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Crystal Cruises

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.  

Fellow passengers 

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

  • Africa The wonder of Kenya’s wildlife, Egypt’s treasured monuments and South Africa’s picturesque coasts. The Dark Continent is explored with illuminating insight.
  • Alaska The majestic wilderness of the last frontier sparkles with awe-inspiring wonder.
  • Antarctica 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.
  • Asia 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.
  • Caribbean 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.
  • Mediterranean The glory of Greece. The fashion of France. The passion of Italy. The Mediterranean tugs at the heartstrings of every world traveler.
  • Northern Europe 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
  • World Cruise 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.

Our Ships

First of Crystal River's "Rhine Class" vessels, Crystal Mahler defines luxury river cruising in a way that's radically different. Crystal Cruises’ river ship cabins all have balconies and butlers.Savor exceptional cuisine, extraordinary service and enriching discovery ashore aboard this all-suite, butler-serviced ship. River cruising’s largest standard accommodations feature expansive Panoramic Balcony-windows framing Europe’s stunning scenery.


Crystal Bach was launched on June 18, 2017. The Bach ship has top-luxury suites (ranging from 20-71 m2 / 220-760 ft2), 3 lounges and bars, 4 restaurants, 1 panoramic / glass elevator, gym and spa facilities. Unique features are the glass-domed atrium area and the indoor infinity pool (re4sistance swimming pool). The ship’s show lounge, Palm Court, has a stage for live performances, grand piano performances, singalongs. The lounge features a dance floor for themed dancing parties. The Palm Court Lounge features a glass-dome cover, floor-ceiling window walls, live plants for decoration, comfortable seating, full-service bar. The 24-hour open coffee-tea corner, The Pantry, offers complimentary fruit basket, pastries, cookies, sparkling water.


Elegant all-suite ship featuring river cruising’s largest standard accommodations. Enjoy award-winning service, farm-to-table cuisine and enriching discovery bridging ship and shore. Exploring the grand waterways of Europe with cultured experiences ashore.


With an enviable reputation for excellence, the stylish and contemporary Crystal Symphony is your home away from home. The hallmarks of Crystal – legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices – have earned Crystal Symphony international recognition as one of the top ships in the world. The Crystal Symphony has two swimming pools, a cinema as well as the Crystal Spa. Head over to the Crystal Learning Institute, where you can enjoy foreign language classes, piano lessons, and much more! The ship has an outdoor putting green. Dining on a Crystal Cruise is an intimate and enjoyable experience with so many options that you won't know what to eat first!


Christened in July 2003 by Dame Julie Andrews and celebrated by all, the world’s most luxurious ship embarked on its maiden voyage 4 days after its christening. The Crystal Serenity has two swimming pools - one, located outdoors, is perfect for sunbathing and swimming laps, while the other has a retractable roof! The ship boasts a cinema, the Hollywood Theatre, which has Dolby Digital sound, as well as the Crystal Spa as an alternate way to relax. Indulge yourself with aromatherapy, have a massage, or enjoy any of the other rejuvenating treatments at this amazing spa. Head over to the Crystal Learning Institute, where you can enjoy foreign language classes, piano lessons, and much more! There's an outdoor putting green, too!