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Crystal Cruises: Large Ship Luxury

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Interested in a luxury liner without sacrificing the size of a larger ship? Enter the rare cross between luxury and size: Crystal Cruises. The cruise line has spent nearly $100 million in redesigning their two vessels, the Serenity & Symphony, both of which welcome over 900 guests without sacrificing a Six Star level of service.

Often voted best cruise ship in the world, the Crystal Serenity is the larger of the two options, complete with a Dolby-equipped Theater and all of the great features expected on larger ships (casino, world-class pool deck, boutique shopping, and more).

Not only that, the recent redesign included a very modern twist on the ship’s suites. The look of the suites is perhaps my personal favorite of any room at sea: Old Hollywood glamour meets Fifth Avenue chic. Every room onboard is state-of-the-art, with Blu-ray players, flat panel TVs, electronic “Do not disturb” messages and even a doorbell system for complete privacy.



The smaller vessel, the Crystal Symphony, is equally as fantastic. One of my favorite features of this ship, the Silk Road restaurant, serves dishes by famed chef Nobu! Foodies will love this addition, along with Perfect Choice Dining program. The program allows guests to choose from three different dining options in the Crystal Dining Room: Classic Main, Classic Late, and Dining by Reservation, which gives guests the flexibility to dine at a different time (and with different guests!) every night of their cruise, if desired.

The feature that really sets Crystal apart is it’s amazing ability to offer spectacular service in a large-ship setting. A smiling face or friendly attitude can make or break a guest’s experience onboard, and Crystal is dedicated to ensuring that their team stick to a high standard of excellence. From the white-glove service at afternoon tea to the homemade croissants and fresh-squeezed juice at breakfast, Crystal delivers an unpretentious experience in a very contemporary setting.

Not only does Crystal offer unique itineraries in terms of destinations, but it also is known for its themed cruises. Be sure to ask me about a sailing dedicated to any of the following that you have a passion for:

– Wine & Food

– Culture & Enrichment

– Music, Fashion & Theater

– Fitness & Sports

– Holiday Travel

Since Crystal is a partner cruise line, booking it through me ensures that you receive star treatment! Not only that, but I’m able to provide special perks on certain sailings, like complimentary shore excursions and onboard credits! Also, select sailings are hosted by Virtuoso Voyager Club representatives, so clients booked through a Virtuoso agency (like Vacations by Lindsey!) will be able to join their onboard host and other Virtuoso guests in a complimentary cocktail party, complimentary shore excursion, and have a point of contact during their trip.

Deal of the Day: Act fast if you’re interested in a 6-to-8-day Mediterranean cruises: we have sailings as low as $1575 per person if you book before Oct. 31!


Lindsey Epperly

My name is Lindsey Epperly and I’m a travel consultant and owner of Epperly Travel, a national affiliate of Century Travel. I’m most passionate about building lifelong relationships with my clients and suppliers, discovering the globe in a way that makes me a better agent, and celebrating with my team when we reach a new milestone. One of our core values at Epperly Travel is to create fun and celebrate constantly – and I’m fortunate to be in a career that allows me to do just that. I’m proud to announce my recent achievements: landing a spot on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List as their Caribbean expert, being nominated for Virtuoso’s Rising Star Award and receiving a place on Jezebel Magazine’s Trailblazing Ten list.

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