From your choice of dining times in the Crystal Dining Room, to lavish themed buffets on deck or small and intimate experiences in the specialty restaurants, there is not a shortage of dining venues aboard Crystal Cruises ship.
Crystal features extraordinary cuisine of celebrity chefs and legendary restaurateurs such as Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio, and inventive menus created by Crystal’s own acclaimed culinary team, so dining aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony promises to delight and surprise even the most discriminating palate.
This week, we’ll take the opportunity to tell you a bit about each one.
Crystal Dining Room
The menu offers an extensive selection of regionally inspired cuisine prepared in the classical French tradition. The array of tantalizing options includes a “Lighter Fare” low-sodium, low-cholesterol and low-carb selections, plus vegetarian offerings.
The Crystal Dining Room offers open seating for breakfast and lunch; with our Perfect Choice Dining options for dinner, you may select from Classic Main (beginning at 6:15 pm), or Classic Late (beginning at 8:30 pm). You may also choose our Dining by Reservation option (available between 6:15 pm and 9:15 pm). Actual times vary by itinerary and are printed in Reflections on board. With Dining by Reservation, you have the flexibility to choose with whom you wish to dine as well as your dinner time (within the applicable dining hours).
If you choose Dining by Reservation, you may reserve your dining times through our Priority Check-in & Planning Center prior to your cruise, or you may make these arrangements once on board. All dinner reservations are subject to availability, and every effort is made to honor requests.
Crystal Cruises has perfected the art of dining at sea. With an emphasis on variety and flexibility, the cruise line voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line in history presents Perfect Choice Dining, a unique concept offered in the Crystal Dining Room which allows you to choose Classic Main or Late seating, or our newly introduced Dining by Reservation. With Dining by Reservation, you are able to reserve a table in the Crystal Dining Room each night of your voyage, if you wish. Offered in addition to Crystal’s Classic Main and Late seating’s, the complimentary Dining by Reservation is an ideal option for those who wish to linger a little longer ashore, indulge in a late afternoon spa appointment or simply enjoy the early hours of evening at your leisure.
The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal is renowned is served in the stylishly sophisticated Crystal Dining Room. Inventive menus showcase the unique flavors of the world with regionally inspired dishes presented alongside classic continental favorites. Gracious European-trained waiters anticipate your every desire, while expert sommeliers share passionate insight on the most comprehensive wine cellars at sea.
By day, sunlight bounces off the ocean waters through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows to dance across tables set with Schott Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch china, Sambonet and Elkington silver, and Frette or Garnier linens. Evenings are equally as magical, with the sounds of a musical trio serenading the room under the twinkle of crystal chandeliers.