Top Experts to Tackle Current Events, Issues and Headlines
LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2015 – Aboard five ultra-luxury cruises this fall and winter, inquisitive travelers can engage with some of the world’s top political and military minds. Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Visions Enrichment Program will present interactive and entertaining lectures, discussions and even debates with U.S. senators, state and military leaders as they weigh in on the most pressing issues facing the world today. Sailing aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, the experts include:
- Senator Scott Brown – Retired U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and Army Colonel, now working as a political correspondent for a major news network (Crystal Symphony, November 14 Caribbean voyage);
- General Anthony Zinni (Ret.) – Decorated 39-year U.S. military veteran leading troops in over 70 countries; now also an acclaimed author and diplomat (Crystal Serenity, October 18 and 25 Mediterranean voyages);
- Governor Bob Graham – The 38th Governor of Florida and subsequent U.S. Senator now focusing on public service through his alma mater, the University of Florida (Crystal Serenity, November 29 Mediterranean voyage); and
- Senator Alan Simpson and Norman Mineta – The former senior senator from Wyoming and the Secretary of Transportation for both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively (Crystal Symphony, November 28 Caribbean voyage)
“Our guests are savvy world travelers who relish stimulating and thought-provoking enrichment, and have come to expect that in spades from Crystal,” says Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s president and CEO. “With so many riveting headlines and events happening – especially as we move into an election year – these guest speakers will provide fascinating and timely insights and certainly promote some lively conversations.”
Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 21 years; voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20-consecutive years; the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso; and both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity were rated as two of the “Top 5 mid-size ships” by the 2015 Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships.