In its dedication to protecting marine environments and preserving their habitats, Crystal Cruises has committed to serving only sustainable seafood aboard its award-winning vessels. Renowned for the sophisticated fare served in the Crystal Dining Room and specialty restaurants Silk Road and The Sushi Bar and Prego, Crystal is the first cruise line to publicly commit to such a policy. Since 1990, Crystal has served only fresh seafood – never frozen – and live lobster on board, and with this new commitment, will offer guests a variety of sea fare raised and harvested in a sustainable manner, protecting species for future generations.
YOU CARE, WE CARE – PRESERVING AND GIVING BACK
As the trend toward voluntourism continues and luxury travelers increasingly seek adventures that are also enriching and rewarding, Crystal Cruises announces You Care, We Care, a new program designed to allow guests to contribute to the destinations they visit, while Crystal helps preserve the world’s historically significant sites.
You Care – On every 2011 itinerary, one complimentary Crystal Adventure shore excursion will enable guests and crew to donate their time and participate in a local charitable project, with Crystal paying for all transportation and logistics, and
We Care – For every World Heritage Site visited on 2011 Crystal Adventures, Crystal will donate a portion of the excursions’ fare to the preservation of each site.
New Digital Filmmaking Cruise – The latest Experiences of Discovery focus includes comprehensive instruction in digital filmmaking, led by BBC producer Michael Rosenblum. The program features:
Hands-on instruction from world class Travel Channel documentary filmmakers.
Guests will learn to prepare, shoot, edit and polish their own travel videos.
Crystal Cruises will provide all cameras, editing computers and other media as part of the program.
2011 World Cruise Enrichment
70 guest entertainers
53 guest speakers
15 or more instructors on each segment
14 onboard special events
New String Quartets – Playing both classical and popular music on every voyage
Summer 2011 – Elite Show Band performing in the Stardust Club aboard Crystal Serenity; Professional DJ in Pulse and Luxe nightclubs on Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, respectively
New Production Shows – “Across the Pond” premiers aboard Crystal Serenity in September, plus a brand new show premiering on Crystal Symphony in 2011
New TV Network Distribution – Six networks streaming live worldwide aboard both ships, 24/7:
Sky Sports News
ONBOARD WATER BOTTLING PLANT
Crystal is currently working to develop its own water bottling plant aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, which would eliminate approximately one million plastic bottles used on board each year.
CRYSTAL SERENITY REFURBISHMENT
Dramatic, upscale new designs are planned for Crystal Serenity in May 2011…