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Crystal Symphony

The evolution of Crystal luxury and adventure

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.

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Crystal's critically-acclaimed celebration of the culinary arts continues to attract the world's top chefs, wine experts and mixologists. You'll learn about the latest techniques and trends in the culinary world and dine on some of the most delicious cuisine at sea.


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These rejuvenating voyages balance ancient holistic philosophies with modern conventional sciences; total wellness is enhanced with experts of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. Professionals who are top in their fields provide instructions and discussion on the health benefits of nutrition and diet.

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.

Crystal Cruises | OCS201023-16 / 16 Night Beyond the Acropolis & Aqaba Iinerary Map

OCS201023-16 / 16 Night Beyond the Acropolis & Aqaba

From Athens/Piraeus, GR to Dubai featuring a transit of the Suez Canal plus overnight stays in Athens/Piraeus, GR; Elat (Eilath), IL; Petra and Dubai and Muscat with 7 days at sea
Virtuoso Voyages Exclusive Experience
Complimentary, exclusive and unique Virtuoso Voyages event in Aqaba. Click on Virtuoso Voyages tab for complete details.
Date (2020)DayDestinationNotesArriveDepart
Oct 23Fri1Athens, Greece (overnight)
Oct 24Sat2Athens, Greece 5:00PM
Oct 25Sun3Rhodes, Greece8:00AM6:00PM
Oct 26Mon4Cruising the Mediterranean Sea  
Oct 27Tue5Transit the Suez Canal  
Oct 28Wed6Elat (Eilath), IL12:00PM(overnight)
Oct 29Thu7Elat (Eilath), IL 6:30AM
Oct 29Thu7Petra, Jordan  Virtuoso Exclusive Eventport: Aqaba8:00AM(overnight)
Oct 30Fri8Petra, Jordan  Virtuoso Exclusive Eventport: Aqaba 9:00PM
Oct 31Sat9Cruising the Gulf of Aqaba  Virtuoso Exclusive Event  
Nov 1Sun10Cruising the Red Sea (overnight)
Nov 2Mon11Cruising the Red Sea  
Nov 3Tue12Cruising the Gulf of Aden  
Nov 4Wed13Cruising the Arabian Sea (overnight)
Nov 5Thu14Cruising the Arabian Sea  
Nov 6Fri15Muscat, Oman8:00AM6:00PM
Nov 7Sat16Dubai, United Arab Emirates5:00PM(overnight)
Nov 8Sun17Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
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Book this itinerary through us, your Virtuoso Travel Specialist, and receive exclusive benefits at no additional cost, including:
  • Competitive cruise fare
  • Festive, onboard cocktail reception
  • Onboard host

Plus one of the Following Options based on Availability:

  • Option 1: Exclusive Private Virtuoso Voyages Shore Event, and Onboard Value Credit, or...
  • Option 2: Personalized Experience Credit toward Virtuoso products, or...
  • Option 3: Onboard Spending Credit

Please note:  Credit amounts vary based on category of stateroom and may not be available in all stateroom categories.

October 23, 2020Special Offers available on this departure$3,899
CategoryYour PriceBrochure PriceAvailability
Crystal Penthouse with Verandah (CP)The best of the best with elegant dining area, state of the art electronics and floor-to-ceiling windows.$27,249$59,898
Penthouse Suite with Verandah (PS)Enjoy the privileged services and amenities in your spacious Penthouse Suite.$13,049$31,498
Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah (SP)Luxurious suites with private verandah, butler services, and cutting-edge enhancements.$13,049$31,498
Penthouse with Verandah (PH)A terriffic upgrade from standard balcony staterooms, with more space, amenities and services.$9,349$24,098
Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (SH)Luxurious suites with private verandah, butler services, and cutting-edge enhancements. Unique entryway connects two Seabreeze Penthouses.$9,349$24,098
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (B2)Queen-size bed ot twin beds, seating area, and private verandah.$5,849$16,298
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (D)Deluxe Staterooms feature large picture windows offering ocean views, queen-size bed or twin beds, and seating area$4,699$13,798
Deluxe Stateroom with Limited View (E2)Large picture window with seating area located on Horizon and Promenade decks.$3,899$12,198
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When you reserve this cruise through us, your Virtuoso Travel Specialist, you automatically become a member of the prestigious Virtuoso Voyages, entitling you to a wealth of privileges and complimentary amenities - including a unique and exclusive shore event not available to the general cruising public.

NOTE: You may choose this exclusive shore event, personalized experience credit toward any Virtuoso product, or onboard spending credit. Ask us for complete option details. Credit amount may vary based on stateroom category booked. Credit may not be offered in all categories.

Exclusive Shore Event: Aqaba | Ancient Treasures in the Red Rose City

About two hours inland from Jordan's port of Aqaba lies Petra, ancient capital of the Nabataean kingdom and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built more than 2,000 years ago by these once powerful merchant-traders, this rock-carved city hides innumerous passages, gorges, and tombs behind ornate facades. Upon arrival, we approach the site on foot through the awe-inspiring Siq, a narrow, near mile-long gorge with rock walls reaching 260 feet high. The chasm opens to reveal the intricately carved Treasury (Al Khazneh), which many will recognize from the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Further afield lies Qasr al Bint, one of the few freestanding temples in Petra.

After exploring the site, we depart back through the Siq for lunch at the Mvenpick Resort; its use of natural stone, handcrafted woods, and Middle Eastern fabrics creates a true sense of place while enjoying several starters, freekeh (wheat grain) with chicken, and orange-scented mouhalabieh (milk pudding) for dessert.

Approximate Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire, sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes. This excursion requires 3 to 4 hours of walking (approximately 4 miles round-trip, at times in direct sunlight) over a loose shale road through a high-altitude desert canyon. It is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties, short in stamina, or in a wheelchair. There may be a limited number of independently operated donkey carts available; however, there is no way to reserve these in advance and guests must be able to stand upright in the cart during the ride, which can be rough at times. Guests unable to visit the site are welcome to wait at a meeting place, pre-arranged with your Virtuoso Voyages host and guide, and continue with the group for lunch.

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.

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