Share the Experience Programs

Our Share the Experience programs rewards you and your new-to-Crystal friends and family with special savings.

Share the Experience Programs

The joys of travel are made all the richer when shared with those closest to us. These popular programs allow you to “share the Crystal experience” with friends or family sailing with us for the very first time, while rewarding you both with shipboard credits.

Check the list of voyages below to see which program and shipboard credit amount you are eligible to receive when you participate in our referral programs.

Share the Experience (STEX) Program
Share the Experience - Exclusive to Crystal Society Members
Our original Share the Experience program applies to all Crystal sailings (excludes Crystal Getaways), is exclusive to our Crystal Society members, and allows them to sponsor up to four new-to-Crystal guests per year. Both the Crystal Society member and the sponsored guest will receive a $100 shipboard credit when traveling in separate staterooms, or $50 each when choosing to share a stateroom.

Share The Experience Shipboard Credits:
$100 for you / $100 for your new-to-Crystal guest

Applicable Voyages: All 2015 and Winter/Spring 2016 sailings (up to voyage 6307: April 14, 2016, Tokyo-San Francisco on Crystal Serenity; voyage 6206: March 15, 2016, Colon to Miami on Crystal Serenity); excludes Crystal Getaways and shorter (segment) cruises.

STEX Request Form
Our Share the Experience program has been very successful and we thank you for being our greatest ambassadors. 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, and as Crystal continually strives to be environmentally responsible, we have chosen to streamline our Share the Experience redemption process and make the program completely paperless. Please be advised that you will not receive a paper certificate in the mail as you have in the past, but instead you simply need to fill out and submit the form you see below, at least 21 days before your cruise departs.

Once your form is complete and submitted you will immediately receive a unique tracking number for each new-to-Crystal guest you sponsor. These numbers are for your reference only and do not serve as a confirmation. Please note, if for some reason the information you provide to us is incomplete or is deemed ineligible, someone from our Crystal Society Department will contact you directly. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends and family aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity in the coming year.

Share The Experience requests, initiated and submitted online, will require each guest's Crystal Key code. For more information on the Crystal Key, see details below ("STEX & Your Crystal Key").

To access the request form online, click here: Share The Experience Request Form

STEX & 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. Separate from, and not to be confused with, each guest’s Crystal Society member number, the Crystal Key will act as a cruise-specific record locator that will now be used in lieu of the booking number for our Share the Experience (STEX) applications for new guest referrals after December 18, 2013.

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 agents, when submitting a Share the Experience program referral for New-to-Crystal guests.

To learn more about the Crystal Key, click here: Crystal Key-STEX