A truly immersive exploration of the Last Frontier, this voyage has it all.
|24/06/18||Vancouver, BC. Canada||06:00PM|
|30/06/18||Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska||Scenic Cruising|
|03/07/18||Hubbard Glacier, Alaska||Scenic Cruising|
|05/07/18||Prince Rupert, BC. Canada||01:00PM||07:00PM|
|07/07/18||Victoria, BC. Canada||08:00AM||11:30PM|
|08/07/18||Vancouver, BC. Canada||08:00AM|
- 14 night cruise Vancouver roundtrip 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)
14 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver return 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.
A truly immersive exploration of the Last Frontier, this voyage has it all, from the UNESCO-majesty of Glacier Bay and the 300-foot wall of ice of Hubbard Glacier, to vast national parks filled with bald eagles and brown bears, gold-rush outposts and Inuit totem poles.
Highlights of this cruise:
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Although Ketchikan's Indian name means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle," it is also known as "Alaska's First City," so coined as it is frequently the first stop along the Inside Passage. Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan's rich Indian heritage, visit the world's largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel. Or, we welcome you to paddle a kayak on sheltered waters, take a floatplane to a remote mountain lake or try your hand at sportfishing. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time in "Alaska's First City," we're sure your visit will be a memorable one.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a town accessible only by air and sea. It was founded during the rush for gold in the 1880s and was named after Joe Juneau, the prospector who first discovered gold in this state. Today, much of its independent frontier atmosphere remains. The infamous and rowdy Red Dog Saloon coexists beside impressive modern office towers. It has a superb location, snuggled between the flanks of 3,600-foot Mt. Juneau and the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Mountains, glaciers and the sea are everywhere to be seen. Among its many attractions, Juneau is our gateway to the Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile river of ice that is Alaska's most accessible, and most photographed, glacier.
Discover the flavor of the gold rush era in Skagway. In its heyday, this atmospheric frontier town was the largest in Alaska. During the height of the gold boom, Skagway was known as the gateway to the goldfields, and its population went from 2 to 10,000 in a single year. At one time it boasted 80 saloons and was known as the "roughest town on earth." Although its population is now less than 1,000, its rip-roaring past will come alive as you stroll along Broadway or browse through the Trail of '98 Museum's outstanding collection of memorabilia.
The saying "location, location, location" has perhaps never fit a place more perfectly than the small town of Whittier. Sitting on a railroad at the head of a fjord, Whittier offered an ideal strategic location for the military, which set up shop here in the 1940s to protect Alaska.
Today, Whittier's position makes it a perfect gateway for adventures on the pristine waters of Prince William Sound. Glaciers are plentiful, as are sea otters, salmon and orcas. When you are not gazing in wonder at rivers of ice and the creatures of the sea, you can ponder the beauty of the Sound's dramatic shoreline and surrounding rainforest.
The Tlingit people gave Hoonah not only its name, which means “where the north wind doesn’t blow,” but also an interesting culture and history with roots going back hundreds of years. Today, carvings and totem sites, including the Huna Tribal House Carving Project in the middle of town, present local legends in fascinating color and detail. Located in Alaska’s panhandle 30 miles west of Juneau, Hoonah also offers an abundance of what this northerly clime is known for: scenery and wildlife. Pick your statistic and chances are Hoonah holds top honors. For instance, a record 161 humpback whales were identified near Hoonah in 2007. The current record-holding coho salmon was reeled in at the nearby Icy Strait, and a 440-pound world-record halibut was also caught in these environs. As for the area’s four-footed creatures, Chichagof Island (on which Hoonah is situated) is home to the world’s largest brown bear population. No matter how you look at it, Hoonah is a rugged paradise not to be missed.
The symmetrical cone of Mount Edgecumbe and countless green-tufted islands welcome Crystal Symphony to picturesque Sitka. In its heyday, it was referred to as the "Paris of the Pacific" and knew great prosperity. Although founded by Alexander Baranof in 1799, it wasn't until 1867, when Alaska was purchased by the United States, that the Stars and Stripes replaced the Russian flag. As Russia's former capital in the New World, Sitka still retains its exotic heritage, boasting proud architecture and unique historical sites.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
A spot of urban chic in the wilderness, Prince Rupert affords an appealing mix of stunning natural beauty and in-town amenities. Sport fishing, hiking and exceptional wildlife viewing can be experienced at close and easy proximity, with walks in the rainforest to be enjoyed without leaving city limits. Bend your head upwards to see eagles flying overhead, cast your eye across the horizon (or down one of the winding city streets) to glimpse deer, and join an excursion to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary to observe one of the densest populations of grizzlies in North America. A pretty waterfront bordering one of the deepest natural harbors in the world is not only functional with its ferries to Vancouver Island and other destinations but also quite inviting for a leisurely visit. Stroll, dine, and feast your eyes on the scenery, making memories of First Nations culture, railway and cannery history, and mist-frocked forests.
Victoria, British Columbia
Discovered by Captain Cook over two centuries ago, the lovely city of Victoria has successfully nurtured its English ambiance and heritage. Wonderful legacies are preserved with bright red double-decker buses and the delicious tradition of high tea.
Shops brim with tartans, china, silver and antiques. From the landmark Empress Hotel to the impressive Parliament Buildings, city streets are filled with gracious architecture. A glorious profusion of colorful flowers abounds within the hanging baskets on every lamppost and at the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Victoria is an atmospheric city which brims with old-world charm.
Prosperous and vibrant Vancouver is Canada's third-largest city and British Columbia's most cosmopolitan center. Enjoy exploring the restored Gastown district or discovering the intrigue of Chinatown. Seize this opportunity to sample delicacies from the sea, explore the North Shore and Stanley Park, the largest natural park of any city on the North American continent, and browse among shops and galleries in Granville Island. Blessed with an unsurpassed natural backdrop, Vancouver is set amid a gorgeous landscape of water and mountains. On a clear day, one can view rugged mountains, emerald-green parklands and the luminous sea from almost any vantage point.
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. The order of ports and/or itineraries may change due to permit specification at Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. For more information see your House of Travel Agent. HOT Code: CRS260817-Crystal