El Sol de Invierno (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dates: 15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
15 Dec 2018
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
7:00 PM
DAY 2
16 Dec 2018
Mazatlán, Mexico
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 3
17 Dec 2018
La Paz, Mexico
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
18 Dec 2018
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 5
19 Dec 2018
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 6
20 Dec 2018
San Diego, CA, United States
9:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 7
21 Dec 2018
Los Angeles, CA, United States
8:00 AM
El Sol de Invierno map

About the Ship

Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity
Crystal Serenity

The Evolution of Crystal Luxury continues in November 2018 as the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity undergoes a multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

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

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - 18 Dec 2018

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 1 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Dolphin Encounter At Los Cabos
This is a delightful way for you and your family to interact with these popular marine mammals. Imagine the thrill of touching and hugging those ever-smiling dolphins! The program begins with a briefing about the animals and an explanation of the activities you will experience.

From your submerged platform in the water, you will be able to interact with the dolphins, including the very popular dolphin kiss photo. Watch your dolphin friend sing and dance.

The experience includes a 15 minute briefing and 40 minutes in the water.

Our professional photographers will capture these magical moments for you. Photo prices vary based on the package you purchase.

Departures:
09:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 03:30 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please check in 30 minutes prior to activity time.
- Each session includes a 15-minute briefing and 40 minutes in the water.
- Transfers are not included. Exact meeting location will be provided on your voucher. ShoreTrips does not monitor taxi prices.
- Please wear only bio-degradable sun block for the protection of the dolphins.
- We suggest that you bring towels and cash for taxis, shopping, meals, etc.
- Please note that the Dolphin facility does not accept US cash in their restaurants, boutiques and photo purchase stations. Please bring Pesos or a Credit/Debit card to make any payments.
- Please note that in Cabo San Lucas there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 2 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Zodiac Whale Watching In Los Cabos
Gray and Humpback whales migrate 2,500 miles from their summer feeding grounds in Alaska to the warm Pacific waters of the Baja Peninsula to breed and birth their babies. From December through April, whale activity in Los Cabos is at its highest and your chances of encountering these magnificent creatures, while not guaranteed, is very, very good.

Once on board this exciting speed boat, your informative guide will follow nature to find the route that best improves your chances of coming face-to-face with whales. Whale calves are often seen alongside their mothers as they play and learn skills necessary for them to survive. The babies are very active and curious and are known to jump out of the water and approach whale watching boats, all under the watchful eye of their mothers. The mothers, too are active and you will be thrilled and excited to watch their behaviors, such as spy-hopping, breaching, spouting and fin or tail-slapping.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 01:30 PM, 04:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Transfers are not included. Exact meeting location will be provided on your voucher. ShoreTrips does not monitor taxi prices.
- Due to the motion of the boat and waves, you might get wet. Please be sure to protect your belongings.
- Please use only biodegradeable sunblock to protect yourself and the marine environment.
- We suggest that you bring pesos or an international credit or debit card for taxis, shopping, meals, etc. No US cash is currently being accepted.
- Please note that in Cabo San Lucas there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 2 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
The Wunderlins'...**Private** Big Boat Whale Watch With Breakfast...02/13/2018
Whales are one of the attractions of the winter months in Cabo - these mammals love the warm waters and it is easy to count on a successful experience whale watching in Cabo. But not everyone wishes to be in a smaller vessel and this deluxe double decker open-air motorized catamaran easily glides through the tropical waters, bringing you along for the ride. Whether you choose to be on the lower level with a great view or up on top above everything, your sailing will be special. The lower level offers some shade and is done in the style of a saloon whereas the upper deck has an open air bar/lounge area offering the views as well as fresh air and the warmth of the sun.

The boat itself is outfitted to cater to larger groups though it is never at capacity. Your breakfast will be cooked on board and served fresh from the kitchen. As you settled in, you will head for Cabo's famous Arch towards one end of the city's beautiful coastline. Start with a great cup of coffee followed by a selection of dishes that may include choices of waffles, scrambled eggs, chilaquiles, beans and more. Fresh juice is available but you can also expect great mimosas and Bloody Marys. There are other complimentary drinks to choose from.

Your crew is dedicated to adhering to the guidelines used for whale watching and will respectfully cruise as close as allowed for you to watch these mammals at play. Marine naturalists are aboard the vessel to talk about the life cycle of the whales and answer all your questions. Hopefully you will see some humpbacks, grey whales, and even some fin whales or orcas in these waters.

But all is not serious as those great drinks kick in and you are ready to enjoy some local music. Love for the ocean and dedication to service makes this excursion successful for all.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Breakfast is included with this program. Please alert us in advance of any dietary restrictions or limitations. We will do our best to accommodate.
- There are restrooms on board.
- Dress comfortably. We suggest sunblock, a hat, and your camera on this excursion.
- This tour does not include transfers. Exact instructions will be on your voucher. If you are arriving by cruise ship, you can take a 45-minute walk, a water taxi, or take a 10-minute ride for about $15-$20 per taxi.
- We cannot guarantee whale sightings, but chances are excellent during these months.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Share This Sailboat And Snorkel
If you choose this, you will find yourself aboard our sailboat that maxes out at 15 people. That is a luxury in a location where the marina is the focus and large sailboats and catamarans are everywhere. This is not a party boat but a pleasant sailing experience. Dedicated crew will take you out to see where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet. During your sail, you can relax and view the scenery, which will include the Arch and Pelican's Rock and of course, a magnificent coastline.

The captain will drop anchor in Cabo San Lucas Bay, close to Pelican's Rock. Here you will have a little snorkel instruction if you wish, before immersing yourself in Cabo's famous blue waters. Full of marine life, the sea will have you counting the number of different fish and marine life that you spot during your swim. Afterwards you can dry off in the sunshine on the deck and enjoy an open bar and light lunch or snacks, depending on the time of day.

Sounds like a perfect time in Cabo!

Departures:
10:00 AM, 05:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- We suggest you wear your swimsuit under your clothing. Bring a hat, an extra tee shirt, sunscreen, and a waterproof camera.
- Flipflops or bare feet are proper on the boat.
- Morning snorkel serves chips, salsa, guacamole, fresh baguette sandwiches, and fresh fruits.
- Sunset snorkel serves chips, salsa, guacamole, selection of cheeses and cold meats with fresh baguette and sweets.
- Red and white wine, local beer, margaritas, rum, vodka, tequila and whiskey, juices, sodas and bottled water available.
- No transfers necessary if you are arriving by cruise ship tender. If you are a hotel guest, you will find instructions on your voucher.
- From late December through late March we will watch for whales.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Our Private Motor Yachts
Two magnificent yachts are calling you. Both of them hold up to 19 passengers but provide a very romantic setting for just two people. Each has a huge front deck, giving you the best totally unobstructed view (unless you have big feet!). The crew is at your beck and call, there only to make you comfortable every minute of your ride.

This is the type of experience where your intention might have been to snorkel, but once you board this yacht, you may decide you don't want to leave the boat. Flexibility is the name of the game when you select a private vessel. If you decide to do some swimming and snorkeling, all your gear is included. The sparkling turquoise Sea of Cortez beckons you to explore under the sea surrounding Los Cabos, at Land’s End of the Baja California Sur peninsula! Thousands of colorful tropical fish make their home in these crystal clear waters. Moderate water temperatures will feel almost like a bathtub when you do your snorkeling and swimming to nearby white sand beaches.

There are a variety of beverages though alcohol will not be served until after you snorkel. Lunch is healthy and plentiful and is served to you on board. Enjoy this experience, a period of peace and control in a setting that bypasses the crowds.

Departures:
10:00 AM, 01:15 PM, 04:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Wear your swimsuit. Bring sunscreen, a hat, tee shirt, and your camera. Flipflops or bare feet are proper on the boat.
- Unlimited bar includes red & white wine, margaritas, beers, rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, juices, sodas, and bottled water.
- Food on board include chips, salsa & guacamole, fresh baguette sandwiches, fresh cut fruits and dessert.
- You may upgrade to a Mexican spread which includes beef & chicken burritos, quesadillas for additional cost.
- Vegetarian options available. Contact ShoreTrips.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private Luxury Sail In Cabo For Small Groups
Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo in English, is a resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. It is difficult to tell that it is part of Mexico most of the time, as everyone seems to speak English and the feeling in general here is one of perfect resort mentality. Water and beach are everything here and to visit without a sailing experience means you are missing the point. So our series of sailboats are ready and waiting for your direction. We have different sizes, all with captains and crew of course. They are lovely and so is the scenery from the bow.

Your problem is only to determine what time you wish to go and for how long. Sailing and snorkeling are the activities of choice and thus, we are describing that here.

Cabo sits on the Sea of Cortez and the southern shores of the district is really snorkeling heaven. With great equipment and instruction you can count on seeing so many colorful tropical fish and marine life that you WILL lose count! Fortunately the government understood this underwater asset and has respected and conserved the fragile environment that lives beneath the surface, allowing it to flourish. We will adhere to the rules, leaving no footprints from our visit. No feeding of fish, nor touching them. Observing the marine life is what this experience is all about.

As you begin your sail, you will see the famous Arch, Lover's Beach, the sea lion colony and both sides of the Baja coastline: Pacific and Sea of Cortez. Once you reach your snorkel area, your crew will give you some informative tips and help suit you up for the water. Lunch is included and enjoyed aboard your sailboat, while you pass by all the beautiful beaches of Cabo.

Departures:
10:00 AM, 01:15 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Wear your swimsuit. Bring sunscreen, a hat, tee shirt, and your camera. Flipflops or bare feet are proper on the boat.
- Unlimited bar includes red & white wine, margaritas, beers, rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, juices, sodas, and bottled water.
- Light lunch includes fresh sandwiches, fruit, chips, salsa and guacamole.
- You may upgrade to a Mexican spread which includes beef & chicken burritos, quesadillas for additional cost. Vegetarian options available.
- No transfers necessary if you are arriving by cruise ship tender. If you are a hotel guest, you will find instructions on your voucher.Transfers may be arranged in advance from a hotel through ShoreTrips.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Dusty Lopp's...*Private* Half Day Deep Sea Fishing Charter...11/10/2017
Your guide's many years of fishing experience in the waters of Cabo make him more than qualified to serve as Captain. With years at the helm, he has earned a reputation for being one of the most knowledgeable, honest, hard working men in the industry. Let them live up to their reputation for you!

This is a half-day charter with emphasis on catching Marlin and lots of Dorado and Yellowfin.

The boat is a 28ft Californian, a very good and comfortable boat.

Departures:
10:30 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please note that in Cabo San Lucas there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
- Deep Sea fishing means all poles are held in place by rod holders until a fish takes the bait. At that point, the mate or captain will set the hook, then hand the pole to the angler once the angler is seated in the fighting chair.
- Wear a hat and sunblock and your best sun glasses.
- Crew gratuities are not included. In Mexico, a customary tip for good service is 10% to 15% of the charter rate.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private Tour Of Cabo San Lucas With Historical Highlights
First, we'll head out to San José del Cabo where we'll visit the mission of San José and the town square. Your guide will fill you in on the history of the area, Spanish colonization, and the Indian tribes and missions along the Baja Peninsula.

We'll visit the Old Lighthouse, put into service in 1905 and originally constructed to protect the area from invasions by the U.S. Army.

Next, we're off to Cabo San Lucas, specifically the Glass Factory, where you'll get the chance to see real artisans blowing all different shapes of recycled glass right in front of your eyes. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir if you'd like.

The Puerto Los Cabos Sculptural Garden is a beautiful place to wander. Located right on the marina, this lovely place contains an installation of 15 bronze sculptures by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. Located nearby is the Wirikuta Gardens, focusing on a large variety of indigenous succulents and cactus, including a cactus nursery.

We will make a stop at the Regional Museum where you will discover more about the history and culture of this area.

As this is a private tour, the itinerary is somewhat customizeable, based on your interests and the length of the tour. Please discuss any special requests with your tour guide.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- There will be refreshments available on board (soft drinks & bottled water).
- Please wear casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
- The cost of lunch, admissions and/or any other extras iare not included in the tour price.
- Admission to Wirikuta Gardens is $8.00.
- Bicycle rentals at Puerto Los Cabos Sculptural Garden are available for $10 for 2 hours.

Post-Packages

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Offered by: Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (a Four Seasons Hotel)
Location: Beverly Hills, CA United States
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (a Four Seasons Hotel)
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