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Dining

Choices are key elements of the Crystal dining experience, rich in menus and venues.  Elaborate, four- or five-course menus are presented daily in several settings.  The grand Crystal Dining Room features international cuisine and regionally inspired dishes based on the itinerary, and never repeats a menu, even on a 100-plus day World Cruise.  This classic dining experience offers Classic Main, Classic Late and the new Open Dining by Reservation.  With the most extensive wine cellars at sea (some 20,000 bottles), Crystal offers guests a comprehensive choice of wines, plus a new reserve list of 20 rare vintages.  Further, the intimate Vintage Rooms play host to the ultimate gourmet experiences with the first-ever at-sea Wine-Makers dinners.

Daytime Dining Options & Afternoon Tea

Lido Café features a casual ambiance with breathtaking ocean views, and the buffet-style indoor/outdoor café offers both Early-and Late-Riser Breakfast, as well as late-morning bouillon service and luncheon buffets.

Daytime snacks, a lunchtime hamburger/hot dog grill, sandwiches, specialty burgers and a full bar are available at the Trident Bar & Grill. During your cruise, you will be treated to several special buffets that might include Asia Café, Cuisine of the Sun, Latino Nuevo and American Classic. For your sweet tooth, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbets and freshly baked cookies are available during the day at the Ice Cream Bar.

Breakfast and lunch are also served in the Crystal Dining Room.

What could be more civilized than afternoon tea? Crystal Cruises offers several tea options to transport you to a different time and place. Revel in the luscious Viennese flavors and elegant ambiance of our Mozart Tea, where staff in period costumes of velvet, brocade and lace cater to your pleasure. You may also choose the white-tie-and-tails tradition of an English Colonial Tea or the charming southern ambiance of Crystal's popular American Tea.

In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining

Sometimes, after a long day's adventure ashore or a full schedule of activities on board, the very best option for dinner is to order in.

Leave your formal wear in the closet and dine in your bathrobe and slippers, if you wish, with a full selection of delectable dishes from your In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining menu. You may also order from the evening's menu in the Crystal Dining Room, or request whatever your heart desires-Crystal's chefs will do their best to oblige your tastes. Those guests in Penthouses who order In-Suite & In-Stateroom Dining will be served by their butler, and also have the option of ordering from the specialty restaurants.

Evening Dining

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity each feature an exceptional variety of evening dining options.

In addition to the main Crystal Dining Room, there are two specialty restaurants and Room Service available 24 hours.

Crystal Cruises is expanding its fine dining options in 2011 with Perfect Choice Dining, adding greater flexibility and choices.  Open dining by reservation will be offered in the Crystal Dining Room, in addition to Classic Main Seating and Classic Late Seating.   

The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal Cruises is justifiably famous is offered in the elegant Crystal Dining Room, located in the heart of the ship just off the Crystal Plaza. The Crystal Dining Room is beautifully appointed, with sweeping ocean views by day and a magnificent ambiance at night. Gracious European-trained waiters and internationally acclaimed chefs provide regionally inspired dishes and classic continental cuisine. The Crystal Dining Room offers the flexibility of two seatings to facilitate your dining preferences, and gives you the convenience of open seating at breakfast and lunch.

Casual poolside dining is offered on many evenings. Served from the Trident Grill (Tastes on Crystal Serenity), dinners on these relaxed, no-reservations evenings under the stars are a unique Crystal Cruises dining option.

Specialty Restaurants

On Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal features contemporary Asian cuisine in the specialty restaurant Silk Road and The Sushi Bar, offering signature dishes created by internationally renowned Japanese master chef, Nobu Matsuhisa.

On Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the Italian restaurant, Prego, offers elegant dining with a spectacular view and unique Italian cuisine. No matter where in the world you are cruising, you'll have the option to enjoy Old World charm and authentic regional Italian cuisine, with signature creations by Piero Selvaggio, owner of the renowned Valentino restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

On the Lighter Side

Today’s health-conscious travelers will appreciate Crystal’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offering selections that are low in salt, fat, sugar and cholesterol. Designed to cater to a variety of dietary needs, including diabetic and gluten-free, the emphasis is on beautifully presented, fresh, flavorful and satisfying meals.

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