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Experience grand luxury and exotic ports with Crystal Cruises. Crystal was named the "Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" for the past six years by Conde Nast Traveler! On board, sumptuous meals are complemented by the most extensive wine cellar at sea. Other highlights include stunning accommodations, golf lessons with PGA pros, and special Wine and Food Festival cruises. These deluxe ships are elegantly outfitted with teak decks, rich wood trim, and polished brass. They provide a level of luxury rarely found on large vessels. In the show lounges, passengers enjoy Broadway-style productions set to the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Cabaret singers belt out tunes and the Galaxy Orchestra plays everything from swing to popular hits. In the spectacular Caesar's Palace at Sea casino, you'll find slot machines, baccarat, roulette, and gaming tables.

Crystal Cruises luxurious ships will take guests to numerous destinations around the world. Alaska, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Hawaii, the South Pacific, the Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, Europe, and the Panama Canal are some of the many destinations that Crystal Cruises sail to.

Accommodations

Penthouse Suites
Guests will enjoy the ultimate in luxury in one of Crystal Cruises Penthouse Suites. Each penthouse features a dining area, large private verandah, complimentary wine plus a choice of liquor from a set menu upon embarkation, complimentary soft drinks, beer, and bottled water, personal butler service, CD and DVD player, large flat-screen TV, cordless phone, data port for laptop computer hook-up, guest bathroom, large bedroom, king size or two twin beds, Jacuzzi with ocean view, separate shower, bidet, walk in closet and refrigerator.

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
For those looking for private place on board to enjoy view and the ocean breeze will love the Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah. Each Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah has queen size or two twin beds, seating area, complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in the room, remote control TV, DVD player, full bathtub/shower combination, refrigerator, and security safe.

Oceanview Stateroom
Breath taking scenery passes by as the ship sails from port to port. There is no better place to take in that scenery than an Oceanview Stateroom. Each one of these staterooms feature a large picture window, queen-size or two twin beds, seating area, complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in the room, remote control TV, DVD player, full bathtub/shower combination, refrigerator, and security safe.

Inside Stateroom
Luxury and great value is possible. For guests who have value in mind will find an Inside Stateroom aboard Crystal Cruises irresistible. These staterooms feature all the amenities needed for a memorable vacation. These include queen-size bed or two twin beds, seating area, remote color TV, DVD player, full bathtub/shower combination, complementary soft drinks and bottled water in room, refrigerator and security safe.


Onboard Activities and Amenities

Health and Fitness
Cruising is all about lifestyle: fine wining and dining, visiting exotic destinations and enjoying extravagant production shows. But today's guest is also interested in balancing the rich life of a cruise with health and fitness. From the wrap-around, all-outdoor teak Promenade Deck - one of the most popular features on all Crystal ships, to a Spa with one of the world's best views, every Crystal cruise offers a variety of options for keeping fit and well.

The full-service Crystal Salon offers a relaxing experience with sweeping ocean views. Trained spa professionals provide a range of treatments, including:

# Haircuts, hairstyling, coloring
# Facials, skin analysis
# Manicures, pedicures
# Barber services for men

The Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa offers a wide range of treatments and Swedish massage, as well as aerobics, stretching and other exercise classes, an extensive line of professional exercise/workout equipment and a professional personal trainer. Sauna and steam rooms are located in the Spa, as are the massage therapy rooms.

For those looking for more physical activity, there is an enclosed full paddle tennis court, a near quarter mile around the Promenade Deck for walking, jogging, or running, an indoor and an outdoor pool for water-aerobics or just to swim laps in.

Golf
On most cruises, a qualified PGA golf pro is on board to offer classes and clinics. There are driving range nets and a putting green, with a supply of practice clubs and balls. Crystal offers Callaway golf clubs on board; complete sets of Callaway clubs are also available for rental to use in ports where guests may wish to play.

Creative Learning Institute
The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute brings out the best in guests by bringing them the best instruction available at sea. The Institute expands upon Crystal's commitment to enrich mind, body and spirit by extending new opportunities for personal growth. The Institute offers expert instruction and lectures in arts and entertainment, business and computer technology training, lifestyle, wellness, and wine & food.

Entertainment
Dazzling production shows are conceived and produced by Crystal Cruises own creative in-house production staff. These shows are a highlight of every cruise. After dinner, guests can stroll to the Galaxy Lounge to witness the talented Crystal Ensemble of Singers and Dancers in such spectacular original productions as Fascinatin' Rhythm, Million Dollar Musicals, COLE!, Excalibur and many more!

The Galaxy Lounge is the venue for Crystal Cruises award-winning production shows and a host of other evening performances. The showroom was custom-designed to offer perfect views from each of its seats, and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

Crystal Cruises also features at least four variety performers from around the world on every cruise. These may include a classical musician, a Broadway vocalist, a pop singer, comedian, juggler, ventriloquist, instrumentalist or other respected performing artist.

Bars & Lounges
One stroll about the public areas on any Crystal cruise and you will discover entertainment at practically every turn. There's a headline show every evening in the Galaxy Lounge. There is frequently music in the Crystal Cove and a pianist performs nightly in the Avenue Saloon. A string ensemble entertains in the Palm Court during Afternoon Tea. Entertainment may also be found at various times in other venues including the Crystal Dining Room, the Starlite Club, the Stardust Club, the Club 2100, on the Lido Deck, and more.

Caesars Palace at Sea
Crystal Cruises exclusively features Caesars Palace at Sea casino, run by the world-famous Las Vegas gaming operation. Each spacious facility houses blackjack tables, as well as mini-baccarat, craps, roulette, and more than 85 slot machines. The expert casino staff is employed by Caesars Palace.

Shopping
Those guests who have visited the boutiques of Paris, New York and Milan will not be disappointed strolling Crystal Cruises' Avenue of the Stars, a 3,000 square-foot shopping area with shops offering a wide variety of merchandise carefully selected for discerning guests. Here they can shop for an exciting selection of jewelry, collectables, crystal, best-selling fragrances, formal wear, as well as Crystal Cruises signature apparel. For guests who may have forgotten to pack something from home, sundries are available for sale on board.

Dining

Daytime Dining
For dining throughout the day, Crystal offers a variety of delectable choices. Lido Caf features a casual ambiance with breathtaking ocean views, and the buffet-style indoor/outdoor caf offers Early-and Late-Riser Breakfast, as well as late-morning bouillon service and luncheon buffets. Daytime snacks, a lunchtime hamburger/hot dog grill, sandwiches, specialty burgers and a full bar are available at the Trident Bar & Grill. For those with a sweet tooth, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbets, and freshly baked cookies are available at the ice cream bar.

Evening Dining
Crystal Harmony, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity each feature an exceptional variety of dining options including their main Crystal Dining Room, two specialty restaurants and Room Service available 24 hours.

The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal Cruises is justifiably famous is offered in the elegant Crystal Dining Room, located in the heart of the ship just off the Crystal Plaza. The Crystal Dining Room is beautifully appointed, with sweeping ocean views by day and a magnificent ambiance at night. The gracious European-trained waiters and internationally acclaimed chefs provide regionally inspired dishes and classic continental cuisine. The Crystal Dining Room offers the flexibility of two seatings to facilitate guests dining preferences, and gives the convenience of open seating at breakfast and lunch.

Casual poolside dining is offered on many evenings. Served from the Trident Grill (Tastes on Crystal Serenity), dinners on these relaxed, no-reservations evenings under the stars are a unique Crystal Cruises dining option.

There are also alternative specialty dinner restaurants offer exciting variety at no additional cost. The choices range from Japanese, contemporary Asian, and authentic regional Italian cuisine.

Cruising with Family

Crystal Cruises' commitment to excellence and quality of experience does not end with grown-up cruisers. Kids have a variety of great activities to choose from on every Crystal cruise! Crystal Cruises offers a children's playroom and babysitting services on all cruises. During holiday cruises and selected sailings, additional children's activities are offered under the supervision of experienced Junior Activities Directors.

Activities are determined by age and the number of children on board. On those sailings with Junior Activities Directors, a detailed schedule of events is created at the beginning of each cruise. Once on board, you'll receive Surf Runner, or Teen Scene, the teenagers guide to special activities, our daily newsletter for kids with details for the following day's schedule and other pertinent information.

Fantasia, the children's playroom, offers tables and chairs for arts and crafts, popular Sony PlayStation game titles, a large screen television set and board games. Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity also feature a teenager's video arcade, Waves. The Library offers children's books and children's videos or DVDs for enjoyment in staterooms.

When its time to eat kids may choose from a special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and other culinary staff can prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more. Baby food, high chairs and booster seats are available.

 

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