Each year CVIS aims to bring guests to a corner of the world to discover the beauty, culture, and all of the various local flavors of the destination, all while getting updates on the latest studies and innovations happening in the field of cardiology articulated by world renowned Physicians and Professors, and this year's trip with CVIS is no different.
Embark on the esteemed Crystal Symphony for a port-intensive itinerary with three maiden calls in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland, together with overnight stays in Reykjavik and Dublin. This cruise is an exploration of some of the World’s most beautiful landscapes. From the icy tranquility of Iceland’s mountains, glaciers and northern lights through the green rugged landscape of the Faroe Islands and to the quaint Cornish fishing town of Fowey, Cornwall, guests are certain to get their fill of natural and breathtaking wonders.
*Please note: CME meetings subject to change.
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Embarkation
Arrival into Reykjavik, Iceland - overnight
Thursday June 1, 2017 Reykjavík, Iceland
As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík reflects the natural diversity of the country with ancient maritime history as well as a thriving modern energy and sophistication.
Session 1 of the CME meetings to be held in Rekjavik from 9am until 12N
Friday, June 2, 2017 Djupivogur, Iceland
A small town with huge appeal, Djupivogur is located in eastern Iceland at the head of the Berufjord.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Klaksvík, 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.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 Portree, Isle of Skye, UK
Remote and rugged, the Isle of Skye possesses a certain magic. Just saying the words, “Isle of Skye,— evokes a lyricism and romance that inspires a sigh of longing. If you have been longing to experience this spot of Scotland for yourself, here is your opportunity.
Session 2 of the CME meetings to be held in Portree from 8am until 12N
Monday, June 5, 2017 Belfast, United Kingdom
Having the gift of understatement and optimism, the Irish call their decades-long civil strife "the Troubles." Happily, the Troubles have settled down, making enjoyable visits to Northern Ireland, most notably Belfast, no trouble at all.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Dublin, Ireland
The Irish capital, Dublin, enjoys one of the loveliest settings in Europe. Craggy Howth Head shelters the natural harbor at Dublin Bay and the gurgling River Liffey flows through the center of town.
Session 3 of the CME meetings to be held in Dublin from 9am until 12N
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Dublin, Ireland
The ancient Egyptians, as well as Norman and Viking warriors, visited Dublin. However, 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 to name only a few.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Waterford, Ireland
The port city of Waterford, founded in the 9th century, lies on the banks of the River Suir (pronounced Shure) and is the regional capital of Ireland's southeast. It is the perfect gateway for a host of sightseeing opportunities, from rolling green countryside to traditional villages, castles and abbeys.
During the period of rule by the Norman and the English, this city was a focus for international trading and local development, particularly with regard to the celebrated Waterford Crystal. Although the original Waterford Crystal Factory was closed in 1851, its revival in 1947 has brought a new wave of prosperity to this region. Today, visitors from around the world marvel at the factory's award-winning displays and witness first hand the time-honored skills of glass blowing, cutting and engraving.
Friday, June 9, 2017 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.
Session 4 of the CME meetings to be held in Fowey from 8am until 12N
Saturday, June 10, 2017 London/Portsmouth, United Kingdom Debarkation
You would be hard pressed to find a city with a more significant naval heritage than Portsmouth. The world’s oldest dry dock, it is home to some of history’s most storied ships, including Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory; Henry VII’s Tudor warship, Mary Rose; and the world’s first iron hulled armored ship, HMS Warrior. The city also has impressive cultural and entertainment credentials. It is the birthplace of author Charles Dickens and comedian Peter Sellers and has served as a shooting location for a variety of films, including the James Bond installment, Tomorrow Never Dies. For all its high-level associations, Portsmouth remains a wonderfully low-key destination. Enjoy a pass along the cobbled streets of the shopping district or step aboard a high-speed elevator of the Spinnaker Tower, the sail-inspired observation tower that rises 560 feet above the port to showcase magnificent views.