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About Crystal Cruises

The high-end luxury line has carved out a niche that offers the amenities and activities associated with larger vessels, as well as top-notch dining and service that are part of an upscale experience.

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Crystal Endeavor
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Crystal Endeavor

11 Night
Expedition Svalbard: In Search Of Polar BearsDetails

Leaving:Monacobreen
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor
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Crystal Endeavor

11 Night
Expedition AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor
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Crystal Endeavor

11 Night
Antarctic Expedition: In Search Of The EmperorDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor
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Crystal Endeavor

15 Night
Holiday Expedition: Falkland Islands & AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

10 Night
Expedition IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

14 Night
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Almeria
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

15 Night
Antarctic Holiday ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

11 Night
Expedition AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Esprit

11 Night
Glorious GatewaysDetails

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Leaving:Larnaca
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

116 Night
116 Nights Myths, Marvels & Monuments: A Cultural MosaicDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

7 Night
Italia, Espana & The RivieraDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

12 Night
Captivating CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

31 Night
Grand Journey: Arabia & The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Mumbai
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

9 Night
Pacific Coast TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

16 Night
Hawaiian Island ShoresDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night
Treetops & TotemsDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

8 Night
Autumn In The NortheastDetails

Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

8 Night
Northeast GemsDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

8 Night
Colors Of The CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

13 Night
Taiwan To The Philippines & BorneoDetails

Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

14 Night
Ancient Cultures & Modern WondersDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

29 Night
Grand Journey: Arabian Sea To The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Mumbai
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

12 Night
Holy Land & Greek IslesDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

47 Night
Grand Journey: The Med, Adriatic And Black SeasDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

7 Night
Sol To SoulDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Who goes on Crystal cruise ships?

Its signature longer, more exotic cruises attract an affluent 55-plus crowd, though shorter sailings can skew slightly younger. North American passengers are in the majority, but Crystal takes pains to cater to an international mix of passengers, including a strong Asian contingent -- the ships will provide kimonos as well as bathrobes in accommodations.

You'll also find families on Crystal ships, especially in the summer, as the line has dedicated facilities and comprehensive programming for cruisers ages 3 to 17.

Do I have to dress up on a Crystal cruise?

Yes. Clothing onboard Crystal's ships is dressy, particularly on formal nights. Even on other nights, passengers tend to wear cocktail attire (women) and suits (men). During the day, elegant casual is the rule, and you won't see swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups/robes, baseball hats or denim cutoff shorts in the dining venues. After 6 p.m. shorts and baseball caps are not permitted anywhere for men or women.

On Black Tie Optional nights, held on cruises longer than seven days, men generally wear a dark suit with tie or a tuxedo; for women, it means a formal cocktail dress, evening gown or dressy evening separates. On the evening of the company's themed party, Crystal White Extravaganza, suggested dress is -- you guessed it -- white.

Is everything free on Crystal cruises?

Almost everything is included in the base for a Crystal cruise, including gratuities, unlimited internet, sodas, fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffees, as well as room service. Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is free for one reservation per passenger (must be booked pre-cruise); repeat reservations carry a $30 per person fee unless you are sailing in Penthouse category accommodations.

There are complimentary Crystal Adventures shore excursions on the yacht expedition sailings, but you'll have to pay extra for all other excursions, spa and beauty treatments, laundry and dry cleaning.

What are Crystal’s most popular activities?

Among the most popular activities onboard a Crystal ship are those that involve education of some sort, whether it be how to design a webpage, learning about food and wine, or listening to a guest lecturer talk about history, music or film. At the same time, Crystal's passengers faithfully flock to cruise traditions, such elegant afternoon tea, paddle tennis sessions, nights in the casino and activities like bingo and napkin folding.

Its inventive and diverse shore excursions tend to empty the ships in port. In addition to the more conventional shore excursions, the company pioneered programs providing its affluent passengers with service and donation opportunities to give back to the destinations they visit, and the complimentary You Care, We Care excursions typically fill up very quickly.

Why go with Crystal?

  • Choice of oceangoing cruise ships, intimate yacht or expedition vessel
  • Outstanding dining with plenty of choice on all ships
  • One of the best passenger-to-staff, passenger-to-space ratios

Best for: Luxury-loving couples seeking a variety of enriching sea day activities, varied gourmet dining and lounge-style entertainment

Not for: Luxe cruisers expecting huge entry-level cabins, rowdy partiers

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Crystal Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020

I wish to provide my personal thoughts on a 8 day cruise. As for my background I am in my 70's with 20 cruises in the last 4 years 10 on 6 star lines Silver Sea, Seabourn and Oceana. First the pros for the Symphony... Read More
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cruiser#2

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We had a great cruise on the Serenity

We had a great cruise on the Serenity from Miami to Los Angeles. This was the first leg of the 2020 World Cruise. Food and wine are an important part of cruising for us. We found the food to be very good to... Read More
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CruiserFromMaine

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found... Read More
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alwaysonaship

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Not worth the price

Too expensive for what you got.food was good, service was good. Shore excursions were expensive and poorly done. Complaints to the excursion desk were blown off. Not much to do on sea days or in down hours. Okay,... Read More
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Piatravelgal

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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