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You can expect more …
An experience that concentrates on you completely - pampering you with the best of everything. Gourmet food prepared by world-class chefs, with service that is attentive and personal yet unobtrusive in well-appointed, luxurious surroundings. Travel to well known and hidden destinations, and be accompanied by guides that provide exclusive opportunities and access.
You can expect less…
Fewer people. Smaller, more intimate ships. No announcements for bingo or shore tours. It is likely the only announcement you will hear is for the mandatory lifeboat drill. Fewer onboard expenses. Luxury cruises are a more all-inclusive experience. Standard amenities are gratuities, beverages including wine and premium spirits, and specialty coffees. Some lines also offer airfare, hotels, and onboard credits.
Expansive comfort with large, marble appointed bathrooms filled with an assortment of sublime toiletries. Large closets, flat screen TV’s, pillow menus, high quality fabrics, and electronic MP3 docking stations are standard on most luxury lines.
Fine dining is one of the cornerstones of luxury cruising. Award winning chefs take personal pride in extraordinary gourmet meals that are served on fine china paired with wines chosen by an expert sommelier. Open seating is the norm, so meals are made individually rather than in bulk, assuring your meal arrives hot and just the way you ordered it. You also have the option of in-suite dining, served one course at a time, or alternative dining venues that may include a steakhouse, sushi, or Italian menu. Want an over-the-top dining experience? Crystal Cruises has a by-reservations-only, “Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner”. Offered only a few times each year, private dinners are planned around rare wines from around the world.
Entertainment & Activities
While nightly shows and casino action are expected, there is also a tradition of enrichment lectures by world-renowned experts, celebrities and luminaries. Subjects can vary from history, art, and wine, to politics and finance.
Warm, gracious service with an unwavering commitment to excellence is the hallmark of luxury cruising. With fewer passengers and more staff, your waiter will speak to you by name, remember your preferences, and understand that you come first.
Luxury goes exploring
- 6-star, all-suite, all-balcony ships
- Le Cordon Bleu menus
- imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours
- attracts sophisticated, well traveled couples and families.
***Unlimited shore excursions - Free luxury hotel package - Unlimited wine & premium spirits including in-suite mini-bar - Gratuities included - free ground transfers ***
An all-inclusive lifestyle
- ships for just 296 to 540 guests.
- roundtrip air fare and transfers (on over 90% of voyages)
- luxury suites with butler service
- transportation into town and gratuities
***Spending credit of up to $1000 per suite on any 2012 voyage***
Your wish is our command
- flawless "never-say-no" service
- Six-star, all inclusive luxury
- Complimentary specialty restaurants
- gratuities are included