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Mexico 2008
7 Days Departing
November 30th
Round Trip from Los Angeles
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Mexican Riviera

Sail among frolicking dolphins and myriad seabirds along the sunny, colorful Mexican Riviera. You'll visit warm and welcoming cities like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, and experience the joyful music, food
and culture of Mexico.




It can be soft and soulful, bright and boisterous, calm and collected. Whatever its mood, jazz is always a welcome backdrop for drinks and conversation. Join us on one of our Jazz theme cruises, where you will hear industry experts speak, and talented ensembles perform.




Crystal Symphony®


The luxurious 50,000-ton, 940-guest Six-Star Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities include grand lounges, full-service fitness facility, Crystal casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, 360° teak Promenade Deck, two pools, Jacuzzi®,award-winning cuisine and entertainment, in addition to, elegantly appointed staterooms most with private verandahs.

Jazz Themed Mexican Riviera
Nov 30 to Dec 7 2008 (7 days)
Region: Mediterranean
Theme: Jazz
Fares from $1995
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Embarkation Date
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
Penthouse with Verandah
Penthouse Suite with Verandah
Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

Nov 30th


From $2975
Fares do not include port, security and handling charges of $185. Fares do not include fuel supplement charge of $12 per person, per day. Currency: USD

Please note Fares do not include port, security and handling charges of $185.

Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include port, security and handling charges of $185. Airfare is not included and no air credit is available. A fuel surcharge of $9.00 per person, per day will be added to the cruise fare for all new bookings made prior to June 23, 2008. A fuel surcharge of $12.00 per person, per day will be added to the cruise fare for all new bookings made on or after June 23, 2008. Air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada. Single Traveler Fares: 125% for categories E, D and C; 135% for categories B and A; 175% for category PH; 200% for categories CP and PS. Single Fares are capacity-controlled, and may withdrawn at any time. Single Crystal Society savings are available. Crystal Society and Onboard Booking savings apply. Crystal Society savings are per person based on double occupancy. Certain restrictions regarding combinability of Crystal Society savings and Marketing Partner discounts may apply.

Your cruise includes:

Luxury cruise accommodations, six-star cuisine, onboard entertainment and non-alcoholic beverages.

Your cruise does not include:
Port, security and handling charges, gratuities, shore excursions, spa/personal services and optional add-ons.
Shore excursions, airline reservations, hotel stays and transfers may be booked by Primo Cruises
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Itinerary Mexican Riviera
Nov 30
Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA  
5 pm
Dec 1
Cruising the Pacific Ocean  
Dec 2
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
12 n
6 pm
Dec 3
Mazatlán, Mexico
8 am
5 pm
Dec 4
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8 am
5 pm
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Cruising the Pacific Ocean  
Dec 7
Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA
6 am





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Cruise 8229 - Riviera Retreat

Mexican Riviera
Roundtrip Los Angeles
November 30 to December 7, 2008
7 Days (3 sea days) aboard Crystal Symphony

*Jazz Theme Cruise*


John Økland

Hotel Director

Herbert Jäger

Cruise Director

Paul McFarland

Maître D'

Remi Szutkiewicz

Crystal Society Host/ess

Jane Self

Cruise Sales Consultant

Paula Jean Pfitzer


Headline Entertainers

Michel Bell, Vocalist
Mark Haslam, Magician
Hyperion Knight, Classical Pianist
Mark Merchant, Ventriloquist


*Jazz Theme Entertainment

Joe Acione, Drums
Howard Alden, Guitar
Harry Allen, Saxophone
Bill Allred, Trombone
John Allred, Trombone
Jeff Barnhart, Piano
Joe Cohn, Guitar
Yve Evans, Piano/Vocals
Phil Flanigan, Bass
Tom Hook, Piano/Vocals
Nicki Parrott, Bass/Vocals
Jon-Erik Kellso, Trumpet
Pieter Meijers, Reeds
Eddie Metz, Drums
Randy Morris, Piano
Randy Sandke, Trumpet
Antii Sarpila, Reeds
Richard Simon, Bass
Rosssano Sportiello, Piano
Johnny Varro, Piano
Bob Wilber, Reeds

Lounge Pianists

Collin Salter, Avenue Saloon
Joe Fos, Crystal Cove


Production Shows

Featuring the Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
Curtain Call
Million Dollar Musicals
Route 66
The Envelope Please
(Please note: not all shows are performed on all cruises).


Crystal Visions Enrichment Program

Destination Lecturer

Dr. Judith Goodstein (Pasadena, CA)
A versatile historian, equally at home speaking about early colonial cities in Mexico and the pueblo that became Los Angeles, Judith Goodstein is University Archivist at the California Institute of Technology. An inveterate traveler, she has waved at the dolphins at Cabo San Lucas, explored the markets, churches, and shady plazas of Mazatlán and, in Puerto Vallarta, strolled along the stunning 25-mile-long promenade lining Banderas Bay, one of the largest and most beautiful in the world.


*Theme Lecturer

Loren Schoenberg (New York, NY)
A fixture in the jazz world, for his encyclopedic knowledge and his passion for preserving the genre's past while making it eminently contemporary, Loren Schoenberg is the winner of two Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes (most recently in 2004)and author of The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz. A noted conductor and saxophonist, he has recorded several albums with his own big band, and with Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, and Bobby Short. The Executive Director of The Jazz Museum In Harlem, he is on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Aspen Summer Academy.


The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute

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.


Arts & Entertainment

Passport To Music presented by Yamaha and Crystal Cruises: Instructor TBA 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.


Art Instructor



Computer University@Sea

Senior Attendant Arwin Manalac plus Instructor Rick Berg (Cedar Crest, NM). 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).



Berlitz Foreign Language Instruction: Spanish classes, focusing on basic vocabulary and phrases to help guests communicate in foreign countries, are taught by certified Spanish Berlitz Language instructor Florencia Vilan (Cedar Grove, NJ).



Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features The WALKVEST® Training System which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk.


PGA Teaching Professional

Bill Stutzer (San Diego, CA)
Conducts our exclusive program featuring TaylorMade, the best performance golf company in the world and #1 driver in golf.


ACBL Bridge Instructors

Dwayne and Marcia Ballew (Hot Springs Village, AR)
Beginner and intermediate bridge classes, and afternoon games


Catholic Clergy

Rev. William Patrick (Carmel, CA)


Dance Team/Instructors

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


Ambassador Hosts

Frank Cruise (Warren, MI)
Ed Murmurian (Waterford, MI)
Robert Painter (Albuquerque, NM)
Ed Zako (Deerfield Beach, FL)

List as of 6/10/08. All Crystal Visions Enrichment Program personnel, entertainers, dates and itineraries are subject to change without notice.





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