Europe and Mediterranean: Venetian Vistas Cruise

Crystal Cruises

UNESCO-listed cities shine with an overnight to explore Venice, explorations of Kotor's iconic bay, Dubrovnik's fortress walls and Split's palatial Roman ruins; see Corfu's Old Town and Koper's old Venetian quarter.

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

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

  • Receive a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom††

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Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1Venice/Italy

Overview

One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Venice is simply magical. The city is surrounded by water; the quiet canals are like city streets crossed by little bridges. There are no cars; it is a pedestrian haven. The piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, is crowded with pigeons and people during the day, but at night becomes an open-air ballroom. Music from several orchestras wafts across the candlelit square. It is a place for lovers and lovers of art and beauty. But, the very thing that makes Venice so special is also a threat. The water has been rising and exceptionally high tides have been flooding the square and eroding the buildings. Much thought and care has been given to finding ways to preserve this special city, but we would waste no time in visiting Venice as soon as you can. It is worth a lot to see this treasure before it is too late.

Day 2Port of Call Venice/ItalyDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Venice is simply magical. The city is surrounded by water; the quiet canals are like city streets crossed by little bridges. There are no cars; it is a pedestrian haven. The piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, is crowded with pigeons and people during the day, but at night becomes an open-air ballroom. Music from several orchestras wafts across the candlelit square. It is a place for lovers and lovers of art and beauty. But, the very thing that makes Venice so special is also a threat. The water has been rising and exceptionally high tides have been flooding the square and eroding the buildings. Much thought and care has been given to finding ways to preserve this special city, but we would waste no time in visiting Venice as soon as you can. It is worth a lot to see this treasure before it is too late.

Day 3Port of Call Kotor Arrival 1:00pmDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovcen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. It's also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. Sveti Ðorde, one of 2 tiny islands off the ancient town of Perast, features a centuries-old church.

Day 4Port of Call Corfu Arrival 9:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are showing all a clear Italian influence. One of the most beautiful walks in the town is around the Esplanade (Spianada square), one of the biggest squares in Europe which is the hub of the Corfiot's life. Here you can walk around or sit in one of the many cafe bars underneath the arches of the 'Liston', a name probably derived from a similar promenade in Venice. Liston was built during the imperial French occupation and is reminiscent of the larger 'Arcades' of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. On the upper side of Esplanade stands a memorial to the British Lord High Commissioner Sir Thomas Maitland, built in 1816 in the shape of a circular building with Ionian columns. The Corfiots call this building 'sterna' (cistern) because this was where the entrance to the largest underground cistern of the town was to be found. Near the Maitland's monument, in front of the building where the Ionian Academy was housed, stands the statue of John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece. It is a work from the end of the 19th century showing the Governor standing deep in thought. Opposite the Liston is the the Old Fortress and 'Anthonas', the Municipal Gardens. In the gardens is the statue of Lord Guilford, showing the founder of the Ionian Academy in his academic robes holding an open book. Nearby are the busts of two famous Corfiots, the poet Lorenzo Mavilis and the writer Dinos Theotokis. At the northern end of Esplanade stands the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, one of the most elegant buildings in Corfu. Opposite the west front of the palace is a beautiful building which now houses the Reading Society of Corfu, the oldest cultural institute in modern Greece, founded in 1836. The Reading Society contains a unique library of Greek and foreign books as well as a large collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, paintings, maps and engravings mostly related to the Ionian islands. As one's gaze leaves the Esplanade, after lingering on the palace, it embraces a magnificent view towards the coastal road (Arseniou Street) with its sea-walls. Following along this road will take you to the Old Harbour of Corfu and the other Venetian castle, the one called the New Fortress. Along this road the narrow lanes ('cantounia') lead to the Campielo, the oldest quarter of the town. Here the visitor can find the oldest houses and many of the historic churches in Corfu. At the northern end of Capodistria Street stands the Capodistria Mansion, an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. It was built in 1835 by the Corfiot architect John Chronis and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Greece. Here John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece, was born. Another notable landmark in the old town is the central market. The most interesting street here is Nickiforou Theotoki as the rows upon rows of 'volta' standing on their stone columns and the tall buildings form one of the most characteristic aspects of Corfu Town. In a little square on Nickiforou Theotoki Street stands the building of the Ionian Bank, which was built in 1846 displaying a well-proportioned facade with finely detailed Ionian pilasters and pediment. On the first floor of the building the Paper Money Museum is housed. At the far end of the square is the Church of St. Spyridon. It shelters the body of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu and one of the great Saints of Greek Orthodoxy and draws a constant stream of pilgrims from all over Greece every year. On the Evgeniou Voulgareos Street stands the crenellated belfry of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation a venerable building from the end of the 14th century. The whole building was destroyed in the World War II bombing, and the only remains are the belfry, two inscriptions and a bas-relief representing war trophies. Between Evgeniou Voulgareos Street and a modern square stands the most elegant of the Venetian buildings in Corfu, the Town Hall in baroque style. At the end of Moustoxydi Street stands another building of the period of British rule, the historic the Ionian Parliament. At the junction of the Garitsa coastal road and Alexandras Avenue stands the Douglas Obelisk, which also belongs to the same period, erected in honour of the Lord High Commissioner Sir Howard Douglas, to whom Corfu owes a lot of public works and philanthropic institutions.

Day 5Port of Call Dubrovnik Arrival 8:00amDeparture 10:00pm

Overview

Dubrovnik - the city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by Unesco) - is one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. Apart from its outstanding natural beauties and well-preserved cul-tural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers high-quality visitor opportunities. It is also the city of hotels, of high ecological standards and tourist programs, and is equally attractive in all seasons. Its geographical isolation is compensated by high traffic and communication standards - especially through air traffic and fast hydrofoil boats. The tourist development of Dubrovnik started before the First World War; quite soon, the exclusiveness of its attractions made Dubrovnik a powerful international tourist centre. The sightseeing of Dubrovnik and its monuments requires several days. However, already a walk through Stradun, through narrow streets and small squares, monumental ramparts and fortreses, provides enough opportunities to experience the millennial beauty of its shell-shaped urban core, centuries of building, stone-cutting, carving and engraving, the history of the Duke's Palace, libraries, the oldest pharmacy in the south of Europe, etc. Dubrovnik offers individual choice among numerous museums and galleries, which contain the jewels of Croatian heritage. The Dubrovnik Museum in the Duke's Palace keeps 15,500 exhibits in its cultural and historical department. A collection of furniture from the 17th-19th century, uniforms of dukes and councillors, aristocratic garments and many other items are exhibited in the authentic halls of the palace. The Maritime Museum (situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan) has a number exhibits on a permanent display, related to the maritime affairs of Dubrovnik and Croatia on the whole, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Dubrovnik Republic. The museum of the Franciscan monastery keeps all inventories of the old pharmacy, as well as the works of Dubrovnik jewel-lers, painters and embroiders. The museum of the Dominican monastery exhibits valuable examples of Dubrovnik painting from the 15th and the 16th centuries, as well as sculptures, jewellery, manuscripts, incunabula and notes (music). The treasury of the Dubrovnik cathedral keeps the relics of St. Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik, and numerous paintings and works of art. The Rupe Ethnographical Museum presents traditional occupations and the rural architecture of the region of Dubrovnik, national costumes and hand-made textiles. Very attractive is also the Aquarium of the Institute of Biology, situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan, comprising interesting marine species. Dubrovnik has a number of churches, monasteries and hotels scattered all over the town. Its coastal belt is adorned with several marinas, piers and promenades. Because of a magnificent view on the mediaeval Dubrovnik, a walk along the town ramparts is a must for each visitor. A great number of Dubrovnik restaurants and taverns offer delicious specialities of local and international cuisine. Sports and recreational facilities include playgrounds, courts and requisites for all sports in the sea and on the ground, from tennis and table tennis to sailing and yachting. There are also several gyms and fitness centres with swimming pools, saunas, massage, aerobics, solarium, box gyms, etc. Dubrovnik is famous for quality hotels. Most of them are situated on the Lapad peninsula and in the area of Ploce, southeast of the old town. The hotel complex Dubrava - Babin Kuk on Lapad has all features of a small town. It has a shopping centre, a bank, an out-patient department, many restaurants and cafés, and a street called the "New Stradun", which connects all hotels. Dubrovnik is the city of an outstanding cultural and artistic life. The most important event in the cultural life of the city is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10th of July - 25th of August), traditionally held since 1950. It is a theatre and classical and folk music festival, since 1956 included in the calendar of world festivals and as such one of the most famous cultural events in the world. Concerts and other performances take place on open stages in the town (Gunduliceva Poljana, Drziceva Poljana, Lovrijenac, Revelin) or in beautiful interiors of the most famous buildings (Duke's Palace, cloisters, churches). The repertoire includes works of Croatian and world classics, performed by the leading personalities from Croatia and abroad, including a number of world-famous actors, directors, conductors, etc. So far several hundreds of them have performed in Dubrovnik. An important part of the Festival are performances of local (Lindo, Lado) and foreign folk music ensembles. The artistic life of Dubrovnik is characterized by numerous exhibitions taking place throughout the year. Apart from already renowned galleries - the Art Gallery (Put Frana Supila 23), its exhibition space Luza Art Centre (Stradun), Sebastian - occasional and permanent exhibitions are also held in other spaces as well. Very famous are also Dubrovnik carnival festivities - so-called Dubrovnik "karnevo" (local variant of the word "carnival"), held ever since the early Middle Ages, when they were brought from the neighbouring Italy. Another important event is the Feast Day of St. Blaise, also the Day of Dubrovnik (3rd of February). The feast takes place for the whole week, including religious ceremonies, a procession through the town, concerts, sports events, entertainment and carnival programs. Excursions to Dubrovnik during that week are regularly organized.

Day 6Port of Call Split Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

The City of Split marks 1700 years since the beginning of the construction of Diocletian's Palace. Split, a city where every epoche since antiquity has left its traces, was conceived within the walls of the palace which was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as his private residence. The well-preserved palace has been listed as UNESCO's register of the worlds cultural heritage. During these 1700 years plus, Split has played an important role in Croatian history. Today, Split is the center of cultural and scientific life, with many institutions, museums, gallerys and theatres. Split is the second biggest city of Croatia. Due to its central position on the Adriatic coast and its exceptional environment, Split soon developed into the leading and biggest city of South Croatia, its large port, commercial and industrial center and an important European touristic resort. The present city of Split is an organic fusion of its antique heritage and of modern architecture, set up in the beautiful Mediterranean environment and full of a sober and thoughtful atmosphere of a big city.As the scientific centre of the region, Split's scientific institutions have had remarkable results in many fields including the protection and study of cultural and natural heritage, oceanography, fishery, Adriatic agricultural cultures, etc. Split is also known for great accomplishments in sports, notably basketball, soccer, tennis, handball, rowing, sailing, and waterpolo. Split hosted the Mediterranean Sport Games and the European Athletic Championships. Split is connected by rail to the hinterland, by ferry boats to the Adriatic islands, Italy and Croatia, and to the rest of the world by its international airport.

Day 7Port of Call Koper Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Koper is a port city in Slovenia, on the country's Adriatic coastline. Its medieval old town centers around Titov Trg, a square with Venetian-influenced landmarks such as the Praetorian Palace and a Gothic-style loggia, while nearby Da Ponte Fountain is a replica of Venice's famed Rialto Bridge. Rebuilt many times, the circa-12th-century Cathedral of the Assumption features a tall campanile with sweeping bay views.

Day 8Port of Call Venice/Italy Arrival 2:00am

Overview

One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Venice is simply magical. The city is surrounded by water; the quiet canals are like city streets crossed by little bridges. There are no cars; it is a pedestrian haven. The piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, is crowded with pigeons and people during the day, but at night becomes an open-air ballroom. Music from several orchestras wafts across the candlelit square. It is a place for lovers and lovers of art and beauty. But, the very thing that makes Venice so special is also a threat. The water has been rising and exceptionally high tides have been flooding the square and eroding the buildings. Much thought and care has been given to finding ways to preserve this special city, but we would waste no time in visiting Venice as soon as you can. It is worth a lot to see this treasure before it is too late.

Onboard the Crystal Symphony

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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 & 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.

Silk Kitchen & Bar

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 & 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, soups, a 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 Grill: A Crystal classic favorite, this venue offers classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tuna melts, sandwich wraps 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

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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

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  • 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
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Ship's registry: Bahamas

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