14-Night Cruise Round-Trip Los Angeles
December 7, 2018 - December 21, 2018
starting at $5,750* Per person aboard the crystal serenity
Save an additional $1,000 per person if you book between October 18 and November 6, 2018**
A perfect pre-holiday escape filled with the sun-kissed warmth of the Mexican Riviera and the cosmopolitan charms of California's famed cities.
Included with your cruise
Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water as well as complimentary select beer, wine and spirits upon request
Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship
Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Nobu Matsuhisa's Silk Road or The Sushi Bar (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.)
Open-bar service throughout the ship
Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
The Bistro, a European-style sidewalk café, now with extended hours into the late evening
Twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
24-hour room service
Day 1, Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA – EMBARKATION
Spectacular natural surroundings combined with the vitality of a creative and artistic community make Los Angeles one-of-a-kind. Sunshine, majestic palm trees and the sandy beaches of the Pacific share the spotlight with L.A.'s glamorous movie industry and its world-famous celebrities. Formally founded in 1781, it is now one of the world's largest metropolitan centers.
Day 2, San Francisco, California, USA
Sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge is an unforgettable experience and is naturally a highlight of your visit to San Francisco. Upon arrival you will discover why this metropolis is one of the most diverse, dynamic and beautiful cities in the world. San Francisco is a melting pot of cultures and an important financial center of the world. Hellenic in its setting and climate, European in its intellectual and cultural scope, American in its vigor and informality and Asian in its tranquility, San Francisco is indeed one of the most exciting cities of the world. Opportunities for discovery abound. Stroll through Chinatown, shop at Union Square or browse through Fisherman's Wharf. Or perhaps, the attractions of North Beach will beckon. Sip cappuccino at a sidewalk café, feast on Italian food or browse through tempting specialty stores. Across the Golden Gate Bridge hide giant redwoods and artistic Sausalito which provide the perfect getaway from the city. Whatever your choice, San Francisco's distinctive charm engenders a special affection in the hearts of all who visit.
Day 3, San Francisco, California, USA
Day 4, Cruising the West Coast of USA
Your Story at Sea
Adventure. Romance. Discovery.
Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you. As evening arrives, dine on the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, and Crystal’s own acclaimed chefs with new Modern Cuisine and Global Inspired menus, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, breakout new production shows, intimate lounges, a pulsing dance club or our action-packed Crystal Casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?
Day 5, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Fair Mediterranean-style weather coupled with beautiful Mediterranean-style scenery make Santa Barbara a prime vacationer's destination. This jewel of the Pacific, often called the American Riviera, is also a cultural and educational center, with an array of museums and several schools and universities, including University of California, Santa Barbara, and Brooks Institute of Photography drawing students here from around the world. Sunny days can be spent strolling through the Santa Barbara Zoo, exploring boutique- and restaurant-lined State Street, dining on Stearns Wharf or experiencing the wineries of nearby Santa Ynez Valley, producer of world-class vintages and home to photogenic landscapes of golden hills and venerable oak trees.
Day 6, Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada, the third-largest city in the state of Baja, and its environs are famed for many things. One is the sunny and mild weather, which helps yield fine wines considered to be the best in Mexico. Another is the surf. Ensenada boasts several celebrated surfing spots, including San Miguel Beach and Three Ms, or Tres Emes. A third lure is off-road racing, with the Baja 1000 being held every year in November and the Baja 500 taking place in June. Rivaling Carnival in Rio and Mardi Gras in New Orleans is Ensenada’s Carnaval, bringing thousands of revelers to the streets for six fun-filled days. Migrating gray whales draw their fair share of travelers as well. Certainly, this is only a partial list of Ensenada’s seasonal and perennial attractions. During your visit, you are sure to discover additional reasons Ensenada is called the “Cinderella of the Pacific.
Day 7, Cruising the Coast of Mexico
Day 8, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Embraced by rugged tropical mountains on one side and the beautiful Banderas Bay on the other, Puerto Vallarta is second only to Acapulco when it comes to the Mexican Riviera's leading resort cities. White stucco houses are capped with red-tile roofs and surrounded by bougainvillea-lined cobblestone streets. Native women who beat their laundry along riverbanks as busy fishing boats return to port illustrate a lifestyle that has been maintained for decades. Nearby, sophisticated restaurants, luxury hotels, smart boutiques and lively nightclubs bear testament to the changes wrought on this quiet seaside city since the 1960s. Life here has never been quite the same since the filming of the movie "Night of the Iguana" and the worldwide publicity accorded the romance of its stars, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Puerto Vallarta brims with life. Shop for leather goods, shell and silver jewelry, hand-embroidered blouses or painted figures from Oaxaca. Explore cobblestone streets and picturesque alleyways filled with the scents and bustling energy of Mexico.
Day 9, Mazatlán, Mexico
The massive lighthouse of El Faro welcomes you to the thriving seaport of Mazatlán. Located on a peninsula just south of the Tropic of Cancer, this fast-developing resort is a fishing and sportsperson's paradise. Supposedly there are as many fishing boats as tennis courts here! Offshore, scores of sailfish and marlin frolic in the temperate waters while para-sailors drift lazily overhead. Maazatlán offers a rich diversity of activities. Feel free to shop at the colorful market and folk art shops, explore the charming town plaza, relax at a fine resort hotel or try your luck sportfishing.
Day 10, La Paz, Mexico
Cradled between the stark sands of Baja and the fertile waters of the Sea of Cortez, La Paz offers a host of challenging opportunities. Dubbed "the World's largest fish trap," the area is home to over 800 species of fish and 2,000 species of invertebrates. Giant manta rays and whales navigate the depths while dolphins and sea lions frolic on the surface. Deep sea fishing, diving and sightseeing boats are available for charters.
Day 11, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is nestled on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Commanding rock formations, timeless desert and a translucent sea provide a compelling introduction to this tranquil resort town. Here, mile upon mile of golden sandy coves dot the shoreline while marlin and sailfish frolic in the waters offshore. Laze on a deserted beach, explore the undersea world or discover bustling shops and markets for tempting treasures such as silver, jewelry and wooden sculptures.
Day 12, Cruising the North Pacific Ocean
Day 13, San Diego, California, USA
From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, named after the former owner of the present city area, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a beach community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town, the original site of this city, or one of its gorgeous parks, you'll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.
Day 14, Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA - Disembarkation
Your Accommodations and All-Inclusive Fares
DELUXE STATEROOM WITH LARGE PICTURE WINDOW
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Starting at $6,999*
DELUXE STATEROOM WITH Private VERANDAH
Starting at $5,750*
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PENTHOUSE SUITE WITH VERANDAH
Starting at $8,965*
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Aboard the crystal serenity
Sharing the limelight with her fleetmate, Crystal Serenity is one of two magnificent ships that has earned Crystal Cruises the distinction of being The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™.
Crystal’s expansive onboard experience begins with personal, genuine service offered by their expertly trained staff at every point in the guests’ voyage. Enhancing this welcoming, homeaway-from-home atmosphere is a host of all-inclusive amenities and experiences designed to create a seamless, unforgettable vacation experience for travelers who seek the very best.
This October, the Crystal Serenity will enter dry dock for a three-week refurbishment that mirrors the dramatic changes that debuted last year aboard Crystal Symphony – and then some. With an aim to elevate the onboard guest experience by expanding the space and choices that have been part of the company’s credo since its inception, the award-winning ship will see a transformation of accommodations, dining options, technological advancements and public spaces.
*All fares and savings are per person, in U.S. dollars based on double occupancy. Cruise Fares and Your Exclusive Fares are cruise only and do not include taxes, fees, and port charges of $644 per person. Your Crystal Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Book Now Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy for the first two full-fare guests in suite, include all Book Now Savings, and, do not include taxes, fees or port charges. All fares and savings vary by category and departure date.
**Applies to new bookings only.