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The Gift of Ease

Lounging in Crystal bed

By Don George

While this may be yawn-worthy old news to Crystal veterans, for me as a new member of the Crystal community, one of the mind-boggling riches – well, the prime mind-boggling richness, really — of my first cruise on Crystal Serenity was just how deliciously easy it all was.

As with many wonderful things in life, once you become used to this richness, you forget just how extraordinary it is; you start to take it for granted. And so, just to state it plainly and clearly before I started to take it for granted myself, I wrote these…

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In Crystal Adventures

Michelin, Military, Monuments and More: European Adventures Get Even More Exclusive

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Want more insider access to Europe’s Michelin-starred restaurants, military pageantry, historic monuments and world-class museums? We deliver this summer with six additional “Boutique Adventures”—extremely limited availability shore-side excursions that delve deeply into the local cultures and destinations in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Sweden. Guests now have 15 “Boutique Adventures,” which are not offered by any other

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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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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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