Symphony, Inspiring European Canvas ex Rome to Dover 26 Night cruise departing from Rome to London onboard Crystal Symphony.

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Cruise Overview

26 Night cruise departing from Rome to London onboard Crystal Symphony.

On a comprehensive exploration of celebrated Mediterranean and Atlantic locales, take in Michelangelo’s frescoes and walk through Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. Savor Chianti, Bordeaux and Port, and be inspired by the creative energy at every turn.

Highlights of this cruise:

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

Florence/Livorno, Italy
Goethe once observed that Tuscany "looks like Italy should [look]." Fortunately, little has changed in the two centuries since the German poet was himself a tourist in Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian port of Livorno was founded in the 15th century. It is the gateway to Italy's Tuscan region and to many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano and the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world's most enticing cities.

Portofino, Italy
Located on the Italian Riviera, Portofino's brilliant bay is ringed by lush green hills serenely profiled against the sky. World renowned as a playground for artists and international jet-setters, this charming seaside retreat boasts spectacular vistas of natural treasures such as the Gulf of Rapallo and its coastline.

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco is an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Its proud monarchy is presided over by Prince Albert, who assumed the throne after his famed father Prince Rainier died in 2005.

Today when gazing on its modern skyline, it is hard to imagine that Monaco endured a turbulent past. Once a Greek settlement conquered by the Romans, it was bought from the Genoese in 1309 by the Grimaldis, who still rule as the world's oldest monarchy.

Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.

Marseille, France
The queen of the Côte d'Azur, Marseille is France's oldest city and one of the Mediterranean's premier ports. Amid the big-city bustle, the old port is a quaint landscape of historic charm: colorful fishing boats sail past the imposing Fort Saint-Jean, narrow streets wander among ancient churches and cobbled squares, while the venerable Basilica overlooks the scene from the hilltop above.

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a celebration of history and heir to Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Carthaginian, Gothic and Arab cultural legacies. Since it is nearly as close to Rome, Geneva and Munich as it is to Madrid, Barcelona has long been the Spanish link to Western Europe. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental center for political ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.

Mallorca/Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, rich in monuments of many ages, was founded by the Romans more than 2,100 years ago. A magnificent rose-colored Gothic cathedral dominates the palm-fringed waterfront of its urban center. Mallorca, known as the "Island of Tranquility," is the largest and most developed of the Balearic group. Steep mountains, serene valleys and wide plains form its varied landscape. Don't miss seeing the island's quaint villages and the monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a winter.

Malaga, Spain
Prosperous Málaga lies along the beautiful Costa del Sol, approximately 70 miles inside the Strait of Gibraltar. Its wealth of historical sites includes a 16th-century cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress. This modern-looking provincial capital was founded by the Phoenicians and later became culturally and economically important as the port of Granada. Sightseeing opportunities abound from Málaga. The charming mountain village of Mijas and the impressive Alhambra are attractions you won't want to miss.

Casablanca, Morocco
Centuries-old Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and principal port, lies on the Atlantic coast of North Africa. Awaiting your discovery is a timeless blend of Arabic culture and French sophistication, as seen by the imposing administrative buildings that recall years of colonial influence. Although the spirits of Bergman and Bogart still linger in the narrow alleyways of the old Medina, this gleaming white city has a firm grasp on the 21st century. Today, it encompasses broad palm-lined boulevards, attractive public parks and soaring high-rises. Bargain-filled souks are reminders of mysterious Africa and shopping aficionados will delight in scouring narrow alleyways for great buys in leatherwork, pottery, carved woodwork and Moroccan rugs.

Lisbon, Portugal
Cosmopolitan Lisbon was the center of the world's last great colonial empire. Today the city nostalgically reveres its imperial past while adapting to Portugal's role as a member of the European Economic Community. Although located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon has the soul of a Mediterranean city with Moorish castles, pastel and white buildings, orange-tiled roofs and luminous blue skies. Set amid the hills and valleys of the northern shore of the River Tagus, it is one of the loveliest capitals in the world.

Oporto/Leixoes, Portugal
Ideally placed where the Douro River meets the Atlantic, Oporto brings together the best of Portugal: warm sunshine, a relaxed riverside setting, grand churches, winding medieval streets, houses garnished with wrought iron, courtyards filled with geraniums. Perhaps what Oporto is most famous for, however, is its port wine. Crafted in the neighboring Vila Nova da Gaia district, ports from all over the region can be sampled in the lodges just across the river or at Solar Vinho do Porto, an Oporto tasting room housed in a gracious, rose-clad villa. After your wine tasting, wander through historic Ribeira, the recently restored riverside district and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St-Jean-de-Luz, France
This fishing port on the Basque coast is a gem, sparkling with old-world charm. Venture into the town center and you'll feel like you've stepped back into the Middle Ages, as historic Basque and its Moorish architecture presides over narrow, cobblestone lanes. There's plenty to explore, from the lively bars and restaurants in the main square to the casino and sophisticated shops that give the town a more modern touch. It's also home to the Church of St. John, where Louis XIV married Marie Thérèse of Spain. Incidentally, it was at that wedding that the legendary pastry chef Adam delighted guests with Basque macarons, a heartier cousin to the traditional French macaron; a visit to Saint Jean-de-Luz would not be complete without sampling this tasty confection.

Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux was at one time France's richest community and largest port. It is second only to Paris as the country's most densely populated city.

Today it is best-known for its glorious châteaux, mouth-watering cuisine and incomparable wines. It is surrounded by the world's most famous vineyards including Médoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes.

Crystal's sojourn in this world-renowned wine capital is bound to please even the most discerning bon vivant.

Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.

St-Malo, France
A walled city on the English Channel, Saint-Malo suffered widespread destruction during the bombings of World War II, but has since been lovingly restored to its 17th- and 18th-century splendor. The city's top destination is the citadel, from where the Corsairs once raided enemy ships in the name of the King.

Today, the city is decidedly more welcoming to visitors, with bustling shops, bars, and hotels within the city walls, not to mention the highest concentration of seafood restaurants in Europe. Although crowds can be quite dense in high season, savvy travelers know to take a stroll atop the ramparts, where they can enjoy 360-degree views away from the hordes.

Guernsey/St Peter Port, Channel Islands
Charming Guernsey, a mere 25 square miles in size, offers a host of enticing visitor attractions. Although geographically closer to France, it has remained staunchly British through the ages. Today, its diverse culture reflects the best of both worlds. Pastel-colored houses rise layer upon layer behind St. Peter Port, the island's picturesque main town. Beyond, you discover a wealth of activities centering around goldsmiths, silversmiths, wood carvers and clockmakers. Important: Please Read before Booking the Following Tours: Although the best available equipment has been requested, guests should be aware that transport may not be of international standard. Motor coaches are not air-conditioned. Your understanding is appreciated. Guernsey Island Introduction and Goldsmith's Workshop.

Honfleur, France

Discover Deauville, the seaside resort that is both posh and quaint with its celebrity and royal pedigree and photogenic half-timbered Norman buildings. Added cachet comes from the city’s renowned racetrack and horse breeding—a French version of Lexington, Kentucky. Also marvel at the bare vertical cliffs of Etretat and Yport, natural wonders that inspired artists Boudin, Courbet and Monet. Gain insights into the epic battle launched June 6, 1944, with a tour of the D-Day beaches. See Pointe du Hoc, the 100-foot-high promontory where German forces deployed concrete bunkers and gun pits to keep the Allies at bay. After scaling the cliffs, the U.S. Army Ranger Assault Group captured this. The beauty goes on in this stretch of the Calvados region, rich with the history of William the Conqueror and scenic with its countryside landscapes, the source of Calvados apple brandy.

Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.

London/Dover, England
For centuries, Dover has been a symbol of England's royal fortitude. The port's legendary White Cliffs have long been a welcomed landmark for seafaring travelers. The solid Dover Castle has faced invasions by Roman, French and even English troops. London's legendary sights, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall and the fashionable West End, lie just 80 miles from historic Dover.

Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single
E2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Extremely Limited View
E1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Limited View
D - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window
C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward
C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window
B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
A3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Limited View
A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
PH - Penthouse with Verandah
SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah
SP - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah
CP - Suite
CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
24/05 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 09:00 PM
25/05 Livorno, (Florence, Pisa) Italy 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
26/05 Portofino, Italy 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
27/05 Monte Carlo, Monaco 08:00 AM overnight
28/05 Monte Carlo, Monaco 06:00 PM
29/05 Marseilles, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
30/05 Barcelona, Spain 08:00 AM overnight
31/05 Barcelona, Spain overnight
01/06 Barcelona, Spain 06:00 PM
02/06 Mallorca, Spain 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
03/06 Cartagena, Spain 08:30 AM 06:00 PM
04/06 Malaga, Spain 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
05/06 Casablanca, Morocco 07:00 AM 08:00 PM
06/06 Lisbon, Portugal 04:00 PM overnight
07/06 Lisbon, Portugal 06:00 PM
08/06 Leixoes, Portugal 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
09/06 At sea - -
10/06 St Jean de Luz, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
11/06 Bordeaux, France 12:45 PM overnight
12/06 Bordeaux, France overnight
13/06 Bordeaux, France 12:30 PM
14/06 Lorient, France 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
15/06 St Malo, France 07:45 AM 06:00 PM
16/06 St Peter Port, Guernsey 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
17/06 Honfleur, France overnight
18/06 Honfleur, France 07:00 PM
19/06 Dover, England 06:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.