Crystal Cruises was founded in 1990 and is owned by NYK Line of Japan and is based in Los Angeles. Crystal cruises has two ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Its strength is its big ships offering luxury on a larger scale. The cruise liner 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 a luxury experience. It offers a balance of onboard enrichment and shoreside adventure. Crystal Cruises is particularly known for signature features that include onboard sushi bars, huge wine cellars, paddle tennis, expansive Computer University @ Sea labs and one of the best enrichment programs in cruising. It has also upgraded its children’s facilities encouraging its guests to bring their families on board. In keeping with its focus on luxury, it has one of the industry's highest passenger-to-staff and passenger-to-space ratios. Its itineraries showcase the world, from favourite must-see destinations to undiscovered gems of rare beauty.
On the longer and more exotic cruises, Crystal gets an the older clientele (typically the 55-plus crowd). Travellers now also bring their children and grandchildren onboard Crystal's family friendly ships, and multi-generational groups are common. On their week long trips, the cruise line appeals to a more diverse group of passengers.
Crystal Cruises - Destinations
The wonder of Kenya’s wildlife, Egypt’s treasured monuments and South Africa’s picturesque coasts. The Dark Continent is explored with illuminating insight.
The majestic wilderness of the last frontier sparkles with awe-inspiring wonder.
Antarctica us one of the most pristine wilderness areas on earth. Icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Ten thousand foot peaks rising out of the sea. Glaciers. Long summer days that end with brilliant colors as dusk finally turns back into daylight. And, abundant wildlife.
From pagodas to palaces, the Far East is blessed with exquisite natural beauty, deep spiritual richness and compelling historical importance.
Australia & New Zealand
Kiwis and kangaroos. Coral reefs and rainforests. Relish the gracious hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty of welcoming lands "Down Under.”
Canada, New England & the North Pacific Coast
Mother Nature works her magic in Canada and New England, showcasing Fall’s vibrant colors against dramatic coastlines adorned with gilded mansions, historic lighthouses and world-class cities.
From the flash of Hollywood to the simplicity of Astoria, discover the awe-inspiring beauty of the Pacific Coast.
Escape to blissful tranquility, where gentle trade winds caress the senses and sandy white beaches are wrapped in turquoise waters.
Hawaii & the Pacific
he gem-like islands of Hawaii and the South Pacific, where translucent waters and serene natural beauty have long been the treasured muse of great artists.
The glory of Greece. The fashion of France. The passion of Italy. The Mediterranean tugs at the heartstrings of every world traveler.
Journey through fairy-tale lands of kings and czars, castles and palaces, where fabled cities effortlessly blend a regal heritage with modern design.
South America & the Panama Canal
From the wilds of Patagonia to cosmopolitan cities, South America is a vibrant land of passionate rhythms and extreme contrasts.
The Panama Canal connects two great oceans and is one of the world’s most sophisticated engineering marvels provides a thrilling transit
The luxury of choice and flexibility offered on destination-rich segment cruises or indulge in the grandest, most memorable adventure of all, a full world or grand cruise.