Miami to Rio de Janeiro on Crystal Symphony
DATES : February 6 - 20, 2012 (14 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $3,520 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 2204 - Copacabana & Carnival

South America
Miami to Rio de Janeiro
February 6 to February 20, 2012
14 days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony


Ralf Zander

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Mario Gallo

Crystal Society Hostess

Sara Lederer

Cruise Sales Consultant

Daniele Puma

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
Paul Baker, Vocalist
Jennifer Fair, Vocalist
Cary Long, Comedian
MacDonald Brothers, Variety Entertainers
Brett Sherwood, Magician
Philip Wojciechowsky, Variety Pianist

Lounge Pianists

Marcie Castro, Avenue Saloon
Bruce Johnson, Crystal Cove

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers    
Curtain Call
I Write The Songs
Route 66
Standing Room Only
The Envelope Please
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Jeff Roberts (Gosport, England)
A Welshman from the mining valley town of Abertillery, but now living near Gosport in Hampshire. After leaving the local Grammar School with three A Levels, he became the first of the family to go to University where he obtained a degree in Geology and captained the University Rugby team. Commissioned into the Royal Navy, Jeff qualified in Meteorology and Oceanography and went to sea in Aircraft Carriers, serving in the Far East and the Mediterranean. Seconded to NATO, he and wife Angela, together with two sons, lived in Naples, Italy for three years. Upon leaving the RN, he became head of Training and Development for a Building Society, before opting for self employment as a freelance presenter. Jeff currently works as a tutor for a long established Investment Bank and presents talks on destinations.

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

David Hughes (Sheffield, England)
David Hughes read Physics at Birmingham University then gained his doctorate in solar astrophysics at the University Observatory, Oxford. He was appointed assistant lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield at the age of 24, and then spent the next 42 years lecturing in astronomy and doing research - during this time he published over 200 research papers. He retired as Professor a couple of years ago, since when he has continued to work from home, concentrating on writing a book on primitive astronomy and lecturing. He still serves on the Royal Astronomical Society's Heritage Committee, and chairs their Instruments Committee. He sat as an elected member of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society for twelve years, and the British Astronomical Association for six years. He has been Vice-President of both these organizations.

Special Interest Lecturer: Hollywood

Jim Jimirro (Los Angeles, CA)
Creator and founding president of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video.

Special Interest Lecturer: The World of Gems and Jewelry

Deborah Lundin (Houston, TX)
Popular national and international lecturer, Deborah Lundin is a Graduate Gemologist. She owns a laboratory and consulting firm which specializes in diamond and colored gemstone analysis. She has become a respected expert on gem fraud. Her lectures combine humor, technical expertise and colorful stories based on her own experiences in the world of gemstones. As well, the audience is always invited to see and hold examples of the world's finest gemstones.

Special Interest Lecturer

Jack McManus (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Dr. Jack McManus is professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.  Over the past 30 years, Dr. McManus has served in many capacities at Pepperdine, including director of Computer Services, director of the residential MBA/MIB programs, and interim dean.  Most recent was his appointment as adjunct professor in the School of Public Policy.

Special Interest Lecturer: Psychologist and Media Correspondent, Author

Dr. Sylvia Rimm (Sheffield Lake, OH)
Says Katie Couric, former host of NBC’s Today show, "Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a welcome voice of calm and reason – someone who offers practical advice with almost immediate results.  She's a guardian angel for families who need a little or a lot of guidance."  Dr. Rimm’s nine years as a contributor to Today, and as a favorite personality on public radio, make her a familiar child psychologist to many audiences.

Dr. Rimm is director of the Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland and a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.  She has authored many books including, How to Parent So Children Will Learn, Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades, Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child, and Growing Up Too Fast. See Jane Win: The Rimm Report on How 1,000 Girls Became Successful Women was a New York Times bestseller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in People magazine. Her book Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award.

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 and Wine & Food. Guests receive a certificate of completion at the end of the curriculum.

Arts & Entertainment

Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises: Instructor Ursula Newman (Scottsdale, AZ) 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 Patricia Mills (Fair Oaks, CA).

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Manalac plus Instructor Christine Potvin (Halifax, Nova Scotia). 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 Leonardo Torrens-Burgos (Houston, TX).

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®.

Yoga Instructor

Melanie Camp (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

CPGA Teaching Professional

R. Bruce Murray (Deep Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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, but continues his activity in teaching.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Roseanne Levinson (Boston, MA) and Joyce Ryan (Houston, TX) 
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Catholic Clergy

Rev. Ralph Kleiter (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Dance Team/Instructors

Aleksandr and Elena (Odessa, Ukraine)
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

John Farrell (Tampa, FL)
Wayne Hodgson (Victoria, Canada)
Steve Melnychuck
(Cedar Run, NJ)
Norman Pendergraft
(Durham, NC)

Featured Trunk Show

Gulten Dye
Dye's jewelry embraces the many facets of women with exquisite, unique, handcrafted pieces that radiate vibrant colors and textures.

List as of 1/25/2012. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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