Phone: 516-626-9000

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July 29 - August 12, 2018

Vineyards & Vistas

London to Monte Carlo

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

Savor three delicious days in Bordeaux, the heart of France's famed wine region, sample ports in Lisbon and riojoas in Barcelona while en route to the South of France.

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

July 29

London/Dover, England

July 30

Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands

July 31

Cruising the English Channel and North Sea

July 31

Bordeaux, France (overnight)

August 01

Bordeaux, France (overnight)

August 02

Bordeaux, France

August 03

Cruising the Bay of Biscay

August 04

Oporto/Leixoes, Portugal

August 05

Lisbon, Portugal (overnight)

August 06

Lisbon, Portugal

August 07

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

August 08

Barcelona, Spain (overnight)

August 09

Barcelona, Spain

August 10

Cassis, France

August 11

Monte Carlo, Monaco (overnight)

August 12

Monte Carlo, Monaco

July 29 - London/Dover, England

Depart 6 PM

London: Legendary landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall, the Tower of London and the fashionable West End will prove exceedingly fascinating, whether this is your first trip or a long-anticipated reprise. The ship will sail roundtrip from the Port of Dover, renowned for its spectacular white cliffs and historic medieval castle, Dover is also a gateway to such nearby points of interest as Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous Leeds Castle.

July 30 - Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands

8 AM to 6 PM

Charming Guernsey, with its cobbled streets, is a mere 25 square miles in size, offering a host of enticing visitor attractions. Although geographically closer to France, it has remained staunchly British through the ages. Today, its diverse culture reflects the best of both worlds. Pastel-colored houses rise layer upon layer behind St. Peter Port, the island's picturesque main town. Beyond, you discover a wealth of activities centering around goldsmiths, silversmiths, wood carvers and clockmakers.

July 31 - Cruising the English Channel and North Sea

July 31 - Bordeaux, France (overnight)

Arrive 11:15 PM

Bordeaux was at one time France's richest community and largest port. It is second only to Paris as the country's most densely populated city. Today it is best-known for its glorious ch—teaux, mouth-watering cuisine and incomparable wines. It is surrounded by the world's most famous vineyards including Médoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. Crystal's sojourn in this world-renowned wine capital is bound to please even the most discerning bon vivant. Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.

August 01 - Bordeaux, France (overnight)

August 02 - Bordeaux, France

Depart 10:30 PM

August 03 - Cruising the Bay of Biscay

August 04 - Oporto/Leixoes, Portugal

1 PM to 10 PM

Ideally placed where the Douro River meets the Atlantic, Oporto brings together the best of Portugal: warm sunshine, a relaxed riverside setting, grand churches, winding medieval streets, houses garnished with wrought iron, courtyards filled with geraniums. Perhaps what Oporto is most famous for, however, is its port wine. Crafted in the neighboring Vila Nova da Gaia district, ports from all over the region can be sampled in the lodges just across the river or at Solar Vinho do Porto, an Oporto tasting room housed in a gracious, rose-clad villa. After your wine tasting, wander through historic Ribeira, the recently restored riverside district and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

August 05 - Lisbon, Portugal (overnight)

Arrive 2 PM

Cosmopolitan Lisbon was the center of the world's last great colonial empire. Today the city nostalgically reveres its imperial past while adapting to Portugal's role as a member of the European Economic Community. Although located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon has the soul of a Mediterranean city with Moorish castles, pastel and white buildings, orange-tiled roofs and luminous blue skies. Set amid the hills and valleys of the northern shore of the River Tagus, it is one of the loveliest capitals in the world.

August 06 - Lisbon, Portugal

Depart 2 PM

August 07 - Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

August 08 - Barcelona, Spain (overnight)

Arrive 6 PM

Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a celebration of history and heir to Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Carthaginian, Gothic and Arab cultural legacies. Since it is nearly as close to Rome, Geneva and Munich as it is to Madrid, Barcelona has long been the Spanish link to Western Europe. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental center for political ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.

August 09 - Barcelona, Spain

Depart 6 PM

August 10 - Cassis, France

8 AM to 10 PM

Take a picture of Cassis and you have an instant work of art, colorful and painterly in the manner of the French Impressionists. Certainly, the lively fishing port has all the elements to inspire a timeless composition: vibrantly hued boats bobbing in the harbor, rugged hills carpeted with luxuriant shrubbery, a headland crowned by a rocky plateau (called Cap Canaille), and a 14th-century castle, today a privately owned hotel, overlooking it all. Take a walk from town or board a boat to discover Cassis’s renowned calanques, steep-walled inlets with turquoise waters and small beaches. Naturally, you will want to have your camera ready to memorialize these and other sights, including the old fountains and open-air markets of the village and, farther afield, acres of vineyards and pine groves.

August 11 - Monte Carlo, Monaco (overnight)

Arrive 8 AM

Monaco is an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Its proud monarchy is presided over by Prince Albert, who assumed the throne after his famed father Prince Rainier died in 2005. Today when gazing on its modern skyline, it is hard to imagine that Monaco endured a turbulent past. Once a Greek settlement conquered by the Romans, it was bought from the Genoese in 1309 by the Grimaldis, who still rule as the world's oldest monarchy. Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.

August 12 - Monte Carlo, Monaco

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: $644

* Fares include the Book Now Savings of $1,500 and Early Payment Discount (good until 1/22/18).

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)
$ 5,005 ( $ 6,510)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 5,445 ( $ 7,080)
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 5,820 ( $ 7,565)
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 6,990 ( $ 9,785)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 7,160 ( $10,025)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,310 ( $10,235)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,410 ( $10,375)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,515 ( $10,525)
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,630 ( $11,440)
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,745 ( $11,620)
PH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 11,620 ( $20,335)
PS (11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 15,690