Tue, May 30: Fly overnight from Indianapolis to Reykjavik, Iceland.
Wed, May 31: Reykjavik, Iceland. Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to the Crystal Symphony, waiting in port. Board your luxurious home away from home. The ship will overnight in port.
Thu, June 1: Reykjavik. Isolated in a northern landscape of icy tranquility, Iceland is a land of volcanoes, hot springs, mountains, glaciers and northern lights. As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík reflects this natural diversity with ancient maritime history as well as a thriving modern energy and sophistication. Explore on your own or choose a shore excursion to see nearby glaciers and waterfalls.
Fri, June 2: Djupivogur, Iceland. A small town with huge appeal, Djupivogur is located in eastern Iceland on Berufjord Bay. Djupivogur offers the tidy little pleasures of strolling a historic fishing and trade town. Langabud, the oldest house in town, has been restored and now is home to a cultural center with a museum, craft gallery and café. Head out to Vatnajokull glacial lagoon, Europe’s largest, to admire some of Iceland’s most famous scenery, try your hand at fishing or join a birding expedition. This unspoiled natural setting that is home to an amazing variety of birds, including common crossbills, red knots, puffins and other waterfowl.
Sat, June 3: Klaksvik, Faroe Islands. The reason to visit the Faroe Islands is a natural one, literally. Nature dominates this collection of 18 Denmark-territory islands out in the middle of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway. Here, sheep outnumber people, and some 2 million pairs of seabirds outnumber the human population of Copenhagen. A green, rugged and windswept landscape never takes you more than three miles from the sea, and always keeps you close to your camera, which you will use to take pictures of dramatic scenery. The islands are home to the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. But you may wish to stay in town, as it boasts a vibrant art and music scene.
Sun, June 4: Stornoway, Scotland. With a population of only 8,000, the delightful town of Stornoway is the capital of Western Isles. Overlooking a magnificent harbor view, Stornoway is considered by many to be in one of the most picturesque regions in Scotland. Originally a Viking settlement, modern Stornoway is a hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage, and is known for renowned Harris Tweed clothing and its shops that sell jewelry and other handcrafted items.
Mon, June 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Merely a village in the 17th century, Belfast grew by leaps and bounds during the Industrial Revolution with the manufacture of linen and ships (Belfast has the world’s largest dry dock). Ornate Victorian homes and grand Edwardian civic buildings line the streets. The city also has many quaint lanes populated by pubs and boutiques dressed with overflowing window boxes and brightly painted doors. Consider a quick trip over the lough (small bay) to Carrickfergus Castle, the best-preserved Norman castle in Ireland.
Tue, June 6-Wed, June 7: Dublin, Ireland. Ireland’s capital city enjoys one of the loveliest settings in Europe. The city’s most pervasive surviving influences come from the 18th and 19th centuries when elegant Georgian mansions were first built along the river and then outward from its shores. The arts also flourished during this period and Dublin served as the birthplace of some of our greatest literary figures such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce. The ship will overnight in Dublin tonight. Wake up with nearly a full day to spend in Dublin. The ship sails for Waterford City in the early evening.
Thu, June 8: Waterford City, Ireland. Founded in the 9th century, Waterford City is the perfect gateway for a host of sightseeing opportunities, from rolling green countryside to traditional villages, castles and abbeys. Home of the celebrated Waterford Crystal, visitors from around the world marvel at the factory's award-winning displays and witness firsthand the time-honored skills of glass blowing, cutting and engraving.
Fri, June 9: Fowey, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Whether you see it from the hills above, the water below or the narrow tangle of streets that wind within, the town of Fowey (pronounced “Foy”) is simply charming. Boasting a 14th-century parish church, this fishing town is situated at the mouth of the river Fowey. The rum coves inspired Daphne du Maurier’s tale of smugglers and wreckers in “Jamaica Inn,” and a nearby country mansion was the inspiration for her most famous book, “Rebecca.”
Sat, June 10: Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Disembark in Portsmouth and fly home. Or, extend your trip to include a day or more in London.
Shore excursion selections will be finalized and priced six months before sailing.
With no interior staterooms on board the Crystal Symphony, all staterooms have views, many with private verandahs. The ship received a $15 million redesign in 2014. Highlights: deluxe staterooms with flat-panel satellite TVs, refrigerator, kimonos and bathrobes • eight restaurants • 10 bars/lounges • ice cream bar • 24-hour room service • Broadway style productions • celebrity entertainers • theatre • dance club and dance lessons • art lessons • Crystal Visions® lecture series • casino • library • Computer University@Sea with software instruction and other enrichment workshop classes • two pools • spa • fitness center and classes, including Tai Chi, yoga and PGA golf instruction • dedicated kids and teen play areas • luxury boutiques.