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Crystal Symphony
18 Night Panama Adventure
Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
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Ship: Crystal Symphony
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Cruise Date:  30 April 2018
Duration: 18 Nights
Ports: Grand Cayman, Cartagena - Colombia, Panama Canal, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, Los Angeles
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Miami
Airport gateway (Departure) : Los Angeles

Itinerary

Date Port Arrival Departure
 
Apr 30, Monday
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA »   6 pm
 
Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to begin or end a cruise.
 
May 1, Tuesday
Cruising the Caribbean Sea  »
 
 
 
May 2, Wednesday
Grand Cayman/George Town, British West Indies » 8 am 5 pm
 
Grand Cayman boasts endless beaches that are encircled by coral reefs teeming with an abundance of marine life. On shore, affluent colonial neighborhoods dominate the West Bay area, while the East End affords natural attractions such as spectacular blowholes and fragrant botanical gardens. Its quaint capital, George Town, offers British charm and tempting duty-free bargains. Shopping highlights include black coral fashioned into exquisite jewelry, imported woolens, elegant china and gleaming silverware. After shopping and sightseeing, enjoy relaxing on that magnificent crescent of sand, Seven Mile Beach.
 
May 3, Thursday
Cruising the Caribbean Sea  »
 
 
 
May 4, Friday
Cartagena, Colombia » 7 am 3 pm
 
Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.
 
May 5, Saturday
Cruising the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake  »
 
 
 
May 6, Sunday
Cruising the Coast of Costa Rica  »
 
 
 
May 7, Monday
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua » 8 am 6 pm
 
Once a sleepy fishing village, San Juan de Sur has been energized by the discovery of its charming, crescent-shaped bay, excellent surfing and fishing, and authentic, laid-back culture. Vacationers certainly appreciate this slice of Pacific Coast paradise, strolling along golden-sand beaches and streets lined with wooden buildings painted in vibrant colors. What continues to make San Juan del Sur special is that it still retains its quiet side, with the town belonging mostly to the locals during the week and morning wake-up calls still being provided by the neighborhood rooster. Hammocks and sunsets are the way of life in San Juan del Sur, where the hilltop statue of Christ of the Mercy gazes upon the bay, like Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but on a much smaller scale.
 
May 8, Tuesday
Cruising the Coast of Central America  »
 
 
 
May 9, Wednesday
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala » 7 am 8 pm
 
Pronounced "ket-ZAL" by the local people, Puerto Quetzal is named for a rare and magnificent bird of the same name who sports iridescent tail features three feet long. So revered by Guatamalans, this bird's graceful image has appeard on the national coins, the country's flag,stately coats of arms and prized stamps. Sightings today are rare, for man has encroached on the bird's natural environment.
 
May 10, Thursday
Cruising the Coast of Central America  »
 
 
 
May 11, Friday
Huatulco, Mexico » 7 am 5 pm
 
While Acapulco is Mexico's oldest resort, Huatulco is its newest. Carefully planned and developed by FONATUR, a part of Mexico's tourism department, Huatulco will-and already does-have it all. In addition to the obvious activities of snorkeling and diving, Huatulco offers ecotourism attractions such as river rafting, rappelling and jungle trail hiking. The town boasts an 18-hole golf course and some of the best resort hotels on the southern coast. Its setting couldn't be more ideal for either the eco-activities or the simple act of relaxation. More precisely called Bahías de Huatulco, or Bays of Huatulco, the area encompasses nine pristine bays, 36 beaches, innumerable isolated coves and the promise of remaining ruggedly beautiful-over 40,000 of its acres have been set aside as ecological preserve.
 
May 12, Saturday
Cruising the Coast of Mexico  »
 
 
 
May 13, Sunday
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico » 8 am 5 pm
 
Embraced by rugged tropical mountains on one side and the beautiful Banderas Bay on the other, Puerto Vallarta is second only to Acapulco when it comes to the Mexican Riviera's leading resort cities. White stucco houses are capped with red-tile roofs and surrounded by bougainvillea-lined cobblestone streets. Native women who beat their laundry along riverbanks as busy fishing boats return to port illustrate a lifestyle that has been maintained for decades. Nearby, sophisticated restaurants, luxury hotels, smart boutiques and lively nightclubs bear testament to the changes wrought on this quiet seaside city since the 1960s. Life here has never been quite the same since the filming of the movie "Night of the Iguana" and the worldwide publicity accorded the romance of its stars, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Puerto Vallarta brims with life. Shop for leather goods, shell and silver jewelry, hand-embroidered blouses or painted figures from Oaxaca. Explore cobblestone streets and picturesque alleyways filled with the scents and bustling energy of Mexico.
 
May 14, Monday
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico » 9 am 5 pm
 
Cabo San Lucas is nestled on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Commanding rock formations, timeless desert and a translucent sea provide a compelling introduction to this tranquil resort town. Here, mile upon mile of golden sandy coves dot the shoreline while marlin and sailfish frolic in the waters offshore. Laze on a deserted beach, explore the undersea world or discover bustling shops and markets for tempting treasures such as silver, jewelry and wooden sculptures.
 
May 15, Tuesday
Cruising the Coast of Mexico  »
 
 
 
May 16, Wednesday
San Diego, California, USA (overnight) » 9 am  
 
From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, named after the former owner of the present city area, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a beach community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town, the original site of this city, or one of its gorgeous parks, you'll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.
 
May 17, Thursday
San Diego, California, USA »   6 pm
 
 
 
May 18, Friday
Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA » 8 am

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Package Deal Pricing

Number of Passengers

 OFFER EXTENDED!!!

 
EXCLUSIVE ON-BOARD CREDIT WITH CRUISECO
 
Book any Crystal Cruises sailing with a Cruiseco travel agent by 31 March 2017 to receive an exclusive US$200 on board credit per stateroom!
 
Offer applies to new bookings only - on any Crystal Cruises sailing!
 

Package includes;

• Economy Class airfare from Australia to Miami, returning from Los Angeles

• 2 night stay at Four Seasons Miami including breakfast

• 18 night cruise aboard Crystal Symphony from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles

• 2 night stay at Four Seasons Beverly Hills including breakfast

• Private transfers between airport, hotel & ship

• Port charges, government fees and air taxes

 


Your Cruise Fare includes all beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Silk Road or The Sushi Bar (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.); 24-hour room service; personal Penthouse Butler service, enrichment workshop classes and much more.


* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).

Air Travel Included
Airline
From
To Miami / Los Angeles
Class Of Travel - Rules

Includes air taxes (subject to change).

Hotel Stay Included Before Cruise
Hotel
Location
Checkin Date 28 April 2018
Checkout Date 30 April 2018


* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules & airfare inventory availability.

Transfers Included Before Cruise

Cruise - - Crystal Cruises

Hotel Stay Included After Cruise
Hotel
Location
Checkin Date 18 May 2018
Checkout Date 20 May 2018


* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules & airfare inventory availability.

Transfers Included After Cruise

Cabin Package

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Ports

Grand Cayman

Cartagena - Colombia

Cartagena is a modern seaport and commercial center still boasts much of its original Spanish colonial architecture. Explore this beautiful and historic city's walled Old Town. Its fortress walls, quaint, narrow streets and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of its former colonialists. The city's numerous monasteries, plazas and noble mansions are significant links to this region's grand past.

Country - Colombia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Colombian Peso (COP)

Places of Interest
Fortaleza de San Filipe, Las Bovedas, Church of San Pedro Claver

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is approximately 50 miles long and joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The waterway was cut through one of the narrowest portions of land joining North and South America and took over 400 years to complete. The canal was started by the French and finished by the United States. During the course of this construction over 30,000 people lost their lives. The first ship to transit the Panama Canal was in 1914 and today about fourteen thousand vessels do so each year.


Country - Panama

San Juan del Sur

Puerto Quetzal

This charming port city on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to the beautiful, iridescent Quetzal bird, which was once sacred to the Mayan civilization that once ruled over this land. Guatemala is located in the northernmost part of Central America and is one of the largest countries in this region. It boasts 37 volcanoes, a rich Mayan heritage, Lake Atitlan and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Antigua.

Country - Guatemala
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Quetzal (GTQ)

Places of Interest
Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Coffee Plantations

Huatulco

Puerto Vallarta

Located on the Western Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta's charm remains largely undiscovered. Along with its cobblestone streets, stunning beaches, plentiful marine life, lush Sierra Madre Mountains, exceptional restaurants, fine Gourmet Festival, new golf courses and vibrant culture, Puerto Vallarta is a vacationer's paradise that has maintained its unique Old Mexico charm despite the addition of these modern conveniences.

Country - Mexico
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Bahia de las Banderas, Dolphin Adventures, Jungle Tours

Cabo San Lucas

Once a rural outpost for sportfishing, in the past few decades Cabo San Lucas has become one of Mexico’s premier resort cities. So besides fishing what’s the lure of the "Marlin Capital of the World"? For starters, there’s wonderful golf, excellent dining, and endless water sports, such as ocean kayaking, snorkeling and parasailing.

Country - Mexico
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 30kms
Currency - Mexican Pesos (MXN)

Places of Interest
Sports Fishing, Santa Maria Cover, Pelican Rock Cave

San Diego

Welcome to San Diego, California's second largest city. Where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego county's 4,200 square miles offer immense options for business and pleasure.

Country - United States of America
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 6kms
Currency - US Dollars (USD)

Places of Interest
Balboa Park, Old Town, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Sea World, Mount Laguna Observatory

Los Angeles

Spectacular natural surroundings combined with the vitality of a creative and artistic community make Los Angeles one-of-a-kind. Sunshine, majestic palm trees and the sandy beaches of the Pacific share the spotlight with L.A.'s glamorous movie industry and its world-famous celebrities.

Country - USA
Distance from port to City - 40kms
Distance from port to Airport - 29kms
Currency - US Dollar (USD)

Places of Interest
Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Universal City

 

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Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Luxury, as they say, is in the details. It is so often the little details that make all the difference. And on a Crystal cruise, the differences are many. Here are some of the things that set us apart and have resulted in us receiving "World's Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" honors year after year.

Exclusive to the Crystal Experience

* Full 360° open air teak Promenade Deck with exclusive WOW® - "Walk on Water" - fitness program
* The Bistro, our popular European-style coffee and wine bar, which offers complimentary specialty coffee and tea drinks, along with light snacks served throughout the day
* Up to seven evening dining options including a choice of classic main or late seating in our Crystal Dining Room, or open seating in our specialty restaurants, so guests can always choose where, when and with whom they would like to dine
* European-trained wait staff in the Crystal Dining Room and in our specialty restaurants featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck and Piero Selvaggio
* Wine cellar with more than 200 vintages including Crystal's exclusive "C" label
* Crystal Casino: offering mini-Baccarat, dice tables, roulette, blackjack and over 100 slot machines, all governed by the State of Nevada Gaming Regulations
* Our innovative Creative Learning Institute®, offering complimentary Yamaha piano lessons and Berlitz language classes on every cruise; and on select sailings, special certification enrichment with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Seminars, Pepperdine University Business Seminars, the Smithsonian Associates, Society of Wine Educators and Sotheby's
* Computer University@Sea® facility with 24-hour e-mail and Internet access plus instruction in the latest software
* The only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea featuring exotic massages, facial therapies and energy boosting treatments
* One of the highest space per guest ratios at sea, offering Crystal Cruises' unparalleled service in luxurious comfortable surroundings
* Pre-reservations available for all optional Crystal Adventures shore excursions
* Crystal Society Rewards and Recognition Program for returning guests

Always included in the Crystal Experience

* Frette bathrobes and Aveda bath products in every stateroom
* Egyptian cotton linens and menu of pillow options for every bed
* All meals served on elegant Villeroy & Boch china and all wine served in fine Riedel crystal in the Crystal Dining Room
* Most staterooms feature spacious private verandahs with table and chairs for casual dining or relaxing
* Stateroom Internet access, television and DVD player to keep in touch with the world if you so choose
* Penthouse butler service with personal bar
* Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffee drinks throughout the ship
* Abundant space, exceptional quality, numerous choices and award-winning service
* Complimentary wi-fi internet access - one free hour per guest, per day for Deluxe Stateroom and Penthouse guests ; 90 minutes for Penthouse Suite guests



Take your next voyage with Crystal and discover for yourself why the difference is Crystal clear.

 

Smoking Policy

Effective from the first cruise in 2014, Crystal Cruises will eliminate smoking in all indoor areas, except for the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated places.

 

Ship info

Crystal Symphony





The luxurious 50,000-ton, 940-guest Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities include grand lounges, full-service fitness facility, Crystal casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, 360° teak Promenade Deck, two pools, Jacuzzi,award-winning cuisine and entertainment, in addition to, elegantly appointed staterooms most with private verandahs.







Dining


  • Lido Cafe
  • Trident Bar & Grill
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Palm Court
  • Crystal Dining Room
  • The Jade Garden
  • Wolfgang Puck's Chinois Restaurant
  • Prego
  • In-Suite & In Stateroom Dining
  • The Vintage Room
     








Entertainment

  • The Galaxy Lounge
  • Crystal Casino
  • Dazzling Production Shows
  • Celebrity Entertainers
  • Crystal Cove
  • Avenue Salon
  • Starlite Club
  • Stardust Club
  • Club 2100
  • Hollywood Theatre


 






Onboard Activities

  • Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Crystal Salon
  • Crystal Spa & Fitness Centre
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Jogging Track
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Putting Greens
  • Shuffleboard





 

 

Smoking Policy

Effective from the first cruise in 2014, Crystal Cruises will eliminate smoking in all indoor areas, except for the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated places.

 

 

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
 
  51,044 Tonnes
Star Rating
 
  5 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Mid/Luxury
Entered Service   May 1995
 
Registry   Bahamas
 
Former Name   None
Length   239 metres
 
Beam   31 metres
 
Draft   7.6 metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (33,880kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   20
Passenger Capacity (twin)
 
  922
Crew   566
Nationality of Officers   European
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   480
Total Inside cabins   0
Total Outside cabins   461
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   276
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   7
Passenger Decks   8
Cabin Electricity
 
  110v/220v
 
Elevators   8
Self-Service Laundry
 
  Yes
 
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar

 

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