25 May 2019 • 24 Day Tokyo to San Francisco • Fly & Cruise Package

  • Pricing

    per person from

    B2 Veranda  –  $15,340     


    B1 Veranda  –  $15,555


    A3 Veranda  –  $15,865


    SP Penthouse  –  $32,125


    Single from

    B2 Veranda  –  $22,700

    Inclusions

    • One way economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Tokyo inc. tax

    • One way private car transfer from Tokyo airport to hotel

    • 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel located in Tokyo

    • One way private car transfer from Tokyo hotel to port

    • 22 night Crystal Symphony cruise from Tokyo to San Francisco including: – Complimentary gratuities for all cruise dining, bar, housekeeping and butler staff – Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits onboard cruise ship – Complimentary Wi-Fi and Internet access – Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining at least once per cruise^ – Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute and Computer University@Sea with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking. – Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea programs – 24 hour room service onboard cruise – Port/govt charges

    • One way private car transfer from San Francisco port to airport

    • One way economy class airfare from San Francisco to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth inc. tax

     

    Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (24 Oct 18). All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 15 Jan 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. *Free economy airfare included and guests may choose to pay a further supplement to upgrade any economy or premium economy fares. Free hotel in Tokyo is at our discretion. Cruise fare does not include shore excursions. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. ^Crystal Cruises offers each guest the opportunity to dine at least once on a complimentary basis in Prego and Nobu Matsuhisa’s sea-going restaurant. Additional reservations including `walk-in` visits are subject to a US$30 per person fee, subject to availability. Optional dining in the Vintage Room attracts an additional fee.
  • ItineraryLarge Map Image

    Day 1: May 25, Saturday – Australia to Japan

    Fly from Australia to Tokyo, transfer to hotel, overnight

    Day 2: May 26, Sunday – Tokyo, Japan: board cruise & overnight

    Fusing the vitality of a modern metropolis with the stately elegance of yesteryear, Tokyo is truly unique. From the timeless beauty of the Meiji Shrine to the glittering Ginza district and impressive Tokyo Tower, this international giant is a complex blend of East and West. Houses of wood and paper stand beside towering steel skyscrapers, while kimono-clad women stroll beside teenagers who have created a fashion all their own.

    The timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan’s enduring traditions. Despite encroaching urban development, it continues to exist in a verdant parkland of isolation. Images of the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo, which is home to more than 11 million people, will create memories of a lifetime.

    Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.

    Day 3: May 27, Monday – Tokyo, Japan: embark 6pm

    Day 4: May 28, Tuesday – Cruising the North Pacific Ocean

    Day 5: May 29, Wednesday – Hakodate, Japan, 7am to 5pm

    Hokkaidō is Japan’s northernmost island and represents Japan untamed. Consisting more of woodland than cities, Hokkaidō is the country’s least developed island and considered uncharted territory by many Japanese. Nonetheless, this remote island’s cities and towns are outposts of modern urban humanity. Were it not for the wild mountains, virgin forests, sapphire lakes and surf-beaten shores, which have kept the growing cities at bay, the city of Hakodate would appear as any other Japanese metropolis. Located on the arch of the island’s boot-like Oshima Peninsula, Hakodate is one of three Japanese ports opened to international trade by the Meiji government in 1859. As a result of the city’s commercial atmosphere, many buildings were constructed with definite European- and American-style architecture.

    Day 6 & 7: May 30 & 31 – Cruising the North Pacific Ocean

    Day 8: Jun 01, Saturday – Petropavlovsk, Russia, 8am to 10pm

    Petropavlovsk’s claim to fame isn’t necessarily the city itself, but the remarkable scenery that surrounds it. Like Base Camp at Everest (though with far better amenities), Petropavlovsk offers trekkers, anglers and skiers a comfortable place from which to provision and launch their expeditions. The reason for such a variety of outdoor pursuits lies in the formation of the Kamchatsky Peninsula, a mountainous region in northeastern Russia on the Bering Sea. The peninsula is part of the Ring of Fire, the string of volcanoes that encircle the Pacific. Here on the peninsula there are 68 active volcanoes, providing outstanding opportunities for exploration and adventure. Visitors might soak in the hot springs, soar over the volcanoes via helicopter, see the Valley of the Geysers or discover Nalichevsky Nature Park.

    Day 9 & 10: June 02 & 03 – Crossing the International Date Line, cruising the North Pacific Ocean

    Day 11: Jun 04, Tuesday – Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA, 8am to 6pm

    The port of Dutch Harbor, on tiny Amaknak Island, is connected by a bridge to the city of Unalaska, a onetime ancient Aleut Village. It lies 800 miles southwest of Anchorage in the heart of the Aleutian Islands along the “Ring of Fire,” so named for the frequent volcanic activity of this portion of the Pacific Rim. These islands were the stepping-stones that lured Russian explorers to Alaska during the 1700s. Development quickened when ships heading for the Nome gold fields stopped here for provisions. Steller’s sea lions are among this region’s unique and abundant wildlife. You may also spot whales, seals, sea otters, porpoises and rare seabirds. Don’t miss seeing the Holy Ascension Church, the island’s World War II landmarks and other fascinating relics of the past.

    Day 12: June 05, Wednesday – Cruising the Gulf of Alaska

    Day 13: Jun 06, Thursday – Kodiak, Alaska, USA, 8am to 9pm

    Often called “Alaska’s Emerald Isle,’ Kodiak Island is indeed magnificently green, thanks to its plentiful summer rains. In fact, many things are plentiful here, including fish and other wildlife. The island, situated off the coast of Alaska, boasts one of North America’s largest commercial fishing ports. Both avid and casual anglers will delight in chances to test their skills in catching halibut, trout, steelhead and all five species of salmon. Hikers and mountain bikers will find the area a paradise as well, with a choice of splendid trails that wind through Kodiak’s National Wildlife Refuge. For those wanting to delve into local history, there are several museums in and near the main town of Kodiak: The Baranov Museum dedicated to the island’s history; the Alutiiq Museum, which illuminates the cultural traditions of the indigenous Alutiiq people; the Kodiak Maritime Museum, showcasing Alaska’s maritime heritage; and the Kodiak Military History Museum, aptly located in a restored bunker.

    Day 14: June 07, Friday – Cruising the North Pacific Ocean

    Day 15: Jun 08, Saturday – Cruising Hubbard Glacier

    This enormous, stunning glacier is best viewed from the sea. The ice on Hubbard Glacier fell as snow centuries ago; compressed by its own tremendous weight, it flows seaward. Large chunks of ice regularly break off in a process called calving. And in the summer, rare humpback whales come to these waters to feed – with luck, you’ll see one of these gentle giants.

    Note: Subject to permit specifications/approvals. As such, the order of ports and/or cruise itinerary are subject to change at any time.

    Day 16: Jun 09, Sunday – Skagway, Alaska, USA, 7am to 6pm

    Discover the flavor of the gold rush era in Skagway. In its heyday, this atmospheric frontier town was the largest in Alaska. During the height of the gold boom, Skagway was known as the gateway to the goldfields, and its population went from 2 to 10,000 in a single year. At one time it boasted 80 saloons and was known as the “roughest town on earth.” Although its population is now less than 1,000, its rip-roaring past will come alive as you stroll along Broadway or browse through the Trail of ’98 Museum’s outstanding collection of memorabilia.

    Day 17: Jun 10, Monday – Sitka, Alaska, USA, 9am to 6pm

    The symmetrical cone of Mount Edgecumbe and countless green-tufted islands welcome Crystal Symphony to picturesque Sitka. In its heyday, it was referred to as the “Paris of the Pacific” and knew great prosperity. Although founded by Alexander Baranof in 1799, it wasn’t until 1867, when Alaska was purchased by the United States, that the Stars and Stripes replaced the Russian flag. As Russia’s former capital in the New World, Sitka still retains its exotic heritage, boasting proud architecture and unique historical sites.

    Day 18: Jun 11, Tuesday – Ketchikan, Alaska, USA, 8am to 6pm

    Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Although Ketchikan’s Indian name means “Thundering Wings of an Eagle,” it is also known as “Alaska’s First City,” so coined as it is frequently the first stop along the Inside Passage.Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan’s rich Indian heritage, visit the world’s largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel. Or, we welcome you to paddle a kayak on sheltered waters, take a floatplane to a remote mountain lake or try your hand at sportfishing. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time in “Alaska’s First City,” we’re sure your visit will be a memorable one.

    Day 19: Jun 12, Wednesday – Cruising the Inside Passage

    Protected from the open sea by forested isles, sheltered from the windy mainland by the tallest coastal mountains in the world, this 1,000-mile waterway seems custom-made by nature for a cruise. The deep, calm waters of the passage meander between dense pine forests where wild game abounds, with occasional rustic towns along the way.

    Day 20: Jun 13, Thursday – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 8am to 11:59pm

    Discovered by Captain Cook over two centuries ago, the lovely city of Victoria has successfully nurtured its English ambiance and heritage. Wonderful legacies are preserved with bright red double-decker buses and the delicious tradition of high tea.

    Shops brim with tartans, china, silver and antiques. From the landmark Empress Hotel to the impressive Parliament Buildings, city streets are filled with gracious architecture. A glorious profusion of colorful flowers abounds within the hanging baskets on every lamppost and at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Victoria is an atmospheric city which brims with old-world charm.

    Day 21: Jun 14, Friday – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 8am to 6pm

    Prosperous and vibrant Vancouver is Canada’s third-largest city and British Columbia’s most cosmopolitan center. Enjoy exploring the restored Gastown district or discovering the intrigue of Chinatown. Seize this opportunity to sample delicacies from the sea, explore the North Shore and Stanley Park, the largest natural park of any city on the North American continent, and browse among shops and galleries in Granville Island. Blessed with an unsurpassed natural backdrop, Vancouver is set amid a gorgeous landscape of water and mountains. On a clear day, one can view rugged mountains, emerald-green parklands and the luminous sea from almost any vantage point.

    Day 22: Jun 15, Saturday – Cruising the West Coast USA

    Day 23: Jun 16, Sunday – San Francisco, California, USA, arrive 6pm to overnight

    Sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge is an unforgettable experience and is naturally a highlight of your visit to San Francisco. Upon arrival you will discover why this metropolis is one of the most diverse, dynamic and beautiful cities in the world. San Francisco is a melting pot of cultures and an important financial center of the world. Hellenic in its setting and climate, European in its intellectual and cultural scope, American in its vigor and informality and Asian in its tranquility, San Francisco is indeed one of the most exciting cities of the world. Opportunities for discovery abound. Stroll through Chinatown, shop at Union Square or browse through Fisherman’s Wharf. Or perhaps, the attractions of North Beach will beckon. Sip cappuccino at a sidewalk café, feast on Italian food or browse through tempting specialty stores. Across the Golden Gate Bridge hide giant redwoods and artistic Sausalito which provide the perfect getaway from the city. Whatever your choice, San Francisco’s distinctive charm engenders a special affection in the hearts of all who visit.

    Day 24: Jun 17, Monday – San Francisco, California, USA, disembark this morning

    Transfer to airport for your flight home today. Or if you would like to stay on in San Francisco we can organise accommodation for you at an extra cost. Ask us when enquiring.

  • Only one date available 25 May – 19 June 2019

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