Luxury Amenities & Partners
To be the very best, we only partner with the very best.
Exceptional dining experiences, including famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa's only sea-going restaurant, 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 and Apple ®.
Partners in Luxury
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.
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, 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.
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.
- Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/medicalconcierge to learn more about the medical concierge service.
- Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/ic to learn more about the international center.
- Visit www.clevelandclinic.org to learn more about the second opinion service. International patients can contact the international second opinion coordinator for assistance.
- Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/quality to learn how Cleveland Clinic's various clinical departments perform across a range of measures.
- Visit www.clevelandclinic.org/health to search the health information database. The database contains over 2,000 health-related educational articles.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
> Sama Eyewear
The world’s finest and most elite fashion eyewear company is bringing its coveted frames and cutting-edge styles to the boutiques aboard World’s Best cruise line. In an exclusive partnership with Sama Eyewear, Crystal Cruises becomes the only cruise line to offer its guests access to the irresistible eyewear designs favored by today’s trendsetters— the hottest Hollywood A-list celebrities like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, Charlize Théron, Reese Witherspoon; musicians from Jay-Z to Sir Elton John and influential magnates like Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg, even royalty including the Royal Family of Monaco, can’t get enough of the internationally renowned designer eyewear.
Guided by its “Fashion With A Cause” mission, Sama’s corporate philosophy is rooted in a belief in the cyclical nature of life (“Sama” is an ancient term meaning “...there is no beginning, no end...”) and the importance of giving back to the community and supporting the anti-drug teen advocacy group, Sam Vance Foundation. Crystal Cruises is proud to partner with Sama Eyewear, and by extension supporting the Sam Vance Foundation and its worthy cause, as it showcases Sama's elegant eyewear collections aboard Crystal Serenity.
Exclusively available at sea in the Apropos shop aboard Crystal Serenity, guests will have access to chic and exquisite, and sometimes one-of-a-kind, eyewear collections available from the Sama Eyewear group that are popular and trendy amongst its varied ultra-luxury clientele. And, more importantly, with each purchase a portion of the proceeds go to a deserving non-profit organization.
> Tai Chi Cultural Center
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.
Offered on select sailings, guests can 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.