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71-night Grand Journey – Athens to Auckland Odyssey Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Symphony®
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Auckland
Departure Date:
10/11/2021
Length:
71
Offer ID:
1338733
from
$22839

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/11/2021
10/11/2021 6:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Heraklion
Suggested Private Excursion
10/12/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/12/2021 6:00:00 PM

Heraklion, the capital of Crete and its principal commercial port, is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evans and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion displays many of the treasures found during the excavations.

Suggested Private Excursions

Crete: Knossos - Archanes - Heraklion Museum -5 hours

Knossos Palace and Historical Heraklion

Introduction to the Cretan Diet & Cooking- 5 hours

Looking for the Muses (Crete) - 5 hours

Wine Tasting and Cooking in Crete - 5 hours

At Sea
10/13/2021
10/13/2021

No information currently available.

Suez Canal
10/14/2021 1:00:00 AM
10/14/2021 6:00:00 PM

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Petra (Aqaba)
10/15/2021 1:00:00 PM
10/15/2021

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Petra (Aqaba)
10/16/2021
10/16/2021 7:00:00 PM

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Luxor (Safaga)
10/17/2021 6:00:00 AM
10/17/2021

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Luxor (Safaga)
10/18/2021
10/18/2021 11:59:00 PM

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

At Sea
10/19/2021
10/19/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/20/2021
10/20/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/21/2021
10/21/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/22/2021
10/22/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/23/2021
10/23/2021

No information currently available.

Muscat
10/24/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/24/2021 6:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Dubai
10/25/2021 2:00:00 PM
10/25/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai
10/26/2021
10/26/2021 8:00:00 PM

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi
10/27/2021 10:00:00 AM
10/27/2021

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Abu Dhabi
10/28/2021
10/28/2021 5:00:00 PM

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Manama (Al Manama)
10/29/2021 7:00:00 AM
10/29/2021

Manama is the fashionable capital of Bahrain complete with modern restaurants, architecture, and a lively nightlife. Manama features many historic sites, castles, and fortifications that are worth visiting. The Bahrain National Museum is also a good place to learn more about the history and culture of the country. The Middle East is well known for horse riding and visitors have the opportunity to visit stables and learn to ride.  Pearl diving is another activity Bahrainians are known for and visitors have the option of joining in on this once in a lifetime diving adventure. 

Manama (Al Manama)
10/30/2021
10/30/2021 6:00:00 PM

Manama is the fashionable capital of Bahrain complete with modern restaurants, architecture, and a lively nightlife. Manama features many historic sites, castles, and fortifications that are worth visiting. The Bahrain National Museum is also a good place to learn more about the history and culture of the country. The Middle East is well known for horse riding and visitors have the opportunity to visit stables and learn to ride.  Pearl diving is another activity Bahrainians are known for and visitors have the option of joining in on this once in a lifetime diving adventure. 

Doha
10/31/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/31/2021 6:00:00 PM

Doha is not only the capital city of Qatar, but is also the largest holding half of all the total inhabitants of the country. There are several luxurious hotels in the city and several major shopping areas. As far as sights to see while visiting the city, there is the National Museum which is housed in a former palace. While at the museum, be sure to view the film clips of everyday Bedouin life. Around the city are clock towers, forts, zoological gardens, traditional bazaars and many mosques.

Dubai
11/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/1/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai
11/2/2021
11/2/2021 6:00:00 PM

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Muscat
11/3/2021 2:00:00 PM
11/3/2021

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Muscat
11/4/2021
11/4/2021 6:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
11/5/2021
11/5/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/6/2021
11/6/2021

No information currently available.

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/7/2021 6:00:00 AM
11/7/2021

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/8/2021
11/8/2021 6:00:00 PM

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

At Sea
11/9/2021
11/9/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/10/2021
11/10/2021

No information currently available.

Colombo
Suggested Private Excursion
11/11/2021 6:00:00 AM
11/11/2021 6:00:00 PM

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

Suggested Private Excursions

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours

Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours

At Sea
11/12/2021
11/12/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/13/2021
11/13/2021

No information currently available.

Yangon, Myanmar
Suggested Private Excursion
11/14/2021 1:00:00 PM
11/14/2021

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, is the dazzling capital of ancient Burma, now known as Myanmar. The city of Yangon today occupies the site of a 2,500-year-old Burmese settlement known as Okkala. The city's history revolves around the ancient Shwedagon Pagoda, which dates back to the original settlement. Visitors to Rangoon are impressed with the historic preservation and charm of the city and are mesmerized by the golden pagoda, adorned with 5,417 diamonds and 2,317 other precious stones.

Suggested Private Excursions

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar

Yangon - Cycling around Twante

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Bagan – 12 hours - Yangon

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Mandalay – 12 hours - Yangon

Half Day Yangon Sightseeing – 6 hours - Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar
Suggested Private Excursion
11/15/2021
11/15/2021

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, is the dazzling capital of ancient Burma, now known as Myanmar. The city of Yangon today occupies the site of a 2,500-year-old Burmese settlement known as Okkala. The city's history revolves around the ancient Shwedagon Pagoda, which dates back to the original settlement. Visitors to Rangoon are impressed with the historic preservation and charm of the city and are mesmerized by the golden pagoda, adorned with 5,417 diamonds and 2,317 other precious stones.

Suggested Private Excursions

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar

Yangon - Cycling around Twante

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Bagan – 12 hours - Yangon

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Mandalay – 12 hours - Yangon

Half Day Yangon Sightseeing – 6 hours - Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar
Suggested Private Excursion
11/16/2021
11/16/2021 12:00:00 PM

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, is the dazzling capital of ancient Burma, now known as Myanmar. The city of Yangon today occupies the site of a 2,500-year-old Burmese settlement known as Okkala. The city's history revolves around the ancient Shwedagon Pagoda, which dates back to the original settlement. Visitors to Rangoon are impressed with the historic preservation and charm of the city and are mesmerized by the golden pagoda, adorned with 5,417 diamonds and 2,317 other precious stones.

Suggested Private Excursions

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar

Yangon - Cycling around Twante

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Bagan – 12 hours - Yangon

Full Day Excursion Yangon to Mandalay – 12 hours - Yangon

Half Day Yangon Sightseeing – 6 hours - Yangon

At Sea
11/17/2021
11/17/2021

No information currently available.

Phuket
Suggested Private Excursion
11/18/2021 7:00:00 AM
11/18/2021 6:00:00 PM

Known as the "Pearl of Thailand," Phuket offers pristine beaches, lush vegetation, traditional villages and seascapes of huge limestone pillars that rise above the turquoise waters of Phang-Nga Bay. With a culture all its own, it combines Chinese and Portuguese influences with that of indigenous ocean-going people. Phuket Town is the island’s capital located in the southeast. The architecture features the attractive Sino-Portuguese style which is reflected in the spacious residences built by wealthy Chinese tin barons as testimony to their success. Visitors come because of the glorious beaches, especially those on the west coast. Patong Beach is about a 45-minute drive from the port and offers a wide selection of watersports. Phuket still casts its spell on all who come to its shores.

Suggested Private Excursions

Phuket - Sightseeing (4hrs)

Phuket – Sightseeing (8hrs)

Phuket – Phang Nga Tour with Coach Including Long Tail Boat and Lunch (8hrs)

Phuket Shore Excursion with Vehicle and Guide (5hrs)

Phuket Shore Excursion with Vehicle and Guide (9hrs)

Scenic Island of Phuket - 5.5 hours - Phuket

Thai Cooking Class at Phuket – 8 hours - Phuket

Penang
Suggested Private Excursion
11/19/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/19/2021 5:00:00 PM

Penang, or more properly Pulau Pinang, is the northern gateway to Malaysia
and also the country’s oldest British settlement. To the tourist industry, Penang
has been marketed for a long time as the Pearl of the Orient. Although Penang is best known for its beaches, there is much more here than just sand and sea. The island is considered a cultural and architectural gem with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Other sights include St. George’s Church - built in 1818 of classic Georgian architecture; Penang Hill - a 2,500-foot hill with a splendid view over Georgetown; Botanical Gardens - the 74-acre landscaped gardens featuring many indigenous and exotic plant species, a waterfall, jungle-clad hills and two species of monkeys, the macaque and dusky leaf monkeys; Golf Courses - The Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club is located on Penang Island, and other golf courses in Province Wellesley on the mainland are the Penang Golf Resort and Bukit Jawi Golf Resort.

Suggested Private Excursions

Georgetown Heritage Tour – 4 hours

Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
11/20/2021 5:00:00 PM
11/20/2021

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Sentosa Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Night Safari Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Cultural Tour - 4 hours

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru

Full Day Singapore Tour – 8 hours - Singapore

Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
11/21/2021
11/21/2021 6:00:00 PM

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Sentosa Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Night Safari Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Cultural Tour - 4 hours

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru

Full Day Singapore Tour – 8 hours - Singapore

At Sea
11/22/2021
11/22/2021

No information currently available.

Koh Samui
Suggested Private Excursion
11/23/2021 9:00:00 AM
11/23/2021 6:00:00 PM

Coconut palms blanket this island, from hillocks right to beaches. Na Thon is the oldest town on the island. Beaches and temples scattered around the island are the main attraction. Na Thon is now a busy tourist town with hotels, good seafood restaurants and a variety of shops. Ko Samui remains an enjoyable place to spend time, with a casual, do-as-you-please atmosphere many visitors find very attractive. Other sights to see include
Wat Laem Saw temple, Ban Lamai Cultural Hall, beaches, and Santiburi Dusit Resort.

Suggested Private Excursions

Around Samui Island Tour – 5 hours - Koh Samui

Samui Highlight & Thai Massage – 5 hours - Koh Samui

Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/24/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/24/2021 7:00:00 PM

Laem Chabang is a city of color and contrast, you'll be awestruck by the kaleidoscope of sights and sounds.

Suggested Private Excursions

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Tour – 4.5 hours - Laem Chabang

Bangkok Discovery – 8.5 hours - Laem Chabang

At Sea
11/25/2021
11/25/2021

No information currently available.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/26/2021 11:00:00 AM
11/26/2021

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/27/2021
11/27/2021 3:00:00 PM

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon

At Sea
11/28/2021
11/28/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/29/2021
11/29/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/30/2021
11/30/2021

No information currently available.

Benoa
Suggested Private Excursion
12/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
12/1/2021

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa

Bali’s Heritage Sites – 9 hours - Benoa

Mt. Batur & Rural Bali with a Local Family – 8 hours - Benoa

Benoa
Suggested Private Excursion
12/2/2021
12/2/2021 8:00:00 PM

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa

Bali’s Heritage Sites – 9 hours - Benoa

Mt. Batur & Rural Bali with a Local Family – 8 hours - Benoa

At Sea
12/3/2021
12/3/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
12/4/2021
12/4/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
12/5/2021
12/5/2021

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Perth (Fremantle)
Suggested Private Excursion
12/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
12/6/2021 8:00:00 PM

Fremantle is located at the mouth of the River Swan on the east coast of Western Australia. Fremantle is one of the oldest settlements in Australia and has a sense of history with many well-preserved examples of colonial architecture including the Maritime Museum (1852) and the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre, built by convicts as a lunatic asylum in the 1860s. It is gateway to Perth, capital city of Western Australia, located on the banks of the River Swan (10 miles) from its mouth. From Freemantle you can also visit the outback sites of the Pinnacles and Wave Rock

Suggested Private Excursions

Perth: City Sights - 4 hours

Perth: City Sights and Fremantle Tour - 8 hours

Bunbury
12/7/2021 8:00:00 AM
12/7/2021 6:00:00 PM

Bunbury has something for everyone to enjoy – from wine tasting, walks on the historic Shipwreck Trail or Big Swamp Reserve, golf, museums, to whitewater rafting. Bunbury’s location is almost entirely surrounded by water, which means water sports of all kinds are very popular. Crabbing is also a very popular pastime, and visitors can take a turn with scoop net in hand at the Leschenault Estuary, one of the area’s favorite Blue Manna crabbing spots. This port city is the third largest city in Western Australia, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

At Sea
12/8/2021
12/8/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
12/9/2021
12/9/2021

No information currently available.

Outer Harbour
12/10/2021 5:00:00 PM
12/10/2021

No information currently available.

Outer Harbour
12/11/2021
12/11/2021 9:00:00 PM

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Kangaroo Island
12/12/2021 7:30:00 AM
12/12/2021 6:00:00 PM

Enjoy one of the world's most beautiful and unique wilderness holiday destinations in which the locals include wallabies, goannas, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, dolphins,
sea lions, penguins, fur seals, eagles, whales and ospreys.
Share with them the pure air and clean water that makes Kangaroo Island one
of the last unspoiled wonders of the world. The people of Kangaroo Island see prosperity in tourism but know the value
of what they have and are working hard to find the right balance between development
and conservation.

At Sea
12/13/2021
12/13/2021

No information currently available.

Melbourne
Suggested Private Excursion
12/14/2021 8:00:00 AM
12/14/2021 7:00:00 PM

Melbourne

Melbourne is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Here you can soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, dance til dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards. Visit Federation Square, the city's landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank's cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Five Must-Have Melbourne Experiences:


1. Shop till you drop

Bag a bargain at the Rose Street Artist's Market and browse the funky boutiques on Brunswick Street. Buy designer labels such as Akira Isogawa and Zimmerman on Chapel Street in Prahran or in the historic Melbourne General Post Office, which covers an entire city block. For everything from fashion to furnishings at fantastic value, visit Bridge Road in Richmond. Melbourne is a shopper's haven, offering eclectic boutiques, high-end fashion, funky homeware stores and European style piazzas in the city's arcades and hidden laneways.


2. Bar hop and dance till dawn

Sip a cocktail in a converted sea container in Chinatown, enjoy a sunset beer in a St Kilda pub or listen to cabaret in lush retro surroundings in jazz bars in the city. Linger over exquisite tapas and exotic wine in a Little Collins Street bar and mingle in a pink parlour with fake grass in Bourke Street. You can party from dusk in the bars of Brunswick Street. Or dance till dawn in bars in the city's lantern-lit laneways, secret apart from the spill of coloured light under heavy brass doors.


3. Get into the gourmet goodness

Let the aroma of good coffee waft over you in Melbourne's gothic European laneways. The city is famous for its coffee and old-world café culture but there's so much more to explore. Once you've downed a 'short black' or taken an afternoon aperitif, try tea in a nineteenth-century hotel or salivate over your silver spoon in acclaimed restaurants like Nobu, Botanical and Becco. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood at the Queen Victoria Market on a Saturday, known for its bustling crowds and buskers. Try out the restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars in Southbank or Federation Square. Make your way around Melbourne's multicultural cosmos of cuisines: Carlton for Italian classics, Richmond for budget-friendly Vietnamese and Fitzroy for Spanish tapas.


4. Fill up on culture

See a performance by the Australian Ballet, which is based here in Australia's cultural capital. Or enjoy a dazzling musical at the Princess Theatre. Browse the Southern Hemisphere's best collection of international art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Or visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square, a landmark cultural 'space' for Melbournians. Challenge yourself with the creative collections in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank. To learn more about Melbourne's Aboriginal cultural heritage, see contemporary and dreamtime art or take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.


5. Go sports mad

Cheer for an Australian Rules Football game with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground over winter. Go cricket mad in summer, when the city hosts the Ashes and one day internationals. Or join the huge crowds watching the Australian Tennis Open at Melbourne Park. Rev heads head to Melbourne in March for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Albert Park. And whether you are a racing fan or just a casual punter, you won't want to miss the Melbourne Cup - the world's richest horse race on the first Tuesday in November.

Suggested Private Excursions

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - FD Tour

Melbourne - National Galley Australia - HD Tour

Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours

Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours

Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours

Alleyways & Arcades of Melbourne

At Sea
12/15/2021
12/15/2021

No information currently available.

Sydney
Suggested Private Excursion
12/16/2021 8:00:00 AM
12/16/2021

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour

Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour

Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours

Sydney
Suggested Private Excursion
12/17/2021
12/17/2021 5:00:00 PM

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour

Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour

Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours

At Sea
12/18/2021
12/18/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
12/19/2021
12/19/2021

No information currently available.

Auckland
Suggested Private Excursion
12/21/2021 6:00:00 AM
12/21/2021

Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

Suggested Private Excursions

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)

North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

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

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $3778, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
10/11/2021
Number of Nights
71
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

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

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