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Auckland to Sydney on Crystal Serenity
DATES : February 12 - 28, 2011 (16 Days) FARES FROM : $11,210 Per Person
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World Voyage III
Auckland to Sydney
February 12 to February 28, 2011
16 Days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Leo Andrew, Vocalist
Naki Ataman, Variety Pianist
Halida Dinova, Classical Pianist
Craig Halliday, Variety Violinist
The Huber Marionettes, Puppeteer
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Yakov Smirnoff, Celebrity Comedian
Steve Stevens, Comedian/Musical Specialty Act
Heather Sullivan, Vocalist/Pianst
Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist
Colin Salter, Avenue Saloon
John Mentis, Crystal Cove
Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Across the Pond
Million Dollar Musicals
My Favorite Things
Standing Room Only
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).
Dr. Harm de Blij (Boca Grande, FL)
Author, professor, and television personality Harm de Blij (his Dutch-origin name is pronounced duh Blay) for seven years was the popular Geography Editor on ABC’s Good Morning America. Concerned that Americans’ well-known geographic illiteracy constitutes a natural security risk in an increasingly competitive world, he has spent a lifetime as public ambassador for his academic discipline. In 1994, National Geographic Society President Gilbert Grosvenor appointed Dr. de Blij an honorary life member of the Society in recognition of his personal campaign. Dr. de Blij has published more than 30 books and one of his most recent volumes, Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America attracted considerable attention in the United States and elsewhere. His latest book, The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny and Globalization is his most provocative. Among his writings in earlier years is Wine: a Geographic Appreciation which was a bestseller during the 1980s and received a medal by the French wine organization, OIV, in Paris, France. One of his textbooks has sold nearly two million copies over 14 editions, and his books have been translated into French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and other languages. Born in the Netherlands, Dr. de Blij received his early schooling in Europe, his college education in Africa, and his higher degrees (Ph.D., Northwestern) in the United States. His academic work has been recognized through honorary degrees from five universities. He currently holds the John A. Hannah Chair in Geography at Michigan State Universities, which has one of the country’s leading Geography Departments. His advocacy of geography in the media and on the public lecture circuit has taken him to virtually all corners of the United States; his activities in research, teaching and television have spanned the globe. Dr. de Blij is an avid wine collector, a sometimes player and lifelong fan of soccer, and an amateur violinist who continues to play chamber music whenever the opportunity arises.
Ambassador Robert E. Hunter (Washington, DC)
Robert Hunter has been a leading figure in US foreign policy, in and out of government, for more than three decades. He was US Ambassador to NATO in the Clinton administration, and was in charge of European and then Middle East policy at the National Security Council during the Carter administration. He served on President Johnson's White House domestic policy staff (education) and was Senator Ted Kennedy's foreign policy advisor. Currently, he is Senior Advisor at the RAND corporation, Chairman of the Council for a Community of Democracies, Senior International Consultant to Lockheed Martin Overseas Corporation, Senior Concept Developer for NATO's Allied Command Transformation, and member of the US European Command's Senior Advisory Panel. With a PhD from the London School of Economics, he has taught at five universities (including LSE, Georgetown, and George Washington), and was President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (the umbrella organization for NATO's 41 Atlantic Councils). Ambassador Hunter has more than 850 publications, been on radio and TV in 20 countries, played a senior national policy role in 9 presidential campaigns, and written speeches for three US presidents, three vice presidents, and three secretaries of state. He twice received the Pentagon's highest civilian award, and his foreign decorations include the French Legion of Honor.
Garrick Utley (New York, NY)
Garrick Utley is one of the most respected broadcast journalists of our time. For 40 years, he has been affiliated with NBC, ABC, and CNN, as well as public television and public radio. With a primary focus on international affairs, he has reported from more than 75 countries. In 2003, Utley was named president of the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce of the State University of New York. The mission of the Institute, established in memory of Levin and others who perished in the 2001 terrorist attack, is to integrate the study of international affairs with management/business skills to prepare students to operate successfully in the diversified global arena.
General Anthony Zinni (Williamsburg, VA)
General Anthony Zinni is a retired four-star General in the United States Marine Corps and a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). In 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. While serving as special envoy, Zinni was also an instructor in the Department of International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute. Presently, he is an instructor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, a public speaker, and an author of two best-selling books on his military career and foreign affairs, most recently Battle for Peace. He also is involved in the corporate world, joining M.I.C. Industries as its president for International Operations in 2005. Zinni also serves on the advisory boards of eight different companies, including the security testing firm, Mu Dynamics, based in Sunnyvale, CA. He joined Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy in Spring 2008 as the Sanford Distinguished Lecturer in Residence and taught a new course in the Hart Leadership Program. Zinni has been credited for foresight in predicting the dangers of terrorism coming out of Afghanistan before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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, DC. 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.
Dr. Peter Durrans (Sunderland, England)
Dr. Peter Durrans was educated at the Universities of Hull (BA), Carleton, Ottawa (MA) and Oxford (D.Phil). He has lectured in history in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Peter began his lecturing career as Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta before returning to England where he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. He was subsequently appointed Head of History at the University of Sunderland where he became Associate Dean before his retirement in 2008. His specialist interests include empire, exploration and travel and he has published on overseas empire and Britain.
William Gurstelle (Minneapolis, MN)
Named to Wired magazine’s 2009 Smart List, William Gurstelle is a bestselling author, registered engineer, and professional speaker. The author of Backyard Ballistics, Absinthe and Flamethrowers, and four other books, he is recognized for his particular talent for making science and technology accessible, intriguing, and – most of all – fun to all readers and audiences. Having sold more than 300,000 books, he is one of the world’s most widely read authors on science and technology. The co-producer of the national PBS television show Make: Television, William also has a recurring on-air role in the series. In addition, he is a letterhead-listed contributing editor for Popular Mechanics and Make Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Wired. He has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday, Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, and has made numerous appearances on History Channel, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, Tech TV, and CNN. William and his books have been profiled in The New York Times, The London Daily Telegraph, Popular Mechanics, Newsweek, USA Today, The New Yorker, and scores of other newspapers and magazines. Currently, he is hard at work on book number seven.
Dr. Gavin McLean (Wellington, New Zealand)
New Zealand’s leading maritime historian, Dr. Gavin McLean is the Senior Historian with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in Wellington. He has written more than 30 books, ranging from the Governor-General’s history to popular histories of New Zealand cities, including Wellington and Dunedin. Gavin’s books include, 100 Historic Places in New Zealand and Captain’s Log, which partnered the TV series of the same name. In 2005 he co-edited a massive national history, Frontier of Dreams: The Story of New Zealand, and appeared in the accompanying 13-part TV series, the country’s most ambitious documentary in 25 years. His background in heritage makes Gavin a natural at bringing history alive at the places where it actually happened, and he is a regular speaker with heritage and third age groups. He earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Otago.
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.
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.
Get your creative juices flowing with our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Madeline Farr (New York, NY).
Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Mañalac plus Instructors Judy Koehler (Vero Beach, FL) and Mike Newell (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).
In addition, an enhanced World Cruise 2011 curriculum granting college credit and CEU credit will be offered by our partner, Del Mar College (fees apply). Crystal Cruise Lines has upgraded all of the computers on Crystal Serenity for dual use as either Mac or Windows based computers. Professor Stan Leja and Mary Leja (Corpus Christi, TX) have modified the CU@Sea World Cruise curriculum to fully train guests on either Mac or Windows based computers. This coursework will enhance your understanding of computers and help you use either Mac or Windows based computers more confidently in your daily life. For further information, please view our enhanced World Cruise curriculum.
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 Mario Barbi (Cincinnati, OH). John Parris Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA) 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 Elise Ivy (Los Angeles, CA) Maria and Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA) John Clark (Carlsbad, CA) Rosemary Boden (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Father William Patrick (Carmel, CA) Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA) Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA) Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA) Mo Abdul-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)
John Parris’ passion for photography becomes clear in the images he captures with his portraiture commissions. His portraits range from traditional to informal to contemporary, but most importantly they capture the character of the individual or couple. Through his creativity and professional excellence, John’s portraits are appreciated by all who have commissioned him. John was named the Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year, Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year and British Fashion Photographer of the Year. He has won countless awards of Merit & Excellence and is in high demand worldwide for commissions and as a speaker and lecturer. A Fellow of The British Institute of Professional Photography and of the Master Photographers Association, John is the only professional photographer in Scotland to hold a portrait fellowship and is a UK National Qualifications Judge. John is an exciting portrait photographer whose vibrant style and technique, in both studio and location settings, have established him as one of Scotland’s most sought after Master Photographers. John will set 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 email@example.com.
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 five popular books, written for numerous national magazines, taught writing at Lehigh University, and appeared on Oprah and other national programs. In 2007 and 2008, Joe taught memoir writing on Crystal's World Cruises. Some of his students went on to publish their books and even get excerpted in Reader's Digest. 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 cruise, reviewing and critiquing your manuscripts. If you've been thinking about your legacy lately, or if your family has been after you to "write this stuff down!" for years, don't miss this chance to finally get started.
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®.
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, California, recently rated in the Best 100 Golf Shops by Golf World for 2008.
Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.
Barbara Schlosser (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Ginny and Jeff Schuett (Riverwoods, IL)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games.
Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.
Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)
John Farrell (Tampa, FL)
Joe Gorman (Levittown, NY)
Wayne Hodgson (Victoria, Canada)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Otmar Wehrli (Van Nuys, CA)
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 Mario Barbi (Cincinnati, OH).
Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA)
Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features The WALKVEST® Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.
Elise Ivy (Los Angeles, CA)
Maria and Joe Kita (Schnecksville, PA)
John Clark (Carlsbad, CA)
Rosemary Boden (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Father William Patrick (Carmel, CA)
Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)
Pastor Ed Voosen (Leicester, MA)
Curtis Collins (Los Angeles, CA) and Beverly Durand (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Mo Abdul-Ghany (Tuscaloosa, AL)