards from the Moon and popular blog, Greetings From Bill. Cheri teaches writing at Stanford and UCSB and creator of Santa Barbara Writers Conference "Great American Write-Off."

*Theme Presentations: Mind, Body & Spirit

Celebrity Theme Speaker: Olympian

Peter Vidmar (Clemente, CA)
Peter Vidmar is the winner of 2 gold medals and one silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As the USA men’s gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to the country’s first team gold medal with their stunning upset victory over the defending world champions from the People’s Republic of China. He also won the silver medal in the individual all-around competition and, with a perfect score of 10, he captured the gold medal on the pommel horse. Peter is a leader in the Olympic movement today. He is Chairman of the Board of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. He has served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport and is currently the Vice Chair of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports for the state of California. Peter is one of only three athletes inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice; first as an individual, then as a member of the historic 1984 USA gymnastics team. He is the author of the book, Risk Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to a Perfect 10. Peter has worked as the gymnastics commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. He spends much of his time presenting his inspiring messages on peak performance to Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. 

Pilates/Yoga Instructor

Amy Zasadny (Playa Del Rey, CA) 

Zumba Instructor

Monica Kaye (Reseda, CA)


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®.

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 Linda Perlmutter (Sleepy Hollow, NY).

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents...

Digital Filmmaking: The iPad Moviemaking Course. A fun way to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking.
Janine Warner and Dave LaFontaine (Los Angeles, 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 Arnold Neri plus Instructors Michael 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). 

Guest Master Photographer

Simon John
A successful portrait photographer for over 25 years, Simon John’s modern images compliments his subject’s individuality and taste. Simon, a fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), received this honor at a prestigious function at the House of Commons, Westminster, England.  He is also a fellow of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and actively promotes the art of portraiture. The BIPP and MPA selected Simon to be the Chairman of Judges for the 2008 British Professional Photography Awards.  He is part of a select group of professional photographers who have won 10 Kodak Gold awards for excellence in portraiture.  In addition, he won the prestigious UK’s Face 2000 millennium portrait competition. Simon’s creativity produces exciting portraits that capture your personality with style, and will most certainly become one of your most treasured possessions. Simon will be setting up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Selected images from these portrait sessions will be presented in a hand-crafted, custom-bound album. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.

Golf Teaching Professional

Chris Smith (Portland, OR)
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructor

Anne Brechtelsbauer (Pinehurst, NC) and Jeanette Benton (Clinton, NC)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. John Clark (Irving, TX)

Protestant Clergy

Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)

Dance Team/Instructors

Mark Bruce and Lizl Jooste (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Sam Halioua (Montréal, Canada) 
Robert Ho
(Riverside, CA)  
Rick Mazzone
(Kingston, MA) 
Constantino Zampata
(Rio Vista, CA)

List as of 01/03/2014. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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