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Luxury Amenities & Partners

To be the very best, we only partner with the very best.

Aboard the World’s Best cruise line, you will discover thoughtful touches of luxury at every turn. From indulgent amenities in your stateroom to elegant table settings in our dining rooms, to world-renowned brand names associated with our enrichment and entertainment programs, Crystal brings you the best the world has to offer.

Luxury Amenities

Staterooms and suites are sanctuaries of refined comfort and style with indeliby soft 100% cotton linens, feather beds and plush duvets, Frette terry cloth robes, Baltic bath linens, wood and padded hangers, and flat-screen televisions. Penthouse suites feature Jacuzzi tubs, Villeroy & Boch china and classic Riedel crystal.

Exceptional dining experiences, including specialty restaurants by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa and wine expert Piero Selvaggio, are enhanced by tables exquisitely set with Schott-Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch and Wedgewood china, Royal Doulton dishware, Sheffield and Sambonet flatware, and table linens by Garnier Thiebaut and Frette. Crystal’s extensive wine cellar offers more than 300 vintages, with a special Reserve List showcasing rarities such as Screaming Eagle and Château Lafite Rothschild.

Public spaces have a sophisticated and contemporary feel with fine Italian and French fabrics such as Rubelli and Pierre Frey, Axminster wool carpets, oriental rugs, Brown Jordan Mission Teak deck furniture and English mohair lap blankets. Shopping boutiques feature legendary brands such as Chanel and St. John, while the Connoisseur Club offers Davidoff, Monte Cristo and other select cigars. Our golfing facilities use only TaylorMade equipment, and our enrichment programming showcases names renowned as the very best in their respective fields: Berlitz, Cleveland Clinic, the Tai Chi Cultural Center, the Society of Wine Educators, and Apple ®.

Partners in Luxury

It is often said that “you are known by the company you keep,” and Crystal Cruises takes great care to align ourselves with other brands and companies who share our core values of excellence. Be they purveyors of luxury or masters at their game, our partners are regarded for their unparalleled quality and innovative expertise. Each is carefully chosen to enhance your overall Crystal experience, both on shore and at sea:
Berlitz
Berlitz Languages, Inc., is the world's largest and oldest provider of language training and cultural consulting services, with a global network of more than 460 Language Centers in over 60 countries and more than 60 locations in the United States.

Berlitz Languages, Inc., headquartered in Princeton, N.J., is the world’s premier language services firm. Founded by Maximilian D. Berlitz in 1878, Berlitz has been helping people learn languages for over 125 years. Berlitz has millions of successful alumni, and offers language and cultural programs for adults and children as well as corporate training programs, which can be customized toward training goals.

The time-proven principles of the Berlitz Method®, a unique conversational “direct method,” are constantly supplemented with new and updated information. The latest multimedia and technology-enhanced methodologies, providing expertise in language training, cultural consulting, testing and proficiency assessment services, are available face-to-face or live online.

Guest Benefit
On World Cruise voyages aboard Crystal Serenity, you may enjoy complimentary Berlitz Language lessons to further enrich your traveling experience. Destination-specific lessons are offered when applicable (e.g., Italian lessons while cruising the Amalfi Coast, Portuguese instruction during your South American journey, or French lessons along the Riviera).

Visit the Berlitz website
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical care with research and education. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic one of America's best hospitals.

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in America. Founded in 1921, Cleveland Clinic integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education in a private, not-for-profit group practice. Cleveland Clinic’s staff is consistently recognized as experts in their respective fields.

The U.S. News & World Report 2006 hospital survey ranked Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute as the country’s #1 cardiac care center -- for the 12th consecutive year. Overall, the prestigious survey ranked Cleveland Clinic the third best hospital in the nation.

Guest Benefit
Since 2003, physicians from Cleveland Clinic have presented health and wellness information aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Cleveland Clinic wellness seminars consist of 45-minute presentations and feature leading-edge health information, Q&A discussions and "Meet the Doctor" sessions.

Cleveland Clinic lecturers available on select cruises, visit the Cleveland Clinic website for more information.


Note: Crystal Cruises has made no independent evaluations of the efficacy or accuracy of the information contained in the publications of the Cleveland Clinic’s articles, and can take no responsibility for the contents of Cleveland Clinic publication.

Crystal Cruises and Cleveland Clinic continue to believe that with respect to health and medical issues, it is advisable to contact your own physician.
Debbie Rocker
Fitness expert Debbie Rocker is the designer of the WALKVEST® training system, an innovative program designed to maximize the benefits of walking.

Debbie Rocker, former cyclist record holder, fitness expert and personal trainer, has a passion for “changing people’s lives, not just their bodies.” She has designed a system to maximize the many health benefits of walking. This innovative program, features Rocker’s revolutionary weighted WALKVEST®, a cotton vest with weight pockets strategically located around the mid-section designed for muscle toning.

Guest Benefit
You may choose to participate in a number of different “Walk on Water” classes, designed specially for Crystal Cruises by Debbie Rocker. Offered on each ship, the classes are held on the expansive 360° Promenade Deck. Both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are equipped with at least 50 WALKVESTs, and Crystal’s sports directors are personally trained by Rocker on the nuances of the WOW-WALKVEST® walking program.

Visit Debbie Rocker's WALKVEST website
Nobu Matsuhisa
Nobu Matsuhisa fuses his unique, innovative culinary skills with the finest international ingredients to create his signature Japanese cuisine savored by fine food connoisseurs around the world.

Known to the world as Nobu, this world-renowned chef opened his first restaurant, Matsuhisa, in 1987 in Los Angeles. Because a chef's first priority is his customers, Nobu uses only the finest ingredients from all over the world. With a foundation of traditional Japanese cuisine, he weaves international influences into his dishes. These innovative flavors were first developed out of necessity as Nobu worked in Peru without the supply of his usual Japanese ingredients. Through a trial and error process, using local spices from wherever he travels, Nobu creates truly unique and delicious tastes. Since his first restaurant, Nobu has opened 14 more throughout the world. He has also collaborated with Robert DeNiro to create nine restaurants on three continents.

Guest Benefit

Silk Road and The Sushi Bar aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity offer signature dishes and a large selection of Nobu-style sushi and sashimi, all prepared by chefs personally trained by Nobu himself.
Piero Selvaggio
World-renowned restaurateur Piero Selvaggio’s signature Italian fare unites exquisite Italian food, wine and culture with unmatched warmth and hospitality.

Celebrated chef Piero Selvaggio is known to the world as the “ambassador” of Italian cuisine and authenticity is his top priority. His acclaimed Valentino restaurants – with locations in Santa Monica and Las Vegas – showcase the finest delicacies flown in from his native Italy, including cheese from Puglia, white truffles from Piedmont, and fish from the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. Menus also feature quail raised in Napa and meats from a small Eastern farm.

Guest Benefit
As a guest aboard Crystal Symphony or Crystal Serenity, you’ll enjoy dining at Prego with a menu featuring Selvaggio’s contemporary twists on authentic Sicilian favorites.
Society of Wine Educators
The Society of Wine Educators, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering knowledge of wine, is at the hub of a vast network of wine education, encompassing everyone who writes, reads or talks about wine, as well as those who produce, sell or drink wine.

The Society of Wine Educators (SWE) sets the standard of wine education among all levels of the wine trade. Since its formation in 1977, SWE has supported the efforts of those who teach about wine in structured educational programs or who otherwise seek to spread knowledge of wine.

Guest Benefit
On select itineraries, you’ll enjoy complimentary tastings led by an expert from the Society of Wine Educators.
Tai Chi Cultural Center
The Tai Chi Cultural Center's work with numerous private and public institutions has helped establish the Center as a well-respected destination for learning and research of Tai Chi, an art form designed to help one gain happiness, health, harmony and healing.

The Tai Chi Cultural Center was founded by Dr. Martin Lee, a Stanford University physicist, and his wife, Emily, in 1974 to preserve a traditional form of Tai Chi passed down through the legendary Grand Master Yang. The Lees have synthesized modern science and ancient philosophy into their "do nothing extra" method, a pioneering approach to understanding Tai Chi, health, nature and the self. Designed to reduce stress and tension, the practice of Tai Chi helps promote healing and enhance one's inherent vitality. Tai Chi is a set of evenly paced and carefully patterned natural movements connected by smooth, even breathing and characterized by circularity of motion and relaxation of tension. Each movement begins in the mind and is directed by conscious mental intention.

Guest Benefit
Discover the benefits of Tai Chi at complimentary lectures providing insight into this ancient art, and participate in classes designed to help restore happiness, health, harmony and healing.