NFL Legends Set to Inspire on Crystal Med Cruise

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2010 – Just in time for the 2010 preseason kickoff, legendary National Football League coaches Don Shula and Marty Schottenheimer, running back Larry Csonka and Dean of NFL Referees Jim Tunney are set to share their collective decades of Gridiron experiences, their respective formulas for success on and off the field, and even projected “picks” for the upcoming NFL season aboard luxury specialist Crystal Cruises’ August 12 Mediterranean cruise.

The National Football League Hall of Famers, veteran coaches and expert referees will present individually and host a group question and answer session. Coaches Shula and Schottenheimer will also give in-depth analysis of the upcoming season and share their picks for the projected division and Super Bowl champions on Crystal Serenity’s 12-day itinerary from Barcelona to Venice.

Boasting a wealth of accolades and expertise in achieving greatness, whether in a stadium or a boardroom, are:

Coach Don Shula – Winningest coach in NFL history; the Hall of Famer led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only NFL perfect season ever and Super Bowl VII victory;

Coach Marty Schottenheimer – Head coach of Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers, and ESPN contributing analyst;

Larry Csonka – Hall of Fame running back for the Miami Dolphins; Super Bowl VII MVP following the team’s 1972 perfect season, under the direction of Coach Shula; and

Jim Tunney – The Dean of NFL Referees and award-winning motivational speaker, who has worked with Fortune 500 companies teaching leadership and improving productivity.

“The legend of these guests extends beyond the football field, each demonstrating integrity and class during their illustrious careers and onward,” says Bret Bullock, vice president, entertainment. “We are thrilled to present such an inspirational lineup of leaders.”

The voyage sails from Barcelona, visiting Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence, Porto Venere, Rome, Sorrento (overnight) and Trieste, Italy; Trogir, Croatia; ending with an overnight stay in Venice.

Two-for-One Fares, Free Air and Generous Spending Credits

Per person, promotional Two-for-One cruise fares start at $6,470, double occupancy, and include $1,000 ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credits. Complimentary air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways is also included – Business Class air for penthouse guests.

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