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September 07, 2023

Today, Crystal announced its inspiring lineup of 2025 itineraries onboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. Following the brand’s acquisition by the A&K Travel Group, Crystal is poised to offer travelers unparalleled opportunities for exploration and cultural immersion.

September 01, 2023

Today Crystal Symphony, officially re-enters service following an extensive refurbishment after being purchased by A&K Travel Group last summer. Departing on its inaugural voyage from Athens, the vessel which accommodates 606 guests, joins sister ship Crystal Serenity in an exciting new chapter for the renowned brand.

August 11, 2023

Crystal Symphony, the second Crystal ship to relaunch following Crystal Serenity’s recent return to service, successfully completed sea trials in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Athens, Greece, on Sept. 1st.

August 10, 2023

From awe-inspiring itineraries and revived overland experiences, to reimagined spaces, award-winning dining and one-of-a-kind service, Crystal announced today the 2025 World Cruise onboard Crystal Serenity will be open for booking on Aug. 30, 2023.

July 31, 2023

Today, Crystal officially relaunches under the new guardianship of A&K Travel Group, as Crystal Serenity sets sail following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. Departing on its inaugural voyage today from Marseille, the cruise line's largest vessel accommodates 740 guests and is the first of two ships returning to service this summer.

July 20, 2023

Crystal announced today the appointment of Dalila Roglieri as Head Nutritionist, a new role strengthening the brand’s culinary prowess and ability to provide an individualized approach to wellbeing.

July 10, 2023

Crystal Serenity, the first ship to relaunch following the cruise line’s purchase by A&K Travel Group last year, successfully completed sea trials in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Marseille, France, on July 31st.

July 06, 2023

As Crystal prepares for its anticipated unveiling this summer, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will introduce lavish design concepts in collaboration with the finest international partners.

June 15, 2023

A New Design and Bespoke Menu Sets the Scene for an Exceptional Wellness Experience at Sea. Inspired by the Goddess of Dawn, Aurōra will offer guests a destination for personal peace, and overall well-being during their Crystal voyage.

May 22, 2023

Today, Crystal has revealed four new Grand Journeys Itineraries for 2024. Designed to foster discovery, these extended itineraries offer longer port stays and overnight calls to iconic and off-the-beaten-track destinations in every corner of the globe.

April 24, 2023

‘Exceptional at Sea’ includes first-class Cruise Directors, and today Crystal announced the return of shipboard leaders as the brand continues to prepare for its inaugural season under new ownership.

April 13, 2023

Crystal announced today that its highly anticipated 2024 World Cruise aboard the newly renovated and spacious Crystal Serenity is available to book.

April 06, 2023

Crystal announced today that it has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of travel partners, comprising over 2,300 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

March 24, 2023

Crystal and Signature Travel Network announced today a partnership that will make Signature the cruise line’s first strategic sales and marketing supplier.

March 23, 2023

Crystal announced today that it has launched an Exceptional Initiative for all guests financially impacted by Crystal Cruises’ former ownership and their travel advisors. The initiative is being created in partnership with A&K Travel Group, the new owners of Crystal and its two ships Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

March 15, 2023

When Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony set sail for their inaugural seasons later this year, guests will be pleased to find UMI UMA by Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurant and Sushi Bar is back as well, the cruise line announced today.

February 01, 2023

Crystal Cruises has officially relaunched under a reimagined name and vision: Crystal – Exceptional at Sea. This new era for Crystal begins with an innovative website and branding under the guardianship of the A&K Travel Group.

December 14, 2022

Crystal Cruises is pleased to announce the appointment of several senior executives to key leadership roles within the company. The announcement comes as the company plans the refurbishment of Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony for their inaugural season under new ownership.