Plying The Panama Canal

1 December - 20 December 2019


19 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


9 Ports

1-2 December

Setting sail from Charleston

A visit to Charleston is like travelling back in time, so perfectly preserved is the town's 19th century ambience, and you'll often hear the clip-clop of a horse-drawn carriage ferrying tourists along the cobbled streets. Fort Sumter is where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired in 1861, and Charleston's famous Historic District is full of beautiful architecture that has survived from this era. It's a great place to just wander around, soaking up the warmth and charm of this quintessentially Southern city. Eating out is a real treat too, with the restaurant scene currently undergoing something of a renaissance.

Don't miss

The gardens and plantation houses, which will bring to life the Deep South history of 'Gone With The Wind'.

3 December

At sea

4 December

United States: Key West

5 December

At sea

6 December

Jamaica: Montego Bay

7 December

At sea

8 December

Colombia: Cartagena

9-10 December

Panama: Panama City

11 December

At sea

12 December

Costa Rica: Puerto Caldera

13-15 December

At sea

16-17 December

Mexico: Cabo San Lucas

18 December

At sea

19 December

United States: San Diego

20 December

Arriving in Los Angeles

The sprawling, sun-kissed city of Los Angeles needs little introduction. It's an energetic, creative place with cultural riches to match any world city, home to Hollywood glamour, the iconic beaches of Venice and Santa Monica, and affluent, image-conscious Beverley Hills. Yes, there is a lot of traffic on the 12-lane freeways that criss-cross the city, but there are also plenty of green spaces away from the crowds, and a vibrant restaurant scene. The City of Angels may not be everyone's cup of tea, but no trip to California is complete without experiencing this buzzing metropolis.

Our tip

Don’t try and walk along the street. People will think you’re weird. (One of our owners got stopped by the police for doing this not so long ago!).

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.


848 Guests
Crew 575 International Staff

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.

  • 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
French Quarter Inn, Charleston

Stay a little longer in Charleston

Luxurious and historic, the French Quarter Inn is a great choice.

Graveyard in Charleston, South Carolina

What to do in Charleston

It may sound silly, but actually touring Charleston’s most haunted sites is a fascinating experience.

Beverly Wilshire hotel, Los Angeles

Where to stay in Los Angeles

It depends where you want to be – at the beach, in Hollywood, or Beverly Hills. At Mundy we think you want to be in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Wilshire.

Aerial view of Downtown Los Angeles

See the City of Angels from above

Take a helicopter for a great perspective on this sprawling city – see the movie stars’ homes, Hollywood and Santa Monica.

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