19 Day Iconic Pacific Isles Cruise Special!
Set sail with Crystal Cruises to view the lush, rolling green peaks and exquisite beaches of the Marquesas Islands - set beneath the Southern Cross, a magical experience. Enjoy maiden calls at Fakarava and Robinson Crusoe Island, both designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Plus you'll enjoy two days in Easter Island, a triangular-shaped volcanic rock in the middle of nowhere; one of the most isolated places on earth. Explore unique and remote islands in the South Pacific on this special 19 day cruise departure in 2018.
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.
19 Days Tahiti to Santiago
March 18, 2018 - Crystal Symphony
Iconic Pacific Isles Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 - Papeete - Tahiti, French Polynesia
Day 2 - Papeete - Tahiti, French Polynesia
Day 3 - Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Day 4 - Fakarava, French Polynesia
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
Day 7 - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Pitcairn Island Cruising
Day 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Easter Island, Chile
Day 14 - Easter Island, Chile
Day 15 - Cruising
Day 16 - Cruising
Day 17 - Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Day 18 - Cruising
Day 19 - Valparaiso - Santiago, Chile
From $5950 US
Cruising2Tahiti.com Will Include Up To $2,000 USD Shipboard Spending Money!
Pay in Full by September 19th/2016 to receive additional 2.5% Savings!
South Pacific Cruise Highlights:
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.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia - The second largest atoll in the world, Rangiroa is not only a beautiful Polynesian escape, it is also a renowned dive destination. Below the surface of turquoise waters is a fascinating world of colorful fish, who fearlessly swim next to their human visitors, making the two-legged, snorkel-wearing creatures a temporary part of the ecosystem. On land, working pearl farms, quiet villages and secluded resorts entice guests to become a part of a culture that values neighborly friendliness and relaxation.
Fakarava, French Polynesia - At only 37 miles long and 13 miles wide, the roughly rectangular shaped atoll of Fakarava has little land to its name. But as anyone who has visited French Polynesia will tell you, the land, however beautiful, is only a small part (literally) of the destination's appeal. Fakarava boasts an expansive and deep lagoon accessed by Passe Garuae, the widest pass in all of French Polynesia. The second pass, Tumakohua, located at the southern end of the lagoon, is reputed to be the most beautiful in the Tuamotu group of isles, and claims to have the largest concentration of gray reef sharks in the world. Do any amount of snorkeling, diving or simple sightseeing and you will understand why Fakarava is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands - Lush, rolling green hills, exquisite black and white sand beaches, stoic stone tikis and dramatic waterfalls inspired Herman Melville's Typee; they remain virtually unchanged today.
Easter Island, Chile - Easter Island is a triangular-shaped speck of volcanic rock in the center of the South Pacific, covering a mere 45 square miles in area. It lies over 2,000 miles from the nearest population center (Tahiti to the west and Chile to the east), making it one of the most isolated places on Earth. Although called Rapa Nui by the Polynesians, it was later renamed Easter Island by the Dutch explorer Admiral Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered the island on Easter day in 1722. This remote island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations has puzzled scientists and historians alike. Why did the island's ancient inhabitants sculpt hundreds of colossal stone moais from volcanic stone, transport them from quarry to coast, and raise them on stone ahu (platforms)? How did the Polynesians first come to this tiny volcanic outpost, the most remote inhabited island on earth, and what lessons can we learn from their legacy? To this day, there are still no proven answers to these and many other haunting and unexplained mysteries. Crystal Cruises is pleased to offer you this unique look at one of the Pacific's most remote and rarely visited destinations.
Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile - Positioned in the South Pacific Ocean 416 miles west of San Antonio, Chile, Robinson Crusoe Island has a storied history, quite literally. Sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned here from 1704 to 1709, living in solitude with only a musket, gunpowder, tools and other basic items to keep him alive and well. His story inspired Daniel Dafoe to write Robinson Crusoe in 1719. In 1966, the Chilean government changed the island's name, formerly Mas Tierra (Closer to Land), to Robinson Crusoe Island. A story of your own unfolds during your visit, inspired not only by the island's novelistic associations but also its superb natural beauty and astounding variety of wildlife. Declared a National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the island has 61 times more native plant species than the Galapagos and 13 times more birds. Scuba diving in Chile's clearest waters with visibility of more than 65 feet offers a striking look at unique marine life. On land, you might spy the Juan Fernandez hummingbird, the rare, cinnamon-orange bird found only on this legendary isle.
Valparaiso - Santiago, Chile - Valparaiso, the Vale of Paradise, has a population of almost 300,000 and is Chile's principal seaport and home to Chile's Congress. It climbs a crescent of 45 hills creating a maze of alleys, winding streets, connecting stairs and funicular railways. The port and business center lies at the foot of the hills, in a narrow belt of flatland. Having experienced the rich culture and history of this popular port city, you will realize how ingenuity has transformed this abrupt stretch of coastline into one of the world's most picturesque and famous port cities. Nearby lies flower-bedecked Vina del Mar, where the wealthy and powerful come to play in the sun and at the casino. And just 20 minutes from Valparaiso, this beach resort city, also popularly known as the "Garden City," boasts white-sand beaches, notable museums and a variety of carefully designed parks and beautiful public spaces. Farther afield, the churches, colonial grandeur and sophistication of Santiago beckon for exploration and discovery.
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 18th 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!