Football legends lead NFL-themed Crystal cruises

Crystal Cruises is offering a showdown of gridiron greats during a spring “NFL Legends”-themed voyage. The May 8 transatlantic sailing from New York to Dover features a football-focused “Ocean Views”panel discussion and each guest individually sharing inspiring personal stories from decades on the field, as well as hard-won tools for success in any field, since everyone faces teams, competition and occasional losses and victory dances in work and life. Scheduled motivational speakers include: Hall of Fame coach Don Shula; Super Bowl MVP and Hall of famer Larry Csonka; Jim Tunney, “The Dean of NFL Referees”; Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil. The experts will each host individual sessions, then gather for the “Ocean Views”confab to share opinions on sports and next season’s predictions (instead of world events, as usually discussed in “Ocean Views”). The unusual transatlantic itinerary, with only three of its 16 days spent at sea, overnights in New York before sailing on to Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; St. John’s, Newfoundland; Reykjavik and Heimaey (maiden call), Iceland, Tórshavn/Faeroe Islands, Denmark; Ålesund, Norway; Hellesylt/Geiranger and Bergen, Norway; and London/Dover. (