Phone: 516-626-9000

Toll-Free: 800-807-7009

December 22, 2018 - January 05, 2019

The 2018 Holiday Bridge Cruise

New Orleans Roundtrip

The Six-Star Crystal Symphony

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

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 Symphony, 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 Symphony... Celebrate the warmth of the season as new discoveries are revealed each day. Let's party!

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 22

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (overnight)

December 23

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

December 23

Cruising the Mississippi River

December 24

Cruising the Gulf of Mexico

December 25

Cozumel, Mexico

December 26

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 27

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

December 28

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 29

San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 30

St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, USVI

December 31

St. Kitts/Basse Terre, West Indies

January 01

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 03

Key West, Florida, USA

January 04

Cruising the Gulf of Mexico

January 05

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

December 22 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (overnight)

Embark PM

Founded by the French, ruled for 40 years by the Spanish, and bought by the United States in 1803, New Orleans is known for its distinct Creole culture and vibrant history. Creole cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and Mardi Gras - all these renowned attributes of the city give New Orleans a powerful sense of identity. Explore this utterly original American city that lies at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi and at the beating heart of the Great American story.

December 23 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Depart 4 PM

December 23 - Cruising the Mississippi River

December 24 - Cruising the Gulf of Mexico

December 25 - Cozumel, Mexico

7 AM to 6 PM

Just 11 miles off the eastern coast of Mexico lies Cozumel, the country's largest island and the gem of the Caribbean for water sports. Relax and bask in the sun on pristine palm-lined beaches or snorkel amid intricate coral formations at nearby Palancar Reef. On the island's west coast lies the bustling town of San Miguel, which boasts deluxe hotels, inviting shops and tempting restaurants. Off the island of Cozumel is Playa del Carmen, your gateway to the Mayan mysteries of the intriguing Yucatán. Inland lies Cobá, a splendid reminder of a civilization that existed thousands of years ago. Closer at hand lies Tulum, a massive fortress built in 564 AD and the only Mayan site to overlook the Caribbean Sea.

December 26 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 27 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

8 AM to 5 PM

Duty-free shopping, white-sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, jungle-clad mountains-Ocho Rios is everything a Jamaican town should be. Main Street offers the pleasures of canvassing for bargains, warm waters await diving and snorkeling, bustling restaurants invite the hungry and the weary to sit a spell in shady comfort. It won't be long before you are calling Ocho Rios "Ochi," just as the locals and many returning visitors do.

December 28 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 29 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

9 AM to 6 PM

The dramatic sandstone fortress of El Morro, begun by the Spanish in 1540, was built to guard the harbor against Sir Francis Drake and his British privateers. Stroll the breezy boulevards of Old San Juan, lined with five centuries of palaces and great homes, as well as outdoor cafés where you can sample the island's famous coffee and seafood delicacies.

December 30 - St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, USVI

7 AM to 5 PM

Glimmering bays, shining seas, powdery sand beaches, towering green hills and unsurpassed shopping - this is St. Thomas. The Danes originally declared St. Thomas a free port, making it the shopping paradise it remains today. You will delight in exquisite imported goods ranging from Danish silver to French porcelain and Swiss watches. While this mountainous island is one of the loveliest stretches of land in the Caribbean, its offerings are not limited to its idyllic tropical scenery. The former pirate haunts, Danish relics and picturesque old buildings are constant reminders of St. Thomas' exotic history, making this a fascinating place in which to sightsee.

December 31 - St. Kitts/Basse Terre, West Indies

7 AM to 4 PM

Although discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, St. Kitts was settled by the British and the French more than a century later. Known as the Mother Colony of the West Indies, today the island is an independent nation. British influences abound in Basse-Terre, the capital of St. Kitts. Featured here is the domed Treasury Building, now a national museum, the Circus, which was modeled after Piccadilly in London, and the St. George's Anglican Church. Christened Notre Dame in 1670 by the French, the church was destroyed four times before it adopted its present Georgian-style structure in 1869. Its graveyard, however, boasts stones dating back to the early 18th century. Explore the traditional white-sand beaches on the southeast peninsula, or admire breathtaking views of verdant mountains, expansive sugar cane fields and exotic gardens from the interior.

January 01 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 03 - Key West, Florida, USA

8 AM to 5 PM

In the past, Key West was the winter home of Ernest Hemingway, John James Audubon and President Truman. Today it is a stylish retreat for writers and artists. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the Caribbean, yet it is the southernmost town of the continental United States. Take a stroll along Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, or explore its interesting art galleries and boutiques. And don't forget to try their famous Key Lime pie!

January 04 - Cruising the Gulf of Mexico

January 05 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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: $574

* Fares include the Book Now Savings of $1,500 and Early Payment Discount (good until 6/18/18).

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)
E2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Extremely Limited View)
$ 4,875 ( $ 6,340)
E1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Limited View)
$ 5,260 ( $ 6,840)
D (5)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 5,685 ( $ 7,390)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 6,530 ( $ 8,490)
C1 (7,8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 6,730 ( $ 8,750)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,000 ( $ 9,800)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,110 ( $ 9,950)
A3 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,245 ( $10,140)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 7,425 ( $10,395)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,505 ( $10,505)
SH, PH (9, 10)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 11,100 ( $19,425)
SS, PS (10)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 14,985