Grand Journey : New England, Amazon & The Tropics

Americas-Caribbean
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What's included

Suite from: $35529*
Balcony from: $22440*
*Indicative pricing only.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - New York city, New york, USA New York City. Global nexus of art and architecture, fashion and finance, cuisine and culture. Each of its five boroughs has a distinct personality, with family-friendly Brooklyn renowned for its trend-setting artisan shops, hipster vibe, museums and micro-breweries. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is located in the borough’s Red Hook area – an up-and-coming hotspot with a recent influx of restaurants, retailers and art houses - putting guests within easy rich of the city’s legendary attractions.
  • Day 2 - Newport, Rhode Island, USA Astylish, world-famous yachting center with a long tradition of elegance, the colonial sections of Newport boast many authentic historic buildings, some dating back to the 1600s. Most impressive are the opulent summer "cottages" built by industrial-age tycoons. Fashioned after palaces of Europe, their interiors boast lavish use of marble, alabaster, gilt, mosaics and stained glass complemented by magnificent furnishings and fine tapestries.
  • Day 3 - Provincetown, Massachusetts On a gorgeous untamed coastline of sand dunes and beautiful beaches, Provincetown lies steeped in American history. Nearly 400 years ago it was in this harbor that the Mayflower pilgrims sought shelter on their journey to Virginia. It was here that the pilgrims drafted and signed the Mayflower Compact, often referred to as America's first constitution. Artists have long been drawn by the welcoming vibe and its surreal light.
  • Day 4 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA Relive nearly four hundred years of history as you explore the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church and the Boston Common. A few miles away lie Lexington and Concord where the momentous events that began in 1775 come alive. Boston has not been content to rest on the laurels of its glorious past. Progress is everywhere. Glazed high-rises soar skyward and the colorful waterfront area has been artfully renovated.
  • Day 5 - Bar Habor, Maine, USA Cradled off the craggy coast of Maine lies Mount Desert Island and the charming seaport town of Bar Harbor. Earlier last century, when it was the summer retreat of millionaires, it boasted magnificent estate homes, or "cottages," many of which were completely destroyed by the fire of 1947. However, some things never change. The priceless asset of the island's scenic beauty remains untouched by time. Vistas of emerald-green forests and rugged valleys from the superb vantage point of Mount Cadillac remain just as spectacular, and the rugged shoreline scenery is still as awe inspiring as it ever was.
  • Day 6 - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Here on the Bay of Fundy, a rare phenomenon known as the Reversing Rapids occurs when high bay tides collide with the Saint John River. History is impressive, too, with Canada’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market and oldest museum. Nearby, Irving Nature Park’s salt marshes, volcanic rock and forests are explored on winding trails.
  • Day 7 - Cruising the East Coast of USA
  • Day 8 - New York city, New york, USA New York City. Global nexus of art and architecture, fashion and finance, cuisine and culture. Each of its five boroughs has a distinct personality, with family-friendly Brooklyn renowned for its trend-setting artisan shops, hipster vibe, museums and micro-breweries. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is located in the borough’s Red Hook area – an up-and-coming hotspot with a recent influx of restaurants, retailers and art houses - putting guests within easy rich of the city’s legendary attractions.
  • Day 9 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 10 - Hamilton, Bermuda The neatly maintained vintage shops of Front Street are at your doorstep when you dock at Hamilton. British influences have blended comfortably with the casual island style. Explore the town, including the Royal Yacht Club and the Historical museum, or take a drive around the island to the Botanical Gardens and St. George's, the old capital with its 18th-century Towne Hall.
  • Day 11 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 12 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 13 - Bridgetown Barbados is sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Its capital is a UNESCO treasure and inland you’ll see lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. Reminders of former British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson's statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don't miss Bridgetown's bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer deals on luxury imports from Britain.
  • Day 14 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 15 - Devil's Island, French Guiana Devil’s Island (Ile du Diable) is one of the three infamous penal colonies of the Iles du Salut archipelago (Islands of Salvation). The penitentiary was first opened by Emperor Napoleon III's government in 1852, and became one of the most infamous prisons in history before closing in 1946. Very few convicts ever managed to escape the island. One prisoner who became world famous was Henri Charriére, immortalized in the movie Papillon, for supposedly being the only convict ever to have escaped.
  • Day 16 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 17 - Macapa, Brazil Macapá is a city in Brazil with a population of 493,634. It is the capital of Amapá state in the country's North Region. It is located on the northern channel of the Amazon River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is on a small plateau on the Amazon in the southeast of the state of Amapá.
  • Day 18 - Cruising the Amazon River
  • Day 19 - Parintins, Brazil This small village located on Tupinambarana Island is situated in the largest river archipelago of the mid-Amazon. This two-century old village is rich in Indian culture, as celebrated with an annual “Boi Bumba” festival, an event that has been taking place in the Parintins for over 80 years – a ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith. Enjoy the exotic appeal of the Amazon via this fascinating area.
  • Day 20 - Manaus, Brazil The capital of the State of Amazonas, the belle époque splendor of Manaus is still evident in the graceful mansions and the Teatro Amazonas opera house. This city, resting on the Rio Negro, was created by the rubber boom of the mid-19th-century, when steam navigation opened up the Amazon to entrepreneurs and the social elite. Today, stroll down the Parisian-styled boulevards and Italian piazzas, or watch the fisherman at Municipal Market unload their catch of the day on the river’s edge.
  • Day 21 - Manaus, Brazil The capital of the State of Amazonas, the belle époque splendor of Manaus is still evident in the graceful mansions and the Teatro Amazonas opera house. This city, resting on the Rio Negro, was created by the rubber boom of the mid-19th-century, when steam navigation opened up the Amazon to entrepreneurs and the social elite. Today, stroll down the Parisian-styled boulevards and Italian piazzas, or watch the fisherman at Municipal Market unload their catch of the day on the river’s edge.
  • Day 22 - Boca de Valeria, Brazil The “mouth of the Valeria River, the colorful Caboclo village contains a few wooden houses and an abundance of local wildlife, including monkeys, birds and several varieties of flora. As Crystal remains anchored off-shore, canoes bearing the local inhabitants will glide through the river’s waters, providing a fascinating display of the colorful culture of the Amazon region.
  • Day 23 - Santarém, Brazil First settled by Jesuits in 1661, Santarem quickly became a focus of American interest during the rubber boom of the early twentieth century. Today, Santarem remains one of Brazil’s most important trading centers, and is imbued with the energy of a growing city. Be sure to view the “Wedding of the Waters,— the unique merging of the Tapajos clear water with the Amazon’s muddy water.
  • Day 24 - Cruising the Amazon River
  • Day 25 - Cruising the Coast of Brazil
  • Day 26 - Cruising the Coast of Brazil
  • Day 27 - Grenada, West Indies The rich aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and other spices hovers over the fertile, volcanic hills of Grenada. Often called the Spice Island, Grenada has a lot more to offer then just spices. St. George's, the picturesque, small capital with terraces of pale, color-washed houses and cheerful red roofs, has long enjoyed the reputation of having the prettiest harbor in the Caribbean. Established in 1705 by French settlers, who called it Fort Royal, much of the town's present-day charm results from the blend of two colonial cultures, which are reflected in typical 18th-century French provincial houses and fine examples of English Georgian architecture. The mountainous interior rises from a generally rugged coast, which in part is blessed with dazzling white beaches. As the trade winds rustle palms on idyllic beaches, they carry hints of spice- nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla that entice you to discover the Spice Island.
  • Day 28 - Pointe a Pitre/Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe’s largest city, is situated on a limestone plateau on the island of Grande-Terre. The city’s structures were built with shipping and the growth of that industry in mind, and locals, lovingly referred to as "Pointois," contribute to this continued progress and economic expansion by exporting food crops, animal products and manufactured goods. Visitors enjoy strolling the narrow lanes along the waterfront or shopping the colorful market stalls of the Marché Couvert.
  • Day 29 - Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas is glimmering bays, shining seas, powdery sand beaches and unsurpassed shopping. Delight in exquisite imported goods, from Danish silver to French porcelain and Swiss watches. This mountainous island is one of the loveliest stretches of land in the Caribbean, and its former pirate haunts, Danish relics and picturesque old buildings are constant reminders of St. Thomas' exotic history.
  • Day 30 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 31 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel
  • Day 32 - Miami, Florida, USA As famous for its Art Deco Historic District as for its beach bodies and international style, Miami is unapologetically fabulous. Admire the full glory of Miami Beach with a stroll along South Beach's famous Ocean Boulevard, where splendidly restored art deco buildings compete with fashion models and sun worshipers for attention. Taste Cuban cuisine and culture in Little Havana on the mainland.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

At 68,870 tons with capacity for 1,070 guests and 655 international crew, Crystal Serenity is classified as a mid-sized ship. Crystal Serenity maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea, offering an abundance of space. All guests enjoy ocean view accommodation, many with private verandahs. Crystal Serenity features a multitude of dining venues and public spaces, allowing guests to choose venues that suit them and enjoy Crystal’s truly all-inclusive fares.

Facilities

Recreational: Outdoor Pool
Food and Drink: Silk Road, Palm Court, Crystal Dining Room, Trident Grill, Bar, Bistro, Sushi Bar, The Vintage Room, Trident Bar, Lounge, Dining Room, Prego, Lido Café
Entertainment: Galaxy Lounge, Hollywood's Theatre, Connoisseur Club, Stardust Lounge
Relaxation: Whirlpool, Spa, Swimming Pool

Deck layout

Crystal Deck
Horizon Deck
Lido Deck
Penthouse Deck
Promenade Deck
Seabreeze Deck
Sun Deck
Tifanny Deck

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