At Crystal Cruises, we are motivated by a single goal: to provide you with the finest experience not only in cruising, but in all of luxury travel. Aboard the two highest-rated ships in the world, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, you will discover the hallmarks of Crystal... extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and incredible choices. This is the very essence of our company; this is the Crystal Difference. A steadfast commitment to excellence has earned us unprecedented recognition as the World’s Best for an incredible 18 years – an accomplishment unmatched by any other cruise line, hotel or resort anywhere in the world”. Gregg Michael, President of Crystal Cruises. Known quite simply as the very best cruise ship in the world, Crystal Serenity is consistently awarded the highest accolades by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, among others. Crystal Symphony is a mid-sized ship at 68,870 gross registered tonnes and carries a maximum of only 1,070 guests and 655 international crew in six-star luxury. The lead-in accommodation category is the Deluxe Stateroom with large picture window, though most guests travel in Deluxe Staterooms with verandah, or one of 3 Penthouse categories which include butler service. Crystal Serenity underwent a US$25 million refurbishment in 2012 and offers guests a contemporary, ultra-luxe experience. Crystal Symphony is smaller at 51,044 gross registered tonnes and has a maximum guest capacity of 922 with 566 international crew, again offering a combination of Deluxe Staterooms with large picture windows, Deluxe Staterooms with verandah, Penthouses, Penthouse Suites, and the ultimate in luxury - Crystal Penthouses.