Throughout the day, Crystal guests wear a casual mix of active resort wear. Crystal Dining Room attire is casual during the day; however, swimsuits are not appropriate. If you do not wish to change for a meal in the afternoon, alfresco dining on deck is available. For days in port, be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. Check with your travel agent for special items you might want to pack for your destination and the time of year you are traveling.
Each evening on a Crystal cruise has a specific dress code, which applies to all public areas of the ship after 6:00 pm. Guests find that the occasional formal evenings create a special atmosphere in contrast to the other more informal evenings on board.
The three codes of attire are: casual, informal and formal. Typically, 10- to 14-day cruises have three formal nights. The number of informal nights is usually based on the number of days at sea, and casual nights are based on days in port.
• Formal Evening Attire - We recommend evening dresses and gowns of fashionable length for ladies, and a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit and tie for gentlemen. Black Tie attire is also optional and recommended.
• Informal Evening Attire - For ladies, evening dresses, cocktail dresses or pantsuits are suitable. For gentlemen, we suggest a sport coat and slacks; ties are optional.
• Casual Evening Attire - On casual evenings, a more relaxed attire is accepted such as casual dresses and pantsuits for ladies, and sport shirt and slacks for gentlemen. Ties and jackets are not required.
Themed evenings are often offered; the cruise ticket lists the special evenings on each cruise. Guests may wish to bring special attire for events like the Crystal White Extravanganza.
Fitness / Recreation
Crystal Symphony offers a wide variety of classes, seminars, facilities for guests that like to keep up with a healthy lifestyle. You can participate in classes like Tour de Spin Indoor Cycling, Pilates and Circuit Training. Or if you prefer being active outdoors, you can play tennis individually or in a tournament. Your fitness options are truly unlimited.
Part of the Crystal Cruise experience are the fun activities available onboard for all ages. You can watch a classic film or recently-released movie at the Hollywood Theatre Cinema or watch live performers at the Galaxy Lounge Showroom. For those that like to maintain an active lifestyle you can play golf and tennis, dance the night away at either of the two clubs or take a dip at the Seahorse Pool. And for those travelers that prefer soaking in breathtaking views and relaxing, you can see the best of the sea from the Palm Court and catch up on a good read at the Library.
Gratuity / Tipping
Crystal Cruises offers complimentary gratuities for services that include: housekeeping, bar, dining and Penthouse butler staff.
While onboard, you can balance your senses at the Feng Shui inspired Crystal Life Spa and Crystal Life Salon. Services for both men and women are available and with an impeccable ocean view. You can also take advantage of the Medi-Spa services available like wrinkle treatments, skin tightening therapy and dermal filler treatments. Or pamper yourself with a classic manicure, hair cut or massage.
There are many components that go into most travelers' ideal image of the perfect vacation. Dining, dancing, sightseeing and, of course, shopping. Those guests who have visited the boutiques of Paris, New York and Milan will not be disappointed strolling Crystal Cruises' Avenue of the Stars, a shopping area with shops offering a wide variety of merchandise carefully selected for discerning guests. The shopping area features the following shops and boutiques:
This luxurious and sophisticated shop contains exquisitely designed custom jewelry, as well as an exciting selection of world-famous collectibles, watches and other beautiful gifts. Brands featured are Savransky, Rotary and more.
This upscale boutique features best-selling fragrances, cosmetics, as well as formal wear and accessories for both ladies and gentlemen. Brands featured are Lancôme , Hug Boss Green, the Armani Collection and more.
• Crystal Collection
Fine quality Crystal Cruises signature apparel, accessories, casual wear for men, as well as gifts for adults and children. Also on sale is a wide variety of convenience and sundry items, including film, candy and personal care products.
Just like it’s diverse destinations, Crystal Symphony dining showcases eclectic menus that exceed even the most experienced palates. You can enjoy light classics like salads and wraps at the buffet, indulge in fine meats at the Churrascaria and finish with sweet treats at Scoops Ice Cream Bar. For a special dining experience, you can enjoy complimentary dinner with reservations at Prego Restaurant for the best tastes of Italy and Umi Uma & Sushi Bar for refreshing seafood delights.
You don’t have to leave your luck at land with casino classics like Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette found at the World Resorts At Sea casino. Or you can test your skills at the many slot and video poker machines.
Should guests wish, they may wire funds per instruction from Crystal Cruises and they may do a Casino Shipboard Advance of up to a maximum of $2,000 with no limit for the entirety of the cruise ($500 charged to the stateroom and $1,500 to the credit card). The Global Cash Access service also allows guests the opportunity to obtain a cash advance directly from their credit or debit card at the casino Cage (a nominal fee will apply).
All guests who wish to play in the casino must be at least 18 years old.
Crystal Cruises' commitment to excellence and quality of experience does not end with the grown-up cruisers. Kids have a variety of great activities to choose from on every Crystal cruise! Crystal offer a children's playroom and babysitting services on all cruises. During holiday cruises and selected sailings, additional children's activities are offered under the supervision of experienced Junior Activities Directors.
The Junior Activities Program is organized as :
• Fantasia Children’s Playroom 3-12 year olds
• Waves Teen Center 13-17 year olds
Children under six months are not permitted onboard and Crystal Cruises reserves the right to restrict the number of children under 3 years old onboard.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board.
Activities are determined by age and the number of children on board. On those sailings with Junior Activities Directors, a detailed schedule of events is created at the beginning of each cruise. Once on board, you'll receive Surf Runner, or Teen Scene, the teenagers guide to special activities, the daily newsletter for kids with details for the following day's schedule and other pertinent information.
Fantasia, the children's playroom, offers tables and chairs for arts and crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® game titles, a large screen television set and board games. Crystal Symphony features a teenager's video arcade, Waves. The Library offers children's books and children's videos or DVDs for enjoyment in cabins.
Kids may choose from a special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and other culinary staff can prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more.
For a small fee, all vessels offer in-cabin baby-sitting for children of 1 year and older. Guests should contact the concierge on board for this service at least 24 hours in advance. This service is available on a first-come first-serve basis.