23-night The Great Barrier Reef and Beyond Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Serenity®
Destination:
Sydney/Manila
Departure Date:
2/17/2018
Length:
23
Offer ID:
1206693
from
$9230

The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.

Theme: Crystal Wine & Food Festival + Ocean Views* 

This critically acclaimed celebration of the culinary arts, which continues to attract the world’s top chefs, wine experts and mixologists, is now elevated with special new twists including a focus on the growing popularity of micro-breweries, and, for an over-the-top indulgence, a voyage that combines food and wine!

Topical world issues are addressed in this moderated format of lively panel discussions among visiting guest ambassadors, professors, foreign correspondents, four-star generals and others; new electronic polling devices allow for immediate audience participation.

*The cruise line's theme is subject to change or cancellation without notice.


EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES (per Couple):

Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - Up to $600). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - Up to $600). Choose from the ports below.
  • $600 Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Sydney - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.
    • Cairns - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.

Known quite simply as the very best cruise ship in the world, Crystal Serenity is consistently awarded the highest accolades by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, among others. Following a $25-million redesign, Crystal Serenity emerges with a sophisticated look blending Hollywood glamour and Fifth Avenue elegance. Crystal's award-winning ships ensure that, no matter what the destination, the journey will be memorable.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Special Promotions Available on 2018 Crystal Serenity Departures

Special promotions available on this sailing! Promotions may include Book Now Fares, Optional Air Program and More.

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Kids Sail Free.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Sydney
2/17/2018
2/17/2018

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Sydney
2/18/2018
2/18/2018 5:00:00 PM

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

At Sea
2/19/2018
2/19/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/20/2018
2/20/2018

No information currently available.

Hamilton Island
2/21/2018 6:00:00 AM
2/21/2018 6:00:00 PM

Hamilton Island is located in the center of Whitsundays and is one of 74 tropical islands between Queensland Coast and Great Barrier Reef. It is the largest inhabited island in Whitsundays and the only island with an airport for direct commercial and charter flights. Over 80% of Hamilton Island has been carefully preserved in its natural state so visitors can continue to enjoy the pristine beauty of the island's fabulous beaches, unspoiled nature trails and secluded hideaways. Over the past 3 years, Hamilton Island Limited has invested almost $56M in refurbishing and upgrading existing features as well creating new facilities.

Cairns
2/22/2018 12:00:00 PM
2/22/2018

Cairns is the sunny garden city where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Wet Tropics Rainforest, mountains and the gulf savannah not too far away. The city's water front boasts a world class marina and wharf used by visiting cruise liners, yachts and tour vessels. Cairns is situated in the Northern end of Tropical Queensland Australia. It's a modern city with a good location to explore some of Australia's vast array of flora and fauna. With a magnificent Casino, Cairns is alive with more activities than a visitor will ever have time for. The principal attraction is the over 60 national parks from the wet tropical rain forests and lush tablelands to the truly wild Cape York Peninsula and the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns
2/23/2018
2/23/2018 6:00:00 PM

Cairns is the sunny garden city where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Wet Tropics Rainforest, mountains and the gulf savannah not too far away. The city's water front boasts a world class marina and wharf used by visiting cruise liners, yachts and tour vessels. Cairns is situated in the Northern end of Tropical Queensland Australia. It's a modern city with a good location to explore some of Australia's vast array of flora and fauna. With a magnificent Casino, Cairns is alive with more activities than a visitor will ever have time for. The principal attraction is the over 60 national parks from the wet tropical rain forests and lush tablelands to the truly wild Cape York Peninsula and the Great Barrier Reef.

Cooktown
2/24/2018 8:00:00 AM
2/24/2018 6:00:00 PM

Cooktown in Australia offers visitors s deluge of natural wonders to explore. Located near the Great Barrier Reef, many world class anglers come to Cooktown for the reef and pristine local rivers inhabited by a wide variety of fish. Cooktown is truly a natural wonder where visitors will discover sandy beaches, lush gardens, tropical lagoons, waterfalls, and awe-inspiring mountain views.

At Sea
2/25/2018
2/25/2018

No information currently available.

Alotau
2/26/2018 7:00:00 AM
2/26/2018 6:00:00 PM

Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay province, a province of Papua new Guinea.  Renowned for its friendly people and amazing tropical islands, it is a very well kept secret and sees very few tourists each year. The whole of Milne bay offers some of the worlds best scuba diving and coral reef experiences.

Kitava Island
2/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
2/27/2018 6:00:00 PM

Kitava is one of the many islands to the east, off Kiriwina, the heartland of theTrobriand Islands. The majestic coral cliffs are popular with climbers and the the Inakebu cave is not to be missed by adventure seekers. The village is tucked in a horseshoe inlet surrounded by sparkling white sand, and the ocean is bordered by a reef to shelter a picturesque lagoon with magnificent coral gardens filled with marine life.

 

At Sea
2/28/2018
2/28/2018

No information currently available.

Honiara
3/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/1/2018 6:00:00 PM

Known as the "Happy Isles," the Solomons are one of the best-kept secrets in the Pacific. These are islands of great natural beauty from jungle-clad peaks and active volcanoes to dashing waterfalls, misty rainforests, turquoise lagoons, and brilliant coral reefs. The islands' variety of cultures and customs is also striking. In Honiara, backstreet quonset huts and an occasional, rusty wreckage provide grim reminders of World War II; over 25,000 Japanese and American soldiers were killed or wounded on Guadalcanal. Honiara has been the capital of the Solomon Islands since Tulagi was devastated during World War II.

Gizo
3/2/2018 9:00:00 AM
3/2/2018 6:00:00 PM

A small town that consists primarily of a main street on the waterfront, Gizo is an ideal location for visitors seeking unique and diverse diving experiences.

Rabaul
3/3/2018 4:00:00 PM
3/3/2018

Rabaul and it's Harbor is to the New Guinea islands as the Metro is to Paris. Tokua airport is the gateway to the islands region. Rabaul is surrounded by friendly native villages and the local dialect is called Kuanua and its people are called Tolai's.

Rabaul
3/4/2018
3/4/2018 5:00:00 PM

Rabaul and it's Harbor is to the New Guinea islands as the Metro is to Paris. Tokua airport is the gateway to the islands region. Rabaul is surrounded by friendly native villages and the local dialect is called Kuanua and its people are called Tolai's.

At Sea
3/5/2018
3/5/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/6/2018
3/6/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/7/2018
3/7/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/8/2018
3/8/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/9/2018
3/9/2018

No information currently available.

Boracay
3/10/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/10/2018 8:00:00 PM

Boracay is a small island paradise located in Malay, Philippines. Winning awards for best island in the world, Boracay is famous for being one of the top destinations for relaxation. Boracay offers idyllic beaches, spas, vibrant nightlife and some of the best snorkeling in the world.

Romblon
3/11/2018 7:00:00 AM
3/11/2018 5:00:00 PM

Amid beautiful landscapes and seascapes, Romblon offers beaches, snorkeling and hiking. It is often called Marble Island; the marble deposits form the basis of Romblon’s local industry. The port town, a quaint mixture of colonial-style architecture and nipa-roofed houses, is surrounded by steep bluffs and noted as one of the safest natural harbors in the Philippines. Major points of interest include a lively market, the 1726 cathedral with its fine interior and the hilltop Fort San Andres - a navigational station for the Weather Bureau with a lookout over town and nearby beaches. Browse through the many workshops and stores and check out the various souvenirs crafted from marble. A 25-mile road circles the island, with a good part of it requires hiking without a tricycle or jeep. Romblon’s pristine state is its primary attraction.

Manila
3/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
3/12/2018

Manila is the heartbeat of the Philippines. Multi-faceted, multi-layered, lusty and lively, it is the seat of government and center of arts and education. It is a city of contrasts and contradictions. Here streets pulsate with life at all hours; within its boundaries live the richest and poorest in the country. Occupied over decades by Spanish, Americans, British and Japanese, East meets West, giving the city a unique character. The Walled City, a medieval fortified town, was the heart and soul of the country for more than 300 years. This city fortress, surrounded by moats and turreted walls 30 feet thick, was known as Intramuros and comprises Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church - suggested priorities on any visitor’s itinerary. Manila attracts migrants who arrive from throughout to study or seek work. The cosmopolitan air in this fascinating city comes from its substantial Chinese and other foreign communities, busy port, multi-national corporations and constant flow of tourists. Other sights to see include Manila Cathedral, the Coconut Palace, and the National Museum.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $9230
C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $9230
C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $9230
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $10950
B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $10950
B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $10950
A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $11150
A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $11150
P1 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah $11350
P2 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah $11350
Suite Cruise Only Price  
PH - Penthouse with Verandah $20965
PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah $25950
CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah $63525

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $943, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
2/17/2018
Number of Nights
23
Cruise Inclusions:
  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

Cruise-Only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1206693

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