Crystal Serenity


Cruise Month: The most luxurious ships afloat 

October not only signifies Cruise Month but also marks the beginning of the Australian cruise season. It's the time when major cruise lines from around the world send their most exquisite vessels from the Mediterranean or the Caribbean down under.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 19 2023

Crystal Serenity won’t disappoint

As Crystal Serenity sets sail from Venice this week on a short preview cruise, the big question is: What has changed?

WORDS BY Sue Bryant . Jul 28 2023

Crystal Cruises to debut new Aurora Spa on its fleet

Guests booked to cruise on the inaugural sailings onboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony this summer, will be in for a treat at the new Aurora Spa, inspired by the Goddess of Dawn. Offering “sunrise-inspired” […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 16 2023

Crystal Cruises returns – and I couldn’t be happier!

Crystal is back – and I for one couldn’t be happier. Almost a year to the day when the most-awarded luxury cruise line was unceremoniously placed in the hands of administrators and abandoned by Genting […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Feb 1 2023

Crystal Cruises will be back on the water by next year

Last month, Crystal Cruises was thrown a lifeline by A&K Travel Group Ltd, who purchased two of its ships and the rights to its name.  While the finer details are still being worked out, this […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 29 2022
Tips & Advice

How to get luxe at low prices

Australia’s love of luxury lines has meant the upcoming cruise season is about to see more competition than ever before. And while lines which sport white-gloved butlers and free-flowing champagne would like you to believe […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 12 2018

Crystal Symphony turns on the sparkle

The luxury sector has never been move competitive, with new contenders and pretenders everywhere. Crystal Cruises once held centre stage, winning awards for more than two decades. Now, the line is fighting back.The Crystal Symphony […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 15 2018

Crystal Cruises new Australian shore excursions

It was a windy, blustery day as we stepped onto the pontoon at Rose Bay to board our sea plane. The excursion – a flight to Cottage Point Inn for a sumptuous three-course meal. As […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 25 2017

Desmond Tutu to speak on Crystal Cruises’ South Africa voyage

If you missed Desmond Tutu’s talk on Holland America’s ms Amsterdam in March, you’ll be able to catch him next year when he boards Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity. The retired Archbishop will board the ship […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 23 2014

Crystal cruise ship heads to the Northwest Passage

Crystal Cruises will sail where no other luxury cruise line has sailed before, when it completes a month-long cruise through the remote Northwest Passage. Until recently, the passage has been frozen in ice and has […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 23 2014

Crystal adds new destinations, returns to Alaska, New Orleans in 2016/17

Crystal Cruises has unveiled its 2016 and early 2017 itineraries, which include visits to 27 new destinations in the Pacific, South America and the Mediterranean. Among the new destinations will be Aitutaki in the Cook […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 16 2014