- Assorted enrichment classes
- Meals and beverages are included
- Transportation options
Assorted Enrichment Classes
For those interested in highly sophisticated educational pursuits, the ships from Crystal Cruises have libraries and offers numerous enrichment classes. Topics include art instruction, photography lessons, cooking classes, history, and culture. Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi instructors are available for specialized fitness instruction.
Meals and Beverages are Included
Meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in cruise fare. Once you complete your first cruise lasting longer than seven days, you are automatically enrolled in the Crystal Society loyalty program that gives you discounts on the fares of following cruises. Children under 17 years old may sail for free or for a discounted rate on certain cruises.
Cruise Protection Program
Travel protection is available for those who book through Crystal Cruises. The Cruise Protection Program provides travel insurance coverage and assistance services which can assist in the unfortunate event of certain unexpected emergencies such as travel and baggage delays, illness or injury. The Cruise Protection Program not only provides reimbursement for penalties that may be assessed due to cancellations for covered reasons, but also provides medical expense reimbursement for accidents overseas, whereas Medicare and other private insurance policies may not. And, if your Trip Cancellation claim is denied due to a pre-existing medical condition, Crystal Cruises offers Cruise Protection Program participants a "Rollover Provision" that allows you to transfer the cancellation penalty amount to a future cruise.
With a large fleet, Crystal Cruises is able to help their guests see the world. Each year, they determine what destinations their ships will travel to. While destinations can vary on any given year, typical destinations to choose from include:
- Australia and New Zealand
- Grand Americas
- Hawaii and The South Pacific
- Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera
- New England and Canada
- Northern Europe
- Northwest Passage
- Pacific Coast
- Panama Canal
- South America
- and World Cruises
In addition to providing a number of destinations, there are specialty cruises offered by Crystal as well. These featured cruises include:
- Enchanting Europe: From $1,700 per person.
- Exotic Escapes: From $1,700 per person.
- New England and Canada: From $1,700 per person.
At least one black tie optional evening is required during the length of the cruise. The dress code is generally resort and elegant casual. This means skirts, dresses and slacks for women and button-up shirts, slacks and suit or dress coat for men.
There are transportation options available as well. Transfers between the airport and ship are available for guests sailing on full-cruise voyages only. Guests participating in a Crystal Pre- or Post-Cruise Hotel or Extended Land Program are entitled to transfers between airport, hotel and ship, or vice versa, according to itinerary. Transfers between airport or hotel and ship do not apply for guests making their own air and land arrangements. Crystal VIP Airport Service: optional service that allows you to arrange customized assistance starting from your home all the way to the ship, including personal attention at the airport during check-in, security and customs.