Asia Africa and Middle East: Imperial Southeast Asia Cruise

Crystal Cruises

Discover Bangkok's colorful markets, consider an overland adventure to Angkor Wat, and explore Vietnam's past and present with overnights in Ho Chi Minh City to explore Saigon and Hanoi to visit UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay.

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • Fine wines, Champagne and premium spirits

  • Gratuities for dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff

  • Specialty dining celebrating the cuisines of Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio

  • Enrichment programs featuring the innovative Creative Learning Institute®

  • Fitness programs with classes in yoga, Pilates and Spinning®, and more

  • Member Exclusive: Costco members receive a shipboard credit on every Crystal Cruises sailing†

 

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

  • Receive a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom††

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Laem Chabang

Overview

Laem Chabang is a port city in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It includes tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung District, the tambons Bueng, Surasak, Thung Sukhla, and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha District. As of 2006 it had a population of 61,801.

Day 2Port of Call Laem ChabangDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Laem Chabang is a port city in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It includes tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung District, the tambons Bueng, Surasak, Thung Sukhla, and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha District. As of 2006 it had a population of 61,801.

Day 3Port of Call Sihanoukville Arrival 8:00amDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Sihanoukville is a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital city of Sihanoukville Province, at the tip of an elevated peninsula in the country's south-west on the Gulf of Thailand. The city is flanked by an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline and coastal marshlands bordering the Ream National Park in the east.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5Port of Call Ho Chi Minh City Arrival 8:30am

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Day 6Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Day 7Port of Call Ho Chi Minh CityDeparture 3:00pm

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Day 8 Cruising
Day 9Port of Call Da Nang Arrival 8:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Da Nang is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River. It is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam; its well-sheltered, easily accessible port and its location on the path of the North-South Railway also makes it a hub for transportation. It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city was also known as Tourane or Turon during the French colonization of Vietnam.

Day 10Port of Call Hanoi Arrival 12:00pm

Overview

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Dong Xuan market, selling household goods and street food.

Day 11Port of Call HanoiDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Dong Xuan market, selling household goods and street food.

Day 12 Cruising
Day 13Port of Call Hong Kong Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Hong Kong is a place of contrasts. Sleek, glassy skyscrapers shine above Old World markets where chicken feet and dried squid are displayed for sale. Archaic wooden boats bob past sleek cruise liners. Subway stations and expressway interchanges dot a landscape cluttered with Rolls Royces and rickshaws. Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain in 1842 when those serving the British crown attacked the island. Though it was deeded back to China in 1997, Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy, especially in its economy and municipal government. Hong Kong is one of the most unique Chinese cities in the world. The 417-square mile island off the coast of China offers visitors a slice of authentic Chinese culture with all the amenities of home. A modern metropolis teeming with eastern and western influences, Hong Kong is the world's third-largest financial center, the so-called “Wall Street of Asia,” and a shopping gold mine. Shopping? Yes indeed. Hong Kong is a duty-free port and the world's leading exporter of toys, garments, watches, and electronics. As a result, the vast majority of the 10 million annual visitors come with an empty suitcase that they fill up after visiting the malls, street bazaars (Stanley Market is world famous), textile and tailor shops, and jade and electronic stores. Those willing to look beyond the bargain-basement prices will find that Hong Kong is more than the world’s largest department store – it’s a cultural Mecca with wining and dining, museums, and historic attractions. Be sure to ride the world famous Star Ferry across the harbor to Hong Kong Island, admire the mansions on Repulse Bay, drop in to see the temples on Cat Street, visit the fishing boats and villages in Aberdeen, and take a tram ride up to Victoria Peak (the island’s highest peak sitting 1,308-feet above the city) for a stunning panoramic view. If you have time to go further, travel to Macau, a former Portuguese colony with a casino, and the New Territories of China, a Hong Kong bedroom community that “sleeps” near China’s border.

Day 14Hong Kong

Overview

Hong Kong is a place of contrasts. Sleek, glassy skyscrapers shine above Old World markets where chicken feet and dried squid are displayed for sale. Archaic wooden boats bob past sleek cruise liners. Subway stations and expressway interchanges dot a landscape cluttered with Rolls Royces and rickshaws. Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain in 1842 when those serving the British crown attacked the island. Though it was deeded back to China in 1997, Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy, especially in its economy and municipal government. Hong Kong is one of the most unique Chinese cities in the world. The 417-square mile island off the coast of China offers visitors a slice of authentic Chinese culture with all the amenities of home. A modern metropolis teeming with eastern and western influences, Hong Kong is the world's third-largest financial center, the so-called “Wall Street of Asia,” and a shopping gold mine. Shopping? Yes indeed. Hong Kong is a duty-free port and the world's leading exporter of toys, garments, watches, and electronics. As a result, the vast majority of the 10 million annual visitors come with an empty suitcase that they fill up after visiting the malls, street bazaars (Stanley Market is world famous), textile and tailor shops, and jade and electronic stores. Those willing to look beyond the bargain-basement prices will find that Hong Kong is more than the world’s largest department store – it’s a cultural Mecca with wining and dining, museums, and historic attractions. Be sure to ride the world famous Star Ferry across the harbor to Hong Kong Island, admire the mansions on Repulse Bay, drop in to see the temples on Cat Street, visit the fishing boats and villages in Aberdeen, and take a tram ride up to Victoria Peak (the island’s highest peak sitting 1,308-feet above the city) for a stunning panoramic view. If you have time to go further, travel to Macau, a former Portuguese colony with a casino, and the New Territories of China, a Hong Kong bedroom community that “sleeps” near China’s border.

Onboard the Crystal Symphony

Ship Rating

4.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.6/5 (80 Ratings)

With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony® finds a natural home in the world's most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. Graciously attended to by a world-class crew, your every conceivable need is fulfilled with expert care. Crystal Symphony invites you to explore the world in an ambiance of understated elegance, sophistication and style.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Seahorse Pool

Seahorse Pool

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Educational Programs
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Putting Green
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Crystal Life Spa

Crystal Life Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Waterside

Waterside

Main Dining

Waterside: Dine at your leisure and enjoy open seating at Waterside for breakfast, lunch and dinner; no reservations are required. With its chic décor and sophisticated ambiance, Waterside offers an abundance of intimate tables for two and four. With our signature focus on choice, Waterside showcases exceptional menus of classic favorites served alongside a selection of progressive Modern Cuisine specialties. Guests have the freedom to join Waterside for dinner anytime between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm, enjoying the flexibility of dining when and with whom they wish. Actual times may vary by itinerary and are printed in Reflections on board.

Prego

Prego

Specialty Dining

Prego: Charming and romantic, Prego brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Symphony. Savor intimate table side service and a seasonally changing menu of traditional favorites such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D'angelo and Linguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini. Serving dinner only. Priority Check-in Planning Center offers pre-cruise reservations for this restaurant.

Umi Uma and Sushi Bar: Umi Uma & Sushi Bar serves the inspired cuisine of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, prepared by his personally trained chefs. The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu's inventive sushi and sashimi, including Salmon Tartar and Yellowtail sashimi, while Umi Uma presents his celebrated Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Open for dinner only. Priority Check-in & Planning Center offers pre-cruise reservations for this specialty restaurant.

The Vintage Room: Inspired by the rich tradition of wine makers to gather and showcase their most treasured vintages, dinners served in the elegant Vintage Room are the ultimate experience for wine enthusiasts. Offered several times during each voyage, guests may reserve a seat at the Vintage Room table for an all-inclusive cost (wine, cuisine and gratuity), joining a minimum of 10 other guests for an extravagant culinary experience.

Trident Bar Grill

Trident Bar Grill

Casual Dining

Marketplace: Marketplace (formerly the Lido Café) is an entirely re-imagined space featuring casual breakfast and lunch presentations of fresh, flavorful food and made-to-order options. Marketplace is open seating and no reservations are required.

Silk Kitchen and Bar: Newly adjacent to the existing Trident Grill on the Lido Deck, Silk Kitchen & bar offers full service dinner dining on modern Chinese-inspired fare with family-style dinner plates ideal for sharing. For breakfast and lunch, guests may enjoy self-service options ranging from dumplings and a soup and noodle bar to other Asian favorites. Open seating is available for breakfast and lunch and no reservations are required. Reservations are required for dinner only.

Trident Bar Grill: A Crystal classic favorite, this venue offers classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tuna melts, wrap sandwiches and more.

The Bistro: This European-inspired café is the ideal spot to enjoy a freshly baked morning croissant with espresso before venturing out for your shore-side adventures. Later in the day, relax with an exotic coffee drink or premium wines by the glass as you nibble on delectable pâtés, international cheeses and freshly baked desserts. Distinctive to Crystal, The Bistro's exclusive porcelain is created by celebrated artist Guy Buffet. Serving breakfast and lunch.

Scoops Ice Cream Bar: Perfectly located just off the pool area where plush sofas and armchairs invite laid back relaxation and conversation. Teak decking and mosaic tiles help define the space.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view) (Category: E2)

Category: E2

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited view) (Category: E1)

Category: E1

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (Category: D)

Category: D

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (Category: C2)

Category: C2

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (Category: C1)

Category: C1

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: B2)

Category: B2

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: B1)

Category: B1

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: A3)

Category: A3

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view) (Category: A2)

Category: A2

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: A1)

Category: A1

Penthouse with Verandah (Category: PH)

Category: PH

Penthouse Suite with Verandah (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Crystal Penthouse with Verandah (Category: CP)

Category: CP

Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (Category: SH)

Category: SH

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sun Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Third berth available; as well as in all Penthouses (CP, PS, and PH) with the exception of 1002, designed for guests with disabilities. Note: Third berth waiver is required.Third berth available; as well as in all Penthouses (CP, PS, and PH) with the exception of 1002, designed for guests with disabilities. Note: Third berth waiver is required.
Stateroom for guests with disabilitiesStateroom for guests with disabilities
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms

Ship Facts

Crystal Symphony ship image
  • Ship Name: Crystal Symphony
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Year Refurbished: 2017
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 1995
  • Maximum Capacity: 848
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 8
  • Number of Crew: 566
  • Officers' Nationality: European
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 196
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 148
  • Tonnage (GRT): 51,044
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 848
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 449
  • Suites with Balcony: 105
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: European/International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy, is valid for select stateroom categories only, and does not include government taxes/fees and gratuities. Click on Terms and Conditions link below for details.

†Shipboard credit is per stateroom based on cruise-only fare. Value of shipboard credit is determined by the specific category booked for 1st and 2nd passengers only. For bookings made within three weeks of departure, shipboard credit is not guaranteed.

††Executive Members receive a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom based on double occupancy. Executive Member benefit is valid for primary cardholder only. Shipboard credit will be applied to your onboard account. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to sailing to receive this benefit.

Ship's registry: Bahamas

    Package ID: CRYSYMASI20201207