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Singapore/Hong Kong
13-night South China Sea Collection Cruise
April 26, 2019
Crystal Cruises®: Crystal Symphony®
Singapore/Hong Kong
Vacation Offer ID 1262377
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Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - $500 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - $500 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Bangkok - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Ho Chi Minh City- Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Chan May - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
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Cruise Theme: Crystal Wine & Food Festival

Crystal's critically-acclaimed celebration of the culinary arts continues to attract the world’s top chefs, wine experts and mixologists.

Cruise line theme is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value, Exclusive Amenities and an Experienced Personable Host on board to ensure your cruise is more enjoyable.

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 Add-Ons

  • 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
13-night South China Sea Collection Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore
Highlights:
  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, if guests can walk a short
distance to board the bumboat when wheelchair must be foldable to fit into the minivan.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned at above itinerary, other than specified as included.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 02 hours

Highlights

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Advisory

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Itinerary details

• Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall
• Sultan Mosque
• Malay Heritage Centre
• Esplanade
• Anderson Bridge
• National Gallery
• St Andrew’s Cathedral
• Kampung Glam
• Street Art
• Quaint Shophouses
• Kopi Break

Storyteller Shophouse Visits (meet the people that make this area famous for it’s scents, fabrics, and food!)

Note:
• Approximate duration: 02 hours 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 04 hours

Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Notes:

• Tour duration: 04 hours
• Operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
• Accessible Vehicle: Car or van
• The tour includes some food sampling, including a local breakfast and desserts. Please inform your guide if you would like to skip or substitute any item. Tour also includes visiting a wet market where various types of meat, including the killing of animals, may be seen. Discretion is advised
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour includes at least 2.5 hours of walking
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 3.5 hours

The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Notes:

• Availability: Preferably morning but afternoon still available. The market visit will be substituted if it’s closed for spring cleaning.
• Duration: 3.5 hours
• Including some food sampling
04/26/2019 04/26/2019
Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore
Highlights:
  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, if guests can walk a short
distance to board the bumboat when wheelchair must be foldable to fit into the minivan.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned at above itinerary, other than specified as included.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 02 hours

Highlights

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Advisory

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Itinerary details

• Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall
• Sultan Mosque
• Malay Heritage Centre
• Esplanade
• Anderson Bridge
• National Gallery
• St Andrew’s Cathedral
• Kampung Glam
• Street Art
• Quaint Shophouses
• Kopi Break

Storyteller Shophouse Visits (meet the people that make this area famous for it’s scents, fabrics, and food!)

Note:
• Approximate duration: 02 hours 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 04 hours

Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Notes:

• Tour duration: 04 hours
• Operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
• Accessible Vehicle: Car or van
• The tour includes some food sampling, including a local breakfast and desserts. Please inform your guide if you would like to skip or substitute any item. Tour also includes visiting a wet market where various types of meat, including the killing of animals, may be seen. Discretion is advised
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour includes at least 2.5 hours of walking
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 3.5 hours

The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Notes:

• Availability: Preferably morning but afternoon still available. The market visit will be substituted if it’s closed for spring cleaning.
• Duration: 3.5 hours
• Including some food sampling
04/27/2019 04/27/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
04/28/2019 04/28/2019
Koh Samui

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Around Samui Island Tour – 5 hours - Koh Samui
Highlights:
  • You will see the attraction of Ko Samui with its variety of special highlights.
  • Your Samui experience will begin at the top temple of Wat Phra Yai, (Big Buddha), 12 meter gold statue of the Lord Buddha.  
  • Stop at Lad Koh Viewpoint
  • Southern side of the island to see the marvelous yet strange natural formation of massive sculptures
  • Visit Wat Kunaram, where you will pay homage to the monk Loung Por Daeng who is mummified in a shrine on the island.
  • The refreshment stop at Na Muang Waterfall provides impressive views of the 30 meter cascade to a natural pool below.
 
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can operate: morning and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Nathon Pier (Koh Samui)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the tour program
  • Items of personal nature and expense
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
04/29/2019 08:00 AM 04/29/2019 04:00 PM
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Private Car & Driver

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (9 Hour) - Provided by A&K Thailand

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Bangkok. Experience the ancient beauty of Old Bangkok during this splendid full-day orientation tour of the city.

Your tour of Old Bangkok will begin with a stop at Wat Suthat, easily identified by the famous giant swing in front of the temple. During your visit, you will see a renowned collection of old murals from the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851) housed inside the main building, along with a splendid array of gilded Buddha images.

After lunch on your own, enjoy a sightseeing drive past the Democracy Monument, Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple, National Museum, Sacred City Pillar, Wat Pho Reclining Buddha Temple, and various government offices.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 9 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (8 Hour) - Provided by A&K Thailand

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Tour – 4.5 hours - Laem Chabang
Highlights:
  • The Sanctuary of Truth
  • Pattaya View Point  

Tour Duration: 4.30 hours

Tour can operate: morning  and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
04/30/2019 07:00 AM 04/30/2019 06:00 PM
Sihanoukville

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kampot Tour – 9 hours - Sihanoukville
Highlights:
  • Pepper farm
  • Local market (traditional market)
  • French colonial buildings
  • Local seafood lunch
  • Fishing village
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Sihanoukville Port
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with Entrance Fees as per your program
  • Dock permission fee
  • Meals: Seafood Set Menu Lunch at Local restaurant
(One first drink is included either One Soft drink OR One bottle of water OR One local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages during meal that didn’t mention
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 11:00 PM
At Sea
05/02/2019 05/02/2019
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Private Car & Driver

Ho Chi Minh City - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (4 Hour) - Provided by Trails of IndoChina

Ho Chi Minh City Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient.”

You will then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda, established in the early 1900s, to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th Century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.

Then, wind your way to Archbishop's Palace, with a more than two hundred-year old prayer house, for an outside visit of the home for the first French Catholic missionary. You will gain an overview of the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th Century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities, which used to be the 11th Infantry Regiment colonial military barracks, for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh.

Your last stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge, in the 1960s for a drink and to watch a 10-minute movie about Saigon back in the day.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

· Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours

  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

· Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water

  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Ho Chi Minh City - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (4 Hour) - Provided by Trails of IndoChina

Ho Chi Minh City At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

· Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours

  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

· Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water

  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
05/03/2019 08:30 AM 05/03/2019
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Private Car & Driver

Ho Chi Minh City - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (4 Hour) - Provided by Trails of IndoChina

Ho Chi Minh City Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient.”

You will then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda, established in the early 1900s, to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th Century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.

Then, wind your way to Archbishop's Palace, with a more than two hundred-year old prayer house, for an outside visit of the home for the first French Catholic missionary. You will gain an overview of the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th Century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities, which used to be the 11th Infantry Regiment colonial military barracks, for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh.

Your last stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge, in the 1960s for a drink and to watch a 10-minute movie about Saigon back in the day.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

· Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours

  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

· Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water

  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Ho Chi Minh City - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (4 Hour) - Provided by Trails of IndoChina

Ho Chi Minh City At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

· Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours

  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

· Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water

  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
05/04/2019 05/04/2019 03:00 PM
At Sea
05/05/2019 05/05/2019
Chan May

Private Car & Driver

Chan May - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (8 Hour) - Provided by Destination Asia

Chan May Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Hue. Departing the port, enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal road, bordering the brilliant blue East Sea.

Upon arrival in Hue, you will visit the Citadel, the magnificent court of the Nguyen emperors. Completed in 1832, the Royal Citadel of Hue occupies almost 1,000 acres of land, with stone ramparts standing over 20 feet high and huge Ngo Mon Gates. During the Vietnam War, some of the most intense fighting occurred in this region, leaving many buildings destroyed or damaged. Declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the Citadel has undergone extensive restoration. See the vast, wing-roofed Thai Hoa Palace and the ornate Imperial Library with detailed ceramic sculptures decorating its roof. Visit the Forbidden Purple City, once the inner, exclusive domain of the emperors.

Then, continue along the Perfume River to the elegant Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most beautiful architectural structures in Vietnam. The pagoda represents the finest in Buddhist design.

You will have time for a lunch of traditional Vietnamese dishes at a local restaurant on your own. Then, you will proceed to the Tomb of Tu Duc, the emperor of Vietnam for more than 35 years. Hidden behind an octagonal stone wall is the monarch's sepulcher, surrounded by a pavilion and temple, and guarded by stone sculptures of elephants, horses and soldiers.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Chan May - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (8 Hour) - Provided by Destination Asia

Chan May At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hoi An’s Countryside & Ancient Town – 8 hours - Chan May
Highlights:
  • Visit Cam Thanh Village by Bicycle
  • Experiencing the Rural Life with rice fields and local villages
  • Hoi An Ancient Town walking tour
  • Shopping in Hoi An

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Chan May Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guide
  • Bicycle and safety helmet
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) : Lunch
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
05/06/2019 08:00 AM 05/06/2019 08:00 PM
At Sea
05/07/2019 05/07/2019
Hong Kong

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours
Half-day tour to New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village

Added Value
  • Sam Tung Uk Museum
  • Tai Po Old Market & Man Mo Temple
  • & Moment: Fortune Telling
  • Lo Wai Walled Village
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers , restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours
Lamma Island Tour

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 8.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. This full-day guided tour will take you on a hike over the trails of Lamma Island. Discover the culture and traditions that have sprung from this unique fishing community and learn about the island’s rich history from our expert tour guide.

Our hike will follow the winding coastal path along the island and up the hillside for majestic views over the South China Sea and neighboring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. Lamma Island has been inhabited for over 6,000 years – this route will give you a glimpse into its past, from its abandoned banana plantations, ancestral graves, and old feng shui woods to a World War 2 Kamikaze tunnel and even, a centuries old Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the local goddess of the sea, that remains a place of prayer to this day.

We’ll stop for a fresh seafood lunch by the waterfront of Sok Kwu Wan village, before continuing to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan. Stroll through the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops and delight in the colorful bohemian community that has gradually become part of Lamma Island’s new culture.

Extra Information
• Please notify us of any medical conditions that we should be aware of. We will assume clients have their own medications for asthma or known illnesses.

• A walking tour of Lamma Island with a knowledgeable guide.

• A seafood lunch.

• All transportation to and from the meeting point

Weather
This experience takes place outdoors and may have to be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions, as assessed on a case by case basis. If the experience needs to be rescheduled, the instructor will inform all participants via phone call of the change. As a reference, a red or black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 3 or above would be unsuitable for walking experiences. Please note that the summer weather can also be very taxing.

Dress Code
Footwear: We recommend that you wear either robust walking shoes or trainers/sneakers. Casual sandals or open shoes are not suitable for trails, which can be rocky in places.

Clothing: Sun and rainfall can be intense and a hat is recommended. During the winter season (November – March) temperatures can drop with a chilling wind, so a sweater/ fleece is advisable. During the wet season (April – September) a waterproof jacket is recommended. In warmer months (May – October) it is advisable to carry a spare T–shirt or other garment to change into at the end of the hike.

Skin Protection: Suntan lotion should be used throughout the year and applied frequently during the hike. Insect repellant is not obligatory but advisable if you tend to attract insects.

Water: Please carry sufficient water for your own needs. In the warmer months, this may equate to one liter for every two hours of walking. Dehydration is a real risk on hot days. Choose mineralized rather than distilled water. Consider an electrolyte replacement drink as well.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a rich legacy, dating back to ancient China. Over the years, the practice has evolved into a holistic form of alternative medicine, aimed at maintaining overall health and wellness. In this 1.5 hour experience, open your eyes to the expansive world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and embrace an important part of Chinese culture that is often shrouded in mystery.

Tour a Chinese Medicine Clinic
This experience begins with a tour of a Chinese medicine clinic. Discover the curious mixture of medicinal herbs stored within the apothecary cabinet and learn about the properties and uses of some of the more popular herbs. You’ll learn about the history and evolution of TCM practice and find out what is involved in prescribing and preparing the powerful herbal concoctions.

A Private Chinese Medicine Consultation
You will then have a private consultation with Dr. Guo Yue Feng, a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner with over 30 years of experience. By examining your tongue, taking your pulse and temperature, and studying other external indicators, like your complexion and muscle tone, he will identify the imbalances in your body.

The consultation is complemented by a session with a TCM nutritionist, to determine your body constitution. You will receive advice on how to rebalance yourself, including tips on the best foods to eat and the lifestyle changes needed to remedy your symptoms and strengthen your body.

Experience a Chinese Medicine Treatment
Once diagnosed, you will have a choice of one of the following TCM treatments:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing system, where fine needles are inserted into the key blood channels   to stimulate the free flow of energy (Qi) movement through your body.

Cupping Therapy

Heated cups are placed on targeted parts of the body. Pressure is then applied to create    suction on those areas. In the process, toxins are released and blood flow is increased

Gua Sha

Meaning ‘to scrape the skin’, Gua Sha involves the use of a smooth flat object, like a spoon,   to apply broad, scraping strokes to the body. This treatment can stimulate the immune    system and relieve pain.

Herbal Steaming

This treatment allows the body to absorb the benefits of medicinal herbs through steam,    leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Extra Information

There is no minimum age for this experience but adult supervision is required to children under the age of 12.

Get the most out of your experience by being fully prepared!

1. Know what song(s) you want to sing and let the studio know two weeks in advance, so they can provide the backing track for your selected song(s). Maximum 5 songs.

2. Choose a picture or a photograph for your CD cover and decide what you want to name your CD.

3. Bring the lyrics for your chosen song just in case you forget the words!

4. Please raise your requests regarding recording, mixing, and song order to your sound engineer at the studio. Any requests rose after your experience session will not be accepted.

Notes:
• This experience offers you a chance to have fun with music recording at a professional recording studio. The quality of music produced in this experience may not be comparable to professional music quality as your recorded tracks will be only be professionally edited but not does not include auto-tuning (vocal pitch adjustment). The music produced must not be used for commercial purposes. If you are providing your own backing track, please make sure you have the legal rights for the music

• Approximate duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 hours for Medical Experience plus transportation)

Dress Code
You are recommended to wear loose fitting clothes.

Suitability
• This experience is suitable for anyone.

• Pregnant women are advised to seek the approval of their doctor prior to undergoing any Chinese medicine treatments. 
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class 
 
Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 3.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. We go to a local Wet Market and see how local people doing their purchasing food stuffs before they do their cooking. Drive to Cooking Class venue after the short visit. Discover Chinese Dim Sum-cooking in this 2-hour private Chinese Cooking Class!

Learn to make traditional Chinese snacks during this Dim Sum Cooking Class. Experience the pleasure of handcrafting bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts and savory spring rolls under the direction of your expert chef. Gain a deeper understanding of the flavors and techniques that make this cuisine flavorful and unique, and put your imagination to work while fashioning marine animals from some of the ingredients! Try your hand at each new creation at private chef’s table, where you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions to create each dish. Your friendly chefs will continue to cook and create while you’re at work to insure your dim sum meal is supplemented with other traditional dishes. Once the class is complete, enjoy your dim sum – along with other dishes created by your chefs! Four kinds of Dim Sum will be practiced during 2 hours class: Chinese Bun, Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling and Spring Rolls that includes chef-prepared snacks such as steamed dumplings and buns. Receive a Certificate to take home with you!

Notes:
• Aprons will be provided

• Approximate duration: 3.5 hours (In the afternoon only)
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Hong Kong

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours
Half-day tour to New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village

Added Value
  • Sam Tung Uk Museum
  • Tai Po Old Market & Man Mo Temple
  • & Moment: Fortune Telling
  • Lo Wai Walled Village
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers , restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours
Lamma Island Tour

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 8.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. This full-day guided tour will take you on a hike over the trails of Lamma Island. Discover the culture and traditions that have sprung from this unique fishing community and learn about the island’s rich history from our expert tour guide.

Our hike will follow the winding coastal path along the island and up the hillside for majestic views over the South China Sea and neighboring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. Lamma Island has been inhabited for over 6,000 years – this route will give you a glimpse into its past, from its abandoned banana plantations, ancestral graves, and old feng shui woods to a World War 2 Kamikaze tunnel and even, a centuries old Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the local goddess of the sea, that remains a place of prayer to this day.

We’ll stop for a fresh seafood lunch by the waterfront of Sok Kwu Wan village, before continuing to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan. Stroll through the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops and delight in the colorful bohemian community that has gradually become part of Lamma Island’s new culture.

Extra Information
• Please notify us of any medical conditions that we should be aware of. We will assume clients have their own medications for asthma or known illnesses.

• A walking tour of Lamma Island with a knowledgeable guide.

• A seafood lunch.

• All transportation to and from the meeting point

Weather
This experience takes place outdoors and may have to be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions, as assessed on a case by case basis. If the experience needs to be rescheduled, the instructor will inform all participants via phone call of the change. As a reference, a red or black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 3 or above would be unsuitable for walking experiences. Please note that the summer weather can also be very taxing.

Dress Code
Footwear: We recommend that you wear either robust walking shoes or trainers/sneakers. Casual sandals or open shoes are not suitable for trails, which can be rocky in places.

Clothing: Sun and rainfall can be intense and a hat is recommended. During the winter season (November – March) temperatures can drop with a chilling wind, so a sweater/ fleece is advisable. During the wet season (April – September) a waterproof jacket is recommended. In warmer months (May – October) it is advisable to carry a spare T–shirt or other garment to change into at the end of the hike.

Skin Protection: Suntan lotion should be used throughout the year and applied frequently during the hike. Insect repellant is not obligatory but advisable if you tend to attract insects.

Water: Please carry sufficient water for your own needs. In the warmer months, this may equate to one liter for every two hours of walking. Dehydration is a real risk on hot days. Choose mineralized rather than distilled water. Consider an electrolyte replacement drink as well.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a rich legacy, dating back to ancient China. Over the years, the practice has evolved into a holistic form of alternative medicine, aimed at maintaining overall health and wellness. In this 1.5 hour experience, open your eyes to the expansive world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and embrace an important part of Chinese culture that is often shrouded in mystery.

Tour a Chinese Medicine Clinic
This experience begins with a tour of a Chinese medicine clinic. Discover the curious mixture of medicinal herbs stored within the apothecary cabinet and learn about the properties and uses of some of the more popular herbs. You’ll learn about the history and evolution of TCM practice and find out what is involved in prescribing and preparing the powerful herbal concoctions.

A Private Chinese Medicine Consultation
You will then have a private consultation with Dr. Guo Yue Feng, a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner with over 30 years of experience. By examining your tongue, taking your pulse and temperature, and studying other external indicators, like your complexion and muscle tone, he will identify the imbalances in your body.

The consultation is complemented by a session with a TCM nutritionist, to determine your body constitution. You will receive advice on how to rebalance yourself, including tips on the best foods to eat and the lifestyle changes needed to remedy your symptoms and strengthen your body.

Experience a Chinese Medicine Treatment
Once diagnosed, you will have a choice of one of the following TCM treatments:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing system, where fine needles are inserted into the key blood channels   to stimulate the free flow of energy (Qi) movement through your body.

Cupping Therapy

Heated cups are placed on targeted parts of the body. Pressure is then applied to create    suction on those areas. In the process, toxins are released and blood flow is increased

Gua Sha

Meaning ‘to scrape the skin’, Gua Sha involves the use of a smooth flat object, like a spoon,   to apply broad, scraping strokes to the body. This treatment can stimulate the immune    system and relieve pain.

Herbal Steaming

This treatment allows the body to absorb the benefits of medicinal herbs through steam,    leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Extra Information

There is no minimum age for this experience but adult supervision is required to children under the age of 12.

Get the most out of your experience by being fully prepared!

1. Know what song(s) you want to sing and let the studio know two weeks in advance, so they can provide the backing track for your selected song(s). Maximum 5 songs.

2. Choose a picture or a photograph for your CD cover and decide what you want to name your CD.

3. Bring the lyrics for your chosen song just in case you forget the words!

4. Please raise your requests regarding recording, mixing, and song order to your sound engineer at the studio. Any requests rose after your experience session will not be accepted.

Notes:
• This experience offers you a chance to have fun with music recording at a professional recording studio. The quality of music produced in this experience may not be comparable to professional music quality as your recorded tracks will be only be professionally edited but not does not include auto-tuning (vocal pitch adjustment). The music produced must not be used for commercial purposes. If you are providing your own backing track, please make sure you have the legal rights for the music

• Approximate duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 hours for Medical Experience plus transportation)

Dress Code
You are recommended to wear loose fitting clothes.

Suitability
• This experience is suitable for anyone.

• Pregnant women are advised to seek the approval of their doctor prior to undergoing any Chinese medicine treatments. 
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class 
 
Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 3.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. We go to a local Wet Market and see how local people doing their purchasing food stuffs before they do their cooking. Drive to Cooking Class venue after the short visit. Discover Chinese Dim Sum-cooking in this 2-hour private Chinese Cooking Class!

Learn to make traditional Chinese snacks during this Dim Sum Cooking Class. Experience the pleasure of handcrafting bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts and savory spring rolls under the direction of your expert chef. Gain a deeper understanding of the flavors and techniques that make this cuisine flavorful and unique, and put your imagination to work while fashioning marine animals from some of the ingredients! Try your hand at each new creation at private chef’s table, where you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions to create each dish. Your friendly chefs will continue to cook and create while you’re at work to insure your dim sum meal is supplemented with other traditional dishes. Once the class is complete, enjoy your dim sum – along with other dishes created by your chefs! Four kinds of Dim Sum will be practiced during 2 hours class: Chinese Bun, Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling and Spring Rolls that includes chef-prepared snacks such as steamed dumplings and buns. Receive a Certificate to take home with you!

Notes:
• Aprons will be provided

• Approximate duration: 3.5 hours (In the afternoon only)
05/09/2019 05/09/2019
Crystal Cruises®: Crystal Symphony®
With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the world's most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. The hallmarks of Crystal - legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices - have earned Crystal Symphony international recognition. 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. This stylish and contemporary vessel is your home away from home as you travel the globe.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
1995
Year Refurbished
2006
Year Entered Present Fleet
1995
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
51044
Guests (Lowers)
900
Total Guests
922
Passenger Decks
8
Number of Crew
566
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
450
Suites
105
Balconies
148
Ocean/River View
197
Interior
Accessible
35
If you believe that the journey is the adventure, then the fabulously carefree days at sea are sure to inspire the most meaningful stories. Mornings of yoga and Pilates, a rejuvenating hot stone massage, or a jog around the Promenade Deck. Afternoons quenching your curiosities about digital filmmaking at the Creative Learning Institute, sampling rare wines at a tasting, traditional afternoon tea every afternoon in the Pam Court, or mastering our technology skills on 27" iMacs® - conveniently dual platform for Mac and PC users - at the Computer University@Sea. Perhaps you'll attend an intriguing lecture or a lively dance class, practice your hand at painting, or perfect your golf game using TaylorMade® clubs at a PGA pro-hosted clinic. With Crystal, the choices are as endless as the sea.
Tipping Policy
With Crystal’s all-inclusive cruising, complimentary gratuities for housekeeping (Penthouse Butler, Penthouse Attendant, Stateroom Attendant and Trainee Stateroom Attendants), bar and dining staff (including specialty restaurants and in-room dining service staff) are included.

If you would like to present gratuities for other service personnel, please do so at your discretion, or if you have any questions regarding gratuities, please contact the Reception Desk on board.

Crystal suggests an 18% gratuity for Crystal Spa & Salon services, which will be automatically added to your bill and charged to your shipboard account for your convenience.

Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access

    All Crystal guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access for the duration of their voyage. New SpeedNet accelerators and recabled network technologies will make it easier than ever to stay connected with friends, family and business associates as you travel the world. Crystal Connect is an exclusive guest portal and digital app that allows guests to access the Internet directly from laptops, tablets and smartphones. From here, you can surf the web, browse the ships’ daily newsletter, access dozens of international news services, book spa appointments and Crystal Adventures shore excursions, and more. Aboard both ships, guests will also enjoy Crystal’s innovative Computer University@Sea®, a dedicated venue with 27” Macintosh computers offering complimentary instructional programs and classes

    Please note: It is not possible to connect a laptop through the shipboard phone system directly to any phone number ashore for dial-up services. Skype, iChat, Facetime, and other similar services are not available on board.

    Computer University@Sea Facilities

    The popular Computer University@Sea program is offered on all cruises. CU@Sea provides e-mail services, internet access, group and individual instruction on use of a PC, extensive enrichment course offerings, and digital camera support. Complimentary classes allow you to master new technologies with Mac OS or Windows on 27" Apple computers, and each ship has at least 25 state-of-the-art workstations. Details on CU@Sea programs, classes and hours are listed in the onboard daily newsletter Reflections. Internet Fees apply for internet access.

    Laptop Rentals

    Rental PC laptops are available for guests' use on board for a nominal daily charge. From these specially configured computers you can access the Internet, as well as your shipboard e-mail from your stateroom. The current schedule of charges is available on board.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Crystal Cruises is unable to accommodate women past their 24th week of pregnancy.

  • Smoking Policy
    Crystal Cruises kindly asks all guests to observe the non-smoking areas on board which have been created for the comfort and enjoyment of everyone.

    Indoor smoking is permitted only in the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. Smoking is prohibited in all other indoor areas of the ship including all other public rooms, lounges, corridors and restaurants, as well as all staterooms, suites and verandahs. Please note, if smoke is detected in a stateroom or suite, a cleaning fee of $250 per incident will be billed to your account.

    Outdoor smoking is allowed in a limited number of designated spaces as follows:

    Cigarette Smoking (including electronic cigarettes):

    • Decks 11, 10, 9, and 8 Aft
    • Seahorse pool area, port side only
    • Promenade Deck

    Cigar and Pipe Smoking:

    • Decks 11, 10, 9, and 8 Aft

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guest requiring a special diet, including any food allergies, or needing specific food items during their cruise, should submit a written dietary request to the Onboard Guest Services Department, either by fax at (310)785-3975 or via email to onboardgstsvcs@crystalcruises.com, at least 90 days (3 months) prior to sailing. Guests must confirm arrangements with the Food and Beverage staff on the day of embarkation. There may be a charge for some special requests, as well as any applicable shipping fees.

    A wide choice of pre-packaged kosher-certified meals, including meats, seafood and poultry, as well as white and red kosher wines, is available on a limited basis, on every itinerary. All chefs, kitchen and dining staff have been trained in kosher food preparation, handling and servicing. Only kosher pots, pans and utensils are used, and plates, silverware and glassware are washed separately. Due to limited provisioning resources, the number of guests per cruise who may partake in a kosher-style program is restricted to 20. Guests whose diet requires, or who wish to dine kosher-style, must provide Crystal Cruises with advance notice at the time of the initial reservation, and no less than 90 days prior to sailing. Crystal will do all they can to ensure guests' needs are met. Due to limited availability, kosher-style dining is subject to confirmation from Crystal Cruises.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests with any disability, including those primarily confined to wheelchairs or scooters, are medically oxygen dependent, are hearing impaired or use service animals, must notify Crystal Cruises at the time of booking as they may be required to submit forms for Release and Indemnity directly to Onboard Guest Services, by fax to 310-785-3975 or via email at onboardgstsvcs@crystalcruises.com, prior to sailing.

    For complete details and guidelines, guests who have special requirements, physical challenges or need oxygen should refer to the Onboard Accessibility Guide. If a guest would like a hard copy of the Onboard Accessibility Guide, they may request it through the Onboard Guest Services department.

    Guests must bring their own wheelchair or electric scooter that does not exceed 22" wide. Please note: Crystal Cruises reserves the right to limit the number of electric scooters on board.

    Crystal's ships were designed to be accessible for the physically challenged, with ramp access to most decks and public areas. Ships’ elevators can accommodate most wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or electrically-powered scooters that do not exceed 22" wide, allowing access to all public decks. It is strongly recommended that the guest be accompanied by a traveling companion for better access to all areas on and around both Crystal ships, as well as ashore.

    Certain staterooms offer extra-wide doors, fully wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and wheelchair-accessible closets with low-fitted hanging rods. Some suites offer limited wheelchair access to personal facilities. Staterooms and suites designated for guests with disabilities are subject to availability and must be reserved prior to boarding the ship.

    Going Ashore
    As some ports of call are anchorage ports and others may be challenging, certain physical conditions may preclude guests requiring wheelchairs or scooters from going ashore, especially in tender ports. This decision is made at the discretion of the ship’s Captain for safety reasons and is binding.

    The onboard Shore Excursions staff is able to assist with recommendations on which Crystal Adventures tours, if any, are best suited for guests with physical challenges or disabilities.

    Additional conditions may apply and should be discussed in detail with Onboard Guest Services at time of booking.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Casino
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Movie Theater
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Exclusive Amenities
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Dancing
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • Café/Coffee Bar
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Ice Cream Bar
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Communications
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    A trained physician and medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. The professional services of this staff, as well as certain medications, are available on board at reasonable costs. Guests requiring ongoing medication, or having specific dietary needs, are advised to bring an ample supply of medication or dietary supplements with them in their carry-on luggage.
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Golf Cages and/or Golf Simulator
  • Jogging Track
  • Mini-Golf
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Personal Training
  • Ping Pong
  • Putting Greens
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Steam Room
  • Weight Machines
  • Weight Training
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction
Children and Teens
  • Babysitters Available
    On all sailings and depending on demand, in-stateroom babysitting services for children 1 year and older are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Fees apply. Arrangements can be made through the Concierge located at the Reception Desk.
  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Seasonal Children's Program
    Crystal ships feature a fully supervised Junior Activities program for kids between the ages of 3 and 17 on Holiday voyages and nearly all summer sailings, each with dedicated play areas for both young kids and teens. Children are supervised during their activities with the Junior Activities Directors, and children with parents’ permission are free to come and go as they please. The Junior Activities program is not intended to be utilized as a babysitting service or daycare facility. Children under the age of the 3 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Youth Counselor Staff

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of November 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Crystal Penthouse with Verandah (CP) Call for Price
Crystal Penthouse with Verandah
  • Category: CP
  • Deck 10 - Penthouse Deck
  • Square Feet: 982 sq. ft / 91.23 sq. m. (with verandah)
Spacious living room; Dining area; Guest bathroom; Large bedroom; King-size bed or twin beds, and third berth; Master bathroom with Jacuzzi® and ocean view; Separate shower; Bidet; Walk-in closet; Large private verandah; CD player; DVD player; Large flat-screen TV; Refrigerator; Security safe; Cordless phone; Data port for laptop computer hook-up; Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation; Complimentary soft drinks, beer, and bottled water in the room; Personal butler service; Total area: 982 sq.ft.
Penthouse Suite with Verandah (PS) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite with Verandah
  • Category: PS
  • Deck 10 - Penthouse Deck
  • Square Feet: 491 / 45.62 sq. m. (with verandah)
Spacious living area; Queen-size bed or twin beds, and third berth; Full Jacuzzi® bathtub; Separate shower; Bidet; Walk-in closet; Private verandah; CD player; Color TV with remote & DVD player; Refrigerator; Security safe; Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation; Complimentary soft drinks, beer, and bottled water in the room; Personal butler service; Total area: 491 sq.ft.
Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah (SP) Call for Price
Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah
  • Category: SP
  • Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck
  • Square Feet: 491 / 45.62 sq. m. (with verandah)
Penthouse with Verandah (PH) Call for Price
Penthouse with Verandah
  • Category: PH
  • Deck 10 - Penthouse Deck
  • Square Feet: 367 / 34.09 sq. m. (with verandah)
Sizeable living area; Queen-size bed or twin beds, and third berth; Full Jacuzzi® bathtub; Separate shower; Walk-in closet; Private verandah; Color TV with remote & DVD player; Refrigerator; Security safe; Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation; Complimentary soft drinks, beer, and bottled water in the room; Personal butler service; Total area: 367 sq.ft.
Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (SH) Call for Price
Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
  • Category: SH
  • Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck
  • Square Feet: 367 / 34.09 sq. m. (with verandah)
Penthouse Guarantee - Requires Full Payment (PG) Call for Price
  • Category: PG
  • Stateroom/Suite assignments, deck and location may not be requested; specific stateroom and suite assignments may not be assigned until 24 hours prior to cruise departure date
  • 100% payment is due at the end of the option period.  Options will not be extended.
  • Guarantee fares are not combinable with any promotions other than: Crystal Savings, Book Now Savings, and Crystal Society Milestone Redemption

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (A1) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • Category: A1
  • Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck
  • Square Feet: 246 sq. ft (with verandah)
Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah (A3) Call for Price
Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah
  • Category: A3
  • Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck
  • Square Feet: 246 sq. ft (with verandah)
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (B1) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • Category: B1
  • Deck 8 - Horizon Deck
  • Square Feet: 246 sq. ft (with verandah)
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (B2) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • Category: B2
  • Deck 8 - Horizon Deck
  • Square Feet: 246 sq. ft (with verandah)
Verandah Guarantee - Requires Full Payment (VG) Call for Price
  • Category: VG
  • Stateroom/Suite assignments, deck and location may not be requested; specific stateroom and suite assignments may not be assigned until 24 hours prior to cruise departure date
  • 100% payment is due at the end of the option period.  Options will not be extended.
  • Guarantee fares are not combinable with any promotions other than: Crystal Savings, Book Now Savings, and Crystal Society Milestone Redemption

Oceanview

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (C1) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window
  • Category: C1
  • Deck 8 - Horizon Deck
  • Deck 7 - Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 202
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (C2) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window
  • Category: C2
  • Deck 7 - Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 202
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (D) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window
  • Category: D
  • Deck 5 - Crystal Deck
  • Square Feet: 202
Deluxe Guarantee - Requires Full Payment (OG) Call for Price
  • Category: OG
  • Stateroom/Suite assignments, deck and location may not be requested; specific stateroom and suite assignments may not be assigned until 24 hours prior to cruise departure date
  • 100% payment is due at the end of the option period.  Options will not be extended.
  • Guarantee fares are not combinable with any promotions other than: Crystal Savings, Book Now Savings, and Crystal Society Milestone Redemption

Obstructed View

Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah (A2) Call for Price
Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah
  • Category: A2
  • Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck
  • Square Feet: 246 sq. ft (with verandah)
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view) (E1) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view)
  • Category: E1
  • Deck 8 - Horizon Deck
  • Deck 7 - Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 202
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view) (E2) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view)
  • Category: E2
  • Deck 8 - Horizon Deck
  • Square Feet: 202
Cruise port, security and handling fees of $520, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

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 full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 12 - Sun Deck
Deck 11 - Lido Deck
Deck 10 - Penthouse Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Crystal Penthouse with Verandah (CP)
  • Penthouse Suite with Verandah (PS)
  • Penthouse with Verandah (PH)
Deck 9 - Seabreeze Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah (SP)
  • Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (SH)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (A1)
  • Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah (A3)
  • Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah (A2)
Deck 8 - Horizon Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (B1)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (B2)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (C1)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view) (E1)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view) (E2)
Deck 7 - Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (C1)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (C2)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited or extremely limited view) (E1)
Deck 6 - Tiffany Deck
Deck 5 - Crystal Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (D)
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