Crystal Cruises may be small - a fleet of just two cruise ships and a 62-guest yacht - but they are luxurious vessels and the Crystal experience is defined by the high levels of service you receive and the vast array of ports you can visit.
Once on board you'll find that wines, spirits and even champagne flow without restraint throughout the dining rooms, bars and lounges, with gourmet cuisine to savour and menus designed by celebrity restaurateurs such as Nobu Matsuhisa. The best part though is that everything is complimentary as these cruises are all-inclusive. A bright idea is Crystal's Connoisseur List; if you don't find exactly what you are looking for within their extensive complimentary selection of wines there is also a list, with reasonably priced wines, that you'll be able to choose from.
Crystal Cruises are consistently awarded the highest accolades including, for the last 20 years, being voted World's Best by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and for 18 years by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazines; so you can rest assured that your experiences will be outstanding.
The two cruise ships are Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. The former is capable of accommodating 1,070 guests and is the larger of the two ships, yet it maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea. The latter can accommodate 922 guests, with on-board amenities including grand lounges, full-service fitness facilities, Crystal Casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, and 360° teak Promenade Deck.
While onboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony you'll discover that, as well as plenty of treats for grown-ups, there are dedicated children's facilities; a rarity on luxury ships. Teenagers also have access to the Waves teen centre and there is Fantasia, a children's playroom. There is also a vast range of imaginative activities that have been created specifically to suit the ages and number of children on select itineraries and we just know your children will love them!
The latest addition to the fleet is Crystal’s ‘boutique hotel on water’, the 62-guest yacht Crystal Esprit, which sails to the finest ports in the world while treating guests to all-inclusive indulgence and butler-serviced suites. Small enough to sail into hard to reach destinations and with complimentary excursions, this is a wonderful way to explore the world in style.
From summer 2017, Crystal River Cruises will launch two brand new river yachts, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. The luxury ships will feature butler service in every suite, a choice of restaurants, as well as a pool and spa.