New Crystal on Broadway Voyages Take Center Stage in 2020

  MIAMI, September 30, 2019 – Building on the tremendous feedback and enthusiasm from its guests, Crystal Cruises is announcing 20 new “Crystal on Broadway” theme cruises to its 2020 voyage roster. On 10 worldwide sailings each, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will welcome to their stages Broadway stars, and on some occasions, choreographers, directors, costume designers and other talented artists and professionals from Broadway. The programming is presented through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning producer …

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Crystal Symphony Redesign Wins Prestigious Award for Hospitality Experience and Design

  MIAMI, June 26, 2019 – The dramatic new look that resulted from Crystal Symphony’s most extensive dry dock ever in fall of 2017 has earned the acclaim of some of the top design experts in the world. In the 2019 AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design), the luxury ship won in the annual awards’ Transport category in the Americas division, citing details from her makeover created by London-based AD Associates. Design features like blackened steel, …

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Crystal Announces Partnership with ORCA, a Leading Marine Conservation Organization

  MIAMI March 4, 2019 – Today, Crystal announced a new partnership with ORCA, a leading conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans). ORCA is placing wildlife experts on board Crystal Symphony to train Crystal’s bridge crew in the protocol for collecting scientific data about the animals’ behavior as well as best conservation practices. While onboard for the training, ORCA’s Cruise Conservationists will also lead Crystal guests through Q&A …

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Best cruising experiences require pre-trip plan-From $100 lunch in Italy to advice from a Headhunter in Borneo

Travelers booking a cruise typically spend lots of time deciding on a ship, cabin and itinerary, but often wait until boarding day to consider what they will do in various ports along the voyage. Yet planning ahead for port stops may yield one of the highlights of your cruise. Here are some of my favorite cruise moments during 2015. Most were off the ship, involved eating, and were the result of significant planning using the Internet. Nearly …

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Volunteerism Excursions With Crystal Cruises: “You Care, We Care”

I think that some of the very best ideas the cruise lines ever come up with are the various programs they implement to assist in disaster-stricken or economically disadvantaged areas.  While I love to read about a fantastic new itinerary or a noteworthy upgrade, nothing impacts me more than to see where these company’s hearts truly lie. I blogged earlier about MSC’s partnership with UNICEF to help out in Brazil, (this is a wonderful program, if you …

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Cruising Southeast Asia, encountering a headhunter, chilling laws in Brunei, a bogus bump at the Equator

One advantage of cruising to ports of distinctly foreign cultures is the opportunity to stretch your comfort zone, the level at which you function with ease and familiarity. The result is that you can experience both worlds — soft adventures of exploration off the ship during the day, then basic vacation necessities, such as a fine meal and a comfy bed, back onboard for the evening. All of the above came into play during a recent cruise …

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Crystal Cruises Unveils Four Revolutionary World Cruises in 2018

For the first time in Crystal Cruises’ history, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will each embark on World Cruises in 2018 – offering travelers four separate global itineraries aboard the award-winning ships. The concurrent world cruise routes for 2018 begin in January, with both ships simultaneously arriving in Sydney on February 17. This rare meeting allows the exciting opportunity to combine the itineraries of the two ships, as guests can switch vessels for a new odyssey. Ranging …

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Crystal Symphony emerges from dry dock with new innovations and plush finishes

Award-winning Crystal Symphony has emerged from a two-week, $20 million-plus dry dock redesign with lushly reimagined spaces, indoors and out. Luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises unveiled the ship’s new look on September 27, as guests embarked on an eight-day Hamburg-Lisbon voyage, greeted by contemporary and elegant new designs in the Crystal Plaza and adjacent Crystal Cove Bar area – the ship’s main activity “hubs”. Luxury travelers on board will also experience a new outdoor “Fitness Garden” spanning …

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Crystal invites travelers to sleep in-without missing the adventure

The need to choose between catching up on much needed sleep and embarking on a great adventure while on vacation is no more.  This fall, in an industry first, Crystal Cruises will debut new Crystal Adventures planned especially for late-risers, offering the same enriching experiences in the world’s most stunning and significant destinations, beginning later in the day.  With the line’s acclaimed excursions typically departing the ship within 30-60 minutes of docking or tendering – as early …

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Crystal Cruises launches custom celebration services around the world-Ultra-Luxury, international party planning assistance is industry first for ship and shore

An elegant wedding in the hills of Tuscany.  A birthday blowout on a beach in Bali.  A retirement roast at one of Cape Town’s top wineries.  A renewal of vows “on top of the world” at sea.  With Crystal Cruises’ new Crystal Celebrations soiree service, almost anything is possible just about anywhere Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sail.  Already known for an uber-personalized approach to unforgettable travel experiences, Crystal has teamed with premier global event company Imagine …

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