Another Cruise Line Bans Indoor Smoking

Effective with the first cruises in 2014, Crystal Cruises will eliminate smoking in all indoor areas, except for its Connoisseur Club smoking lounge.  Outside smoking will be allowed in a limited number of designated spaces. The revised policy begins with 2014 voyages of Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, respectively, and eliminates smoking in all staterooms […]

Abracadabra! Magic Castle Appears on Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises has pulled the ultimate rabbit out of a hat with a new, industry-first program entitled “Magic Castle at Sea.”  Thanks to an exclusive arrangement magically orchestrated by Master Magician Rich Bloch, magicians from Hollywood’s renowned private magicians’ club, the Magic Castle, will come aboard to entertain and mystify guests of all ages.  Starting […]

Cruise Line Scores 17th Win As Best In Class

Crystal Cruises has once again won the World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line category in the annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey,  for the 17th time.   The ultra-luxury vacation company is the only cruise line, hotel, or resort to win its category every year since the awards began. “While we have delighted […]

Crystal Cruises offers “Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course”

In an industry first, Crystal Cruises has teamed up with the esteemed University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts – alma mater of Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, and George Lucas, among many other film and media-makers – to present “Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course” through the line’s exclusive Creative Learning Institute.  Just […]

Crystal Cruises highlights brand new South America itinerary

First-time visits to the Chilean Fjords and Puerto Chacabuco, plus nearly 100 Crystal Adventures ashore highlight Crystal Serenity’s brand new itinerary around the tip of South America next winter.  Sailing from Lima to Buenos Aires for the first time February 2, 2013, the Crystal World Cruise segment takes guests on an immersive, 24-day journey to […]

Luxury Cruise Line Has Unique Offer For First-Timers

Crystal Cruises is known for their luxury cruise vacations, quality service and choice destinations earning more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history. Now, Crystal is inviting those who have not experienced the Crystal version of a cruise vacation to come along on their choice of 12 new, short […]

Luxury Cruise Line (And Passengers) Give Back

Call it Volunteer Travel, Volunteer Vacations, Vacanteerism or Voluntourism, it means travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause.  Its a topic that has been about as popular as “minimizing our carbon footprint” or  “making a positive environmental impact.”  Some travelers get into it, some don’t.    For one cruise line though, its a whole lot […]

Luxury cruise line honors soldiers around the world

Crystal Cruises is honoring heroes past and present with on-board get-togethers for veterans and loved ones of all nations on every luxury cruise.  Activities planned for the upcoming American Memorial Day weekend promise to be extra special, with a unique Crystal Adventure to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy, and each ship remembering those who […]

Lux Cruise Line Has Fab Spa, Officially

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Spa and Salon aboard Crystal Serenity has been voted the best of any medium-sized cruise ship by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.  Normally, this is not something we wait up late at night to find out in a “Who won best actor?” sort of way but this distinction is significant. Serenity […]

Crystal adds “Experiences of Discovery” theme cruises for 2013

Adrenaline junkies; shutterbugs; film, theater and jazz buffs; foodies; political opinionators; whole body lifestylists; amateur gardeners; lifelong learners; golfers; ballroom dancers; and other zealous hobbyists need only look to Crystal Cruises for luxury vacations that indulge their passions next year.  Fourteen “Experiences of Discovery®” themes are being offered on 28 Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony […]