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 […]

Luxury Cruise Line Focuses on Mind, Body & Spirit

One of the first cruises of the year for Crystal Cruises will be one of Mind, Body and Spirit focus. Crystal Symphony will sail from Melbourne to Brisbane on a 12-night sailing on January 5 with health and wellness experts on board. Guest experts joining include: Marshall Ulrich, world class runner and adventure racer Dr. Martin […]

Crystal Cruises Offers Jazz Themed Thanksgiving Sailing

More than a dozen jazz musicians will be aboard Crystal Cruises 922-guest Crystal Symphony’s Thanksgiving cruise this year. Thanks to Jazzdagen Tours, some of the genre’s leading artists from around the globe will headline at least four hours of jazz per day in the ship’s new, posh lounges and theatres.  The line-up, including bassist/vocalist Nicki […]

Crystal Cruises Dives into New England/Canada for 2012 Fall Season

Crystal Cruises’ fall voyages through America and Canada’s “East Coast” roots offer dozens of new boutique adventures ashore; new chic spaces on board; and a brand new, exotic Quebecois itinerary with three off-the-beaten-path maiden calls.  Beginning September 19 aboard Crystal Symphony – freshly redesigned during a $15 million extreme makeover – five seven- to 11-day […]

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 […]

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 […]