When it comes to the holidays, Crystal Cruises does it right, and on our Thanksgiving cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony, we got a taste for turkey as well as Christmas.
For Thanksgiving day, we were anchored off the island of Santa Catalina — only twenty-six miles across the sea from California — as the song goes, and while many shops were closed up on shore, the luxury ship was hopping for the holiday. All throughout the sailing, we saw the ship transformed from its usual beautiful self to a winter wonderland as more and more Christmas decorations were installed, but that didn’t preempt Thanksgiving.
A religious service of Catholic Mass was performed in the morning, and NFL football games were broadcast for sports lovers, but it was all a lead-up to a Thanksgiving feast in the Crystal Dining Room.
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