PEARLS OF THE PACIFIC
Los Angeles to Papeete on Crystal Serenity
DATES : January 17 - 30, 2011 (13 Days) FARES FROM : $6,500 Per Person
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World Voyage I
Los Angeles to Papeete
January 17 to January 30, 2011
13 Days (9 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Paul Baker, Vocalist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Tian Jiang, Concert & Variety Pianist
Al Lubel, Comedian
Hector Olivera, Concert Organist
Brett Sherwood, Magician
The Unexpected Boys, Vocalists
Marcie Castro, 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).
Bob Eubanks (Westlake Village, CA)
You can be the Grand Prize winner today if you can answer these questions: Where are you going? How are you going to get there? What will make you happy? Bob Eubanks' inspirational message will not only motivate you, it will help show you the way to personal and business success. For 22 years Bob wrote television history as the host of the incredibly successful television show, The Newlywed Game. For more than two decades Eubanks asked the questions that garnered some of the most memorable moments in television history. Along with The Newlywed Game, Bob has served as the genial host for game shows on all three networks, including Rhyme & Reason and Trivia Trap for ABC, Card Sharks for CBS and Dream House and Family Secrets for NBC. Eubanks describes himself as a man of limited technical ability, but with a huge amount of people skills. From his experience, Bob deeply believes that our success in life is directly attributed to the way we treat others. He shares this philosophy through anecdotes and personal stories. You will learn the truths and techniques that have made him successful in corporate America. Technology has become very important in our society and with the advancement of technology, we have had a tendency to lose some of our people skills. With the advent of laptops, e-mail and palm pilots, we are slowly becoming a society that no longer communicates with each other on a personal level. Bob feels that in order for a company to maintain its creativity and cohesiveness, there must be a balance between people skills and technology. He shows you how you can maintain that balance in your career and in your personal life. With his own people skills, Bob was able to carve out a career, not only in the game show world, but also as a successful concert promoter and artist manager, producing the concerts of such acts as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Barry Manilow and Bob Dylan, just to name a few. During that time Eubanks became one of the largest concert promoters in America producing over 100 concerts per year nationwide. And it was because of his people skills that he became the personal manager of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell and the Everly Brothers. Eubanks' business background includes being the CEO of a motion picture and television company as well as serving on the Board of Directors of major corporations such as the Tony Lama Boot Company and Head Golf. Currently you can find Bob in 160 cities nationwide as the host of the ever popular 'Newlywed Game' for Sony/Columbia Tri-Star Television. You can also catch him seven days a week on Sony's Game Show Network, a 24-hour cable network featuring reruns of classic game shows. Bob's Emmy award-winning performances earned him the honor of being the last person in the 20th century to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bruce McGill (Oakview, CA)
Bruce McGill is one of America's busiest character actors and has no intention of slowing down. He has appeared in over one hundred and thirty eight films, television movies, and series, which span the last five decades, starting with Animal House in 1978 through Fair Game which opened November, 2010. He is currently starring with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander in TNT’s new hit series Rizzoli & Isles, which has just been picked up for its second season. He recently guest-starred in ABC’s new hit series No Ordinary Family, and voices the character of 'Lloyd Waterman' on the animated series The Cleveland Show. He is a long time member of SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) and AMPAS (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences) and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March, 2010.
Roger McGuinn (Orlando, FL)
As Rolling Stone magazine put it, "Music would be a very, very different place if it hadn't been for Roger McGuinn," the co-founder, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the legendary Byrds. With his trademark 12-string Rickenbacker guitar, McGuinn pioneered folk-rock and country-rock, and influenced performers as diverse as the Eagles, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and R.E.M. Prior to forming the Byrds in 1964, Jim (later Roger) McGuinn had performed folk music with the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and Bobby Darin. After hearing the Beatles for the first time, he began playing folk songs to a rock beat in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village and later at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. There he met Gene Clark and David Crosby, whose unique concepts of harmony completed the underpinnings for one of the most influential bands of the '60s.
He brought the world's attention to songwriters Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with hits 'Mr. Tambourine Man' and 'Turn! Turn! Turn!', while writing the rock classics, 'So You Want to Be A Rock 'n’ Roll Star' and 'Ballad of Easy Rider'. During the '70s he released five solo albums and several more with former Byrds alumni; in 1981 he went back to his folk roots and toured with an acoustic guitar; and in 1991 he returned to rock with the acclaimed album 'Back From Rio.' In 1995, McGuinn began the Folk Den Project – making new recordings of traditional folk songs and posting them to his web site. He continues to add a new song every month as a community service to preserve the songs. He has released several albums of Folk Den songs, along with the autobiographical one man show, 'Live from Mars,' and continues to tour the world, delighting audiences with concerts and lectures about the roots of rock – including the songs and stories from his long and continually productive musical career.
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. Richard Turnbull (New York, NY)
An assistant professor and chair of art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Dr. Richard Turnbull lectures regularly at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, where he brings art to life for both specialist and general audiences. Dr. Turnbull has traveled widely in the Baltic, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. He talks about Classical and Renaissance art and architecture, contemporary design, and most periods of modern painting and photography. He has recently published articles about photography and Islamic art and architecture and is currently preparing two books for publication, one on digital photography and one on popular music and nostalgia. Richard earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a B.A. in History from Cornell University.
Owen Ullmann (Bethesda, MD)
Mr. Ullmann is an award-winning journalist and author who has covered the White House, Foreign Affairs, Economics and Political Campaigns for more than three decades. Currently News Editor of USA TODAY, he has reported from all 50 states and five dozen countries, and has interviewed five U.S. presidents, numerous foreign leaders and other major political and economic decision-makers. Washingtonian magazine has rated him among the "50 most influential journalists" and the White House Correspondents Association has twice honored him for his reporting. The New York Times included his 1986 biography of former White House Budget Czar David Stockman on its recommended non-fiction list. He is the rare Washington journalist who moves easily in both the worlds of presidential politics and global economics.
Dr. Edwin Sobey (Redmond, WA)
Dr. Ed Sobey holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University; and is a fellow emeritus in the Explorers Club and serves as the chair of the Pacific Northwest chapter. He is a global evangelist for creative learning by encouraging creativity, inventing, and innovation through his books, workshops, and exhibits that travel to museums throughout the world. Ed was the founding director of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, founder of the National Toy Hall of Fame, and co-founder of Kids Invent! In addition, he has directed five museums in the U.S. Ed has traveled to all seven continents, three oceans, and ten seas. Along the way, he has spent a winter in Antarctica, been attacked by sea lions and sharks, arrested by Peruvian border guards, and hit by a whale.
Dr. Cyril Wecht (Pittsburgh, PA)
Cyril H. Wecht received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his J.D. Degree from the University of Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Disaster Medicine and the American Board of Legal Medicine. Dr. Wecht is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer, and was the elected Coroner of Allegheny County for 20 years. He has performed approximately 17,000 autopsies, and reviewed or been consulted on approximately 36,000 additional post-mortem examinations, including cases in several foreign countries. Dr. Wecht holds several professorial faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne and Carlow University. He is the author or co-author of 540 professional publications, and editor or co-editor of 44 books. Dr. Wecht has appeared as a frequent guest on numerous national TV and radio shows, discussing famous cases, many of which are discussed in his books, Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed Jon Benet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence, Tales from the Morgue and A Question of Murder.
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 Lila Bellando (Berea, KY).
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). Sophocles Alexiou 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)
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 the BIPP for his outstanding photographic art. The BIPP named him the Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2003. He is also a Fellow of the Master Photographers Association. Sophocles is a three-time winner of the prestigious Kodak Gold award and the London Portrait Group trophy. He has also been named Family Portrait Photographer of the Year. With flair for capturing the personality of his subject, Sophocles’ portraits provide memories that will last a lifetime. Sophocles 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 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)
Wayne Hodgson (Victoria, Canada)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Otmar Wehrli (Van Nuys, CA)
David Winter (Chicago, IL)
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)