Tahiti and The Cook Islands (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Papeete, French Polynesia to Auckland, New Zealand
Dates: 07 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
07 Mar 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia
DAY 2
08 Mar 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia
5:00 AM
Moorea, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
09 Mar 2019
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
8:00 AM
DAY 4
10 Mar 2019
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
6:00 PM
DAY 5
11 Mar 2019
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 6
12 Mar 2019
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
13 Mar 2019
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
14 Mar 2019
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 9
15 Mar 2019
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 10
16 Mar 2019
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 11
17 Mar 2019
International Dateline (Crossing)
DAY 12
18 Mar 2019
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 13
19 Mar 2019
Waitangi, New Zealand
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 14
20 Mar 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand
2:30 PM
DAY 15
21 Mar 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand
8:30 PM
DAY 16
22 Mar 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
8:00 AM
DAY 17
23 Mar 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Tahiti and The Cook Islands map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 07 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Your Onboard Host(s)
Barbara Greenfield, David Walser

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Boiling Earth, Maori Heritage - Tauranga - 2019 ( 8 Hours )
Tauranga, New Zealand | 21 Mar 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature

The heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture, Rotorua is also an intensely active geothermal hotspot, and a fascinating destination. From our port of Tauranga, we’ll make our way to our first stop at Hells Gate Geothermal Park, set on 50 acres. Our private guided tour will show us erupting geysers, steaming fumaroles, violently boiling pools of mud, and geothermal springs. We’ll walk in the footsteps of ancient Maori warriors through the swirling clouds of steam, past the hot pool where the Maori princess Hurutini lost her life, and see Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.

We’ll go on to visit Ohinemutu Maori Village, home to about 260 people. Here, we’ll see how locals have adapted to this geothermal area, and learn about early Maori settlements and culture, and the development of tourism in Rotorua. We see the ancestral meeting house and learn why it remains a significant gathering place.

We’ll continuing on to St. Faith’s Anglican Church, a beautifully carved and adorned church, and proceed next to the circa-1933 Blue Baths, a stunningly restored bathhouse as well as a versatile and elegant event venue. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines in this unique setting, before transferring back to Tauranga.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Walking over some uneven, natural surfaces.

Virtuoso Voyages shore experience arranged by: Southern Crossings

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car and Driver at Your Leisure - Auckland - 2019 ( 4 Hours )
Auckland, New Zealand | 22 Mar 2019

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Explore Auckland (within city limits) at your leisure during your 4-hour sightseeing tour via private car. Plan out your own perfectly personalized itinerary beforehand or customize it with the help of your knowledgeable driver, for a day you’re sure to remember.

Some of the recommended highlights you can explore include: learn about New Zealand’s Polynesian and European history at the Auckland Museum and the Maritime Museum; visit the golden sands of the seaside suburbs or the black sand beaches of the west coast; shop in local designer stores; admire the many parks; climb a volcano; see forever from the Sky Tower; walk the Auckland Harbour Bridge (do you fancy a bungy jump?); imbibe local wines in Kumeu or watch the world sail by from the Wynyard Quarter.

Whatever you decide, you are able to set your own pace and itinerary with a private car and driver at your disposal compliments of Virtuoso Voyages and your travel advisor. Please note: This is an English speaking driver, who is not a licensed guide and cannot provide the services and advice that a guide would normally provide.

Virtuoso Voyages private car and driver option arranged by: A & K New Zealand

Included: English speaking Driver/Guide | bottled water in the vehicle | taxes

Not Included: Guide | Tipping/Gratuities unless specified |Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions:This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply.This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$250 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

*Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy

$250 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

To be Assigned: A host(s) is planned for the sailing but one has not yet been assigned.

Assigned: A host(s) has been selected and will be announced soon.

About the Ship

Crystal Symphony at sea
Crystal Symphony

Last fall, Crystal Symphony emerged from her multi-million-dollar drydock, with spacious suites and penthouses, more dining options, all open seating, & updated technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. With the new guest capacity of just 848, service and space ratios are among the best at sea.

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

Insider Tip

“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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