Seeing stars: Crystal's World Cruise celebrity list grows

LOS ANGELES -- Crystal Cruises added three more celebrities to its entertainment roster for its 2002 World Cruise. Joel Grey, Lorna Luft and John Davidson will join the lineup for the Crystal Symphony 2002 World Cruise: Grand Pacific Circle.

This 100-day itinerary, sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles, departs Jan. 17 and calls at 33 ports in 20 countries across North America, South America, Australia and Asia.

Among other scheduled entertainers are vocalist Maureen McGovern, comedian Jonathan Winters and CNN's Richard Herd and Garrick Utley. Utley will provide passengers with insight into world politics, focusing on the Pacific regions visited on the cruise, and will share personal accounts of breaking stories.

Coinciding with the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, which run from Feb. 8 to 24, Crystal also scheduled four Olympians to appear on the voyage: Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian "sweetheart of gymnastics"; her husband Bart Conner, a three-time U.S. Olympic gymnastics team member; Rafer Johnson, a world and Olympic record holder in the decathlon, and John Naber, five-time swimming medalist in the 1976 Games.

World Value Fares for the entire 100-day voyage start at $38,725 per person, double. The rate covers roundtrip first or business class air (depending on stateroom category) from a Crystal Cruises North American gateway city; prepaid gratuities; luxury overnight hotel accommodations and bon voyage party in Beverly Hills, Calif.; an overnight program in Beijing, and other activities in Bali, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Tahiti, among other destinations.

The cruise also is available in four Grand Pacific Voyages segments, ranging in length from 18 to 34 days and sailing from Hong Kong; Los Angeles; Sydney, Australia, and Valparaiso, Chile.

Fares begin at $7,180 per person, double, and include a complimentary precruise, two-night hotel package.

For more details and reservations, call (800) 446-6620 or log on to www.crystalcruises.com.

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