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CRYSTAL GUEST INSIDER: INSIGHTS FROM 100 WORLDWIDE VOYAGES…AND COUNTING

There is something special at the heart of every Crystal Experience: you. We are honored to have been part of some of your most precious memories and greatest journeys, whether you’ve sailed once or more than 100 times. Today, we’re sharing the personal perspective of two of our guests – Keith and Anne Marie Steiner, who recently celebrated their 100th Crystal voyage aboard Crystal Serenity. Across the many nautical miles they’ve covered with Crystal, they’ve gleaned many insights, they tell us they have many more discoveries to make…

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EXPERIENCES EVERY WORLD TRAVELER MUST HAVE IN ASIA

Thailand Floating Market

Check your travel bucket list. Does it include Asia? China, Japan, the tropical regions of Southeast Asia? If not, it’s time for an update, because these regions await with nearly infinite discoveries that simply cannot be fully appreciated until they are experienced. There are UNESCO Sites and historical structures galore, many of which are so iconic they’re instantly recognizable in photographs. These are, of course, must-see spots that will leave you in awe. But there are also wonders not capturable in any image. Things you must taste, hear, feel…

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 8: IN SEARCH OF VANILLA – AND LEMURS – IN MADAGASCAR

Its fragrance evokes cravings for rich, creamy, sweet indulgences, as the telltale black specs signify the diner is in for a real treat. In Episode 8 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” Jon and Crystal Serenity’s executive pastry chef Harold Neufang search the farms and forests of Madagascar’s first French settlement for the island’s signature Vanilla. Along the way, they find a few of the adorable treetop lemurs, a rhythmic cultural performance (briefly starring the two culinary experts) and an iteration of vanilla that neither expected…

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DESTINATION INSIDER: THE MEDITERRANEAN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT

Portofino, Italy

Our destination experts are back at it, cultivating daydream-worthy European escapes filled with masterpieces and treasures that top most travelers’ bucket lists. Iconic sites like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Parthenon, Acropolis and Pompeii – some of the most famous marvels in the world that are all recognizable at a glance, even if one has only ever seen photos of them. There are always new perspectives to be found on this indescribably fascinating region, with virtually every inch of seaside terrain and inland havens steeped in world-changing history…

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 7: AN EXCLUSIVE CELEBRATION OF NEW ZEALAND WINE

Chef Jon Ashton

With cellars boasting upwards of 10,000 bottles of the most acclaimed vintages from Bordeaux to Barbera and a team of sommeliers each certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Crystal Serenity is an ideal home base for any oenophile. In the latest episode of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” this home base explores the best of one of the greatest epicenters of crisp, fruit-forward white wines and other varietals: Auckland, New Zealand…

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