10-Day Luxury Cruise From Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
January 24, 2019 - February 3, 2019
starting at $3,170* Per person aboard the crystal symphony
Save an additional $750 per person if you book between October 18 and November 6, 2018**
Sway to the sounds of samba on world-famous beaches and learn the secrets of tango during culturally immersive overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires; marvel at impressive colonies of fur seals and sea lions off the coast of Punta del Este.
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: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – EMBARKATION
Vibrant Rio lies cradled in the outstretched arms of the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which stands atop Corcovado Mountain. At the feet of this magnificent landmark lies one of the world's most magnificent bays. Golden beaches with such alluring names as Copacabana and Ipanema stretch as far as the eye can see. There are close to two dozen such bays, which serve as a playground for some of the world's most beautiful people. All along this waterfront, which swirls with mosaic art, are five-star hotels, elegant shops, popular restaurants and a lifestyle to match. Winding its way along this magnificent mile or so is a constant parade of handsome Cariocas, as the local people are known.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Day 3: Buzios, Brazil
Just north of Rio de Janeiro, this charming fishing village welcomes you with splendid beaches and year-round summer temperatures. Visitors can drink up the sun, explore the lush landscape, find bargains in the world-class boutiques, and snap a photograph with Bridget Bardot. Not the real one, of course. The French superstar put Buzios on the map when she visited the town at the height of her fame, and now locals and travelers alike come to sit on the lap of the Bridget Bardot statue, situated on the Orla Bardot.
Day 4: Ilhabela, Brazil
Sitting in the Atlantic Ocean 127 miles from São Paulo and 210 miles from Rio de Janeiro, the Ilhabela archipelago presents an antidote to the busy streets and pulsating nightlife of South America. Attempts have been made to wrangle the wild islands of Ilhabela (Portuguese for “Beautiful Island—) into some semblance of domesticity by establishing coffee plantations. But the island pushed back, insisting it be appreciated for its dense jungle, volcanic peaks, gorgeous beaches and nearly 400 waterfalls. Scuba divers, sailors, hikers, birders and anyone with a hunger for an off-the-beaten-path experience have obliged, taking ferry trips to the isles, from where they often trek even farther to reach remote beaches accessible only by boat. The greater eco-community has recognized the archipelago as a natural treasure as well, setting aside 85% of the land as a park and UNESCO-protected biosphere.
Day 5-6: Cruising the Coast of Brazil
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 Resorts World at Sea casino. The choices as always aboard the World’s Best are yours. How will you write your story on board?
Day 7: Punta del Este, Uruguay
An upscale playground for the rich and glamorous, Punta del Este is the South American vacation spot for anyone who's anyone. Exclusive luxury casinos, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs may be the lure for many visitors, but the resort city also offers plenty for those looking for simpler pleasures. Stroll through the heart of the city and you'll discover galleries, a popular handicraft market, colonial architecture, and the historic lighthouse. Sun worshipers can also enjoy over thirty miles of beaches stretched along the peninsula.
Day 8: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Day 9: Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, South America's second-smallest country. Beyond urban limits, 90% of Uruguay's land is devoted to sheep and cattle grazing, as Montevideo is this nation's largest city. Legend tells us that its name originated from the words monte vide eu meaning "I see a mountain," exclaimed by an eager lookout when Magellan's fleet first arrived in 1520. Set in a picturesque location along the River Plate's shores, Montevideo evokes all the flavor of Spain with the massive masonry, hidden patios and palm-shaded plazas that are so reminiscent of that country. Attractions abound. Stroll wide boulevards and leafy parks, view imposing statuary or experience the thrill of an estancia visit.
DAy 10: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, whose name means city of "favorable winds," is the capital of Argentina. With broad, well planned avenues, charming sidewalk cafés, carefully tended parks, elaborate monuments, noble statues and splendid rococo buildings, it exudes an air of sophisticated elegance.
Until the 1880s, Buenos Aires was a mere village. However, it has now prospered into one of Latin America's most sophisticated centers, with a population of over 11 million.
Buenos Aires has also frequently been dubbed the "Paris of the Southern Hemisphere," due to its superb restaurants, art galleries, museums and European-influenced architecture.
Day 11: Buenos Aires, ArgentinA - Disembarkation
Your Accommodations and All-Inclusive Fares
DELUXE STATEROOM WITH LARGE PICTURE WINDOW
Starting at $3,170*
PENTHOUSE WITH Private VERANDAH
Starting at $7,735*
DELUXE STATEROOM WITH Private VERANDAH
CAll for Availability
Penthouse WITH VERANDAH
Starting At $7,735*
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Aboard the crystal Symphony
Sharing the limelight with her fleetmate, Crystal Symphony 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.
In the fall of 2017, the Crystal Symphony underwent a multi-million dollar update and refurbishment. The reimagining features more innovative dining options with expanded specialty venues and open-seating, more state-of-the-art technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi, and spacious new suites and penthouses. While the updated Crystal Symphony will debut a modern ambiance that reflects changing travel tastes, the features that have made Crystal Cruises the experience it is remains the same. Its crew offers superb service across the board and will make you feel at home every time you return from port. It is an experience unique to Crystal, and it is an opportunity that will change your concept of cruise travel.
*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 $500 per person. Your Crystal Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Your Exclusive Fare includes Crystal Savings as well as any applicable Savings if available and does not include Crystal Society or Early Full Payment savings.
**Applies to new bookings only.