Crystal and Tillberg Design of Sweden to debut new Aurōra Spa

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony to offer redesigned wellness facilities this summer

Crystal and Tillberg Design of Sweden to debut new Aurōra Spa


Aurōra is a newly redesigned spa concept from Crystal and Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Laura Hyde |

Luxury cruise operator Crystal has collaborated with interior design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden to create a sunrise-inspired spa concept for Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, which will embark on their inaugural sailings in summer 2023. 

The spa and wellness facilities have been upgraded as part of extensive refurbishments on both vessels, which were acquired along with the Crystal brand by A&K Travel Group in 2022.  

Named in honour of the Roman Goddess of Dawn, Aurōra has been inspired by the time of day when darkness breaks and the sun begins to rise. The design features light and bright neutral colours, an illuminated fibre optic starlight ceiling and organic materials, such as silk-brushed slate stone and Selenite, a natural salt crystal. 

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will feature 10 and 12 treatment rooms, respectively, as well as male and female steam rooms, saunas and a relaxation room.  

“We cannot wait for our guests to experience the all-new Aurōra and wellness offerings onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity,” said Bernie Leypold, senior vice president of hotel operations at Crystal. “Our partners at Tillberg Design of Sweden have created gorgeous spaces reflective of energy, light and balance to help our guests truly embrace their most extraordinary self at sea.” 

Crystal has partnered with British skincare brand Elemis and global beauty expert Kérastase to offer sunrise-inspired, personalised treatments led by beauty specialists and onboard stylists.  

OneSpaWorld will return as the operator of Aurōra. 

“We are delighted to rejoin Crystal as their partner in its all-new wellness and beauty journey,” said Leonard Fluxman, executive chairman and CEO of OneSpaWorld. “For more than 20 years, we have been providing onboard guests with innovative spa, fitness and wellness services and believe Aurōra will elevate the spa experience by enhancing the well-being of their guests.”  

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