San Francisco CRUISE ONLY: This is one of the most popular itineraries, to cruise from Japan to the USA, this is an incredible itinerary reaching as far north as Russia, before exploring Alaska and onto California. All done in superb luxury.
A superior standard of service is at the heart of the Crystal Experience, delivered by the most highly awarded staff at sea. Guests are invited to enjoy Crystal's generous roster of all inclusive services and amenities that include:
* Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits, champagnes and beers, as well as custom coffees, soft drinks, juices and bottled water
* All gratuities throughout the ship
* Open seating dining
* Gorgeous modern staterooms and lavish Penthouses, all with plush furnishings, pillow menu and state of the art technology
* Private teak verandahs for most staterooms and all Penthouses
* 24 hour room service
* Twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
* Complimentary laundrettes
22 night Alaska & Aleutian Islands cruise onboard Crystal Symphony Tokyo to San Francisco
Port Taxes and Government Fees
All the amenities listed above
* US$200 per person Shipboard Credit
* 1 Complimentary dining experience in Umi Uma and Prego specialty restaurants (Additional reservations will carry a US$30 pp cover charge)
* Full Payment discount available - Pay in full 6 months or more in advance (latest date 20 November 2018) will recieve a special saving of 2.5% off the cruise only fare (discount does not apply to Port Taxes portion)
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. Prices shown are cruise only, including Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Prices include all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus inclusions. Valid new bookings only. Offers are per stateroom based on double/twin occupancy for 1st and 2nd guests only. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Offers may not be available on all stateroom categories and capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Name changes not permitted. Sales to 30 November 2018. Prices correct as of 20 June 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.
22 Night Cruise sailing from Tokyo to San Francisco aboard Crystal Symphony.
Discover Petropavlovsk on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula to take in one of the world's most stunning views - Avacha Bay and surrounding volcanic mountains, and then journey on to the glaciers and fjords of Alaska.
Highlights of this cruise:
Fusing the vitality of a modern metropolis with the stately elegance of yesteryear, Tokyo is truly unique. From the timeless beauty of the Meiji Shrine to the glittering Ginza district and impressive Tokyo Tower, this international giant is a complex blend of East and West. Houses of wood and paper stand beside towering steel skyscrapers, while kimono-clad women stroll beside teenagers who have created a fashion all their own.
The timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan's enduring traditions. Despite encroaching urban development, it continues to exist in a verdant parkland of isolation.
Images of the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo, which is home to more than 11 million people, will create memories of a lifetime.
Hokkaidō is Japan's northernmost island and represents Japan untamed. Consisting more of woodland than cities, Hokkaidō is the country's least developed island and considered uncharted territory by many Japanese. Nonetheless, this remote island's cities and towns are outposts of modern urban humanity. Were it not for the wild mountains, virgin forests, sapphire lakes and surf-beaten shores, which have kept the growing cities at bay, the city of Hakodate would appear as any other Japanese metropolis. Located on the arch of the island's boot-like Oshima Peninsula, Hakodate is one of three Japanese ports opened to international trade by the Meiji government in 1859. As a result of the city's commercial atmosphere, many buildings were constructed with definite European- and American-style architecture.
Often called "Alaska's Emerald Isle,' Kodiak Island is indeed magnificently green, thanks to its plentiful summer rains. In fact, many things are plentiful here, including fish and other wildlife. The island, situated off the coast of Alaska, boasts one of North America's largest commercial fishing ports. Both avid and casual anglers will delight in chances to test their skills in catching halibut, trout, steelhead and all five species of salmon. Hikers and mountain bikers will find the area a paradise as well, with a choice of splendid trails that wind through Kodiak's National Wildlife Refuge. For those wanting to delve into local history, there are several museums in and near the main town of Kodiak: The Baranov Museum dedicated to the island's history; the Alutiiq Museum, which illuminates the cultural traditions of the indigenous Alutiiq people; the Kodiak Maritime Museum, showcasing Alaska's maritime heritage; and the Kodiak Military History Museum, aptly located in a restored bunker.
Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as "calves."
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Although Ketchikan's Indian name means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle," it is also known as "Alaska's First City," so coined as it is frequently the first stop along the Inside Passage.Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan's rich Indian heritage, visit the world's largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel. Or, we welcome you to paddle a kayak on sheltered waters, take a floatplane to a remote mountain lake or try your hand at sportfishing. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time in "Alaska's First City," we're sure your visit will be a memorable one.
Prosperous and vibrant Vancouver is Canada's third-largest city and British Columbia's most cosmopolitan center. Enjoy exploring the restored Gastown district or discovering the intrigue of Chinatown. Seize this opportunity to sample delicacies from the sea, explore the North Shore and Stanley Park, the largest natural park of any city on the North American continent, and browse among shops and galleries in Granville Island. Blessed with an unsurpassed natural backdrop, Vancouver is set amid a gorgeous landscape of water and mountains. On a clear day, one can view rugged mountains, emerald-green parklands and the luminous sea from almost any vantage point.
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.