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In Focus: F&B@Sea

Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa resumes Crystal partnership

Crystal Serenity's Umi Uma, top, and Crystal Symphony's, below
When Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony begin their inaugural seasons later this year, the classic Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurant and Sushi Bar will be back, as well.

Umi Uma is among Crystal's specialty dining offerings in an elegantly modern setting where dishes are inspired by Oriental traditions and by Master Chef Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa. Diners will again be able to savor signature entrees such as Nobu-style black cod, grilled chilean sea bass, Wagyu beef filet steak, and fresh sushi.

'It wouldn't be Crystal without ...' 

'It wouldn’t be Crystal without having one of the most popular restaurants Umi Uma back onboard when the new Crystal sets sail,' said Bernie Leypold, SVP hotel operations. 'Crystal’s guests have come to know and love the exquisite offerings Chef Nobu has created specifically for Umi Uma and we are so grateful for Crystal to be the only cruise line with a Nobu restaurant at sea.'


Crystal Serenity's Umi Uma

Added Nobu: '... We are proud to have Umi Uma feature our innovative fusion cuisine, blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients.'

Passengers will be entitled to one complimentary reservation per person, per cruise, for sailings of 11 or fewer days. For sailings longer than 11 days, two complimentary reservations will be included. Additional reservations may be confirmed when onboard for a nominal charge, subject to availability. Reservations will be required.

Crystal Serenity’s July 31 inaugural sailing will depart from Marseille, and Crystal Symphony's Sept. 1 cruise will leave from Athens.