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CRYSTAL CRUISE FROM DUBAI TO MUMBAI
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2020
With Optional 2 night post cruise land tour of India, featuring the incomparable Taj Mahal.

Five overnight stays on this cruise maximize the discovery in these fascinating ports. Explore the ever-changing urban masterpiece of Doha, Bahrain’s proud pearl industry, Abu Dhabi’s newly opened Louvre museum and Mumbai’s Bollywood and bazaars. Start the cruise with an overnight onboard stay in Dubai, giving you a chance to enjoy the amazing sites of this opulent city by both day and night including the world’s tallest skyscraper – take a tour to the observation deck on the 125th floor of you wish)

Crystal cruises is a luxury line which only takes 1000 passengers on each sailing and offers the best crew to passenger ratio in the cruise industry giving you the best customer service.

CRUISE DATES: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2020

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CRUISE ITINERARY

Day

Date

Ports

Arrive

Depart

Links

1

Nov 08, Sun

Dubai, UAE   

Embark PM

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2

Nov 09, Mon

Dubai, UAE   

-

6:00 PM

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3

Nov 10, Tue

Doha, Qatar   

7:00 AM

-

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4

Nov 11, Wed

Doha, Qatar   

-

6:00 PM

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5

Nov 12, Thu

Manama, Bahrain

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

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6

Nov 13, Fri

Cruising the Persian Gulf

-

-

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7

Nov 14, Sat

Abu Dhabi, UAE   

8:00 AM

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8

Nov 15, Sun

Abu Dhabi, UAE   

-

6:00 PM

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9

Nov 16, Mon

Cruising the Gulf of Oman

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10

Nov 17, Tue

Muscat, Oman   

8:00 AM

10:00 PM

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11

Nov 18 - Nov 19

Cruising the Arabian Sea

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13

Nov 20, Fri

Mumbai (Bombay), India   

8:00 AM

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14

Nov 21, Sat

Mumbai (Bombay), India   

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Disembark AM

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PORT DESCRIPTIONS:

Port

Dubai

Home to the world’s biggest shopping mall, the world’s tallest skyscraper, and dozens of ultra-glamorous luxury hotels, Dubai is truly a modern wonder. After exploring the new sites of the city, find yourself amongst traditional winding souks and local charm. Or take a jeep safari in the desert, or a camel ride in the desert for an amazing and unique Dubai experience.


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Port


Doha, Qatar

Doha is a major cultural and political hub of the Persian Gulf and is constantly growing. Thousands of expatriates have moved to Qatar to become a part of its development and thriving economy. One of Doha’s most impressive projects is the Pearl, an artificiaPortl island that covers 985 acres.

Port

Manama, Bahrain

This capital city on the Persian Gulf offers a compelling mix of local culture and world influences. With about one-third of residents hailing from other countries, a fascinating mix of chic clubs and eateries and old Arab traditions is on offer. Arab boats called dhows populate the waters, and camel rides and pearl diving excursions remain popular ways to experience traditional pursuits.

Port

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a bustling city with extraordinary sky scrapers, wide, tree-lined boulevards, and some of the most elite cultural destinations. This city is considered the wealthiest city in the world, but still retains a humble charm with its central souk and artisan hub for traditional crafts.  Explore these sites or take a most unique jeep safari in the desert.

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Port

Mumbai

Formerly known as Bombay, this city of temples where Mahatma Gandhi once lived, is home to extraordinary UNESCO treasures including the Ghandi House & museum, the Jain Temple, Hari Krishna Temple, the Elephanta and Ellora Caves, and the Red Fort Complex, as well as the famous Bollywood movie studios, . Alternatively if you wish, shore excursion journeys may also be arranged through the cruise line to the exquisite Taj Mahal including round trip flight if you wish, since the cruise ship will remain docked in Mumbai overnight.

 

Ship Overview:
Welcome to your indulgent home away from home, where you’re every conceivable need is fulfilled with expert care. Enjoy a wealth of amenities such as plush down comforters, ideliby soft 100% cotton linens and bath towels, Frette robes, kimonos and personal slippers, a pillow menu, 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service, and so much more.

Crystal serves up one of the best afternoon teas at sea. Held in the serene and spacious Palm Court, tea is done properly, with live musicians playing softly in the background, white-gloved waiters offering a variety of teas and an extensive selection of sandwiches, scones and tasty treats. There are also popular themed afternoon teas, such as the famous Mozart Tea. Waiters dress in period costumes with velvets and brocades, a classical quartet plays some of the famous composer's pieces, and an especially large selection of Austrian desserts is on offer.

Another area in which Crystal Symphony excels is live music – whether it’s classical music at teatime, a classical quartet in the atrium, torch songs at cocktail hour in the Palm Court, Broadway show tunes with a pianist in the Avenue Saloon before and after dinner and fabulously fun karaoke in the intense Pulse Disco

One noteworthy highlight on Crystal Symphony is the Sunset Bar at the forward end of the Palm Court. It offers gorgeous views over the bow (hence the name) and is rarely crowded.

The Crystal Casino, on the way to the Galaxy Lounge, offers a comprehensive range of table games and slots and the Crystal internet café offers some of the fastest internet speeds at sea. (a fee applies to internet usage).  Crystal even offers three complementary self service laundry facilities onboard.

The ship has two pools. The Seahorse is the main one, with a bandstand and two whirlpools. The Neptune, which lies under a sliding-glass roof, is ostensibly the "bad weather" pool.
Walkers will rejoice when they set foot on one of the best Promenade Decks at sea.  Wide, without deck chairs to block the way, it completely circles the ship.

The Crystal Spa and Salon is a lovely facility.  The salon offers the full gamut of services: haircuts, styling, pedicures and manicures.

The gym is amply outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and flat-screen televisions to amuse while exercising.  Fitness classes are offered daily, and two new initiatives include Nordic Walking with walking poles and "Walkvests," weighted water vests designed to intensify your workout.
And if that’s not enough of a workout for you, the she ship even has 2 tennis courts on the sun deck.

 

Crystal Symphony offers two fine dining experiences, all included in your cruises fare.  Prego offers fine Italian dining and Silk road offers Asian cuisine.  Favorite dishes in Silk Road include Nobu-style lobster with truffle-yuzu sauce and grilled Wagyu beef ribeye steak.

One popular feature of Crystal Symphony is its fabulous sushi bar, located at the entrance to Silk Road. Seating about 10 diners, the sushi bar features a first-come, first-served policy. There's no extra charge, and it's a great place not only to indulge in sushi, but also to mingle with other passengers.

As if all these options aren't enough, Crystal serves up one of the best afternoon teas at sea.

Held in the serene and spacious Palm Court, tea is done properly, with live musicians playing softly in the background, white-gloved waiters offering a variety of teas and an extensive selection of sandwiches, scones and tasty treats. There are also popular themed afternoon teas, such as the famous Mozart Tea. Waiters dress in period costumes with velvets and brocades, a classical quartet plays some of the famous composer's pieces, and an especially large selection of Austrian desserts is on offer.

Crystal’s all inclusive program features complimentary shuttles into town in each port, so passengers desiring to stroll, explore or relax at their own leisure, (rather than take a guided shore excursion) can enjoy the shuttles and their free time in town without additional cost.

OPTIONAL POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE VISIT OF INDIA FEATURING THE INCOMPARABLE TAJ MAHAL.

Saturday November 21st - Fly from Mumbai to Agra where we will spend the night at a five star hotel

Sunday November 22nd – Early morning tour to see the Taj Mahal at Sunrise.  This is the best time to see the Taj as the rising sunlight hits it in just the most perfect way for the best photos.  Plus by being there when the Taj entrance gates open, you avoid the huge crowds which are there the rest of the day, thus you get the most wonderful atmosphere to experience this most wonderful site.

After our sunrise tour of the Taj, we will return to our hotel for breakfast and time to relax.  We will check out and then be driven to Delhi where we will enjoy a city tour of Delhi and then hotel check in for one final night.

Monday November 22nd – return to the airport for flight home.

 

CRUISE COST:
$3999 PER PERSON PLUS TAX BASED ON AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH A ROOMMATE
$5499 PER PERSON PLUS TAX BASED ON AN OEAN VIEW WITH BALCONY CABIN WITH ROOMMATE

Optional Single supplement – if you don’t want us to assign you a roommate and you are not traveling with a friend: 
Ocean view cabin: $1029
Ocean view with balcony cabin: $2100

TAX FOR ALL PASSENGERS IN ALL CABINS ON THIS SAILING IS $767 PER PERSON

OPTIONAL POST CRUISE 2 NIGHT LAND PACKAGE TO AGRA AND DELHI:

Includes

  • one way flight from Mumbai to Delhi followed by private transport from Delhi to Agra (approx. 3 hours drive on superhighway)
  • One night five star hotel in Agra
  • Sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal
  • Private transport from Agra back to Delhi with city tour
  • One night hotel in Delhi

$899 per person including tax with a roommate
Optional single room supplement if you don’t want us to assign you a roommate and are not traveling with a friend:  Only $349

PAYMENTS:

A deposit of $900 is due within 7 days of sailing
The balance payment is due July 1st

Cancelations:

If you have traveled with us before and are requesting either a single occupancy space or traveling with your own friend, you can cancel and get your full $900 deposit refunded to you if canceling by May 1st

If you have traveled with us before and are requesting we assign you a roommate, you can cancel for a full $900 deposit refund if canceled by March 1st

If you have not traveled with us before and are requesting either a single occupancy space or traveling with your own friend, you can cancel and get a future trip credit of your full $900 deposit if canceling by May 1st

If you have not traveled with us before and are requesting we assign you a roommate, you can cancel for a future trip credit of your full $900 deposit if canceling by March 1st.

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