For the 21st year in a row, Crystal Cruise Line has been the recipient of the Conde Nest Traveler Reader’s Choice Award for all cruise lines with medium-size ships. With ships traversing the globe, passengers can visit ocean and river ports in a level of luxury and comfort found only on Crystal. With a fleet of newly remodeled ships accommodating less than 1000 guests, travelers can look forward to the latest in luxury as well as cultural experiences that just are not offered by the larger ships.
Some of the most notable changes in accommodations can be found in spacious penthouse and penthouse suite cabins on the ocean liners Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. The design and décor are completely new and refreshed while the tradition of six-star butler service is still a standard benefit to guests in these opulent retreats.
In addition to the luxurious cabins, both the Serenity and the Symphony are known for their one of a kind epicurean experiences. Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s award-winning fare is only offered on these two ships. All other diners must seek this extraordinary dining extravaganza on land. Umi Uma offers Japanese- Peruvian cuisine while guests at Prego will enjoy a feast of Northern Italian cuisine. In addition, Crystal is adding the Silk Kitchen which offers Chinese delicacies including dim sum and Churrascaria which is a true Brazilian steakhouse. Guests on either of these ships will find that the dining experience is completely on par with the exceptional level of service and luxury that is found in every aspect of a Crystal cruise experience.
When guests are not relaxing or dining, there are many exciting and enriching activities offered. The Crystal on Broadway feature is a series of performances, lectures, and question and answer discussions with top theatrical artists from Broadway and beyond. Passengers not only witness an amazing performance but then are also privy to a much more personal experience when meeting and discussing art and culture with those who are in the top of these fields.
For a cruise experience that is over the top of even the most seasoned traveler’s expectations, the Crystal Line is the only choice. Twenty-one years of awards from travelers speaks volumes about the quality of the Crystal Line and the continued enjoyment that passengers find when on their ships. Visit http://www.crystalcruises.com/ to learn more about the itineraries and opportunities for 2019.