Every cruise line works hard to create a certain image. Some ships, for example, promote their party atmosphere, while other vessels really tout their family-friendly amenities. And then there is Crystal Cruises, which is known for its stellar entertainment offerings.
In fact, Crystal Cruises is consistently ranked number one for entertainment in travel magazine readership surveys.
The Best of the Best
So what, you may be wondering, sets Crystal Cruises apart from its competitors? Well, this luxury line realizes that its discerning guests won’t be satisfied by mediocre talent, so it strives to offer the best entertainers. Don’t believe us? Just check out the following artists that appeared on a Crystal Cruises vessel in 2016, which has us thrilled to find out who will be appearing in 2017. Mark Farris
After time entertaining guests on the Crystal Super Yacht, he joined the brand new Crystal Mozart in July! From his most common perch behind the keys of the baby grand, Mark sets out to create a “Cheers”-like atmosphere with travelers, as they gather each evening for singing and banter sessions.
A finalist on the second season of “American Idol,” Gazzara has gone on to be a regular on Broadway. Gazzara was nominated for a Broadway World Best Performance award for three straight years for his performance in “Vegas! The Show.”
This artist was hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the production, “Movin‘ Out,” which was based on the legendary singer’s music. For Crystal Cruises, Fox will perform a number of Joel’s big hits in a production titled, “The Music of Billy Joel.”
Ansell, who finished second on the UK show, “The X Factor” in 2004, was a former member of a pop-opera boy band called G4. In 2004, the group disbanded, and Ansell went out on his own. He is now enjoying a successful career as a solo artist.
Jiang is a virtuoso pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall and has been featured on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” with Charles Kuralt.
Warne was a finalist on both “Star Search” and “The Voice UK.” And as a teenager, she was also the lead vocalist with the National Gospel Choir.
This talented singer was the youngest winner ever on the BBC show, “Rising Stars.” Since that time, Scott has appeared in numerous West End plays, including Cats, Evita and Miss Saigon. She has also had the honor of performing before the Royal Family, including her Majesty the Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Hayroudinoff, a Russian concert pianist, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and at the Royal Academy of Music. Currently, he is now a Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy. Hayroudinoff has performed around the world, including with the Tokyo Symphony and the London Philharmonic.
A Cruise You Can See Him On: Lo Stivale Interlude, September 3 to 14, 2016, aboard the Crystal Symphony.
In addition to the musical artists performing on the Crystal Cruises’ ships, there are also magic shows. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill magic acts. No, these shows star magicians from the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. And because Crystal Cruises wants its guests to be able to see these talented magicians up-close-and-personal, they have limited the audience size for these shows to approximately 25 people.
Crystal Cruises also features other performers, including iLuminate, an act that appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2011. The group combines LED lights and creative dance routines to create a show that is a true feast for the eyes.And of course you can take an entire cruise centered around Mozart, both the ship and the musician!
An exclusive Crystal event will take you you into the Belvedere Palace, the summer residence of Austria’s Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), an accomplished general and connoisseur of great art. This after hours event will allow you toappreciate the acoustics of the two-story stone space, as a symphony of Viennese compositions by Johan Strauss and, of course, Mozart echoes from the columns.
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