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Program #20546RJ
26 Days | 25 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.
Start of Program
Nov 25, 2012
Embark Crystal Symphony by 3:00 pm, Port of Los Angeles, CA
You will be staying at the Crystal Symphony that night.
Location: Arrive Los Angeles
Transportation to site: Distance and Travel Time: •The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro, California is approximately 20.1 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) •Travel time is approximately 30 minutes (40 minutes in traffic) from Los Angeles International Airport. •Travel times may vary widely depending on traffic conditions. Please allow plenty of time for travel from the airports. Directions: There is easy freeway access to the World Cruise Center from all points. •From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - West Los Angeles San Diego Freeway(405) south to the Harbor Freeway(110), then south on the Harbor Freeway to the CA 47 - Terminal Island exit. Merge right to the Harbor Blvd. Exit. Proceed straight through the Harbor Blvd. intersection and turn right into the World Cruise Center parking lot.

End of Program
Dec 20, 2012
Disembark by 10 am, Port of Auckland, New Zealand,Overview of Auckland Field Trip and Transfer to Auckland International Airport.
You will be staying at the Crystal Symphony the night before.
Location: Auckland
Nearest airport: Auckland International Airport (09-275 0789; www.auckland-airport.co.nz)
Transportation to site: The Auckland International Airport is 22km from the Cruise Terminals. It would take approximately 30-40 minutes by car or taxi outside of peak hour traffic. Airbus Express to the airport leaves from the Downtown Ferry Terminal bus stop. This service takes 45-60 minutes each way. Public Transport Options Britomart Transport Centre for bus and train services is directly across the street from Queens Wharf, and only 5 minutes walk from Princes Wharf. The Downtown Ferry Terminal is located between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf for ferries to Devonport, West Harbour, Half Moon Bay, Pine Harbour, Waiheke Island, and many Tourist destinations. A taxi rank is also located at both Cruise Ship terminals. Directions from the port to Auckland International Airport: Head southeast on Sunderland St toward Solent St Turn right onto Solent St Turn right onto Tamaki Drive Take the 1st left onto The Strand/​State Highway 16 Slight left onto Gladstone Rd Slight right onto Saint Stephens Ave Take the 2nd left onto Parnell Rd At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Broadway Continue onto Manukau Rd (signs for Royal Oak/​Onehunga) Continue onto Pah Rd (signs for 12/​Manukau City/​State Highway 20) Continue onto Queenstown Rd At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the State Highway 20 ramp to Manukau Merge onto South-Western Motorway/​State Highway 20 Take exit 9 on the right to merge onto George Bolt Memorial Drive/​State Highway 20A Continue to follow George Bolt Memorial Drive Go through 3 roundabouts Turn left onto Andrew Mckee Ave Turn right Destination will be on the left
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: With a winning formula for success, Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury properties in the world. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has won an unprecedented number of top awards. Among others, the line has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Public Areas include: 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 Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, six blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and The Ultimate Texas Hold'em Galaxy Lounge showroom 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 A variety of lounges including the Starlite Club for dancing and cabaret; Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar; Connoisseur Club, an intimate, refined cigar and connoisseur liquor lounge; Palm Court observation lounge; and Luxe nightclub Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center Library featuring over 3,000 books, DVD's, and audio books Bridge Lounge

Ship Information: Registry: Bahamas Builder: Kvaerner Masa-Yards Country Built In: Finland Ship Completed Date: 5/3/1995 Christened By: Angela Lansbury Call Letters: C6MY5 Refurbished Date: 11/9/2009 Capacity: 922 Number of Crew, Nationality: 566, European Gross Tonnage: 51044 Stabilized: Yes Average Speed: 20 knots Maximum Speed: 21 knots Length: 781 feet Beam: 99 feet Space Ratio: 54.3:1 Number of Passenger Decks: 8 Number of Outside Rooms: 461 Number of Restaurants: 7 Number of Pools: 1 Number of Elevators: 8 Voltage: 110/220 Non-Smoking Dining: Yes Non-Smoking Ship: No

Contact info:
100 Fordham Road, Building C
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA
phone: 800-337-9568
web: www.crystalcruise.com

Room amenities: 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining Refrigerators with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows, plush duvets and featherbeds Remote control, flat-screen television with audio/MP3 player input and DVD Player. Television features 24-hour news and sports information via CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World NEws, Sky News, NHK World, ESPN, and TNT (reception permitting) Wi-Fi access Lavish bathroom amenities including Frette bathrobes, slippers, two hairdryers and Aveda bath products.Other amenities include a clothes brush, shoe horn, and sewing kit. Shower, bathtub, double sink, makeup mirror and a telephone in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference Direct-dial ship-to-shore phones and personal voice mail and cell phone service at sea Large closets with shoe rack, umbrella, and beach tote Telephone system with private voice mail and automated wake-up call Personal stateroom safe Alarm clocks

Facility amenities: DINING AREAS: Crystal Dining Room for distinctive international cuisine and a world-renowned wine list Prego restaurant for classic Italian cuisine in a Venetian atmosphere Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, exclusively featuring menu selections created by the famed Nobu Matsuhisa The Vintage Room, a classic boardroom and wine cellar for exclusive wine-pairing dinners The Bistro serving international coffees, cheeses, and wines by the glass The outdoor Trident Bar & Grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps and fruits is open throughout the afternoon Indoor/outdoor Lido Café serves breakfast and lunch Complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt bar Afternoon tea Indoor/outdoor poolside area for casual dining FITNESS FACILITIES: Feng Shui-designed Crystal Spa, Salon & Fitness Center Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment and personal fitness instructors Weight room with free weights, weight machines Exercise studio for high and low impact classes, yoga, Spinning classes, as well as personal training Salon for hair styling, manicures and pedicures Dry sauna and steam room Full exterior 360 degree teak Promenade Deck for walking and jogging Sports deck with a golf driving range and putting greens Full-size paddle tennis court Seahorse Pool, an outdoor lap pool ENTERTAINMENT: The Creative Learning Institute, an extensive lecture and seminar program Nightclub for nightly dancing and Karaoke Recent-release films in the Dolby-equipped Hollywood Theatre Cocktail hour at the Crystal Cove with soft piano music Avenue Saloon with pianist-singers performing jazz and favorite tunes Full orchestra in the Galaxy Lounge, a six-piece dance band, and rotating musical ensembles such as a strolling instrumental trio, string quarter, or rolling a cappella group Complimentary dance classes Ballroom and nightclub dance lounges An Ambassador Host Program for dancing partners Bridge instructors

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: With a winning formula for success, Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury properties in the world. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has won an unprecedented number of top awards. Among others, the line has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Public Areas include: 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 Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, six blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and The Ultimate Texas Hold'em Galaxy Lounge showroom 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 A variety of lounges including the Starlite Club for dancing and cabaret; Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar; Connoisseur Club, an intimate, refined cigar and connoisseur liquor lounge; Palm Court observation lounge; and Luxe nightclub Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center Library featuring over 3,000 books, DVD's, and audio books Bridge Lounge

Ship Information: Registry: Bahamas Builder: Kvaerner Masa-Yards Country Built In: Finland Ship Completed Date: 5/3/1995 Christened By: Angela Lansbury Call Letters: C6MY5 Refurbished Date: 11/9/2009 Capacity: 922 Number of Crew, Nationality: 566, European Gross Tonnage: 51044 Stabilized: Yes Average Speed: 20 knots Maximum Speed: 21 knots Length: 781 feet Beam: 99 feet Space Ratio: 54.3:1 Number of Passenger Decks: 8 Number of Outside Rooms: 461 Number of Restaurants: 7 Number of Pools: 1 Number of Elevators: 8 Voltage: 110/220 Non-Smoking Dining: Yes Non-Smoking Ship: No

Contact info:
100 Fordham Road, Building C
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA
phone: 800-337-9568
web: www.crystalcruise.com

Room amenities: 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining Refrigerators with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows, plush duvets and featherbeds Remote control, flat-screen television with audio/MP3 player input and DVD Player. Television features 24-hour news and sports information via CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World NEws, Sky News, NHK World, ESPN, and TNT (reception permitting) Wi-Fi access Lavish bathroom amenities including Frette bathrobes, slippers, two hairdryers and Aveda bath products.Other amenities include a clothes brush, shoe horn, and sewing kit. Shower, bathtub, double sink, makeup mirror and a telephone in bathroom Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference Direct-dial ship-to-shore phones and personal voice mail and cell phone service at sea Large closets with shoe rack, umbrella, and beach tote Telephone system with private voice mail and automated wake-up call Personal stateroom safe Alarm clocks

Facility amenities: DINING AREAS: Crystal Dining Room for distinctive international cuisine and a world-renowned wine list Prego restaurant for classic Italian cuisine in a Venetian atmosphere Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, exclusively featuring menu selections created by the famed Nobu Matsuhisa The Vintage Room, a classic boardroom and wine cellar for exclusive wine-pairing dinners The Bistro serving international coffees, cheeses, and wines by the glass The outdoor Trident Bar & Grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps and fruits is open throughout the afternoon Indoor/outdoor Lido Café serves breakfast and lunch Complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt bar Afternoon tea Indoor/outdoor poolside area for casual dining FITNESS FACILITIES: Feng Shui-designed Crystal Spa, Salon & Fitness Center Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment and personal fitness instructors Weight room with free weights, weight machines Exercise studio for high and low impact classes, yoga, Spinning classes, as well as personal training Salon for hair styling, manicures and pedicures Dry sauna and steam room Full exterior 360 degree teak Promenade Deck for walking and jogging Sports deck with a golf driving range and putting greens Full-size paddle tennis court Seahorse Pool, an outdoor lap pool ENTERTAINMENT: The Creative Learning Institute, an extensive lecture and seminar program Nightclub for nightly dancing and Karaoke Recent-release films in the Dolby-equipped Hollywood Theatre Cocktail hour at the Crystal Cove with soft piano music Avenue Saloon with pianist-singers performing jazz and favorite tunes Full orchestra in the Galaxy Lounge, a six-piece dance band, and rotating musical ensembles such as a strolling instrumental trio, string quarter, or rolling a cappella group Complimentary dance classes Ballroom and nightclub dance lounges An Ambassador Host Program for dancing partners Bridge instructors

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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25 nights of accommodations
70 meals: 24 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 23 dinners
24 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
22 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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