Review of Crystal Serenity deck 6 (Tiffany-Lounge-Shops)
“Galaxy Lounge” is the ship’s main show lounge with a large hydraulic stage and full orchestra. Galaxy hosts grand scale shows, music and dance productions. During the drydock in October 2018, Crystal Cruises' entertainment team prepared a brand new Broadway-style production show (Crystal on Broadway) which features songs from hit musicals West Side Story, Rent, Something Rotten!.
Passenger-accessible decks are interconnected via 8x elevators (3x forward, 3x midship, 2x aft).
Deck 6 also houses the ship's 12 service boats (4 lifeboats, 6 tender boats, 2 rescue/rowboats).
The “Resorts World at Sea Casino” (age limit 21yo) covers an area of 4400 ft2 / 410 m2 and has numerous gambling machines (slots, poker) and gaming tables (craps, roulette, blackjack, mini Baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold’em). The Casino’s bets limit is US$300 per day (max limit is US$3,000 per cruise).
Located in the Atrium area, “Avenue of the Stars” is a shopping area of 3000 ft2 / 280 m2. It has the ship’s all four duty-free boutique shops (Captain’s Choice, Facets, Crystal Collection, Apropos).
Captain’s Choice Shop sells men’s and Crystal Cruises-logo wear.
The Facets Boutique sells luxury jewelry, brand watches, gifts, collectables.
The Crystal Collection boutique sells perfumes and cosmetics, designer jewelry, sunglasses and accessories, and also hosts trunk shows.
The Apropos Boutique sells resort-, brand- and formal fashion clothing, accessories, handbags, Dior perfumes and cosmetics.
“The Bistro” (portside) is a Paris-themed patisserie and specialty coffee bar (open between 9 am - 11 pm). It offers fine cheeses, fresh-made pastries and desserts, exotic coffees and teas, Champagne and fine wines by the glass – all included in the Serenity cruise fares.
The “Hollywood Theatre” is a modern Dolby-surround cinema with multi-lingual translation, hearing-impaired devices, its own stage. During the day, the cinema room is also used for conferences, presentations, lectures, also for religious services. In the evenings, Hollywood Theatre is the lounge for Broadway-style shows, Hollywood guest celebrities, classical recitals.
"Crystal Images" Photo Gallery & Shop (photo and video services, equipment, accessories)
“Pulse” (portside) is the ship’s disco & nightclub. It has its own bar and hosts a nightly DJ program and daily themed dance parties, karaoke, trivia quizzes.
The “Connoisseur Club” cognac and fine cigars bar is the ship’s starboard location smoking lounge.
The “Avenue Saloon” (starboard) is another classy piano bar with dark wood walls, stylish furniture, leather chairs. It offers live piano performances in the evenings and serves late snacks (11-12 pm).
“Stardust Club” is a bar lounge hosting daily trivia quizzes, presentations, bingo games, lectures, classes, as well as live music performances (Crystal Sextet) in the evenings. Late-night snacks are served between 11 pm -12 midnight.
Stardust Supper Club (max capacity 108 seats) is a VIP dining experience offered at Stardust Club on the first and last “Black Tie Optional” evenings on cruise itineraries 8-days and longer. Seating starts at 6:30. The new dining and entertainment experience is an intimate alternative to the formal dinners at Crystal Dining Room, which during drydock 2018 was redesigned and transformed into Waterside. Passengers enjoy a 4-course menu (from Waterside), while guest vocalists and the ship’s Show Band perform live. Musicians offer non-stop music throughout dinner, and the ship's Ballroom Dance Quartet performs spotlight dances (one during the "dessert and coffee" service). Reservations are required and can be made on embarkation day (via the restaurant manager) or at a later date (via Priority Check-in and Planning Center).
The Sports Area (aft location) has Tennis Tables, 2 Golf Driving Nets and Putting Green. Crystal Cruises' golf program includes using TaylorMade golf clubs and complimentary PGA-certified pro golf instructors.