A Journey of Cultures and Faiths on the Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony.
Crystal Cruises returns to the Holy Land in 2017 for the first time since 2012. This 18 day cruise of cultures and faiths explores fascinating destinations of ancient intrigue with calls in Limassol, Haifa, Ashdod, and Salalah, and overnights in Aqaba, Muscat and Dubai.
This will be a journey of profound discovery navigating the Mediterranean, Red and Dead Seas on a remarkable route through the Holy Land and Middle East. Crystal Symphony will take you on adventure after adventure as you explore ancient civilizations and marvels. You will be able to immerse yourself in the awe of Oman’s Grand Mosque and the Sultan’s equally grand residence, Al Alam Palace. You will follow the paths of the Prophets through Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee in Israel. You will explore ancient kingdoms unearthed in Aquaba and be overcome by the vibrant colours of Petra’s lost wonders. Discover the power and wonders of empires past.
The itinerary is packed with momentous occasions and opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. An overnight stay in Muscat is timed to coincide with the Sultan’s extravagant birthday celebrations. Perhaps you’ll find yourself on adventurous archaeological expeditions, rugged rock climbing and Indian Ocean scuba dives in Salalah, or indulging in experiences like Sky Tea at the opulent Burj Al Arab and Sunset at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Nov 4 – Saturday Rome/Citivavecchia, Italy
Nov 5 – Nov 6 Cruising the Mediterranean overnight
Nov 7 – Tuesday Limassol, Cyprus
Nov 8 – Wednesday Haifa, Israel
Nov 9 – Thursday Ashdod, Israel
Nov 10 – Friday Transit the Suez Canal
Nov 11 – 12 Aquaba, Jordan – overnight
Nov 13 – 15 Cruising the Red Sea – overnight
Nov 16 – Thursday Cruising the Gulf of Aden
Nov 17 – Friday Salalah, Oman
Nov 18 – Saturday Cruising the Arabian Sea
Nov 19 – 20 Muscat, Oman – overnight (Sultan’s Birthday)
Nov 21 Dubai, UAE overnight
Nov 22 Dubai – disembark