In Gallivanting the Globe

2015-early 2016 Worldwide Cruise Atlas Is Here!

2015-early 2016 Crystal Cruises' Atlas Love to plan way ahead? Don’t miss our comprehensive Worldwide Cruise Atlas for all of 2015 and early 2016, just released! Detailing 72 luxury cruises visiting all seven continents aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the 175-page brochure is artfully designed to commemorate our 25th Anniversary next year and filled with cruise planning tools, from info about onboard programming to exquisitely-appointed accommodations. Other features include an enhanced “Destination Insider’s Guide,” conveniently listing ports of call (235 of them) by country (75 total) and more local

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In Crystal Adventures

Enter the Game of Thrones

Castle-Ward-320 Love the Game of Thrones? Our new Thrones-focused Crystal Adventure takes guests to iconic production locations near Belfast, Northern Ireland, where they can step into mythical medieval life, shooting arrows, taking photographs with show costumes, and learning how real, centuries-old castles and towers were transformed into sets for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

From Belfast, guests will travel to the shores of Strangford Lough, location of 18th century Castle Ward and estate, which includes Forest Park and Audley’s Castle. The 820-acre landscape and medieval buildings have served as pivotal

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In Crystal Cruises®

Lovely Lido Moment

Crystal Serenity's Lido Cafe

By Don George

I was fortunate to be on Crystal Serenity’s recent Lisbon-Barcelona cruise when the ship debuted its $17 million redesign. That redesign’s stunning transformations included the Crystal Penthouses, Prego restaurant, Palm Court dance floor, and most of the Lido Deck, including the Trident Grill and Scoops ice cream bar, Tastes restaurant and bar, and the Lido Café.

For me, the Lido Café became a favored symbol of the redesign’s success. Utilizing food islands

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In Onboard Pursuits

Setting Sail

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

By Don George

Welcome to Crystal Cruises’ new blog!

The goal of this blog is to capture and celebrate the Crystal experience and the Crystal spirit. In the months to come you’ll find here a robust mix of content, from news about the ships and the cruise line, to observations, reflections, and photographs from the cruises themselves, to interviews with passengers, cruise personnel, and upcoming speakers and entertainers, to behind-the-scenes peeks at the meticulous — and sometimes downright mind-boggling — planning and execution that go into creating the Crystal magic.

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