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Living large luxury

Crystal Cruises has consistently won the annual Travel & Leisure “World’s Best Cruise Ship Line” award since 1996! Obviously they have carved out a unique niche market and have mastered the service required to remain on top!

The only cruise line which not only offers an “all-inclusive” onboard experience but one which also offers its clientele all the benefits of a large ship experience.

Cruising in Crystal Style. The Crystal Serenity is the larger of the two ships in the Crystal fleet. At 68,000 tons and 1080 passengers she is far larger than the other luxury all inclusive lines which carry an average 450 passengers. This gives the Serenity a passenger to space ratio of 62/1. If you compare it to the luxury yacht Seabourn Legend at 10,000 tons and 208 passengers you get a less generous ratio of 48/1. More personal space is just one benefit to the larger ship. Due to the larger size you can enjoy two swimming pools, a fabulous fitness centre, and the excitement of an onboard casino complete with Texas Hold ‘Em, baccarat, slot machines and more! A cinema, the Hollywood Theatre with trending acts from the winning season of America’s Got Talent alumni as well as two different dance lounges means your evenings are full of varied activities.

The cuisine aboard the Crystal line is pure excellence. Both ships have a main dining room which can accommodate ½ the ship in one seating. Crystal adheres to assigned seatings and set meal times which allow passengers to truly benefit from a dedicated wait staff which come to know their clients’ preferences and habits. Depending on the length of your cruise, each passenger also benefits from complimentary reservations as least once in each of the ships’ specialty restaurants. Additional reservations can be made for $30pp.

Over and above the luxury of the line’s accommodations, cuisine and services are the varied and exceptional “At Sea” experiences. Imagine taking Golf Lessons and playing famous world renowned courses accompanied by a PGA pro! Cooking demonstrations and wine tastings with world famous chefs and mixologists during onboard lectures and special meals. Participate in the unique “Ocean Views” program and enjoy expert guest speakers within a panel discussion about politics and world affairs. The Arts at Sea program provides budding artists with lessons in perspective and form. There are even Computer Classes with lessons on everything from Beginners to Spreadsheets on Excel as well as everything you need to photo shop the best out of your digital cameras!

Crystal has the market cornered on unique and memorable shore excursions as well. With over 2000 excursions to choose from Crystal also offers her passengers the opportunity to create their own personal itinerary. Crystal Private Adventures will customize your time ashore to your personal expectations with advanced confirmation of itineraries, admissions, meals and transportation. Tour with a private car and driver, include a “voluntourism” aspect to your visit or pre-book one of Crystal’s exclusive Boutique Adventures which are available to a limited number of guests and include Dim Sum Making and Mixology @ Ozone Bar high over Hong Kong or private running groups in Italy, New Zealand and Russia for the active client looking to combine fitness & sightseeing!

Currently Crystal has wonderful offerings for specific voyages if booked prior to June 30th, 2015! Experience the “World’s Best” for as little as $1485pp! Truly an impeccable offer for a spectacular product! Consistency is the hallmark of Crystal Cruises. A tried and true product that hasn’t been anything but spectacular since the early ‘90s.



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Joy has long been a believer in the art of travel: the belief that a vacation is something to be anticipated savored and then long remembered as one of life’s great adventures. 
Website: thejoyoftravel.ca

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