16 Days

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles

Nov 21, 2018 | aboard Crystal Serenity

Oceanview starting from:
$5,109 USD

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Inclusions

  • FREE unlimited Wi-Fi
  • FREE unlimited Drinks
    • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    • Gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff
  • FREE Specialty Dining
    • Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road / The Sushi Bar (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.)+
  • Complimentary Enrichment
    • The innovative Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea® offer classes indiverse topics such as world affairs, art, wine appreciation, digitalphotography and filmmaking on your iPad®
  • Complimentary Fitness Programs
    • Yoga, mat Pilates,Spinning,® fully equipped gym and steam room, and so much more

President's Cruise Perks

  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell Cocktail reception
  • Special events
  • Hosted dinners
  • Pillow gifts
  • Daily wave
  • Fully hosted By Sanjay Goel

Optional Add-on

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina (View Hotel Details) $289 USD per room (based on double occupancy) Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation – Marina View Room
  • American Breakfast buffet for 2 guests including tax & gratuity
  • Group transfer from the Hotel to the Crystal Serenity

Upgrade to a Pool/Intercoastal View room for $25 USD Upgrade to a Tower Water View room for $40 USD

Cruise Connections Exclusive Price/person (USD)
Cruise-only fare, Includes taxes & fees
Cabin Category Oceanview Veranda Penthouse
Fare from $6,058 $7,478 $10,959
Special Fare from US$5,109
US$6,309
US$8,559
Savings per couple $1,898 $2,338 $4,800

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DATE PORT/CITY ARR. DEP.
Nov 21, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:00 PM
Nov 22, 2018 Bimini, Bahamas 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Nov 23, 2018 Cruising the Old Bahama Channel
Nov 24, 2018 Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Nov 25, 2108 Cartagena, Columbia 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Nov 26, 2018 Daytime transit of the Panama Canal
Nov 27, 2018 Cruising the Coast of Central America
Nov 28, 2018 Caldera, Costa Rica 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Nov 29, 2018 Corinto, Nicaragua 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Nov 30, 2018 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Dec 1, 2018 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Dec 2, 2018 Acapulco, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Dec 3, 2018 Cruising the Coast of Mexico
Dec 4, 2018 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Dec 5, 2018 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Dec 6, 2018 Los Angeles, CA 9:00 AM
Dec 7, 2018 Los Angeles, CA 8:00 AM

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to begin or end a cruise.

Key West, Florida, USA

In the past, Key West was the winter home of Ernest Hemingway, John James Audubon and President Truman. Today it is a stylish retreat for writers and artists. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the Caribbean, yet it is the southernmost town of the continental United States. Take a stroll along Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, or explore its interesting art galleries and boutiques.

Cartagena, Colombia

Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.

Panama Canal Crossing

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world’s engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Panama City, Panama

Situated at the narrowest point in the Americas, Panama City has been the main passageway between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans since it was founded in the 16th century. One of the most popular places to visit is Casco Viejo, or “Old City,” built by the Spaniards with walls on all sides to protect from pirate invasions. Neighborhoods within the city change drastically from block to block, with modern high-rises on one corner, slums on the next, and luxury homes right after that. Locals take it all in stride, and Panama City has been named by International Living magazine as one of the top five places in the world to retire for eight years running.

Caldera, Costa Rica

Superlatives abound when describing Costa Rica, one of Latin America’s most peaceful countries. Often called the “Switzerland of Central America,” it does not possess an army and boasts a stable democratic government as well as a high literacy rate. Strategically located between two great continents, it has been the benefactor of great cultural contributions from each. In addition to discovering its fascinating traditions, visitors to Costa Rica will be welcomed by friendly people and will enjoy superb scenery and an ideal climate.

Acapulco, Mexico

Spectacularly situated where rugged mountains meet the sea, legendary Acapulco is the gathering place for pleasure-seekers from around the world. Considered Mexico’s capital of fun, it is its most glamorous Pacific resort. Outdoor activities abound, from aquatic sports to golf at emerald green courses. Golden beaches await you and glistening seas beckon swimming, snorkeling and surfing enthusiasts. Thrill at the sight of the La Quebrada cliff-divers cutting into azure seas or browse through an array of boutiques that boast treasures of silver, fine lacquers and pottery. After dark, the sound of mariachi music and a vibrant disco beat fills the air while horse-drawn carriages clatter along the colorful streets. It is hard to believe that not so long ago this resort town was an inconspicuous fishing village, but secrets such as Acapulco are hard to keep.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Embraced by rugged tropical mountains on one side and the beautiful Banderas Bay on the other, Puerto Vallarta is second only to Acapulco when it comes to the Mexican Riviera’s leading resort cities. White stucco houses are capped with red-tile roofs and surrounded by bougainvillea-lined cobblestone streets. Native women who beat their laundry along riverbanks as busy fishing boats return to port illustrate a lifestyle that has been maintained for decades. Nearby, sophisticated restaurants, luxury hotels, smart boutiques and lively nightclubs bear testament to the changes wrought on this quiet seaside city since the 1960s. Life here has never been quite the same since the filming of the movie “Night of the Iguana” and the worldwide publicity accorded the romance of its stars, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Puerto Vallarta brims with life. Shop for leather goods, shell and silver jewelry, hand-embroidered blouses or painted figures from Oaxaca. Explore cobblestone streets and picturesque alleyways filled with the scents and bustling energy of Mexico.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is nestled on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Commanding rock formations, timeless desert and a translucent sea provide a compelling introduction to this tranquil resort town. Here, mile upon mile of golden sandy coves dot the shoreline while marlin and sailfish frolic in the waters offshore. Laze on a deserted beach, explore the undersea world or discover bustling shops and markets for tempting treasures such as silver, jewelry and wooden sculptures.

San Diego, California, USA

From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, named after the former owner of the present city area, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a beach community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town, the original site of this city, or one of its gorgeous parks, you’ll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.

Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA

Spectacular natural surroundings combined with the vitality of a creative and artistic community make Los Angeles one-of-a-kind. Sunshine, majestic palm trees and the sandy beaches of the Pacific share the spotlight with L.A.’s glamorous movie industry and its world-famous celebrities. Formally founded in 1781, it is now one of the world’s largest metropolitan centers.

Enjoy complimentary enrichment that inspires and choices that impress with instruction in topics from Pilates to Photoshop. Also featured on every Crystal cruise is a delightful combination of entertainers and guest speakers that include world affairs experts, renowned writers and fascinating celebrities to talk about their professional experiences and share their insights.

Crystal Entertainment

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist Gary Delena, Comedian Duo Azarovi, Novelty/Cirque Variety Lou Gazzara, Vocalist Karen Grainger, Vocalist/Impressionist Tian Jiang, Variety Pianist Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist Hector Olivera, Concert Organist

Crystal On Broadway

Leslie Krizter

Magic Castle At Sea

Dan Garrett

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers

Concert Production

Icons In Concert

High-Tech Integration of Light and Dance

iLuminate: The Tourist

Jukebox Musical

6/8 Café

Spot Shows

Rock & Pop-A-Mania Jump & Swing-A-Mania

Traditional Revues

Crystal in Motion Curtain Call

(Please note: not all Production shows are performed on every voyage.) 

Lounge Pianists

TBA, Avenue Saloon Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Specialty Duo

Carla Ribeiro and Paulo Nunes

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Brigadier General Nick Halley (Upland, CA)
Celebrity Guest Speaker

Brigadier General Nick Halley, U.S. Army Retired, is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, world affairs, and terrorism. He has appeared regularly on WGN TV Chicago and on the national Fox News network as a military and terrorist expert. He has commanded over fifteen thousand soldiers in combat in Vietnam, Grenada and Desert Storm in Iraq. He was the Commanding General of the Artillery and Rocket forces in Desert Storm. General Halley had a variety of assignments to include numerous Special Operations assignments, 9 years with the famous 82nd Airborne Division, Professor of Mathematics at West Point, and assignments to two U.S. Embassies – Japan and Korea. He has been awarded two Silver Stars for bravery in combat, four Bronze Stars, two Legions of Merit, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat operations. Since retirement from the Army, he has had a distinguished career at the Director/Vice President/General Manager level with several prestigious international firms including Motorola. He is a graduate of West Point, the Army War College, and has a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Virginia. General Halley currently teaches college courses on Terrorism and is a renowned professional speaker with Corporations and organizations nationwide. The General is the author of two best-selling books, Leadership Under Fire! and Terrorism-The Target Is You!

Jim Rowe (Sabanilla, Costa Rica)
Destination Lecturer

Dr. Jim Rowe holds a Ph.D. in Applied Eco-Psychology and Integrated Ecology. This broad social science encompasses areas of natural ecology, human psychology, and cultural history/sociology/anthropology. Jim lives in Costa Rica and Panama where he teaches university level programs in cultural anthropology and natural history with Outward Bound Costa Rica/Panama. He spends much of his free time traveling in Latin America, the Caribbean, Polynesia, and the world. His passions include travel, technical rock climbing, white water kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, and wakeboarding. Jim is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Costa Rica and Panama where he oversees youth programs that focus on personal and leadership development through study abroad and adventure. His presentations will help you understand the intriguing natural environment and cultures of The Caribbean Basin, Panama, Panama Canal, and Costa Rica.

Film & Theatre Presentations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Theme Lecturer

Boone Isaacs is the immediate past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, having served the maximum 4 one-year terms. During her 24 years as a board member, Boone Isaacs held every officer position as well as producing the Academy’s 2012 4th Annual Governors Awards. As President and CEO of CBI Enterprises, Inc. Boone Isaacs has consulted for companies such as MTV Films, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Sony Entertainment. She has consulted on marketing efforts for such films as The Artist, The King’s Speech, and Spider-Man 2. Boone Isaacs previously served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema. Prior to joining New Line she was executive vice president of worldwide publicity for Paramount Pictures, where she orchestrated, among others, the publicity campaigns for the Best Picture winners Forrest Gump and Braveheart. Boone Isaacs is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She was an adjunct professor at the USC Cinema and Television, Columbia College Chicago, and Mount Saint Mary’s College. She continues to guest lecture at USC, UCLA, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Loyola Marymount, Dubai International Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Singapore Film Festival and Korea’s Busan International Film Festival. She has an Honorary Doctorate from Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A few of her Honors and Awards; NAACP Hall of Fame inductee, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation 2017 Pioneer of the Year, Southern Christian Leadership Council 2016 Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award, Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s Silver Screen Inspiration Award, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles’ Silver Achievement Award, Essencemagazine’s Trailblazer Award, and Icon Mann Legacy Award.

Jim Brochu (New York, NY)
Theme Lecturer: Celebrity Entertainer

This year, Jim is celebrating his 21st anniversary working with Crystal Cruises as both a headline entertainer and celebrity lecturer. He is the only actor in America to win the New York Drama Desk Award, The Washington D.C. Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award and the South Florida Carbonell Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. A native of Brooklyn, Jim produced his first show, a charity revue featuring the Bay Ridge neighborhood kids, at the age of thirteen and four years later was working on Broadway – selling orange drink at the back of the St. James Theatre during intermissions of Hello, Dolly! Years later he received the Musical Diamond Award from Dolly herself, Carol Channing. He has appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and as Mr. Brownlow in Oliver! opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell. Recently he starred at New York’s fabled Palace Theatre in Broadway Backwards with Florence Henderson, Chita Rivera and Estelle Parsons as well as well as the New York revivals of The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside and The Roar of the Greasepaint; The Smell of the Crowd as Sir. Regionally he appeared as Willy Clark opposite Theodore Bikel in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys and as Harry Binion opposite Eddie Albert in Room Service. Over the past few years, Jim has been leading a double life – both as himself and as the great Zero Mostel in his multi-award-winning play, Zero Hour which ran for fourteen months in New York City and played over 650 performances across America and Canada. He has recently returned to night clubs and cabarets with his new show Character Man, a tribute to all the great supporting players of Broadway and the songs they introduced. He has sung in New York at Birdland, Town Hall, Feinstein’s at the Regency, the Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, over two dozen appearances at 54 Below and will soon make his London debut with Two Guys and a Grand, his two-man show with cabaret legend, Steve Ross. While working as a stage actor, he appeared in two legendary television commercials – first as a “dancing raisin” for Post Raisin Bran and then as the “Lemon from Outer Space” with Madge the Manicurist for Palmolive. He played two beloved characters on two different soap operas – the stern Judge Julius Weyburn on The Young and The Restless and kindly Father James on All My Children. Also, an Award-winning playwright, Jim is the author of two books, Lucy in the Afternoon (a memoir celebrating his friendship with Lucille Ball), his autobiography, Watching from the Wings, ten plays and three musicals including the off-Broadway and London hit, The Last Session, written with partner Steve Schalchlin which he also directed. Jim’s caricature hangs on the wall of the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant in New York, a singular tribute to a forty-year plus show business career as an actor, author, and playwright.

Karen Cadle (Los Angeles, CA)
Theme Lecturer

With an address book that reads like a Who’s Who of the Entertainment World, veteran television producer and director Karen Cadle has produced and directed hundreds of celebrity interviews. Karen first gained recognition for her eight-year stint on television’s Hour Magazine in the 1980’s when she produced and directed such celebrities as Robert Redford, Bill Cosby, Liza Minnelli, Lucille Ball, Sylvester Stallone, Carol Burnett, Cher, Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, Nancy Reagan, Presidents Gerald Ford and President Jimmy Carter and England’s Prince Charles. Karen became Executive Director of her own company in 1996 and now provides high-profile celebrities for both national and international venues. She has booked hundreds of stars for the Italian “Telegatto Awards” and the popular special Serratissima, an Italian prime-time celebrity special which starred Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone and Whoopi Goldberg. Karen recently booked actress Penelope Cruz for an exclusive Rome jewelry campaign, has assisted Hollywood icon Tippi Hedren with numerous public appearances and has completed a tribute with Sophia Loren. Karen has produced such shows as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and The Whoopi Goldberg Show.

Steve Fickinger (Los Angeles, CA)
Theme Lecturer: Theatrical Producer

Steve Fickinger is a theatrical producer with over two decades of experience on Broadway and London’s West End. His career encompasses productions mounted in China, Japan, Korea, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. He served as Vice President of Creative Development for the Disney Theatrical Group, during which time he assembled creative teams for two of Disney’s latest Broadway hits: Newsies directed by Jeff Calhoun, which played a successful run of over 1,000 performances at the Nederlander Theatre and is currently on National Tour, and Aladdin directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw, which is now in its second year of record-breaking sales at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Other credits during Steve’s 20-year tenure include producing the Original Cast Recording of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner’s Caroline or Change, as well as supervising marketing initiatives for feature films Signs, Pearl Harbor, Tuck Everlasting and Calendar Girls. He also oversaw developments of more than a dozen animated features including Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Tarzan. His creative leadership and eye for material have allowed him to forge key relationships with world renowned artists such as Julie Taymor, Bob Crowley, David Henry Hwang, Doug Wright, Stephen Daldry, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Elton John and Sir Tim Rice. His current pipeline projects include several live-action and animated feature film projects, a musical stage adaptation of Peter Bogdanovich’s screwball classic What’s Up Doc? and a stage adaptation of Lillian Lee’s seminal book and film Farewell My Concubine. His current work on Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dear Evan Hanson can be seen nightly Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre on West 43rd Street in New York City.

Steve Friedman (North Bethesda, MD) 
Theme Lecturer

At a young age, Steve Friedman started impressing audiences with his lyrical tenor voice, in turn developing a love of musical theatre. With a background as a trained classical tenor, Steve attained the passion for presenting from a vantage point of once having performed many musical theatre roles from Camelot and Damn Yankees to Sweeney Todd. He has studied with leading teachers nationally and has enhanced his perception of theatre by not just performing, but by looking at its roots from a historical perspective. Steve has performed in many venues over the years including the Kennedy Center and was a soloist for 35 years in a local choir. He has studied with teachers of national repute from those at Carnegie Mellon and Michigan State University to former divas of the Metropolitan Opera. Steve’s love of theatre has enabled him to be on the board of a nationally recognized non-profit theatre in Washington, D.C. Steve believes that music creates emotional reactions and prides himself on helping audiences enjoy the perspective of musical theatre history.

Emil Gampe (Los Angeles, CA) 
Theme Lecturer

Vienna, London, New York, Los Angeles…Emil’s creations are as unique and varied as the many places he’s called home. As a textile engineer in Austria he designed and patented high end textiles with worldwide success. As a costume designer, he started England’s version of Dancing With The Stars. As a fashion expert, he consulted with several designer brands and won the TV talent show Launch My Line in the US. As a couture designer, he dressed the world’s most prestigious red carpets including the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. Emil’s company produced the costumes for the Crystal Cruises production shows The Speakeasy and I Write The Songs. He is the creator of the ultimate red carpet gown and red carpet bag as featured on a double page in Vanity Fair. As diverse as Emil’s talents are they all follow one single goal: to showcase women as the beautiful individuals they are and the ‘STARS’ they were meant to be!

Brian Gendece (Seal Beach, CA)
Theme Lecturer: Producer/Talent Manager

Brian Gendece has been quoted in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter for his unique perspective on dance and choreography in movie musicals, specializing in Broadway musicals made into feature films (such as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, etc.) by such genius director/choreographers as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Michael Bennett. Brian’s career in the film industry started by raising funding for and developing the feature film Runaway Train (starring Jon Voight). The film earned three Academy Award and three Golden Globe nominations, including “Best Motion Picture-Drama” and “Best Actor” (awarded to Jon Voight). The film was released by Cannon Films. Brian later became V.P. of Creative Affairs for Cannon Film Group, overseeing writers, directors and celebrities for 80 film projects in various stages of development, with over 12 films produced yearly. Brian served on the Board of Directors of The Academy of Dance on Film, was Event Producer (6 yrs) of The American Choreography Awards (the Oscars of the dance world), and co-creator of dance scholarships funded by the Bob Fosse Estate. As a Talent Manager, Brian has represented the careers of some of the most sought after director/choreographers for recording artists: Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna Madonna, Ricky Martin, etc., as well as a boutique roster of respected Film, Television and Broadway performers.

Randy Haberkamp
Theme Lecturer

As Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Randy Haberkamp has direct oversight of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy Film Archive, the Student Academy Awards, the Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Competition, the Academy’s Oral History Project, and public programs. He received his Master’s in Motion Picture Production from UCLA and worked for the CBS Television Network for fourteen years culminating as Director of Specials and Feature Films. He has worked as a freelance television producer and as a talent agent and is the founder of The Silent Society, a silent film preservation and appreciation group that has presented and preserved silent films in Los Angeles for over 30 years.

Gary Levitt (Los Angeles, CA)
Theme Lecturer

Gary Levitt is an internationally renowned Event Producer and Partner at Sequoia Productions, the industry standard of excellence in producing spectacular events. Sequoia Productions is most publicly associated with entertainment industry events, having produced the Oscars® Governors Ball for the past 28 years and the Emmys® Governors Ball for the past 18 years. Gary has produced a multitude of large-scale corporate, entertainment and smaller highly exclusive events throughout the U.S, Europe, and South Africa during his expansive career. As longtime stewards of some of the most prestigious events in the United States, Sequoia Productions’ commitment to quality and design has made Gary a standout in the event production world. Given his extensive knowledge of events and event space, Gary is regularly asked to consult with engineers and architects designing and building spaces for private and public events. Most notably, Gary consulted on the event space for One World Trade Center.

Glenn Rosenblum (Studio City, CA)
Theme Lecturer: Broadway Legends Curator

Glenn Rosenblum is a busy celebrity talent broker, lecturer, stage performer and bona fide “theatre-phile.” He holds a Bachelor Arts degree in theatre from The School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA, and has attended the School of Dramatic Arts at USC, and the Department of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University. He has been seen regionally on stage in musicals including Cabaret (‘Emcee’), Guys and Dolls (‘Nathan Detroit’), Man of La Mancha (‘Barber’) and Little Shop of Horrors (‘Seymour’). He also played himself in Annabelle Gurwitch’s hit comedy Fired!, recorded for National Public Radio at Los Angeles Theatre Works. His off-Broadway credits include Lucky Lucy and the Fortune Man starring Blythe Danner, Little Mighty with Sam Harris, and Rise of David Levinksy featuring Larry Kert. Glenn’s television work includes an Old Navy commercial with Kristin Chenoweth, as well as episodic turns on the series Bones and Miami Vice. A star-turn soon found him star-wrangling as President of the prestigious STAR BROKERS, INC., a top supplier of celebrity talent. After twenty years of successful projects, Glenn started his own company: CELEBRITY ACCESS, INC. He continues as a leading Talent Broker of celebrity talent for diversified promotional events, product endorsements, media tours, direct-response marketing and infomercials. His Los Angeles-based company provides access to the most extensive celebrity talent base in the industry today. He specializes in coordinating celebrity promotions, personal appearances, special events, conventions and expositions. His expanded field also includes entertainers and speakers for high-profile corporate and university functions. Glenn’s expanded Media Tour Division provides full-service production needs for national celebrity product placement for television, radio and print coverage. Juggling the demands of CELEBRITY ACCESS, INC. and regional performance work, he also continues a professional interest in composing, music publishing, entertainment publicity…and lots of theatre attending.

Gregory Sherman (Los Angeles, CA) 
Theme Lecturer

Gregory V. Sherman is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, composer and director. Gregg co-wrote, directed and produced The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story, Disney’s feature-length documentary on his father and uncle, Academy Award-winning composers, the Sherman Brothers. Sherman’s play entitled, Behind Closed Doors is currently being work shopped in Los Angeles. Sherman’s game show, The Shredder was launched internationally by BBC Worldwide. Gregg is a frequent Huffington Post contributor. In his 30-year career, Sherman has written, composed and produced over 5000 hours of television. A BMI member, Gregg’s music credits include: Card Sharks (FreMantle Media), Fake Out (Court TV) and My Fair Brady (VH1). Among Sherman’s TV shows: Win Ben Stein’s Money (Comedy Central) – multiple Emmy award-winner, Sports Geniuses Creator/Executive Producer (Fox Sports), Debt (Lifetime) – Cable Ace Award, The Chair ABC’s John McEnroe-hosted reality/quiz show. Sherman’s sitcom credits include: Boston Common (NBC), Billy (ABC) and Tall Hopes (CBS). Sherman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his proudest accomplishments are his tremendously talented sons, ages 24 and 17.

Gregory Sherman (Los Angeles, CA) 
Theme Lecturer

Gregory V. Sherman is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, composer and director. Gregg co-wrote, directed and produced The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story, Disney’s feature-length documentary on his father and uncle, Academy Award-winning composers, the Sherman Brothers. Sherman’s play entitled, Behind Closed Doors is currently being work shopped in Los Angeles. Sherman’s game show, The Shredder was launched internationally by BBC Worldwide. Gregg is a frequent Huffington Post contributor. In his 30-year career, Sherman has written, composed and produced over 5000 hours of television. A BMI member, Gregg’s music credits include: Card Sharks (FreMantle Media), Fake Out (Court TV) and My Fair Brady (VH1). Among Sherman’s TV shows: Win Ben Stein’s Money (Comedy Central) – multiple Emmy award-winner, Sports Geniuses Creator/Executive Producer (Fox Sports), Debt (Lifetime) – Cable Ace Award, The Chair ABC’s John McEnroe-hosted reality/quiz show. Sherman’s sitcom credits include: Boston Common (NBC), Billy (ABC) and Tall Hopes (CBS). Sherman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his proudest accomplishments are his tremendously talented sons, ages 24 and 17.

Richard Sherman
Theme Lecturer

Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute

Enjoy our innovative series of complimentary interactive classes created to enhance our guests’ quality of life in the areas of Arts & Entertainment, Business & Technology, Lifestyle, and Wellness. Guests receive a certificate of completion at the end of the curriculum.

Odyssey Art at Sea Instructor

Get your creative juices flowing using a variety of media in classes taught by our specially trained Odyssey Art at Sea instructor Nancy Nowak (Suwanee, GA).

Odyssey Art at Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, TBA will host knitting classes and all levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to knit together sharing skills and advice in a congenial environment. Participation is limited.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Presents…

Moviemaking Made Fun: A beginner’s guide to making fun movies using iMovie on the iPad Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr (Sherman Oaks, CA) Want to take your home movies to the next level and learn how to share them with family and friends? This course is a fun way to learn the fundamentals of film-making. In five entertaining classes, learn how to shoot and edit short movies. Improve your video and photo skills. The course is taught by professionals, but aimed at non-professionals. Course requirements: please bring your own iPad pre-loaded with the current iMovie application. If you do not already own the iMovie for iOS app, you must have the current (most up-to-date) iPad/iPhone operating systems in order to download iMovie from the App Store. If you have an older version of the iMovie app, be sure to update to the latest version. You cannot download the app on board the ship. Please sign up online using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC). If you register for a class on board, make sure to sign up on embarkation day, in the Library.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Jessie Moncatar plus Instructor Professor Stan Leja (Corpus Christi, TX) teach 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.

Guest Master Photographer

TBA

Wellness

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

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®.

Dina Michelle (Long Beach, CA) 
Meditation and Yoga Instructor

Dina Michelle has a diverse career background. In addition to her life as a skincare and wellness therapist, she also actively works in the entertainment industry as well as in event and travel management. Michelle has been practicing yoga and meditation for 30 years and is a licensed Aesthetician from the State of California. She serves as national trainer for several wellness focused companies. Her passion lies in guiding private students, corporate groups and other therapists in yoga and meditation. She continues to deepen her own practice by taking ongoing classes and workshops. In addition to her complimentary group sessions on board, Dina is available to schedule private one on one yoga and/or meditation sessions. “Meditation and yoga as a practice, requires commitment of mind, body and spirit. One must make it a daily intention and habit. The benefits are astounding. My life is more abundant as meditation and yoga are integral parts of who I am.”

Joe Herbert (Littleton, CO) 
PGA Teaching Professional

Joe Herbert has maintained membership in the PGA for over 40 years, as well as being a Quarter Century Club and Life member. His experience includes being a Head Golf Professional/Golf Director at exclusive country clubs in Colorado. In addition, during the spring and summer months, he is the Director of Golf Instructions at Arrowhead Golf Club (Golf Digest top 100 golf courses) in Littleton, CO. Joe has been honored with the 1997 nomination for PGA Teaching Professional and Junior Golf Leader and also has been nominated for the 2016 Teaching Professional of the year. He has been awarded both the 2009 and 2010 President’s Council Award for Outstanding Golf Instruction of Developing Golf Instruction Programs. He has been featured in 2010 Style magazine during the U.S. Open, and Boomer Golf News for his outstanding teaching abilities. Joe has signed with Southwest Airlines and Swift Air for his golf instructions and DVDs while in the air on WiFi. Recently, due to a large number of requests from his students and golf schools around the world, Joe has released a DVD set, Fundamentals of Golf and his APPS are available to download for all golfers. Joe considers teaching golf to others to be one of the highlights of his life. Our exclusive program features TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.

Janet and Paul Hill (Sydney, Australia)
ACBL Bridge Instructors

Beginner, intermediate and advanced bridge classes, and afternoon games.

Father Peter Conroy (Victoria, Australia)
Catholic Clergy
Rabbi Morris Hershman (Burlingame, CA)
Jewish Clergy
Dance Team/Instructors

Daily dance classes on sea days, and private lessons by appointment.

Ambassador Hosts

Peter Bernardo (Lansing, MI) Richard Douglas (San Diego, CA) Howard Lavine (Aurora, CO)

List as of 09/18/2018. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

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