16 Day Polynesia Palette Cruise Special!
Enjoy the 144 islets comprising the Bay of Islands, paradise for sun-seeking water enthusiasts. Explore crystalline shallows and coral reefs in Fiji, Bora Bora and Tahiti. This special Polynesian island cruise vacation takes you to Fiji, Tonga, the Cook Islands and French Polynesian Islands.
Cruising with Crystal is truly all-inclusive as you can enjoy complimentary beverages (including fine wines and spirits throughout the ship), complimentary dining in all restaurants onboard, included gratuities, afternoon tea service, enrichment classes, and entertainment. Book now to enjoy 2-for-1 cruise savings and book now savings.
16 Days Auckland to Tahiti
March 3, 2018 - Crystal Symphony
Polynesian Palette Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 - Auckland, New Zealand
Day 2 - Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Day 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Lautoka, Fiji
Day 6 - Yasawa-I-Rara, Fiji
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Nuku'Alofa, Tonga
Day 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Alofi - Niue, New Zealand
Day 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Day 13 - Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Day 14 - Cruising
Day 15 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 16 - Moorea, French Polynesia & Papeete - Tahiti, French Polynesia
Day 17 - Papeete - Tahiti, French Polynesia
From $5699 US
Cruising2Tahiti.com Will Include Up To $2,000 USD Shipboard Spending Money!
Pay in Full special available to save an additional 2.5%!
South Pacific Cruise Highlights:
Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland is the City of Sails. New Zealand's largest city is along the shores of an extinct volcanic cone known as Rangitoto, often visible to the east. Auckland's population of over one million people represents almost a third of the country's total. New Zealand seems to have a bit of everything: great natural beauty, friendly people, magnificent glacier-studded mountain ranges, sculpted fjords, pristine untouched beaches, lush rainforest, an endless array of sporting activities, and, not to be forgotten, plenty of sheep and rolling farmland. Auckland is the perfect city from which to experience most of what New Zealand has to offer. The city lies astride a narrow isthmus between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean on two harbors, the Waitemata and Manukau. Auckland and New Zealand's geographic and cultural treasures beckon for your discovery. An enthusiastic welcome awaits you at this thriving city by the sea.
Lautoka, Fiji - To the east of the International Date Line lies an exquisite garland of islands known as Fiji. Dignified smiling people bid you bula, or welcome, to their unspoiled homeland. The bustling port town of Lautoka has a population of 44,000. It lies cradled on the western shores of Viti Levu, the largest of Fiji's 300 idyllic islands. Shop for shell jewelry, wood carvings, woven mats, basketry and masi, the traditional painted bark cloth. Or scour the market for exquisite Indian saris. Not too far distant from our pier are field upon field of lush sugar cane, traditional villages and an orchid wonderland. As the islanders proudly claim, Fiji is the way the world ought to be.
Yasawa-I-Rara, Fiji - Imagine white, puffy clouds, mountains blanketed by tropical forest, and shallow, crystalline waters lapping up against white-sand beaches and you have an accurate image of Yasawa-I-Rara, the largest island of the Yasawa Group located in north-western Fiji. These isles are so idyllic that they served as a filming location for the 1980s romance, The Blue Lagoon. Until fairly recently, the occasional Hollywood production team and the United States military, who used the islands as communication outposts during World War II, were the only non-residents to set foot on the islands. The Fiji government lifted restrictions on land-based tourism in 1987, and even still there is only one resort on Yasawa-I-Rara Island.
Nuku'Alofa, Tonga - The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga is a member of the Commonwealth. This shows in Nuku'Alofa, the capital, with its Victorian Royal Palace, impressive chapel, and Royal Tombs of the local monarchs. Yet Tonga teems with South Sea beauty as well, including exotic Talamahu Market, wave-swept coastal cliffs, and Fafa Island.
Alofi - Niue, New Zealand - The island nation of Niue (new-ay), situated 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand, shares many characteristics with its South Pacific neighbors. Volcanic origins, connections to legendary explorer Captain Cook and an easy-going approach to daily life are all common denominators. One feature typical of this sun-soaked region, however, does not exist on Niue: long stretches of white-sand beaches fringed by palm trees. Rather, the isle has a rocky coast perforated by chasms, caves and arches, ideal for spelunking, snorkeling, diving and swimming. The coral limestone composition of the island, with its abundance of hidden caverns and buried grottoes, is endlessly fascinating, as the friendly locals (all 1,600 of them) are only too happy to show you.
Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Kia Orana and welcome to Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook group. This splendid island chain was named in honor of the great explorer Captain James Cook. Rarotonga's richly covered mountains rise 2,000 feet above white-sand beaches; and its encircling coral reefs create beautiful, safe lagoons. The hospitality here is warm and spontaneous. Smiling faces greet you at every turn of the road. Traditional cultures have been retained on an island where tranquil lifestyles are uncomplicated by the pace of the outside world. You will be captivated by the exuberant dancing and easygoing ways of the gentle islanders.
Aitutaki, Cook Islands - A real-life version of an idyllic, picture-postcard tropical paradise actually does exist, and it is called Aitutaki. Pronounced Aye-too-tah-ki, the triangle-shaped atoll is the second most visited island of the Cook Islands after Rarotonga, and is famous for its turquoise lagoon, teeming with fish and surrounded by pristine beaches. Whip out your camera and aim it in virtually any direction to capture blue sky, puffy white clouds, sugary sands, azure seas and a leaning palm tree or two for a snapshot of South Pacific perfection. Bring your camera along to One Foot Island, a small islet in the southeast of the lagoon, for incredible water views and an understanding of why it is considered one of the region’s, if not the world’s, best beaches.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia - James Michener called it the most beautiful island in the world, for Bora Bora fulfills your every fantasy of how an island paradise should be. Majestic 2,000-foot-high peaks tower over its tranquil lagoon, their reflections mirrored in glassy waters. Thatch-roofed huts lie cradled beneath shady palms on sugar-white beaches as the scent of exotic flowers wafts through the air. Colorfully decorated le trucks wait ashore, ready to take you on a discovery of the island's awesome beauty. Nearby, glass-bottom boats lie poised, awaiting the opportunity to introduce you to an undersea world that is rich with vibrant sea life.
Moorea, French Polynesia - As your Crystal ship enters Cook's Bay, the dramatic spire made famous as Bali Hai in the movie South Pacific, towers in the distance and welcomes you to Moorea. As this island is a jewel of crystalline lagoons, fjord-like bays, azure waters and velvety mountain peaks, it seems only natural that this exquisite island should have been selected as the location of the 1983 movie, The Bounty. The ancient Polynesians chose Moorea as their pleasure island. Here, pristine beaches are flanked by groves of pineapple, vanilla and coffee.
Papeete - Tahiti, French Polynesia - Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is by no means a sleepy town. With an international airport, wide waterfront-boulevard and new buildings, it boasts all the modern trappings of civilization. Its engaging atmosphere is vibrantly alive, a marvelous potpourri of European manner and carefree island ways. A few steps from our pier, boutiques and galleries abound as Tahitian shopkeepers dressed in bright pareos greet customers with a welcoming iaorana. The nearby open-air market is a bustle of activity. Away from the clamor of town are peaceful fern grottos, tiny villages tucked in verdant valleys and ancient sacred maraes.
Crystal Symphony offers a sleek silhouette. Enjoy shimmering elegance onboard this legendary ship. Relax and unwind as Crystal Symphony will be your natural home in the world's most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. The hallmarks of Crystal - legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices - have earned Crystal Symphony international recognition as one of the top two ships in the world. With an enviable reputation for excellence, the stylish and contemporary Crystal Symphony will be your home away from home as you travel on this destination-rich itinerary.
All-inclusive cruises include complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout both ships as well as gratuities for housekeeping, bar, dining and Penthouse butler staff. In addition to Book Now Cruise-Only Fares, Crystal's all-inclusive value provides: Fine Dining, Enrichment & Entertainment, Fitness, Stateroom Services & Amenities, and much more!
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The "From" price listed on our website is for the March 3rd departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Tahiti Specialists!