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LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2010 - From both sides of the proverbial aisle, world
affairs experts will square off on defense policies, international conflicts
and even geographical illiteracy in a new series of events launching in 2011
on Crystal Cruises' award-winning Crystal Serenity. Lively, engaging and
interactive, Ocean Views will feature panels of distinguished ambassadors,
professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and other veteran
strategists to debate current events and global issues, along with an
audience of Crystal guests. The program is the newest addition to the
ultra-luxury line's Crystal Visions Enrichment Program and debuts on three
segments of Crystal's 2011 World Cruise.

"No doubt, Ocean Views will spark spirited exchanges as the panels spar on
controversial issues," says Chris Corrigall, Crystal's manager of
entertainment. "Our guests are educated and informed, and relish topics on
politics and current events. Rather than a lecture with a single point of
view, this series analyzes topics from several perspectives and encourages
audience participation."

Guided by a moderator, the esteemed panels include:

* February 12 - Auckland to Sydney - 16-day adventure in Australia and New
General Barry McCaffrey, veteran broadcast journalist Garrick Ultey,
author/professor Harm de Blij, and foreign correspondent Ken Rees

* March 29 - Mumbai to Cape Town - 19-day journey visiting India and South
Former Middle Eastern Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, former South African
Parliament member/Ambassador Tony Leon and former FBI chief hostage
negotiator Clint Van Zandt

* April 17 - Cape Town to London-21-day exploration of West Africa
General Richard Myers, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, foreign
correspondent Michael Nicholson, NATO diplomat Ralf Vargas and Australian
historian/international affairs expert Philip Hurst

Each voyage features other distinguished speakers and expanded expert
instruction from Crystal partners including Yamaha, Berlitz, the Cleveland
Clinic, the Society of Wine Educators and others.

Promotional Two-for-One segment fares start at $6,500, per person, double
occupancy, including complimentary air transportation from many North
American gateways and up to $1,000 per person 'All Inclusive - As You Wish'
shipboard credits. Crystal's Save Now, Save Later promotion offers guests
booking any World Cruise segments by September 30 two-for-one fares, plus
20% savings on virtually any 2011 or 2012 cruise.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call
888-799-4625 or visit