See the lush, rolling green peaks and exquisite beaches of the Marquesas beneath the Southern Cross.
|20/03/18||Rangiroa, French Polynesia||08:00AM||06:00PM|
|21/03/18||Fakarava, French Polynesia||08:00AM||06:00PM|
|23/03/18||Nuku Hiva, Marquesa Islands||08:00AM||Overnight|
|24/03/18||Nuku Hiva, Marquesa Islands||03:00PM|
|30/03/18||Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile||12:00PM||Overnight|
|31/03/18||Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile||05:30PM|
|04/04/18||Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile||12:00PM||07:00PM|
|06/04/18||Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile||06:00AM|
- 19 night cruise Papeete to Valparaiso aboard Crystal Symphony
- Acclaimed dining in up to seven dining venues
- Unlimited select fine wines, champagnes & premium spirits
- All gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
- Evening of speciality dining at Prego, and Nobu Matsuhisa’s culinary venue (once per venue)
- 24-hour room service
- Unlimited Wi-Fi/Internet Access
- Port charges and government fees
(Flights are additional)
19 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete to Valparaiso aboard Crystal Symphony.
It begins the moment you embark. An immersion into luxurious wonder. An extraordinary sense of well-being. The Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities feature grand lounges, a full-service fitness facility, exciting casino, a lavish spa, expansive decks, a swimming pool with an extra-large Jacuzzi, award-winning cuisine and entertainment. To top it off, exquisitely-appointed staterooms, more than half of which offer private verandahs. Considered to be the finest shipboard staff afloat, it is their goal to anticipate your every need and to make this a vacation to remember.
Highlights of this cruise:
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is by no means a sleepy town. With an international airport, wide waterfront-boulevard and new buildings, it boasts all the modern trappings of civilization. Its engaging atmosphere is vibrantly alive, a marvelous potpourri of European manner and carefree island ways. A few steps from our pier, boutiques and galleries abound as Tahitian shopkeepers dressed in bright paréos greet customers with a welcoming iaorana. The nearby open-air market is a bustle of activity. Away from the clamor of town are peaceful fern grottos, tiny villages tucked in verdant valleys and ancient sacred maraes.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
The second largest atoll in the world, Rangiroa is not only a beautiful Polynesian escape, it is also a renowned dive destination. Below the surface of turquoise waters is a fascinating world of colorful fish, who fearlessly swim next to their human visitors, making the two-legged, snorkel-wearing creatures a temporary part of the ecosystem. On land, working pearl farms, quiet villages and secluded resorts entice guests to become a part of a culture that values neighborly friendliness and relaxation.
Fakarava, French Polynesia
At only 37 miles long and 13 miles wide, the roughly rectangular shaped atoll of Fakarava has little land to its name. But as anyone who has visited French Polynesia will tell you, the land, however beautiful, is only a small part (literally) of the destination’s appeal. Fakarava boasts an expansive and deep lagoon accessed by Passe Garuae, the widest pass in all of French Polynesia. The second pass, Tumakohua, located at the southern end of the lagoon, is reputed to be the most beautiful in the Tuamotu group of isles, and claims to have the largest concentration of gray reef sharks in the world. Do any amount of snorkeling, diving or simple sightseeing and you will understand why Fakarava is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
Lush, rolling green hills, exquisite black and white sand beaches, stoic stone tikis and dramatic waterfalls inspired Herman Melville's "Typee"; they remain virtually unchanged today.
Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is a triangular-shaped speck of volcanic rock in the center of the South Pacific, covering a mere 45 square miles in area. It lies over 2,000 miles from the nearest population center (Tahiti to the west and Chile to the east), making it one of the most isolated places on Earth. Although called Rapa Nui by the Polynesians, it was later renamed Easter Island by the Dutch explorer Admiral Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered the island on Easter day in 1722. This remote island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations has puzzled scientists and historians alike. Why did the island's ancient inhabitants sculpt hundreds of colossal stone moais from volcanic stone, transport them from quarry to coast, and raise them on stone ahu (platforms)? How did the Polynesians first come to this tiny volcanic outpost, the most remote inhabited island on earth, and what lessons can we learn from their legacy? To this day, there are still no proven answers to these and many other haunting and unexplained mysteries. Crystal Cruises is pleased to offer you this unique look at one of the Pacific's most remote and rarely visited destinations.
Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Positioned in the South Pacific Ocean 416 miles west of San Antonio, Chile, Robinson Crusoe Island has a storied history, quite literally. Sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned here from 1704 to 1709, living in solitude with only a musket, gunpowder, tools and other basic items to keep him alive and well. His story inspired Daniel Dafoe to write Robinson Crusoe in 1719. In 1966, the Chilean government changed the island’s name, formerly Más Tierra (“Closer to Land”), to Robinson Crusoe Island. A story of your own unfolds during your visit, inspired not only by the island’s novelistic associations but also its superb natural beauty and astounding variety of wildlife. Declared a National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the island has 61 times more native plant species than the Galapagos and 13 times more birds. Scuba diving in Chile’s clearest waters with visibility of more than 65 feet offers a striking look at unique marine life. On land, you might spy the Juan Fernández hummingbird, the rare, cinnamon-orange bird found only on this legendary isle.
Valparaíso, the "Vale of Paradise," has a population of almost 300,000 and is Chile's principal seaport and home to Chile's Congress. It climbs a crescent of 45 hills creating a maze of alleys, winding streets, connecting stairs and funicular railways. The port and business center lies at the foot of the hills, in a narrow belt of flatland. Having experienced the rich culture and history of this popular port city, you will realize how ingenuity has transformed this abrupt stretch of coastline into one of the world's most picturesque and famous port cities.
Nearby lies flower-bedecked Viña del Mar, where the wealthy and powerful come to play in the sun and at the casino. And just 20 minutes from Valparaíso, this beach resort city, also popularly known as the "Garden City," boasts white-sand beaches, notable museums and a variety of carefully designed parks and beautiful public spaces.
Farther afield, the churches, colonial grandeur and sophistication of Santiago beckon for exploration and discovery.
Terms and Conditions
Book Now Fares are cruise-only, per person, in NZ$ (subject to currency fluctuations), based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, and include taxes, fees and port charges. Book Now Cruise-Only fare applies to category E1 on Crystal Symphony. Solo Fares are available upon request. Crystal Cruises offers each guest the opportunity to dine at least once on a complimentary basis in Prego and at least once in Nobu Matsuhisa's culinary venue. Additional reservations or visits (i.e walk-ins) are subject to a $30 per person fee, subject to availability. Optional dining in the Vintage Room attracts an additional fee. Cruise only fare does not include land programs or Crystal Adventures. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled and subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares, itineraries, programs, policies and shore excursions are subject to change. Restrictions apply. For complete Terms & Conditions, visit crystalcruises.com/legal. For more information see your House of Travel Agent. HOT Code: CRS260817-Crystal