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Aboard the two highest-rated ships in the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal... extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices. This is the very essence of our company; this is the Crystal Difference. A steadfast commitment to excellence has earned us unprecedented recognition as the World’s Best for an incredible 15 years – an accomplishment unmatched by any other cruise line, hotel or resort anywhere in the world.

Crystal Serenity Mediterranean cruise review

Julie Peasgood samples six-star luxury on board Crystal Serenity from Athens to Venice How do you define luxury? Is it being cocooned in a huge dressing gown with a butler serving you tea on a...

Black Sea Russia cruise ship review

A cruise on the Black Sea offers the opportunity to explore Russian cities including Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, discovers Gary Buchanan As Crystal Serenity slipped her lines we edged seawards, slowly taking...

Crystal Cruises expands 2014 theme cruise selection

Crystal Cruises is expanding its 2014 Experiences of Discovery theme cruise programme with six new themes. Spread throughout the year, the new themes focus on thrill-seeking, elegance, the Roman Empire, maritime history, magic and microbrews. Highlights...

Crystal Cruises to redesign Crystal Serenity

Crystal Cruises is planning a $17-million redesign of Crystal Serenity this November. The cruise line will makeover Crystal Serenity’s butler-serviced Crystal Penthouses and Lido Deck, the indoor/outdoor Trident Grill, Tastes restaurant and Lido café. As with...

Recipes from Celebrity Chef Nobu

Celebrity chef Nobu will be offering intimate gourmet experiences on board Crystal Symphony this summer. Here he shares three of his favourite fish and seafood recipes SASHIMI SALAD WITH MATSUHISA DRESSING – Serves 4 Sea salt Freshly ground black...

Expert Cruise Advice: Volunteering on a cruise

From helping to protect endangered Orangutans to funding a school in China, there are plenty of opportunities to carry out volunteering on a cruise writes Amy Watkins. Holidays are meant to be relaxing, so who...

Cruising with the Oscars

The 85th Academy Awards take place this Sunday in Hollywood, and the nominations for this year's Best Films bring some incredible destinations into sharp focus. If you've been inspired to visit one of the...
Best for Wellbeing Cruise International Awards

Cruise Awards: Best for Wellbeing

Cruise International Awards judge and travel expert, Emma Sanger, talks to us about why cruises and pampering go hand in hand Ah, wellbeing. Now this is something that I love to experience when I’m cruising. With...

Top young talent dances – and sings – across Europe this Summer with Crystal...

Crystal Cruises’ European sailings will feature some of the top rising talent from the performing arts world this summer. The three “Emerging Artists”-themed North Cape and Mediterranean cruises are in collaboration with The Music Centre – Performing...
5 of the best restaurants on cruise ships

5 of the best cruise ship restaurants

When it comes to cruise ship cuisine, the lines are really pushing the boat out, with restaurants on board to rival the best land-based ones. Julia McDonald rounds up her favourites. Uniworld Cuisine is key on...

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







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