33-night Grand Caribbean Celebrations Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Symphony®
Destination:
New Orleans/Rio de Janeiro
Departure Date:
12/22/2018
Length:
33
Offer ID:
1311667


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
New Orleans
12/22/2018
12/22/2018

New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.

New Orleans
12/23/2018
12/23/2018

New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.

At Sea
12/24/2018
12/24/2018

No information currently available.

Cozumel
Suggested Private Excursion
12/25/2018
12/25/2018

The island of Cozumel lies
just twelve miles off the Yucatan Coast, a 45 minute ferry ride from the famed
Riviera Maya. Dive into the crystal blue waters of Cozumel and discover why
Jacques Cousteau called it the "best diving area in the world." Palancar Reef,
the second largest in the world, provides an incredible diversity of species,
stunning sites and visibility of at least 150 feet. Whether you're a first time
snorkeler or an experienced diver, the intricate coral reefs and teems of painted
fish will amaze you!

Suggested Private Excursions

Cozumel to Chichen Itza - 6 hours

At Sea
12/26/2018
12/26/2018

No information currently available.

Ocho Rios
12/27/2018
12/27/2018

The most famous attraction in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is Dunn's River falls, where you can barefoot your way up a staircase of cascading water. For sheer natural beauty, you can't surpass Shaw Park Botanical Gardens, which offers 32 acres of indigenous trees, flowers and shrubs as well as picturesque streams and waterfalls.

At Sea
12/28/2018
12/28/2018

No information currently available.

San Juan
12/29/2018
12/29/2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an old city of cobblestone streets, colonial architecture and shaded courtyards. It reflects its Spanish past in such famous fortresses as El Morro and San Cristobal. San Juan is also a modern world capital -- a cosmopolitan metropolis of wide boulevards, lively cafes and highly regarded shops and galleries. San Juan is two unique destinations -- and you'll be fascinated by them both.

St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie)
12/30/2018
12/30/2018

There are many ways to hunt for treasure in St. Thomas. You can discover its historic wealth in such places as the birthplace of painter Camille Pissarro or the infamous Bluebeard's Tower. Its sporting riches are tennis, golf, sailing and incredible beaches. Beneath its crystal-clear waters, you'll find coral gardens and shimmering schools of jewel-colored fish. Its fortune of earthly treasures can be found in the many shops of Charlotte Amalie, where savings on jewels, crystal, perfume and fine wines will arouse your hunting instincts.

Basseterre, St. Kitts
12/31/2018
12/31/2018

Basseterre, St. Kitts’ capital, still shows signs of colonial architecture. However, its setting against the emerald green hills ensures a distinct Caribbean ambiance. Many travelers agree Basseterre is one of the prettiest of the Caribbean’s small capitals.

At Sea
1/1/2019
1/1/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/2/2019
1/2/2019

No information currently available.

Key West
1/3/2019
1/3/2019

Key West is the southernmost point in the Continental United States and has tropical climate, tantalizing blue water, and laid-back island ambiance. Capture Key West and let Key West capture you-with beautiful beaches, delicious dining, fantastic fishing. Breath-taking dives are offered just miles off shore, or immerse yourself in the attractions and historical sites. A visit to Key West will grab the interest of both the young and old, the energetic and laid-back, the water lovers and land loungers. Ride the Conch Train's wheels or walk the streets to see all Key West has to offer. Experience Ripley's Believe It or Not, pages of history in the Key West Lighthouse, and the way life was for famous former Key West residents Ernest Hemmingway and John James Audubon in their historical island homes. Old Town is the location of many popular Key West sites and attractions. Duval Street is in the heart of Old Town and home of some favorite Key West drinking establishments like Sloppy Joes, Hog's Breath Saloon and Jimmy Buffetts Margaritiville Cafe.

At Sea
1/4/2019
1/4/2019

No information currently available.

New Orleans
1/5/2019
1/5/2019

New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.

New Orleans
1/6/2019
1/6/2019

New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.

At Sea
1/7/2019
1/7/2019

No information currently available.

Grand Cayman (George Town)
1/8/2019
1/8/2019

Grand Cayman attracts most Cayman tourists, most of whom flock to Seven Mile Beach. Divers see abundant marine life. Gentle stingrays cluster at Stingray City. Rum Point serves up cinnamony rum punch. Spend an entire day floating in clear azure waters. At dawn, head out on a dive boat or tan on decadent Seven Mile Beach. Check out underwater sights without getting wet on a 100-foot descent on Atlantis Submarine or an 800-foot descent in a two-person sub to a shipwreck. Head to Hell, with its velour-clad devil, before zipping over to Turtle Farm. Grand Cayman's sparsely populated East End is refreshing with long streches of rocky coast. The oldest island structure is a castle rumored to have been built by pirates two centuries ago in Savannah. Blowholes offer awesome spots for picture of watery spires. Harborside George Town has tempting shops. Among popular nightlife spots are Ramada's Treasure Island and Island Rock. Hopping pubs include Lone Star Bar & Grill or My Bar on the shores of Sunset House.

At Sea
1/9/2019
1/9/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/10/2019
1/10/2019

No information currently available.

Willemstad, Curacao
1/11/2019
1/11/2019

Curacao's capital of Willemstad is lined with colorful Dutch buildings and offers some of the best shopping in all the Caribbean. At the foot of Queen Emma Bridge lies the well-preserved 18th century Fort Amsterdam. Nearby is the floating Shon Sha Capriles Kade Market, selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Also in town is the Jewish Historical and Cultural Museum. Just outside the city is the Curacao Museum displaying Caiquetio Indian relics and a colonial kitchen. Other sites include Botanical Garden and Zoo, Amstel Brewery and Curacao Distillery. For those who long to soak up the sun, the beaches on this island are spectacular.

At Sea
1/12/2019
1/12/2019

No information currently available.

Grenada
1/13/2019
1/13/2019

Dubbed the 'Spice Island' because of its impressive production of nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, Grenada has a rugged mountainous interior of rainforests and waterfalls and an indented coastline with protected bays and secluded beaches.

At Sea
1/14/2019
1/14/2019

No information currently available.

Devil's Island
1/15/2019
1/15/2019

In addition to being site of France's satellite launching base, French Guiana is perhaps best known for the infamous penal colony to which convicts and undesirables were deported from France. For a long time the small archipelago (the Safety Islands) was known by the name of "Devil's Island." The three islands - Devil's Island, Ile Royale and Ile St. Joseph - are about one hour by boat from the mainland. Their notorious convict settlements were built in 1852. On the almost inaccessible Devil's Island, political prisoners like Alfred Dreyfus were held in isolation. The prisoner who became most famous was doubtless Henri Charrière, who was immortalized in the movie "Papillon" for supposedly being the only convict who managed to escape from "the Green Hell." Of 80,000 prisoners sent to the islands, some 50,000 died here. Visit the prison ruins or the Kourou Space Centre.

At Sea
1/16/2019
1/16/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/17/2019
1/17/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/18/2019
1/18/2019

No information currently available.

Recife
1/19/2019
1/19/2019

Recife is Brazil's fourth largest city and and one of the country's most historic ocean cities. It also has the distinction of not having been founded by the Portuguese. In fact, it was the Dutch Prince Maurice of Nassau who founded Recife in 1637 on reclaimed land after his troops had burned Olinda, the original capital. Recife is an exotic fusion of ancient and modern, threaded by the rivers Capibaribe, Beberibe and Pina, Canal Tacaruna and edged by the scenic Boa Viagem beachfront. Although much of the city center is given over to modern skyscrapers and office buildings, there are still a few quiet squares with a number of impressive churches and lovely public buildings as well as several interesting museums.

At Sea
1/20/2019
1/20/2019

No information currently available.

Salvador
Suggested Private Excursion
1/21/2019
1/21/2019

Salvador is a dynamic collage of diverse religious and cultural groups, colorful open-air markets, tropical flowers, majestic colonial buildings, golden-sand beaches and the bubbling sensuality of the Bahian people. Visit the Sao Francisco Chapel, whose interior is paved with gold. Sample Salvador's Afro-Brazilian cuisine, including such mouth-watering specialties as "ensopada" (seafood poached in fresh coconut milk) and "vatapa" (spicy fresh shrimp).

Suggested Private Excursions

Salvador - Bahia By Night Folklore Show

Salvador - Essential Salvador (Upper City Tour)

Salvador - The Lower City: Another Perspective

Salvador - Cachoeira: A Day in the Heartland

Salvador - HD African Oriented City Tour

Salvador - FD Bay Schooner Cruise

Salvador - Praia do Forte & North Coast

Salvador - HD Drum Essentials Workshop

Salvador - Fresh Market & Cuisine Tour

Salvador: Visit to Candomble Ceremony

At Sea
1/22/2019
1/22/2019

No information currently available.

Rio de Janeiro
Suggested Private Excursion
1/23/2019
1/23/2019

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


Suggested Private Excursions

Rio - FD With Private Guide At Your Disposal

Rio - A Brazilian Night

Rio - Full Day Tour of Petropolis

Rio - Old Rio: HD Tour With Private Guide At Your Disposal

Rio - Full Day Tour of Niteroi

Rio - Jeep Tour In the Floresta da Tijuca

Rio - Favela Tour

Rio - FD Sugar Loaf + Santa Teresa

Rio - Hovering Over Rio: A 15 Minute Helicopter Ride

Rio de Janeiro
Suggested Private Excursion
1/24/2019
1/24/2019

Brazilians say that God made the rest of the world in six days, and devoted the seventh to Rio. The jagged Sugarloaf rises from dark blue Guanabara Bay, with legendary beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema in the foreground, forested mountains behind. This great city has an enticing atmosphere of samba and fun, and its locals are as joyous as they are beautiful.


Suggested Private Excursions

Rio - FD With Private Guide At Your Disposal

Rio - A Brazilian Night

Rio - Full Day Tour of Petropolis

Rio - Old Rio: HD Tour With Private Guide At Your Disposal

Rio - Full Day Tour of Niteroi

Rio - Jeep Tour In the Floresta da Tijuca

Rio - Favela Tour

Rio - FD Sugar Loaf + Santa Teresa

Rio - Hovering Over Rio: A 15 Minute Helicopter Ride

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

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

Departure Date:
12/22/2018
Number of Nights
33
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

Offer ID:
1311667

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