The Crystal Cruise Experience

If you’ve heard about Crystal Cruises, you know that it’s the pinnacle of luxury.

“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.”

When you travel on-board two of the 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— the Crystal Cruise essence and difference.

veranda-CCYour accommodations on-board are impeccable. You’ll be pampered. A personal butler who will anticipate your every need will attend your penthouse suite. Complimentary amenities will include wine and a selection of your favourite spirits. You’ll have a sanctuary at sea. Your spacious, contemporary stateroom has all the touched of your own home: wireless internet, television, DVD player, soft drinks, bottled water as well as something you probably don’t have at home, an ocean view. The ulliving area- CCtimate indulgence. You’ll have a separate living and dining area, private workout studio, sound system and three flat-screen televisions. Delicious beginnings. Savor the arrival of each day with a quiet breakfast on your private verandah. Simple luxuries. Enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers, the pampered comfort of twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service.

The bars and lounges on-board are astonishing. Enjoy custom-blended cocktails at the Cove Bar. theater- CCImagine fresh mango, muddled raspberries and a zest of ginger. When the sun sets, the fun rises at LUXE. Your nights will be accompanied with an amazing DJ and an incredible atmosphere. If the nightclub isn’t for you, you can enjoy a Broadway-style production, Hollywood celebrity guests, comedy revues and classical recitals in the theater.

The difference is crystal clear.


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Shopping in Turkey’s Spice Bazaar

800px-Kruiden_in_Egyptische_bazaar_Eminönü_IstanbulThe Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is the biggest spice market in the city. This bustling marketplace was constructed in the 1660’s and features piles of edible exotics.  With 86 shops, which can be accessed by 6 entrances, The Spice Bazaar is a definite tourist attraction.

5555299887_2ebd136000This bazaar, that has been around for over 350 years, was a marketplace for goods brought from Egypt which sold medicinal herbs, aromatic incenses, fragrant essential oils and much more. Today, it is the best place in Istanbul to purchase spices, nuts, herbal teas, dried fruits, flower seeds, scarce plant roots/peels and traditional Turkish foods such as Turkish Delight and Turkish coffee.

The spice market is well worth a visit. It gives you a true sense of what Istanbul really is. It isn’t onlyScreen Shot 2014-03-20 at 2.05.01 PM about the market, but the streets surrounding it and getting the true feel of how it is to live in Istanbul.

Currently, Bon Vivant is featuring a culinary cruise and tour of the Mediterranean. If you would like a first hand view of the Spice Bazaar, click here.


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