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Singapore to Mumbai on Crystal Serenity
DATES : March 15 - 29, 2011 (14 Days) FARES FROM : $8,665 Per Person
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World Voyage V
Singapore to Mumbai
March 15 to March 29, 2011
14 Days (6 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Paul Brogan, Comedian
Gary Guthman, Instrumentalist-Trumpet
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Nicola Loud, Variety Violinist
Veronica McSwiney, Classical Pianist
Nik Page, Vocalist
Marc Paul, Magician/Mind Reader
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).
Doris Roberts (Los Angeles, CA)
Multiple-award-winning actress Doris Roberts has distinguished herself with her versatility on Broadway and in numerous film and television roles. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards, Roberts won the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she was also nominated in both l999 and 2000. She also won an Emmy Award for a guest starring role in St. Elsewhere and was nominated for an Emmy for Remington Steele. She recently completed her memoir, Are You Hungry, Dear? which is currently climbing the best seller lists.
Vanna White (Los Angeles, CA)
Since she made her debut on Wheel of Fortune in 1982, Vanna White has built a phenomenal following worldwide. Her loyal fan base, or 'Vannafans,' continues to soar, while her weekly fan mail keeps pouring in by the thousands. Becoming a household name globally was not something White expected while growing up in the small resort town of North Myrtle Beach, SC. After attending the Atlanta School of Fashion Design and becoming one of the area’s top models, she moved to Los Angeles with the goal of an acting career. Just two years later, while competing against more than 200 other hopefuls, her intelligence, All-American beauty, grace and exuberant personality won her the coveted spot as co-host of America’s favorite game show, but no one, especially White herself, anticipated the kind of audience response she has received from her first appearance. Surveys have shown that her presence contributes greatly to Wheel of Fortune’s phenomenal ratings. In 1992, White was recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records as 'Television’s Most Frequent Clapper.' Averaging 720 claps per episode, she puts her hands together more than 28,000 times per season, and, although she has been called the series’ silent star, White does indeed talk – and quite well. White’s autobiography, Vanna Speaks, was a nationwide bestseller when published in 1987. She has also been featured on numerous magazine covers.
In April 2006, White received the 2,309th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. White’s family and friends, including Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and Merv Griffin, gathered to celebrate this milestone in her life. White is one of the most sought-after celebrities to showcase top designer fashions. During her time on Wheel of Fortune she has worn over 5,100 different designer outfits at the puzzle board. As a result of fan interest in her fashions, White launched her official web page which features clothing that White wears on the show from some of the world’s most exclusive designers, including Halston, Luca Luca, Versace, Christian LaCroix, Georgio Armani and Escada. An avid crocheter, White launched her own line of yarn called 'Vanna’s Choice.' White’s passion for helping children with cancer led her to develop the line and donate half of her proceeds of its sales to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Beyond her work on TV and philanthropic efforts, White spends her time on her favorite job—being a mom to her two children, Nicholas and Giovanna. She is a strong believer in fitness and leads a healthy lifestyle, which includes spinning and yoga. Through it all, one aspect of White’s life remains unchanged: her down-to-earth appreciation of the work done by her off-camera colleagues who keep the series consistently on top of the ratings charts. “All you see on the television screen are our contestants, Pat and me,” she says, “but, it’s the scores of other people who really make Wheel of Fortune spin like it does. Then, there’s the game. We just have a winning combination.”
Alexander B. Murphy (Eugene, OR)
Frequent lecturer and author, Alec Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in archeology from Yale University, a law degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. He is past president of the Association of American Geographers and a leader in the effort to promote geographic education. His presentations help guests appreciate the nature and significance of the places where we sail.
Dr. Chad Deal (Shaker Heights, OH)
Dr. Deal is a practicing rheumatologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a past member of the Committees on Rheumatologic Care, Training and Workforce, and Finance for the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Deal is a reviewer for numerous rheumatology, orthopedic and osteoporosis journals. He has received the National Volunteer Service Citation from the Arthritis Foundation, and has been awarded Teacher of the Year in Rheumatic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has been named one of the best doctors in Cleveland. Dr. Deal has been an active investigator in multiple clinical trials relating to arthritis and osteoporosis and numerous multicenter trials including drug trials in osteoporosis. He is author of over 50 publications.
Tom DeFrank (Washington, DC)
One of Washington's most respected President-watchers, Mr. DeFrank is an award-winning journalist and author who has covered the White House since the Nixon administration. ABC News calls him "impeccably sourced," "well-connected" and "legendary," and the American Journalism Review named him "one of the unsung heroes of Washington journalism." He co-authored the memoirs of Secretary of State James Baker and has reported on the resignation of one President, the impeachment of a second, and was an eyewitness to two assassination attempts against a third. He was Newsweek's White House correspondent for 25 years and is Washington bureau chief of the New York Daily News. Former President Gerald R. Ford said of him: "one of the finest journalists I have ever known. Everyone I know feels the same way: you are fair, trustworthy and professional."
Dr. Robert Freedman (Baltimore, MD)
Dr. Robert Freedman is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, where he lectures on the Middle East and on Russian foreign policy. The author of five books on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, most recently Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question: The Putin Record, he is also the editor of fourteen books on the Soviet Union/Russia and the Middle East, most recently Contemporary Israel: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Security Challenges. A consultant to the US State Department and the CIA, Dr. Freedman has served as a commentator on National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Voice of America. He has been a member of US government delegations that went to Moscow and Beijing for discussions with Russian and Chinese scholars and government officials on the Middle East. He has also held talks on the Middle East peace process with Palestinian Authority Presidents Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon, and Israeli Foreign Minister Tsippy Livny. Dr. Freedman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Diplomatic History and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in the field of International Relations.
Jim Jubak has been writing about the capital markets for more than 25 years, including 12 years at MSN Money, where Nielsen NetRatings ranked him the #1 most read investor columnist on the Web. In March 2010, he was awarded a "Best in the Business Award" by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In July 2010, Mr. Jubak launched the blog and Web site JubakPicks.com. There, he runs three stock portfolios, including the Jubak Picks portfolio, which has returned 282% since inception in May 1997 as of the end of 2009, and this compares to a total return on the S&P 500 stock index of 37% for the same period. Mr. Jubak's third book, The Jubak Picks: 50 Stocks That Will Rebuild Your Wealth and Safeguard Your Future, was published in 2008. He runs a portfolio on JubakPicks.com based on the book, and as of July 24, 2009, it had gained 38% since its December 30, 2008 launch. This compares to a 13% gain for the S&P 500 during the same time period. Mr. Jubak also runs a third portfolio, a dividend income portfolio, on JubakPicks.com. Prior to MSN Money, he worked as the senior financial editor at Worth magazine and as the editor of Venture magazine. Mr. Jubak has written two other books, The Worth Guide to Electronic Investing and In the Image of the Brain: Breaking the Barrier Between the Human Mind and Intelligent Machines. He was a Knight Bagehot Business Journalism Fellow at Columbia University from 1983-1984 and earned a PhD in English literature from the University of Virginia.
Professor Adrian Kerr (Ft. Myers, FL)
Born in England, Kerr is a Professor of Ancient Civilizations and Cultures and is the Director for Continuing Education at Edison State College. He has spent the last thirty years researching, writing and broadcasting on the Ancient Civilizations of India, Persia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, and the Levant. Professor Kerr is described as “a leading historical popularist”; he is a published author and regularly appears on Fox television and PBS television and radio, contributing programs which focus on ancient history, culture and comparative religion. He is also in demand as a moderator for topical historical/political televised events and phone-ins. His work also regularly appears in the press particularly historical and travel journals.
Kerr is particularly well known and respected for the interactive popular talks he gives to inquiring audiences throughout the world and has been acclaimed for being able to present complex historical, political and religious issues in a straight forward, balanced and enjoyable manner. He is particularly noted for his ability to compress thousands of years of complex history into an enjoyable, often humorous, summary form which leaves audiences focused on the main events. He is a guest lecturer at various universities, communities and museums internationally. His latest book Ancient Egypt and Us was published in 2009 and focuses on Ancient Egypt’s impact on our lives today. His next book is a sister work on the Impact of ancient India, Afghanistan and Persia on modern life.
Kerr graduated with a First Class Honors degree from Leeds University before going on to conduct research in Iraq, India and Egypt. Earlier in his career he lived full time in India for three years and in Saudi Arabia for two years conducting research on the ancient history of the great civilizations of the Middle East and Indian sub continent. He is a specialist on the development and interaction between these ancient civilizations and cultures. Kerr has a particular passion for the development of the architectural style and function of their temples forts and palaces.
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.
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 Marlene Batoff (Sunny Isles Beach, FL).
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). 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) Monty Dennison (Seattle, WA)
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.
Joe Gorman (Levittown, NY)
Bob Marinaro (McLean, VA)
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA)
Robert Snow (Nashua, NH)
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)
Monty Dennison (Seattle, WA)