Dining

Travel to Taste the World

With the signature focus on choice, the Crystal Dining Room now offers two menus each evening: an innovative new “Modern” menu including dishes such as a Slow-cooked Shiraz-braised Oxtail Ragout, or a re-imagined Strawberries Romanoff with Cotton Candy dome, alongside a “Classic” menu of traditional favorites. “Lighter Fare— options including low-sodium, low-cholesterol, low-carb selections and vegetarian dishes are also included on every menu. The Crystal Dining Room offers open seating for breakfast and lunch. Perfect Choice Dining is offered at dinner-time. Choose from: • Classic Main (beginning at 6:15 pm) • Classic Late (beginning at 8:30 pm) • Dining by Reservation (available between 6:15 pm and 9:15 pm), offering the flexibility to dine when and with whom you wish. Actual times vary by itinerary and are printed in Reflections on board.

Perfect Choice Dining®
 

Perfect Choice Dining, a unique concept offered in the Crystal Dining Room, allows you to choose Classic Main (seated at 6:15pm), Late Seating (seated at 8:30pm), or Dining by Reservation (when and with whom you wish) for your evening dining.

The complimentary Dining by Reservation affords you ultimate freedom, inviting you to dine at a different time, at a different table, just for two or with newfound friends. This option can be selected at the time of booking. Once your cruise is fully paid, you may then reserve your personal dining times at our Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC).

As many traditional cruisers prefer classic dining options that allow them to dine at the same time each evening during their cruise – at the same table with their regular tablemates and served by their familiar evening wait staff – Crystal is pleased to continue offering their Classic Main and Late Seatings, too.

Breakfast and lunch in the Crystal Dining Room are open seating.

Prego Charming and romantic, brings the flavors of Italy to Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Savor intimate table side service and a seasonally changing menu of traditional favorites such as Scaloppine Di Vitello Servite Con Capelli D’angelo and Linguine Con Aragosta E Zucchini. Serving dinner only.

Silk Road & The Sushi Bar

The eclectic–and delectable–cuisine of world-renowned master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu— Matsuhisa is prepared by Nobu-trained chefs at Silk Road and The Sushi Bar. Regarded for his innovative approach to sushi, Nobu blends classically styled Japanese foods with distinct Peruvian and European influences. While The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu’s inventive sushi and sashimi, including Salmon Tartar, Tiradito Nobu-style and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Silk Road presents his celebrated dishes such as Lobster with Truffle-Yuzu Sauce, Grilled Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and his signature dessert, a Bento Box filled with Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Shiso Syrup and Sesame Ice Cream. The famed chef enjoys a long history with Crystal and unveiled his own line of fine china during Crystal Serenity’s inaugural season. Serving dinner only.

An innovative concept in wining and dining is offered aboard Crystal Cruises. The Vintage Room promotes wine education and the vast range of fine wines available on board. In addition to tastings and discussions in this beautiful room, guests may partake in a variety of private wine-themed dinners by special arrangement with the Head Sommelier. Sample Menu: Vintage Room Dinner

Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners
 
Crystal’s Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners are one-of-a-kind culinary experiences featuring some of the rarest wines in the world. Offered a few times each year on both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, depending on the wines selected the exceptional dinners are priced at an estimated $1,000 per person.The first Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner was an eight-course French meal prepared by Master Chef André Soltner, former chef/owner of world-famous Lutèce, paired with, among others, a nearly impossible-to-get 1959 Ch—teau Lafite–Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux and a Screaming Eagle 1996 from Napa Valley, considered its dream year.

The Bistro

This popular European-style coffee bar and café is a favorite meeting place open every day from 9am to 11pm. Complimentary espresso, caffe latte, cappuccino and specialty teas are served in our comfortable café, graced by the whimsical paintings of celebrated artist Guy Buffet.

Wines and champagne by the glass are also available. Light snacks are served throughout the day, ranging from fresh pastries and fruit in the morning to a selection of international chesses, charcuterie, pastries, and other delicacies in the afternoon and into the late evening.

Casual Dining

On selected evenings during your cruise, the Lido Café on board Crystal Symphony and Tastes on Crystal Serenity offer alfresco dining with unique specialty items such as Chinese comfort food served in a relaxed, comfortable ambiance; dress is casual and reservations are not required.

Trident Grill & Ice Cream Bar

Mid-ship dining spaces on Lido deck are all new and redesigned for a more open, casual and relaxed dining experience including the Trident Grill which offers classic hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tuna melts, wrap sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. A Late-Risers Breakfast is available in the redesigned Tastes Bar & Restaurant (Crystal Serenity). And for a special cold treat, Scoops ice cream bar features a wide variety of Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, plus, nonfat frozen yogurt and sherbets, with tempting toppings, and fresh baked cookies.

Other Dining Options and Highlights

Afternoon Tea

A special event at Crystal Cruises, each afternoon tea service presents a selection of savories and sweets served in the sunlit charm of Palm Court. Our Mozart Tea is a visit to 18th-century Vienna as you are greeted by staff dressed in velvets and brocades and are tempted by a selection of the finest cakes and pastries from Austria. Our English Colonial Tea offers a taste of tradition, complete with scones, finger sandwiches and assorted sweets. The American Tea is a Crystal Cruises creation, paying tribute to the classics of the American summertime.

Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres

A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres is served in the various bars and lounges every evening before dinner.

Late-Night Hors d’Oeuvres

Snacks and small bites are served in The Bistro during the late-night bar hours.

In-Suite/In-room Dining

From breakfast in bed to dinner on your verandah, Crystal’s complimentary 24-hour in-stateroom dining is a true indulgence. At sea or in port, you may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the sumptuous comfort of your own room, served with the same precision and attention to detail so graciously displayed in every restaurant. During lunch and dinner hours, you are welcome to order the same selections offered in the Crystal Dining Room, served course by course, if you so desire. And if you’re traveling in a Penthouse, you may also enjoy the additional privilege of ordering from our specialty restaurants during dinner hours. Offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Themed Buffets

With some of the most exotic destinations and stunning coastlines in the world as a backdrop, lavishly arranged luncheon buffets take place on the Lido Café on select days at sea. Imagine cruising the Italian Riviera as you dine on the Mediterranean-themed Cuisines of the Sun. Think Nuevo Latino celebrating the fiery gastronomy of South America, or an Asian Café showcasing flavors of the Pacific Rim. Regardless of where you travel, these events are always much more than a meal-they are true gastronomic celebrations of extraordinary cultures around the world. Serving lunch on select days at sea.

Kosher-style Dining

A wide choice of pre-packaged kosher-certified meals, including meats, seafood and poultry as well as white and red kosher wines is available on a limited basis, on every itinerary. All chefs, kitchen and dining staff have been trained in kosher food preparation, handling and servicing. Only kosher pots, pans and utensils are used, and plates, silverware and glassware are washed separately. Due to limited provisioning resources, the number of guests per cruise who may partake in our kosher-style program is restricted to 20. Guests’ whose diet requires or who wish to dine kosher-style must provide us with advance notice at the time of the initial reservation, and no less than 90 days prior to sailing. We will do all that we can.