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The Grand Crystal cruises and when it all began

It was 1990 that saw the rise of the grand Crystal cruises. It comes as no surprise that this company has won many travel industry award because the service and quality of this cruise line is simply impeccable. It provides the highest level of service, accommodation, cuisine, and facilities. Every day or night spent on Crystal cruises will unfold the sheer magnitude of this company's opulence--be it the furnishings, the amenities, or any other factor. Going one step further, Crystal also has children's facilities with activities specifically designed for them.

Crystal cruise fleet has two kinds of ships--The Serenity and the Symphony. Crystal Serenity can accommodate a little over 1000 passengers while Crystal Symphony can carry more than 900 passengers. Despite being luxury cruise ships, these Crystal ships are larger than the average in the luxury cruise market. Another bespoke feature of these ships is that they have the highest passenger-to-space ratio thereby not cluttering up or constricting space. Crystal cruises also dedicate large spaces to entertainment venues, spa, dinning, deck spaces, and other amenities.

The ships in this fleet visit 185 different ports around the world. A look in their itinerary will reveal ports of call in Europe and the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal, North America, the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, South America, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. Based on the type of cruise, the cruise duration can vary from 6 days to over a hundred days, especially for Luxury World Cruise.

Life on the luxurious Crystal cruises

Whether sailing from the sunny Caribbean on the Puerto Vallarta to the sea of white on the Arctic glaciers; from the Greek isles to Scandinavia; from the picturesque village of St. Peter's Port to the sultry Polynesia breeze, Crystal cruises will give its guests the ultimate traveling pleasure while sailing to six of the seven continents.

The grand treatment of the Crystal guests or travelers is not restricted to the ship only. Even in ports of call, the passengers are given onshore accommodations in the best of hotels with access to several onshore activities.

Onboard activities

In order to elevate the experience of visiting interesting ports of call, the passengers of Crystal cruises are informed about the customs and history of the local population. The movie theaters show the latest movies, live musical acts like Jazz at the Avenue Saloon, name entertainment, and cigar smoking at the Connoisseur Club. Casino run by the Caesar's Palace staff is also another attraction onboard. And if poker is something you don't enjoy, bridge lessons are also provided to help you make the most of the casinos.

All the passengers are allowed to use the fitness center, Jacuzzis and swimming pools, putting greens, driving range, table tennis, and shuffle boards.

The cuisine

Crystal cruises like all luxury cruises give special attention to the cuisine. In the Crystal Dinning Room, French cuisines will delight your palate at breakfast, lunch, and dinner with options for low cholesterol and vegetarian meals. The other restaurants offer Italian, Asian, ands Prego cuisines at the Jade Garden on Crystal Symphony.

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