Posted November 13th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Carolyn, here's some additional information from an August Crystal Cruises Press Release
LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2012 – Live jazz brings an energetic beat to Crystal Cruises’ November 25th South Pacific voyage. 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 & 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 abundant lounges, nightclubs and theaters, recently redesigned in a dazzling “extreme makeover, ” 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 Los Angeles, the 13-day luxury cruise overnights in Honolulu, Hawaii and visits Mooréa, Society Islands en route to another overnight in Papeete, Tahiti. Until August 31, all-inclusive “Book Now” fares for the “Grand Pacific Interlude” start at $3,370 per person, with additional savings for Penthouse and Verandah accommodations and for combining this cruise with the following Papeete to Auckland voyage.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com