Crystal Cruises limits dining at specialty restaurants

By Tom Stieghorst

Crystal Cruises said it will limit the number of times guests can dine in its speciality restaurants, Prego and Silk Road, starting with voyages this week.

On sailings of under 14 days, one reservation per guest will be honoured at each restaurant for the voyage. For longer voyages, two reservations per guest will be allowed at each restaurant.

Each restaurant seats about 100 people and there is no dining charge.

Crystal said that additional reservations can be made based on availability and will carry a $30 fee.

Crystal said the changes were made “in order to ensure that each Crystal guest has the opportunity to experience every dining venue on board.”

On Crystal’s world cruise, which begins Jan. 18 in Los Angeles, the fees for speciality dining will be waived, but only one reservation per segment can be made prior to cruising.

Penthouse guests can order room service from the two restaurants as often as they wish, and the sushi bar in Silk Road remains first come, first served, Crystal said.