Fitness & Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and enrich your mind, body and spirit with the most comprehensive fitness and wellness offerings at sea.

A vacation in and of itself is intended to be rejuvenating, and our fitness and spa offerings are designed to provide an added element of harmonizing enrichment to your travels. Our extensive roster of specialized programs will help you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling.

Crystal Spa

Experience the sublime and the sensuous in the Crystal Spa, the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea. As a Readers’ Choice Award winner by Spa Finder and Condé Nast Traveler, the Crystal Spa consistently ranks among the world’s most renowned resort and destination spas.

Feng Shui is the ancient practice of balance and harmony, and the Crystal Spa embodies a tranquil environment, easily allowing you to slip away from the stresses of daily life. In serene treatment rooms, rejuvenating services such as Aroma Stone Therapy, Japanese Silk Booster Facial and Well-Being Massage are dispensed with expert care. A private, canopied relaxation area on the Spa’s aft deck invites relaxation before or after a treatment. Separate facilities for men and women include state-of-the-art sauna and changing areas featuring showers with multiple head and side body jets, fiber optic lighting, and a selection of special rain and mist functions.

The full-service Crystal Salon offers a relaxing experience with sweeping ocean views. Trained professionals provide a wide variety of treatments including haircuts, styling and coloring; facials and skin analysis; manicures and pedicures; and barber services for men. Other highlights include custom-designed manicure/pedicure areas with sunken foot bowls, well suited to the “Sole Delight Foot Ritual” with warmed aromatherapy oils and massage prior to a full pedicure.

Medi-Spa Services

In addition to the extensive selection of specialty massages, acupuncture, body wraps and facial services, Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatments, now offered in the Crystal Spa and Salon offer state-of-the-art, noninvasive procedures for those seeking to reduce signs of aging and improve the condition of their skin. Rejuvenation services now available on board include: 

  • Target Wrinkle Treatments – for the softening of frown and forehead lines and crow’s feet, with visible results within days;

  • Dermal Filler Treatment – to restore youthful contours on the lower face, focusing on smile, lip and marionette lines; replacing lost fullness; and

  • Thermage® CPT – the premier non-invasive skin tightening therapy, utilizing radiofrequency to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin on the face, neck and abdominal region.

All Medi-Spa services are at additional cost. All consultations and treatments are performed by a fully-licensed medical doctor. Additionally, guest can attend informational seminars on select days during voyages, ranging in topics from non-surgical facelifts and liquid facelifts to the latest in facial rejuvenation and skin tightening.  Guests are welcome to attend these complimentary seminars and arrange private consultations with the doctor during their cruise.

Crystal Adventures Shore Excursions

From kayaking in Croatia to snorkeling in Sorrento, we offer a wide range of active Crystal Adventures ashore. The fitness enthusiast will appreciate the chance to experience the world from a new perspective - maybe biking through national parks and forests, golfing on renowned courses, or sailing along famous coasts. Hiking, diving, 4x4 excursions - every voyage features a destination-appropriate selection of excursions that will appeal to the active adventurer.

Dancing and Dance Lessons

Crystal Cruises offers an abundance of dancing opportunities and venues, each with its own style and ambiance. Stardust Club (Crystal Serenity), Starlite Club (Crystal Symphony) and the Palm Court offer dancing before or after dinner on most evenings. Pulse (Crystal Serenity) also offer late-night dancing to the music you request from our DJ.

On all cruises, professional dance instructors offer complimentary classes in the most classic dance steps as our distinguished Ambassador Hosts await to escort ladies onto the dance floor.

Fitness Center

Each ship features a spacious, state-of-the-art Fitness Center with panoramic ocean views. Relax the mind, body and soul and indulge in a Pathway to Yoga class or Pilates session. Challenge yourself on one of our new Tour de Spin indoor cycling classes. Learn to increase your strength, balance and flexibility on revolutionary KinesisTM equipment that comprises double weight stacks, cables and pulleys to allow for more than 250 exercises and 360° movement. Private Kinesis sessions with one of our qualified personal trainers may also be scheduled.

The Fitness Center also features cardio machines such as LifeFitness® treadmills complete with individual flat-screen televisions, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, all with heart rate sensors, the LifeFitness Pro Series® of strength equipment, and a range of free weights and mats.

Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, and low-calorie and low-carb meals add to a healthy dining experience available throughout the ships.

Fitness Classes, Seminars & Services

  • Chi-Energizing
  • 'Tour de Spin' Indoor Cycling
  • Step Harmony
  • Aerobic Symphony
  • Pilates (mat-based)
  • Pathway to Yoga
  • Body Sculpt/Core Conditioning
  • Lower Body Workout (Bums, Tums and Thighs)
  • Circuit Training
  • Stretching
  • Gym Orientation
  • Gym Equipment Demonstration
  • Aqua Aerobics (offered occasionally)

  • Slimming and Nutrition
  • Back & Joint Care
  • Introduction To Pilates
  • Detox For Weight Loss

  • Personal Training Sessions
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • WOW (Walk-On-Water) Program featuring Debbie Rocker's exclusive WALKVEST®

Other exercise opportunities
  • Daily Walk-A-Thon with the Sports Director
  • Full Promenade Deck for Walking & Jogging (3.7 laps = 1 mile Crystal Symphony; 3.35 laps = 1 mile on Crystal Serenity)
  • Paddle Tennis -- Individual Play & Tournaments (two courts on Crystal Serenity)
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Seahorse lap pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tai Chi through the Tai Chi Cultural Institute (on selected sailings)
  • Health & Fitness Experiences of Discovery theme cruises (on selected sailings)


 On any voyage anywhere in the world, golf enthusiasts may wish to take advantage of the golf driving ranges and putting greens found aboard each ship. Featuring TaylorMade – the best performance golf equipment in the world – you might take a swing with a prestigious r7 quad driver, the acclaimed 2005 RAC OS irons, the Mezza Monza putter, or the r5 dual Type N – the most forgiving driver TaylorMade has ever engineered. Crystal’s comprehensive golf program features right- and left-handed clubs for both men and women, as well as golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf pros on most sailings.

Selected itineraries are dedicated Experiences of Discovery Golf cruises, featuring PGA golf celebrities and optional Crystal Adventures to world-famous courses.

Paddle Tennis Courts

A full-size, enclosed paddle tennis court on the ship-top Sun Deck aboard both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. Table tennis is also available on the open decks on both ships:  Crystal Serenity (deck 6, aft)  and Crystal Symphony (deck 8, aft).

Pools / Jacuzzis

We have sparkling pools and Jacuzzis on our ships for relaxation and exercise during your cruise. We ask that you help us maintain the standards of cleanliness for which we are known by following these guidelines:
  • For everyone’s safety, please refrain from bringing glass into the pool areas. Only plastic containers for beverages may be used around the pools and Jacuzzis.
  • In compliance with United States Public Health regulations, children wearing diapers (including swimming diapers) and children who are not toilet-trained are restricted from using the pools and Jacuzzis.

Please also note the following:
  • 3- to 12-year-olds: Must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • 13- to 17-year-olds: May use the facilities on their own, unaccompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Proper pool behavior is required at all times.


Recalling the genteel ambiance of days of ocean travel long ago, Shuffleboard courts are located on the teak Promenade Deck.

Walk On Water / 360° Promenade Deck

Walking is the number one exercise in the world, and fitness expert Debbie Rocker designed her Walk-On-Water WOW® program exclusively for Crystal, all so you can maintain or even expand your fitness program in idyllic settings around the world.

Utilizing Rocker’s innovative WALKVEST® Training System, a lightweight cotton vest with weight pockets strategically located around the mid-section so that added weight is evenly distributed for safety and comfort while walking, the program takes full advantage of the 360° teak Promenade Deck on each ship – a unique feature not found on many of today’s cruise ships. The program includes customized motivational music-driven audiotapes, a day-by-day guided walking program, and educational instructions on how to walk safely and effectively on deck. 

Nordic Walking Program

Crystal Cruises is committed to offer fitness-minded guests a variety of innovative wellness programs, including our new Nordic Walking Program by exclusive provider LEKI USA, a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking and Nordic Walking Poles.

Specifically designed to engage the entire body, Nordic Walking Poles feature rubber tips to push off various surfaces like our wide teak decks, and help distribute stress while walking, increase stability, improve balance, and alleviate the steady impact of running and jogging, while offering similar benefits. Using these innovative poles exercises both the upper and lower body while walking, adding to the cardiovascular benefit and burning up to 46% more calories than walking without them. 

Nordic Walking Poles are available, complimentarily, to guests to use aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and are also available to purchase by contacting the onboard fitness director.