Crystal Symphony


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 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

Discover the delights of the Far East on a luxurious all inclusive voyage

Whether you’re spending hot sticky nights eating chilli crab in a Singapore hawker market or perusing the neon lights of the shopping districts in Hong Kong, Asia remains one of the world’s most exciting regions. […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 16 2019

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

Crystal Cruises cancels port calls to Turkey

Crystal Cruises has announced a revised itinerary for Crystal Symphony in April and May 2016, which was scheduled to sail towards Istanbul and Kusadasi, replacing the port calls with destinations in Greece. Dropping ports calls […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 18 2016

Shirley Dunesky lives on board Crystal Cruises ships

Sydney-sider Shirley Dunesky, who has chalked up 244 cruises on Crystal Cruises ships, is a citizen of the world. This year, she will celebrate Christmas in Rio and next year she will be back in […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 17 2015

Cruisers train like Olympic athletes with Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is upgrading its onboard fitness with new equipment used by world-class athletes during the Olympic Games and World Cup events. The new training tools will be added to Crystal Symphony during a $20 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 11 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

Crystal to visit new Australian port

Crystal Cruises will visit 22 new destinations in 2015/16 in Australia, Greece, Norway and Brazil as part of its new Worldwide Cruise Atlas program. The brochure features 72 itineraries from seven- to- 102-day cruises aboard […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 15 2014