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Black Sea Explorer
1 Aug - 14 Aug
13 Nights
10 Ports
Crystal Cruises

Black Sea Explorer

1 August - 14 August 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

1 August

Setting sail from Athens (Piraeus)

Athens is a city awash with historical and cultural significance. Towering over the city are the gleaming columns of the Parthenon, surely one of the most iconic sights in the whole of Europe. And yet Athens is much more than an open air museum; this is a dynamic, bustling metropolis, and a place where history is still very much unfolding. For all its faults, the Greek capital possesses an energy and an optimism that are manifest in everything from the burgeoning art scene to the restaurants and bars that continue to pop up on a regular basis.

Our tip

Once you have seen the essentials, explore further afield and you will immediately escape the tourist crowds. Visit Kerameikos cemetery, for example, or Mount Lycabettus.

2 August

Turkey: Çanakkale

3 August

Bulgaria: Burgas

4 August

Romania: Constanta

5 August

Ukraine: Odessa

6 August

At sea

7 August

Russia: Novorossiysk

Novorossiysk, Russia

8 August

Russia: Sochi

9 August

Georgia: Batumi

10 August

At sea

11-12 August

Turkey: Istanbul

13 August

At sea

14 August

Arriving in Athens (Piraeus)

Don't miss

Obviously don’t miss the Acropolis, nor the new adjacent museum, where space has pointedly been left for the frieze we call the Elgin Marbles – it is really excellent. Then take time to stroll on the hills and slopes around the outcrop.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal Symphony in Sydney
Crystal Symphony - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite
Crystal Symphony - Silk Kitchen

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, 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 566 International Staff
Style

Luxury with a difference: the resort style - with excellent entertainment and facilities, wide range of dining and highly developed onboard 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 onboard 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
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Extend your stay in Athens

At Mundy, we have long been hunting for the perfect Athenian hotel - our favourite so far is the Electra Palace in Plaka.

Amphitheatre at Delphi, Greece

Excursions from Athens

Delphi is an absolute must – you’ll need a full day though, it’s quite a drive.

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Black Sea Explorer

1 August - 14 August 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

Crystal Symphony of Crystal Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP