The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience® is a heady combination of indulgent services and enriching discovery. Since Crystal Cruises debut in 1990, they have been elevating and redefining the traditional notions of luxury cruising with innovative excellence, exquisitely designed ships, bold itineraries, customized destination immersion, and the highest standards of personalized service at sea and on land.
A proven leader in evolving the guest experience to stay ahead of global luxury travel trends, they were the first cruise line to partner with celebrity chefs— Silk Road and Sushi Bar alternative dining venues are the only sea-going restaurants in Nobu Matsuhisa’s worldwide empire; the first to debut a Computer University@Sea® with personal e-mail and Internet services; the first to launch a now critically-acclaimed Wine & Food Festival; and the soon-to-be first luxury line to transit the Northwest Passage in 2016 and offer four distinct World Cruise options in 2018.
From launching the interactive Creative Learning Institute® with complimentary courses tailored to a guest’s own personal enrichment, to pushing the boundaries of gastronomic discovery with a cutting-edge new Modern Cuisine menu, they are continually adding new programs and features to their award-winning ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. In the last five years alone, Crystal® has invested more than $140 million in the stylish redesign and sophisticated technologies aboard both ships, rewarding the loyal Crystal Society® members and travel agent partners with an experience that is always fresh, new and exciting.
In May 2015, global hospitality and leisure company Genting Hong Kong (GHK), acquired Crystal Cruises from the founding parent company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). With a shared vision to remain the very best ultra-luxury cruise line in the world, GHK plans to grow our acclaimed Crystal brand with an innovative new build set for delivery in 2018 that will outclass all current and on-order luxury offerings in the global cruise industry. Recognizing Crystal’s unprecedented award-winning success—they have been awarded World’s Best more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history—GHK is committed to ensuring the hallmarks of the Crystal Experience®—extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices—remain firmly in place, as well as the company’s veteran leadership, management and crew.
With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the world’s most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call.
The hallmarks of Crystal – legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices – have earned Crystal Symphony international recognition as one of the top two ships in the world, along with Crystal Serenity.
With an enviable reputation for excellence, the stylish and contemporary Crystal Symphony is your home away from home as you travel on destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.
Crystal Symphony's recent redesign marks the culmination of a $65 million, five-year plan to restyle every room on board. The new Palm Court recalls the glamour-filled Coconut Grove of Hollywood's yesteryear with an ultra-contemporary flair.
Crisp white deck furniture and inviting sunbeds accented with citrus-hued cushions and throw pillows allow for added al fresco dining and conversational seating surround the Seahorse Pool. Surrounded by teak decking, the extra-large Jacuzzi hot tub at the Seahorse Pool was expanded and redesigned to include a special water feature. Sparkling as the crown jewel atop the ship, Palm Court dazzles with Calcutta marble, Murano glass, and a slick, stainless and hand-tiled mosaic bar. A breezy palate of aqua and ivory creates an elegant ambiance for afternoon tea and evening dancing.
Completely redone with a look inspired by classic, Art Deco movie palaces, the theater features custom-woven acoustic wall paneling and velvet curtains. New Bose and Meyer audio systems and Barco projectors enhance the experience.
The "teens only" hang-out Waves features new Casalina chairs and Marimekko-patterned Fatboy bean bags, and Fantasia has been redesigned for younger kids. All enjoy Wii, PlayStation®, Xbox, Kinect, wide-screen TVs, and supervised age-specific activities.
High above the sea, where warm rays of sunshine meet cool ocean breezes, Wimbledon Court welcomes doubles and singles matches.
Find harmony and strength with yoga, Pilates and other chi-balancing classes offered in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or, enjoy a Sunrise Chi Walk on deck as the early light of day breaks on the horizon.
Design a slide show of your trek through Machu Picchu. Create a website about your worldly adventures. Send emails back home, or simply learn the basic technology. It’s all possible at Computer University@Sea.
Crystal lighting fixtures, black Nero Marquina marble flooring, and custom starburst-designed carpet frame a newly expanded stage in the Galaxy Lounge. Entertainment is elevated with hi-def Barco projectors and Meyer audio-speaker system.
Escape to the serenity of the award-winning Crystal Spa. Blending ancient therapies with modern-day philosophies, mind, body and soul are restored with pampered perfection.
Home-away-from-home on the high seas, the deluxe staterooms were refreshed with smart leather sofas, replacing armchairs.
Home-away-from-home on the high seas, the ever-popular verandah staterooms were refreshed with smart leather sofas, replacing armchairs.
Featuring the same enhancements as the Penthouse Suites with new headboards, carpeting, curtains and accent pillows in a pleasant palette of creams and neutrals.
The 982-square-foot Suites aboard Crystal Symphony now feature expanded living space with elegant dining area, state-of-the-art audio-visual system, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a magnificent all-crystal pedestal sink in the powder room.
Elegantly appointed new linens drape a queen-size bed, in a sizeable sleeping area that also features access to verandah.
The ocean view bathrooms offer large Philippe Stark Duravit Jacuzzi tubs, glass mosaic tiles and recessed televisions.
Rich satin curtains in soothing tones of ivory and beige offer privacy from the expansive sitting area.
Features handsome double vessel sink with Aveda amenities and a striking clean design.
Authentic yet inventive. Creative yet classic. The culinary experience with Crystal is simply exceptional. The elegant Crystal Dining Room or the intimate Vintage Room. The striking Sushi Bar or the delicious comfort of a meal served on your private verandah. From the extraordinary cuisine of celebrity chefs to the inventive menus created by Crystal’s own acclaimed culinary team, dining aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony promises to delight and surprise even the most discriminating palate.
The Crystal Dining Room offers open seating for breakfast and lunch.
Crystal specialty restaurants provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy a variety of culinary experiences.
Charming and romantic, Prego brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Savor intimate table side service and a seasonally changing menu of traditional favorites such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D’angelo and Linguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini. Serving dinner only.
The eclectic–and delectable–cuisine of world-renowned master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is prepared by Nobu-trained chefs at Silk Road and The Sushi Bar. Regarded for his innovative approach to sushi, Nobu blends classically styled Japanese foods with distinct Peruvian and European influences. While The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu’s inventive sushi and sashimi, including Salmon Tartar, Tiradito Nobu-style and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Silk Road presents his celebrated dishes such as Lobster with Truffle-Yuzu Sauce, Grilled Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and his signature dessert, a Bento Box filled with Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Shiso Syrup and Sesame Ice Cream. The famed chef enjoys a long history with Crystal and unveiled his own line of fine china during Crystal Serenity’s inaugural season. Serving dinner only.
An innovative concept in wining and dining is offered aboard Crystal Cruises. The Vintage Room promotes wine education and the vast range of fine wines available on board. In addition to tastings and discussions in this beautiful room, guests may partake in a variety of private wine-themed dinners by special arrangement with the Head Sommelier.
Crystal’s Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners are one-of-a-kind culinary experiences featuring some of the rarest wines in the world. Offered a few times each year on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, depending on the wines selected the exceptional dinners are priced at an estimated $1,000 per person.
Additional dining options include Lido Café, The Bistro, Trident Grill & Ice Cream Bar, Tastes on Crystal Serenity, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres, Late-Night Hors d’Oeuvres, In-Suite/In-room Dining, Themed Buffets, Kosher-style Dining
Crystal has long been renowned for our lavish entertainment, with large-scale productions uniting West End and Broadway, intimate lounges cabarets and karaoke, and dance clubs for disco and hip-hop.
In virtually every industry poll, Crystal Cruises ranks number one for our exceptional entertainment. With the most diverse activity and entertainment programs afloat, even the most discerning theatre-goers, concert-lovers and dance aficionados will appreciate the musical styles that range from nostalgic and classical to popular and contemporary.
The all-inclusive Crystal Experience adds a dash of joie de vivre to the variety of bars and lounges aboard our ships. Each venue features a unique style and atmosphere as well as differing hours of service, with fine wines and premium spirits included in your cruise fare. In addition, each stateroom is equipped with a refrigerator, stocked with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks. You may have alcoholic beverages delivered to your stateroom by calling Room Service. Wines and specialty spirits from our Connoisseur Menu will be charged to your shipboard account.
With an impressive selection ranging from Monte Cristo to Davidoff, this refined club-like cigar lounge is ideal for after-dinner drinks and conversation.
Centrally located in the middle of Crystal Symphony’s main activity deck, a dramatic round bar takes center stage in this stylishly open environment offering panoramic sea views. With window walls sparkling with Swarovski crystals, the new Starlight Club is the place to see and be seen, featuring lectures by day and dancing by night.
Located just off the two-story Crystal Plaza in the very heart of the ship, the Crystal Cove piano bar is a perfect spot to enjoy an aperitif or specialty drink any time of day.
Additional entertainment includes: Palm Court, Galaxy Lounge (showroom), Hollywood Theatre, Resorts World At Sea Casino, Library, Ambassador Hosts, Celebrity Entertainers and Speakers
With its acclaimed children’s programs and activities, Crystal is the luxury operator best suited for the family market.
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. The Junior Activities program is not intended to be utilized as a babysitting service or daycare facility. Children under the age of the 3 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Kids of all ages will enjoy the special Junior Cruiser's Menu, Babysitting Services available.
Fantasia welcomes children ages 3-7 and 8-12, with games, crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® and Xbox 360TM 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.
Scavenger Hunts, Hide and Seek, Story Times / Ice cream / Pajama Parties, Stretch-ercise / Dress-up Playtime, Bridge / Galley tours, Cookie Baking / Pizza making, Fashion Shows / Coke-tails / card games, Karaoke / Special Artists' Performances, Mask Parade / Trivia, Movies / Dancing, Mini Olympics / Relay Races, Pool Games / Paddle tennis, Water Polo / Swimming, Shuffleboard / Volleyball, Late Night Pool Parties / Teen disco, Trivial Pursuit Teen karaoke, Twister Popcorn Parties, Pizza Parties Computer University@Sea®, E-mail Services
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 Crystal Cruises, 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.