With her sleek silhouette and following a $15 million dollar re-design, the Crystal Symphony offers an inviting elegant environment for her 848 guests.
On board, guests will discover an array of dining options. The main dining room has sweeping ocean views by day and a magnificent ambiance at night, but you’ll also find casual poolside dining, a relaxed bistro restaurant, in-suite dining and room service available around the clock. In addition, the alternative speciality restaurants offer an exciting variety of dishes at no additional cost and feature menus specially created by world-famous chefs including Piero Selvaggio and Nobu Matsuhisa.
Suites are designed with comfort and privacy in mind, while onboard you’ll find more activities to keep you busy than most cruise ships could wish for – including an expanded swimming pool, paddle tennis court and a re-styled piano bar which retains the feel of a 19th century gentleman’s club with rich mahogany woods and luxe velvets.
Casino, Children’s Play Area, Show Lounges
Food and Drink
9 Bars, Bistro, Grill ,Ice Cream Bar, Lounge
Medical Centre, Photo Shop, Self Service Laundry, Shops
Golf Nets, Library, Nightclub, 2 Outdoor Swimming pools, Paddle Tennis
Beauty Salon, Spa, 2 Whirlpools
The main dining room, Waterside, is decorated with rich wood panelling, crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows. You can see certain classics, such as Caesar Salad, Chateabriand and Crepes Suzette prepared tableside and this restaurant also serves caviar, lobster and salmon. But Waterside never repeats a menu, not even on a three-and-a-half month voyage.
This casual venue has both indoor and outdoor seating and serves breakfast as well as simple selections such as omelettes, pancakes and fresh fish. The current Evolution of Crystal brings new, open-seating, culinary inspiration in the form of Churrascaria – the onboard Brazilian steakhouse.
Silk Kitchen and Bar
Surrounded by enchanting views of sea and shore, savour Chinese-inspired al fresco dining on deck, with open seating for breakfast and lunch, and reservations recommended for dinner.
Serving throughout the day, the European-inspired restaurant serves croissants and pastries in the morning and coffee and wine, dessert and cheese in the afternoon.
Every afternoon tea is served among the lush greenery and rattan furnishings to the accompaniment of classical music.
Guests can take advantage of in-stateroom dining 24 hours a day. During dinner hours all guests can order from the Crystal Dining Room, while Penthouse guests can choose from any restaurant.
This intimate restaurant features classic Italian dishes, serving signature dishes and wines.
Umi Uma & the Sushi Bar
Here guests dine on the eclectic cuisine made famous by Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa. The Sushi Bar offers a selection of his signature sushi and sashimi dishes, while Silk Road presents appetisers, soups, salads and desserts.
The Vintage Room
Offering the ultimate experience for wine enthusiasts, providing a tasting menu to complement rare vintages for dinners of four to 14 people.
There is a diverse range of entertainment options, aimed at the discerning theatre-goer, concert-lover and dance aficionado. Musical venues will host anything from nostalgic and classical to popular and contemporary, and there’s a whole host of other venues to enjoy as well.
The Galaxy Show Lounge put Broadway-style shows on, then there’s the Starlite Club, Palm Court, for dancing and classical music concerts, Avenue Saloon, to hear the tinkle of the ivories, Connoisseur Club, where you can enjoy a cigar, Crystal Casino, Hollywood Theatre, a library containing more than 3,000 books, Bridge Lounge and finally Fantasia and Waves for children
A collection of theme cruises set sail and offer a greater chance to learn new skills than the activities available year-round on all cruises.
Themes include the Crystal Wine and Food Festival, Crystal on Broadway, Big Band and Ballroom Dance, Jewish Heritage, Jazz Days and Cabaret Nights, Mind Body and Spirit. Comprehensive Creative Learning Institute and President’s Cruise. Holiday cruises set around Christmas or Thanksgiving for example are also available.
The Creative Learning Institute offers a number of courses for guests to immerse themselves in. There’s keyboard lessons, language classes, wellness seminars, sculpting, wine appreciation, sushi-making and art workshops to name just a few.
And when the ship is docked, there are a number of further adventures to be had on land, whether it’s an active activity – like flying a Mig fighter jet – or something cultural, there’s plenty to choose from.