Crystal Cruises offers an upscale vacation of carefree elegance on its ultra-luxury 50,000-ton, 922-guest Crystal Symphony and 68,000-ton, 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity. The mid-sized ships are large enough to have lots of spacious areas and amenities as well as a welcoming intimate ambiance.
From the moment guests step onboard these elegant ships they will feel embraced by the warmth of gracious hospitality synonymous with Crystal Cruises with. Luxurious accommodations, amenities, destination-focused worldwide itineraries, in-depth shore excursions, award-winning cuisine and more create the perfect vacation for discerning travelers.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2015, Crystal Cruises continues to offer the ultimate luxury travel experience for those who expect the very best. Marking the milestone will be President’s, Chairman’s and Captains’ Cruises with special dinners and exclusive events.
The luxury line’s all-inclusive Crystal Experience provides the highest level of indulgent Six-Star service and pampering so guests will feel completely at home. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios at sea they receive the utmost in attentive service that includes an unparalleled attention to detail that discerning travelers expect.
Fine wines, champagne and a selection of premium spirits are complimentary on both ships as part of the All-Inclusive program. Crystal Cruises is also one of the few luxury lines that offers children and teen activities and is ideal for multi-generational cruises with something to please all members of the family.
Exceptional fine cuisine is offered at a choice of up to five dining venues for breakfast and lunch and up to eight for dinner. Perfect Choice allows guests to select between Classic Main and Late seating times for those who prefer dinner at the same time every day. Dining by Reservation offers flexible in the friendly yet formal Crystal Dining Room, where there is superb service and fine cuisine. Table settings of Villeroy & Boch china, Riedel crystal, Korin glassware and Garnier-Thiebaut table linens add to the elegant surroundings.
Classic menus boast traditional favorites while a new Modern menu features globally inspired dishes as Chinese “comfort food.” Healthy yet scrumptious options like vegetarian Spinach Pearl Cous Cous are also served. A children’s menu offers their favorites.
Complimentary specialty restaurants rival the finest on land, including celebrity chef Nobu’s Silk Road and The Sushi Bar where guests may savor his world-famous Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. Exquisite seasonal Italian food is served at Prego in a romantic intimate setting.
Casual and alfresco eateries are offered on both ships — Tastes (Crystal Serenity) features a convenient Late-Risers breakfast and Global Comfort foods as well as a variety of family-style dishes. The relaxed Lido Café (Crystal Symphony) has several food islands with a myriad of enticing and diverse choices. Lavish Themed Buffet luncheons showcase the flavors of the world, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Rim. The Bistro is a European-style coffee bar and café with complimentary specialty coffees, teas and sweets. The Trident Grill is a comfortable dining venue surrounded by unique “living walls” of vertical grass. Satiate your sweet tooth at Scoops where goodies include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, frozen yogurt and fresh baked cookies.
Gourmet cuisine is served at The Vintage Room — the elegant setting for private wine-themed dinners. Exclusive to just four to 14 people, the extensive tasting menu is complemented by rare vintages, designed for foodies and wine enthusiasts. The Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner is offered just a few times a year. The one-of-a-kind epicurean masterpiece offers exceptional cuisine and some of the world’s rarest wines for about $1,000 per person.
A daily treat is Afternoon Tea at the elegant Palm Court. Delightful Mozart Tea is reminiscent of 18th-century Vienna where guests are served fine Austrian cakes and pastries by a staff dressed in velvets and brocades. Every night before dinner guests may enjoy Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres served in a variety of bars and lounges, while Late-Night Hors d’Oeuvres may be enjoyed at The Bistro. Room service is also available 24/7.
Amenities & Activities
Crystal Cruises offers a broad spectrum of features to appeal to everyone’s interests with a host of amenities and activities. There is the luxurious and serene Feng Shui-inspried Crystal Spa & Salon for rejuvenating and relaxing treatments including soothing messages. There are steam rooms, whirlpools and separate areas for men and woman. Pilates, spinning, yoga and Tai Chi are some of the classes offered at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. There are also full-size paddle tennis courts for active cruisers.
Onboard clinics provide various classes, such as golf with PGA instructors and there are also full-size paddle tennis courts and a dedicated Bridge lounge for instruction and play. With the many activities and amenities, Crystal Cruises provides the perfect multi-generational vacation. Dedicated play areas, Fantasia for children and Waves, a video arcade for teams.
High-end boutiques and fine jewelry stores are at Avenue of the Stars shopping promenade. A wide selection of items are found here including those with such designer names as Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg and many more are featured. Guests may relax and catch up with their reading on at the Library, boasting over 2,000 books, 1,000 DVD movie titles, plus board games.
One of the reasons people travel is to discover new things and learn, so Crystal Cruises created the popular Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program that provides insightful lectures and seminar series to further enhance the luxury vacation experience. Noted guest speakers and entertainers include comedians, Olympians, writers, celebrities and covers topics such as destinations. Ocean Views features experts on world affairs who share their views at lectures and special events.
The Creative Learning Institute features professionals from the worlds of filmmaking, art, wine-tasting, wellness and others. It is held at The Studio, a dedicated state-of-the-art area for classes and workshops. Carefree Crystal Days at Sea lets guests design leisure time as they wish. The Computer University@Sea offers technology training.
Learn about destinations visited from native experts who come on board to share their knowledge through Local Insights, greatly enhancing your travels.
Crystal Cruises offers a variety of Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises designed to enrich the traveling experience further for guests. Special interest topics include Big Band & Ballroom, Film & Theatre, Golf, Jazz, Mind, Body & Spirit and more.
The always popular Crystal Wine & Food Festival is held on select sailings including segments of a World Cruise. This celebration of the culinary arts features renowned chefs and wine experts, attracting fine food connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts from around the world.
Discriminating travelers will feel right at home in the luxuriously appointed and spacious accommodations. All boast high-end amenities and were designed for discerning travelers. Guests will find such high-end amenities as 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets and plush duvets and choose from a Pillow Menu for ultimate comfort. There are Frette bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, English mohair lap blankets and more. Additional amenities include flat-screen TV’s with CD/DVD players, twice-daily housekeeping and 24-hour in-stateroom dining.
The Crystal Penthouse offers the ultimate luxury accommodation, with separate living rooms, dining areas, guest bedrooms, large verandas and more. Sumptuous Penthouse staterooms and suites boast walk-in closets, full sofas, separate showers, Jacuzzis and high-end sound systems.
The first industry’s allergy-friendly accommodations called Deluxe PURE Staterooms with Verandah, are offered on the Crystal Serenity with a purification system helps reduce allergens.
A variety of diverse and innovative entertainment is offered by Crystal Cruises. Enjoy world-class master magicians at Magic Castle at Sea in an intimate setting. The music of the ‘60s and ‘80s is featured at the new 6/8 Café: A Jukebox Musical production. My Life: The Music of Billy Joel is another exciting musical.
Intimate lounges offer string quartets, piano music and ballroom dancing to a live orchestra. Ambassador Hosts and sometimes Hostesses may serve as dance partners.
Recently released movies may be enjoyed in the comfortable Hollywood Theatre. Dancing is offered late into the night at the Pulse disco and there are lots of chic nightclubs for drinks and music.
Crystal Cruises offers a myriad of worldwide itineraries ranging from seven to 108 days. They include Africa, Alaska, Northwest Passage, Antarctica, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean, Grand Americas, Hawaii & the South Pacific, the Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, New England & Canada, Northern Europe, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal, South America, Trans-Ocean and a World Cruise.
Sail in luxurious comfort on the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and explore destinations in depth. Enjoy the Crystal Cruise Experience throughout the world as you experience the pure luxury.