Crystal Cruises Offers World Affairs Panel in 2012


Crystal Serenity is offering individual lectures on each of the guests as part of its World Cruise segment. // (c) 2011 Crystal Cruises.

Political and world affairs pundits James Carville, Mary Matalin, former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg and 4-star General Hugh Shelton will square off exclusively aboard Crystal Cruises in 2012, as part of the ultra-luxe line’s “Ocean Views” program. Via discussion panel format moderated by British foreign correspondent Ken Rees, the four will provide expert insight into hot-button topics of the day, such as the changing Middle East landscape and upcoming 2012 U.S. presidential election. As a buildup to the debate, scheduled for Crystal Serenity’s World Cruise segment departing March 31 from Osaka to LA, all commentators will also present individual lectures in their area of expertise.

The Experiences of Discovery theme will bring together other renowned experts together on four additional sailings throughout 2012, including international economics expert Robert Warne, counter-terrorism analyst Farhana Qazi, former LA Times editor Shelby Coffey, Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin and Major General Pat Brady.

'March 31’s “Great Northern Adventure” first overnights in Osaka, Japan before calling in Petropavlovsk, Russia; Dutch Harbor, Kodiak, Seward, and Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.; and San Francisco and Los Angeles/San Pedro, California.

For reservations by December 31, Book Now fares for the 22-day sailing start at $13,060 per person (double occupancy), and include free air from 24 North American cities (or air credit), airport transfers, and $1,000 per person “All Inclusive—As You Wish” shipboard credit.  Limited space is available.


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