Your luxury trip to the Mediterranean would be very exciting if you take the service of Cristal cruise ship under Louis Cruises. This cruise exudes a casual friendly service compared to the posh settings of its counterparts.
- Cristal ship features 4 elevators and 480 rooms (10 have private verandas and 6 are made for handicapped guests)
- This boat was manufactured by Wärtsilä Turku New Shipyard of Finland.
- It was built in 1980 and refitted in 2000.
- It has undergone 6 name changed before it got its present name.
- It can carry up to 1200 passengers.
- The medium ship can run at a maximum of 18 knots.
- It includes an infirmary for emergency medical situations
- It has a crew-guest ration of 1:2.4.
Since Cristal cruise offers a casual laid-back setting for its visitors; wearing informal clothes is encouraged during meals with smart casual attire at dinner. There are 2 primary dining rooms serving freshly cooked and properly presented meals. There is 1 alternative dining restaurant for a more intimate setting. Cristal reviews note that the service feels hurried at times. All dining rooms are strictly non-smoking areas.
Entertainment and Nightlife
There are few nightlife options onboard and they are just sufficient to entertain you during those long hours. You can catch variety shows at the tiered show lounge with a good oceanic view. You can also sip an alcoholic beverage at the sports themed bar or gamble at the casino. Cristal ship has neither a cinema room nor library. There is a promenade deck around the pool but it tends to be crowded at night due to its small size.
The cabins are satisfactory albeit not spacious enough for luxury; especially the bathrooms. Majority of cabins have no panoramic view of the ocean as those rooms usually are given to more expensive accommodations. One tiny problem with the rooms is the lack of storage space to keep the things temporarily. Accommodations are standard, superior, premium, deluxe and suite.
MS Cristal has satisfactory recreational facilities for your use. It has one outdoor pool and one Jacuzzi. Fitness buffs can enjoy their day at the fitness center or at the sauna. Other entertainment options are beauty salon and shore excursions. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the beach at the lounges found in both sides of the ship. Other recreation corners include the internet shop where you can surf the web for a fee, shops to satisfy your spending urge, and photo gallery explaining the history of Louis Cruises. The sun deck is found at decks 5, 9 and 10.
Every guest must prepare at least 4 Euros or $6 every day for service tips. The budget might be lower or higher depending on your discretion.
Taking the Kids
While kids are welcome onboard, the ship lacks activities and facilities to cater to their entertainment. No special arrangements are available so bringing the kids would be highly impractical.