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GEMS OF SOUTH AMERICA

V3304

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro on Crystal Serenity
DATES : February 26 - March 10, 2013 (12 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $7,180 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 3304 - Gems of South America

South America, World / Grand Cruise
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
February 26 to March 10, 2013
12 Days (2 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

Captain

John Økland

Hotel Director

Josef Lumetsberger

Cruise Director

Gary Hunter

Maître D'

Leo Assmair

Crystal Society Hostess

Jaque Brown

World Cruise Hostess

Elise Ivy

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Tony Daro, Comedian
Craig Halliday
, Variety Violinist
Gary Hunter
, Ventriloquist 
Jacqui Scott, Vocalist
Worbey and Farrell, Comedy Piano Duo

Magic Castle At Sea

Francis Menotti

Lounge Pianists

Joel Spire, Avenue Saloon 
John Mentis, 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: Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

Ken Rees (Bristol, England)
Ken Rees brings to the role of destination lecturer over 25 years experience as a world-travelling foreign correspondent. During his career, he has reported extensively from Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. His many news credits include the Lebanese civil war, the first Gulf War, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger, and the sectarian troubles of Northern Ireland. Ken has held almost every job in a television newsroom from scriptwriter, news editor, and reporter to Director of News and Current Affairs. During a 15-year career with Britain’s flagship network program, ITN’s News at Ten, he served as a Senior Foreign Correspondent and spent six years covering the United States from Washington, D.C. In 1986 the Royal Television Society named Ken as Television Reporter of the Year, their highest honor. He now works as a broadcast consultant, trains journalists for TV companies, and writes on travel and world affairs.

Destination 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.

Special Interest Lecturer: Former Leader of the Opposition, Parliament of South Africa

Ambassador Tony Leon (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
For nearly 20 years Tony Leon was a Member of Parliament in South Africa, and for thirteen years he led the Democratic Alliance. He began his political career in the antiapartheid Progressive party and became the longest serving Leader of the Opposition since the advent of democracy in April 1994. He led and grew his party from its marginal position on the brink of political extinction into the second largest political force in South Africa. President Nelson Mandela described him as “a leader whose dynamism and analysis keeps everyone on their toes.”

A trained lawyer, Tony Leon actively participated in the critical constitutional negotiations which led to the birth of a democratic South Africa. He has been at the forefront of national and international events, as a front-ranking parliamentarian, a renowned orator and writer, and as a Vice-President of Liberal International. He has addressed many international conferences, from the Council on Foreign Relations to the World Economic Forum in South Africa.

Tony Leon has been widely published in academic journals and has authored articles for Time, The Spectator, Harvard International Review, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the Financial Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph. He has published two books: Hope and Fear: Reflections of a Democrat and the South African bestseller On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa.

After standing down from political leadership in 2007, he was awarded a Fellowship at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government. In 2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Global Center for Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. In August 2009 he was appointed South African Ambassador to Argentina. 

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises: Instructor Dane Madsen (Trabuco Canyon, CA) teaches an innovative and fun course as an introduction to keyboard playing for adults. Tradition and technology meet in harmony to create this progressive piano-style program. With an emphasis on hands-on learning using Yamaha's exciting portable keyboards supported by the Clavinova digital piano, guests learn nearly a dozen songs during the cruise. An overview of general musical skills, including listening skills and note reading is included, as well as fun group activities such as music trivia and name that song. Passport To Music is designed for those with little or no previous keyboard experience.

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 iMovie Video Course

Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, 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 Jessie Moncatar 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).

Memoir Writing

Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA)
If you’ve ever thought about writing the story of your life, here’s your opportunity. Joe Kita has been a professional journalist for almost three decades. He has authored six popular books, written for numerous national magazines, taught writing at Lehigh University, and appeared on Oprah and other national programs. Joe has taught memoir writing on four previous Crystal World Cruises, and dozens of his students have published books. In this special course, you’ll learn everything from how to focus and organize your memoir to how to edit yourself and find a publisher. In addition, Joe will supply one-on-one coaching throughout the trip, reviewing and critiquing your manuscripts. If you’ve been thinking about your legacy or if your family has been bugging you to “write this stuff down!” for years, don’t miss this chance to finally get started.

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®.

Pilates Instructor

Grace Wang (Valley Village, CA)

Yoga Instructors

Maria and Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA)

PGA Teaching Professional

John Clark (Carlsbad, CA)
John has over 35 years experience in the Golf business and became a PGA member in July, 1972. He served his Apprenticeship under the late Tony Novitsky at Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colorado. Columbine was the Host Club for the 1968 PGA Championship. John is a life member and a Quarter Century member of the PGA of America. John has held positions as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Professional, Director of Golf and General Manager at Private Country Clubs and a Sheraton Resort. He is currently a PGA Instructor at the SDGA, San Diego Campus. The other SDGA Campus's are located in Phoenix, Myrtle Beach and Orlando. Also, John is an independent PGA Golf Instructor at the Carlsbad Golf Center, Carlsbad, CA.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Polly and Richard Pekruhn (Charleston, SC)
Ginny
and Jeff Schuett (Riverwoods, IL)
Beginner, intermediate and advanced bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Msgr. Wilbur Davis (Newport Beach, CA)

Jewish Clergy

Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)

Protestant Clergy

Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)

Dance Team Instructors/Performers

Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Junior Activities Director

Memduh Kutur (Manorville, NY)

Ambassador Hosts

Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)
Robert Ho (Los Angeles, CA)
Bob Marinaro
(Ashburn, VA)
Marty Mulligan
(Toms River, NJ)
Al Padua
(San Francisco, CA) 
Rafael Talavera
(Tampa, FL)
Andy Tam (San Francisco, CA)
Leonard Tan
(Saskatoon, Canada)

List as of 02/25/2013. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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