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DIVE INTO RELAXATION WITH EXCLUSIVE BAHAMAS RESORT STAYS

Optional Pre- & Post-Cruise options invite Crystal guests to indulge in Island time

Seasoned cruise travelers know that a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay provides the perfect way to lean into pure relaxation, with added time to unwind and explore at your leisure. This summer The Bahamas offers Crystal guests idyllic settings to put your toes in the sand and set your watch to island time.

In Nassau and Bimini – round-trip embarkation options for Crystal Serenity’s upcoming Luxury Bahamas Escapes – guests have the option to embrace the tropical bliss and diversions of island life with pre- and post-cruises stays at exclusive …

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SAIL-AWAY SONG CONTEST INVITES CRYSTAL SOCIETY MEMBERS TO PICK A SPECIAL SONG FOR CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR

Crystal Extends a Beloved Sail-Away Tradition Aboard New Luxury Expedition Yacht

Imagine a sleek, yacht-like cruise ship departing as the sun sets, guests on the open deck with champagne in hand while the melodies of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World float out across the water. It is the perfect musical backdrop for a sublime moment of emotion and anticipation as travelers toast new adventures to come.

What began as a lovely added touch in 1990, when Crystal Harmony first left San Francisco harbor on its maiden voyage, has become a longstanding tradition beloved by the award-winning line’s loyal guests.

Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World has become a …

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THE 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SITES – AND MOMENTS – AWAITING IN ICELAND

Látrabjarg Cliffs Iceland

Photographers both expert and novice will find themselves busy clicking and snapping away while exploring Iceland. We’re sharing our top 10 most Instagrammable sites and sights awaiting you in Iceland, but this list is only the beginning. Prepare to fill your feed with some of your most incredible journeys to date aboard Crystal’s first expedition voyages…

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HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR RUM RUNNER COCKTAIL?

Rum Runner Cocktail

The rum runner cocktail is named for the speakeasy smugglers of the Prohibition era, in homage to the pivotal role they played in the extremely big business of forbidden booze. The name is apropos, given the drink was first created in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, which was one of the main touch points of rum running operations and the epitome of the tropical vibe the fresh fruit and juice bring to the palate…

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CAMERAS READY? THESE ARE THE 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS ON THE NEW ‘LUXURY BAHAMAS ESCAPES’

Bahamas Pink Sand Beach

For many, sharing the moments and sights from our most spectacular adventures is part of the joy of travel. And social media is one of the best ways to bring friends, family and followers along with you on the journey, an immediate kind of “wish you were here” postcard. If there ever was a region that lends itself to photo ops that are sure to tempt fellow travelers, it’s The Bahamas…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: COCONUT CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Chef Jon Ashton Coconut Cake

Springtime has Officially Arrived in the Kitchen

Layer upon layer of creamy, white chocolate frosting are just the beginning of the sweetness coming to your kitchen this week as Chef Jon Ashton shares his recipe for a truly indulgent coconut cake. It’s reminiscent of springtime sailings and Easter holidays aboard Crystal ships, as well as the signature flavors of luxury island escapes (perhaps, to The Bahamas?). Fresh and light, yet somehow also rich and decadent, this cake is everything your springtime sweet tooth is craving.

As we usher in the season of full bloom, it’s time to refresh our dessert menus and start …

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NEW CRYSTAL RIVER DISCOVERIES IN 2022: VINEYARD HARVESTS, SUMMER ESCAPES & AN EPIC CELEBRATION OF NATURE

Crystal Mozart

From the floor-to-ceiling windows and open decks of Crystal River ships, you notice the riverside scenery along the Danube, Rhine, Moselle and Main rolls and changes. It shifts from quaint medieval towns with half-timbered buildings to vineyard-covered hillsides and then again to glittering cities of power and influence. Always changing, yet reliably stunning. Shift your gaze to what’s in store for Crystal River Cruises in 2022 and you’ll find some things have changed in beautifully captivating ways…

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CORK: FIRST, FOREMOST, FASCINATING

Cork, Ireland

Set on the mouth of the River Lee, Cork is the picture-perfect image of the Emerald Isle. It’s quintessentially quaint with an edge of prominence that betrays its significance that inspires many Irish to consider Cork the “real capital of Ireland.” And while it’s not the official capital, it is indeed a seat of importance borne of pioneering innovations and people that have paved the city’s history…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: GUINNESS BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH BACON & POTATOES

Guinness Braised Short Ribs

It’s said that when cooking with wine, you should always use a vintage that you would also want to drink. This goes for beer, too, making this week’s featured specialty a likely favorite of Guinness lovers. The signature beer of the Emerald Isle lends deeply roasted, earthy flavor, while its natural tannins and alpha acids help tenderize meats, like the braised short ribs on the menu with Chef Jon Ashton this week…

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WHEN IN BRESCIA, IT’S THE PIRLO COCKTAIL YOU WANT

Pirlo Cocktail

There’s a big difference between Italy’s northern, inland region of Brescia and the flowing lagoons of Venice. Beyond the geographical obvious traits, one very important distinction is the cocktail of choice in each of the two cities. Many people are familiar with the Venetian Spritz, fewer know the complementary version from Brescia, the Pirlo…

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PICTURE-PERFECT POSITANO

Positano, Amalfi Coast

Think pink. All shades – buildings of peach, blush and terracotta, wisteria of bright magenta and every hue in between cast across the sky at sunset over the Mediterranean. Life is colorful in Positano in every way. Nothing is subdued. The limoncello and gelato are sweeter and there’s always room for one more of both. Time spent at the beach or on a sailboat circling the harbor is just that much more blissful…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: RAGÙ ALLA BOLOGNESE

For our featured version of Ragu alla Bolognese, we’re turning to our favorite professional, as Chef Jon Ashton shares his personal recipe here. You’ll notice that one pound each of all three ground meats are on your shopping list this week, as well as a host of fresh veggies, herbs, wine, cream and broth (yes, Chef Jon uses all three)…

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WHICH CARIBBEAN BEACH WILL CAPTURE YOUR HEART?

Caribbean Beach

Everything is better at the beach. The sun is sunnier, seafood is fresher, cocktails are adorned with umbrellas that seem unnecessary given the vibrant blue skies. Even when the sun departs for the day, it leaves a trail of every color on the wheel in its wake. We tend to breath more deeply and take life more slowly at the beach, which is good for body and soul…

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE GALAXY PRESENTS AN ELEGANT SUPPER CLUB EXPERIENCE

Crystal Serenity Stardust Supper Club

We’re throwing it back with this week’s Crystal@Home programming with a special presentation of Crystal’s Stardust Supper Club on tonight’s Friday Nights at the Galaxy. Back to a time when Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald commanded intimate audiences of elegant clubs, crooning classic tunes as guests toasted glasses and dined on elaborate feasts…

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