Crystal Symphony is one of two magnificent ships that has earned Crystal Cruises the distinction of being The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. A veritable sanctuary of refined style and cutting-edge technology, each and every subtle detail onboard award-winning Crystal Symphony brings touches of luxury-from traditional to chic-as only Crystal can.
With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the worlds most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. The hallmarks of Crystal legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices are evident the minute you step onboard Crystal Symphony.
The luxurious 50,000-ton, 922-guest ship is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities include grand lounges, full-service fitness facility, Crystal casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, 360 degree teak Promenade Deck, Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi, award-winning cuisine and entertainment, in addition to elegantly appointed staterooms, most with private verandahs.
With an enviable reputation for excellence, the stylish and contemporary Crystal Symphony is your home away from home as you travel on destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.
More cruises featuring Crystal Symphony
Join Crystal President & CEO Tom Wolber, and his wife Sharon, as they host the President's Cruise aboard luxurious Crystal Cruises. The President's Cruise sails once each year.
EXPERIENCES OF DISCOVERY
Experiences of Discovery by Crystal Cruises are a thoughtfully curated collection of award-winning programs. Spotlight Cruises focus on special guest hosts who lead lectures and hands-on demonstrations; Marquee Events give you a front row seat to world-renowned events such as the Monaco Grand Prix; and Theme Cruises showcase entertainment and enrichment themes such as jazz, ballroom dance, film and theatre, wellness, golf, and the popular Crystal Wine & Food Festival.
|Dec 1||Sunday||1||Ft Lauderdale, US||6:00PM|
|Dec 2||Monday||2||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Dec 3||Tuesday||3||Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos||8:00AM||4:00PM|
|Dec 4||Wednesday||4||Cruising the Caribbean Sea|
|Dec 5||Thursday||5||Cartagena, Colombia||1:00PM||(overnight)|
|Dec 6||Friday||6||Cartagena, Colombia||2:00PM|
|Dec 7||Saturday||7||Transit the Panama Canal|
|Dec 7||Saturday||7||Panama City, Panama||7:00PM||(overnight)|
|Dec 8||Sunday||8||Panama City, Panama||6:00PM|
|Dec 9||Monday||9||Cruising the Costa Rican Coast|
|Dec 10||Tuesday||10||Caldera, CR||7:00AM||(overnight)|
|Dec 11||Wednesday||11||Caldera, CR|
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|December 01, 2019||$2,805|
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Virtuoso Voyages Sailing
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Exclusive Shore Event: Cartagena | Historical Cartagena with Festive Lunch
The history of Cartagena de Indias, a walled fortress city in the Spanish colony of New Granada, is legendary. Its location, on the Caribbean coast of present-day Colombia (the colony of New Granada became part of the federation of Gran Colombia, and eventually in 1886 the Republic of Colombia), was key to the shipment of riches between the New World and Spain. Its "lucrative nature" was not lost on the pirates and privateers of the colonial Americas.
We begin our day exploring the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish Main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Leaving the port, we drive uphill past the old residential area of La Manga to the Convento de la Candelaria on the summit of La Popa Hill. The monastery and chapel were built by Augustinian priests at the beginning of the 17th century. From here enjoy a spectacular view over the city and its bay.
We then continue with a photo stop at the 17th-century Fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, a military architectural masterpiece built during the Spanish Colonial period. This fortress was the key element in the defense of Cartagena during the attack carried out by British Admiral Vernon.
Next, we continue to the walled city, where we will wander the narrow cobbled streets and squares inside the walled city and visit the majestic Church of San Pedro Claver. Built to honor the patron saint of slaves, the missionary Peter Claver, this historic church contains numerous statues and old furnishings. It was built between 1580 and 1654 and is a Colombian National Monument.
We will then proceed to the Palace of the Inquisition which served as headquarters to the Court of the Holy Inquisition. Inside we will see prison cells and torture chambers: the actual passing of the sentences used to take place in public, in the middle of the plaza.
The day ends with a short walk to our lunch venue Alma Restaurant, which is the centerpiece of the splendid Casa San Agustin. Alma offers outdoor dining in a lovely central patio or in the lounge, decorated with accessories and furniture made in Colombia.
Following lunch, we will return to the pier.
Approximate Length: Five hours, 30 minutes
Suggested Attire: Casual, lightweight clothing with comfortable shoes. Moderate walking of approximately one-half mile on uneven surfaces and cobbled streets with occasional steps.
As a Virtuoso Voyages Member, choose this exclusive shore event, onboard credit(s), hotel packages including special amenities or private excursions. Consult your Virtuoso Travel Professional for options available on this particular sailing.
PLEASE NOTE: All Virtuoso events ashore are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. Events are subject to change without notice. These events are individually tailored for each date and arrival. Your event could be different than what's noted here; but it will be designed to be memorable and to bring you a traveler's view that you will treasure, and would otherwise miss entirely. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship.