Dining

  • Dine at your leisure and enjoy open seating at Waterside for breakfast, lunch and dinner; no reservations are required. With its chic décor and sophisticated ambience, Waterside offers an abundance of intimate tables for two and four.

    With our signature focus on choice, Waterside showcases exceptional menus of classic favorites served alongside a selection of progressive Modern Cuisine specialties.

    Guests have the freedom to join Waterside for dinner anytime between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm, enjoying the flexibility of dining when and with whom they wish. Actual times may vary by itinerary and are printed in Reflections on board.
  • Open seating at Waterside allows guests to dine at their leisure for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests may enjoy dinner at any time they choose from 6 pm until closing at 9:30 pm (opening times subject to change). Reservations are not accepted.
  • Crystal’s specialty restaurants provide opporunities for guests to enjoy a variety of culinary experiences. In order to ensure that each guest has a chance to dine at Prego and Umi Uma & Sushi Bar at least once during their voyage, a maximum of one reservation per specialty restaurant will be confirmed per booking via our Guest Check-in/Priority Check-in and Planning Center (PCPC). All additional reservations or visits (i.e. walk-in dining) will be confirmed on board on a space available basis for a nominal fee of $30 per person, per dining experience.

    Specialty restaurant dining reservations (excluding the sushi bar) made online via PCPC will require each guest’s Crystal Key Code.  For information, click Crystal Key-Dining here.


    • Guests on Back-to-Back Cruises: Guests sailing on multiple voyages will receive a complimentary reservation on each voyage. For example, a guest sailing on a 27-day back-to-back cruise of 3 segments (7 days + 9 days + 11 days) will receive 1 (one) complimentary reservation in each restaurant on each voyage, for a total of 3 complimentary reservations (i.e. 6 dining experiences: 3 in Prego and 3 in Silk Road/The Sushi Bar) per booking, per guest.

    • Guests on Cruises 14 days or longer: Guests will be extended 2 (two) complimentary reservations in each Specialty Restaurant. The second reservation will need to be made and confirmed on board the ship, once the sailing begins and is on a space available basis.

    • Guests redeeming their 50+ Milestone Crystal Society Benefit: All Specialty Restaurant reservation fees will be waived for all guests who have achieved their 50th Crystal Society Milestone. One (1) reservation per Specialty Restaurant, per segment may be booked via PCPC prior to the beginning of each voyage. Additional reservations may be confirmed when on board the ship, on a space available basis.

    • Full World Cruise Guests: All Specialty Restaurant reservation fees will be waived. One reservation per Specialty Restaurant, per restaurant, per World Cruise segment may be booked via PCPC prior to the voyage. Additional reservations may be confirmed when on board the ship, on a space available basis.

    The following specialty restaurants are available on board Crystal Symphony:

    Umi Uma & Sushi Bar

    Umi Uma & Sushi Bar serves the inspired cuisine of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, prepared by his personally trained chefs. The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu’s inventive sushi and sashimi, including Salmon Tartar and Yellowtail sashimi, while Umi Uma presents his celebrated Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Open for dinner only. Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC) offers pre-cruise reservations for this specialty restaurant.

    Prego

    Charming and romantic, Prego brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Symphon. Savor intimate table side service and a seasonally changing menu of traditional favorites such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D’angelo and Linguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini. Serving dinner only. Priority Check-in Planning Center (PCPC) offers pre-cruise reservations for this restaurant.

    Sample Menu: Specialty Restaurant - Prego (Dinner)
    Sample Menu: Specialty Restaurant - Prego (Dessert)
    Sample Menu: Specialty Restaurant - Prego (Wine)

    * Specialty Dining Requests & Your Crystal Key

    Your privacy and security is always our top priority— this includes personal identification security when booking a Crystal cruise. With this in mind, we have created the Crystal Key— a unique identification code assigned to each guest at the time a cruise booking is confirmed. The Crystal Key will act as a cruise-specific record locator that will be used in lieu of the booking number in the reservations area of the Guest Check-In/PCPC portal for Specialty Restaurants.

    With the Crystal Key in place we can ensure that all personal (booking) information is kept even more private, safe and secure whenever our guests, or their travel professionals, initiate a dining reservation or are being added to one. To learn more about the Crystal Key, click here: Crystal Key-Dining
  • An innovative concept in wining and dining is offered aboard Crystal Cruises. The Vintage Room promotes wine education and the vast range of fine wines available on board. In addition to tastings and discussions in this beautiful room, guests may partake in a variety of private wine-themed dinners by special arrangement with the Head Sommelier.

    To pre-reserve a seating or private dinner, please visit our Priority Check-in & Planning Center. Please note that the date of your Vintage Room dinner will be determined closer to sailing date as a minimum of 10 guests must confirm participation for the event to be offered. Serving dinner only.

    Sample Menu: Vintage Room Dinner

    Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners - Crystal’s Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners are one-of-a-kind culinary experiences featuring some of the rarest wines in the world. Offered on select sailings aboard both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, depending on the wines selected the exceptional dinners are priced at an estimated $1,000 per person.The first Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner was an eight-course French meal prepared by Master Chef André Soltner, former chef/owner of world-famous Lutèce, paired with, among others, a nearly impossible-to-get 1959 Chateau Lafite–Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux and a Screaming Eagle 1996 from Napa Valley, considered its dream year.

    Also available now are two new Vintage Room offerings: Taste of the Vintage Room and the Lunch & Lecture Program. In collaboration with the Executive Chef, the Head Sommelier shares fascinating wine insights, provides complete notes, and explains the unique properties of the vintages with each course. A minimum of 10 guests are required for each Vintage Room offering to operate, and reservations are confirmed on board.

    To pre-reserve a seating or private dinner, please visit our Priority Check-in & Planning Center. Please note that the date of your Vintage Room dinner will be determined closer to sailing date as a minimum of 10 guests must confirm participation for the event to be offered. Serving dinner only.

    Sample Menu: Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner

  • Marketplace (formerly the Lido Café) is an entirely reimagined space featuring casual breakfast and lunch presentations of fresh, flavorful food and made-to-order options. Marketplace is open seating and no reservations are required.

    Churrascaria, Also formerly the Lido Café, this venue becomes a stylish, casual evening dining venue every night of the cruise as a part of Crystal’s all-inclusive experience. With an atmosphere of an inviting Brazilian steakhouse, guests enjoy a welcome Caipirinha and a mouth-watering selection of tapas and ceviches, salads and soups, vegetables, and freshly grilled meat and seafood. Churrascaria offers open seating; therefore, no reservations will be required.

    Silk Kitchen & Bar, newly adjacent to the existing Trident Grill on the Lido Deck, Silk Kitchen & bar offers full service dinner dining on modern Chinese-inspired fare with family-style dinner plates ideal for sharing. For breakfast and lunch, guests may enjoy self-service options ranging from dumplings and a soup and noodle bar to other Asian favorites. Open seating is available for breakfast and lunch and no reservations are required. Reservations are required for dinner only and may be made at the Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC).

    The Trident Grill, A Crystal classic favorite, this venue offers classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tuna melts, wrap sandwiches and more.

    Other Dining Options and Highlights

    Afternoon Tea

    A special event at Crystal Cruises, each afternoon tea service presents a selection of savories and sweets served in the sunlit charm of Palm Court. Our Mozart Tea is a visit to 18th-century Vienna as you are greeted by staff dressed in velvets and brocades and are tempted by a selection of the finest cakes and pastries from Austria. Our English Colonial Tea offers a taste of tradition, complete with scones, finger sandwiches and assorted sweets. The American Tea is a Crystal Cruises creation, paying tribute to the classics of the American summertime.

    Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres

    A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres is served in the various bars and lounges every evening before dinner.

    Late-Night Hors d’Oeuvres

    Snacks and small bites are served in The Bistro during the late-night bar hours.

    In-Suite/In-room Dining

    From breakfast in bed to dinner on your verandah, Crystal’s complimentary 24-hour in-stateroom dining is a true indulgence. At sea or in port, you may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the sumptuous comfort of your own room, served with the same precision and attention to detail so graciously displayed in every restaurant. During lunch and dinner hours, you are welcome to order the same selections offered in the Crystal Dining Room, served course by course, if you so desire. And if you’re traveling in a Penthouse, you may also enjoy the additional privilege of ordering from our specialty restaurants during dinner hours. Offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Themed Buffets

    With some of the most exotic destinations and stunning coastlines in the world as a backdrop, lavishly arranged luncheon buffets take place on the Lido Café on select days at sea. Imagine cruising the Italian Riviera as you dine on the Mediterranean-themed Cuisines of the Sun. Think Nuevo Latino celebrating the fiery gastronomy of South America, or an Asian Café showcasing flavors of the Pacific Rim. Regardless of where you travel, these events are always much more than a meal-they are true gastronomic celebrations of extraordinary cultures around the world. Serving lunch on select days at sea.

    Kosher-style Dining

    A wide choice of pre-packaged kosher-certified meals, including meats, seafood and poultry as well as white and red kosher wines is available on a limited basis, on every itinerary. All chefs, kitchen and dining staff have been trained in kosher food preparation, handling and servicing. Only kosher pots, pans and utensils are used, and plates, silverware and glassware are washed separately. Due to limited provisioning resources, the number of guests per cruise who may partake in our kosher-style program is restricted to 20. Guests’ whose diet requires or who wish to dine kosher-style must provide us with advance notice at the time of the initial reservation, and no less than 90 days prior to sailing. We will do all that we can.