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Crystal Cruises

About Crystal Cruises

The high-end luxury line has carved out a niche that offers the amenities and activities associated with larger vessels, as well as top-notch dining and service that are part of an upscale experience.

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Crystal Endeavor
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

19 Night
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Wildlife Exp...Details

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Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

15 Night
Glorious Sea VoyageDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Nov 3, 2021
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Crystal Endeavor
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

15 Night
Holiday Expedition: Falkland Islands & AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 23, 2022
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Crystal Endeavor
Crystal Endeavor (Image: Crystal Cruises)

12 Night
Expedition: Chilean Fjords & GlaciersDetails

Leaving:Puerto Montt
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 31, 2022
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12 Night
Peru & Chile: Andean Coast AdventureDetails

Leaving:Lima
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 19, 2022
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11 Night
Andalusia, Morocco & The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Apr 12, 2023
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19 Night
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Ex...Details

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 18, 2023
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14 Night
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Almeria
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jun 8, 2022
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11 Night
Antarctic Expedition: In Search Of The EmperorDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Nov 12, 2022
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17 Night
Japan's Cultural & Coastal DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 3, 2023
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14 Night
Beyond The Antarctic CircleDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Feb 17, 2023
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12 Night
Scottish Isles, Faroes & Icelandic Wildlife Exped...Details

Leaving:Almeria
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jun 9, 2023
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28 Night
Northeast PassageDetails

Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Aug 2, 2023
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9 Night
Expedition Yachting: Caribbean MystiqueDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 25, 2021
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10 Night
Expedition IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Aug 7, 2022
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14 Night
Holiday Expedition: Great Barrier Reef To Tasmani...Details

Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 23, 2023
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16 Night
Expedition To Bali, The Raja Ampat & QueenslandDetails

Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 7, 2023
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16 Night
Autumn In Japan: Gardens & EmpiresDetails

Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Oct 20, 2023
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22 Night
Antarctica & The Ross Sea ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Hobart
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 6, 2024
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22 Night
Antarctica & The Ross Sea ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Dunedin
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 28, 2024
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15 Night
Antarctic Holiday ExpeditionDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 21, 2021
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9 Night
Gaudi & The Grand PrixDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
May 24, 2022
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7 Night
Escape To EspanaDetails

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Sep 19, 2022
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12 Night
Captivating CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Jan 5, 2022
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15 Night
Dazzling Dubai & Taj MahalDetails

Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Dec 23, 2022
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Who goes on Crystal cruise ships?

Its signature longer, more exotic cruises attract an affluent 55-plus crowd, though shorter sailings can skew slightly younger. North American passengers are in the majority, but Crystal takes pains to cater to an international mix of passengers, including a strong Asian contingent -- the ships will provide kimonos as well as bathrobes in accommodations.

You'll also find families on Crystal ships, especially in the summer, as the line has dedicated facilities and comprehensive programming for cruisers ages 3 to 17.

Do I have to dress up on a Crystal cruise?

Yes. Clothing onboard Crystal's ships is dressy, particularly on formal nights. Even on other nights, passengers tend to wear cocktail attire (women) and suits (men). During the day, elegant casual is the rule, and you won't see swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups/robes, baseball hats or denim cutoff shorts in the dining venues. After 6 p.m. shorts and baseball caps are not permitted anywhere for men or women.

On Black Tie Optional nights, held on cruises longer than seven days, men generally wear a dark suit with tie or a tuxedo; for women, it means a formal cocktail dress, evening gown or dressy evening separates. On the evening of the company's themed party, Crystal White Extravaganza, suggested dress is -- you guessed it -- white.

Is everything free on Crystal cruises?

Almost everything is included in the base for a Crystal cruise, including gratuities, unlimited internet, sodas, fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffees, as well as room service. Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is free for one reservation per passenger (must be booked pre-cruise); repeat reservations carry a $30 per person fee unless you are sailing in Penthouse category accommodations.

There are complimentary Crystal Adventures shore excursions on the yacht expedition sailings, but you'll have to pay extra for all other excursions, spa and beauty treatments, laundry and dry cleaning.

What are Crystal’s most popular activities?

Among the most popular activities onboard a Crystal ship are those that involve education of some sort, whether it be how to design a webpage, learning about food and wine, or listening to a guest lecturer talk about history, music or film. At the same time, Crystal's passengers faithfully flock to cruise traditions, such elegant afternoon tea, paddle tennis sessions, nights in the casino and activities like bingo and napkin folding.

Its inventive and diverse shore excursions tend to empty the ships in port. In addition to the more conventional shore excursions, the company pioneered programs providing its affluent passengers with service and donation opportunities to give back to the destinations they visit, and the complimentary You Care, We Care excursions typically fill up very quickly.

Why go with Crystal?

  • Choice of oceangoing cruise ships, intimate yacht or expedition vessel
  • Outstanding dining with plenty of choice on all ships
  • One of the best passenger-to-staff, passenger-to-space ratios

Best for: Luxury-loving couples seeking a variety of enriching sea day activities, varied gourmet dining and lounge-style entertainment

Not for: Luxe cruisers expecting huge entry-level cabins, rowdy partiers

Crystal Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

First Time Luxury and Crystal Cruiser During a Pandemic

We have been back home a week, from our cruise to Bermuda on Crystal Symphony. We are experienced cruisers but first time on Crystal and on a luxury cruise. We often cruise out of Boston, no flying, and couldn’t... Read More
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JCMass.

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

1st Time Crystal Cruiser and 1st Time Luxury Cruiser

NOTE: My spelling and grammar are horrible. I am told that on Social Media all the time. Please look past that in this review. I attempted to go above and beyond with my story. I hope you enjoy it and it helps... Read More
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Sthrngary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Expensive Cruise to almost nowhere

We chose this Crystal cruise because we have cruised with them twice before and think they are one of the best. The cruise seemed like a safe bet because when we booked it in early summer, they were leaving from... Read More
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clueless at cruising

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

An Amazing Cruise On Crystal Endeavor

OVERVIEW We sailed the third voyage of Endeavor which was a 10 day R/T Reykjavik, Iceland voyage commencing on August 6, 2021. Our overall experience was outstanding both on and off the ship. The ship and... Read More
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Keith1010

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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