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Dec 03, 2014, 13:46 ET
Highclere Castle

"To Downton, M'Lady?" Crystal Guests Can Experience Hit Show's Royal World In Exclusive Post-Cruise Excursion

 As excitement builds around the fifth season of hit drama Downton Abbey, Crystal Cruises is offering its luxury cruise travelers the...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:30 ET
Sailing round-trip from Singapore starting December 21, the itinerary rings in the New Year with Crystal Symphony berthed at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.  The prime positioning allows for a comfortably luxurious "front row" view of the fireworks countdown celebration, specially-illuminated skyscrapers, musical pyrotechnics, and the Symphony of Lights.

Crystal Cruises Features Spectacular Holiday Sailings for 2014 & 2015

We're inviting our nicest guests — and even the naughty ones — to fulfill both their bucket lists and their holiday wish lists with...

Nov 18, 2014, 14:17 ET
My Life on Crystal Cruises, starring James Fox

Crystal Debuts Brand New Billy Joel Concert Production on Board, Welcomes Renowned Broadway & West End 'Piano Man' to Star

 In its latest spectacular stage feature, luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises will showcase the multi-platinum hits of Grammy Legend Award...

Nov 04, 2014, 19:24 ET

Sumo Wrestlers, Giant Pandas, Feng Shui are Highlights of Crystal Cruises' New Adventures in Asia in 2015

 Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Sumo wrestlers in Tokyo. Feng Shui in Hong Kong. These are some of the luxury cruise experiences available on several...

Oct 21, 2014, 15:16 ET
Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

Crystal Celebrates 21 Years As "Conde Nast Traveler" Readers' No. 1 Cruise Line

Crystal Cruises will embark on its 25th anniversary of ultra-lux cruising by celebrating a record 21 years as Conde Nast Traveler magazine Readers'...

Oct 01, 2014, 14:30 ET
2014 redesign of the Crystal Symphony Crystal Plaza (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Symphony Emerges From Dry Dock With New Innovations & Plush Finishes

Award-winning Crystal Symphony has emerged from a two-week, $20 million-plus dry dock redesign with lushly reimagined spaces, indoors and out....

Sep 17, 2014, 16:00 ET
Crystal Cruises will be celebrating 25 years of sailing in 2015 with multiple theme cruises bringing back former Crystal captains, as well as current top executives. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises' Top Brass Of Past And Present Headline 2015 Silver Anniversary Theme Cruises

 Luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises announces a celebratory twist for its Experiences of Discovery theme cruises for 2015, when the line will...

Aug 26, 2014, 15:50 ET
Boston's legendary USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" for victories during the War of 1812. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Invites Travelers To Sleep In - Without Missing The Adventure

 The need to choose between catching up on much needed sleep and embarking on a great adventure while on vacation is no more.  This fall,...

Aug 12, 2014, 12:58 ET
Crystal Symphony at sea (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises Is "Editors' Choice" In 2014 Bon Voyage Awards

 Crystal Cruises has done it again! The ultra-luxury cruise line has won three first-place awards from's Bon Voyage...

Aug 06, 2014, 14:20 ET
A selection of Technogym's ARTIS fitness equipment. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Fitness Garden to Bloom on Crystal Symphony with Fall Makeover

 Beginning fall 2014, Crystal Cruises' guests can train like world-class athletes with new fitness equipment that has been the official choice...

Jul 29, 2014, 12:45 ET
Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

New Crystal Boutique Adventures Offer Hidden Peek At Coveted East Coast Sites

A private tete-a-tete with Van Gogh's The Starry Night.  Sharks and champagne.  Giant and princess...scallops?  Smelling the roses...

Jul 22, 2014, 13:28 ET
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Desmond Tutu To Join Crystal Spring 2015 South Africa Voyage

 World-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring an especially intimate perspective of South Africa –...

Jul 17, 2014, 13:37 ET
Zodiac landing in the Arctic (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Historic First: Crystal Cruises To Sail Elusive Northwest Passage In 2016

The "World's Best" Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest...

Jul 07, 2014, 13:55 ET
Crystal Cruises' "World's Best" service staff. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Record 19th World's Best Award For Crystal Cruises

 For an unprecedented 19th consecutive year–and with its highest score ever–Travel + Leisure readers have voted Crystal Cruises the...

Jul 01, 2014, 16:11 ET
New York's Statue of Liberty (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

From Annapolis To Arlington: Crystal Voyage Salutes U.S. History With Visits To Iconic Sites

 Luxury travelers can plan for an immersive exploration of some of the most important sites in the nation's history during Crystal Cruises'...

Jun 24, 2014, 15:40 ET
Balinese rice terraces, courtesy of Paragon Pixels. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

New Beautiful Bali Cruises - And Bonus Savings - Scheduled For Crystal Cruises' Fall/Winter Voyages

 Four new Crystal cruises will feature Bali as a destination both on land and at sea in fall 2014 and early winter 2015.  Complementing...

Jun 17, 2014, 13:10 ET
Crystal Cruises offers five seven- to 10-day New England/Canada cruises in the autumn of 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Brand New Fall Crystal Adventures Ashore Showcase East Coast Heritage - Old & New

Past and present: Centuries-old shipwrecks and the 9/11 Memorial.  Carriage roads built by Rockefeller and the trendy streets of today's...

Jun 12, 2014, 14:24 ET
Crystal Symphony in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises To Feature Iconic Magical Events On Exotic 2014 And 2015 Holiday Voyages

Crystal Cruises is enticing travelers to fulfill both bucket lists and holiday wish lists in 2014 and 2015 with exotic cruises and savings....

Jun 10, 2014, 15:00 ET
Portree, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises Reveals 2016-Early 2017 Itineraries

 "World's Best" Crystal Cruises has unveiled its 2016 and early 2017 itineraries, besting several of its own industry-leading records: more...

Jun 05, 2014, 14:07 ET
Romanov family Faberge egg from the museum (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

New Crystal 'Boutique' Excursion Gives Exclusive Access To Faberge Eggs, Dostoevsky, And Royal Russian Life

Today's luxury travelers can step into Russia's luxury world of the imperial past with Crystal Cruises' latest Boutique Adventure – a shore...