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.
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.
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.
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.