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- Twice daily housekeeping services including evening turndown service
- In-suite hors d'oeuvres
- Individual climate control
- Flat-screen TV in each suite
- English-speaking and international TV stations
- Butler service for each suite
- Gratuities included for all shipboard staff throughout the River Yacht including housekeeping, bar, dining staff and butlers
- All meals included, featuring Crystal's innovative and acclaimed six-star cuisine, highlighted by regional specialties
- Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits throughout the River Yacht
- All beer and bottled water in-suite
- 24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour Wi-Fi access (via satellite) including free Wi-Fi/Internet usage of 60 minutes per person, per day
- State-of-the-art interactive TV system including in-suite movies on demand, extensive music library
- A la carte, buffet and early risers breakfast offerings
- Multiple dining venues
- Open seating dining
- Crystal Casual dress code
- European sourced and trained chefs and hotel staff
- Destination-focused entertainment and enrichment program, including onboard lecture series
- Destination expert on each voyage
- Regional affairs experts on many voyages
- Hydraulic Sun-Deck Bar (available on Bach, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel only)
- Fitness Center with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and dedicated yoga area
- Massage services
- Non-smoking environment in all indoor spaces (Except Connoisseur Club on Crystal Mozart)
- Onboard currency exchange – shipboard currency Euros
- Daily yoga and fitness classes
- Daily choice of electronic international newspapers
- Self-service guest laundry
- Choice of complimentary curated Crystal Adventures shore excursions in every port
- Complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local establishments on many sailings
- Complimentary Nordic walking poles
- Complimentary audio headphones on all organized Crystal Adventures
Crystal Cruises Programs
Crystal Yacht Cruises: A new, exclusive, intimate travel experience!
The extraordinary Crystal Esprit™ fosters the same welcoming feeling of home that guests relish on the Crystal Symphony® and Crystal Serenity®. Yet with an exclusive yachting atmosphere for just 62 highly discerning guests.
Coming: December, 2015
Crystal River Cruises: All the hallmarks of the legendary Crystal Experience®!
Six-star service. Superior dining. The largest suites in river cruising aboard an exquisite new class of river vessel. Delightful shore adventures amid expertly-curated itineraries, taking you to the heart of world-renowned cities in world-class luxury.
Coming: Spring 2017
NEW CRYSTAL CRUISES
Crystal Cruises: Three new Crystal Exclusive Class™ luxury vessels!
The World’s Best takes cruising to whole new levels. The same number of guests as Crystal Symphony® and Crystal Serenity®, but with the highest space-to-guest ratio of any luxury ship in the past, present or foreseeable future. Crystal Exclusive Class™ provides the ultimate level of comfort and tranquility for guests in any sea conditions. Transporting you to the most sought-after, most remote destinations in the utmost luxury and style.
Crystal Residences: The opportunity to truly call Crystal your home!
Elegant Residences are situated on the top deck of our new Crystal Exclusive Class™ ships. These unique homes have their own private restaurant, reception area and facilities. Early purchasers can design and decorate their dream home in the size and style they wish. The World's Best cruise line is now the most exclusive address in the world.
Crystal Luxury Air: The perfect alternative to a Crystal World Cruise!
See the world on a 28-day itinerary, as the best at sea now takes to the skies. Crystal's Luxury 787 Dreamliner is designed for just 60 discriminating guests. Travel in whisper-quiet, ultra-luxurious style, with fully-reclining flatbed seats and our own world-renowned service. Explore coveted, historical destinations in-depth with stays of up to 3 days in each special location. Enjoy the very best hotels and resorts, and dining on cuisine specially prepared by celebrated chefs inspired by local tastes and traditions.
Relax, rejuvenate and enrich your mind, body and spirit with the most comprehensive fitness and wellness offerings at sea.
A vacation in and of itself is intended to be rejuvenating, and the fitness and spa offerings are designed to provide an added element of harmonizing enrichment to your travels. The extensive roster of specialized programs will help you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling.
Experience the sublime and the sensuous in the Crystal Spa, the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea. As a Readers’ Choice Award winner by Spa Finder and Condé Nast Traveler, the Crystal Spa consistently ranks among the world’s most renowned resort and destination spas.
Feng Shui is the ancient practice of balance and harmony, and the Crystal Spa embodies a tranquil environment, easily allowing you to slip away from the stresses of daily life. In serene treatment rooms, rejuvenating services such as Aroma Stone Therapy, Japanese Silk Booster Facial and Well-Being Massage are dispensed with expert care. A private, canopied relaxation area on the Spa’s aft deck invites relaxation before or after a treatment. Separate facilities for men and women include state-of-the-art sauna and changing areas featuring showers with multiple head and side body jets, fiber optic lighting, and a selection of special rain and mist functions.
The full-service Crystal Salon offers a relaxing experience with sweeping ocean views. Trained professionals provide a wide variety of treatments including haircuts, styling and coloring; facials and skin analysis; manicures and pedicures; and barber services for men. Other highlights include custom-designed manicure/pedicure areas with sunken foot bowls, well suited to the “Sole Delight Foot Ritual” with warmed aromatherapy oils and massage prior to a full pedicure.
Each ship features a spacious, state-of-the-art Fitness Center with panoramic ocean views. Relax the mind, body and soul and indulge in a Pathway to Yoga class or Pilates session. Challenge yourself on one of their new Tour de Spin indoor cycling classes. Learn to increase your strength, balance and flexibility on revolutionary KinesisTM equipment that comprises double weight stacks, cables and pulleys to allow for more than 250 exercises and 360° movement. Private Kinesis sessions with a qualified personal trainer may also be scheduled.
The Fitness Center also features cardio machines such as LifeFitness®treadmills complete with individual flat-screen televisions, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, all with heart rate sensors, the LifeFitness Pro Series® of strength equipment, and a range of free weights and mats.
Imagine returning home with a personalized movie of your trek through Machu Picchu, a digital photo documentary of your exploration of the pyramids at Giza, or even a daily blog on the ever-changing scenery of the world just beyond your private balcony.
For over a decade, Crystal’s Computer [email protected] has been at the forefront of luxury travel offering guests contemporary enrichment opportunities in line with the dramatic evolution of the Internet and digital communication.
The extensiveness of the program is unmatched in both its variety and originality – guests work on 27" Apple Macintosh computers as a team of expert techies offer complimentary instruction on topics ranging from basic computer skills on e-mail, Word, Excel and maximizing usage of your smart phones, iPads and other gadgets, to advanced digital photo finishing and website design.
Guests enjoy 24-hour Internet access from every lab computer and from every stateroom.
Stars of the stage and screen, masters of comedy, decorated Olympians, noted diplomats and ambassadors, celebrated authors, and renowned scientists highlight Crystal’s award-winning enrichment lecture and seminar series.
Offered on every cruise, the program has featured such stellar names as Hugh Downs, Marlin Fitzwater, Ruth Westheimer, General Perry Smith, Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, Senator Phil Gramm, Johnny Bench, Dinesh D'Souza, James Carville and Mary Matalin, and Jack Hana, just to name a few.
Kids have a variety of great activities to choose from on select Crystal sailings. During Holiday cruises and most summer sailings, junior activities feature games, arts and crafts, and other programs under the supervision of experienced Junior Activities Directors. Plus, Crystal offers a children's playroom and babysitting services on all cruises.
Hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board. Activities are determined by age and the number of children on board. On those sailings with Junior Activities Directors, a detailed schedule of events is created at the beginning of each cruise.
Fantasia, the children's playroom, offers tables and chairs for arts and crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® game titles, a large screen television set and board games. Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity also feature a teenager's video arcade, Waves. The Library offers children's books and children's videos or DVDs for enjoyment in staterooms.
Kids may choose from a special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and other culinary staff can prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more. Baby food, high chairs and booster seats are available.
For a small fee, all vessels offer in-stateroom baby-sitting. Guests should contact the concierge on board for this service at least 24 hours in advance.
Walking is the number one exercise in the world, and fitness expert Debbie Rocker designed her Walk-On-Water WOW® program exclusively for Crystal, all so you can maintain or even expand your fitness program in idyllic settings around the world.
Utilizing Rocker’s innovative WALKVEST® Training System, a lightweight cotton vest with weight pockets strategically located around the mid-section so that added weight is evenly distributed for safety and comfort while walking, the program takes full advantage of the 360° teak Promenade Deck on each ship – a unique feature not found on many of today’s cruise ships. The program includes customized motivational music-driven audiotapes, a day-by-day guided walking program, and educational instructions on how to walk safely and effectively on deck.
On any voyage anywhere in the world, golf enthusiasts may wish to take advantage of the golf driving ranges and putting greens found aboard each ship. Featuring TaylorMade – the best performance golf equipment in the world – you might take a swing with a prestigious r7 quad driver, the acclaimed 2005 RAC OS irons, the Mezza Monza putter, or the r5 dual Type N – the most forgiving driver TaylorMade has ever engineered. Crystal’s comprehensive golf program features right- and left-handed clubs for both men and women, as well as golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf pros on most sailings.
If golf isn't your game, how about paddle tennis or shuffleboard You'll enjoy a full-size, enclosed paddle tennis court on the ship-top Sun Deck.
For jogging, walking, stretching and fresh air, there's the Promenade Deck, nearly a quarter-mile around for walking or jogging.
There are two pools, the indoor/outdoor Neptune Pool and the full-length Seahorse Pool on Serenity and an outdoor full-length Seahorse Pool on Symphony and adjoining Jacuzzi®, located on the Lido Deck. Sunbathe, snooze and read while enjoying a refreshing drink poolside in the afternoon.
Crystal Wine & Food Festival sailings are indicated on applicable sailings. Watch as celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes for dinner menus, demonstrate cooking techniques and share the secrets of their culinary artistry. In addition, distinguished wine experts provide insight and education to the endlessly fascinating world of wine, offering unique opportunities to experience side-by-side tastings of select vintages from Crystal Cruises' extensive wine list, including Crystal's exclusive "C" vintages. Held in a lively and convivial atmosphere, these events offer a heady blend of entertainment and learning.
Glittering and stylish with fabulous chandeliers and an air of energized excitement, the Crystal Casino offers thrilling games of chance featuring Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3 Card Poker*, Ultimate Texas Hold’em* and Mini-Baccarat (on request), as well as slot and video poker machines.
A casino shipboard advance of up to $300 per person, per day, may be charged to your shipboard account using a major credit card or a personal check (up to a maximum of $3,000 per cruise). A line of credit may also be established prior to your cruise by completing an application. Applications for casino credit are included in every guest’s cruise documents. Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the gaming areas, or to play any monetary-based games of chance (including Bingo) on board. The Crystal Casino offers Nevada-style gaming and is subject to closure in various ports with or without notice.
Conceived and produced by Crystal's own creative in-house production staff, Crystal Cruises' Broadway-style shows are a highlight of every cruise. After dinner, stroll to the Galaxy Lounge to witness the talented Crystal Ensemble of singers and dancers in such spectacular original productions as Fascinatin' Rhythm, Million Dollar Musicals, COLE!, Curtain Call and many more!
The Galaxy Lounge is the venue for award-winning production shows and a host of other evening performances. The showroom was custom-designed to offer perfect views from each of its seats, and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The stars shine brightest at sea.
Crystal Cruises is proud to feature exciting celebrity entertainers on board such as Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Maureen McGovern, Lorna Luft and John Davidson -- among many others -- all part of the diverse spectrum of entertainment options available to our guests.
One stroll about the public areas on any Crystal cruise and you will discover entertainment at practically every turn. There's a headline show every evening in the Galaxy Lounge. There is frequently music in the Crystal Cove and a pianist performs nightly in the Avenue Saloon. A string ensemble entertains in the Palm Court during Afternoon Tea. Entertainment may also be found at various times in other venues including the Crystal Dining Room, the Starlite Club, the Stardust Club, on the Lido Deck and more. Crystal Cruises features at least four variety performers from around the world on every cruise. These may include a classical musician, a Broadway vocalist, a pop singer, comedian, juggler, ventriloquist, instrumentalist or other respected performing artist.
Crystal's Wellnes program includes, the new Nordic Walking program by exclusive provider LEKI USA, a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking and Nordic Walking Poles
Specifically designed to engage the entire body, Nordic Walking Poles feature rubber tips to push off various surfaces like our wide teak decks, and help distribute stress while walking, increase stability, improve balance, and alleviate the steady impact of running and jogging, while offering similar benefits. Using these innovative poles exercises both the upper and lower body while walking, adding to the cardiovascular benefit and burning up to 46% more calories than walking without them. Nordic Walking Poles are available, complimentary, to guests to use aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.
Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself speaking a second language or fancied yourself a wine connoisseur. Did you ever dream of playing the piano Is there a great designer hiding inside you
Whatever your secret passion, our innovative Creative Learning Institute invites you to live out your dreams with complimentary progressive courses offered by experts who share Crystal's commitment to enrich mind, body and spirit.
They’ve partnered with only the best – names like Berlitz, Tai Chi Cultural Center, Cleveland Clinic and the Society of Wine Educators, among others – so that you can discover your personal best.
The Institute offers expert instruction and lectures in the following areas: Arts & Entertainment, Business & Technology, Lifestyle, Wellness and Wine & Food. Each class and workshop is designed to expand your knowledge in an entertaining, hands-on style. The Institute launched summer 2003 aboard Crystal Serenity, and is now available fleetwide.
Crystal Bach? Activity Services
The Crystal River DifferenceExtraordinary personal attention, butler service for every suite and superb, farm-to-table cuisine are among the defining characteristics of Crystal River Cruises. An unparalleled range of all-inclusive amenities and services exceeds the expectations of the most discerning travelers, throughout each mesmerizing journey.ALL-INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCEAll-suite, butler-serviced accommodations All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table dining Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits, and beers Welcome bottle of champagne and two bottles of wine in-suite Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water in-suite The Pantry: 24-hour self-service venue offering specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages 24-hour room service with options available from Waterside Restaurant 24-hour Wi-Fi access; 60 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet usage per person, per day Complimentary use of Atlanta eBikes in every destination Daily yoga and fitness classes Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs Daily choice of electronic international newspapers Complimentary self-service guest laundry
Gratuities are part of the all-inclusive Crystal River Cruise experience, and are not expected. If you would like to provide a gratuity for service beyond your expectations, you may do so at your own discretion.