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    ♦ FREE prepaid gratuities ♦ FREE bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees and teas ♦ FREE fine wines and premium spirits in bars, restaurants, on deck ♦ FREE specialty restaurants
Crystal Cruises

Crystal Serenity - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Crystal Serenity cruising Norway The newer of Cruise Cruises’ two ships, the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity is the perfect size in so many ways. Launched in 2003 and upgraded several times over the years, including most recently in May 2011, her public rooms and outdoor deck space are among the most expansive out there.

With its stylish but muted color schemes, the Crystal Serenity has a quiet, understated elegance. Some of the most appealing spaces include the cozy, wood-paneled Avenue Saloon with its round bar. It’s hardly a leap to imagine Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack sauntering into the glamorous casino, with its classy mix of gold, purple, and magenta, and the two nightclubby show lounges.

Choose to dine at one of the alternative, open-seating specialty restaurants for refined Italian cuisine or high-end Asian fare under the guidance of famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. There’s also a formal main dining room and several other casual venues to choose from. During dining hours, guests can also order from the full main dining room menu for in-stateroom delivery.

The Main Dining Room on Crystal SerenityFor recreation, the pool deck was recently enhanced, now boasting circular sun beds, clusters of sofas and new padded lounge chairs. Guests can exercise on two full-size paddle-tennis courts or play table tennis or hit some golf balls. There’s a roomy gym, a beauty salon and an impressive spa with sea views off the ship’s stern and a full menu of the latest treatments.

When it comes to cabins, at 226 square feet, not including the balcony, standard staterooms and their bathrooms, closets and balconies are a bit bigger than those on Crystal Symphony.

Recently refurbished, furniture, wall coverings, fabrics and carpeting are brand new and incorporate silk, velvet, leather, crisp linen and stone textures. There are 100 suites in three different categories, including eight new Penthouses added in 2008, each with a separate living room, a dining area, a CD player, three TVs (one in the bathroom), a pantry, and even a small gym.

In all categories, cabins have a seating area, mini fridge, a computer data port, and Egyptian cotton sheets and feather bed toppers.

Ship Information
Crystal Serenity is the largest cruise ship in the luxury cruise ship segment. Crystal Cruises is the only luxury cruise line to feature two seatings in the dining room, but has added "Open Dining by Reservation", which will let you make nightly reservations in the main dining room, just like at a shoreside restaurant. Reservations can be made with the Maitre D' onboard the ship. Other dining options include the world-class Silk Road by Nobu Matsuhisa and Prego by Piero Selvaggio. Almost 90% of the cabins on Crystal Serenity feature a private veranda.

Deluxe Veranda Cabin on Crystal SerenityCrystal Serenity Facts
Year Built 2003 ♦ Year Refurbished 2011 ♦ Country of Registry Bahamas ♦ Tonnage 68,870 ♦ Length 820 ft - 246 m ♦ Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 1,070 ♦ Passenger Decks 9 ♦ Officers and Crew 655 ♦ Officer's Nationality Norwegian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality Italian ♦ Passengers to Staff Ratio 1.63 to 1

Cabins
Total 535 ♦ Suites with Balcony 109 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 356 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 80 ♦ Inside 0 (none) ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 8 ♦ Crystal Cruises' elegant cabins include amenities such as a full bathtub with shower, luxury bedding, comfortable kimonos, personal slippers, luxury bath amenities, refrigerator, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Optional Open Seating - "Open Dining by Reservation" lets you choose the time that suits you ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurants: Prego, Silk Road, Sushi Bar ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

High Tea in the Palm Court on Crystal SerenityPublic Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Entertainment
Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Pool Areas ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Jogging Track ♦ Golf Driving Range ♦ Putting Green ♦ Promenade Deck wraps around the ship

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Dedicated Teen Center ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff ♦ Group Babysitting Services

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center