Onboard A Crystal Ship
"Commanding the world's great oceans with grace"

Crystal Plaza Symphony Deck 5
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Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza waterfall

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Crystal Plaza waterfall

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Crystal Plaza Decorated for Hanukkah and Christmas

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The Menorah in Crystal Plaza

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Last day of Hanukkah

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Christmas decorations in Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza Ready for the New Year

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Crystal Plaza Decorated for New Year's

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New Year's countdown in Crystal Plaza (See the video)

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Painting is among Crystal's onboard activities. On display are the works of the students on this cruise

Crystal Plaza Serenity Deck 5
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Looking down on Crystal Plaza from The Avenue of the Stars

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The Fountain from The Avenue of the Stars

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Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove

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The Astoria Strings in Crystal Plaza

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Christmas at the Conceirge Desk in Crystal Plaza

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Crystal Plaza at Christmas

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Crystal Plaza at Christmas

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Crystal Plaza at Christmas

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Crystal Plaza at Christmas

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Crystal Plaza at Christmas

Shops, Casino & Lounges - Symphony Deck 6
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Deck 6 is home to three shops, Apropos, Crystal Collections and Facets

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Judith Lieber purses for sale in Apropos

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Chamber music every afternoon with these pretty musicians

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The mezanine at Christmas

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The mezanine at Christmas

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The mezanine at Christmas

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Casino

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The casino. Joan entered the slot contest and.... Lost!

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Christmas Decoration on Deck 6. Touch-screen TVs are available around the ship to check out activities and menus

Shops, Casino & Lounges - Serenity Deck 6
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Avenue of the Stars is home to three beautiful botiques located above Crystal Plaza

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Apropo - Apparel and accessories

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Facets - Fine Jewelry

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Crystal Collections - There was a pair of diamond cufflinks in this shop for $6,600

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Stored for the night on the mezanine

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How fun would it be to take these on late night spin around the Avenue of the Stars?

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The Casino

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Hollywood Theater - Daily movies and lectures

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The Hollywood Theater

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Joan just hanging out enjoying the ocean view

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Looks like someone's been eating too much. Pull that gut in!

Symphony Promenade Deck 7
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Crystal ships still have a 360° promenade deck - Deck 7

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Life preserver

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Extra life jackets

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Life rafts?

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How those little pods inflate into man-size life rafts

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Life boats

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Promenade deck workout

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Promenade deck workout

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Promenade deck workout but what is it?

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The crew's outdoor lounge on deck 5

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Crew's Pool in the Bow on Deck 7

Serenity Promenade Deck 7
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Crystal ships still have a 360º Prominade Deck - deck 7

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Crystal ships still have a 360º Prominade Deck - deck 7

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Count your laps around the Promenade Deck

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The ocean at 17.8 knots (Beaufort 7). The waves look small from our cabin on deck 8 but they are 8 to 10 feet high

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On the Deck with a 17.8 knot wind

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An old anchor lies in the bow area on deck 7

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The Library is on Deck 7

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Computer University, Deck 7. Go online for emails and games or take lessons on just about anything you can do with a computer

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The Bridge Lounge is on Deck 7

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Play Bridge and even take lessons

 
Pool & Jacuzzi Symphony Deck 11
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Deck 11 at night

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Pool Deck #11

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A quiet day around the pool

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Crystal Sextet entertains at the pool each afternoon

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Enjoying the jacuzzi

Pool & Jacuzzi Serenity Deck 12
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Enjoy the Water, Sun, Lounging, Music, Cocktails and Beverages

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The pool is pretty quiet during chilly or stormy days

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The pool becomes more inviting on calm, sunny days

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Pool and jacuzzies

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There is plenty of room to relax on the Pool Deck

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Enjoying the Jacuzzi

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Enjoying the pool

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Outdoor on Deck 12 on a warm evening

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There was always music somewhere, even at the pool

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The Crystal Sextet

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Golf nets and putting green are located aft on Deck 6. Free instructions are offered daily

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Looking Forward on Deck 12

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Golf driving nets on Deck 12

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Private lessons with Karen Kneissler on Deck 12

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Lessons at the golf nets

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Putting green on Deck 12

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Looking Aft on Deck 12

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Paddle Tennis Court on Deck 12

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Padddle Tennis Court on Deck 12

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Deck 12 Paddle Tennis

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Deck 12 Paddle Tennis

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The View From Deck 12

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See where you're headed

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See where you've been

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Play "Titanic" star

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Get a new hair do

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Watch paddle tennis, walk or jog on Deck 12

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Check out the pool deck

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Look for a familiar face

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The view from Deck 12 while in port

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The retractible roof over the Silk Restaurant

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The Skylights Over Palm Court

Tennis 13 & Golf Serenity Deck
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Looking aft on Deck 13

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Paddle Tennis courts

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Paddle Tennis is a very popular sport on board

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Deck 13 is a great place to be during the sail away parties

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View of Lisbon from Deck 13. Joan has sailed many times on the Seaborn ship dry docked here Lisbon

Crossing The Equator by Sea - A Centuries-old Ceremony
King Neptune himself transforms "pollywogs" into bona fide "shellbacks"
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Crossing the Equator is a BIG Deal
All "polywogs" must appear in the court of King Neptune

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The "polywogs" are marched into King Neptune's court


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The "polywog's" fate awaits

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The "polywogs" are sentenced for rediculous crimes and doused with 'slim"

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That's me in the T-shirt

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Sentenced, slimmed and thrown overboard (the pool)

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I have been initiated into the 'Order of Shellbacks"

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Eric and Andre celebrate their initiation into the 'Order of Shellbacks"

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Jeff and Joette take advantage of the music

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I think the pool suffered the most damage

Crew's "Tug-of-War"
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Hundreds gathered for the Crew's Tug-of-War

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Cruise Director, Paul McFarland, moderates the event

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The Engine Room Crew

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The Deck Crew

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The Entertainers (guys of the Crystal Singers and Dancers)

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The Cheerleaders (girls of the Crystal Singers and Dancers)

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Paul gets some help with the judging

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Engine Room vs Maintenance

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The deck crew is challenged but win

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The Entertainers are challenged but win

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The Semi-finals

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The Finals

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The Entertainers finish in second place

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The Cheerleaders are disappointed

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The wonderfully relaxing waterfall in Symphony's Crystal Cove


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