Crystal Cruises says that you should expect “An Intimate Perfection. A Striking Sophistication” with your Crystal Cruise experience. Crystal’s destinations include everywhere from Alaska to the Mexican Riviera to the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal and many more exciting places! Theme cruises include everything from ballroom dance, golf, photography, and more. Culturally enriching activities are always available. Take piano lessons, learn more about photography, or learn about fashion. There’s always something going on when you sail aboard Crystal.
Crystal Cruises’ ships are the Crystal Serenity and the Crystal Symphony. The Crystal Serenity has the distinction of being considered the best cruise ship in the world and constantly wins the highest awards from readers of Conde’ Nast Travelers and others. The Crystal Symphony is an elegant ship that is found in the world’s most fabulous ports of call. Both ships are elegantly appointed and offer a choice of verandah staterooms or suites. No matter which type of accommodation you choose, you will be pampered by a personal butler and enjoy complimentary amenities such as wine and a fine selection of other alcoholic beverages.
Crystal Cruises world class cuisine and service is provided by an all European trained staff. Enjoy Italian Cuisine at Prego by legendary Italian restaurateur Piero Selvaggio. Japanese cuisine is brought to you by Master Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, or “Nobu” in his restaurant “Silk Road.” And don’t miss Nobu’s Sushi Bar! Specialty coffees are available everywhere on board from cappuccino on your verandah to a mocha poolside. Dining tables are dressed in Garnier-Thiebaut linens and set with Riedel crystal and Villeroy & Boch china. The elegance of the table complements the elegance of the cuisine.
Don’t miss Crystal Cruises’ legendary spa at sea, the only Fen Shui spa at sea in the world. It’s been voted the world’s best many times over. Afternoon tea is offered in the Palm Court every day and don’t forget the fun and excitement to be had in the onboard casino. Watch incredible Broadway style productions, celebrities, classical music, and comedy revues. Enjoy award-winning performances by Crystal’s talented performers or just walk the teak Promenade deck and enjoy the beautiful ocean vistas.
When you’re thirsty enjoy something delicious, sweet, and fruity, or a custom blended cocktail and meet new friends at the Cove Bar. Pulse offers dance music by a DJ in this exciting, up-to-the-minute club. The Avenue Saloon offers rich leather club chairs and dark-paneled walls, making it the perfect place for a cocktail hideaway and quiet conversation. In the evening guests will enjoy live piano music. The Connoisseur Club is comfortable, refined, and intimate. Luxe is an exciting club to visit for some after-dark entertainment.
Crystal offers many exciting themed cruises and is now introducing a private shore excursion for travelers who don’t want to see the same things in the same way that everyone else wants to see them. Called the “Private Adventure Option,” this option lets guests take organized group excursions but in a fashion that’s more intimate than most.
Beginning this summer, groups of two, four, or six people may choose to have a personal guide and a private vehicle to explore Ephesus, Pompeii, or Barcelona (among other places.) This option was the “brainchild” of Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Thomas Mazloum who came up with the idea while sailing on a Crystal vacation of his own.
A “Crystal Private Adventure” program has been available in the past and the new “Private Adventure Option” is similar but the new program can be custom designed for each individual group of people. Vacationers should email Crystal if they wish to partake in the Private Adventure Option at least a week before departure. These tours will cost at least 25% more than other tours but prices will depend on the length of the tour and other options.