BRETON, BORDEAUX
& BEYOND

September 28 – October 9, 2021

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Winelands,

Harbors & Creative Havens

Fortified walls and vestiges of World War II combine with quaint café-lined harbors and lovely medieval architecture in seaside havens like St. Malo, adding intrigue to the idyllic settings. Explore the complex history of the region at St. Malo’s citadel and Mont St-Michel abbey, and maritime epicenter of Pasaia. From Brittany’s university town Concarneau, venture to Locronan and Pont-Aven, immortalized by Paul Gauguin, or the famed D-Day beaches nearby.

Iconic destinations also shine, as the UENSCO-designated port of Bordeaux tempts with vintages from St-Emilion and Pomerol and Lisbon calls to art lovers, history buffs and sun-seekers alike. Enjoy the dramatic beauty as you sail into Pasaia, and follow Saint James Way to Santiago de Compostella for a deeper connection to the Spanish destinations along your journey. The “golden coast” in Villagarcía offers an ideal setting for observing marine life and sipping Albarino wine, and Aviles’ Niemeyer Cultural Center rivals even the most innovative creative institutions.

Cruise Dates

September 28 – October 9, 2021

11 NIGHTS

London > Lisbon

Fares From

$11,449

PER PERSON | Fares expire 4/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mont St. Michel
  • D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Santiago de Compostella
  • Deauville
  • Bordeaux Winelands
  • Niemeyer Cultural Center
  • Castelo de S. Jorge
  • Waterfront Neighborhood
    of Balém

Fares From

$11,449

PER PERSON

Fares expire 4/30/2019

Itinerary

Day 01 - London (Greenwich), UK

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 5:30 PM

London (Greenwich), UK

Located the banks of the River Thames, Greenwich is home to rich history both regal and naval – with UNESCO-designated palaces, museums and London’s prettiest royal park. But more than anything, Greenwich is home to time itself for it is here that the world’s Prime Meridian – longitude zero – is marked in the Royal Observatory. Visit Greenwich Palace where King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, and where Anne Boleyn was arrested and taken by boat to The Tower of London. UPDATED

Day 02 - Caen-Ouistreham, France

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Caen-Ouistreham, France

The port of Caen-Ouistreham lies on the English Channel at the crossroads of France and Great Britain. The commune of Ouistreham is flanked by the mouth of the Canal de Caen à la Mer, and offers access to famous D-Day beaches as well as the centuries-old city of Caen, capital of the Calvados region. Extensively damaged during the battle of Normandy, today Caen is a thriving university town where you can explore ancient abbeys, a medieval château, and a host of impressive museums.

Day 03 - St. Malo, France

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

St. Malo, France

Within its fortified walls, this city of bustling shops, cafés and bars is home to the highest concentration of seafood restaurants in Europe. Heavily bombed during World War II, it was lovingly restored to its original splendor. The city’s top destination is the citadel, from where Corsairs would raid enemy ships in the name of the King. Be sure to take a stroll atop the ramparts for magical views, and save time for a journey to the medieval Mont St-Michel abbey.

Day 04 - Concarneau, France

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Concarneau, France

The draw of France’s third-largest fishing port, Brittany’s Concarneau, is its charming Ville Close, a medieval walled town jutting into a harbor sprinkled with fishing trawlers and pleasure yachts. Cross its stone footbridge to enter the main gate to stroll the ramparts, visit the maritime heritage museum, or browse galleries and shops. Other nearby places worth a look are Quimper, with its medieval old town, the picturesque village of Locronan, and Pont-Aven, immortalized by Paul Gauguin.

Day 05-07 - Bordeaux, France

ARRIVE – EVENING

DEPART – EVENING

Bordeaux, France

This UNESCO-designated city known as Port of the Moon due the natural shape of its harbor is celebrated for its glorious chateaux, its mouth-watering cuisine and its incomparable wines – Bordeaux is surrounded by the world’s most famous vineyards including Medoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. One time the richest community and largest port in France, Bordeaux today is second only to Paris as the country’s most densely populated city.

Day 08 - Pasaia, Spain

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Pasaia, Spain

Quaint medieval houses, steep lush green hills and a gorgeous harbor — no wonder Pasaia inspired Victor Hugo who wrote Pyrenées here in the summer of 1843. On either side of the river, the main towns of Pasaia Doniban and Pasaia San Pedro are sprinkled with historic maritime sights. Learn about the history of shipbuilding at Albaola with its replica of a 16th-century whaler; Pasaia was the whaling capital of Europe. And be sure to savor some pintxos (the famous Basque tapas) before leaving town.

Day 09 - Aviles, Spain

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Aviles, Spain

Travel back to medieval times in this charming port wedged between Gijon and Oviedo on the Cantabrian Coast. Spacious plazas, religious gems and the colorful facades of 14th- and 15th-century buildings decorate the medieval center. Across the estuary the stunning Niemeyer Cultural Center is Aviles’ answer to Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. While fishing villages hide along the less-discovered Costa Verde of Asturias, including Cudillero, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Day 10 - Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain

The five “Rías Baixas” (estuaries) snake their way inland along the rugged Atlantic shores of Galicia. Sheltered by barrier islands, the ‘Golden Coast’ enjoys a deliciously mild climate with a flourishing marine life. Vilagarcía is tucked away in the Ria Arousa, home to the world’s largest production of mussels. Visit pretty Pobra do Carabinal, sip Albarino wine in Cambados, or discover the magnificent cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the third holiest city in Christiandom where the remains of St James the apostle are believed to be interred.

Day 11 - Lisbon, Portugal

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – OVERNIGHT

Lisbon, Portugal

Discover the world’s last colonial empire, turned bustling cosmopolitan city. Lisbon has dozens of Moorish castles, pastel buildings, and white sand beaches to explore. This Atlantic-coast city perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean charm with its wine, food, and architecture.

Disembark - LISBON, PORTUGAL

ARRIVE – OVERNIGHT

DISEMBARK – AM

LISBON, PORTUGAL

Discover the world’s last colonial empire, turned bustling cosmopolitan city. Lisbon has dozens of Moorish castles, pastel buildings, and white sand beaches to explore. This Atlantic-coast city perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean charm with its wine, food, and architecture.

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At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by April 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

| Crystal Endeavor, Yacht Expedition Cruises

CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares listed are cruise-only, per person in US dollars based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by April 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.