Crystal have been innovating cruising since it's debut in 1990. With bold itineraries, luxuriously appointed ships and the highest standards of personalised service at sea they're a popular choice for your next cruising holiday. It's ships the Symphony and Serenity are award winning with over $140 million spent in redesigns and new technology.
Crystal is currently undergoing a massive expansion that entails the addition of the most spacious ocean liners ever built, as well as river ships, a yacht and aeroplane! The river ships will be ready for the 2017 season.
Crystal Cruises from Australia and NZ depart from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Itineraries include a Sydney to Bali cruise up the Queensland coastline stopping in ports such as Brisbane, Hamilton Island and Darwin before arriving in Bali. A Coral Sea Cruise from Sydney onboard the luxurious Crystal Symphony travels to Hamilton Island then onwards through Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
Another itinerary cruises out of New Zealand from Auckland to Melbourne via Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Sydney.
Other Crystal itineraries around the world include cruises in Europe, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia, Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal and all the most popular cruising destinations. Look out for the All Inclusive cruises which have complimentary drinks (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic). These are great deals and allow you to spend more money on other things on your trip of a lifetime. Sign up to our newsletter for last minute sales and cheap deals.
Entertainment & Dining
Crystal consistently ranks Number One in industry polls when it comes to onboard Entertainment. Large scale productions unite West End and Broadway, or decend on the lounge for some cabaret. Show what you've got for a Karaoke set, or hit the dance club for hip hop and disco. An "All Inclusive" fare will have you sipping premium wines and spirits on the house.
Feeling lucky? The "Resorts World At Sea Casino" should satisfy with an abundance of gaming tables, and poker machines.
Rub shoulders with Celebrity Entertainers, Sports Stars, Journalists, and Diplomats, who will inform and entertain you in classes, shows and speaking events.
Children are entertained at "Fantasia" with arts and craft, Playstation games, TV's, boardgames and a video arcade at Waves.
The Library stocks over 2000 books and 1000 DVD movie titles and board games.
Pools and Jacuzzi's are available for excercise and relaxation. The fitness room runs classes for Pilates, Yoga and Spinning along with fully equipped Gym. Take a dancing lesson, or have a hit of tennis. The choice is yours.
Choose from a range of options whether that's dinner on your own private verandah, or the intimate Vintage Room. Celebrity chefs and Crystals own culinary team have created the perfect cuisine to complement your cruising holiday. The Crystal Dining Room allows a variety of dinner time choices including a standard 6:15pm start, a later 8:30pm option or simply dine by reservation between 6:15pm and 9:15pm.
Specialty restaurants onboard allow a variety of culinary experiences including Prego (Italian) and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar (Japanese).
Best Cruise Line
Reader’s Choice Award
Best Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity (1st) Crystal Symphony (2nd)
Reader’s Choice Award
Best Luxury Cruise Line
U.S. News & World Report