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May 24 - June 09, 2017

Hawaiian Havens

Los Angeles Round-trip

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

"Aloha" and welcome to Hawaii, the great "gathering place." Asian- and American-influenced cultures combine to create a lifestyle where the tropical tempos of Polynesia prevail and the aloha spirit pervades every aspect of the culture.

All this, plus Roberta and Arnold's exciting bridge program!

Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:
Call us at: 516.626.9000 or 800.807.7009
Fax: 516.626.7255
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

May 24

Los Angeles/San Pedro, California

May 25

Cruising the North Pacific

May 26

Cruising the North Pacific

May 27

Cruising the North Pacific

May 28

Cruising the North Pacific

May 29

Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii

May 30

Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii

May 31

Maui/Lahaina, Hawaii

June 01

Hawaii/Hilo, Hawaii

June 02

Hawaii/Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

June 03

Cruising the North Pacific

June 04

Cruising the North Pacific

June 05

Cruising the North Pacific

June 06

Cruising the North Pacific

June 07

Ensenada, Mexico

June 08

Cruising the West Coast of USA

June 09

Los Angeles/San Pedro, California

May 24 - Los Angeles/San Pedro, California

Embark PM

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. Although there will not be any shore excursions offered in Los Angeles due to our limited time in port, you may contact our onboard Shore Excursion staff for helpful hints or suggestions on things to do while you are ashore.

May 25 - Cruising the North Pacific

May 26 - Cruising the North Pacific

May 27 - Cruising the North Pacific

May 28 - Cruising the North Pacific

May 29 - Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii

Arrive 12 Noon

Honolulu and Oahu are the center of island life and boast sandy beaches, endearing smiles and exotic tropical flowers. Nearby, elegant resorts and towering high-rises line the gentle curve of Waikiki Beach. In the distance, majestic Diamond Head Crater lies on the horizon beyond your Crystal ship. The choices are many. Relive the historic events of Pearl Harbor, explore tropical rainforests or witness the creation of island culinary magic.

May 30 - Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii

Depart 12 Midnight

May 31 - Maui/Lahaina, Hawaii

8 am to 12 midnight

In addition to possessing marvelous beaches, this second-largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago boasts one of the great natural wonders of the world - Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano on the planet. Nicknamed the "Valley Isle," the island of Maui boasts a string of jungle valleys and is flanked on two sides by volcanoes, Puu Kukui to the west and the great Haleakala to the east. According to legend, the Hawaiian demigod Maui pulled up both ends of the island from the sea bottom with his fishhook to create this Pacific paradise. Resting between these two towering craters is central Maui, named after the island's legendary creator. Cradled on its western shore at the foot of Puu Kukui is picturesque Lahaina, now designated a national historic landmark. In days gone by, it was one of the principal whaling centers of the Pacific. Now it brims with reminders of its legendary seafaring past. Beyond Lahaina lie tranquil valleys of serene majesty, the golden sands of Kaanapali Beach and Haleakala's immense crater.

June 01 - Hawaii/Hilo, Hawaii

8 am to 9 pm

Welcome to Hawaii. The Big Island is the youngest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands and Hilo is its largest city. Commanding Hawaii's wet eastern Hamakua Coast, Hilo is surrounded by lush forest, resplendently draped in flowers and greenery all year. Perhaps this natural gift is best showcased in Hilo's huge orchid farms. Since Hawaii is also the largest member of the volcanic chain, it is fairly easy for visitors to find a secluded spot on a beach or a quiet trail traversing one of its natural preserves. Its lush eastern rainforests contrast sharply with the eerie lunar-like landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a must-see for first time visitors. The old Lyman House Museum, a restored 19th-century home, provides an interesting, historical look at the region. One should also visit some of the beautiful waterfalls in the area. The western Kona Coast is widely known for its elegant resorts, rocky shore and agreeable dry climate. The lifestyle here can only be described as "relaxed." People often signify their happy mood with the friendly shaka sign, made by folding one's three center fingers to the palm and shaking the wrist back and forth with the thumb and pinky extended. This is a common greeting in the islands and it indicates that all is going well.

June 02 - Hawaii/Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

8 am to 3 pm

The legendary Kona Coast is famous for its fine weather and inviting beaches. The Hawaiian people tend to personify this area and speak of it as being "lean and voluptuous." Its being sunny and dry is described as "Kona sunning herself." A district of the Big Island, Kona encompasses the western coast and lies at the foot of towering Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Here one finds bright, clear days and magnificent sunsets. While the island's raw volcanic landscape can hardly be described as "pretty," you won't want to miss the eerie Volcanoes National Park. In contrast, the string of dazzling resorts that have sprung up along the coast present quite a different face. Lush landscapes and gardens have been created over what were once only lava flows. At the center of this transformation is the bustling town of Kailua. Remember to "hang loose" while you are here. No one is in much of a hurry, and there is no need to rush when you are in paradise.

June 03 - Cruising the North Pacific

June 04 - Cruising the North Pacific

June 05 - Cruising the North Pacific

June 06 - Cruising the North Pacific

June 07 - Ensenada, Mexico

4 pm to 9 pm

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.”

June 08 - Cruising the West Coast of USA

June 09 - Los Angeles/San Pedro, California

Disembark am

GROUP TOURS WITH ROBERTA AND ARNOLD

Oahu/Honolulu

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & City Highlights

May 29

Your outing begins with a transfer via air-conditioned motor coach to the shores of Pearl Harbor. On arrival, you will view the many fascinating exhibits on display at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center following a short movie presentation before you board your launch to the memorial.

At the conclusion of your visit, you will have gained insight into the events of December 7, 1941. Surely you will also be moved by the Arizona Memorial, which is the final resting place for over 1,000 servicemen.

Following this poignant visit, rejoin your motor coach for your drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetery. Set in an extinct volcano, the cemetery honors America’s fallen heroes from World War I, World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

En route to your Crystal ship, your guided drive continues, covering the highlights of Honolulu. See the downtown district, Chinatown, Kawaiahao Church, City Hall, the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion and Iolani Palace, which is the former residence of Hawaii’s last two monarchs and the only royal palace in the United States. You will also have the opportunity to take in the stunning views of Oahu’s lush windward coast from the Pali Lookout situated on the rugged slopes of the Ko’olau Mountains.

Important Notes:This excursion is push-wheelchair accessible with advance notice. Please contact the Shore Excursion Desk to ensure accommodation. Due to the popularity of sights visited, dense crowding can be anticipated. Wait times to view the film and proceed to the memorial may affect the duration of this excursion. Due to security at the Arizona Visitor Center, you may not bring purses, fanny packs, backpacks, shopping bags or camera bags. You may leave your belongings in the locked motor coach for safekeeping. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Swimsuits and tank tops are not permitted. Although it is not anticipated that you will get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items are the responsibility of the guests. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate.

Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventure excursion is recommended.

Excursion Code:

HON-L

Highlights:

You will be introduced to Pearl Harbor, an important part of American history, and to the vibrant and beautiful city of Honolulu.

Activity Level:

Moderate Adventure

Walking Type:

Moderate

Activity Type:

Entertainment Historical sites / UNESCO National Park / Natural Wonder Sightseeing

Duration:

Approximately 5½ hours

Price:

$79

Availability:

Limited

Oahu/Honolulu

The Natural Wonders of Oahu

May 30

Departing the pier, wind through the bustling city of Honolulu and proceed directly to the crater at Diamond Head. While standing within the extinct volcanic crater, hear captivating stories about the origins and history of this world-famous landmark.

Now you will travel along the southern coast to Hanauma Bay, yet another feature of the island’s terrain formed by volcanic activity. Listen as your guide explains the bay’s origins and history.

The famous Halona Point blowhole is next on your survey of Oahu’s natural marvels. Pushing through a volcanic vent, seawater erupts into a large fountain. In addition to enjoying the showy display of the blowhole, keep a close watch for humpback whales, which occasionally visit these waters.

Makapu’u Lookout, with its incredible views, lies ahead. Learn about this area’s volcanic origins and its many interesting bird and plant species from your expert guide.

Witness a dramatic change in the island’s topography as you continue toward the windward coast. While pausing at Ulupo Heiau, a former war temple that is now a wonderfully preserved archaeological site, hear about the plants that served as food for the early Hawaiians.

The grand finale of today’s adventure comes with a stop at Pali Lookout, high in the Ko’olau Mountains. Though often partially obscured by clouds, the views are nonetheless magnificent. From this windswept perch, you will return directly to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes: It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate.

Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Excursion Code:

HON-E

Highlights:

This half-day outing offers a chance to appreciate the unique beauty of Oahu’s natural landscape. Providing additional insight will be an experienced ecological guide who will accompany you on this journey of discovery, which will be conducted by air-conditioned motor coach.

Activity Level:

Moderate Adventure

Walking Type:

Moderate

Activity Type:

Ecotourism National Park / Natural Wonder Wildlife Sightseeing

Duration:

Approximately 4 hours

Price:

$79

Availability:

Limited

Hawaii/Hilo

Nature’s Hawaii: Falls, Caves & Coves

June 01

Board your air-conditioned van and drive through Banyan Drive and Lili’uokalani Gardens then travel past hidden rivers, cascading waterfalls, and the famous Honoli’i Surf Spot en route to world famous Rainbow Falls.

Travel through a 1,000 acre tropical fruit farm to our private gazebo where you will view down on Rainbow Falls from our unique vantage point on the Cliffside above. Then, drive by Palm trees and fruit orchards to the “boiling pots”- a name locals give to certain areas on the Wailuku River where the river rushes through old lava tubes creating a “boiling” effect.

Re-board the van and head up the mountain to explore Kaumana Caves. This massive lava tube was formed by the 1881 eruption of Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world. Learn about the legend in which this eruption was stopped by a Hawaiian Princess who chanted and presented gifts to Pele, the Goddess of fire, in order to spare Hilo from destruction by the impending lava.

Leaving the mouth of the cave, we continue through historic Hilo to the rugged coastline and a black sand cove. This is a visual treat for the exploring eye as it is surrounded by unique lava formations and marine life including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.

Your journey completed, reboard your van for your return drive to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes: As this excursion involves walking over uneven terrain and negotiating approximately 20 steep stairs, it is recommended only for guests who are physically fit. It is recommended that guests wear casual clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellant, as well as wear flat, comfortable sport shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions.

Excursion Code:

ITO-E

Highlights:

Venture off the beaten path to explore remote island gems often undiscovered by visitors. Traveling in a small group, you will enjoy an intimate experience while taking in the spectacular beauty of coastal Hilo.

Activity Level:

Moderate Adventure

Walking Type:

Moderate

Activity Type:

National Park / Natural Wonder

Duration:

Approximately 3½ hours

Price:

$99

Availability:

Extremely Limited

Hawaii/Kona

Kona Highlights: Coffee, Place of Refuge & the Painted Church

June 02

A motor-coach journey of about 40 minutes brings you to Royal Kona Visitor Center, Mill & Museum, located in Captain Cook. During an informative and tasty visit, you will learn about the growing and processing of Kona’s famed coffee and savor both the rich, aromatic brew and the stunning views of Kealakekua Bay.

Drink in one last look at the scenery and sip of gourmet coffee before heading to Honaunau Place of Refuge, or in the local language, Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau. Established in 1955, this national park hosts the preserved pu’uhonua, or place of refuge, where up until the early 19th century, those who broke Hawaii’s ancient laws, called kapu, could come to be absolved by a priest and, after a ceremony of absolution, return to society.

Explore the grounds to see some of the sacred remains and interesting reconstructions. The site also features a 10-foot-high, 17-foot-thick Great Wall and fierce looking kii, wooden icons of gods that guard a sacred temple.

Another important Kona cultural landmark is the Painted Church. Dating to 1899 and still an active place of worship, this humble Roman Catholic Church was built under the direction of Belgian missionary, John Velghe. With no professional training and using ordinary wood and house paint, Father John adorned the church’s ceiling and walls with biblical scenes, including Cain’s murder of Able and Jesus refusing the devil. There is also a vivid depiction of sinners in Hell. The frescoes were meant to be not only decorative but instructive, as many churchgoers at the time could not read or write.

Return to your Crystal ship after appreciating the church’s simple yet lovely architecture and dramatic, 3D-effect murals, which surely contribute to its listing as a National Register of Historic Places.

Important Notes: This excursion is wheelchair accessible with advanced notice. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. Some crowding may be expected. The order of sights visited may vary.

Excursion Code:

KUI-A

Highlights:

The unique sights and flavors of Hawaii are the focus of this excursion, which takes you not only to the Royal Kona Visitor Center for a taste of fine coffee but also the ancient Honaunau Place of Refuge and charming St. Benedicts Church, also known as the Painted Church for its beautiful didactic murals.

Activity Level:

Moderate Adventure

Walking Type:

Moderate

Duration:

Approximately 3½ hours

Price:

$59

Availability:

Limited

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single fares in Brackets)

Fares are All-Inclusive: All beverages (including wine & liquor), WiFi/internet and gratuities are included.

Port Charge: $592

* Fares include the Book Now Savings of $1,500.

Call us for air fares.

Save More: Crystal Society Discount, Onboard Booking Discount

Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
with Book Now Savings*
(single fares in brackets)
C3 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 5,985 ( $ 8,230)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 5,995 ( $ 8,245)
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 5,995 ( $ 8,245)
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 5,995 ( $ 8,995)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 5,995 ( $ 8,995)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 6,995 ( $10,395)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 6,995 ( $10,395)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 6,995 ( $10,395)
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 6,995 ( $11,245)
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,495 ( $11,995)
PH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 13,330 ( $24,455)
PS (11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 17,975