Cruise OCS190219 - STORIED ISLES OF THE PACIFIC (16 days)

Valparaiso to Papeete February 19 - March 7, 2019 16 days aboard Crystal Symphony

*Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights

Cruise OCS190307 - TAHITI & THE COOK ISLANDS (16 days)

Papeete to Auckland March 7 - 23, 2019 16 days aboard Crystal Symphony

 

Captain

Nenad Willheim

Hotel Director

Josef Matt

Cruise Director

Russ Grieve / Shane Morley

Restaurant Manager

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Host

Jacco Schrijver

Future Sales Consultant

Jaque Brown

Headline Entertainers

Gary Arbuthnot, Flautist Salvatore Hasard, Vocalist Cory Kahaney, Comedian

Keith Scott, Impressionist The Lions Den, Vocalists, Col Cameron, Comedian Ian Cooper, Variety Violinist Will Martin, Variety Pianist Simon Palomaes, Comedian Kym Purling, Impressionist Bernard Walz, Variety Pianist

Jazz Band

Gordon Goodwin pianist and soprano sax

Jamey Tate - drummer

Stephanie Greig - Ubass

Jane Monheit – Singer

Mike Kanan – pianist

Perry Smith – Guitarist

Dan Boissy - Sax

Evangeline Gunn – Singer

Nick Daley – Trumpet

Phillip Rodrigue – Trombone

Keith Axt – stand up and electric bass

 

Magic Castle At Sea

Joshua Jay/ David Hira

Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers

Dance Production

“5-6-7-8”

High-Tech Integration of Light and Dance

iLuminate: Imagine

Nostalgic Production

The Speakeasy

Spot Shows

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

Traditional Revue

Crystal in Motion Crystal On Broadway, The Show

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

Lounge Pianists

Mark Farris, Avenue Saloon Scott Mitchel, Crystal Cove

Specialty Duo

Sarah and Matt

Disc Jockey

DJ Viviano

Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Kathy Reichs (Charlotte, NC) Kathy Reichs' first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, and Devil Bones. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montréal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. Dr. Reichs is one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Dr. Reichs is a producer of the FOX TV series Bones, based on her novels.

Celebrity Guest Speaker

Ken Walsh (Bethesda, MD) Kenneth T. Walsh is a journalist, historian and author. He is the White House and political analyst for U.S. News World Report and has been the magazine's White House correspondent for more than 30 years. He has won the most prestigious awards for White House journalism and is former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Ken is the author of eight books and is a frequent commentator and analyst on television and radio. He gives speeches both throughout the United States and abroad. He is an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He has a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and an M.A. in communication from American University in Washington, D.C. Ken, and his wife Barclay, live in Bethesda, MD and Shady Side, MD.

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Fred Levine (Carlsbad, CA) Dr. Fred Levine is an art historian who has authored numerous publications and spoken widely on a vast range of issues in art and cultural studies. Fred completed his undergraduate studies at New York University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin; Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. As a Fellow in art history at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, he explored a vast range of Aboriginal sacred sites in often-remote areas throughout the country. Fred remained in Australia for five additional years as a lecturer in art history and theory at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, where he also served as associate dean and director of the graduate program at the Tasmanian School of Art. Fred has lectured on cruise ships for more than 30 years, including the past 20 years with Crystal Cruises. He has traveled extensively sailing on more than 100 voyages, visiting more than 90 countries on six continents. Fred’s commitment to international education has found him lecturing abroad with the American Institute for Foreign Study at the University of London. Fred and his wife, photographer Nancy Keating, are both passionate travelers. They are currently at work producing a series of documentary programs relating to art and travel. When not aboard ship, in the air, or on the road, Fred teaches at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, where he is a professor of art history.

Special Interest Lecturer: Space & Directed Energy

Dr. Douglas Beason (Castle Rock, CO) Doug Beason is a novelist and a space, cyberspace, and directed energy expert, lecturing at the Carnegie Council, the Heritage Foundation, C-SPAN, and throughout the US and Europe. A fellow of the American Physical Society and Ph.D. physicist, his experience spans conducting research to directing nationally important, applied-science programs, and working on the White House staff in the Bush and Clinton Administrations. With over 100 publications and 18 books – including a finalist for the Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year, Dr. Beason’s novels have been bought by Universal Studios and optioned by 20th Century Fox, and he has written for periodicals as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Physical Review Letters, and Amazing Stories. His nonfiction book, The E-Bomb, was called, “the most comprehensive and up-to-date depiction of the revolutionary change that is about to happen”; another of his books was used at the National War College. Dr. Beason recently served as the first chief scientist for USAF Space Command and was the associate laboratory director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led the people and programs that reduced the global threat of weapons of mass destruction. In 2001, he completed a 24-year career as a USAF officer, retiring as a colonel.

Special Interest Lecturer Jill B. Bruce (Sydney Australia) Jill Bruce is an award winning Australian author of over 100 books. She is a guest speaker at Universities, conferences and cruises. Jill's research has taken her to over of 60 countries and her books are used in schools for research and reference. Her latest books are, Prime Ministers of Australia, Austranimals, Explorers of Inland Australia, and Convicts from the First Fleet to the end of Transportation. Jill resides in the northern beach area of Sydney with her husband.

Special Interest Lecturer

Jane Ellis (Cambridge, England) Dr. Jane Ellis has expertise as a naturalist and a background in Earth science. She earned her Ph.D. in plant physiology from Clemson University and has published extensively in this area as well as medical botany. She has additionally studied and completed research in such areas as ornithology and ecology. Over the years, Dr. Ellis has given numerous presentations and workshops nationally and internationally and has been an invited speaker and/or participant at conferences and meetings in such places as Scotland, Norway, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. She studied at Oxford University and was named an Oxford Scholar, which allowed her to continue research on the history of the original medicinal plants in their historic “Physic Garden” and the plants’ possible medical uses today. Dr. Ellis has taught a variety of college courses from plant taxonomy, plant physiology, medical botany to human anatomy and physiology and Earth science in her 30+ years in education and has received awards for her educational service. Now an emerita professor of biology, Dr. Ellis continues to teach, research, and write.

Special Interest Lecturer

James Grant-Peterkin (Easter Island, Oceania) James Grant-Peterkin, fulfilled a childhood ambition when he first set foot on Easter Island in 1996, and has been in love with this unusual island ever since. He studied the island’s unique linguistic situation (the mix of Spanish and Rapa Nui) for his undergraduate dissertation at Cambridge University, and has been leading and organizing tours of the island ever since. Since 2004 James has presented the Tapati Rapa Nui, the two-week cultural festival that takes place on the island each February. James is the author of the best-selling guidebook to the island and, since 2008, is the British Honorary Consul on Easter Island. James has recently written an article about the proposed Marine Reserve around Easter Island for the World Today magazine.

Special Interest Lecturer

Seth Shostak (Mountain View, CA) Seth is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, in Mountain View, CA., and is part of the research team looking for evidence of life in the universe. He writes frequently on astronomy and other topics, and hosts the SETI Institute’s weekly radio show, Big Picture Science.

Special Interest Lecturer

Dr. Teri Sowell (Vista, CA) Teri Sowell, lecturer and curator, is a dynamic speaker specializing in the art and culture of the Pacific Islands. Her research areas include the ritual and ceremonial use of objects in Polynesia, both past and present, with a special interest in sculpture, tattoo, and tapa cloth. In addition to research, publishing, and teaching, Dr. Sowell has curated many art exhibitions with venues ranging from the San Diego Museum of Art to The Brooklyn Museum. For the past twenty years, Teri has lectured around the world, bringing to life her knowledge and appreciation of Pacific art and culture to a variety of enthusiastic audiences. Her frequent travels to the Pacific keeps her in touch with the contemporary Pacific, enabling her to weave together threads of past and present cultural traditions in her lectures and writings. Dr. Sowell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Fred Levine (Carlsbad, CA) Dr. Fred Levine is an art historian who has authored numerous publications and spoken widely on a vast range of issues in art and cultural studies. Fred completed his undergraduate studies at New York University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin; Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. As a Fellow in art history at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, he explored a vast range of Aboriginal sacred sites in often-remote areas throughout the country. Fred remained in Australia for five additional years as a lecturer in art history and theory at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, where he also served as associate dean and director of the graduate program at the Tasmanian School of Art. Fred has lectured on cruise ships for more than 30 years, including the past 20 years with Crystal Cruises. He has traveled extensively sailing on more than 100 voyages, visiting more than 90 countries on six continents. Fred’s commitment to international education has found him lecturing abroad with the American Institute for Foreign Study at the University of London. Fred and his wife, photographer Nancy Keating, are both passionate travelers. They are currently at work producing a series of documentary programs relating to art and travel. When not aboard ship, in the air, or on the road, Fred teaches at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, where he is a professor of art history.

Special Interest Lecturer

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 in 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.

Special Interest Lecturer

Dale Pollock Dale M. Pollock received a BA in anthropology from Brandeis University and MS in communications from San Jose State University. In 1977, he became the head film critic for the Daily Variety until he was hired by the Los Angeles Times to be their chief entertainment correspondent. Pollock was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in the early 1980s and wrote Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas in 1984. In 1985, he joined David Geffen’s company as development executive, A&M Films as vice president in charge of production, and was named president in 1990, producing such films as The Beast, A Midnight Clear and Mrs. Winterbourne. He ran his own film company Peak Productions for 10 years, producing the box office hit Set It Off. In 1999, Pollock became dean of the School of Filmmaking at the (then) North Carolina School of the Arts, stepping down in 2006 to become professor of cinema studies at UNCSA. He was awarded Endowed Professorship in Film in his name at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, and is the 2016 recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence.

Special Interest Lecturer: World Affairs

Michael Ryan Michael Ryan attended the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned his bachelor of science degree and Troy State University where he received a master of science in international relations. He completed 25 years of service in the military, retiring at the rank of colonel, and a further 10 years as a senior executive in the Department of Defense. Having spent five years in Washington, D.C. and a further 25 years stationed in Europe, Michael developed a unique understanding of transatlantic relations, America’s European cousins, and the internal dynamics of two of the major pillars of global power. He served in key positions at critical times in history and was personally involved in shaping the course of events. Michael has taught extensively in the United States and Europe, including as a department director at the NATO School.

 

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 Grace Fraioli (Port Chester, NY).

Odyssey Art at Sea Knitting Instructor

The relaxing and social aspects of knitting have been added on select cruises. On this sailing, Leola Bonham (Largo FL) 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.

Social Media and Emerging Technologies Workshops

Curated by Dr. Jack McManus (Pepperdine University Malibu, CA) Erin Manning (Manhattan Beach, CA)/ Sandi Wheaton (Windsor, Canada) Are you ready to explore what online social networking can bring to your life? Would you like a safer, more productive interactive experience? Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of social communication and emerging technologies, with educational talks about artificial intelligence, privacy and security, wearable technology, smart homes, and various apps for travel, photography, and wellness. These lectures are offered in a friendly, inclusive environment, with an emphasis on what is relevant to you. Engage with your fellow guests and your instructor as you explore social networking, emerging technologies and your desire to develop a better understanding of our new world. Technology with a human touch. Designed for you. Course requirements: Please bring a Smartphone or a tablet that is pre-loaded with at least one of your favorite social media apps. Please sign up for our classes on embarkation day in the Library.

Computer University@Sea

Lead Technology Concierge Arwin Mañalac plus Instructor Chip Adam (Long Beach, CA) 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

John Parris 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 info@paragonpixels.com.

PGA Teaching Professional

Joe Herbert (Littleton, CO) 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 Wi-Fi. 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.

ACBL Bridge Instructors

Barry Onslow and Mary Howe (London, Canada)

Catholic Clergy

Father Marvin Klemmer (Bismarck, ND)

Dance Team/Instructors

Mate Fazekas, Georgina Nyari, Balazs Schreiner and Kristina Soos

 

 

 

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