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Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises have been voted the ‘World’s Best’ by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. At sea and ashore, Crystal Cruises share your passion for discovery and have created itineraries that showcase the world and all its glory, from favourite must-see destinations to undiscovered gems of rare beauty. A careful balance of onboard enrichment and shoreside adventure is combined to create the most magnificent experiences, ones you are sure to treasure for a lifetime. Crystal Cruises offers the best part of small ship cruising, with the best part of large ship cruising!  Enjoy a small ship atmosphere with personal service and fine dining, along with the choices in entertainment and enrichment of a larger ship – without the crowds.  Being All-Inclusive onboard means no hassle, from gratuities to fine wines and premium spirits – it’s all included!

The four distinct pillars of excellence – Service, Space, Quality and Choice – are evident in every area of the Crystal experience, none more so than itineraries and the destinations Crystal Cruises offer. The corner stones of the Crystal brand come from their well-known fleet of luxurious vessels: the 922-guest Crystal Symphony and the 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity. Both ships have a World of entertainment and options onboard including broadway-style production shows and two piano bars to music for dancing, a movie theatre as well as a variety of activities during the day from first rate lecturers.

Earlier this year Crystal announced their plans for the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality. Over the next three years, Crystal Cruises will introduce new ships – effectively establishing three new classes of cruising Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (July 2016), Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises (late 2018) – as well as its own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Later this month, Crystal Esprit will embark on its maiden voyage as the first expansion of the Crystal Cruises fleet. The vessel is an extravagantly appointed yacht and has been extensively redesigned to reflect the stylish elegance for which Crystal is renowned. The 62-guest, 3,300-tonnage yacht will offer intimate, exclusive, and immersive experiences with a boutique ambiance. The all-suite yacht will feature posh, high-end finishes and modern technology, and is outfitted with some decidedly extreme features, like a two-passenger submarine, four 10-passenger zodiacs for special excursions and a 12-passenger Wider 32-foot super yacht tender for special boating adventures. Additionally, at their guests’ fingertips are water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing, scuba, and snorkel equipment.

The expansion plans for their luxury river yachts will maintain the celebrated Crystal Experience for savvy world travellers, featuring all-inclusive amenities, elegantly-appointed suites and six-star service for which the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line is renowned. Crystal River Cruises’ itineraries will offer a fresh take on traditional river cruising, focusing on longer and overnight stays and daytime cruising, in addition to sailing less-travelled routes to avoid congestion of other vessels in port. The newly acquired and redesigned Crystal Mozart will sail in July 2016 and the four newly built vessels, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel will embark in June and August 2017 will all sailings open to book now!

Innovation and evolution are cornerstones of any successful business. Aboard Crystal Cruises, these words ring true in every aspect of your luxury holiday with us – from unparalleled choices for enrichment to flexible dining options, sailing with Crystal Cruises is a truly unforgettable experience.

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