Crystal's Evolution of Luxury
Emerging from their longest-ever makeovers, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will feature more innovative dining options with expanded specialty venues and open-seating, more state-of-the-art technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi, and spacious new suites and penthouses. Replacing existing staterooms, the newly added accommodations will reduce guest capacity to further increase the ships’ already generous service and space ratios to be among the loftiest in luxury travel.
Expansive and gorgeous, brand new butler-serviced suites and penthouses will be constructed aboard both ships. Replacing existing staterooms, the newly added accommodations will effectively reduce guest capacity, thereby increasing the ships’ service and space ratios to rank with the highest in the industry.
Aboard Crystal Symphony, Seabreeze Deck 9 will welcome two new suite categories — Seabreeze Penthouse Suites (SP) and Seabreeze Penthouses (SH) — each offering the same square footage as the ship’s current penthouse categories, but with cutting-edge enhancements that herald of things to come: large, luxury showers with body jets instead of bathtubs, and a unique entryway connecting two Seabreeze Penthouses to create a seamless accommodation for families and friends.
Aboard Crystal Serenity, on Deck 10, several staterooms will be converted to the ship’s spacious Penthouse (PH) and Penthouse Suite (PS) categories. With the conversion of standard staterooms to penthouses, guest capacity will be reduced aboard both ships: from 922 to 848 guests on Crystal Symphony, and on Crystal Serenity from 1,070 to 980 guests.
From its award-winning fare of Michelin-level envy to hosting Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurants, the Evolution of Crystal Luxury promises more dining experiences to tempt the most discriminating palates, with the added luxury of menu enhancements at Prego; family style, Chinese-inspired al fresco dining at Silk Kitchen & Bar; and open seating, too.
New venues aboard both ships will include Marketplace, a gorgeous social space for dining and conversation by day, turned Brazilian steakhouse — Churrascaria — by night; a contemporary new specialty Asian restaurant called Silk Kitchen & Bar; and a rebranded main dining room named Waterside, perfectly set to usher in “dine as you desire” open seating. Now, more than ever, you’ll savor even more choices with Crystal.
From free unlimited Wi-Fi/Internet Access to a dedicated guest Internet portal and an industry-first showing of premiere and Oscar-nominated movies, Crystal is evolving the personal travel experience to even greater realms with a number of exciting high-tech features.
State-of-the-art new technology includes SpeedNet accelerators aboard both ships that will increase satellite speed, allowing for free, unlimited Wi-Fi available across all devices — laptops, tablets and smartphones. The elevated digital experience also debuts Crystal Connect™, an exclusive Internet portal and digital app featuring the ships’ daily newsletter and Newspapers Direct (international news services), and more.
New interactive televisions in every stateroom and suite will offer current movies and popular TV series (new streaming video allows for viewing on personal mobile devices throughout the ship, too). The new TVs allow guests to watch a pre-recorded destination lecture, or enjoy a selection of videos representing Crystal’s various travel experiences.
The stages of Crystal Symphony will also have a glamourous new look, as Crystal raises the curtain on a brand-new production show: “Crystal In Motion.” The remarkable Crystal Ensemble will showcase their immense talents during this welcome-aboard show, while Broadway producer Kevin McCollum brings the glitz of the Great White Way aboard with “Crystal on Broadway.” New design and technology elements in Starlite Club, Galaxy Lounge and Palm Court also enhance the chic ambiance of Afternoon Tea and evenings spent dancing check to cheek.
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