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 980 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 848 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!
A special vessel within 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.
The ocean ships in Crystal’s impressive fleet, Serenity and Symphony, are the world’s two most awarded luxury vessels, guaranteeing utter elegance, seamless service and an incredible cruising experience. Both offer a true gastronomic discovery atop the waves, housing the speciality Umi Uma restaurant from acclaimed Japanese chef, Nobu Matsuhisa - the only of his eateries at sea. Classic fine dining menus, Chinese cuisine, Brazilian-style steak and northern Italian favourites are among the other culinary delights on offer. Beautifully-appointed state rooms and suites, a tranquil spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre, an ornate theatre and great children’s clubs are just a few more of the fantastic facilities onboard.
The incredible standard of the ocean ships is matched only by the variety of voyages they offer. From the sunny Mediterranean to the Caribbean and the USA, you’re guaranteed to find an itinerary that suits you. Or, experience it all on the 2020 Full World Cruise Epic Empires & Idyllic Isles, travelling – for up to 139 nights - through the Pacific and Indian Oceans, onwards into the Tasman, Andaman and Mediterranean Seas.
Sleek, stylish and smaller than the ocean vessels, Crystal Esprit is a cruising yacht, offering a personal and intimate experience, alongside uncompromised luxury. More a boutique hotel on the waves than a cruise ship, it weaves its way through some of the world’s most exclusive ports on a selection of great itineraries. On board, enjoy four distinct eateries, nightly entertainment, fantastic fitness facilities and an array of watersports – including Zodiacs, water skis, paddleboards and jet skis.
The luxurious fleet of two visits an array of ports and offers very high levels of service. Being all-inclusive, you’ll find that fine wines and even Champagne are free-flowing, with dining a gastronomic journey in itself. Both award-winning vessels travel to a wealth of global destinations, with land excursions aplenty.
• Speciality dining includes cuisine from Nobu Matsuhisa • Complimentary port shuttle service in most cities • Family-friendly provision includes Fantasia kids’ club for 3 to 12-year-olds and Waves teens’ club for youngsters aged 12 to 17 years old.