Lima to Buenos Aires on Crystal Serenity
DATES : February 2 - 26, 2013 (24 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $13,360 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 3303 - Southern Fjord Exploration

South America, World / Grand Cruise
Lima to Buenos Aires
February 2 to February 26, 2013
24 Days (6 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity

*Themes: Ocean Views / Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute


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

Christine Andreas, Vocalist
Naki Ataman
, Variety Pianist
Analiza Ching, Variety Violinist
Francis Diatschenko
, Variety Guitarist
Shirley Dominguez, Harpist
Donovan and Rebecca, Acro Balance 
Rustem Hayroudinoff, Classical Pianist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Cash Levy, Comedian
MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers 
David Shannon, Vocalist

Magic Castle At Sea

Jason England

Lounge Pianists

Marcie Castro, 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

Celebrity Guest Speaker: Olympian

Trent Dimas (Ribera, NM)
Trent Dimas, now retired, was an elite senior level international artistic gymnast. He became a member of the U.S. junior national team at the age of 13 and made the U.S. senior national team at the age of 15. He attended the University of Nebraska his freshman year where he became a two time All American and a member of UNL's 1990 NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship team. After one season of NCAA competition, Dimas left his athletic scholarship to train full-time in hopes of making a U.S. Olympic Team.

As a nationally and internationally ranked athlete, he competed at the Goodwill Games, Pan American Games, won the American Cup and was the U.S. Men's Vault Champion, Parallel Bars Champion and Horizontal Bar Champion.

In an era of compulsory routines and a straightforward format to Olympic team trials (and before apparatus specialists), Dimas was ranked 5th All Around at trials which placed him on the U.S. Olympic Team roster. He competed all six of the men's events at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona where he received a gold medal on horizontal bar. This was the second time that an American gymnast, male or female, won a gold medal in an Olympics held outside the United States.

The day after winning the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal on the horizontal bar in Barcelona, Trent Dimas found himself sprinting down a street in Barcelona, late for a Today show interview. Around his neck hung the symbol of being the best horizontal bar performer in the world on August 2, 1992. Without warning, the ribbon that held the medal snapped and was flung to the ground. Trent picked it up only to find it was dented and scratched. Now, when he thinks about having it repaired or refinished, he always hesitates. He knows that even the imperfections in the gold medal are great reminders of the most incredible 16 days of his life.  Trent Dimas’ win in Barcelona was very special.

Celebrity Guest Speaker: Olympian

Wyomia Tyus (Los Angeles, CA)
Wyomia Tyus is the first person to successfully defend an Olympic 100 meter sprint title. She won the event in 1964 at the Games in Tokyo, Japan, and four years later she won it again, setting the world record. She also earned two more Olympic medals (one gold, one silver), running legs on two US Olympic relays. She has a Pan American Games crown in the 200 meters. Six years after her retirement, she returned to sprinting in a professional league, where she won every race she entered, 22 in all.

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

Dr. Drew Casper (Los Angeles, 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, postwar 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: The Hollywood Film, 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Postwar Hollywood, 1946-1962, Introduction to Film, which is in its fourth edition, Stanley Donen, and Vincente Minnelli 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 in-person tributes to Minnelli, another honoring Astaire and Donen and a third recognizing Barbara Stanwyck.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Tex Harris (McLean, VA)
Two-time President of the American Foreign Service Association - the professional organization of American diplomats - Tex Harris has been a leading advocate for strengthening U.S. diplomacy around the world and for the modernization of the Foreign Service. Tex Harris recently retired after a 35-year career in which he earned many honors, including the Department of States highest, the Distinguished Honor Award, for his work in Argentina in the late 1970s exposing the fate of the disappeared.

Special Interest Lecturer

Thomas Andrew O'Keefe (Washington, D.C.)
Thomas Andrew O’Keefe is the President of the San Francisco based Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd.  A dual national of the United States and Chile, he did his undergraduate work at Columbia University, received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law, and has an M.Phil. in Latin American Studies (History and Economics) from the University of Oxford.  He is currently Interim Contract Chair of the Western Hemisphere Area Studies Program at the Foreign Service Institute and teaches at Stanford University.  He is also the author of two books and numerous articles on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Special Interest Lecturer

Ian Rumley-Dawson (Kent, England)
Ian Rumley-Dawson is a freelance wildlife photographer and lecturer who has travelled to many remote regions of the world to study and record animals in the wild, including the tropical rainforests of the Caribbean, the Seychelles, Kamchatka in Eastern Russia, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. He has also visited some of the vast seabird colonies of the Southern Oceans including those of the uninhabited islands south of New Zealand and the Antarctic.

He has written various articles for wildlife magazines and provided photographs for books about natural history, including some of the photographs in the BBC book Kingdom of the Ice Bear, published to support the television series of the same name.

*Theme Presentations: Ocean Views

Lively, engaging and interactive, Ocean Views will feature panels of distinguished ambassadors, professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and other veteran strategists to debate current events and global issues. From both sides of the proverbial aisle, world affairs experts will square off on defense policies, international conflicts and even geographical illiteracy.

*Theme Presentations: 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 Carol Hewitt (Burlington, VT) 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 Joy Tobin (Brewster, 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).

Guest Master Photographer

Sophocles Alexiou
Elegance and character are the hallmarks of the portrait photographs Sophocles Alexiou creates for his subjects. His unique style is highly regarded and has received many accolades from his peers in Great Britain. Sophocles is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and has been awarded four gold medals by them for his outstanding photographic art. He is also a Fellow of the Master Photographers Association (MPA). Sophocles is a three-time winner of the prestigious Kodak Gold award, the London Portrait Group trophy and Family Portrait Photographer of the Year. Sophocles will be setting up reservations to have exclusive portrait sessions with guests. Guests may also make pre-reservations by emailing Paragon Pixels in advance of their cruise at info@paragonpixels.com.

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.


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

Sarah Mann (North Hollywood, 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. 
Conducts our exclusive program featuring TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Polly and Richard Pekruhn (Charleston, SC)
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

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

Ambassador Hosts

Mo Abdel-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Jim Battaglia
(Buffalo, NY)
John Farrell
(Tampa, FL)
Don Hanni
(Sebastapol, CA)
Emery Lendvay
(Madison, OH)
Bob Marinaro
(Ashburn, VA)
Marty Mulligan
(Toms River, NJ)
Leonard Tan
(Saskatoon, Canada)

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