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Crystal Cruises is top-of-the-line company, offering glamorous cruising experience to high-income sophisticated guests. The cruise line operates two of the most beautiful and best designed cruise ships afloat with diverse itineraries around the globe. Crystal Cruises was created in 1988 as a brand and wholly owned subsidiary of the large Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) with two ships - Crystal Harmony and Crystal Symphony. The cruise line's original vessel Crystal Harmony was transferred to the parent company NYK and renamed Asuka 2 as a part of Asuka Cruises' fleet. The current Crystal Cruises fleet consists of two ships - Crystal Symphony and the 1,080 passengers Crystal Serenity, which entered service in June, 2003. Crystal Cruises offers an intriguing hybrid style of cruise experience. The line is decidedly upscale, but its ships, unlike its luxury niche competitors (Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruises and SeaDream Yacht Club) are relatively large, carrying 940 plus guests.

In March 2015, NYK announced that it was selling Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK), the owner of Star Cruises and a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Simultaneously, NYK announced that Crystal Cruises would be building a new ship, but did not provide any specifics, such as the new ship's size, or date of entry into service. GHK has confirmed that it would provide financial resources to build the new ship according to the highest standard in luxury cruise ships.

Considering the type of guests and the prices they are paying, Crystal Cruises is expecting from it's employees nothing short of absolutely impeccable service. This is the cruise line with the highest rate of returning crew and for the people considering a career in the cruise industry, this is one of the very best companies to work for.

Cruise ships and itineraries:

Crystal Serenity: Bahamas registered, built 2003, 68,870 gross tons, 1,080 passengers, 655 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Civitivecchia (Rome) and Venice, Italy, Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Istanbul, Turkey, Barcelona, Spain and Monte Carlo, Monaco; Europe out of Southampton (London), UK and Lisbon, Portugal;  Africa/India out of Cape Town, RSA; Middle East out of Dubai, UAE and Mumbai, India; Eastern/Southern/Western Caribbean out of Miami, FL; Panama Canal out of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and Miami, FL; Trans-Atlantic out of Lisbon, Portugal and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; World Cruise (Miami, FL to Southampton, UK).
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Crystal Symphony: Bahamas registered, built 1995, 51,044 gross tons, 940 passengers, 545 crew members.
Itineraries: Australia/Asia out of Sydney, Australia and Singapore; Australia/New Zealand out of Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand; Canada/New England out of New York, NY, Boston, MA and Montreal, QC; Caribbean out of New York, NY; Mediterranean, Western Europe, Scandinavia/Russia out of Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy, Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Dover (London), UK, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark  Trans-Atlantic, Caribbean, Panama Canal out of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, New York, NY and Miami, FL; Hawaii out of San Pedro (Los Angeles), CA; Mexican Riviera out of San Pedro (Los Angeles), CA; South America out of Miami, FL, Manaus, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Valparaiso, Chile; Transatlantic
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