Crystal Serenity

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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
The Aurora Spa onboard Crystal Cruises

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 return.

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 Symphony

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
Crystal Serenity

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

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
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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
Mount Vesuvius

Crystal Serenity Day 3: At the foot of Vesuvius

Waking to a Limoncello  headache after our sumptuous evening in Sorrento, Elysia and I get set to be  the ultimate tourists for the day, heading through winding roads to the ancient  town of Pompeii. We […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 7 2013
Embarkation Crystal Clear

Crystal Serenity Day 1: A Crystal Clear Embarkation

Embarking a ship is always a tedious experience, so when my cruising buddy, Elysia and I were ushered through check-in and sitting in the Crystal Dining Room within thirty minutes of getting off the bus, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 9 2012