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If you’re looking for the perfect Crystal Cruise, whether it’s an ocean cruise, a river cruise, a yacht cruise or an expedition cruise you’re after, then you’re absolutely in the right place.

Since 1990, Crystal Cruises have been making luxury personal, providing impeccable, exceptional service, coupled with a truly intimate relationship with guests that feels more familial than commercial.

Wherever you’re looking to cruise, the chances are that Crystal Cruises can help you, with an array of river cruises available, in addition to itineraries all over Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East, plus dozens of other destinations.

Iconic and exotic destinations, Michelin-inspired gourmet cuisine, award-winning entertainment, and luxurious, spacious ships.

Crystal Cruises leave no stone unturned to deliver you a world class experience, and with several of their ships offering nearly twice as much space per guest as ships of similar scale, you’ll have plenty of space to sit back, enjoy yourself and soak up the experience.

Why should you book a Crystal Cruise with Panache?

Panache Cruises have decades of experience in the world of luxury cruising, which means that when you book a Crystal Cruise through Panache, you’ve got an expert cruising team to help you every step of the way.

Panache was founded by James Cole – a cruise connoisseur and one of the most recognised names within the industry – and we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible quality cruise concierge service; from your first phone call, right through to your return home.

We’re based right here, in the UK, so you can rely on us to pick up the phone and understand exactly what your needs are, with no call centres, no irritating time on hold, and no complicated number-pressing sequence to get through to the person you want to speak to.

We love improving people’s lives with luxury cruising, and we’ll bend over backwards to make certain that your Crystal Cruise is an experience you’ll never, ever forget.

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Our Cruise Expert

Gary Buchanan has sailed the Seven Seas during his 33-year career as an award-winning specialist cruise writer. Author of four books about cruising, he regularly contributes to prestigious newspapers such as The Telegraph and magazines including American Express Departures. He is a pundit on all things cruise and is looking forward to enhancing the content library for Panache Cruises.

Gary Says...

“Offering a potent mix of refined style and contemporary verve, multi-award winning Crystal Cruises is in a league of its own. I have enjoyed impeccable service and cuisine aboard the company’s two ocean ships, four river vessels and the incomparable yacht – Crystal Esprit. The artistry of luxurious living is encapsulated in all aspects of Crystal Cruises’ credo and I truly believe excellence is inherent in the company’s DNA.”

What's included with your Crystal Ocean Cruise?

Crystal Cruises experience represents the epitome of where luxury meets value. There are many amenities and experiences included within the price of your cruises, including:


Up to 11 different open seating dining options including the acclaimed Nobu Matsushisa’s only sea going restaurants.

Unlimited Beverages

Cocktails, wines, champagnes, premium spirits, soft drinks, coffees and teas are all included.

Spa access

including access to steam and sauna facilities.

Mini bar

Room Service

Breakfast in bed and 24hr in suite dining available.


Unlimited Wi-fi

It's included in the price of your cruise, never lose touch with loved ones.

All gratuities

Tips for Housekeeping, bar and dining staff and all included.

Wellness programmes

Yoga, pilates, spinning and PGA golf instruction, are amongst the activities included.

Enrichment programmes

On selected sailings hear from authors, leading world experts, celebrities and ambassadors.

Evening entertainment

Including elaborate stage shows performed twice nightly.

Excursions are an additional charge on Crystal Cruises.

Treatments in the spa, each of the onboard shops and the casino all carry additional charges onboard a Crystal cruise.

Things to do onboard

Food and Drink

Dining is at the epicentre of a Crystal Cruise. From a relaxed bistro to Michelin Star level cuisine accompanied with complementary vintage wines, all of the 11 open seating dining options await.

There are up to 11 dining venues onboard each ship, including:

  • Waterside – traditionally modern, opening seating main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Nobu – it’s a real treat to dine at master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Japanese-Peruvian restaurant.
  • Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse – Leather-clad gouchos host your meal, in this traditional Churrascaria.
  • Silk Kitchen and Bar – enjoy Chinese comfort food in this al fresco dining experience.
  • Prego – showcasing the best Italian food, both modern and classic.
  • Afternoon tea Palm Court – 4pm? It must be time for the Mozart themed afternoon tea. A unique but delightful experience.
  • Bistro Café – A bustling atmosphere serving pates, charcuterie and international cheeses, plus of course a wide selection of complementary teas and coffees.
  • The Vintage Room – Unsurprisingly there is an additional charge if you indulge yourself with a Private Wine Dinner, which can feature any wine from the 10,000 bottle, 230 vintages, onboard.
  • Scoops Ice Cream Bar – its death by the wonderful, delicious ice cream served at Scoops.
  • Trident Grill – Pool side al fresco dining serving delicious burgers, pizzas, wraps and salads.
  • In-suite Dining – Waterside’s full menu, and other in-suite favourites, are available to enjoy in the comfort of your own room, 24 hours a day.

Crystal Cruises are always keen to understand and fulfil dietary requirements. Vegetarian and Vegan choices are available in each dining venue.

A wide selection of premium cocktails, wines, beers and spirits are available in each of the dining venues and onboard bars.

Onboard Accommodation

Marble bathrooms and shower rooms complement the spacious seating areas tastefully decorated with rich textures and soothing colours.

Your suite choices:

  • Deluxe Stateroom with large picture window – Over 200 sq feet providing all Crystals fantastic inclusions.
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda – 254 sq ft, including a private balcony.
  • Seabreeze Penthouse with Veranda – 368 sq ft, including a personal butler to pamper to your every need.
  • Penthouse with Veranda – 388 - 527 sq ft, including a personal butler and a bottle of Champagne on arrival.
  • Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Veranda – 510 sq ft, large twin sink bathroom await and luxurious finishings, along with your personal butler.
  • Crystal Penthouse with Veranda – 1,019 - sq ft, your personal butler awaits in this exquisite, spacious suite, complete with separate bedroom, lounge and dining areas.

Every accommodation grade comes with Crystal’s all-inclusive offering, the main difference being the inclusion of a butler when choosing a Penthouse or above.

Spa, Health and Wellness

Relax and recharge in the expansive and indulgent Crystal Life Spa. A multituide of therapies await in the treatment rooms, whilst the state-of-the-art sauna and changing rooms enable you to linger in luxury.

The Crystal Life Salon offers a range of personal treatments including haircuts, stylings and colourings. Facials, manicures and pedicures are also available.

Additionally, a very well stocked gym featuring the latest equipment is available to use during your stay with Crystal Cruises. Multiple running machines, bikes, cross trainers and free weights await. Or why not join one of the many classes which include yoga, pilates, spin class, circuit training or aerobics. For those who really want to go back to basics there is always the 360 degree promenade deck which is a magnet for runners and walkers alike.

Golfers will not be disappointed as Crystal provide driving nets and putting greens, whilst on most sailings there are golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf professionals.

A rarity on an ultra-luxury cruise ship is a tennis court. The Wimbledon Paddle Tennis court is a place to enjoy a game of singles or doubles.

Note: Spa and beauty salon treatments come at an additional cost.

Excursions, Entertainment and Activities

Crystal Adventures are an immersive, authentic and enriching collection of excursions which explore each and every port of call. There are many Adventures to choose from including complementary ‘You care, we care’ voluntourism adventures providing you with the opportunity to invest time into the cultures and places visited.

Private and Boutique Adventures are select opportunities that are largely exclusive to Crystal, some of which can be customised to your exact requirements.

Crystal really excels when it comes to entertaining onboard. Whether you enjoy a casual cocktail and soft piano music in Crystal Cove or prefer the razzmatazz of a broadway style show in the Galaxy Lounge, Crystal has it covered.

If you are sailing on Crystal Symphony, during the day the Starlite Club, with its panoramic sea views, is the venue to enjoy captivating lectures, whilst in the evening it transforms into a modern dance venue with its circular bar. The Stardust Club onboard Crystal Serenity host lectures during the day but turns into an authentic Supper Club, inspired by the music of The Rat Pack, featuring performances by the ship’s live band.

Crystal Serenity also features Pulse night club, where you can dance the night away to favourite chart hits and by day the venue hosts VIP gaming.

The Art Deco inspired Hollywood Theatre is the place to go if you fancy watching a recent release movie. If you enjoy the occasional cigar then the Connoisseur Club is an exclusive retreat just for you, combine with a fine Cognac and appreciate the atmosphere in the unique surroundings.

Resort World present all kinds of gaming tables and slot machines within a glamorous stylish and glittering, exciting atmosphere within the casino. If having a flutter is your thing then Crystal’s casino is one of the best around.

Avenue of the Stars will find you in a shopper’s paradise. Jewels, watches, high fashion, mementos, resort wear, boutiques all have their place.

If you just want to find a quiet place to read a book or finish off a puzzle then the library, packed with books from all genres is the perfect place to get away.

Enrichment Programmes

The Creative Learning Institute offers classes and workshops featuring a variety of topics including wine, finance, art and wellness.

Computer University@Sea provides users not only with numerous 27 inch Apple Mac computers but also a team of specialists are on hand to help you enhance your computer skills and even work with you to turn your cruise experience into a personalised digital movie or photo documentary.

Crystal Visions Lecture Series bring aboard celebrities, athletes, politicians, renowned scientists and celebrated authors, who will share their stories as part of Crystal’s award-winning enrichment series.

The Bridge Lounge offers supervised games of bridge on ever voyage overseen by a ACBL accredited instructor on every cruise.


Crystal Clean is the mantra when it comes to respecting the environment, with objectives of minimising waste, reducing water consumption and natural resources, and increasing sustainable sourcing.

Both Symphony and Serenity have an appointed Environmental Officer onboard who’s full time position is to increase awareness and continually improve processes and procedures that will optimise sustainability, economic impact, environmental impact and social impact.

Onboard treatment procedures and comprehensive recycling programmes help mitigate impact on the environment, including ensuring that waste and other materials generated onboard leave little or no footprint behind.

Over 650,000 gallons of water are saved annually by encouraging guests to reduce changes to their linens and towels, low-flow shower heads in all guest and crew accommodations reduce water consumption by 50%, eco-friendly water filtration systems remove the need for still and sparkling bottled water in each dining venue.

Reducing consumption of plastic and Recycling is a key focus for Crystal. Use of plastic bottles and other containers have been reduced, plastic straws have been removed all together, disposable linen bags, shoeshine bags and dry-cleaning bags have all been replaced by cloth.

All recyclable materials are separated and sorted onboard and either recycled on route or in the case of printer cartridges, batteries, left over soap and toiletries, these are collected, stored and then off loaded for recycling when the ship hits US soil.

Crystal’s itinerary planning ensures that not only local laws are abided to but in many cases they are exceeded to ensure that the destinations continue to thrive for residents and future travellers.

Crystal is proud to offer customers the opportunity to get directly involved with local communities in their ‘You Care, We Care’ voluntourism programme, started over a decade ago. From playing games, reading and dancing with the elderly and children at the Granitos de Paz Foundation in Columbia, to tree planting efforts to help shelter the Yellow-eyed Penguins in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Crystal Ocean Cruise Ships