Friday, August 31, 2012

An Olympic Champion, Guest Musicians & More Jazz Up Crystal's South Pacific Voyage

When Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony sets out on her November 25th South Pacific voyage, she'll groove to the energetic beat of live jazz performances and host a diverse list of lecture topics.

From Los Angeles to Hawaii and French Polynesia, a host of prolific guest musicians will treat sea-goers to daily live music, ranging from ragtime to swing, while Louis Zamperini, Olympic champion and subject of the bestseller Unbroken; American musical theater author Herb Keyser; Clint Van Zandt, former Chief Hostage Negotiator and "Silence of the Lambs"-style profiler for the FBI; and General Nick Halley will also be aboard to rivet audiences as Crystal Visions Enrichment guest speakers. Also just added to the rich lineup is Discovery Channel and National Geographic "Storm Chaser," Tim Samaras.

Clarinetist Pieter Meijers is set to lead a jazz ensemble of percussionist Eddie Metz; trumpeter, pianist and banjo player Randy Morris; keyboardist and vocalist Tom Hook; bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott; and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, thanks to jazz aficionados, Jazzdagen Tours.

Crystal Symphony's recently redesigned lounges, nightclubs, and theaters will also be bustling with full stage productions like new show Diva, solo headliners like comedian Dale Gonyea, lively piano tunes in the Avenue Saloon, dance hits in Luxe, "Magic Castle at Sea" magic shows, and much more.

"While cruise insiders know that Crystal always sparkles on days at sea, this lineup of great jazz music, fascinating speakers, and breathtaking destinations is particularly stellar," says Bret Bullock, vice president of entertainment.

Departing from Los Angeles, the 13-day luxury cruise overnights in Honolulu, Hawaii and visits Moorea, Society Islands en route to another overnight in Papeete, Tahiti.

Image Courtesy of Crystal Cruises

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