TOR Asia February 2015

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Cruise Highlights

  • Savor as selection of Tor Kenward Family Wines with Tor & Susan Kenward
  • participate in winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations and tastings with Tor & Susan Kenward, Owners of Tor Kenward Family Wines
  • Visit stunning and exotic ports of call, including Thailand, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Enjoy private receptions hosted by Tor and Susan Kenward
  • All-inclusive 12-day cruise on award winning Crystal Cruises features prepaid gratuities, open bar, educational wine tastings, meals and nightly entertainment



Date Port Arrival Departure
Jan 29, Thursday Singapore (overnight) Embark pm
Jan 30, Friday Singapore 6 pm
Jan 31, Saturday Cruising the South China Sea
Feb 1, Sunday Koh Samui, Thailand (overnight) 8 am
Feb 2, Monday Koh Samui, Thailand 6 pm
Feb 3, Tuesday Sihanoukville, Cambodia 10 am 11 pm
Feb 4, Wednesday Cruising the Coast of Vietnam
Feb 5, Thursday Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (overnight) 11 am*
Feb 6, Friday Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3 pm*
Feb 7, Saturday Cruising the Coast of Vietnam
Feb 8, Sunday Chan May, Vietnam 8 am 8 pm
Feb 9, Monday Sanya, China 8 am 3 pm
Feb 10, Tuesday Hong Kong, China (overnight) 3 pm
Feb 11, Wednesday Hong Kong, China Disembark am



Book Now! Fares are scheduled to increase October 31, 2014.

Category and Deck Brochure Fare MmmmTravel Book Now Fare* Crystal Society Savings
Deluxe Staterooms: Category E2, Deck 8 $12,270 $4,385 $130
Deluxe Staterooms: Category E1, Deck 7 $12,480 $4,490 $130
Deluxe Staterooms: Category D, Deck 5 $12,870 $4,685 $140
Deluxe Staterooms: Category C2, Deck 7 $13,470 $4,985 $140
Deluxe Staterooms: Category C1 Decks 7 & 8 $13,930 $5,215 $150
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah: Category B2, Deck 8 $16,270 $6,385 $180
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah: Category B1, Deck 8 $16,690 $6,595 $180
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah: Category A3, Deck 9 $16,690 $6,740 $190
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah: Category A2, Deck 9 $17,130 $6,815 $190
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah: Category A1, Deck 9 $17,290 $6,895 $190
Penthouse with Verandah: Category PH, Deck 10 $25,400 $10,950 $290
Penthouse Suite with Verandah: Category PS, Deck 10 $33,360 $14,930 $390
Crystal Penthouse with Verandah: Category CP, Deck 10 $63,180 $29,840 $760

MmmmTravel fare includes Book Now savings of $1,000 per person and $800 Air Allowance Credit. Savings apply to new bookings and must be booked by 10/31/2014 to receive savings. Cruise-Only Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges of $310.  2-for-1 Fares are per person based on 50% of brochure fares. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. Crystal Society savings are per person based on double occupancy. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Click here for complete terms & conditions. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time with or without notice.


Port Descriptions

Singapore blends the contemporary splendor of a sparkling modern city with influences from throughout the Orient. Its history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism and growth. This island state has grown from a small fishing village to one of Asia’s greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied collection of migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown and the heady aroma of spices and curry along Arab Street. You will quickly come to understand why Singapore is acclaimed as the “Crossroads of the East.”

Koh Samui is an emerald isle off Thailand’s southeast coast, ringed by lovely beaches and gorgeous bays, enjoys both the fun-loving nature of the Thai people, and the peaceful serenity of Buddhism. Visit the beautiful waterfalls at Hin Lut and Na Muang, marvel at the enormous Buddha statue on Fan Isle, or just listen to the breeze whisper in the leaves of a coconut plantation.

The port city of Laem Chabang is your gateway to Bangkok, Thailand’s glittering capital. This “City of Angels” is a lustrous city of immense Oriental charm, festooned with ornate temples, shrines and a lacework of canals. Towering golden spires reach for the heavens while sunlight glistens on the majestic Royal Palace and boats laden with produce drift up and down the canals. Shining through this dream-like setting is the hospitality and warmth of the gentle Thais. These talented people have raised folk dance to high art, created mouth-watering cuisine and built a splendid capital, unique in all the world.

Founded in 1964 to be Cambodia’s primary deepwater port, Sihanoukville has since become a popular tourist destination. It is no wonder, as this spot on the Gulf of Thailand features tropical breezes and beautiful beaches, while nearby islands promise fantastic diving, snorkeling and game fishing. Just inland is the wonder of Angkor Wat, offering an intriguing glimpse into the spectacular achievements of Southeast Asia’s greatest civilization. The ruins of this 800-year-old city were rediscovered in the late 19th century and bears testament to the influence this once-powerful city has on Cambodia’s modern culture.

Ho Chi Minh City, known universally and affectionately by residents as Saigon, offer a stimulating insight into Vietnam’s eventful past and a glimpse into its hopeful future. Over two decades have passed since American forces left these shores. Since then, Ho Chi Minh City has regained a prosperous air of thriving activity. Rice boats float down the waterways, streets bustle with commerce, scooters speed by and a sense of history fills the air. There are quiet temples to discover, French colonial public buildings to admire and numerous street markets to stroll. Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can be assured of a friendly and hospitable welcome.

From Chan May, you have a number of destination options. Hue (pronounced “hway”) was the Vietnamese capital from 1802 to 1945, the city was home to thirteen emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its three walled enclosures, built concentrically around one another, are collectively called the Citadel-an appropriate name, given that the emperor and his family lived within the Forbidden Purple City, located at the Citadel’s center. The term “Forbidden” is appropriate too, as the Royal Palace resembles Beijing’s Forbidden City. Fascinating as it is, Hue is not the only sight to be explored during your call in Chan May. You will also have a chance to visit the historic commercial seaport of Hoi An, see the city of Da Nang, or head to China Beach, the stretch of sand that offered some R & R to U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

On the southern edge of the southernmost province of China, Sanya has a distinct place on the map, and in the minds of travelers. Coming here to enjoy Sanya’s tropical clime, sojourners have made the city a favorite destination. In fact, some to compare this coastal region to the South Pacific and call Sanya and its environs the “Oriental Hawaii”. No doubt you will find this appraisal to be apt as you discover scenery of mountains, sea, river, beach and city. Explore the area’s three photogenic bays, Yalong Wan, Dadonghai and Sanya, and head out to Wuzhizhou Island in Haitang Bay to appreciate natural landscapes. The beautifully located Buddhist Nanshan Temple, located about 25 miles from Sanya, is well worth a visit, as is Monkey Island, a nature reserve that is home to approximately 2,000 monkeys and China’s longest over-water cable car.

Although Hong Kong has returned to its original Chinese roots, it still remains a cosmopolitan city with influences, languages and accents from around the world. Here East meets West and the result is electric. Soaring skyscrapers rise from the hills and harbor, blending geography and nature with commercial concrete, steel and pulsating neon in a way that brings traditional Chinese culture and Western-style commerce into perfect harmony. The bustling city streets are lined with teeming markets and sophisticated boutiques tucked tightly into any available crevice. Some of the world’s best shopping is found in Central, located on Hong Kong Island and only a short ferry ride away.


Tor Kenward Family Wines

Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started TOR Kenward Family Wines, a small wine company based on single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. “For three decades I made a least one barrel of wine each vintage from Beringer’s best vineyard sites,” recalls Tor Kenward. “I had great mentors, Ed Sbragia and Bob Steinhauer, encouraging me to make wine and grow grapes. We had different approaches, but shared the same passion: great wine, and how to make it. We tasted together, traveled together to Europe to learn more, and shared the secrets we unearthed along the journey.” “I walked every corner of Napa and Sonoma those three decades, an avid student of what makes a great vineyard. Luckily, I am working today with people whom I consider to be extraordinary growers dedicated to growing the highest quality grapes,” explains Tor. “We farm these special vineyard sites by acre-by-acre — meaning we work together to achieve the best possible grapes regardless of cost.” Our winemaking is driven by the same philosophy: constantly striving for the best, whatever it takes. Tor works exclusively with small cooperage houses in France to ensure we have the best barrels, and uses natural yeasts for both primary and secondary fermentations. Grapes are hand sorted, and our wines are crafted in very small cuvees so as to receive minimal handling. “If we harvest what we consider world-class grapes, our job as winemakers is to stay out of the way. That takes experience and patience, but can be very rewarding when it all comes together,” explains Tor.