Relax… Everything is Taken Care of
Your home on the cruise will be either a stateroom or penthouse suite, with most accommodations benefitting from a private teak veranda offering simply spectacular views. This private, on-board Eden comes complete with opulent beds; choose your own Egyptian cotton linen and pillows to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.
Enjoy cosy nights in front of your own flat screen television and Blu-ray player while indulging in something chilled from your own well-stocked bar. Staterooms feature stylish double vanity marble sinks while penthouses come equipped with DuravitTM spa flotation or Jacuzzi® tubs, plus separate shower. Stateroom guests have a stewardess on hand to attend to their needs, while a butler is assigned to penthouse guests - further enhancing the luxury of your stay.
Dazzling Dishes to Tantalise Your Tastebuds
No stone has been left unturned when it comes to creating cuisine of the highest possible standard by Crystal Cruises on board the Symphony and Serenity. During the day, you can indulge in casual dining at venues like Tastes, which specialises in dishes like wood-fired pizzas and steamed dumplings, while you can grab a California-inspired bite at the poolside Trident Grill. The Lido Café is the place to be for pasta and salad, while The Bistro specialises in delectable cheese and charcuterie.
Evening dining, meanwhile, will certainly be something to write home about. Nobu’s only sea-going restaurants, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, can both be found on board with their selection of Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine; in the Vintage Room, you can bask in indulgent wine-pairing menus. Alternatively, revel in authentic Italian gastronomy at Prego. The choice is up to you – and that goes for when you dine, too.
From Workouts to Poker, Shopping to Learning – It’s All Here
Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find an activity on board which is just right for you. You can take yourself on a ‘curated self-guided movement journey’ on the Crystal Symphony’s outdoor fitness garden, complete with high-tech circuit training equipment, while both vessels boast indoor Technogym facilities and fitness centres. Al fresco exercise can also be enjoyed in the outdoor lap pool, while you can take leisurely walks on the 360-degree wraparound Promenade Deck. There are also full-sized paddle tennis courts for a friendly match or two.
A Myriad of Activities
Elsewhere on board, the Elegant Resorts World at Sea® Casino offers tournaments in everything from blackjack to craps, or you can browse the designer fashions of Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors at the Avenue of the Stars shopping promenade. Visit the Crystal Spa & Salon for an indulgent treatment, or play a hand or two at the Dedicated Bridge Lounge.
Every Day’s a School Day
You can even learn something new at the Computer University@Sea®, a high-tech learning venue, or The Studio, a state-of-the-art, dedicated education space. There is also a varied schedule of daily classes, from yoga to golf, painting to knitting, plus a series of insightful talks from notable experts and wine tasting sessions. Youngsters will be kept entertained for hours at the Fantasia and Waves play areas.
Night-time on board Serenity and Symphony simply pulses with music, dancing and laughter. Some of the finest entertainment in the world can be found on a Crystal cruise; indeed, the hugely popular productions My Life, The Music of Billy Joel and Rocket Man, are both exclusive to the liner. For late nights, Serenity has its own nightclub, Pulse, or you can dance the night away in the Avenue Saloon, Palm Court, Starlite and Stardust. The Connoisseur Club is the venue for you if you’re in the mood for a cognac and a cigar. Alternatively, have a chilled-out evening at the spacious, Dolby® surround-sound Hollywood Theatre which has an excellent selection of recently-released movies.
Bespoke On-shore Excursions
Crystal Cruises understands that each traveller is different and so offers a programme of tailor-made trips for your time on-shore. These bespoke visits include itineraries, admissions, meals, transport and more. Previous excursions have included a private mass in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and a visit to a king penguin colony in Tierra del Fuego.
A Different Approach
You can also choose to become a Crystal ‘Voluntourist’, in which you invest your time in the future well-being of your destination. This might be spending time at a home for the elderly in Dubrovnik, or restoring native plant habitats on the beaches of Oahu. There are more than 2,000 Crystal Adventures shore excursions to choose from, created with all activity levels in mind.
The Crystal Society Offers a Host of Benefits
Guests of Symphony or Serenity automatically become members of the Crystal Society. Your loyalty is rewarded with extra benefits with each cruise you take. Incentives include shipboard spending credits, accommodation upgrades, dining privileges and even complimentary cruises.
When you choose a voyage with Crystal Cruises, you’re sure to enjoy one of the finest holiday experiences you’ve ever had – one which will certainly leave you wanting more.