Carville And Matalin To Spar On Crystal Med Cruise

LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2009 – On the heels of the recent electric and historic Presidential election, Crystal Cruises is reaching out to both sides of the aisle. Provocative Democrat and Republican political insiders – and husband and wife – James Carville and Mary Matalin will give candid opinions of current newsmakers, debate hot topics and analyze top headlines with their famous fervor on Crystal Serenity’s July 28 Mediterranean sailing. The dynamic duo will also present their observations of and predictions for the new Obama Administration, as well as both political parties.

As co-hosts and guests of television’s most popular political talk shows, Carville and Matalin have captivated audiences with their wit, passion and contrasting political viewpoints. Their lecture series, “A Walk Through the Races…Where they’re Going…What to Make of This Historic Time,” is sure to ignite stimulating debate from all sides of the political spectrum.

“Our guests are educated, savvy individuals who relish insightful programming on politics, current events and contemporary entertainment,” says Bret Bullock, Crystal’s vice president of entertainment. “James and Mary were so enthusiastically received on their previous cruises with us. Their return to Crystal this summer is sure to inspire great conversation and debate.”

The 12-day itinerary sails from Venice to San Marino, Italy; Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos, Greece; Bodrum and Istanbul, Turkey, and ends in Athens, Greece. Cruise fares begin at $6,055 per person, double occupancy, plus a $1,000 per person All Inclusive – As You Wish shipboard credit to customize one’s vacation.

Also aboard this sailing, Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will share his talents, techniques and will create a week of special Omakase – or chef’s choice – menus in Silk Road, Crystal’s onboard specialty restaurant featuring his signature dishes.

The Crystal Difference

Aboard the ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, extensive choices and superior quality, providing worldwide vacations that bridge the best of land and sea.

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