The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience
December 2017 | By Crystal Cruises | 2 minute read |
Appealing to the sense of adventure of our discerning guests, Crystal offers a collection of worldwide voyages boasting an impressive collection of exotic destinations that invite all travelers to explore the world and all its wonders.
From Aitutaki in the Cook Islands to Sibenik on the Dalmatian Coast, these little-known destinations are a mere sampling of ports of call, both popular and undiscovered, which create enriching itineraries that both surprise and delight all world travelers—both young and those young at heart.
Crystal Symphony’s Seabreeze Deck 9 will welcome two new suite categories — Seabreeze Penthouse Suites (SS) and Seabreeze Penthouses (SH) — each offering the same square footage as the ship’s current penthouse categories, but with cutting-edge enhancements that herald of things to come: large, luxury showers with body jets instead of bathtubs, and a unique entryway connecting two Seabreeze Penthouses to create a seamless, accommodation for families and friends.
From its award-winning fare of Michelin-level envy to hosting Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurants, the Evolution of Crystal Luxury promises more dining experiences to tempt the most discriminating palates, with the added luxury of menu enhancements at Prego; family style, Chinese-inspired al fresco dining at Silk; and open seating, too.
New venues aboard both ships will 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; and a rebranded main dining room named Waterside, perfectly set to usher in “dine as you desire” open seating.
Now, more than ever, you’ll savor even more choices with Crystal.
Day into night, time is yours to design exactly as you wish aboard the World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. From active pursuits to sublime escapes, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are destinations unto themselves, overflowing with enriching all-inclusive activities and amenities to suit virtually any interest, any time.
By day, complimentary choices range from fitness, yoga and PGA-hosted golf instruction to ballroom dancing, art workshops and topical seminars on world affairs. Optional indulgences include an award-winning spa and private wellness programs.
By night, enjoy Michelin star-inspired dining including Nobu's only sea-going restaurants, Broadway-style entertainment, piano bars, dance clubs, movie theaters and more – all included. Or make a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino or a reservation in the Vintage Room.
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.
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.
From free unlimited Wi-Fi to a dedicated guest Internet portal and an industry-first showing of premiere and Oscar-nominated movies, Crystal is evolving the personal travel experience to even greater realms with a number of exciting high-tech features.
State-of-the-art new technology includes SpeedNet accelerators aboard both ships that will double satellite speed, allowing for free, unlimited Wi-Fi available across all devices — laptops, tablets and smartphones. The elevated digital experience also debuts Crystal Connect™, an exclusive Internet portal and digital app featuring the ships’ daily newsletter and Newspapers Direct (international news services), and access to bookings for spa appointments, Crystal Adventures shore excursions, and more.
New interactive televisions in every stateroom and suite will offer current movies and popular TV series (new streaming video allows for viewing on personal mobile devices throughout the ship, too). The new TVs allow guests to order room service, watch a pre-recorded destination lecture, or enjoy a selection of videos representing Crystal’s various travel experiences.