30 years of extraordinary.
One guest at a time.

We are honored and humbled to be named the best in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards during our 30th Anniversary year. Crystal Cruises was named #1 in the "Best Medium-Ship” category and Crystal River Cruises won Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best River Cruise Line this year, is one of the best river cruise lines. The 2020 awards mark our 27th year of earning Condé Nast Traveler’s top acclaim.

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“Yes” to requests you haven’t even asked.

A favorite cocktail. Ready and waiting. A pillow fluffed just so. 24-hour butler service. Crystal crew members are carefully selected, many serving for years, and they delight in anticipating your needs. “No” is a word that’s seldom heard.

It’s a great deal of kindness you get bathed in. The hospitality is just effortless.
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Joan M.

Crystal Guest



Michelin-inspired cuisine that surprises and delights.

Savor world-class flavors ranging from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurant, Umi Uma, to the Venetian-inspired Prego. Enjoy casual daytime dining at Marketplace, an open inviting space that each evening transforms into an authentic Brazilian steakhouse, Churrascaria. Savor Waterside’s exquisite fare and vegetarian dishes and for a delightful respite before or after meals, save  time for afternoon tea at Palm Court and cigars and cognac at the Connoisseur Club.

His request — a winter truffle served with new simplicity. We secreted the black gold within a humble baked potato. He asked if he might embrace me.
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Alfred Napotnik

Chef de Cuisine, Prego

Where does your love of food take you?
Farm to Table Michelin Gastronomy Exotic Adventures


Luxury spaces that refresh you.

Relax in award-winning contemporary design that soothes as well as inspires. Lavish suites and penthouses aboard Crystal ships feature generous private verandahs, as do most staterooms. The feng shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa and state-of-the-art fitness centers revitalize. Luxurious touches for you include: 24-hour room service, optional in-suite massage, binoculars, and a mohair blanket for nippy nights.

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What makes you feel most pampered?
Feng Shui-inspired Spa Private Verandah In-Suite Pampering



Award-winning entertainment and a variety of choices. 

From Broadway stars and renowned guest lecturers to live music and comedy shows, world-class entertainment and enrichment are available to you at every turn. Spread before you: first-run movies at The Hollywood Theatre, shopping arcade, library, casino, yoga, golf-driving ranges, full-sized paddle tennis. Boredom is the only option you’ll not find offered.

What is the perfect entertainment match for you?
The Big Stage Sports & Shorts Local Delights

Our Ships

A fleet surpassing all expectations.

Heads turn when the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line heads out to sea. With nearly twice the space per guest than ships of similar scale, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony offer six-star service and up to 11 delicious dining options. Then there’s the exquisite Crystal River fleet — soaring glass walls and panoramic windows frame the enchanting cities of the Danube and the Rhine. Or boldly go to remote destinations aboard Crystal Endeavor, the world’s most spacious and luxurious adventure craft, German-built to polar class specifications for the ultimate Arctic adventure or tropical discovery.

What memories will you create next?
OCEAN ADVENTURES Rivers of Legend Polar Exploration


Destinations & Experiences

Destinations that take you from the iconic to the exotic.

Every compass heading points you toward one-of-a-kind discoveries… from grand ocean voyages traversing the globe and river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle to expeditions in far-away lands. From fabled to fantastic, each journey combines destinations both renowned and undiscovered.

We saw the volcano erupting. The captain wanted to get us as close as safely possible. You could actually feel the heat.
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Ray & Joanne S.

Off the Hawaiian Islands, Crystal Symphony

Which destinations complement your sense of adventure?
Historic Europe Expedition Arabian Nights

Destination Discoveries

Shoreside explorations far beyond the expected.

From active and adventurous to sublime and enriching, more than 2,400 Crystal Destination Discoveries invite you to tailor your shoreside explorations to very personalized interests. Consider a voluntourism experience or a wine-making sojourn. Trek rainforests and mountains or laze on golden sand beaches. Soar over glaciers in a helicopter or go behind the scenes in a museum. The choices are all yours.  

Overland Discoveries

Journey Inland: Into The Heart of Far-Away Lands.

A Crystal experience is made even more exciting with optional mid-cruise Overland Discoveries that take you from the ship and straight into the very heart of iconic destinations. Available on select Crystal cruises, each Overland Discovery is curated with transformative experiences at legendary sites. As always, luxury accommodations and details arranged by Crystal’s expert team take the journey from enriching to extraordinary.

Always Included

Unmatched attention to your needs. Always.

The luxurious spaciousness of each Crystal ship is enhanced by an exceptional 1:1.7 staff-to-guest ratio, a combination that is only enhanced by Crystal’s unrivalled all-inclusive amenities: unlimited wines and spirits, free Wi-Fi, butler service for every suite and twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turn-down, 24-hour room service, pre-paid gratuities and concierge services staffed by graduates of Austria’s prestigious “Les Clefs d’Or.”

A pomegranate martini. It was the only thing I missed at sea. Then one mysteriously appears at my table – every night. They crushed one pomegranate seed at a time to make it for me.
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Dave & Betty B.

Crystal Guests

27 Years of Continued Excellence

At Crystal, it is our passion to bring you life-enhancing experiences through the wonder of travel. Across the world's great oceans, along the grand rivers of Europe and into iconic yachting harbors and remote destinations by expedition, we are dedicated to creating the best vacation for each guest. Come travel with us to discover why the Crystal Experience has received more World's Best and Readers' Choice awards than any other cruise line in history... and make award-winning memories of your own.