Crystal Cruises

Since its creation in 1988, Crystal Cruises - owned by the world’s largest freighter and transportation logistics company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) - has strived to create a new standard in ultra-luxury travel and world exploration. Styled with the latest advances of modernity, Crystal offers a balance of onboard enrichment and shoreside adventure with voyages focused on discovery – showcasing must-see, popular destinations and hidden gems. With over 1,000 excursions on offer, the fleet of ultra-luxury vessels – the highest rated in the world – offer exceptional service, space, quality and choice.

Voted World’s Best 19 years running, the small fleet offers numerous first-at-sea facilities and experiences, with ultra-luxury accommodation; from some of the largest cabins, suites and penthouses at sea to spacious public areas. Intimate lounges, traditional bars, speciality restaurants and outstanding personal enrichment programmes are offered across the fleet. Crystal offers ultra-luxury cruising at its finest.

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Crystal offers a wide range of enrichment programmes in association with their Creative Learning Institute Partners, with leading names in language, music, wellness and wine working with them to create original, varied and unique programmes.

Enrichment Classes

Complimentary, progressive courses in association with Berlitz, Yamaha, Cleveland Clinic, Tai chi Cultural Centre and the Society of Wine Educators are also on offer throughout many Crystal Cruises. Available through The Studio. 

Computer University@Sea
An industry first. Launched in 1997, it offers contemporary enrichment programmes, more computer stations per guest than any other ship, 24-hour internet access and dedicated teams to instruct on topics ranging from basic computer skills to advanced digital photo finishing and website design.

Crystal Vision Enrichment Programme
Showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated names in topics including art, history, journalism, television, stage, screen, US and foreign diplomacy, as well as food and wine.

Wine & Food Festival at Sea
With celebrity chefs such as Suzanne Goin, Danny Meyer, Marcas Samuelsson, Sam Choy and Andre Soltner accompanied by leading wine experts, these popular themed cruises run throughout the year.

Experiences of Discovery Voyages
First launched in 2009, Crystal offers a series of themed cruises, each focused on a special interest with onboard and shoreside complimentary activities. Popular focuses include photography, ancient civilisations, chance & fortune, mind, body & spirit, jazz, gold, film & theatre, cabaret at sea, big band and ballroom dance.

633 Cruises · 8 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Africa
  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Atlantic Islands
  • Australasia
  • Black Sea/Med
  • Caribbean
  • Danube
  • Dutch Waterways
  • East US/Canada
  • Far East
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • Moselle
  • N Europe
  • Pacific
  • Panama Canal
  • Rhine
  • Rhine/Danube
  • S America
  • Transatlantic
  • West US/Mexico
  • World-wide

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Reasons to Book

Top reasons to book a Crystal Cruise

1 - YOUR PERSONAL CRUISE CONCIERGE A single and highly qualified point-of-contact will help guide you every step of the way, from the moment you reach out until the day on which your Crystal voyage concludes (and beyond).

2 - THEIR EXPERTISE Crystal are 100% focused on their cruises; your concierge's firsthand experience and comprehensive product knowledge ensures you'll find the Crystal ship and the itinerary that best suits your needs.

3 - THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ON YOUR BEHALF Whether you're looking to secure reservations in your ship's speciality restaurant(s) and spa, or interested in arranging private transportation in a particular port of call, they are here to help.

4 - TWO AWARD-WINNING SHIPS & AN UNSURPASSED SELECTION OF SAILINGS Crystal's extraordinary vessels consistently earn top honours from customers and industry insiders alike. Climb aboard either and visit Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, and other popular destinations.

Members Club

Crystal Society From the very moment you step aboard one of Crystal Cruises award-winning ships, you become so much more than a guest - you become a privileged member of the Crystal Family at sea, the Crystal Society.

An exclusive club of past guests who share your passion for world discovery, Crystal Society membership begins upon completion of your first full-fare cruise aboard Crystal Symphony or Crystal Serenity.

Privileges entitle you to members-only savings and offers such as stateroom upgrades, onboard spending credits, complimentary cruises, special events and receptions, and dedicated Society voyages designed to reunite guests with newfound friends. The more you travel with Crystal, the more rewards you earn. It’s just their way of saying "thank you" for your loyalty. You automatically become a member of Crystal Society when you complete your first full-revenue Crystal cruise of 7 days or longer. There is no cost or age requirement and your membership is permanent.

Soon after you return home from your first cruise with them, you will receive a membership package that includes your Crystal Society membership card and number.

Crystal Society Membership Benefits:
Crystal Cruises is the only luxury line to offer Crystal Society Savings on every voyage in every category. Crystal Cruises is the only luxury line to offer exclusive As You Wish shipboard credits that can be used for almost everything available on their ships.

Other benefits include hosted cocktail parties on every voyage, exclusive preview Itinerary and Fare Announcements before available to general public, first free cruise now redeemed at Milestone 25 (vs. Milestone 30), the fastest free-cruise reward of all luxury lines. Milestone Rewards including As You Wish Shipboard Credits, Penthouse Upgrades, Special Recognition dinners and celebrations, Crystal Society Host or Hostess on every voyage, as well as E-mail messages including special offers.