Thanksgiving Tropical Treasures (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States to Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dates: 21 Nov 2018 - 07 Dec 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
21 Nov 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
6:00 PM
DAY 2
22 Nov 2018
Bimini Islands, Bahamas
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 3
23 Nov 2018
Old Bahama Channel
DAY 4
24 Nov 2018
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
DAY 5
25 Nov 2018
Cartagena, Colombia
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 6
26 Nov 2018
Panama Canal, Panama
DAY 7
27 Nov 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 8
28 Nov 2018
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 9
29 Nov 2018
Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
30 Nov 2018
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
01 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
02 Dec 2018
Acapulco, Mexico
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 13
03 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
04 Dec 2018
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 15
05 Dec 2018
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 16
06 Dec 2018
Los Angeles, CA, United States
12:00 PM
DAY 17
07 Dec 2018
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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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 21 Nov 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Becky Craft, Michael Craft

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Guacalillo Estuary with Lunch at Macaw Lodge - Puerto Caldera - 2018 ( 8 Hours )
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica | 28 Nov 2018

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

Costa Rica’s 801 miles of coastline – on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean – are gorgeous, even Eden-like, but its tropical rain forests are pure heaven. Nearly 31% of the country is covered in rain forest vegetation. More than 70 inches of rain fall each year on rain forest lands. The habitats are so lush that a four-square-mile area could contain as many as 750 species of trees, 125 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 100 species of reptiles.

Our adventure by boat today takes place along the Guacalillo Estuary and the Tarcoles River, located near Carara National Park. The Guacalillo Estuary is noted for its mangrove forests. In fact, four different species of mangrove may be found in this area: Tea, black, red and white mangrove. The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts. The mangrove is also a great habitat for many endemic birds like the Cuckoo, hummingbirds, Vireo, Panama Flycatcher and many herons and egrets. This particular mangrove forest is one of the most important in the mid-Pacific Coast for the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw. While this endangered species of bird spends most of the day in the forest, they roost in the mangroves. The area is also home to 250 species of birds, crocodiles, mammals and insects.

The Tárcoles River mouth is considered by birdwatchers to be one of the richest sites for sea birds and shorebirds, specifically during the migration from October through April. Ospreys, gulls, cormorants, pelicans, and frigate birds are some of the most common species in the delta. The river shore houses one of the largest colonies of crocodiles and crocodile spotting is guaranteed. Some of these reptiles are easily 10-feet long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards as well as many birds like herons, egrets, ducks, spoon bills and storks are easily seen looking for food along the river shore. This adventure will provide a great understanding of the life of the mangrove and its species. More importantly, you will learn about their existence and why we must preserve the mangrove forests as a way of conservation to save all living species on Earth.

We will then drive to Macaw Lodge, where we will learn about the sustainable philosophy of Macaw Lodge that integrates energy production by renewable clean solar power panels, crop systems and conservation of different species. Macaw is making special efforts to protect the scarlet macaw and many other native species. We will also include a visit to an area for composting and a nursery for native species, vermiculture, aquaculture crops, cacao, acai, guava and coffee plantations.

After our visit, we will enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties at the Lodge before returning to the pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual wear, light jacket or sweater, hat and comfortable closed-toe shoes. Moderate walking on uneven surfaces and steps.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. The Shore 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. Other restrictions apply.

$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.

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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.

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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).

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“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.

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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.



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Location: Miami Beach, FL United States
Length: 1 Night
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Our 20th century Art Deco hotel is the ideal place to start your cruise experience, with direct access to Miami’s famous South Beach and the city’s entertainment, shopping and cultural highlights all within walking distance.

And if you’re ending your cruise in Miami, the hotel’s wellness centre COMO Shambhala Urban Escape will help soothe the next stage of your journey with its wide range of therapeutic treatments and rooftop hydrotherapy pool.

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Location: Miami Beach, FL United States
Length: 2 Nights
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Shore Excursions

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States - 21 Nov 2018

Cartagena, Colombia - 25 Nov 2018

Panama Canal, Panama - 26 Nov 2018

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica - 28 Nov 2018

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - 04 Dec 2018

Los Angeles, CA, United States - 06 Dec 2018

Los Angeles, CA, United States - 07 Dec 2018

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