Thanksgiving Tropical Treasures

Sail to Ft Lauderdale and Los Angeles, Onboard Film & Theatre, Come See Crystal on Broadway
Nov 21 – Dec 7, 2018 / Ship: Crystal Serenity

Voyage Details

Experience the tropics with a twist on this unique itinerary combining the historical treasures of Cartagena, the eco-wonders of Caldera and the enchanting splendors of Cabo.

Date Ports Arrival Depart
Sep 09, Sunday Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy 6:00 PM
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.
Sep 10, Monday Naples, Italy 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Naples, the center of southern Italian commerce, is located on the scenic Bay of Naples. View a moment frozen in time at the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, ancient cities buried by an eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius.
Sep 11, Tuesday Sicily/Catania, Italy 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
On a fertile plain surrounded by mountain slopes and the sea, Catania, the economic center of Sicily’s richest area is nestled snugly in a hollow. Once an important Greek and Roman colony, it is now a thriving commercial and industrial center. Though the city sometimes appears chaotic, it retains a certain beauty in the graceful elegance of its old buildings.
Above the city rises Europe’s largest volcano, mighty Mt. Etna. North, along the coast, picturesque Taormina beckons one and all.
Sep 12 – Sep 13 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
Your Story at Sea
Adventure. Romance. Discovery.
Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?
Sep 14, Friday Ashdod, Israel 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
A tidy planned community built on golden dunes, Ashdod is southern Israel’s only Mediterranean harbor. Yet this new city has fabulously ancient roots: Ashdod is mentioned in the Old Testament, and archaeologists have found ruins almost 4,000 years old. This is the doorway to the historic treasures of Jerusalem, and the worldly pleasures of Tel Aviv.
Sep 15, Saturday Haifa, Israel 7:00 AM
Haifa is Hebrew for “beautiful coast,” and the shining coastline of Israel’s largest Mediterranean port lives up to its name. But even more impressive are the slopes of Mt. Carmel, on which much of the city lies. Travel through the gorgeous villas and resort hotels to the summit for spectacular views of the city’s many gardens, and striking Haifa Bay.
Sep 16, Sunday Haifa, Israel 7:00 PM
Haifa is Hebrew for “beautiful coast,” and the shining coastline of Israel’s largest Mediterranean port lives up to its name. But even more impressive are the slopes of Mt. Carmel, on which much of the city lies. Travel through the gorgeous villas and resort hotels to the summit for spectacular views of the city’s many gardens, and striking Haifa Bay.
Sep 17, Monday Limassol, Cyprus 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
The wine flows freely in Limassol, and so does the festive atmosphere. The center of Cyprus’ wine industry, Limassol is home to a bustling bar and restaurant scene, as well as numerous wineries that are open for tours and tastings. The city seems to be engaged in constant celebration, staging elaborate festivals throughout the year. For those who would rather revel in good buys, the expansive waterfront promenade and nearby streets present shoppers with a dizzying array of choices, from traditional, handmade goods to expensive designer labels. Limassol also offers quieter pleasures, including museums, art galleries, and lush municipal gardens.
Sep 18, Tuesday Paphos, Cyprus 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Steeped in mythological history, Paphos offers an abundance of architectural wonders. In fact, the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the treasures not to be missed are the spectacular mosaics unearthed in the House of Dionysus, charming Omodos Village and the solid rock catacombs of the Tombs of the Kings. Paphos is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Her spirit lives on in the ancient ruins and temples, as well as the modern harbor and sun-splashed beaches where love is always in the air. Once you have discovered the sites beyond Paphos, you will find the palm-lined waterfront promenade most inviting for a stroll.
Sep 19 – Sep 20 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
Your Story at Sea
Adventure. Romance. Discovery.
Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?
Sep 21, Friday Valletta, Malta 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
The island nation of Malta is a treasure trove of cultures. Valletta, its fortified main city, rises dramatically from the water. This “City of Knights,” a monument to the past, was founded in 1566 by the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John.
Sights not to be missed include the Magisterial Palace and St. John’s Cathedral, which is lavishly decorated with the coats of arms and banners of the crusading knights. Beyond Valletta, the countryside, although austere and rocky, has a special charm. Malta provides an enduring fascination for all visitors.
Sep 22, Saturday Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
Your Story at Sea
Adventure. Romance. Discovery.
Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?
Sep 23, Sunday Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy 5:00 AM
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

Rooms & Fares

Your Crystal Cruises® Exclusive Fare includes: all beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Silk Road or The Sushi Bar (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.); 24-hour room service; complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet access; attentive Butler service in all Penthouse categories; enrichment workshop series featuring lectures by renowned authors, ambassadors, celebrities and destination experts; fitness programs including yoga, golf instruction and mat Pilates; and much more.

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

  • 226 square feet with Picture Window
  • Large picture window
  • Seating area
  • Queen-size bed or twin beds
  • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in room
  • Remote color television & DVD player
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • Full bathtub/shower combination
  • Refrigerator
  • Security safe

Fares starting at:

$4,420

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

  • 269 square feet (with verandah)
  • Private verandah
  • Seating area
  • Queen-size bed or twin beds
  • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in room
  • Remote color television & DVD player
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • Full bathtub/shower combination
  • Refrigerator
  • Security safe

Fares starting at:

$6,500

Penthouse with Verandah

  • 403 square feet (with verandah)
  • Sizeable living area
  • Private verandah
  • Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water in room
  • Personal butler service
  • Queen-size bed or twin beds, and third berth
  • Vanity in dressing area
  • Flat-screen television & DVD player
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • Full Jacuzzi bathtub
  • Separate shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • Refrigerator
  • Security safe
  • Private verandah

Fares starting at:

$10,785

Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah

  • Spacious living area
  • Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation
  • Private verandah
  • Shared entryway to connect two Seabreeze Penthouses
  • King-size bed or twin beds with sumptuous bedding and third berth
  • Large luxury showers with body jets
  • Walk-in closet
  • Ultra-thin 43″ interactive HD TV
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Binoculars
  • Free pressing service
  • Unlimited complimentary specialty restaurant dining (by reservation, based on space availability)
  • “Do not disturb” electronic doorbell
  • 403 square feet (with verandah)

Fares starting at:

$10,785

Penthouse Suite with Verandah

  • Flat-screen television, DVD & CD players
  • Personal butler service
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water in room
  • Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation
  • Private verandah
  • Dining area
  • Spacious living area
  • 538 square feet (with verandah)
  • Security safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Walk-in closet
  • Bidet
  • Separate shower
  • Full Jacuzzi bathtub
  • Picture window in bedroom
  • Queen-size bed or twin beds, and third berth
  • Vanity in bedroom
  • Separate bedroom area
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up

Fares starting at:

$14,700

Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah

  • Private Verandah
  • Spacious living area
  • King-size bed or twin beds with sumptuous bedding and third berth
  • Free in-suite phone usage (One hour per cruise)
  • Large luxury showers with body jets
  • Butler pass-through for deliveries
  • Walk-in closet
  • Two ultra-thin 43″ interactive HD TVs
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Complimentary wine plus choice of spirits from set menu upon embarkation
  • Binoculars
  • Free pressing service
  • Unlimited complimentary specialty restaurant dining (by reservation, based on space availability)
  • “Do not disturb” electronic doorbell
  • 538 square feet (with verandah)

Fares starting at:

$14,700

Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

  • Security safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Walk-in closet
  • Bidet
  • Separate shower
  • Master bath with Jacuzzi & ocean view
  • Large bedroom with king-size bed or twin beds, and third berth
  • Private workout area including personal treadmill
  • Library
  • Pantry
  • Guest bathroom
  • Cordless phone
  • Flat-screen televisions and DVD players in bedroom, living room and bathroom
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • DVD Player
  • State-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Personal butler service
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water in room
  • Complimentary wine plus choice of liquor from set menu upon embarkation
  • Large private verandah
  • Dining area
  • Spacious living room
  • 1,345 square feet (with verandah)

Fares starting at:

$29,805

Entertainment & Programs

Enjoy complimentary enrichment that inspires and choices that impress with instruction in topics from Pilates to Photoshop. Also featured on every Crystal cruise is a delightful combination of entertainers and guest speakers that include world affairs experts, renowned writers and fascinating celebrities to talk about their professional experiences and share their insights.

Shore Excursions

Our enriching collection of Crystal Adventures are carefully developed and specifically designed for every voyage with our Crystal guests in mind. Each experience provides just the inspiration you need to write your next story, from active adventures to leisurely sightseeing. Plus, many excursions feature a Private Option allowing for a more boutique experience, and most itineraries offer a complimentary voluntourism event too.

Shore Excursion program information are typically available to view online no later than six months (180 days) prior to scheduled cruise departure. However, at times, delays may occur. So we encourage you to check back often as website updates are made regularly. Any/all activity information, if provided below, are a Preview of this cruise’s scheduled shore excursion program and available for reservation via Crystal’s Priority Check-In & Planning Center. All shore excursions and related programs are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Crystal Cruises. For additional questions, please call at 585.653.8746

Date Ports # of Excursions
Nov 22, Thursday Bimini, Bahamas 4
Nov 25, Sunday Cartagena, Colombia 15
Nov 28, Wednesday Caldera, Costa Rica 11
Nov 29, Thursday Corinto, Nicaragua 6
Nov 30, Friday Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 6
Dec 02, Sunday Acapulco, Mexico 9
Dec 04, Tuesday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 15
Dec 06, Thursday Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA 5