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Mumbai to Cape Town on Crystal Serenity
DATES : March 29 - April 17, 2011 (19 Days) FARES FROM : $13,045 Per Person
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World Voyage VI
Mumbai to Cape Town
March 29 to April 17, 2011
19 Days (10 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist
David DiMuzio, Juggler
Mark Donaghue, Multi Instrumentalist
Mark Haslam, Magician
David Howarth, Classical Pianist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Vincenzo Martinelli, Latin/Spanish Guitarist
Tom Sutton, Comedian
Teatro, Vocal Group
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).
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg (Bethesda, MD)
Amb. Marc Ginsberg has several decades’ experience involving U.S. foreign, economic, and defense policy in the Middle East. During his formative years (ages 9-17), he was raised in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon and is fluent in several Middle East languages: Hebrew, Arabic and French.
Amb. Ginsberg began his career at age 20 as a Middle East foreign policy advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Refugees. He wrote the first Congressional oversight report on the Palestinian refugee situation for the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after undertaking a staff survey visit to 20 Palestinian refugee camps throughout the Middle East.
In 1977, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance appointed Amb. Ginsberg as his Special Assistant for White House Relations. In 1978, President Carter appointed him Deputy Senior Advisor to the President for Middle East Policy at the White House. He worked extensively on the Camp David negotiations and the post Camp David Palestinian Autonomy negotiations, traveling to the Middle East with Ambassadors Robert Strauss and Sol Linowitz, who respectively served as President Carter’s Special Middle East envoys. He also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and the Middle East advocating support for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
During the 1980’s, Amb. Ginsberg practiced international corporate and commercial law in the U.S. and in the Middle East. He represented international banks and financial institutions in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf States, Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. He helped draft Egypt’s first modern commercial statute (Law 45), and is considered an authority on regional trade, economic and investment issues.
Dr. Jay Wolff (Naples, FL)
Dr. Jay Wolff is an internationally known and acclaimed lecturer who travels the world and presents in-depth lectures about the people and events that have shaped the places visited along the way. He takes the facts of history and the legends and folkways of civilizations and weaves them into stories of the world. Dr. Jay Wolff took his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Georgetown University in Washington DC. 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 and healthcare 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. Dr. Jay began researching and writing his published historical articles while practicing his first profession, dentistry. After retiring from dentistry, history research and writing became his full-time work. His library of lectures includes more than 101 individual presentations, covering Alaska, The Panama Canal, South America, The British Isles, Scandinavia, Northern Europe, The Mediterranean, The Caribbean, The Atlantic, The Pacific, The Orient, India, The Middle East and the entire African continent. His remarkable ability to deliver each full lecture without the use of notes or written references delights audiences because there are no distractions to the riveting story-telling quality of Dr. Jay’s lectures.
Robert Adams (Montréal, Canada)
Welsh-born Robert Adams is the leading Canadian literary reviewer. He has been profiled several times on television and his lectures are regularly shown on Book TV and TV Ontario (Canada's equivalent of PBS). He has been the featured speaker at many major literary events, including The Canadian Writers' Trust Annual Dinner and The Canadian National Jewish Book Awards. The second of his three books, A Love of Reading, was a national bestseller, and he is the author of the definitive biography of the painter Alexander Bercovitch. The novels Robert is reviewing on this voyage are:
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. This, probably the best novel of the last thirty years, is the gripping story of the fine line between hope and despair among India's dispossessed.
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. A wonderfully entertaining fantasy about how the Queen of England becomes a voracious reader, a transformation with remarkable consequences.
The Forgotten by Elie Wiesel. This novel is a spellbinding exploration of the necessity to remember as an ailing Holocaust survivor sends his son on a mysterious quest.
Chris Fallows (Cape Town, South Africa)
Chris Fallows specializes in shark conservation and marine wildlife photography. His main focus of work is at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa which has become famous for the breaching Great White Sharks. Chris and a colleague discovered the unique breaching behavior here is 1996 and since then has completed just over 1400 trips to Seal island. His work has appeared in over 35 international natural history documentaries and on the covers of many of the world’s most prestigious magazines and newspapers. He is also passionate about exploring new areas for sharks and has dived with and photographed a wide range of species from Oceanic white tip sharks to spotted gully sharks. His aim is to portray the shark for what it is, a magnificent super predator perfectly in control of its environment and not a mindless killing machine as portrayed by the media.
Ambassador Tony Leon (Cape Town, South Africa)
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, DC. In August 2009 he was appointed South African Ambassador to Argentina.
Reba Merrill (Marina del Rey, CA)
Reba Merrill is an Emmy award-winning producer and CableACE nominee whose insightful interviews keep her in high demand. She has traveled all over the world interviewing movie stars on and off their sets. For more than 20 years, Reba has made her name as an interviewer who delves not into gossip, but extracts intimate moments from these highly publicized individuals. She has hosted three talk shows; one in Phoenix (ABC’s Good Morning Arizona), and two in San Diego (CBS’s Sunup and COX cable’s That's Life. The latter garnered her an Emmy award, as well as a CableACE nomination. Reba was elected to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and more recently, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA (BAFTA). She has been an active member of AFTRA since 1969. During her free time, she sits on the leadership council for AIDS Project Los Angeles.
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.
Clint Van Zandt (Fredericksburg, VA)
Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for 25 years where he was the FBI's Chief Hostage Negotiator as well as a "profiler" in the FBI's Behavioral Science or "Silence of the Lambs" Unit. Clint has negotiated in numerous national and international kidnap, hostage, and barricade situations, he was acknowledged as the team leader of the analytical team that identified the "Unabomber," he correctly profiled Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on the day of that fatal bombing, and he personally negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. He has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine, has made over 3,000 television appearances, and is the author of the new book, Facing down Evil.
Nigel West (Berkshire, England)
Nigel West is a renowned military historian specializing in intelligence, counterintelligence, and security issues. His many books include Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History – Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project, The Secret War for the Falklands, and Mask: MI5’s Penetration of the Communist Party. His most recent are the Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence, published June, 2009 and At Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, MI6, published October, 2009. The Sunday Times has commented: “His information is so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services. His books are peppered with deliberate clues to potential front-page stories.”
During 1987-1997 he was a Member of the House of Commons, representing a parliamentary constituency in Devon, contributing to official secrets legislation and the statutes authorizing the security and intelligence services. He is currently European Editor of the Washington, DC-based International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, VA.
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 Patricia Mills (Fair Oaks, CA).
Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar 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 Mercedes Minota (Jersey City, NJ). 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 (Toluca Lake, 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) Frank Cruise (Warren, MI)
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.
Monty Dennison (Seattle, WA)
Joe Gorman (Levittown, NY)
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Robert Snow (Nashua, NH)
Andy Tam (San Francisco, CA)
Leonard Tan (Saskatoon, Canada)
James Wood (Allentown, PA)
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 Mercedes Minota (Jersey City, NJ).
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 (Toluca Lake, 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)
Frank Cruise (Warren, MI)