HomeAbroadCrystal Cruises: Luxury On The High Seas Sponsored feature Crystal Cruises has earned more ‘World’s Best’ accolades than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history, offering stunning menus from top chefs, a wide range of activities and pampering, and designer shopping, plus access to the most fascinating corners of the globe. Our two mid-size ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, carry just 1,000 passengers, although they have the capacity to carry double that number. This means that each and every guest has ample space to relax and enjoy their all-inclusive cruise – which includes not only fine wines, premium spirits, Champagne and beers throughout the ship, but also speciality dining in the most exquisite restaurants. Pre-paid gratuities for all sta is yet another bonus, as is Butler service in our Penthouses. Something For Everyone Choice is our buzz word. Your days can literally be as filled as you want them to be – everything from wine tasting seminars, hands-on cooking classes with celebrity guest chefs, or bridge classes with ACBL instructors, to Crystal Visions Enrichment lectures featuring world-renowned politicians, sports personalities, and Hollywood royalty – to name just a few. But we don’t just stop at enriching your mind. Pamper your body, too, with our exotic Elemis Spa Therapy menu at The Crystal Spa. Or how about a complimentary tness class including pilates and yoga, held in the state-of-the art fitness centre, some expert instruction from Crystal Cruises’ own certified PGA golf pros, or simply enjoying a game on the full- size paddle tennis courts? Each evening, award-winning entertainment includes Broadway- style shows; recently-released films screened in the surround-sound Hollywood Theatre, accompanied by freshly popped popcorn; close-up magic from members of the Magic Castle; and the opportunity of a flutter in the Resorts World at Sea Casino. First-Class Dining The culinary experience with Crystal is exceptional; authentic yet inventive, creative yet classic. From the extraordinary cuisine of celebrity chefs to the highly inventive menus created by our own acclaimed culinary team, on-board dining promises to surprise and delight even the most discerning foodie’s palate. Sample up to eight evening dining options, such as speciality restaurants Silk Road and the Sushi Bar – featuring the exciting cuisine of world-renowned restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa. Enjoy classic dishes from Nobu-trained chefs including yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño at The Sushi Bar, or, at Silk Road, Matsuhisa’s own signature dessert; a bento box filled with chocolate soufflé cake with shiso sesame ice-cream. If you fancy somewhere with more of a Mediterranean influence, opt for Prego. Featuring the many delicious flavours of northern Italy, you’ll be able to sample favourites such as linguine with lobster and courgettes, or melt-in-the-mouth Prego lamb. For more informal eating, there’s Tastes, which offers a casual, globally-inspired menu that includes an eclectic variety of family-style dishes – such as California-style street tacos. Explore The Globe And the choices don’t end when you step ashore – our ships cruise every ocean and visit every continent. More overnights in port allow for further exploration, especially in the embarkation and debark destinations where you don’t usually get to see anything other than the airport. Crystal’s curated collection of more than 2,000 Crystal Adventures® shore excursions provides you with privileged access to the world’s most fascinating destinations; both popular and undiscovered. You can be as independent as you like too, with port maps and a complimentary shuttle on offer in most ports. Add to this some 57 different itineraries which visit numerous ports throughout the world, and it’s obvious why Crystal guests choose to return to travel with us again and again. And, over the next three years, Crystal Cruises will continue to establish new cruising experiences in Ocean, River & Yachting. The World’s Best is now even better. For more details, destinations and sailing dates, click here.