About the Fleet
Voted World's Best for 20 consecutive years, Crystal Cruises small fleet offers numerous first-at-sea experiences and facilities alongside ultra-luxury accommodation and luxurious interiors. Striving to create a new standard in ultra-luxury travel and world exploration, Crystal balance onboard enrichment with shoreside adventure, offering voyages focused on discovery. With over 1,000 excursions on offer, the fleet of two ultra-luxury ships - the highest rated in the world - offer exceptional service, space, quality and choice.
With some of the largest cabins, suites and penthouses at sea, Crystal Cruises also offer spacious public areas alongside traditional bars and speciality restaurants. Their outstanding enrichment programmes range from Computer University@Sea - teaching basic computer skills as well as advanced photo finishing and website design classes to celebrity chef lead classes and demonstrations.
Children and teens aged 3-17 are well catered for, with Fantasia kids club and Waves teen activities designed just for them. From Playstation to cooking classes, scavenger hunts to poolside games; there are even daily newsletters to let the younger members of the family know what activities are running and where.
Balancing family-friendly and traditional entertainment, luxury is at the forefront of each Crystal Cruise. Ideal for families, couples and singles who enjoy ultimate luxury every step of the way.
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Enrichment Programmes - Crystal offers a wide range of enrichment programmes in association with their Creative Learning Institute Partners, with leading names in language, music, wellness and wine working with them to create original, varied and unique programmes. Complimentary, progressive courses in association with Berlitz, Yamaha, Cleveland Clinic, Tai chi Cultural Centre and the Society of Wine Educators are also on offer throughout many Crystal Cruises.
Computer University@Sea - An industry first. Launched in 1997, it offers contemporary enrichment programmes, more computer stations per guest than any other ship, 24-hour internet access and dedicated teams to instruct on topics ranging from basic computer skills to advanced digital photo finishing and website design.
Crystal Vision Enrichment Programme – Showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated names in topics including art, history, journalism, television, stage, screen, US and foreign diplomacy, as well as food and wine.
Wine & Food Festival at Sea – With celebrity chefs such as Suzanne Goin, Danny Meyer, Marcas Samuelsson, Sam Choy and Andre Soltner accompanied by leading wine experts, these popular themed cruises run throughout the year.
Experiences of Discovery Voyages – First launched in 2009, Crystal offers a series of themed cruises, each focused on a special interest with onboard and shoreside complimentary activities. Popular focuses include photography, ancient civilisations, chance & fortune, mind, body & spirit, jazz, gold, film & theatre, cabaret at sea, big band and ballroom dance.
The Sushi Bar– Offering a menu designed and staff trained by Japanese ‘super-chef’ Nobu Matsuhisha, with fresh fish flown in regularly throughout most cruises.