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Crystal Symphony (Photo: Crystal River 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 Serenity
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Crystal Serenity

9 Night
Pacific Coast TreasuresDetails

286 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night
New England ImmersionDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

12 Night
Bound For SunshineDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Esprit
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Crystal Esprit

7 Night
Seychelles Yachting SerenadeDetails

25 Reviews
Leaving:Seychelles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

7 Night
From Singapore To Sri Lanka & BeyondDetails

Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

18 Night
Grand Journey: Holy Land, Egypt & The AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

27 Night
Grand Journey: Australia & Southeast AsiaDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

15 Night
Dazzling Dubai & Taj MahalDetails

Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

9 Night
Caribbean SplendorDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

14 Night
Grand Journey: Pearls Of The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Esprit

11 Night
Yachting Havens & KingdomsDetails

Leaving:Eilat
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

13 Night
Journey To The Holy LandsDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

9 Night
Red Sea ReverieDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

10 Night
Ancient Kingdoms & Moorish InfluencesDetails

Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

8 Night
Canada & New England EnchantmentDetails

Leaving:Quebec City
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Esprit

7 Night
The Cote D'azur & CorsicaDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night
New England TreasuresDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

10 Night
Panama & Tropical PlaygroundsDetails

Leaving:Puntarenas
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

9 Night
Glittering Island GemsDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

13 Night
Gulf Gems & Alluring MumbaiDetails

Leaving:Dubai
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

17 Night
Grand Arabian GulfDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

40 Night
Grand Journey: Passage To The Amazon & TropicsDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Symphony

17 Night
Grand Journey: Egypt & Israel To The UaeDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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12 Night
Black Sea & Adriatic DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Athens
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 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

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

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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