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Crystal Cruises - Ultimate Dining Guide

Crystal Cruises, Osteria D'Ovidio
Osteria D'Ovidio | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

As you step foot on a Crystal Cruises ship, you are stepping into a world of luxurious amenities and inclusions. Throughout your time onboard, you will be pampered with world-class service, and taken care of by the highly trained staff that is there to answer your every question, and make your cruise experience the best that it can be. One of the ultimate inclusions that Crystal does so well is the onboard dining. Nearly all of the restaurants on the ship are included with your cruise fare, so you can sit back and relax, knowing you will have access to the most delicious and elevated cuisine during your time onboard.

Knowing exactly what venues are onboard and what you will have access to will create an even more seamless cruise experience, so we have created the ultimate dining guide- a guide to all the restaurants on both Crystal Serenity, and Crystal Symphony.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, The Bistro
The Bistro | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

The Bistro

Cafe | Included


Found on: Serenity, Symphony

Guests can enjoy this beautiful cafe throughout the whole day. This is the perfect place to sit with a good book, or with friends, and enjoy a delicious coffees, teas, and pastries. Enjoy a cappuccino, fresh pressed orange juice, and a croissant in the morning, or a delicious espresso and slice of cake in the afternoon.

Crystal Cruises, Marketplace
Marketplace | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises


Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

The main buffet onboard is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each and every day. Here guests will enjoy a wide array of elevated buffet choices inspired by global cuisine. Highlights include pastas and asian dishes, a carving station with juicy cuts of meat, fresh salads, and more.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Osteria D'Ovivio
Osteria D'Ovidio | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Osteria D'Ovidio

A La Carte | Included (Reservations Required)


Found on: Serenity, Symphony

Step into Italy as you enjoy traditional Italian dishes with a modern presentation. Menu highlights include: Lobster with Tomato Essence and Basil Olive Oil; Lamb with Sweet Onions and Balsamic Vinegar; Eggplant Confit; and Beef Tartare with Mustard Sauce, Truffle, and an Oregano Cracker.

Note: While Osteria D'Ovidio is an included restaurant, reservations are required.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Scoops Ice Cream Bar
Scoops Ice Cream Bar | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Scoops Ice Cream Bar

Ice Cream | Included

Snack, Dessert

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

Stop by anytime of the day for an authentic Italian gelato at Scoops Ice Cream Bar. You can also choose from a wide-array of toppings including sprinkles and homemade cookie crumbles.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Tastes Kitchen & Bar
Tastes Kitchen & Bar | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Tastes Kitchen & Bar

A La Carte | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

Enjoy open seating for lunch and dinner on the upper decks at Tastes Kitchen & Bar. This indoor garden-like spaces offers beautiful natural light through the glass ceilings, with tables spread throughout under a canopy of olive trees. Enjoy elevated service and dishes including the Chinois Chicken Salad; Chicken and Shrimp Potstickers; Black Bean Rice; Blackened Salmon with Watermelon-Jalapeño-Cilantro-Salsa; and Stir-Fry Egg Noodles.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Trident Grill
Trident Grill | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Trident Grill

Pool Grill | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

This delicious venue offers elevated grill options by the pool. This is the perfect stop for lunch in the middle of the day, or a snack in between dips. For main dishes enjoy a Rueben Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, or Chicken Caesar Wrap, and pair them with a side of deliciously battered Onion Rings or French Fries. After a long morning of relaxing in the sunshine, the Trident Grill will hit the spot.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Umi Uma
Umi Uma | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Umi Uma

A La Carte | Included (Reservations Required)


Found on: Serenity, Symphony

This award-winning onboard restaurant offers an incredible menu creating by Master Chef Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa. Here guests can enjoy elevated Japanese cuisine in a modern space. Menu highlights include: Nobu-Style Black Cod marinated in Saikyo Miso with Baby Peach and Young Ginger; Lobster Tempura; Yellow Tail Tartar; and a delicious Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Homemade Sesame Ice Cream for dessert.

Note: While Umi Uma is an included restaurant, reservations are required.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, The Vintage Room
The Vintage Room | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

The Vintage Room

A La Carte | $$$$

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

This exclusive experience allows guests to enjoy unique dishes paired with premium wines from around the world. Guests can enjoy Tomato Risotto, Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Salmon, Dark Chocolate Marquise, and Assorted Cheeses, all while sipping on the finest wines and champagnes from France, California, and New Zealand.

Note: This is the only restaurant onboard that is not included with your fare, and will be an extra charge. Space is limited, so be sure to book ahead of time to reserve this experience.

Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity, Waterside Restaurant
Waterside Restaurant | Photo Credit: Crystal Cruises

Waterside Restaurant

Main Dining | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Serenity, Symphony

This is a Main Dining Room experience like no other. Here guests will sit down with their fellow passengers and enjoy highly elevated menu options inspired by the best of American cuisine.

Breakfast menu highlights include: Eggs Benedict; Buckwheat Pancakes; Steak and Eggs; Smoked Salmon Bagel; Parfaits; Smoothies; and Assorted Pastries.

Lunch menu highlights include: Steamed Fresh Black Mussels; Grilled Eggplant Salad; Spicy Orange Chicken, Lamb Köfte; Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout; and Apple Turnover or Ice Cream for dessert.

Dinner menu highlights include: Broiled Fresh Lobster; White Sturgeon Caviar; Slow Roasted Black Angus Beef Tenderloin; Marinated Baked Quail; and Coffee & Nutty Trifle for dessert.

Booking Your Cruise

Now that you are ready to book your delicious cruise on a Crystal Cruises ship, reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. We know the spaces inside and out, and have an amazing relationship with the cruise line. We will craft the luxurious cruise vacation for you, your friends, family, or group at an exceptional rate, and give you the Harr Travel signature service every step of the way.

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