Phone: 516-626-9000

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December 21, 2017 - January 05, 2018

The 2017 Holiday Bridge Cruise: Fort Lauderdale Roundtrip

15 Days

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

Crystal's round-trip voyage out of Fort Lauderdale is wrapped in all the warmth and sunshine of the islands. Crystalline waters of every shade of blue, pristine beaches and the charming personalities of welcoming Caribbean isles...the perfect gift to yourself. Between the elegant Serenity, the complete bridge program, and Roberta and Arnold Salob's merriment, you'll have the cruise of a lifetime! Give yourself a gift of the Holiday Bridge Cruise on the Crystal Serenity...Celebrate the beauty of the season as new discoveries are revealed each day. Let's party!

PS: You can also choose to do this cruise starting and ending in Charleston, SC - December 20 to January 3, 2018.

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

December 21

Fort Lauderdale, FL

December 22

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 23

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24

Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

December 25

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26

Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

December 27

St. Lucia/Castries, West Indies

December 28

Martinique/Fort-de-France, French West Indies

December 29

St. Barts/Gustavia, French West Indies

December 30

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

December 31

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

January 01

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

January 02

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

January 03

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

January 04

Charleston, South Carolina

January 05

Fort Lauderdale, FL

December 21 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Embark 6 PM

December 22 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 23 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24 - Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

10 AM to 6 PM

Antigua's sunny climate and easy-going Caribbean ways are alluring attractions for visitors. It boasts 365 superb white beaches and is home to a beautiful National Park that stretches for ten square miles. Found within this park are the famous English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard. Horatio Nelson was posted here early in his career and the harbor was the headquarters for the British fleet during the 18th century. Although Antigua achieved its independence in 1981, it continues to bear the unmistakable imprint of centuries of British rule.

December 25 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26 - Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

8 AM to 6 PM

Just off the coast of Venezuela sit the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, birthplace of steel pan and calypso music, chutney and limbo. The island country is raising the bar for what it means to venture to a tropical destination, offering what seems to be just the right combination of things to do and opportunities to do nothing at all, if you so desire. If the “doing” part of that equation is your speed, then take the ferry that runs between Tobago’s Scarborough and Trinidad’s Port of Spain to see the larger island’s Emperor Valley Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Asa Wright Nature Center and impressive colonial houses, known as the Magnificent Seven. Just off the shores of Tobago lies Buccoo Reef, a natural wonder viewable by glass-bottom boat, and up on a hill with magnificent, coastal views is Fort King George, a vestige of the islands’ colonial past.

December 27 - St. Lucia/Castries, West Indies

8 AM to 6 PM

Quaint bays, lush landscapes and delightful strains of the Creole language are part of the magic that emanates from St. Lucia. From a volatile settlement that endured numerous changes of ownership, this idyllic Windward Island has developed into a land rich with life and culture. Birthplace of Josephine, the Empress of France and wife of Napoleon, French heritage is evident throughout the island. However, now that it is an independent country within the British Commonwealth, St. Lucia also possesses an English charisma. Look for its charming buildings and vehicles, driven on the left-hand side of the road in true British style!

December 28 - Martinique/Fort-de-France, French West Indies

8 AM to 5 PM

Martinique's well-deserved nickname is "Ile des Fleurs." The French name is so pleasing, but it was actually the native Arawak Indians who first knew the island for its lovely flowers. Here, towering mountains and verdant rainforests meet banana plantations and pineapple fields. At first sight, Christopher Columbus praised the island as the "best, most fertile and most charming land in the world." However, verdant mountains do not come without a price. The former capital, Saint Pierre, was destroyed by a violent eruption of the infamous Mount Pelée in 1902. Ironically, the only survivor was a prisoner who was being held in a subterranean jail cell. Ceded to France in 1815, Martinique has remained French under the status of an Overseas Department. A miniature part of France in the Caribbean, Martinique provides a plentitude of charm and ambiance as well as a high standard of living.

December 29 - St. Barts/Gustavia, French West Indies

8 AM to 12 Midnight

St. Barts forms part of the French Overseas Region of Guadeloupe. Descendants of settlers from Brittany and Normandy operate its tiny inns, shops and restaurants. This charming, slow-paced island attracts tourists year-round to its shores. The graceful meadows surrounded by low stone fences, spectacular beaches, the small volcanic mountains and the quaint Creole-style villages are just several of the alluring aspects of this tranquil island.

December 30 - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

8 AM to 6 PM

Like grains of sand that collect to make a blissful stretch of beach, Virgin Gorda boasts an assortment of gems that make it a top vacation destination. First is its relative non-commercialism. Though located amid popular “saints” such as St. Thomas, St. Martin and St. Barts, Virgin Gorda has managed to keep a low profile, with its eight square miles home to only a smattering of villas and a few resorts. Second are its ties to two famous people: Christopher Columbus, who named the island for its resemblance to a reclining woman with an ample belly, and business mogul Richard Branson, who owns his own private island offshore. Third, and most obvious, is Virgin Gorda’s Caribbean setting. Turquoise waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming are, of course, plentiful. More unusual are the Baths, an area of enormous boulders and rock formations that create remarkable scenery and wonderful grottoes for clambering and investigating.

December 31 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

January 01 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

January 02 - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Arrive 12 Noon

As America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, Charleston is steeped in a 300-year past. With her flickering carriage lanterns, cobblestone streets, exquisitely preserved historic mansions, soul-stirring coastal landscapes, and famed gardens, Charleston is a timeless beauty. Discover some of the old-time bustling plantations from the period of the Revolution and absorb the haunting character which still lingers in this southern city.

January 03 - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

January 04 - Charleston, South Carolina

Depart 4 PM

January 05 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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: $662

* Fares include the Book Now Savings of $1,500

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)
$ 7,600 ( $10,335)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 7,765 ( $10,545)
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 8,030 ( $10,890)
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 8,460 ( $12,445)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 8,460 ( $12,445)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 8,460 ( $12,445)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 8,995 ( $13,195)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 8,995 ( $13,195)
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,210 ( $14,565)
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 9,210 ( $14,565)
PH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 13,500 ( $24,750)
PS (11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 18,590