Hawai'i Voyage

Roundtrip cruise from San Francisco aboard the Crystal Symphony

July 15 - 31, 2018

From San Francisco’s Golden Gate to Hawaii’s tropical isles, take an ocean voyage of your dreams on the elegant, Six-Star Crystal Symphony. Expert speakers, Drs. Michelle Thaller and Andrew Booth, NASA astronomers, will inspire your curiosity of today’s discoveries in space.

First Class aboard the luxurious Crystal Symphony from San Fancisco to...

...the Hawai'ian Islands. Visits to the Arizona Memorial available...

...and visit to Keck Observatory included.


Sunday, Jul 15, 2018

San Francisco, California - SAIL

Aloha to the beautiful Crystal Symphony for a voyage across the Pacific to Hawai’i.

Monday/Thursday, Jul 16/19, 2018

Cruising the North Pacific Ocean

ship and golden gate bridge

Northern Lights
Dennis Mammana

Days at sea with time to relax and sail, Crystal Symphony offers many activities. Join the Tai Chi or yoga classes or learn the latest dance step from the on-board dance hosts. There are expert speakers and panel discussion on world affairs and politics.
Our astronomy experts, Drs. Michelle Thaller and Andrew Booth, will offer enrichment talks on the latest NASA discoveries.

Friday/Saturday, July 20/21, 2018

Oahu/Honolulu, Hawai’i

With an overnight at Oahu, plenty to see and do. Take a commemorative visit to Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial followed by an exclusive lunch in the Captain’s Cabin aboard the Battleship USS Missouri.

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018

Maui/Lahaina, Hawai’i

Beautiful waters around the Island of Maui offer the world’s best location for whale-watching the majestic humpback. Take an optional excursion to the Haleakala Crater with lunch in the Ali’i Kula Lavender Garden.



Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Hawai’i/Hilo, Hawai’i

Hilo is the oldest city in the Hawai’ian archipelago and still has its original wooden buildings. The orchid garden is nearby or travel to the volcano or visit the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Keck Observatory — Kona, Hawai’i

For a deeper perspective, we have included a private visit to the summit of Mauna Kea where astronomers use the W. M. Keck Observatory to probe the near and distant Universe with unprecedented power and precision.

Wednesday/Saturday, Jul 25/28, 2018

At Sea

More days and nights of indulgence! Spoil yourself in the spa or take a lounge chair on deck. Don’t forget afternoon High Tea in the Palm Court. An ocean crossing on a Crystal ship is the most wonderful treat you can give yourself.

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

Ensenada, Mexico

A fun stop in Ensenada affords time for shopping in the quaint shops for Mexican silver, Christmas nativity pottery, or wine tasting at the nearby winery.

Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Coast of California

Only one more ‘no worries’ day at sea.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

San Francisco, California

Alas, it is time to disembark and wave good-bye to your Crystal home.

Astronomical Guest Lecturers

Astronomical talks by Drs. Michelle Thaller and Andrew Booth, NASA