Reflecting from home

The unprecedented situation that we are all living in has made us adjust to a brand new lifestyle – working from home, a commute that no longer consists of public transport, furry, four-legged colleagues that you never seem to get a reply from, and a constant urge to snack all day.

How often do we get the opportunity to sit back and reflect on how fortunate we are to experience moments that some could only dream of? Some of the team here at TCP have been using this time to reminisce on some of our most special moments we have experienced onboard the World’s Best, Crystal Cruises.

So sit back, and relax as we share with you some of our most memorable moments onboard.

Megan’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

I have been fortunate enough to do a little bit of cruising throughout my career but the first time I step foot onboard a Crystal cruise I knew I was in for a treat. Everything is taken care of so you can truly relax and being all-inclusive it pushed me to try new things from the cocktail menu and in the restaurants that I would never have tried otherwise, and wow am I glad I did because I’ve never been disappointed. The crew are also amazing, always greeted by a welcoming smile and they take the time to get to know you and your preferences.

Megan’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

The first time I dined in Nobu’s signature restaurant onboard always stands out, we were a group of 4 and the waiter took charge of our order and just bought us a little bit of everything to try. We spent nearly 3 hours enjoying everything Nobu had to offer, not once feeling rushed and it was all so delicious. Booking here everytime I’m onboard is now top of my list!

Mick’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is….

The friendly and professional service onboard without it being stuffy. The crew are recruited for their personality and attitude as well as their skills.

Mick’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is….

So many, but I still recall being served breakfast on our balcony, one misty morning, as we sailed through the fjord to Kotor in Montenegro. Mystical and magical sights – even if a little early!

Natalie’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

Being able to wake up every day in a different destination and sometimes a different country from my luxurious room onboard. I love jumping out of bed opening the balcony and stepping out to see where I am, and I get excited to plan what adventures we will have that day!

Natalie’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

Food glorious food! My favourite meal experience I had was the last time I was onboard dining at Silk in evening, it is Asian Tapas, and not only is the food amazing but the whole ambience of the evening is so special, due to the alfresco style setting and the twinkling lights that cover the olive trees as you sit down to dine. Plus as it’s Tapas you get to share food which I just love.

Jon’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

The quality and choices of food available on the ship…be it Ocean, River or Yacht. However, my favourite place to eat is the Italian restaurant, Prego. By reservation only, and complimentary, for your initial visit, you are assured of a relaxing and comfortable ambience – while enjoying a stunning menu, and a great choice of complimentary wines.

Jon’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

It’s so difficult to answer – I have been very lucky and fortunate to sail a number of times on Crystal Ocean and Crystal River – both totally stunning, and both totally different in what they offer from a cruise experience.  I think the common denominator that binds the Crystal products together is Quality. You know once you step onboard – it is like living the life of a millionaire – you are looked after by professional, caring staff, who go out of their way to ensure that your every need is catered for…..sheer escapism – and sheer bliss….if only for a few days.

Beth’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

Being able to sit on the balcony at night with a cup of tea watching the world go by while the ship is sailing – true bliss!

Beth’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

Experiencing the sweet potato fries!! At Trident Grill they serve the most amazing sweet potato fries, the best I have ever tried. I wanted them them to be a part of every meal. 

Elaine’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

I think it’s just the way everything comes together to create just the perfect holiday – the crew are just amazing, the food out of this world and I really just feel like I’m coming home when I step onboard a ship (as cheesy as that sounds).

Elaine’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

It has to be sailing out of Sydney harbour at the start of our honeymoon – it was late afternoon, perfect weather and the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are just amazing sights to see as you sail out to the sounds of ‘It’s a Wonderful World’ – there were even people at the top of the bridge waving to us as we sailed away.

Natalie’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

It is absolutely the service. The crew onboard all of the Crystal ships are second to none. I will never forget the experience of crew members remembering your name and preferences just a day or two after meeting you. It was also fabulous taking my Mum on her second cruise with Crystal and seeing her face when all the crew welcomed her with a “Welcome Home Mrs Janette” – she almost cried…

Natalie’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

My favourite moment onboard has been hard to drill down, as there have been so many, but I think an outstanding evening I had onboard was when I was lucky enough to sail on the 20th Anniversary cruise back in 2010. There was a huge party in the Crystal Plaza with balloons and confetti, the band was playing and everyone was dancing and having a great time

Becca’s favourite part about cruising with Crystal is…

It’s so hard to pinpoint one thing, but two highlights for me are the six-star service you receive whilst onboard. Nothing is ever too much for the staff and there is always someone around to assist you. Another highlight has to be the abundance of space that you have – it never feels overcrowded when you’re onboard which is such a lovely feeling.

Becca’s favourite moment onboard Crystal is…

Every memory I have onboard Crystal is very special, but I especially loved my visit to the speciality Italian restaurant, Prego. I could not fault the food, it was perfect in every way and the service was exceptional.

“Once the world gets back to normal, your Crystal Family will be waiting to welcome you back on board”

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