Choices are key elements of the Crystal dining experience, rich in menus and venues. Elaborate, four- or five-course menus are presented daily in several settings. The grand Crystal Dining Room features international cuisine and regionally inspired dishes based on the itinerary, and never repeats a menu, even on a 100-plus day World Cruise. This classic dining experience offers Classic Main, Classic Late and the new Open Dining by Reservation. With the most extensive wine cellars at sea (some 20,000 bottles), Crystal offers guests a comprehensive choice of wines, plus a new reserve list of 20 rare vintages. Further, the intimate Vintage Rooms play host to the ultimate gourmet experiences with the first-ever at-sea Wine-Makers dinners.
Daytime Dining Options & Afternoon Tea
Lido Café features a casual ambiance with breathtaking ocean views, and the buffet-style indoor/outdoor café offers both Early-and Late-Riser Breakfast, as well as late-morning bouillon service and luncheon buffets.
Daytime snacks, a lunchtime hamburger/hot dog grill, sandwiches, specialty burgers and a full bar are available at the Trident Bar & Grill. During your cruise, you will be treated to several special buffets that might include Asia Café, Cuisine of the Sun, Latino Nuevo and American Classic. For your sweet tooth, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbets and freshly baked cookies are available during the day at the Ice Cream Bar.
Breakfast and lunch are also served in the Crystal Dining Room.
What could be more civilized than afternoon tea? Crystal Cruises offers several tea options to transport you to a different time and place. Revel in the luscious Viennese flavors and elegant ambiance of our Mozart Tea, where staff in period costumes of velvet, brocade and lace cater to your pleasure. You may also choose the white-tie-and-tails tradition of an English Colonial Tea or the charming southern ambiance of Crystal's popular American Tea.
In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining
Sometimes, after a long day's adventure ashore or a full schedule of activities on board, the very best option for dinner is to order in.
Leave your formal wear in the closet and dine in your bathrobe and slippers, if you wish, with a full selection of delectable dishes from your In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining menu. You may also order from the evening's menu in the Crystal Dining Room, or request whatever your heart desires-Crystal's chefs will do their best to oblige your tastes. Those guests in Penthouses who order In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining will be served by their butler, and also have the option of ordering from the specialty restaurants.
Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity each feature an exceptional variety of evening dining options.
In addition to the main Crystal Dining Room, there are two specialty restaurants and Room Service available 24 hours.
Crystal Cruises is expanding its fine dining options in 2011 with Perfect Choice Dining, adding greater flexibility and choices. Open dining by reservation will be offered in the Crystal Dining Room, in addition to Classic Main Seating and Classic Late Seating.
The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal Cruises is justifiably famous is offered in the elegant Crystal Dining Room, located in the heart of the ship just off the Crystal Plaza. The Crystal Dining Room is beautifully appointed, with sweeping ocean views by day and a magnificent ambiance at night. Gracious European-trained waiters and internationally acclaimed chefs provide regionally inspired dishes and classic continental cuisine. The Crystal Dining Room offers the flexibility of two seatings to facilitate your dining preferences, and gives you the convenience of open seating at breakfast and lunch.
Casual poolside dining is offered on many evenings. Served from the Trident Grill (Tastes on Crystal Serenity), dinners on these relaxed, no-reservations evenings under the stars are a unique Crystal Cruises dining option.
On Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal features contemporary Asian cuisine in the specialty restaurant Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, offering signature dishes created by internationally renowned Japanese master chef, Nobu Matsuhisa.
On Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the Italian restaurant, Prego, offers elegant dining with a spectacular view and unique Italian cuisine. No matter where in the world you are cruising, you'll have the option to enjoy Old World charm and authentic regional Italian cuisine, with signature creations by Piero Selvaggio, owner of the renowned Valentino restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
- 2011 (all sailings) and 2012 (Symphony 1/4/12-3/3/12 sailings; Serenity 1/4/12-4/21/12 sailings)
- Specialty restaurants, Prego, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, there is a $7 per guest, per dinner gratuity.
- Spring 2012 (debuts Symphony 3/19/12 sailing; Serenity 5/8/12 sailing)
- Specialty restaurants, Prego, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar are complimentary.
LIFE ON BOARD
New to Crystal
A Crystal Society Hostess is on every cruise to welcome first-time cruisers into the Crystal Society and to acquaint members with all the benefits and rewards of being a part of the Crystal family.
Experienced Cruisers - Crystal Society: A Perfect Family
On any given cruise, from one-third to one-half of the guests on board have sailed with Crystal Cruises before.
Crystal Cruises offers choices for every member of your family.
Behind the Smiles - Crystal Staff
Crystal’s service credo is that serving and respecting fellow employees is as important as the care of guests.
Cruise Protection Plan
The Cruise Protection Plan ensures peace of mind.
A family reunion on Crystal is the perfect opportunity for multi generations to discover together.
Any Crystal cruise is the romantic setting for a wedding or vow renewal ceremony.
Wheelchair Access, etc.
Wheelchair access, use of scooters & power wheelchairs and facilities for the physically challenged.
Meetings & Incentives
Crystal Cruises provides great value in comparison to land-based options for corporate meetings.
The Vintage Room
The Vintage Room, a unique dining experience offered on both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, was created as a venue for promoting wine appreciation and the vast range of wine selections offered on board.
featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio. Crystal’s unique and newly introduced Perfect Choice Dining gives you a taste of true freedom. Not only can you enjoy traditional Classic Main and Classic Late seatings, but with Open Dining by Reservation, you can also reserve a table in the Crystal Dining Room each night of your voyage – a different time, a different table, just for two or with newfound friends.
Crystal Symphony Debuts World’s First Living Wall at Sea
In an industry first, ultra-luxury Crystal Cruises has unveiled the world’s first self-contained, free-standing living wall at sea, created and crafted by UK-based ANS Group Europe.
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