CTA Travel

7-night Mediterranean Distinction Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Serenity®
Destination:
Marseille/Barcelona
Departure Date:
9/30/2018
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1223993
from
$2205

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Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.


EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES (per Couple):

Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - $750) in the port below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - $700) in the port below.
  • $500 Shipboard Credit
  • Port Option:
    • Palma de Mallorca - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.

Known quite simply as the very best cruise ship in the world, Crystal Serenity is consistently awarded the highest accolades by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, among others. Following a $25-million redesign, Crystal Serenity emerges with a sophisticated look blending Hollywood glamour and Fifth Avenue elegance. Crystal's award-winning ships ensure that, no matter what the destination, the journey will be memorable.

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Special Promotions Available on 2018 Crystal Serenity Departures

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Kids Sail Free.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Provence (Marseille)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/30/2018
9/30/2018 6:00:00 PM

Marseille is a vibrant, cosmopolitan port in the Provence region of France. Craggy mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. As a Mediterranean melting pot, the port virtually rubs shoulders with intimate, picturesque old harbor, the Vieux Port. Packed with watercrafts, this is the heart of Marseille. Two fortresses guard the harbor: Fort Saint Nicolas and Fort Saint Jean. Several vantage points offer spectacular views, including the impressive Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde - a prominent landmark overlooking the city that is crowned by a monumental, gilded statue of Virgin Mary. Marseille boasts numerous fine museums well worth a visit. Sitting at one of the many outside cafes or strolling the streets of the old port area lets you experience the unpretentious charm of this city. Other sights include Chateau d'If - a 16th century fortress-turned-prison; Basilica St-Victor - Marseille's oldest church with the appearance of a fortress; and La Canebiere - a broad boulevard with everything from hotels to cafes and shops.

Suggested Private Excursions

Marseille Shore Excursion - Marseille - 8 hours

Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

Marseille Shore Excursion - Chateauneuf du Pape - 8 hours

Marseille - Shore Excursion - Green Provence Tour - 8 hours -

Marseille - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours

Antibes
10/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
10/1/2018 6:00:00 PM

Antibes is the 2nd largest town in the French Riviera located between Nice and Cannes in the South of France. The sandy beaches are spectacular as is the view of Cap d'Antibes that can be seen as you walk along the ramparts. Along the little streets of the town you can browse the provencal market and quaint shops or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. The Picasso Museum attracts many with a grand collection of paintings and sculptures.

Genoa, Italy
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2018 8:00:00 AM
10/2/2018 5:00:00 PM

With its dizzying mix of old and new, of sophistication and squalor, Genoa (Genova) is as multilayered as the hills it clings to. It was and is a port city: an important maritime center for the Roman Empire, boyhood home of Christopher Columbus (whose restored house stands near a section of medieval wall), and one of the largest, wealthiest cities of Renaissance Europe. Capture glimpses of Genoa's former glory days in Genoa's portside Old Town, where treasure-filled palaces and fine marble churches stand next to laundry-draped tenements. Life within the old medieval walls doesn't seem to have changed since the days when Genovese ships set sail to launch raids on the Venetians, crusaders embarked for the Holy Land, and Garibaldi shipped out to invade Sicily in the 19th-century struggle to unify Italy. Modern Genoa, which stretches for miles along the coast and climbs hills, is a city of international business, peaceful parks, and breezy belvederes from which visitors can enjoy fine views of this colorful metropolis and the sea which defines its identity.

Suggested Private Excursions

Genoa-Full Day Tour of Genova- 8 hours

Genoa-Half Day Classical Tour of Genova- 4 hours

Genoa-Half Day Backstreets of Genova Tour- 4 hours

Genoa: Genoa for Families - 8 hours

Genoa: Portofino Walking Tour - 5 hours

Portovenere
Suggested Private Excursion
10/3/2018 8:00:00 AM
10/3/2018 5:00:00 PM

This tiny town on the Italian Riviera was strategically planned at the tip of a rocky peninsula overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia. Its 12th-century tall, narrow houses climb precipitously up the hillside from the sea. Portovenere is built on different levels; visitors enjoy strolling through the narrow streets, delighting in the town's unique ambiance. From Portovenere it is possible to explore the ruggedly beautiful Ligurian villages of Cinque Terre. With their steep-walled coastal cliffs, the villages of these "Five Lands" are perched high above the sea, commanding spectacular views. The 13th-century San Pietro church stands above a grotto named after Lord Byron. Brightly painted with black and white stripes, this striking landmark can be spotted from far out at sea. From the terrace enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Gulf of La Spezia and the hills of Cinque Terre.

Suggested Private Excursions

Portovenere: The Village of Portofino - 6 hours

Portovenere: Highlights of Pisa & Lucca - 6 hours

Portovenere: Forte Dei Marmi - 6 hours

Portovenere: Picturesque Cinque Terre - 8 hours

Olbia
10/4/2018 8:00:00 AM
10/4/2018 6:00:00 PM

Lying inside the protected Gulf of Olbia in the northeast of Sardinia, the town with the same name sits by the sea. This quaint seaside villiage was originally started as a Greek colony and was the scene of a Roman victory over the Carthaginians in 259 BC. Phoenician and Roman tombs are still in the area and the Pisan Romanesque Church of San Simplicio in the town is a site to behold.

Corsica (Ajaccio)
10/5/2018 7:00:00 AM
10/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

On the French island of Corsica, Ajaccio is famous as the birthplace of Napoleon. Visit the Bonaparte family home and the 16th century church where he was baptized. Or, take a tour into the wild and rugged outback countryside they call the maquis.

Palma de Mallorca
Suggested Private Excursion
10/6/2018 12:00:00 PM
10/6/2018 8:00:00 PM

The Balearics are comprised of 16 islands; the three principal ones are Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Lying just 60 miles off the Spanish mainland, the islands’ lush and rugged landscape combined with an extremely mild, sunny climate prove irresistible. The Balearics boast cosmopolitan resorts with lively nightlife and plenty of sports activities. Palma de Majorca is the capital of the archipelago. A cosmopolitan city with sophisticated shops and restaurants, it also offers buildings of spectacular Moorish and gothic architecture. Museo de Mallorca housed in the Palacio Ayamans boasts an interesting collection of Moorish, medieval and 18th- to 19th-century art. Those who wish to explore the northern end of the island will enjoy the dramatic land and seascape of Cabo Formentor at the end of a long, narrow peninsula. A winding road with magnificent views leads to the luxury Hotel Formentor, beautifully situated above the bay. The lighthouse of Cabo Formentor is the most northerly point on Majorca.

Suggested Private Excursions

Palma De Mallorca: Historic Half Day City Tour

Mallorca: Palma Highlights – 8 hours

Mallorca: Highlights – 4 hours

Palma De Mallorca: Valldemosa, Deia & Soller Full Day Excursion

Barcelona
Suggested Private Excursion
10/7/2018 5:00:00 AM
10/7/2018

Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital of Spain, is a tremendous place to be. Though it boasts outstanding Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, and some great museums – most notably those dedicated to Picasso and Catalan art – it is above all a place where there's enjoyment simply in walking the streets, stopping in at bars and cafés, drinking in the atmosphere. A thriving port and the most prosperous commercial centre in Spain, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of the country. In part this reflects the city's proximity to France, whose influence is apparent in the elegant boulevards and imaginative cooking. But Barcelona has also evolved an individual and eclectic cultural identity, most perfectly and eccentrically expressed in the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Scattered as Barcelona's main sights may be, the greatest concentration of interest is around the old town (La Ciutat Vella). These cramped streets above the harbor are easily manageable, and far more enjoyable, on foot. Start, as everyone else does, with the Ramblas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Bike Tour

Barcelona: Highlights - 4 hours

Barcelona: Modernist Barcelona and Gaudí Architecture – 4 hours

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

Barcelona: Highlights – 8 hours

Barcelona: Gerona and Figueras – 8 hours

Barcelona: Penedes Wine Region – 5 hours

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses

Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day

Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours

Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

$2205
C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

$2390
C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

$2560
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

$3070
B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

$3145
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

$3210
A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

$3260
A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

$3305
P2 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah

$3355
P1 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah

$3405
Suite Cruise Only Price  
PH - Penthouse with Verandah

$5105
PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah

$6895
CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

$13790

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $301, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
9/30/2018
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

Cruise-Only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1223993

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