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Crystal Symphony

Decidedly modern after expansive makeover, but still classically elegant

Crystal Symphony emerged with newly designed spaces, features and amenities following the most expansive makeover in her history in November 2017.

Her new look may be decidedly modern, particularly in regard to the high-tech features in staterooms and penthouses, but the ship still retains the classic elegance for which she has been renowned since her launch in 1995.

Crystal Symphony
Crystal Symphony still retains the classic elegance for which she has always been renowned

An open seating dining concept ushers in new restaurants on board, while more of the spacious, butler-serviced Penthouse accommodations have been added.

Throughout the ship, state-of-the-art technological upgrades have been installed, enhancing guests’ connectivity and access to entertainment and news on demand.

New Penthouses and Penthouse Suites

Crystal Symphony now features more spacious, butler-serviced Penthouses and Penthouse Suites, with the newly added Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (12 new suites) and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah (28 new suites), both occupying Deck 9.

Penthouse accommodations offer guests enhanced all-inclusive Crystal amenities, including butler service and in-room speciality dining. Penthouse guests now receive unlimited complimentary dining at the onboard specialty restaurants.

The conversion of staterooms into the new penthouse accommodations effectively reduces the ship’s guest capacity to 848, while the number of crew on board remains the same.

New Open Dining concept and restaurants

A brand new Open Seating concept allows guests to dine at their leisure, affording more choices and flexibility for evening dining and entertainment. While the design and menu of global selections have evolved, the classic elegance, Michelin-level cuisine remains.

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The Waterside restaurant offers stylish décor and sophisticated ambiance

  • Waterside has emerged in place of the former Crystal Dining Room, reflecting the stylish décor and sophisticated ambiance found in the restaurants of the same name aboard Crystal River Cruises. Added tables for two and four guests offer expanded options for intimate dining in the expansive space, while a new open seating concept invites guests to dine as they wish eliminating Crystal’s previous format of assigned seating and times.
  • Moving into the former Lido Café space are Marketplace by day and Churrascaria by night. Both venues feature an open kitchen concept with dishes made to order. Marketplace continues to serve casual buffet style breakfast and lunch options, and is converted into Churrascaria, a stylish casual dinner venue in the evening creating an additional dining option for guests.
  • Newly adjacent to the existing Trident Grill on the Lido Deck is Silk Kitchen & Bar, offering full service dinner of modern Chinese-inspired fare with family-style dinner plates ideal for sharing, and self-service options for breakfast and lunch.
  • Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, the specialty dining venues by famed Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has been rebranded as Umi Uma & Sushi Bar. The authentic venue serves the inspired cuisine of Nobu, prepared by his personally trained chefs, and remains the only Nobu restaurants at sea. The ship’s second specialty restaurant, Prego, remains the same, continuing to serve regional specialties of Italy.
  • High-tech enhancements

    All guests now enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi throughout any Crystal voyage aboard all Crystal vessels. Crystal’s investment in technological amenities for guests includes hardware and software enhancements to enable expanded Internet connectivity and doubled satellite speed.

    In all rooms throughout the ship – in each stateroom and in all public areas – high-definition, interactive flat-panel TVs enable guests to conveniently access onboard programmes, view the Crystal Spa & Salon menu, the Connoisseur Wine Selection and dining menus.

    Reimagined Public Spaces and Entertainment

    Several favourite shipboard spaces also enjoy reimagined designs, while maintaining their inherent function as part of guests’ onboard experience. Crystal Symphony’s mid-ship Starlite Club, a hub for evening dancing and cocktails, was also refitted, boasting a fresh design to complement its vast sea views and brand new technological capabilities.

    The Starlite Club features varied acts from the Crystal Ensemble, as well as comedians, ballroom dance group and the Crystal Show Band, performing on select evenings of each voyage.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Crystal Cruises
    Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards, Finland
    Registered: The Bahamas
    Entered service: May 3, 1995
    Refurbished: 2004, 2006, 2009, 2017
    Gross tonnage: 51,044
    Passengers: 922
    Decks: 12
    Lifts: 8
    Crew: 545 European
    Officers: Scandinavian
    Cabins: 450 including
    :: 2 Crystal Penthouses with verandah
    :: 19 Penthouse suites with verandah
    :: 12 Seebreeze Penthouses with verandah
    :: 28 Seabreeze Penthouse Suites with verandah
    :: 44 Penthouses with verandahs and third berths
    :: 148 Deluxe Staterooms with verandahs
    :: 197 Deluxe Staterooms
    :: 4 staterooms for guests with disabilities
    Length: 781ft
    Width: 99ft
    Draft: 25ft
    Engines: diesel-electric

    Facilities

    Open dining in a variety of dining options including main restaurant Waterside, casino, cinema, library, one outside swimming pool (one with magrodrome), fitness centre, children’s facilities, flat screen TV, complementary Wi-fi access, personal safe

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