by Justin Gibson

Crystal Cruises 2020, 30 Years of Ocean Inspiration

Crystal Cruises is celebrating 30 years of award-winning luxury travel, raising the bar in accommodations, all-inclusive service, engaging onboard activities and destinations for its guests. Crystal is the only cruise line providing travel by four types of vessels: ocean liners, river cruise ships, a yacht and an expedition ship — multiple ways to enjoy any aquatic vacation.

Award Winners

Incidentally, these years of service haven’t gone unnoticed. In 2019, Signature Luxury & Style Magazine chose Crystal Cruises for its Luxury Cruise Award: Ocean Ships (of more than 750 passengers). For fine dining, Saveur Magazine’saward for Best Culinary Cruise Line was bestowed upon Crystal in 2013. Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards praised Crystal Serenity as possessing the Best Cruise Line Spa for 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2012. And Travel + Leisurenamed Crystal Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line from 1996 to 2015. Here are a few reasons Crystal Cruises is deserving of such praise.

Accommodations & Staff

Within its two ocean vessels, Serenity and Symphony, Crystal Cruises offers butler-serviced suites and penthouses, as well as gorgeous staterooms, most with stunning verandahs, that provide the right balance of luxurious comfort and privacy. With discreet attention to detail and heartfelt hospitality, while sustaining one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry, Crystal is there to assist you in crafting the perfect atmosphere.

Onboard a Crystal Cruise

Enrichment & Wellness

In addition to the comforts expected of an ocean vacation, Crystal Cruises feeds the body and mind as well. Participate in enrichment workshops led by thought leaders, lecturers and world-class experts. From decorated Olympians and renowned scientists to noted diplomats and authors, Crystal Cruises provides compelling lecturers for interaction and questions. Pursue a new hobby at the Creative Learning Institute, such as finance, art or wine studies. And for those moments when you want to enjoy a good book or film, visit the ship’s library that houses more than 8,000 publications and movie titles.

Once you’re done feeding your mind, renew your body with visits to Crystal Life Spa for rejuvenating services such as Aroma Stone Therapy and Well-Being massages, and try out the state-of-the-art saunas and multi-head and -side body jets. You can also relax in luxury on the Spa’s aft deck before or after your treatment.

Chefs preparing world-class food aboard a Crystal Cruise


As for your dining experience, Crystal Cruises’ culinary staff creates a Michelin-inspired menu built on a foundation of delicious traditions with innovative expansions of flavor, aroma and ambiance. Enjoy Crystal’s open seating, 24-hour in-suite dining and specialty dining options. Visit the Parisian-inspired café, The Bistro, for delicious French dishes; stop in to the Silk Kitchen & Bar, where you’ll find Asian cuisine served al fresco; and swirl your fork around the pastas of Prego, where you’ll delight in Italian favorites with a contemporary twist.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Destinations & Expeditions

Crystal Cruises offers more than 2,000 Crystal Adventures, providing you the opportunity to customize your time ashore based on your personal interests — whether for scholastic enlightenment or active adventure. Crystal also provides opportunities for voluntourism adventures, where you can invest your vacation time into the well-being of places and cultures.

Crystal Symphony travels between 147 destinations, such as Dubai to London, Barcelona to Lisbon, Athens to Rome and Dubai to Mumbai. Crystal Serenity travels between 150 destinations, such as Auckland to Sydney, Rome to Monte Carlo, Petra (Aqaba) to Rome and Québec City to New York City.


Complementing your Crystal Cruise experience are a number of all-inclusive amenities and services, such as select wines, champagnes, spirits and coffee; unlimited Wi-Fi, with Internet Access; pre-paid gratuities; ultra-thin TVs, with On-Demand movies, and “You Care. We Care.” Voluntourism. Each feature contributes to your overall comfort, relaxation and interests.

Are you ready to experience what Crystal Cruises has to offer during its next 30 years of exceptional voyages? Give one of our travel agents a call. Their years of experience with industry-leading cruise lines, such as Crystal, provide you with exclusive perks and amenities for your vacation sailing across the world.

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