For the past 25 years, Crystal Cruises has been a byword in luxury cruising. The 'Crystal Difference' means that the on board lifestyle is not just better than any other cruise line; it beats luxury hotels ashore as well. You don't have to take our word for it because this cruise company's passion for taking care of guests has earned it more 'World's Best' awards than any other cruise line, resort or hotel in history.
The company's two ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are the largest in the ultra-luxury stakes, but this is a virtue, as personal attention matches what you would find on a boutique ship - with the added bonus of lavish facilities of show lounge, comprehensive spa and plenty of dining options.
What we particularly like is the on board experience of warmth, luxury and efficiency where everything is taken care of by the crew who seem to second guess your requirements. There are numerous outstanding facets that set this renowned cruise line apart such as innovative cuisine as well as the only 'Nobu' restaurants at sea; not to mention an all-inclusive concept which includes complimentary fine wines and premium spirits as well as gratuities.
Crystal Cruises has announced spectacular expansion plans, adding a 62-passenger megayacht, Crystal Esprit, to its fleet in 2015, as well as branching out into high-end river cruising in 2017. Three new ocean-going ships are being constructed, with a mix of luxury private residences and balcony suites on board, and in 2017, the company will launch 'air cruising' with Crystal Luxury Air, a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner equipped with just 60 business class seats.