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Crystal Symphony (Photo: Crystal Cruises)

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
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

28 Night
Northeast PassageDetails

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Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Aug 2, 2023
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Crystal Serenity
Crystal Serenity

14 Night
Pearls Of The South PacificDetails

Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Feb 3, 2024
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Crystal Endeavor
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

11 Night
Andalusia, Morocco & The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Apr 12, 2023
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Crystal Serenity
Crystal Serenity

105 Night
105 Nights Celebrated Cultures & Treasured TemplesDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 5, 2024
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89 Night
Celebrated Cultures & Treasured TemplesDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 21, 2024
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16 Night
Expedition To Bali, The Raja Ampat & QueenslandDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 7, 2023
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11 Night
Old World Joie De VivreDetails

Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Sep 8, 2022
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7 Night
From Bernini To GaudiDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
May 20, 2023
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7 Night
New England TreasuresDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Sep 2, 2022
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7 Night
Pearls Of ArabiaDetails

Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 16, 2022
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71 Night
Grand Journey: EuropeDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jul 31, 2022
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17 Night
Japan's Cultural & Coastal DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 3, 2023
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8 Night
Southeast Asian CacheDetails

Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 30, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean VistasDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
May 10, 2022
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11 Night
Trans-atlantic IndulgenceDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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7 Night
Venetian VistasDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 10, 2022
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12 Night
Imperial Palaces & Viking TraditionsDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jul 6, 2023
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9 Night
Greek Isles & Adriatic IconsDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
May 10, 2023
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19 Night
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Ex...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 18, 2023
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12 Night
Peru & Chile: Andean Coast AdventureDetails

Leaving:Lima
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 19, 2022
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14 Night
Holiday Expedition: Great Barrier Reef To Tasmani...Details

Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 23, 2023
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10 Night
Tropical New Year's CelebrationDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 29, 2021
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10 Night
Caribbean CachetDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 12, 2021
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17 Night
Grand Journey: Caribbean CollectionDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 5, 2021
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8 Night
Autumn In The NortheastDetails

Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 5, 2022
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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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5 star

We had such a great time I am taking my 4 grown up kids back on the crystal symphony in Jan.My sister and brother in law tried to cancel their silversea trip in Jan and transfer to Crystal but unfortunately their cancellation date was to punitive.Read More
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docpetey

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

First Time Luxury and Crystal Cruiser During a Pandemic

When we arrived at the Falcon Pier in Boston there were very few people, only 220 people going on the cruise, on a ship that usually has around 900 passengers.We are so glad we decided to take this cruise, we hope Crystal will come back to Boston to embark on another cruise soon.Read More
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JCMass.

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Endeavor Cruise 34 days from Reykjavik to Lisbon

Our trip was enjoyable but lacked much of what Crystal promoted about this new expedition ship.Despite my displeasure I have some confidence that Crystal will turn the Endeavor around and offer a great experience.Read More
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SkinnyBill

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

1st Time Crystal Cruiser and 1st Time Luxury Cruiser

Crystal was also one of the first to announce a Luxury Cruise post-covid out of the Bahamas.Why I Choose Crystal Cruises: I wanted to take our first Luxury and use it as a "Luxury Cruise Test Drive".Read More
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Sthrngary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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