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Marquee Celebrities Set For Crystal Symphony’s Film & Theatre Voyage

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Richard Chamberlain, Michele Lee, Melissa Manchester and Bruce McGill bring star power to the sea


MIAMI, May 7, 2019Stars of stage and screen will be in the spotlight aboard Crystal Symphony’s May 26th sailing from Tokyo to San Francisco, sharing tales from their storied careers to the Film & Theatre Experiences of Discovery cruise. The voyage’s packed line-up includes Golden Globe winner Richard Chamberlain, who has won over audiences worldwide during his 50+-year career, from Dr. Kildare to The Thorn Birds, and dozens of hit shows and movies in between. Joining Chamberlain will be Emmy-nominated actress Michele Lee, best known for her turn as Karen Mackenzie on Knots Landing and boasting a host of acclaimed acting, directing and producing credits to her name; recording artist Melissa Manchester, famous for her first Top Ten Hit “Midnight Blue” and who has recorded dozens of hit movie soundtracks in her esteemed career; and famed actor Bruce McGill, who made a splash with his roles in Animal House and My Cousin Vinny and went on to achieve a successful career as a character actor.



“We are thrilled to welcome these stars aboard Crystal Symphony, as their collective repertoires and vast knowledge of the film and theatre industry are impressive,” said Crystal’s vice president of entertainment, Keith Cox. “They are engaging and entertaining and have a wealth of show biz stories to share, as do the other industry experts joining this voyage.”



Throughout the voyage, guests will have opportunities to mingle with the actors and other special guests and enjoy engaging presentations and Q&A sessions that highlight their experiences in Hollywood and beyond. Also featured will be the producer of the annual Governors Ball for the Academy and Emmy awards, Gary Levitt; Hollywood publicist Steve Rohr; and composer, director and producer Gregory V. Sherman. Song Writers Circle lyricists will include two-time Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated Allan Rich; Grammy-winning Melissa Manchester; and songwriter Sharon Vaughn, while lecturers from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will also join the lineup.



The 26-day sailing begins with an overnight in Tokyo before exploring Hakodate, Japan and Petropavlovsk, Russia, then continuing to Alaska. Fares begin at $6,215 per person.



About Crystal


Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.


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