The Great Barrier Reef and Beyond

17 February - 12 March 2018

Duration

23 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

17-18 February

Setting sail from Sydney

One or our favourite cities in the world, we love pretty much everything about Sydney. Offering outdoor living at its best, the city is known for the excellent beaches but offers so much more, including a thriving and varied food scene inspired by Asian and European flavours. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and admire the amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the cafés and bars in The Rocks district, walk across the top of the Harbour Bridge (or enjoy the easier option of a view from the top of one of the stone towers) or just relax on the beach.

Don't miss

The Harbour Bridge is our favourite site in the city, whether you do the Bridge Climb Experience or tour the Pylon Lookout. It's best viewed late afternoon from the east side of Circular Quay.

19-20 February

At sea

21 February

Australia: Hamilton Island (Whitsundays)

22-23 February

Australia: Cairns

24 February

Australia: Cooktown

25 February

At sea

26 February

Papua New Guinea: Alotau

27 February

Papua New Guinea: Trobriand Islands

28 February

At sea

1-3 March

Solomon Islands: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea: Rabaul

5-9 March

At sea

10 March

Philippines: Boracay

11 March

Philippines: Romblon Island

12 March

Arriving in Manila

Manila is a sprawling, chaotic conglomeration of soaring skyscrapers, faded colonial facades and ramshackle slums, and it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea. But if you have the stamina and an inquisitive nature, there is plenty to be enjoyed in the Philippines' boisterous capital, including the world's oldest Chinatown, the historic walled city of Intramuros and the bustling shopping malls of Makati. You can escape the madness and grab some respite in pleasant Rizal Park, or explore the remarkable Chinese Cemetery, where Manila's wealthiest Chinese citizens are laid to rest in unbelievably lavish mausoleums, complete with chandeliers, kitchens and air-conditioning!

Our tip

Cool and laid back is the style here. Don’t lose face by losing your temper, and don’t fret about delays – arriving on time isn’t polite anyway.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal Serenity at sea
Crystal Serenity Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda
Crystal Serenity Tastes

Crystal have repeatedly been voted the World’s Best and Serenity is arguably one of the finest ships at sea.

What we love

Crystal Serenity is Symphony's big sister and, like her, 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 1,070 Guests
Crew 635 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
More about Crystal Serenity

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Park Hyatt Sydney

Our favourite hotel in Sydney

So many to choose from, but we love the Park Hyatt – make sure you upgrade to a room with a view.

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Around Sydney

The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area of hikes, waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and a place to learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime.

The Manila Hotel

Where to stay in Manila

If you’re a fan of classic colonial hotels, the Manila Hotel is one for you.

Taal cathedral

Excursions from Manila

Visit the nearby heritage town of Taal and step back in history.

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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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP