Crystal slates on-deck dining

LOS ANGELES -- Crystal Cruises added a fifth dinner venue aboard the Crystal Harmony and Crystal Symphony -- casual dining on deck.

On select evenings, the Trident Grill around the Neptune Pool will extend its hours and offer an informal menu.

The line said the suggested dress code at the grill, which features a retractable roof, is "as casual as one cares to be."

By extending its spa hours on the same evenings, the line hopes guests will follow their treatments with a light dinner.

The new evening menu features iced shrimp or sun-ripened tomatoes with mozzarella and basil appetizers; soup and salad, and entrees including gourmet pizza, Tandoori beef or chicken, grilled prawns on lemongrass or minute steak with onion rings, accompanied by grilled vegetable and potato side dishes.

Brownies, cookies, ice cream and frozen yogurt are among the dessert choices.

While the Trident Grill is also open all afternoon for casual dining, its evening hours have been extended from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no additional charge, and no reservations are required.

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