Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

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From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line comes the new Crystal - offering a revolutionary collection of travel experiences that go far beyond all-inclusive luxury to offer elegant journeys by ocean, river and private air.

Discover an unrivaled way to experience the legendary capitals, medieval villages and beautiful landscapes of Europe’s majestic rivers. With more overnight stays and exclusive complimentary tours ashore, culture seekers and adventurists enjoy privileged access and the opportunity to explore on uniquely personal terms. Aboard our all suite, butler-serviced river ships our guests enjoy all-inclusive amenities including airport transfers, staff gratuities, complimentary unlimited Wi-fi and unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits. Guests enjoy complimentary destination focused enrichment & entertainment that make each visit to Crystal’s fascinating river Destinations even more memorable.

While aboard the award-winning, all-suite Crystal Esprit™ you can set sail along the iconic coasts of the Mediterranean or West Indies. Enhanced by the unregimented, all-inclusive luxuries of the crystal Yachting Lifestyle, exhilarating discovery awaits. Crystal Esprit is small enough to sail to bucket-list destinations, allowing you to explore in a very personalized manner, and her gorgeous social spaces and impeccable butler-serviced suites rival anything found in the destinations to which she travels. The yacht’s marina and exclusive water toys add an exhilarating dimension to the active and cultured experiences ashore, while on board, Michelin- star level cuisine offers culinary experiences beyond compare. 

Today, Crystal Symphony® and Crystal Serenity® are the stewards of the line’s award-winning reputation, recipient of more World’s Best awards than any other cruise line in history. Emerging from their longest-ever makeovers, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will feature more innovative dining options and expanded specialty venues. Crystal’s recent evolution included replacing existing staterooms and adding more spacious suites and penthouses. The newly added accommodations will reduce guest capacity to further increase the ships’ already generous service and space ratios to be among the loftiest in luxury travel.

It’s crystal clear that Crystal’s journeys are more than a collection of incredible destinations. They’re the finely spun thread that weaves together every incredible experience that inspires awe and appreciation as well as countless tales of wonder and adventure. Witness worldwide destinations and return to the welcoming luxury and state-of-the-art amenities of your Crystal home at sea. With hundreds of ports in dozens of countries, every great journey begins and ends with Crystal.

The Ships

The Ships

Beautiful ships of award-winning style are lauded by guests and critics alike for their understated, contemporary elegance. By deliberate design, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity carry far fewer guests than ships of similar size, allowing for sweeping ocean views, a grand variety of social spaces and a lofty per guest space ratio. From spectacular showrooms and stunning dining rooms to intimate bistros and boutique bars, there is an ambience to suit every personality and mood. Retreat to your generously appointed stateroom, most with private verandah, or your butler-serviced Penthouse, and relish the pampered comforts of your own private sanctuary.

  • Gorgeous, modern staterooms and lavish Penthouses, all with plush furnishings, pillow menu and state-of-the-art technology
  • Private teak verandahs for most staterooms and all Penthouses
  • 360° wraparound teak Promenade Deck, a rarity on ships today, for walks, jogs and uninterrupted views
  • The Studio on board Crystal Serenity is a state­of-the-art dedicated space for Crystal's innovative Creative Learning Institute classes and workshops
  • Computer University@Sea® - an expansive and comprehensive high-tech learning venue for dozens of complimentary classes
  • Recent-release films in the ultra-spacious, Dolby® surround-sound Hollywood Theatre
  • Dedicated Bridge Lounge for ACBL instruction and play
  • Chic and spacious Avenue of the Stars shopping promenade featuring fine jewelry and apparel
  • Dedicated social spaces, Fantasia and Waves, for children and teens
  • Multiple venues for musical theatre, contemporary and concert-style productions, headline entertainers, dance bands and more

Accommodations

Accommodations

A superior standard of service is at the heart of the Crystal Experience, delivered by the most highly awarded staff at sea. Indeed, the essence of Crystal lies within its people, professionals chosen for their winning personalities and renowned for their unparalleled expertise. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry, guests are welcomed to their home upon the sea, enjoying an immediate sense of belonging to the Crystal Family®. Throughout both ships, a genuine camaraderie among staff creates an ambience of carefree luxury, inviting guests to enjoy Crystal’s generous roster of al I-inclusive services and amenities.

  • Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits, champagnes and beers, as well as custom coffees, soft drinks, juices and bottled water
  • All gratuities throughout the ship
  • Concierge services, by affiliate members of the Austrian section of the prestigious "Les Clefs d’Or"
  • 24-hour room service
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly
  • turndown service
  • Ambassador Hosts, well-traveled gentlemen on every voyage, to dance and socialize
  • Complimentary launderettes
  • Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC) invites already booked guests to pre-plan their voyage details in advance at crystalcruises.com
  • Fast-track check-in whisks guests aboard after security clearance at the embarkation port for an easy on board check-in with champagne
  • VIP Airport Service provides a hassle-free airport experience in select cities around the world
  • Meet & Greet transfer options for cruise-only guests
  • State-of-the-art technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi available across all devices, Crystal Connect™, an exclusive Internet portal and digital app featuring the ships’ daily newsletter and Newspapers Direct, as well as new interactive televisions in every stateroom and suite offering current movies and popular TV series.

In Penthouses:

  • 24-hour butler service
  • "Order in" from Waterside or Crystal Dining Room and our specialty restaurants Prego, Silk Road and new Umi Uma, depending on ship and year
  • Afternoon tea service and nightly hors d’oeuvres
  • Optional in-suite massage from our Crystal Life Spa
  • Unpacking and repacking, garment pressing and shoe shine
  • Private car transfers for Crystal Penthouse (CP) guests

Dining

Dining

From its award-winning fare of Michelin-inspired cuisine to hosting Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurants, the Evolution of Crystal Luxury presents more dining experiences than ever for the most discriminating palates. Crystal Cruises new epicurean experiences include Marketplace, a gorgeous social space for dining and conversation by day, turned Brazilian steakhouse—Churrascaria—by night; a contemporary new specialty Asian restaurant called Silk Kitchen & Bar; and a rebranded main dining room named Waterside, perfectly set to usher in “dine as you desire” open seating. With up to ten dinning venues, 24-hour room service and a plethora of complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits, the culinary options on Crystal’s ocean cruises are not to be missed.

The Culinary Charms of Crystal Cruises Specialty Restaurants

Umi Uma & Sushi Bar on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are the only Nobu restaurants at sea. Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian fusion has been served complimentary aboard every Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sailing since 2003 and 2008, respectively. The Silk Road and The Sushi Bar restaurant was rebranded as Umi Uma during Crystal Symphony’s recent dry dock and will debut likewise aboard Crystal Serenity during her fall 2018 redesign, as well as aboard Crystal’s upcoming expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor. Nobu personally trains all chefs, designs all menus, and frequently visits the ships for ongoing refinement. Travelers can treat their taste buds to Nobu’s celebrated Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Whereas The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu’s inventive sushi and sashimi, including Salmon Tartar and Yellowtail sashimi.

Charming and romantic, Prego brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Cruises. Start your tantalizing journey with the cream soup of selected Italian mushrooms, served in an oregano bread cup, or indulge in the Carpaccio di Manzo. The presentation of thinly sliced raw beef with mustard sauce and capers is only amplified with the table side pour of olive oil to complete the dish. Savor intimate table side service and endless pours of fine wines that pair up perfectly with the seasonally changing menu. Delight in traditional favorites such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D’angelo and Linguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini and make sure to save room for dessert.

Activities

Activities

It is said that time is among the greatest of luxuries, and on glorious days at sea you'll have plenty of it to pursue your passions with guilt-free abandon. Begin with a morning of yoga or Pilates. followed by a PGA-hosted golf clinic using TaylorMade"' clubs. Consider an afternoon sampling wines in the Vintage Room or cultivating new interests at the interactive Creative Learning Institute. With wireless Internet access and complimentary courses at the Computer University@Sea. Our Technology Concierges provide all manner of instruction on how to use your high-tech gadgets to document and enhance your travels, too. More tranquil pursuits might find you practicing your hand at painting or treating yourself to a rejuvenating massage at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa. For here, the days are exclusively yours to do as much, or as little, as you wish.

From dance lessons. art classes and golf clinics to world-class gaming, Broadway-inspired entertainment. late-night dancing and early-morning exercising, a vacation with Crystal allows you to tailor your daily agendas to your own individual interests.

  • Award-winning Crystal Life Spa & Salon offering massage therapies, beauty treatments, complimentary dry saunas, steam rooms, relaxation area and separate facilities for men and women
  • Crystal's Seahorse outdoor lap pool
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with mat Pilates classes. Spinning, Kinesis systems, yoga, Tai Chi, bootcamp and personal training
  • Outdoor fitness garden
  • Elegant Resorts World at Sea® casino offering Ultimate Texas Hold'em®, blackjack, craps and slot tournaments showcasing the latest in slot offerings, including Wheel of Fortune, and complimentary gaming lessons (VIP play is also available)
  • Cocktails and dancing in Palm Court, Starlite and Stardust Clubs with Ambassador Hosts, and Pulse nightclub on board Crystal Serenity for late night karaoke and more
  • Full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Supervised junior activities for guests ages 3 to 17 on select voyages

Family

Multi-generational Cruises

Both ships feature a fully supervised Junior Activities program for kids between the ages of 3 and 17 on Holiday voyages and nearly all summer sailings, each with dedicated play areas for both young kids and teens. Children are supervised during their activities with the Junior Activities Directors, and children with parents’ permission are free to come and go as they please.

Facilities

Fantasia welcomes children ages 3-12, with games, crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® and Xbox 360™ kiosks and large-screen televisions, board games and personal computers with entertainment and education. A video arcade at Waves keeps teens ages 13-17 entertained as well. The Library offers a selection of children's books and videos for in-room viewing; children can also see recently released films in The Hollywood Theatre.

Activities

On sailings with a Junior Activities Director, children receive their own daily newsletter – Surf Runner or Teen Scene, depending on their age – letting them know of the next day’s adventures. The hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board.

  • Scavenger Hunts 
  • Hide and Seek 
  • Story Times / Ice cream / Pajama Parties 
  • Bridge / Galley Tours 
  • Cookie Baking / Pizza Making 
  • Shuffleboard / Volleyball  / Paddle Tennis
  • Pizza Parties / Computer University@Sea® 
  • Trivial Pursuit / Teen Karaoke 
  • Late Night Pool Parties / Teen Disco 
  • Swimming / Pool Games 
  • Mini Olympics / Relay Races 
  • Movies / Dancing 

Dining

Kids of all ages will enjoy our special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and culinary staff are always pleased to prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more.

Babysitting

On all sailings and depending on demand, in-stateroom babysitting services for children 1 year and older are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees apply.

Accommodations

Children 11 and younger pay 50 percent of the minimum fare when accompanied by two full-fare paying adults. Throughout the year, the line occasionally sets special promotions in which children can sail free when sharing a room with two adults.

Crystal Symphony® offers ten connecting staterooms and 89 staterooms with a third berth available. On Crystal Serenity®, there are 50 connecting staterooms and 154 staterooms with a third berth available. Please note: Crystal Cruises® is unable to accommodate children less than six months of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those less than 3 years of age aboard the ships.

Onboard Services

Onboard Services

Regardless of where in the world our ships may be, the extensive services aboard Crystal Serenity® and Crystal Symphony® are designed to make you feel completely at home.

Butlers & Concierges

Butler service is available to guests in categories CP, SP, SH and PS aboard Crystal Symphony and CP, PS, and PH aboard Crystal Serenity. Services offered include packing and unpacking, complimentary pressing, shoeshine and other services, dinner reservations in specialty restaurants, shore excursion reservations, salon and spa appointments, and arranging cocktail parties.

Our ships' Concierges are affiliate members to the Austrian section of the prestigious Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hotels “Les Clefs d’Or,” and our 24-hour Reception Desk staff are available to assist you with any special needs.

Laundry/Valet Services

Complete valet services are available including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning for a nominal fee. Valet charges are billed to your shipboard account. Pressing is complimentary to guests in categories CP, SP, SH, PS and PH. Complimentary self-service launderettes, including washing machines, detergent, fabric softener, dryers, irons and ironing boards are available on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity on most passenger decks.

Medical Services

A trained physician and medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. The professional services of this staff, as well as certain medications, are available on board at reasonable costs.

News Service

While you relax and unwind at sea, you can still stay in touch with the world. Prime US, BBC World, Sky News, Fox News, MSNBC , CNBC and Sky Sports News ESPN are transmitted live via satellite to your stateroom television, 24 hours a day (signal permitting). A summary of daily news is transmitted via satellite to the ship (reception permitting) and is distributed to staterooms daily.

Photo Shop

The Crystal Photo Shop meets a wide range of photographic needs, including the sale of cameras and photographic accessories, as well as digital photo processing. Our professional photographers are often on shore to capture memorable moments in port, or on board to take portraits of guests during special occasions. These photos are on display and available for purchase at the Photo Shop.

Clearly Different

There is the world we think we know, and the world that surprises us. A world of Crystal that brings new perspectives to life, that radiates a light that allows us to see things differently, more clearly, more beautifully.

Crystal Cruises - The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond
18-Night The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond

Departing Apr 08, 2019
From $4,650 USD
Sydney, AU → Singapore, SG

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Crystal Cruises - Peninsula Panorama
12-Night Peninsula Panorama

Departing May 29, 2019
From $4,005 USD
Barcelona, ES → London, GB

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Crystal Cruises - West Coast Wayfarer
8-Night West Coast Wayfarer

Departing Jun 17, 2019
From $1,845 USD
San Francisco, CA → Vancouver, BC

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