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From: $5,750.00
Number of Nights: 16
Ship: Crystal Symphony
16 Days, Polynesian Palette The 144 islets comprising the Bay of Islands are paradise for sun-seeking water enthusiasts, as are the crystalline shallows and coral reefs of Fiji, Bora Bora and Tahiti. With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the world’s most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call.

60% Off Second Guest Plus 30% Off 3rd & 4th Guests
from Royal Caribbean International
available 11/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Great Escapes Sale
from Princess Cruises®
available 2/1/2017 - 5/30/2017