Midsize Ships – Luxury Cruising
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Crystal Cruises is unlike other all-luxury cruise lines, because they deliver an intimate, upscale experience on midsize cruise ships, large enough to provide many spacious public rooms and dining venues, plus an extensive repertoire of onboard classes, lectures and workshops.
The extraordinary luxury yacht Crystal Esprit fosters the same welcoming feeling of home that guests relish on the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Yet with an exclusive yachting atmosphere for just 62 highly discerning guests.
Adding to the great value of a Crystal cruise, the line is all-inclusive, bundling drinks (wines and spirits) in the fares, plus soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees and tips.
Crystal Cruises’ two large ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, carrying 922 and 1,070 guests, globetrot around the world with most guests from their 50s on up. The cruise line spends a significant time in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, and New England and Canada, as well as the Far East, the South Pacific and South America.
Food, and the lavish table settings and smart service that come along with it, is a highlight of a Crystal cruise. Each ship has an elegant formal dining room with two seatings as well as chic alternative restaurants. There’s also a poolside grill serving everything from salmon burgers to tuna melts, plus an indoor café with a delectable spread of pastries, cheese and cold cuts. Enjoy the daily elaborate high tea service and the luncheon buffets that are legendary in cruise circles.
Crystal Cruises’ impressive roster of activities is another high point. A typical Crystal cruise has several accomplished lecturers, from authors to politicians, scientists and other luminaries, as well as complimentary computer training classes, Berlitz language classes and more. Sign up for art classes, or for wellness programs organized by the Cleveland Clinic and the Tai Chi Cultural Center.
For more physical pursuits, large oceanview gyms are stocked with the latest equipment and offer complimentary classes like spinning, yoga and pilates. There are also golf-driving nets, a putting green, paddle-tennis courts, shuffleboard and walks along the 360-degree Promenade Decks.
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For more than a decade, readers of upscale travel magazines have given top honors to Crystal Cruises. The distinction is well-deserved for Crystal, which succeeds in its goal to provide guests with the finest luxury services available.