Rio Rendezvous

5 January - 24 January 2019

Duration

19 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

5-6 January

Setting sail from New Orleans

New Orleans is a city with real soul, an exuberant, infectious sort of place where music fills the air every night of the week. Festivals and parades are a regular occurrence, with the highlights including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. There's also plenty to feast your eyes on, such as the charming historic architecture of the French Quarter and the elegant mansions of the Garden District. Food is another real highlight, with lip-smacking Creole specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and the legendary po-boy sandwich.

Don't miss

If it’s the music you’re after, go to Frenchmen Street, the "locals' version of Bourbon". Wander into the different venues – there may not even be a cover charge, but if not, don’t forget to tip.

7 January

At sea

8 January

Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman

9-10 January

At sea

11 January

Curaçao: Willemstad

12 January

At sea

13 January

Grenada: St George's

14 January

At sea

15 January

French Guiana: Devil's Island

16-18 January

At sea

19 January

Brazil: Recife

20 January

At sea

21 January

Brazil: Salvador

22 January

At sea

23-24 January

Arriving in Rio de Janeiro

The carnival capital of the world, Rio de Janeiro needs little introduction. We can think of few cities in the world that are able to compete when it comes to location: hugging the beautiful sandy shore and surrounded by jungle-clad islands and mountains, including the iconic Corcovado, the setting for Brazil's most vibrant city is simply breathtaking. Strut your stuff on Copacabana beach, shimmy to the rhythms of samba and bossa nova, or just drink in the view from the feet of Christ the Redeemer - Rio is truly a destination to be savoured.

Our tip

Copacabana is the city’s most famous beach, and a must-visit, but we prefer Ipanema for its more upmarket vibe.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal Cruises - Crystal Symphony
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Symphony Seahorse Pool
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Symphony Penthouse Suite

Crystal have repeatedly been voted the World’s Best cruise line, and Crystal Symphony is certainly a top level classic, not to be missed.

What we love

Crystal Symphony is not a new ship, but you wouldn't know it, since she is subject to an ongoing refurbishment programme, with constant innovations such as the Outdoor Fitness Garden, which ensures that the environment is always perfect and the style contemporary. This is, in short, a ship constantly honed to perfection. But ultimately it's all about the unmatchable food and service.

Capacity

848 Guests
Crew 575 International Staff
Style

Luxury with a difference: the resort style - with excellent entertainment and facilities, wide range of dining and highly developed on board programme - distinguishes glamorous Crystal from its competitors in the sector.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All drinks including premium spirits
  • All on board entertainment
  • Fitness classes and wellness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • Stimulating programme of daytime activities
  • Lectures and classes
Year built 1995
Last refurbished 2017
Tonnage 51,044 grt
Length 781 feet
Breadth 99 feet
Cruising speed 21 knots
More about Crystal Symphony

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Soniat House, New Orleans

Extend your stay in New Orleans

We love the Soniat House, right in the French Quarter.

Cities of the Dead, New Orleans

Recommended tours in New Orleans

Visit one of the Cities of the Dead – the beautiful and extraordinarily ornate cemeteries.

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Our favourite hotel in Rio

We like the Belmond Copacabana Palace – go for the upper floor suites for great views over the ocean.

Tijuca forest, Rio de Janeiro

Around Rio

The extraordinary thing is that right by the city is the Tijuca Forest, great for a four wheel drive tour in acres of lush mountainous national park.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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