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Luxury should be whatever you want it to be. It should put you perfectly at ease. It should feel effortless. Relaxed. It should certainly never feel fussy. Judgmental. Or pompous. Luxury should know who you are and what you want. Whether that’s truffle sauce, béarnaise sauce or tomato sauce. Luxury is defined by what you want. Not by what anyone might think you want. Come explore with Crystal, Where Luxury Is Personal.

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Crystal Cruises Ships

  • Crystal Endeavor

    Crystal Endeavor

    Exploring in all-suite, all-verandah comfort, a mere 200 guests will be hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers, and team of expedition and destination experts. Prepare for unrivaled discovery.

  • Crystal Esprit

    Crystal Esprit

    Meet Crystal Esprit, the world's newest, most luxurious all-inclusive super-yacht. Debuting December 2015 in the verdant Seychelles Islands, prepare to discover The Crystal Experience in a far more intimate setting with just 62 other intrepid global travelers.

  • Crystal Serenity

    Crystal Serenity

    At 68,000 tons and capable of serving 1,080 guests, Crystal Serenity is our largest ship. However, like her sister ship, she maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea, so you'll never feel crowded. Featuring many of the same popular public spaces and amenities as Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity serves up innovation in the form of new dining venues like Tastes, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar.

  • Crystal Symphony

    Crystal Symphony

    The luxurious 50,000-ton, 940-guest Six-Star Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities include grand lounges, full-service fitness facility, Crystal casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, 360' teak Promenade Deck, two pools, Jacuzzi', award-winning cuisine and entertainment, in addition to, elegantly appointed staterooms most with private verandahs.

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Where Luxury Is Personal.

Luxury should be whatever you want it to be. It should put you perfectly at ease. It should feel effortless. Relaxed. It should certainly never feel fussy. Judgmental. Or pompous. Luxury should know who you are and what you want. Whether that’s truffle sauce, béarnaise sauce or tomato sauce. Luxury is defined by what you want. Not by what anyone might think you want. Come explore with Crystal, Where Luxury Is Personal.

Since the beginning, Crystal has been the standard-bearer for excellence in luxury travel, remaining the undisputed choice among the savviest world travelers. Today, they are redefining it altogether, expanding the possibilities for guests with choices, experiences and luxuries unmatched in the industry. By Ocean, River, Yacht, Expedition and Air, each Crystal Experience is designed to showcase the world and its wonders in the most remarkable ways. Join Crystal as new adventures unfold...

Minimum Age Policy on Crystal Cruises

Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. In addition, if the adult accompanying the child is not a parent or legal guardian, the "Parental Consent Guardianship Form" must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Crystal Cruises prior to sailing.

Guests age 11 and under at the time of sailing must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older in the same stateroom. Parents can have two related children booked in the same stateroom provided one of them is at least 16 years of age. Infants 6-24 months of age who will be utilizing a crib may travel as a third berth in either a double or triple stateroom. Crystal Cruises also reserves the right to restrict the number of passengers less than three (3) years of age aboard the ship.

Crystal Cruises is unable to accommodate children less than six (6) months of age as the ship's medical facilities are not designed to provide services to very young children. Children occupying a double stateroom will be charged the adult rate regardless of age.

Travel Protection Options on Crystal Cruises

Highlights of the Program Benefits & Assistance Services
Coverages are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company.

Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection
Coverage up to $50,000 per insured guest for non-refundable cancellation or interruption charges due to covered medical conditions of guests, their immediate family members or traveling companions. In addition, the plan covers certain non-medical reasons affecting the traveler.

Rollover Credit Feature – Provided by Crystal Cruises
If your total trip cost and cancellation penalties exceed $50,000 per insured and you have a covered Trip Cancellation, you will be reimbursed $50,000 in cash, plus a future Crystal Cruises Rollover Credit equal to the amount by which the cancellation penalties imposed exceed the $50,000 per insured cash reimbursement.

If you do not have a covered Trip Cancellation due to a pre-existing medical condition, you will be reimbursed in the form of a future Crystal Cruises Rollover Credit equal to the amount of the cancellation penalties imposed.

In both cases mentioned above, the Rollover Credit will be valid for cruises commencing within twelve (12) months from the date of cancellation. This rollover is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

Travel Delay
Reimburses up to $2,500 per insured guest for additional accommodations and “catch-up” transportation expenses for covered delays of more than 12 hours.

Baggage Protection/Personal Effects Protection
Reimburses up to $3,000 per insured guest in the event of covered loss, theft or damage during the entire duration of your vacation. There is also a $1,000 Baggage Delay benefit which reimburses for the purchase of covered personal items should your bags become delayed for more than 24 hours.

Medical Protection
Provides coverage up to $20,000 for an accident or up to $20,000 for sickness medical expenses incurred as a result of a covered illness or injury that first occurs during your cruise.

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation
In the event of a medical emergency, coverage is provided for emergency medical transportation to the nearest medical facility qualified to treat your condition. In addition, the plan provides coverage for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death. Coverage is provided up to $50,000 per insured guest for Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation expenses.

24-hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services – Provided by On Call International
Provides 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance, including facilitation of cash transfers; pre-cruise health, safety and weather information; travel changes; lost luggage assistance; lost documents assistance; medical consulting and monitoring; legal, dental and medical referrals to overseas doctors or hospitals.

Dining on Crystal Cruises

Freshness and innovation are the hallmarks of the Crystal dining experience. From your choice of dining times in the Crystal Dining Room to lavish themed buffets on deck or intimate experiences in our specialty restaurants, you'll find an ambiance and cuisine to suit your every mood. The classic Crystal Dining Room or the intimate Vintage Room. The striking Sushi Bar or the delicious comfort of a meal served in-Suite/in-stateroom. From the extraordinary cuisine of celebrity chefs and legendary restaurateurs such as Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio 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.

Crystal Dining Room
The menu offers an extensive selection of regionally inspired cuisine prepared in the classical French tradition. The array of tantalizing options includes our “Lighter Fare” low-sodium, low-cholesterol and low-carb selections, plus vegetarian offerings.

The Crystal Dining Room offers open seating for breakfast and lunch; with our Perfect Choice Dining options for dinner, you may select from Classic Main (beginning at 6:15 pm), or Classic Late (beginning at 8:30 pm). You may also choose our Dining by Reservation option (available between 6:15 pm and 9:15 pm). Actual times vary by itinerary and are printed in Reflections on board. With Dining by Reservation, you have the flexibility to choose with whom you wish to dine as well as your dinner time (within the applicable dining hours).

If you choose Dining by Reservation, you may reserve your dining times through our Priority Check-in & Planning Center prior to your cruise, or you may make these arrangements once on board. All dinner reservations are subject to availability, and every effort is made to honor requests.

Perfect Choice DiningTM

You can now savor your travels and experience culinary excellence with Crystal’s Perfect Choice Dining.TM Enjoy the ultimate dining experience with Crystal, the only luxury cruise line to offer the choices of Classic Main and Late Seating, or Dining by Reservation.TM  Perfect Choice Dining is our newest way of inviting you to write your own personal definition of luxury.  

Crystal Cruises has perfected the art of dining at sea. With an emphasis on variety and flexibility, the cruise line voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line in history presents Perfect Choice Dining, a unique concept offered in the Crystal Dining Room which allows you to choose Classic Main or Late seating, or our newly introduced Dining by Reservation. With Dining by Reservation, you are able to reserve a table in the Crystal Dining Room each night of your voyage, if you wish. Offered in addition to Crystal’s Classic Main and Late seatings, the complimentary Dining by Reservation is an ideal option for those who wish to linger a little longer ashore, indulge in a late afternoon spa appointment or simply enjoy the early hours of evening at your leisure. 

Our Dining by Reservation may be selected at the time of booking. Once your cruise is fully paid, you may then reserve your personal dining times at our Priority Check-in & Planning Center. A different time, a different table, just for two or with newfound friends, Dining by Reservation affords you ultimate freedom.

The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal is renowned is served in the stylishly sophisticated Crystal Dining Room. Inventive menus showcase the unique flavors of the world with regionally inspired dishes presented alongside classic continental favorites. Gracious European-trained waiters anticipate your every desire, while expert sommeliers share passionate insight on the most comprehensive wine cellars at sea. 

By day, sunlight bounces off the ocean waters through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows to dance across tables set with Schott Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch china, Sambonet and Elkington silver, and Frette or Garnier linens. Evenings are equally as magical, with the sounds of our musical trio serenading the room under the twinkle of crystal chandeliers. Here you revel in the day’s adventures with stories of discovery shared with newfound friends. 

CLASSIC MAIN & LATE SEATING
Traditional evening seating times of either 6:15pm (Main) or 8:30pm (Late)
The same table, dinner guests, waiter, assistant waiter and sommelier each evening
Inventive, regionally inspired cuisine and continental favorites

Complimentary
Don’t miss: Captain’s Welcome Dinner, suggested wine pairings with each menu, fabulous desserts

Many traditional cruisers prefer classic dining options that allow them to eat at the same time each evening of their cruise, at the same table with their regular tablemates and served by their familiar evening wait staff. The elegant Crystal Dining Room, also serving breakfast and lunch (both open seating), sets the stage for this popular dining option offering diverse menus that blend the unique flavors of the world together with timehonored classics. 

DINING BY RESERVATION

Complimentary & Reservations required

For those who want more flexibility in their evening dining options, guests may now enjoy the same extraordinary cuisine and excellent service of our Crystal Dining Room, but with the added convenience of dining by reservation at a time that works with your schedule—just like at our specialty restaurants, or a favorite restaurant back home. Dining by Reservation is offered in addition to Classic Main and Late seatings.

Specialty Restaurants
Crystal Cruises provides alternative specialty restaurants to enhance the evening dining options and provide the opportunity to enjoy a variety of culinary environments.

Prego
Charming and romantic, Prego brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. A seasonally changing Valentino at Prego menu features signature dishes such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D’angelo andLinguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini, along with wines that are served at Piero Selvaggio’s revered Los Angeles and Las Vegas restaurants, Valentino. Valentino is considered by many to be among the finest Italian restaurants in the country. 

Silk Road & The Sushi Bar
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.

The Vintage Room
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.

To pre-reserve a seating or private dinner, please visit our Priority Check-in & Planning Center. Please note that the date of your Vintage Room dinner will be determined closer to sailing date as a minimum of 10 guests must confirm participation for the event to be offered. Serving dinner only.

Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners
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. 

The first Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner was an eight-course French meal prepared by Master Chef André Soltner, former chef/owner of world-famous Lutèce, paired with, among others, a nearly impossible-to-get 1959 Château Lafite–Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux and a Screaming Eagle 1996 from Napa Valley, considered its dream year.

Lido Café
This is a buffet-style, indoor/outdoor venue for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast includes made-to-order omelettes, waffles and pancakes to your liking, in addition to a large selection of other breakfast favorites. Lunch offers made-to-order pastas and salads, a delicious selection of our famous soups, carved meats, fresh catches of the day and a tempting array of sumptuous desserts, including sugar-free options.

Deck Buffets
We also feature our award-winning special buffets which transform the poolside deck and Lido Café into another culinary world. Asia Café offers an enticing selection of dishes from all corners of the Orient. The American Classic features U.S. homestyle cooking. Cuisine of the Sun or Nuevo Latino buffets offer classic cuisine from the sun-drenched areas in which the ship travels.

The Bistro
This popular Parisian-style coffee bar and café is a favorite meeting place open every day from 9am to 11pm. Complimentary espresso, caffe latte, cappuccino and specialty teas are served in our comfortable café, graced by the whimsical paintings of celebrated artist Guy Buffet.
Wines and champagne by the glass are also available. Light snacks are served throughout the day, ranging from fresh pastries and fruit in the morning to a selection of international chesses, charcuterie, pastries, and other delicacies in the afternoon and into the late evening.

Trident Grill & Ice Cream Bar

The Trident Grill offers classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs and tuna melts. There are also wrap sandwiches and gourmet pizzas (available at Tastes on Crystal Serenity). A Late-Risers Breakfast is available around the Neptune Pool (Crystal Serenity). The Ice Cream Bar features a wide variety of ice creams, nonfat frozen yogurt and sherbets, with tempting toppings, and fresh baked cookies.

Casual Dining
On selected evenings during your cruise, the Lido Café on board Crystal Symphony and Tastes on Crystal Serenity offer alfresco dining with unique specialty items such as Chinese comfort food served in a relaxed, comfortable ambiance; dress is casual and reservations are not required.

Afternoon Tea
A special event at Crystal Cruises, each afternoon tea service presents a selection of savories and sweets served in the sunlit charm of Palm Court. Our Mozart Tea is a visit to 18th-century Vienna as you are greeted by staff dressed in velvets and brocades and are tempted by a selection of the finest cakes and pastries from Austria. Our English Colonial Tea offers a taste of tradition, complete with scones, finger sandwiches and assorted sweets. The American Tea is a Crystal Cruises creation, paying tribute to the classics of the American summertime.

Hors d’Oeuvres
Hors d’Oeuvres at Cocktail Hour

A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres is served in the various bars and lounges every evening before dinner.

Late-Night Hors d’Oeuvres
Snacks and small bites are served in The Bistro during the late-night bar hours.

In-Suite/In-room Dining
From breakfast in bed to dinner on your verandah, Crystal’s complimentary 24-hour in-stateroom dining is a true indulgence. At sea or in port, you may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the sumptuous comfort of your own room, served with the same precision and attention to detail so graciously displayed in every restaurant. During lunch and dinner hours, you are welcome to order the same selections offered in the Crystal Dining Room, served course by course, if you so desire. And if you’re traveling in a Penthouse, you may also enjoy the additional privilege of ordering from our specialty restaurants during dinner hours.Offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Themed Deck Buffets
With some of the most exotic destinations and stunning coastlines in the world as a backdrop, lavishly arranged luncheon buffets take place on deck on select days at sea. Imagine cruising the Italian Riviera as you dine on the Mediterranean-themed Cuisines of the Sun, or the coast of New England as you enjoy the bounty of American Classic cuisine. Think Nuevo Latino celebrating the fiery gastronomy of South America, or an Asian Café showcasing flavors of the Pacific Rim. Regardless of where you travel, these events are always much more than a meal-they are true destinational events. Serving lunch on select days at sea.

On the Lighter Side
Today’s health-conscious travelers will appreciate Crystal’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offering selections that are low in salt, fat, sugar and cholesterol. Designed to cater to a variety of dietary needs, including diabetic and gluten-free, the emphasis is on beautifully presented, fresh, flavorful and satisfying meals.

Healthy, Low-Carb and Trans Fat Free
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, all dining venues including the Crystal Dining Room, specialty restaurants, Trident Bar & Grill, Lido Café and Tastes feature a three-course, low-carbohydrate menu. Always the innovator, Crystal was the first cruise line to implement trans-fat-free dining, added to our already numerous choices for healthy dining.

Kosher-style Dining
A wide choice of pre-packaged kosher-certified meals, including meats, seafood and poultry as well as white and red kosher wines is available on a limited basis, on every itinerary. All chefs, kitchen and dining staff have been trained in kosher food preparation, handling and servicing. Only kosher pots, pans and utensils are used, and plates, silverware and glassware are washed separately. Due to limited provisioning resources, the number of guests per cruise who may partake in our kosher-style program is restricted to 20. Guests’ whose diet requires or who wish to dine kosher-style must provide us with advance notice at the time of the initial reservation, and no less than 90 days prior to sailing. We will do all that we can to ensure your needs are met. Due to limited availability, Kosher-style dining is subject to confirmation from Crystal Cruises.

 

Fuel Surcharge Policy on Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises has eliminated its fuel surcharge as of 2009 cruises. Fuel surcharges may be added at any time to defray fuel cost increases, even if the Fare has been paid in full.

Tipping Policy on Crystal Cruises

With Crystal’s all-inclusive cruising, complimentary gratuities for housekeeping (butler, stateroom stewardess and assistant stewardess), bar and dining staff (including specialty restaurants) are included.

If you would like to present gratuities for other service personnel, please do so at your discretion, or if you have any questions regarding gratuities, please contact the Reception Desk on board.

We suggest a 15% gratuity for Crystal Spa & Salon services, which may be added to your bill and charged to your shipboard account.

Payments / Refunds on on Crystal Cruises

Deposits & Payments
Your reservation must be accompanied by a deposit within the period specified at time of booking and is based on the total fare for the booking including optional air/sea add-ons, pre/post hotel, less applicable discounts.

A deposit of 20% per guest is required for all reservations (all categories). Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period. Final Payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date.

Cancellation schedule:
90-46 days: 20%
45-31 days: 50%
30 days to sailing: 100%

2015 WORLD CRUISE: DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
All Voyages: A deposit of 20% per guest is required for all Penthouses and staterooms. Staterooms (Categories C3 – CP) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date.

Cancellation FWC and Combos 53 days or more:
150-91 days: 20%
90-61 days: 50%
60 days to sailing: 100%;

Segments/combos 52 days or less:
90-61 days: 20%
60-31 days: 50%
30 days to sailing: 100%

Smoking Policy on Crystal Cruises

In keeping with the lifestyle trends of our guests, we wanted to let you know of important developments recently made to the smoking policy aboard the ships of Crystal Cruises. For the comfort and enjoyment of everyone, smoking will be prohibited in all indoor areas, except for the Connoisseur Club, effective with the first cruises in 2014. Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated spaces. The revised policy begins with the January 5, 2014 (v4301, Crystal Serenity) and January 8, 2014 (v4201, Crystal Symphony) voyages and eliminates smoking in all staterooms, suites, and corridors, as well as the Crystal Cove lounge and Pulse and Luxe nightclubs. Most areas of Crystal ships have been non-smoking for several years, including the restaurants, main entertainment lounges, all stateroom and suite verandahs, the Casino and Avenue Saloon.

These changes have been made following considerable feedback from our guests, the worldwide majority of whom are non-smokers. As always, our policies evolve with the changing lifestyles of today’s discerning travelers. The Connoisseur Club will remain as the only interior smoking area, along with designated outdoor deck spaces.

Crystal Cruises Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 20 reviews about Crystal Cruises - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only
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Samuel

Crystal Serenity Atlantic crossing voyage is excellent. We were busy all day/night long with excellent activities and shows. Beats flying back from Europe!!

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Vytautas

The food was top notch - absolutely the best. The choices were varied and anyone can find something they would like. The room was very comfortable and the linens were plush and cozy. The entertainment is broadway quality, very professional and polished. The enrichment program leaves something to be desired and did not meet expectations. High quality personnel. but not very good communicators/presenters. Some, such as "FBI in War and Peace", were not as described and seemed more of a current affairs news program. The excursions were average to good. The some guides were better than others. The poorer ones only pointed out landmarks but did not give any attention to detail. The better ones did a good job in describing some history, and the reasoning of the culture or historical significance. Crystal can do a better job in ensuring the quality of their guides. The included beverages were outstanding. The service staff was outstanding and most all were very attentive but not annoying. I can't say enough good things about the staff on board. Crystal advertises a six star rating in its marketing, but as such I expected a big "wow" factor. It is definitely a 5 star operation, but not a six star as advertised.

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