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Sydney to Singapore on Crystal Serenity
DATES : February 28 - March 15, 2011 (15 Days) FARES FROM : $9,185 Per Person
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World Voyage IV
Sydney to Singapore
February 28 to March 15, 2011
15 Days (8 sea days) aboard Crystal Serenity
Ian Cooper, Variety Violinist
Kyle Esplin, Variety Pianist
Steven Fisher King, Vocalist
Gary Hunter, Ventriloquist
Dale Kristien, Vocalist
Clare Langan, Flautist
Kelly Monteith, Comedian
Simon Tedeschi, Classical Pianist
Virginia Gentlemen, A cappella performers
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).
Tom Faranda (Scottsdale, AZ)
Tom has worked around the world and has clients in China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Mexico, UK, Germany, Australia and beyond. He has owned hotels in Costa Rica and America, a pepper gas business in South Africa, an ATM firm, a global software firm, a mobile home venture in South Africa and a global consulting firm focused on business growth and profit and other ventures. Tom Faranda's global trends have been on target for over 25 years. He forecasted the rise and fall of Japan, the rise and fall of the Euro and the rise of China as a world power as well as many other trends. Tom brings global events and affairs into perspective and provides a view into the future of our world.
Roy Firestone (Encino, CA)
Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Firestone has won seven Emmy Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards. He has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure. The late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray called Firestone, "The best interviewer I've ever seen. That's not the best interviewer in sports, that's the best interviewer period." Curiosity and passion drive Firestone to interview people beyond the realm of sports and in the world of art, music, politics and popular entertainment. His interview subjects are an eclectic mix, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; former president Richard Nixon; legendary actor James Stewart; jazz great Miles Davis; TV's Ray Romano; and pop icon Madonna.
Dorothy Hamill (Baltimore, MD)
Every four years the Olympic Games produce a new group of champions, but only rarely does one of these champions transcend their sport to completely capture our imaginations. Such was the case when nineteen year old figure skater Dorothy Hamill won her Gold Medal at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Her interpretation of music, fluid skating and infectious charm led all nine judges to unanimously vote her the winner. Dorothy is most proud of her World Championship title in Gothenburg, Sweden following her win at the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Everyone had advised her to retire from amateur competition, saying that even a second place would tarnish the luster of her Olympic gold. Characteristically, once she set her mind to it, she would not be dissuaded, and won.
As a professional, Dorothy has skated with many productions, including eight years with the company she helped bring to preeminence among touring ice shows, the Ice Capades. She had an unprecedented four ABC television prime time specials produced in her honor. Along with winning five consecutive World Professional titles, Dorothy has produced and starred in her own touring productions of Cinderella – Frozen In Time, Hansel, Gretel, the Witch and the Cat, and Nutcracker On Ice and won an Emmy for her starring role in Romeo and Juliet. Dorothy was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame and the Figure Skating Hall of Fame and was very proud to run the torch into the Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City with her friend Dick Button as well as skate the closing ceremonies with vocalist Harry Connick Jr. In addition to her skating roles, Dorothy was the first recipient of the Stars of Madison Avenue Award for her continued roles in successful advertising campaigns.
Dorothy’s charity work includes the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the International Special Olympics, Big Brothers & Sisters of America, Buoniconti Fund, Olympic Aid, Vaccine Fund, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, and teaching blind children to skate through the March of Dimes. Dorothy does a lot of motivational speaking engagements to Women’s Organizations and Corporations and she was a featured speaker at the 2004 Republic National Convention in New York.
Recently, with the loss of so many dear friends to the scourge of AIDS, Dorothy has donated her time to helping raise money for a variety of AIDS foundations. When asked about special memories, she often cites the simple joy expressed by a blind child as she flew around a rink on Dorothy’s back: “Oh! I can feel the wind on my face!” Currently, Dorothy continues to tour with Champions on Ice and Broadway on Ice throughout the country.
Dara Torres (Parkland, FL)
Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. She went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics, medaling each time. Four months after the birth of her daughter Tessa in 2006, she began training again for the Olympics. At age 41, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics at the Beijing Games in 2008. She went on to win three silver medals, one in the 50m free and the others swimming anchor in the 4x100m free relay and the 4x100m medley relays. In total, she has won 12 medals in her Olympic career. Her impressive performance in Beijing has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition, including cyclist Lance Armstrong who told Vanity Fair magazine “Look at the Olympics; you have a swimmer like Dara Torres. Even in the 50m (freestyle), the 41-year-old mother proved you can do it.” Torres herself has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Aside from her amazing accomplishments in the pool, Dara has other talents on dry land as well. She has appeared as a commentator on such networks as Fox News, ESPN and the Discovery Channel, and was the first female athlete to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her memoir, Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life, was published in April 2009.
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.
Sir Tony Brenton (Cambridge, England)
Tony Brenton worked for over 30 years for the British Foreign Office. He began his career learning Arabic and then spent three years in the British Embassy in Cairo working on the Middle East Dispute. From 1980 to 1989 he dealt with European matters both in London and in Brussels, working in particular on energy issues, the Chernobyl crisis and the birth of European environment policy. Back in London he ran UN issues in the Foreign Office and then took charge of preparation for the ‘Earth Summit’ of 1992 which achieved the first ever global agreement on Climate Change. After a year at Harvard (writing a book about international environment policy, The Greening of Machiavelli: The Evolution of International Environmental Politics) he learnt Russian and spent 1994 to 1998 in our Moscow Embassy dealing with the most tempestuous period of Russian economic reform.
Dr. Joseph Kess (Victoria, Canada)
Joe Kess is now retired from the University of Victoria where he was Acting Director and Chair in Japan and Asia-Pacific Relations at the Center for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and where he lectured on psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and the relationship between language, culture, and national identity as a Professor in the Department of Linguistics. His early training includes a BSc from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and an MA and PhD through the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada and is the recipient of a University-wide award for Teaching Excellence. He has been listed in the Who’s Who in Canada, as well as the Who’s Who in the Commonwealth, his work has been cited in the Encylopedia Brittanica, and he currently serves as an External Research Associate to Japan's National Academy for Japanese Language and Linguistics. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government, the highest honor bestowed upon foreign nationals by Japan. He has worked with a wide variety of linguistic and cultural groups from diverse geographical settings: for example, Tagalog and other languages of the Philippines in Southeast Asia; Japanese in Japan, as well as Japanese in Hawaii and Canada; Motu from Papua New Guinea; Kuanuan/Tolai from New Britain; Slovene, South Slavic, and other Slavonic languages; and the First Nations languages Ahousaht (a Nootkan language) and Haida in British Columbia. He is responsible for 14 books or monographs, dozens of book chapters, hundreds of articles, reviews, and professional presentations in both professional and community settings on five continents, especially Asia and North America.
John Stainton (New Farm, Australia)
John Stainton launched Steve Irwin and The Crocodile Hunter series on television and the entire planet tuned in - breaking US cable records along the way. It was a worldwide entertainment phenomenon, which set a new benchmark for wildlife documentaries. John has produced hundreds of hours of programs for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, NBC and ITV UK - reaching hundreds of millions of viewers across the world. He also produced and directed Steve Irwin’s Hollywood movie Collision Course for MGM as well as several Croc Hunter spin offs - Croc Files, Croc Diaries, New Breed Vets, Ghosts of War, Steve Irwin’s Great Escapes and Bindi The Jungle Girl (which won Emmy and Logie Awards). In 2006 John Stainton produced Steve Irwin’s memorial special He Changed Our World, which was broadcast live around the world to shocked millions. With over 15 years of working closely with his best mate Steve Irwin, John has accumulated a treasure trove of heart-warming and outrageously funny stories that will take you on an entertaining journey behind the scenes of making The Crocodile Hunter. Currently, John is in pre-production on a major Australian movie and bringing the world’s largest live exhibition, by Internationally acclaimed artist Gregory Colbert, Ashes and Snow to Sydney, Australia in 2012.
Glenmore Trenear-Harvey (London, England)
A writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on security, intelligence, and espionage matters, Glenmore Trenear-Harvey is an Intelligence Analyst for Sky News TV, the Editor-in-Chief, World Intelligence Review, an Associate Editor of Eye Spy intelligence magazine, and Publisher of Intelligence Digest. A respected commentator, he broadcasts regularly also on MSNBC, NBC, CNN, the BBC, and many other international networks. A featured speaker at conferences around the world, talking on intelligence and marketing subjects, Mr. Trenear-Harvey also lectures on security and intelligence issues to a range of audiences including the Defence Intelligence & Security Centre. His reference work, the Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence, was published last year. Glenmore receives regular briefings from Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Security Service (MI5) and maintains contact with former (and serving) intelligence officers of the American, British, and former Soviet security and intelligence services. A former RAF pilot and international businessman in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, he has been involved with the clandestine world for over 40 years.
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 Linda Perlmutter (Sleepy Hollow, 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 Mercedes Minota (Jersey City, NJ). 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) Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)
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.
Joe Gorman (Levittown, NY)
Jack Moya (Whittier, CA)
Marty Mulligan (Toms River, NJ)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Al Padua (San Francisco, CA)
Robert Snow (Nashua, NH)
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 (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)
Jim Battaglia (Buffalo, NY)