Phone: 516-626-9000

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December 22, 2019 - January 06, 2020

The 2019 Holiday Bridge Cruise

Miami Roundtrip

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

Wrap your holidays in the warmth of the Caribbean sunshine on a celebratory voyage through enchanting tropical isles and crystalline waters perfect for all manner of water play.

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
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

December 22

Miami, FL

December 23

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24

Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, UK

December 25

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26

Philipsburg, St. Maarten (inc. roundtrip ferry to St. Barts)

December 27

Philipsburg, St. Maarten (inc. roundtrip ferry to St. Barts)

December 28

Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

December 29

St. Lucia/Castries, West Indies

December 30

Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

December 31

Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

January 01

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02

Tortola/Road Town, British Virgin Islands

January 03

Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 04

Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 05

Key West, FL

January 06

Miami, FL

December 22 - Miami, FL

Depart 6 PM

It has the largest city population in Florida, is the third most visited American city among international travelers and showcases an Art Deco Historic District encompassing one of the largest neighborhoods entered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Miami certainly boasts its share of impressive characteristics, even before adding to the list its gorgeous beaches, spirited Cuban population and ritzy enclaves of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Miami wasn't always the glamorous and energetic city you see today. Until the late 1800s, it was mostly swamp, disconnected from the rest of the country thanks to its position on the edge of the continent and lack of the essential link of the day: a railroad. All that changed in 1896, when the railroad in northern Florida was extended to the latent tropical paradise of the south. The rest, as they say, is history, as Miami has since seen recurrent booms fueled by surges of immigration, perennially good weather and an insouciant refusal to do anything halfway. Admire the full glory of Miami Beach with a stroll along South Beach's famous Ocean Boulevard, where splendidly restored art deco buildings compete with fashion models and sun worshipers for attention. For a taste of Cuban cuisine and culture, visit Little Havana on the mainland (Miami Beach is separate both in its municipality and its geography: it sits on a barrier island four miles off the coast, and is reached by a causeway). Also outside mainland Miami are the acres of rare tropical plants nurtured to their fragrant and beautiful best in Fairchild Tropical Gardens. The aforementioned slice of heaven known as Coral Gables lies to the southwest. A gem of 1920s city planning, the city unfurls impressive boulevards and features the alluring Venetian Pool, where waterfalls and underwater caves offer the chance for a uniquely refreshing dip.

December 23 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24 - Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, UK

8 AM to 5 PM

Although there are numerous spots on land that invite relaxation and exploration, the Turks and Caicos are really all about the water. More specifically, they're all about what's beneath the water. These islands have some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere, courtesy of one of the world's largest network of coral reefs, easily accessible off the islands' shores. One reef, aptly called the Wall, is particularly spectacular; it drops 7,000 feet-straight down. Between the shore and the reef, the water is only waist deep, providing a perfect place for beginning snorkelers to get their feet wet.

December 25 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten (inc. roundtrip ferry to St. Barts)

8 AM (overnight)

With its colorful mix of French charm and Dutch hospitality, St. Maarten is like two islands rolled into one. In 1648, it was amicably divided between Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin until 2010. The island covers an area of 37 square miles, 17 of which are Dutch. Small as it is, St. Maarten has something for everyone - hideaway beaches, interesting cuisine and sophisticated boutiques.

December 27 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten (inc. roundtrip ferry to St. Barts)

Depart 6 PM

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 28 - Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

8 AM to 5 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 29 - 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 30 - Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

8 AM (overnight)

Barbados offers sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Inland are lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. This charming former British colony is one of the most stable independent Caribbean nations. Reminders of British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson's statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don't miss Bridgetown's bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer exceptional deals on luxury imports from Britain.

December 31 - Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

Midnight Depart

Barbados offers sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Inland are lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. This charming former British colony is one of the most stable independent Caribbean nations. Reminders of British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson's statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don't miss Bridgetown's bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer exceptional deals on luxury imports from Britain.

January 01 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02 - Tortola/Road Town, British Virgin Islands

8 AM to 5 pm

The British Virgin Islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 and later annexed by the English in 1672. Tortola, the capital, is the largest of the 50 British Virgin Islands. In Road Town, the seat of government, the Union Jack proudly flies above the residence of the British-appointed governor. As part of the turbulent history of this region, pirates and other European adventurers, famous seamen such as Blackbeard, Kidd and Francis Drake, plied the waters of this magical area. Although diminishing levels of fishing and native farming are still in evidence, tourism and offshore finance are the principal industries of the territory today.

January 03 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 04 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 05 - Key West, FL

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.

January 06 - Miami, FL

Disembark AM

GROUP TOURS WITH ROBERTA AND ARNOLD

St. Maarten

Complimentary Ferry from St. Maarten to free time in St. Barts

December 26

A local escort will accompany you for the approximately 45 minutes journey to St. Barts. This individual will happily assist you with your sightseeing plans and provide accurate information about the location and hours of various attractions and shops. Guests will have approximately four hours of independent time in St. Barts.

On Board the highly-rated vessel sit back, relax & enjoy the ride in the top-class air-conditioned cabin. You will be served with complimentary bottled water or sodas and a cold towel for refreshment as you glide across the ocean towards St.Barth.  We set sail where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean in approx. 45 minutes you will arrive at famous exclusive island of St.Barths. Here many memorable opportunities await you. With 4 hours to “Explore St.Barths” on your own when docked in center of Gustavia, you'll have plenty of time to experience a choice of 22 beaches, take an Island tour, rent a car. Dine on famous French cuisine and shop amongst the best designer stores and chic boutiques. Experience the touch of the French Riviera in the Caribbean, with its own unique touch of class. Allow the crew to set up the perfect day for you or explore the island on your own with maps provided by crew.

As you will be exploring independently, the cost of lunch is not included.

Important Notes: 
This ferry transfer is exclusive to Crystal Cruises. This excursion involves travel along rough and bumpy surfaces and is not suitable for guests with back or neck problems.

This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. For guest who are prone to seasickness are best to prepare beforehand with motion sickness pills. Please listen carefully to your escort’s instructions concerning the departure time of the ferry transfer from St. Maarten to St. Barts. Due to the popularity and holiday season, dense traffic congestion, crowding and lines can be anticipated. It is required that you re-board the ferry charter at least 15 minutes prior to the assigned departure time. It is also recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. A minimum number of booking is required for this excursion to operate.Pre-Reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Excursion Code:

STM-G

Level:

Soft

Walking Type:

Little

Highlights:

Crystal Cruises has arranged a comfortable ferry charter to be available for guests who wish to explore St. Barts independently.

Duration:

Approximately 5.5 hours

Price:

Complimentary

St. Maarten

Complimentary Ferry from St. Maarten to free time in St. Barts

December 27

See above for description.

Excursion Code:

STM-G

Level:

Soft

Walking Type:

Little

Highlights:

Crystal Cruises has arranged a comfortable ferry charter to be available for guests who wish to explore St. Barts independently.

Duration:

Approximately 5.5 hours

Price:

Complimentary

St. Lucia

Rain Forest Aerial Tram & Scenic St. Lucia

December 29

From the pier, enjoy a journey of about 30 minutes, winding through small, rural communities and lush tropical vegetation on your way to the Rainforest Sky Ride Park, a 1,250-acre reserve. On arrival, you will be welcomed by an expertly trained nature guide. After a short introductory video explaining the origins of the Rainforest Aerial Tram and some details of the day’s events, you will begin boarding the individual gondolas.

With gondolas carrying eight guests and one guide, the tram runs along 6,200 feet of cable suspended up to 125 feet above the ground. On the outbound leg of the 60-minute trip, gondolas travel through the lower, intermediate levels of the rainforest. On the return, the excitement builds as you soar through the upper levels of this unique ecosystem.

You will have the opportunity to access the canopy with a pulley system that requires minimum physical effort, using a system that has minimal impact on the natural beauty of the rainforest. An optional guided, 15- to 20-minute nature walk on a fern loop trail takes you along the luxuriant forest floor in a circular route, offering an immersion into your tropical surroundings.

After this fascinating experience, you will embark on a scenic drive to the northern tip of the island. Your journey will take you through the popular resort of Rodney Bay and the Rodney Bay Marina, which boosts the island’s yacht tourism. Continue through the old fishing village of Gros Islet, where the first priests of the island settled in 1749.

Your travels next take you to the Pigeon Point National Landmark. Here, you can admire the views across the Atlantic and the mountainous interior, including the three distinctive peaks of Mt Gimie. You will then pass through Cap Estate, known as the Beverly Hills of St. Lucia and dotted with some of the island’s finest homes.

Pause for a photo stop at Sea Breeze Heights before continuing to the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club to enjoy a refreshment.

Before you know it, it will be time to return to the pier and your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:
It is recommended that guests wear a hat, sunscreen, lightweight clothing and jacket, as well as flat, comfortable shoes. Guests may also wish to bring binoculars, insect repellent and a camera. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of booking is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-Reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Excursion Code:

STL-E

Level:

Moderate

Walking Type:

Medium

Highlights:

Discover St. Lucia from above and below the treetops on today’s memorable adventure. Bird’s-eye views from a forest gondola offer a new perspective on the tropical flora and fauna, while insights into the island’s history and culture are afforded with a scenic island survey.

Duration:

4 hours

Price:

$189

Barbados

Island Safari Adventure

December 31

Be greeted by your English-speaking driver/guides as you step into one of the comfortable zebra-striped safari Land Rovers and prepare yourself for an adventurous tour of the island. Using your 4x4 vehicles, you will be able to visit many of the beautiful places on the island inaccessible most visitors. Along the way your professional guides will keep you entertained and informed as they share the folklore, culture, history of St Joseph Parish Church and Indian Pond, just to name few. In addition, enjoy many astounding photo opportunities along your route.

Make your way to the East Coast and one of the island’s most scenic spots, Bathsheba, where your driver/guide will serve you beverages from the onboard bar selection. Have an opportunity to walk on the beach as you witness the pounding shoreline view of the Atlantic Ocean.

As you reboard the Land Rover, the convoy once again drives along a coastal road to where you will travel off-road up a hill to what is called Cattlewash Hill View, another scenic view of the coast and the surrounding area while sipping your beverage. Onwards, your convoy continues its way through quaint villages to a spectacular vista approximately 800 feet above sea level overlooking the interior of the island known as the Scotland District. Your journey back to the port is along the Platinum Coast, so named as many of the upscale and five-star hotels are located along this side of the island.

Enjoy a picnic basket with refreshments such as dip and crackers, grapes, coconut bread and wine before returning to the pier and your Crystal ship by way of Holetown.

Important Notes:
Children must be a minimum of five years old in order to participate. Due to the adventurous nature of this excursion, guests with back or neck problems, as well as women who are pregnant, will not be allowed to participate. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. It is also recommended that guests bring along raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Excursion Code:

BBD-C

Level:

Moderate

Walking Type:

Medium

Highlights:

Access the more secluded areas of Barbados on this adventurous, half-day excursion, which takes you into the heart of the island.

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

$109

Key West

Trolley Ride & Truman White House

January 05

This enjoyable excursion begins with the highlights described in excursion KEY-A Old Town Trolley Experience.

After the trolley returns you to Mallory Square, you will be met by one of the local guides from the Harry S. Truman Little White House and escorted on a 250 yards walk to the Presidential Museum.  The Little White House was built in 1890 as the first officers’ quarters on the naval station.  In the beginning of the 20th century, the home was converted into a single family dwelling to house the base commandant.

The house, currently owned by the Florida Department of State, has been host to many distinguished guests. Thomas Edison resided in the house during World War I, while working on depth charge research for the U.S. Navy. In 1946, Harry Truman began visiting the island for relaxation and returned for 175 days during his presidency. Other notable guests have included Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter.

In April 2000, the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S., Great Britain, Germany and France had a private dinner at the Little White House.  On April 2-6, 2001, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell opened peace talks in this house between the representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

After your guided visit of this remarkable house, a leisurely 15-minute walk returns you to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:
Guests must be a minimum of five years old in order to participate. As this excursion involves approximately one hour of walking and standing, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Guests are also required to walk approximately 250 yards from the shuttle drop off point to the Truman White House. As the second floor of the White House involves stair climbing, it is not wheelchair accessible. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of the sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions.

Excursion Code:

KEY-E

Level:

Moderate

Walking Type:

Medium

Highlights:

Enjoy this city overview by trolley or train, as well as a visit to the Truman House on this brief excursion.

Duration:

2.5 hours

Price:

$89

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Call for single fares.)

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

Port Charge: $600

* Fares include the Book Now Savings.

Call us for air fares.

Save More: Crystal Society Discount, Onboard Booking Discount

Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
with Book Now Savings*
(single fares: call for discounted fares and availability)
C3 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 6,680
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 7,265
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 7,770
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,325
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 9,560
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 9,750
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,890
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 10,035
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 10,185
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 10,335
PH, SH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 15,505
PS, SP (10, 11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 20,930