Crystal Cruises is the epitome of ultra-luxury travel.
Crystal Cruises consistently garners the highest accolades from a discerning clientele and unprecedented acclaim from leading entities in hospitality and design. Celebrating the extraordinary honor of 19 consecutive World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line awards, Crystal invites guests to an ever-extraordinary world of commemorations and explorations as it celebrates its Silver Anniversary in 2015. Throughout Crystal’s significant 25-year history providing worldwide vacations of 5 to 100+ days to all seven continents, the leading luxury cruise line has distinguished itself by excelling in the classic service, abundant space, superior quality, and extensive choices it provides on each sailing.
Aboard the all-inclusive, ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. In September 2014, we revealed a $20 million Crystal Symphony makeover, which followed the 2013 $17 million contemporary redesign of the Crystal Serenity. The dramatic and innovative upgrades outfitted both ships with the latest cutting-edge digital and electronic enhancements, resulting in a striking spaces that are elegant yet modern, channeling the best of Los Angeles, the Hamptons and the South of France. Supported by more World’s Best awards than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history, Crystal invites guests to cruise long pampering and delighting while you sail to dream destinations around the globe. No matter where in the world you want to go, Crystal makes it easier than ever to embark upon an experience of a lifetime.
This is where your story begins. A luxurious sanctuary of spacious design, where you wake each morning to a new horizon and a world of discovery. Whether you choose a state of the art hypoallergenic staterooms or a newly redesigned penthouse whose design emphasizes clean lines and classic simplicity, your accommodations will be top of the line in contemporary comfort. Enjoy breakfast al fresco on your private teak verandah and ponder your options for the day. With a gracious smile, your stateroom stewardess or Penthouse butler shares a favorite secret for this port of call. You return from the day’s adventures to revel in the sumptuous comforts of modernity… remote flat-panel TV with DVD or Blu-ray player, wireless Internet service, and a well-stocked bar. At night, you rest your head on the pillow of your choice and melt into the serenity of a bed piled high with plush duvets and the finest linens, dreaming of the journey still before you.
On journeys to the corners of the world, your culinary curiosities are tantalized with an incredible variety of cultured flavors. From French bistro fare to lavishly prepared American, Asian and Latin-themed luncheons, authentic preparations and the freshest ingredients are key to Crystal’s renowned cuisine—as are the extensive choices. Indulge in the refined service of a leisurely lunch in the Crystal Dining Room, enjoy the gourmet pizzas and char- custom-made pastas and salads at the open and airy Lido Café. Whether enjoying a proper English tea in Palm Court, or relishing the fresh air of dining on deck, your every culinary craving is easily satisfied.
The arrival of evening heralds that most celebrated of occasions, the evening meal… a time for culinary adventures and the sharing of stories. An air of anticipation fills the Crystal Dining Room as our Perfect Choice Dining invites you to dine when and where you please with a choice of Classic Main or Late seating, or Dining by Reservation—a different time each night, a table for two or a feast with newfound friends. Treat yourself to the unique creations of Nobu Matsuhisa at Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, spoil yourself with the intimate, tableside service at Prego as you savor traditional Italian favorites, or dine alfresco on deck at Tastes on Crystal Serenity, where an ever-changing menu showcases the specialties of worldly destinations. In 2015, guests may look forward to exciting new food concepts throughout the ships, including a new international connoisseur beer menu, tastings and demos by Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa aboard the 25th Anniversary President’s Cruise, and much more.
Each chapter of your Crystal Experience unfolds with effortless ease, especially on glorious days at sea. Following a script tailored to your exact desires, your morning may begin with yoga or Pilates, a rejuvenating hot stone massage, and a swim in the pool beneath a broad blue sky. Afternoons might find you acquiring a new skill at the Creative Learning Institute, sampling rare wines at a Vintage Room tasting, or mastering your technology and social media skills on 27" iMacs® Combine your love of travel with a favorite sport— using TaylorMade® clubs, or enjoying a game of paddle tennis atop the ships’ highest decks. With Crystal, the choices are always yours.
In the evening, prepare to be dazzled aboard ships that shimmer with a rich variety of entertaining options. Sophisticated diversions appeal to every interest and evening schedule, from pre-dinner dancing and cocktail parties to spectacular Broadway-style and contemporary production shows, plus engaging headline entertainer performances. There’s Vegas-style gaming in the elegant Crystal Casino, high-energy nightlife at electrifying clubs, camaraderie and conversation at the Avenue Saloon piano bar, and nighttime strolls on the Promenade Deck beneath a blanket of stars. A complimentary pour of fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, nonalcoholic beverages and custom coffees adds a carefree elegance throughout both ships, leaving you to revel in the stories of your dreams.
Welcoming graciousness and a friendly smile. An unwavering standard of excellence by professionals who share your passion for world discovery. The essence of Crystal Cruises lies in its people. Be it your first voyage with us, or one of many returns, you immediately feel a sense of belonging, a sense of place. This is your home upon the sea. It’s the champagne chilled to perfection. The caviar served with hand-carved mother-of-pearl and delicately buttered blinis. It’s the unspoken desire to make your every wish come true. Two sugars with your espresso, light cream on the side. With discreet attentiveness, your every wish is anticipated, your special preferences remembered.
What brings us closer together? The bonds of friendship. Family ties. Aboard this Tangos and Tapas adventure, even simple moments will become priceless memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. The experience is timeless – the memories last forever.
Children will feel welcome too thanks to our Junior Activities Program. During Holiday cruises and nearly all summer sailings, both kids between the ages of 3 and 17, each with dedicated play areas for both young kids and teens. Activities may include scavenger hunts, story times, fashion shows, cookie baking, volleyball, paddle tennis, water polo, swimming, late-night pool parties, video games and more.