Seeing Stars: Crystal Cruises Partners with Luxury Designer Sama Eyewear 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 hottest Hollywood celebrities, influential business leaders and international trend-setters.

Open any fashion magazine or watch a red-carpet film premiere to see the likes of Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and other A-listers donning the famous shades. Musicians from Jay-Z to Sir Elton John, influential names like Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg, even royalty including the Royal Family of Monaco, can’t get enough of the internationally renowned designer eyewear.

Like Crystal, Sama Eyewear shares a passion for quality and a penchant for innovation—Sama Eyewear was the first eyewear stylist to incorporate 100% pure titanium into its pieces. Using only the finest materials such as Japanese zyl acetate, precious metals, precious and semi-precious gems, Swarovski® crystals, and nickel-free plating together with state-of-the-art lens technologies like optical glass, CR-39 plastic, photochromic, gradient, multi-gradient, polarized and gradient polarized, the company assembles and hand-finishes all of its eyewear collections in Japan for a level of unparalleled quality. Sama Eyewear produces its collections in extremely limited quantities often limited to single production runs, making their availability aboard Crystal even more exclusive.

Sama Eyewear began as a dream inspired by tragedy for company founder Sheila Vance. The internationally renowned designer started the eyewear company to help fund the Sam Vance Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent drug use among teens and young adults, and to help young addicts get on the road to recovery. Vance was moved to start the Foundation following the death of her only son Sam, a UCLA freshman whose experimental use of heroin claimed his life. Sama Eyewear Eyewear donates a portion of its annual profits, and in some cases the proceeds of an entire collection, to the Sam Vance Foundation.

Guided by its “Fashion With A Cause— mission, Sama Eyewear’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. Crystal Cruises is proud to partner with Sama Eyewear Eyewear, and by extension support the Sam Vance Foundation and its worthy cause, as it showcases Sama Eyewear 's elegant eyewear collections aboard Crystal Serenity.  

On your next Crystal cruise, check out the exclusive Sama Eyewear collection available at Apropos, Tiffany deck 6, on Crystal Serenity.