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Program #19327RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 16 — Nov 29, 2012

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Day One: Friday, November 16 - Depart North America for Barcelona
Depart From: Depart from North America for Barcelona, Spain.

Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, November 17 - Embark the Crystal Serenity/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrive in Barcelona and take coach transfer to the port to board the ship.

Afternoon: Attend a program orientation where you will meet your fellow Road Scholar participants and Study Leader.

Dinner: Welcome Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, November 18 - Barcelona, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet onboard the ship.

Morning: This morning your local expert will discuss Barcelona’s beautiful landmarks, architecture and history during a panoramic city drive. Stop at the "Templo Expiatiorio de La Sagrada Familia" for a look at the interior of this remarkable cathedral. Originally conceived in a modest orthodox neo-Gothic style, the project changed direction and scale under Gaudi, who used the opportunity to reflect his own spiritual and nationalist feelings, spending most of the rest of his working life in the project.

Lunch: Group lunch at a local restaurant in Barcelona.

Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a field trip to view the Picasso Museum collections, which testify to the artist's strong ties with the city where he spent his artistic formative years. Gain an understanding of the artist's development by examining some of the 3,500 works that make up the museum's permanent collection. Following this you will transfer to board the ship in Barcelona.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, November 19 - At Sea (Exploring the Ship)
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: Attend Lecture presented by your Study Leader.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon aboard Crystal Serenity. Explore the ship's world class complimentary services and classes like language lessons by Bertlitz or piano instruction with Yamaha. Towards the evening, enjoy a lecture presented by your Study Leader.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Tuesday, November 20 - Malaga, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: This morning the ship arrives in Malaga. After breakfast choose to explore Malaga on your own, or select from an array of Crystal excursion options. Prosperous Málaga lies along the beautiful Costa del Sol, approximately 70 miles inside the Strait of Gibraltar. Its wealth of historical sites includes a 16th-century cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress. This modern-looking provincial capital was founded by the Phoenicians and later became culturally and economically important as the port of Granada. Sightseeing opportunities abound from Málaga. The charming mountain village of Mijas and the impressive Alhambra are attractions you won't want to miss.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of Malaga.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Wednesday, November 21 - Cadiz/Seville, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: The ship arrives in Cadiz in the morning. Choose to explore on your own or select from an array of Crystal excursion options. On a low-lying peninsula extending into the crescent-shaped bay stands 3,000-year-old Cádiz, the Western world's oldest continuously inhabited city. Neat houses huddle within high walls, while the surrounding countryside is lush with olive groves. The Puertas de Tierra divides the city in two. Modern Cádiz lies on the isthmus, while the romantic, historical section is located on the other side. The old districts of El Pópulo and Santa Maria, adorned with narrow streets and ancient stone walls, are in sharp contrast to the parks, gardens, wide roads and plazas of the bustling commercial area.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of Cadiz by participating in one of Crystal's excursion options, or simply exploring on your own.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Thursday, November 22 - Casablanca, Morocco
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: This morning the ship arrives in Casablanca, Morocco. Choose to explore on your own or select from an array of Crystal excursion options. Centuries-old Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and principal port, lies on the Atlantic coast of North Africa. Awaiting your discovery is a timeless blend of Arabic culture and French sophistication, as seen by the imposing administrative buildings that recall years of colonial influence. Although the spirits of Bergman and Bogart still linger in the narrow alleyways of the old Medina, this gleaming white city has a firm grasp on the 21st century. Today, it encompasses broad palm-lined boulevards, attractive public parks and soaring high-rises. Bargain-filled souks are reminders of mysterious Africa and shopping aficionados will delight in scouring narrow alleyways for great buys in leatherwork, pottery, carved woodwork and Moroccan rugs.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of Casablanca before returning to board the ship in the early evening.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Friday, November 23 - At Sea (Cruising the Atlantic Ocean)
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: Enjoy a lecture presented by your Study Leader. Learn more about Morocco and the cultural influences present in its unique architecture which blends African and Islamic design styles.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: Enjoy a lecture presented by your Study Leader.: Learn more about the Canary Islands. The islands were named by the Romans in the first century AD. after the monk seals that inhabited them. The Romans called them dogs in Latin, so Islas Canaries means Island of the Dogs. Four of Spain’s national parks are located here and they are the only place in Spain where volcanic eruptions still occur. Spain and Morocco have been verbally fighting over the boundaries of the islands for years.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Saturday, November 24 - Canary Islands / Las Palmas, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: The ship arrives in the Canary Islands in the morning. Choose to explore on your own or select from an array of Crystal excursion options. Visitors seeking shelter from the cold winter have long known about the sun-drenched Canary Islands. About 60 miles from the North African coast, Gran Canaria enjoys a mild, spring-like climate year round. Of the seven islands in the small chain, Gran Canaria is the most popular and boasts Las Palmas as its capital. This bustling Spanish city was founded in 1478 and some of the original buildings still stand. Golden beaches offer a serene contrast to the lush and rugged interior terrain. For a real treat, admire the fine beaches from the top of Bandama, one of Gran Canaria's extinct volcanoes.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of the Canary Islands by participating in one of Crystal's excursion options, or simply exploring on your own.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Sunday, November 25 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: The ship arrives in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning. Choose to explore on your own or select from an array of Crystal excursion options. The largest and most populated island of the seven which make up the Canary Archipelago, Tenerife lies northwest of the African continent. Its shape is triangular and was formed as a result of the massive volcanic eruptions, which once dominated the area. The island's original economy was based on agriculture, including the harvesting of bananas, potatoes and tomatoes. However, new industrial products and activities, such as oil, tobacco and paper mills, have slowly emerged. Nonetheless, tourism remains the main industry of Tenerife.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue your exploration of Tenerife by participating in one of Crystal's excursion options, or simply exploring on your own.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eleven: Monday, November 26 - Madeira/Funchal, Portugal
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: Disembark to attend an exclusive Road Scholar excursion. First visit the vineyards and wine cellars of Barbeito where a winemaker will give a presentation about Madeira wine and its history. Afterwards, depart to Cabo Girao, Europe's highest seacliff. Return to Funchal by Camara de Lobos, a fishing village harboring typical boats mainly dedicated for catching the locally famous black scabbard fish, well-known as the place Sir Winston Churchill used as scenery for painting during his visits to the island.

Lunch: Stop for lunch at the restaurant of the Fort of Sao Tiago in the old quarters of the city. Located in the charming Funchal historical centre, in the heart of the astonishing Madeira Island, the São Tiago Fort is a 17th century defensive construction in a irregular star shape, that today houses the town’s Contemporary Art Museum. The Fort was built back in 1614, in order to protect the town and the Island from the Pirate attacks that were becoming more frequent, as the own Island economy was developing and originating prosperity. During lunch enjoy a talk by former journalist or former politician (ex member of regional parliament) about daily life in Madeira, history, politics, culture and local stories.

Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a visit to the Park of Santa Catarina with a statue of Christopher Columbus and story behind him before his departure for the Americas. Then stop at the “Casa do Turista” a showplace / shop for local artifacts and the Madeira hand embroidery of the good old days.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 68,000 gross registered tons (approx.) 820 ft. length (250 m) 105.6 ft. width (32.2 m) 24.9 ft. draft (7.6 m) 21.0 knots cruising speed 22.0 knots maximum speed Fin type roll stabilizers Two transverse controllable pitch bow thrusters

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 186-644-6662 x5
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: verandahs in 85 % of staterooms; all other staterooms have picture windows Refrigerators hairdryer In-stateroom Internet access Shower, tub, double sink in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference ship-to-shore phones safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar, "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items, Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired, Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access, The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes, a variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center, a library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape, and a Bridge Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Twelve: Tuesday, November 27 - At Sea (Cruising the Atlantic Ocean) / Age of Exp...
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: This morning enjoy a lecture presented by your Study Leader. Learn about the Age of Exploration.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Afternoon: Take the opportunity to reflect on the sites visited throughout the program and to ask any final questions with a program wrap-up.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary.

Lodging: Crystal Serenity

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Mundial hotel is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in the Baixa Pombalina district, with the São Jorge castle as backdrop and a stone's throw away from Praça do Rossio square, an area with easy and quick access to the main sights of the city.

Contact info:
Rua Dom Duarte, 4
1100 Lisbon, Portugal
phone: +351 21 884 20 00
Room amenities: Equipped with direct dial telephone, air conditioning, heating, individual safe, hairdryer, mini-bar, bathrobe, radio, satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Laundry Service, 24 Hours Room Service, Handicapped Rooms Available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact program provider for special rates and reservations.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Wednesday, November 28 - Disembark Ship/Lisbon, Portugal
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship; you may individually choose from among Crystal's dining options.

Morning: This morning disembark the Crystal Serenity in Lisbon, Portugal. Board the coach for a panoramic tour of Lisbon including the Tower of Belem, Discoveries Monument, Monastery of Jeronimos, and Barrio Alto. Cosmopolitan Lisbon was the center of the world's last great colonial empire. Today the city nostalgically reveres its imperial past while adapting to Portugal's role as a member of the European Economic Community. Although located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon has the soul of a Mediterranean city with Moorish castles, pastel and white buildings, orange-tiled roofs and luminous blue skies. Set amid the hills and valleys of the northern shore of the River Tagus, it is one of the loveliest capitals in the world.

Lunch: Enjoy farewell lunch at a local restaurant in Lisbon.

Afternoon: This afternoon explore Lisbon on your own, taking in a final museum or monument before tomorrow's departure.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Mundial

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Fourteen: Thursday, November 29 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for the Lisbon Airport for flights home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Aboard Ship
Crystal Cruise Line Shore ExcursionsParticipants enrolled in program 19327 Exploration, Conquest, Culture: Iberia and Morocco by Sea, wanting to pre register for the Crystal Adventure shore excursions using their $200 ship board credit should contact the program provider at 1-866-359-5966 to secure their individual reservation number and may do so online (link below). To view the most up to date Crystal Adventure shore excursion offered by Crystal cruise line please visit the link below and once the page has fully loaded select Crystal Adventures. Adventures are generally listed within 6 months of departure. PLEASE REMEMBER that as part of your Road Scholar program we have included a full day exclusive Road Scholar shore program in Madeira. **PLEASE NOTE: Details on Crystal Cruises shore excursions are available approximately 6 months prior to your program. You will be able to access the list of shore excursions and prices by following this link.
For additional information, visit: www.crystalcruises.com/VoyageDetail.aspx?CID=0328

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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