Phone: 516-626-9000

Toll-Free: 800-807-7009

April 26 - May 16, 2018

The Sands of Time

Dubai to Rome

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

From the modern marvels of the UAE, embark on a journey exploring the antiquities of Egypt, Israel and Italy -- the Valley of the Kings, the treasures of Jerusalem and the monuments of Rome.

All this, plus Roberta and Arnold's exciting bridge program!

Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:
Call us at: 516.626.9000 or 800.807.7009
Fax: 516.626.7255
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

April 26

Dubai, UAE (Overnight)

April 27

Dubai, UAE

April 28

Al Fujairah, UAE

April 29

Cruising the Arabian Sea

April 30

Salalah, Oman

May 01

Cruising the Gulf of Aden

May 02

Cruising the Red Sea

May 03

Cruising the Red Sea

May 04

Cruising the Red Sea

May 05

Aqaba, Jordan

May 06

Luxor & Karnak/Safaga, Egypt (Overnight)

May 07

Luxor & Karnak/Safaga, Egypt

May 08

Transit the Suez Canal

May 09

Alexandria/Cairo, Egypt

May 10

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 11

Ashdod, Israel

May 12

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 13

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 14

Sorrento, Italy

May 15

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy (Overnight)

May 16

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

April 26 - Dubai, UAE (Overnight)

Embark pm

Tiny Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of prosperous sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Dubai has emerged as a global city and playground of the Middle East. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers; in particular, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. For outdoor thrills, nothing will beat a desert ride at sunset. For indoor thrills, visit the unique and spectacular indoor ski slope!

April 27 - Dubai, UAE

Depart 5 pm

April 28 - Al Fujairah, UAE

7 am to 3 pm

Unlike the other six mostly desert emirates of the UAE, Fujairah is mountainous and enjoys a fair amount of annual rainfall. Indeed, the country's relatively mild weather and unique topography are part of what make Al Fujairah, a city separated by the rest of the emirate by the Hajar Mountains, so appealing. The mountains not only create magnificent scenery, but also afford chances to get off the beaten track for off-road adventures. In the foothills are the Ain Al Madhab Gardens, where naturally warm and sulfuric waters fill therapeutic swimming pools. The gardens also are home to Heritage Village and the ruins of Fujairah Fort, both of which provide a look into the emirate's interesting past.

April 29 - Cruising the Arabian Sea

April 30 - Salalah, Oman

11 am to 7 pm

Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quarà Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.

May 01 - Cruising the Gulf of Aden

May 02 - Cruising the Red Sea

May 03 - Cruising the Red Sea

May 04 - Cruising the Red Sea

May 05 - Aqaba, Jordan

7 am to 9 pm

The waterway to the Red Sea - the sea port of Aqaba (Al 'Aqabah) is the only outlet to the Hashimate Kingdom of Jordan, and is situated at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose-coloured desert to the North. Its sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea. For an amazing day, take a tour to Petra, the Rose City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

May 06 - Luxor & Karnak/Safaga, Egypt (Overnight)

Arrive 8 am

A visit to the large Ancient Egyptian Luxor Temple on the Nile River is spectacular! Constructed in 1400 BC, parts of the complex were built by Tutankamun and Ramesses II.

May 07 - Luxor & Karnak/Safaga, Egypt

Depart 5 pm

May 08 - Transit the Suez Canal

May 09 - Alexandria/Cairo, Egypt

8 am to 10 pm

With its wide stretch of beach and modern hotels located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Alexandria seems more like an ancient Egyptian city. Once the intellectual and cultural center of Greco-Roman civilization, it is the country's main port and was named after Alexander the Great. This bustling port serves as the gateway to Cairo to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx. A day trip you'll never forget!

May 10 - Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 11 - Ashdod, Israel

7 am to 9 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.

May 12 - Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 13 - Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

May 14 - Sorrento, Italy

10 am to 7 pm

As your ship approaches the Sorrento Peninsula, delight in craggy cliffs draped with flowing pink blossoms. Renowned for its serene way of life, this romantic port exudes a special magic. Its dramatic bluffs and surrounding flowered hills bid travelers welcome to a town overflowing with charm and character. It is easy to relax in this languid southern Italian atmosphere. The sensational Amalfi Coast and the haunting ruins at Pompeii are among the region's highlights.

May 15 - Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy (Overnight)

9 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.

May 16 - Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

Disembark am

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single fares in Brackets)

Fares are All-Inclusive: All beverages (including wine & liquor), WiFi/internet and gratuities are included.

Port Charge: $1,640

* Fares include the Book Now Savings of $2,000 and Early Payment Discount (good until 10/19/17).

Call us for air fares.

Save More: Crystal Society Discount, Onboard Booking Discount

Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
with Book Now Savings*
(single fares in brackets)
C3 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 9,600 ( $12,480)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 10,325 ( $13,420)
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 10,325 ( $13,420)
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 11,650 ( $16,310)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 11,650 ( $16,310)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 11,650 ( $16,310)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 11,945 ( $16,720)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 11,945 ( $16,720)
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 12,140 ( $18,210)
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 12,140 ( $18,210)
PH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 21,880 ( $38,290)
PS (11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 29,605