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Crystal Symphony <br> 13 Night Island Rhythms & Big Easy Jazz <br> Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans

Crystal Symphony
13 Night Island Rhythms & Big Easy Jazz
Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans

Ship: Crystal Symphony
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises - Ocean
Departures: 
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: Bimini Islands, Grand Turk, Curacao, Bonaire, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, New Orleans
Airport gateway (Arrival) :
Airport gateway (Departure) : New Orleans

Itinerary

Date Port Arrival Departure
 
Dec 2, Sunday
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.
 
Dec 3, Monday
Bimini, Bahamas » 8 am 6 pm
 

Appearing as emerald streaks in a sapphire sea, the two islands of Bimini—North Bimini and South Bimini—are just 50 miles from Miami, but just far enough to have garnered some lore and legend: The isles were used as a secret storehouse for rum-runners during prohibition and Ernest Hemingway made no secret of spending time here knocking back libations and trolling for the Bahamas’ world-famous game fish. Today, this tropical locale is a favorite escape for vacationers seeking a laid-back pace, astounding natural scenery, a drink or two of rum and a dip in gin-clear waters.

 
Dec 4, Tuesday
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean  »
 
 
 
Dec 5, Wednesday
Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, UK » 8 am 5 pm
 
Although there are numerous spots on land that invite relaxation and exploration, the Turks and Caicos are really all about the water. More specifically, they're all about what's beneath the water. These islands have some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere, courtesy of one of the world's largest network of coral reefs, easily accessible off the islands' shores. One reef, aptly called the Wall, is particularly spectacular; it drops 7,000 feet-straight down. Between the shore and the reef, the water is only waist deep, providing a perfect place for beginning snorkelers to get their feet wet.
 
Dec 6, Thursday
Cruising the Caribbean Sea  »
 
 
 
Dec 7, Friday
Curaçao/Willemstad » 8 am 11 pm
 
Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, is characterized by story-book Dutch architecture, waterfront promenades, fine shopping and a colorful floating market. Located in the southern Caribbean, just 38 miles north of Venezuela, a harmonious blend of Dutch, Caribbean, African and South American cultures makes Willemstad unique among the Caribbean ports of call.
 
Dec 8, Saturday
Bonaire/Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles » 7 am 5 pm
 

The "B" of Netherlands Antilles' ABC islands (with Aruba and Curaçao), Bonaire is the easternmost of the three. A small island – but at 112 square miles the middle-sized of the ABCs – and generally flat, it features some of the best beaches in the Antilles, huge wildlife reserve areas and year-round sunshine.

The charming beachside town of Kralendijk fits snugly into the leeward curve of the island. This capital of Bonaire features the ABC islands' signature pastel-colored buildings and old Dutch homes, reminders of the "home country." Sights include a colorful boat harbor and fish market, historical Fort Orange, the Old Fort museum, jewelry and duty-free shops, plus a pretty main square shaded by mimosa trees and surrounded by brightly colored flowers.

 
Dec 9, Sunday
Cruising the Caribbean Sea  »
 
 
 
Dec 10, Monday
Ocho Rios, Jamaica » 8 am 5 pm
 
Duty-free shopping, white-sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, jungle-clad mountains-Ocho Rios is everything a Jamaican town should be. Main Street offers the pleasures of canvassing for bargains, warm waters await diving and snorkeling, bustling restaurants invite the hungry and the weary to sit a spell in shady comfort. It won't be long before you are calling Ocho Rios "Ochi," just as the locals and many returning visitors do.
 
 
Dec 11, Tuesday
Grand Cayman/George Town, British West Indies » 9 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.
 
Dec 12, Wednesday -
Dec 13, Thursday
Cruising the Caribbean Sea  »
 
 
 
Dec 14, Friday
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (overnight) » 8 am  
 
Sitting astride the great Mississippi River, rising ever so slightly from the first high ground above its mouth, the city of New Orleans commands the river-borne bounty of the vast North American interior. Both the Indian traders who originally occupied the area and the European explorers who came later quickly recognized its obvious commercial and strategic value. The invention of the cotton gin, the arrival of the steamboat and the rapid expansion of the United States combined to place New Orleans at the center of a regional economic boom.
 
Dec 15, Saturday
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA » Disembark am
 

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

 

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Ports

Bimini Islands

Grand Turk

Grand Turk is one of the main historical points of Turks and Caicos Islands. You will find many old buildings and ruins along with The Turks and Caicos National Museum. Grand Turk's main attraction is diving, with many dive operators and schools it can cater for novice snorkels to experienced divers

Country - Turks and Caicos Islands
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distancefrom Port to Airport - 1km
Currency - US Dollar (USD)

Places of Interest
Beaches, Coral Reef & Scuba Diving, Turks and Caicos National Museum

Curacao

Bonaire

Ocho Rios

Jamaica is for lovers and lovers of nature. Here you may drift lazily down the Martha Brae on a raft made of bamboo, stroll gardens studded with koi ponds, sip a Planter's Punch on the porch of a working plantation's great house. Don't miss Dunn's River Falls, where the cool water from the rain forest cascades over natural stone steps to the sea.

Country - Jamaica
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Places of Interest
Chukka Cove Beach, Laughing Waters, Dunn's River Falls

Grand Cayman

New Orleans

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico.
Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.

 

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Crystal Cruises - Ocean

Crystal Cruises - Ocean

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

In October 2017, the 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony will emerge from her longest-ever makeover, a multi-million-dollar Evolution of Crystal Luxury featuring spacious new suites and penthouses, new and expanded dining options with open seating, and more state-of-the-art technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. The transformation reduces the guest capacity to just 848, thereby increasing service and space ratios to be among the industry’s loftiest.



 




 

 

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

GUEST CAPACITY:

848

PER GUEST STAFF RATIO:

60.1

GROSS REGISTERED TONS:

51,044

LENGTH:

781 FT. (238.1 M.)

WIDTH:

99.1 FT. (30.2 M.)

DRAFT:

24.9 FT. (7.6 M.)

CRUISING SPEED:

MAX 20KMH

TOTAL CREW:

566

 

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