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Crystal Symphony <br> 7 Night Yucatan & Dixieland Delights <br> New Orleans Return

Crystal Symphony
7 Night Yucatan & Dixieland Delights
New Orleans Return

Ship: Crystal Symphony
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises - Ocean
Departures:  15 December 2018
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan Island, Cozumel, New Orleans
Airport gateway (Arrival) : New Orleans
Airport gateway (Departure) : New Orleans

Itinerary

 

Date Port Arrival Departure
 
Dec 15, Saturday
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA »   6 pm
 
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 16, Sunday
Cruising the Gulf of Mexico »
 

 

Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?

 

 
Dec 17, Monday
Costa Maya, Mexico » 12 n 8 pm
 

Adventure, archaeology, water, sun and beach. These are all to be found in and around Costa Maya, the Caribbean's first port planned solely for cruise guests. Designed to resemble an ancient Mayan city, Costa Maya features three grand pavilions, where you can see folkloric shows, observe local artisans creating their works of art, and witness cultural and culinary events.

Within easy reach of the port are ancient cities boasting impressive temples and fascinating archeological sites. And you needn't venture far from port to enjoy a range of water sports, including diving and snorkeling amid the world's second-largest coral reef.

 
Dec 18, Tuesday
Belize City, Belize » 7 am 6 pm
 

While you wouldn't necessarily associate a Central American city with Victorian architecture, Belize City indeed offers some striking examples. Several Victorian mansions have been restored and converted into inns, museums, galleries and restaurants. Other structures in the city range from British Colonial to the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America, St. John's Cathedral.

The appeal of Belize's buildings extends to their interiors. The Marine Terminal, for instance, is a beautifully refurbished former fire station dating to 1923. Inside are two museums-the Coastal Zone Museum with displays highlighting the local reef ecology, and the Maritime Museum with a collection of paraphernalia centering on Belize's seafaring history.

Finally, and not insignificantly, is Central America's remarkable wildlife, which Belize has made a point of preserving. A short distance from the city is the Belize Zoo, which is actually more of a wildlife preserve. Its exotic species live happily in roomy, natural-looking accommodations with dense vegetation. Keep the camera ready for jaguars, as they spend much of their time hunkered down in the shade, slinking out into the open for only a momentary stretch.

 
Dec 19, Wednesday
Roatán Island, Honduras » 7 am 5 pm
 

On Central America's Roatan Island off Honduras, you can aim a point-and-shoot camera in almost any direction and get a beautiful picture. Skies are wide expanses of blue. Water is a transparent turquoise. Beaches are the classic smooth white, edged by lush growths of palms.

Even if you are no shutterbug, you will find many things to do. Water activities include diving, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins. If you prefer to stay dry, you can tour the reef in a glass-bottom boat, go into town to shop for island crafts, or see the butterfly and floral gardens.
 
Dec 20, Thursday
Cozumel, Mexico » 9 am 4 pm
 

Just 11 miles off the eastern coast of Mexico lies Cozumel, the country's largest island and the gem of the Caribbean for water sports. Relax and bask in the sun on pristine palm-lined beaches or snorkel amid intricate coral formations at nearby Palancar Reef. On the island's west coast lies the bustling town of San Miguel, which boasts deluxe hotels, inviting shops and tempting restaurants.

Off the island of Cozumel is Playa del Carmen, your gateway to the Mayan mysteries of the intriguing Yucatán. Inland lies Cobá, a splendid reminder of a civilization that existed thousands of years ago. Closer at hand lies Tulum, a massive fortress built in 564 AD and the only Mayan site to overlook the Caribbean Sea.

 
Dec 21, Friday
Cruising the Gulf of Mexico »
 

 

 
Dec 22, Saturday
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA » Disembark am

 

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

 

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Ports

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.

Costa Maya

Belize City

Off the coast of Belize lies the second longest reef in the world. Needless to say, snorkel and dive opportunities abound here. You can also experience wildlife on dry land with a visit to the famous Belize Zoo, or take to the jungle with a flight to the amazing Mayan ruins of neighboring Guatemala.

Country - Belize
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 4kms
Currency - Belizean Dollar (BZD)

Places of Interest
Mayan Ruins, Belize Museum, Zoo, Cave Rafting

Roatan Island

Cozumel

Cozumel, the “Island of Swallows,” lies just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and is Mexico’s only Caribbean island. She is world-renowned for scuba diving and boasts over 100 dive sites within a three mile radius of the coastline. Visitors flock to Cozumel for her dazzling white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, which are home to an amazing variety of colorful fish. Naturally, snorkeling is also a very popular pastime here

Country - Mexico
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 1kms
Currency - Mexican Pesos (MXD)

Places of Interest
Reef Diving, Scuba, Snorkeling

 

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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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