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Grand Journey: Athens to Auckland Odyssey
11 Oct - 21 Dec
71 Nights
29 Ports
Crystal Cruises

Grand Journey: Athens to Auckland Odyssey

11 October - 21 December 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


71 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


29 Ports

11 October

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.

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.

12 October

Greece: Heraklion

13-14 October

At sea

15-16 October

Jordan: Aqaba

17-18 October

Egypt: Luxor

19-23 October

At sea

24 October

Oman: Muscat

25-26 October

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

27-28 October

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

29-30 October

Bahrain: Manama

31 October

Qatar: Doha

1-2 November

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

3-4 November

Oman: Muscat

5-6 November

At sea

7-8 November

India: Mumbai

9-10 November

At sea

11 November

Sri Lanka: Colombo

12-13 November

At sea

14-16 November

Myanmar (Burma): Yangon

17 November

At sea

18 November

Thailand: Phuket

19 November

Malaysia: Penang

20-21 November

Singapore: Singapore

22 November

At sea

23 November

Thailand: Koh Samui

24 November

Thailand: Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

25 November

At sea

26-27 November

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

28-30 November

At sea

1-2 December

Indonesia: Benoa (Bali)

3-5 December

At sea

6 December

Australia: Fremantle (Perth)

7 December

Australia: Bunbury

Lighthouse, Bunbury, Australia

8-9 December

At sea

10-11 December

Australia: Adelaide

12 December

Australia: Kangaroo Island

13 December

At sea

14 December

Australia: Melbourne

15 December

At sea

16-17 December

Australia: Sydney

18-19 December

At sea

20 December

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

21 December

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Our tip

Standing 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower offers the best view of the city from the observation deck or from its two restaurants.

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.


848 Guests
Crew 566 International Staff

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.

  • 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.

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.


Grand Journey: Athens to Auckland Odyssey

11 October - 21 December 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


71 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


29 Ports


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