Arabian Nights and Amalfi Sights (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Civitavecchia, Italy
Dates: 08 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
08 May 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DAY 2
09 May 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5:00 PM
DAY 3
10 May 2020
Muscat, Oman
1:00 PM
DAY 4
11 May 2020
Muscat, Oman
6:00 PM
DAY 5
12 May 2020
Gulf of Oman (Cruising)
DAY 6
13 May 2020
Salalah, Oman
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 7
14 May 2020
Gulf of Aden (Cruising)
DAY 8
15 May 2020
Red Sea (Cruising)
DAY 9
16 May 2020
Red Sea (Cruising)
DAY 10
17 May 2020
Red Sea (Cruising)
DAY 11
18 May 2020
Aqaba, Jordan
7:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 12
19 May 2020
Gulf of Aqaba
DAY 13
20 May 2020
Suez Canal (Transit), Egypt
DAY 14
21 May 2020
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
DAY 15
22 May 2020
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
DAY 16
23 May 2020
Sorrento, Italy
7:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 17
24 May 2020
Civitavecchia, Italy
6:00 AM
Arabian Nights and Amalfi Sights map

About the Ship

Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity
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.



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Sorrento, Italy - 23 May 2020

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Length: 4 hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine
Private 4-Hour Pizza Making Class

Arrive in the beautiful property at 9:30 am to enjoy your welcome breakfast before your private pizza-making class, including mozzarella tasting, wine tasting with Provolone del Monaco cheese followed by lunch featuring the food prepared with beverages and a limoncello tasting.


The main characteristics of Italian cooking is its healthy balance, the excellent basic ingredients being simply cooked and retaining their original goodness and freshness. Simple and yet with such a variety of flavors and rich inventiveness in preparation, that even the most demanding gourmet is delighted. You will learn how to make the italian renowned traditional pizza, baked in a wood-brick oven as well as one Italian delicious dessert.The cooking lesson takes place in a lovely property surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with colorful flowers and fountains, orange and lemon trees and ceramic decorations.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Length: 5 hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Private 4-Hour Pizza Making Class with Transfer

Meet your knowledgeable English-speaking driver in your hotel lobby for your private, direct transfer to the beautiful property where you will have your 4-hour pizza making class, including mozzarella tasting, wine tasting with Provolone del Monaco cheese, followed by lunch featuring the food prepared with beverages and a limoncello tasting.


The main characteristics of Italian cooking is its healthy balance, the excellent basic ingredients being simply cooked and retaining their original goodness and freshness. Simple and yet such a variety of flavors and rich inventiveness in preparation, that even the most demanding gourmet is delighted. You will learn how to make the italian renowned pizza, baked in a wood-brick oven, as well as one of Italian delicious dessert. The cooking lesson takes place in a lovely property surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with colorful flowers and fountains, orange and lemon trees and ceramic decorations.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Pompeii, Italy
Length: 5 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Excursion to Pompeii (5 hours)

Starting from your hotel, set out to visit the ruins of Pompeii. Upon arrival at the park, you will be met by a local guide for your private tour of the ruins (entrance fees paid locally).


Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archeological site that cannot fail to impress you.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Naples, Italy
Length: 5 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Half Day (5 hours) Shore Excursion from Naples to Pompeii

Upon arriving at the port of Naples and disembarking from your ship, meet one of our drivers for your half-day excursion to the ancient city of Pompeii, where you will meet our guide for a private 2.5 hour tour of the ruins. The destruction of Pompeii occurred on August 24, 79 A.D. when the erupting Mount Vesuvius covered the town with a layer of ash and pumice nearly 7 meters thick, entombing Pompeii and the majority of its inhabitants. The speed with which the town was engulfed has left it a remarkably well preserved example of daily life in Ancient Rome. Upon exploring and discovering Pompeii with your guide, you will get a more immediate and vivid impression of ancient life - in luxurious mansions and more modest houses, in the markets and the streets, in baths, theaters and temples, than on any other ancient site, and much of what you see will strike you as astonishingly modern.


At the conclusion of your tour, your driver will transfer you back to Naples to reunite with your ship.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Length: 5 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Half Day (5 hours) Shore Excursion from Sorrento to Pompeii

Upon arriving at the port of Sorrento and disembarking from your ship, meet one of our drivers for your half-day excursion to the ancient city of Pompeii, where you will meet our guide for a private tour of the ruins. The destruction of Pompeii occurred on August 24, 79 A.D. when the erupting Mount Vesuvius covered the town with a layer of ash and pumice nearly 7 meters thick, entombing Pompeii and the majority of its inhabitants. The speed with which the town was engulfed has left it a remarkably well preserved example of daily life in Ancient Rome. Upon exploring and discovering Pompeii with your guide, you will get a more immediate and vivid impression of ancient life - in luxurious mansions and more modest houses, in the markets and the streets, in baths, theaters and temples, than on any other ancient site, and much of what you see will strike you as astonishingly modern.


At the conclusion of your tour, your driver will transfer you back to Sorrento to reunite with your ship.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Naples, Italy
Length: 8 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Full Day (8 hours) Shore Excursion from Naples to Pompeii & Sorrento

Upon arriving in Pompeii, you will meet one of our knowledgeable guides for a private 2-hour tour of the ruins. The destruction of this ancient city occurred on August 24, 79 A.D. when the erupting Mount Vesuvius covered the town with a layer of ash and pumice nearly 7 meters thick, entombing Pompeii and the majority of its inhabitants. The speed with which the town was engulfed has left it a remarkably well preserved example of daily life in Ancient Rome. Upon exploring and discovering Pompeii with your guide, you will get a more immediate and vivid impression of ancient life - in luxurious mansions and more modest houses, in the markets and the streets, in baths, theaters and temples, than on any other ancient site, and much of what you see will strike you as astonishingly modern.


After finishing your guided tour in Pompeii, you will proceed to Sorrento. Here you will have free time to explore the town at your discretion, during which your driver can make sightseeing and dining suggestions. Regally lying between the gulf of Naples in the north and Salerno in the south, the Sorrentine Peninsula is a promontory of a thousand shades – brilliant hues and delicate reflections that depend on the changing seasons. A famous holiday destination since the time of the Romans, Sorrento has long been renowned for its extraordinarily mild climate. As you walk through its streets you will undoubtedly see the influence of the past nearly everywhere you look, in the remnants of the Greek defensive wall, the city’s Cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Antonio, and the Correale and Veniero Palaces.


At the conclusion of your day of touring, your driver will transfer you back to Naples to reunite with your ship.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Naples, Italy
Length: 8 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Full Day (8 hours) Amalfi Drive Shore Excursion

The "Amalfi Drive" is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world of its own, a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions.


Then on to Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies. Once a thriving Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous and now a thriving holiday resort. The unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square. Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi and also Scotland – Saint Andrew.


From Amalfi we visit Ravello, which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea in the hillside. We visit the Villa Rufolo, which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal. Enjoy the views as you return to the port to board the ship.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Length: 8 hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Full Day (8 hours) Amalfi Drive Shore Excursion

The "Amalfi Drive" is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world of its own, a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions.


Then on to Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies. Once a thriving Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous and now a thriving holiday resort. The unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square. Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi and also Scotland – Saint Andrew.


From Amalfi we visit Ravello, which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea in the hillside. We visit the Villa Rufolo, which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal. Enjoy the views as you return to the port to board the ship.

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