Crystal Serenity

Crystal Serenity last position

Crystal Serenity last location was at South East Asia (coordinates 4.50157 N / 99.21418 E) cruising en route to PORT KLANG. The AIS position was reported 11 hours ago.

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Specifications of Crystal Serenity

Year built2003  /  Age: 17
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Building costUSD 350 million
Owner(GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
OperatorCrystal Ocean Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)250 m / 820 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage68870 gt
Passengers980 - 1254
Crew635
Passengers-to-space ratio54
Decks13
Cabins545
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byJulie Andrews
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Crystal Serenity Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jan 05 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $4649
2021 Jan 05 127 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami $48164
2021 Jan 05 139 days, one-way from Miami to Dover Miami $45979
2021 Jan 21 21 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Brisbane Los Angeles $5949
2021 Jan 21 111 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Civitavecchia Los Angeles $49827
2021 Jan 21 123 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Dover Los Angeles $55622
2021 Jan 27 15 days, one-way from Honolulu to Brisbane Honolulu $5699
2021 Feb 11 18 days, one-way from Brisbane to Hong Kong Brisbane $5999
2021 Mar 01 12 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $4949
2021 Mar 01 24 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hong Kong $12292
2021 Mar 13 5 days, one-way from Tokyo to Incheon Tokyo $1299
2021 Mar 13 12 days, one-way from Tokyo to Shanghai Tokyo $6549
2021 Mar 13 42 days, one-way from Tokyo to Dubai Tokyo $17802
2021 Mar 18 7 days, one-way from Incheon to Shanghai Incheon $5249
2021 Mar 25 14 days, one-way from Shanghai to Singapore Shanghai $5249
2021 Apr 08 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $4649
2021 Apr 24 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Civitavecchia Dubai $5999
2021 Apr 24 30 days, one-way from Dubai to Dover Dubai $11580
2021 May 12 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dover Civitavecchia $4349
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Fjords Castles - London Roundtrip Dover $2999
2021 Jun 06 21 days, one-way from Dover to Copenhagen Dover $10345
2021 Jun 13 14 days, one-way from Dover to Copenhagen Dover
2021 Jun 13 25 days, one-way from Dover to Stockholm Dover $12102
2021 Jun 13 37 days, round-trip Grand Journey Norwegian Fjords Baltic Sea - London Dover Roundtrip Dover $17992
2021 Jun 27 11 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4699
2021 Jun 27 23 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Dover Copenhagen $10440
2021 Jul 08 12 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dover Stockholm $5349
2021 Jul 08 24 days, one-way from Stockholm to Reykjavik Stockholm $11105
2021 Jul 20 12 days, one-way from Dover to Reykjavik Dover $5349
2021 Aug 01 12 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Dover Reykjavik $5549
2021 Aug 01 47 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $25735
2021 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Dover to Belfast Dover $3099
2021 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Belfast to Dover Belfast $3099
2021 Aug 27 9 days, one-way from Dover to Southampton Dover $3499
2021 Aug 27 21 days, one-way from Dover to New York Dover $10297
2021 Aug 27 29 days, one-way from Dover to Quebec City Dover $14240
2021 Sep 05 12 days, one-way from Southampton to New York Southampton $4149
2021 Sep 17 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $2999
2021 Sep 25 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $3049
2021 Oct 03 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $3049
2021 Oct 11 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $2999
2021 Oct 11 15 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $5642
2021 Oct 11 39 days, one-way from Quebec City to Miami Quebec City $13575
2021 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip New England Classic - New York City Roundtrip New York $2499
2021 Oct 19 31 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York $10297
2021 Oct 26 24 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York $6849
2021 Oct 26 40 days, one-way from New York to San Juan New York $12957
2021 Nov 19 9 days, round-trip Tropical Thanksgiving - Miami Roundtrip Miami $2749
2021 Nov 19 23 days, round-trip Grand Journey Connoisseurs Caribbean - Miami Roundtrip Miami $6687
2021 Nov 28 7 days, one-way from Miami to San Juan Miami $2149
2021 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $2149
2021 Dec 05 17 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $5357
2021 Dec 12 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Cachet - Miami Roundtrip Miami $3049
2021 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Holiday - Miami Roundtrip Miami $5749
2022 Jan 05 12 days, round-trip Captivating Caribbean - Miami Roundtrip Miami $3549
2022 Jan 05 28 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $8663
2022 Jan 17 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $4849
2022 Jan 17 102 days, one-way from Miami to Monte Carlo Miami $46122
2022 Jan 17 116 days, round-trip Myths, Marvels Monuments A Cultural Mosaic - Miami Roundtrip Miami $51347
2022 Feb 02 19 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Auckland Los Angeles $5359
2022 Feb 02 86 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo Los Angeles $39795
2022 Feb 02 100 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles $45020
2022 Feb 02 116 days, round-trip Myths, Marvels Monuments A Cultural Mosaic - Los Angeles Roundtrip Los Angeles $51347
2022 Feb 21 18 days, one-way from Auckland to Fremantle Auckland $7749
2022 Mar 11 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Mumbai Fremantle $4649
2022 Mar 29 18 days, one-way from Mumbai to Istanbul Mumbai $6449
2022 Mar 29 31 days, one-way from Mumbai to Monte Carlo Mumbai $13717
2022 Apr 16 13 days, one-way from Istanbul to Monte Carlo Istanbul $5999
2022 Apr 16 27 days, one-way from Istanbul to Miami Istanbul $11019
2022 Apr 29 14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Miami Monte Carlo $3999
2022 May 13 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $4799
2022 May 29 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Island Shores - Los Angeles Roundtrip Los Angeles $4999
2022 May 29 25 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $7694
2022 Jun 14 9 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $2499
2022 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $2799
2022 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $2799
2022 Jul 07 11 days, round-trip Fascinating Frontiers - Vancouver Roundtrip Vancouver $3999
2022 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Treetops Totems - Vancouver Roundtrip Vancouver $2999
2022 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $2999
2022 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $2999
2022 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $2249
2022 Aug 08 25 days, one-way from Vancouver to New York Vancouver $6412
2022 Aug 15 18 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New York Los Angeles $4299
2022 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip New England Treasures - New York City Roundtrip New York $2999
2022 Sep 02 17 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $6364
2022 Sep 09 10 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $3699
2022 Sep 19 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $2999
2022 Sep 27 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $2999
2022 Oct 05 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $3299
2022 Oct 13 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $3299
2022 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Quebec City to Miami Quebec City $3999
2022 Nov 04 11 days, one-way from Miami to Puntarenas Miami $2999
2022 Nov 15 10 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Miami Puntarenas $2499
2022 Nov 15 19 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas $4512
2022 Nov 25 9 days, one-way from Miami to San Juan Miami $2249
2022 Dec 04 8 days, round-trip Colors Of The Caribbean - San Juan Roundtrip San Juan $1999
2022 Dec 12 9 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $2249
2022 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip East To West Caribbean Celebration - Miami Roundtrip Miami $5499
2023 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Interlude - Miami Roundtrip Miami $2299
2023 Jan 07 15 days, one-way from Mumbai to Singapore Mumbai $6079
2023 Jan 11 15 days, one-way from Miami to Callao Miami $4599
2023 Jan 11 119 days, one-way from Miami to Piraeus Miami $35669
2023 Jan 11 128 days, one-way from Miami to Venice Miami $38994
2023 Jan 11 140 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami $43364
2023 Jan 22 16 days, round-trip Grand Journey Vietnam Thailand Discovery - Singapore Roundtrip Singapore $7029
2023 Jan 26 16 days, one-way from Callao to Papeete Callao $4999
2023 Feb 11 19 days, one-way from Papeete to Brisbane Papeete $5999
2023 Feb 22 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $5699
2023 Mar 02 23 days, one-way from Brisbane to Singapore Brisbane $6999
2023 Mar 10 14 days, round-trip Grand Journey Arabian Peninsula Adventure - Dubai Roundtrip Dubai $4987
2023 Mar 24 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai $7504
2023 Mar 25 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Colombo Singapore $4499
2023 Apr 08 14 days, one-way from Colombo to Mombasa Colombo $4999
2023 Apr 22 18 days, one-way from Mombasa to Piraeus Mombasa $6499
2023 May 10 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $3499
2023 May 19 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $4599
2023 Jun 19 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $3499
2023 Jun 27 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus $5999
2023 Jul 09 9 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice Istanbul $4299
2023 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice $3299
2023 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $3299
2023 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3299
2023 Aug 08 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2023 Aug 17 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $4999
2023 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $2999
2023 Sep 05 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to Le Havre Lisbon $4299
2023 Sep 16 11 days, one-way from Le Havre to New York Le Havre $3999
2023 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip New England Immersion - New York City Roundtrip New York $2999
2023 Oct 04 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $3499
2023 Oct 10 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus $6317
2023 Oct 12 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $3499
2023 Oct 20 8 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York $3299
2023 Oct 28 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City $3299
2023 Nov 05 12 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York $3799
2023 Nov 17 11 days, round-trip Boutique Caribbean - Miami Roundtrip Miami $3299
2023 Nov 28 10 days, round-trip Sunkissed Tradewinds - Miami Roundtrip Miami $3299
2023 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Miami to San Juan Miami $2299
2023 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $2299
2023 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Tropical Holiday Wonders - Miami Roundtrip Miami $5999

Crystal Serenity Review

Review of Crystal Serenity

Launched in 2003, Crystal Serenity cruise ship is the second and bigger of the two Crystal Ocean Cruises ships - with fleetmate Crystal Symphony (1995).

History - construction and ownership

One of the top-luxury passenger shipping companies, Crystal Cruises operates both ocean and river cruises on premium liners and newbuild riverboats with all-inclusive travel package deals. Company's ships are top-ranked in numerous categories, offer intimate cruising experience, 5-star hotel amenities, superior service. The company was founded in 1988 as a subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) - one of world's largest container shipping companies. In 2015, NYK Line sold Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Following the acquisition, the company was renamed to Crystal Ltd. It currently includes the brands Crystal Cruises (ocean-going ships), Crystal River Cruises (European riverboats), Crystal Yacht Cruises (mega-yachts), Crystal Luxury Air (aircraft) and Crystal AirCruises (fly-cruise deals).

Crystal Serenity cruise ship

The 68,870-ton, 980-passenger cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed on its Inaugural Cruise on July 7, 2003 - 14-day Baltic Sea itinerary from Southampton. Ship's first World Voyage started on January 14, 2004 (106-day itinerary from LA, ending in NYC).

Crystal Serenity was launched after Crystal Harmony (1990, now Asuka 2) and followed by Crystal Symphony (1995). In response to demand, Crystal Serenity offers twice as many penthouse cabins in comparison to fleet's other vessels. There are two paddle tennis courts (instead of one) as boat's devotees are fiercely competitive in this field.

The Serenity ship is shiny, beautiful, very spacious, with a calm and quiet atmosphere, elegant decoration. Ship's interior colors are calming – muted golds, greens, blues, grays, and reds. Stateroom furniture and wood accents are in darker gamma, with lively colorful bedding, curtains, upholstery and wall coverings. Ship's interior spaces were designed by the companies Tillberg (Sweden), Garroni (Italy), Okada (Japan), Nix Firestone (USA), BBGM (USA), Stephen John (UK), II By IV Canada).

Cruise itinerary program

Crystal Serenity itinerary program is based on a “World Cruise” (out of Miami FL or San Francisco), Caribbean voyages, Mediterranean Sea and Canada/New England Fall Foliage cruises from Quebec and NYC.

The world's most awarded luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises included in the Serenity ship's itinerary program the legendary Northwest Passage Cruises on August 16, 2017. Crystal Serenity navigated in the Arctic Ocean leaving out of Anchorage (Seward Alaska) to NYC New York via the famous Arctic route (500 ml north of Arctic Circle). This 32-nights itinerary provided passengers with an expedition style of Arctic cruising.

The history that surrounds the route stems back to over 100 years ago when it was first completed by Roald Amundsen. This route covers 900 miles of waterways filled with stunning fjords, glaciers and vast landscapes. Crystal Serenity was escorted by the ICE 05 classed icebreaker Ernest Shackleton (equipped to navigate through ice-covered waters) through the Northwest Passage. The companionship is operated by the British Antarctic Survey and provided operational support and safety to the 1,070-passenger luxury vessel. Crystal Cruises is the first major, luxury cruise line to try sailing through the icy waters of Northwest Passage.

Ernest Shackleton was equipped with two helicopters for emergency use, tools for oil pollution containment, high-tech communications equipment, and survival rations. The crew has experience in the Northwest Passage and using the safety equipment. Crystal Serenity was upgraded with ice detection radar, ice navigation system and forward-looking sonar. The bridge team received ice navigation training, and ice pilots boarded both vessels (Ernest Shackleton and Serenity) for the crossing. The crew of Ernest Shackleton also assisted with cruise company's "Unexpected Adventures" tours - like helicopter flightseeing, Zodiac wet landings, speed boat rides, and kayaking.

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In 2017 the ship had its second Northwest Passage expedition.

Cabins

Most Crystal Serenity staterooms are 225-sq.foot Balcony rooms (65%). There are a total of 623 staterooms (of which 108 Suite, 356 Balcony, no Inside rooms) in 13 categories, as well as 10 wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Crystal Serenity are the 4 Crystal Penthouses (category CP), sizes 1345 ft2 / 125 m2 (with the balcony). During 2018 refit, the ship received 36 Seabreeze Penthouses and 2 Seabreeze Penthouse Suites, while reducing capacity from 1,070 to 980 passengers.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The formal restaurant on Crystal Serenity serves open seating breakfast and lunch. Dinner is in two assigned seatings, or open seating. Although there is no additional charge for the Italian and Asian specialty restaurants, reservations are required. On select days, theme luncheons and dinners are offered poolside and special wine dinners are held in ship's Vintage Room. Other choices include the casual Lido buffet for breakfast and lunch; poolside grill for snacks and casual lunch; The Bistro specialty coffee & wine bar for snacks all day and evening. Afternoon tea is served in Crystal Serenity's Palm Court. Room service is available 24 hours, with an extensive menu. Selections can be delivered during dinner hours from the menu of the formal restaurant. Suite passengers can order from the specialty restaurants.

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Follows the complete list of Crystal Serenity restaurants and food bars.

  • “Crystal” (aft Dining Room, features a gourmet menu with regionally inspired and traditional dishes; offers “Dining by Reservation” option - guests can reserve each night different time by contacting the Maitre D). Following the dry dock in October 2018, Crystal Dining Room was transformed into Waterside, with increased seating capacity, more tables for 2 and 4, and new decor.
  • “The Vintage Room” (10-seat fine dining venue with sommelier service, at surcharge US$200 plus, depending on the wine selection; on special cruises it operates as “Ultimate Vintage Dining Room” and some of the rarest wines in the world are served - the cover charge sores up to US$1,000 and more)
  • “Silk Road” (Asian dinner-only specialty restaurant; reservations are recommended), was re-branded as Umi Uma & Sushi Bar after 2018 refit but continues serving Nobu’s signature dishes.
  • “The Sushi Bar” (Japanese specialty dinner restaurant; reservations-only)
  • “Prego” (Italian specialty dinner only, reservations only restaurant)
  • “Trident Bar & Grill” (fast-food venue; features lush greenery with live olive trees)
  • “Tastes” (waiter-service lido pool buffet; serves casual late Breakfast, Lunch and alfresco Dinner) became Silk Kitchen & Bar after 2018 refit and serves Chinese comfort food.
  • Marketplace & Churrascaria Buffet - “Lido Cafe” (self-service buffet restaurant serving the pool deck area) became The Marketplace during daytime and a Brazilian steakhouse, Churrascaria, in the evening.
  • Supper Club is a bar lounge with live music, part of Stardust Club. The Supper Club is offered on the first and last “Black Tie Optional” evenings on itineraries 8-days and longer. Club's capacity is up to 108 passengers. Seating starts at 6:30 pm. During the day, the lounge hosts trivia quizzes, bingo games, media presentations.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Galaxy Lounge on Crystal Serenity is the main showroom for headline entertainers and award-winning Broadway-style production shows. It features comfortable seating and a rising stage for optimum viewing. In addition to sophisticated staging, the shows each feature elaborate costumes created by renowned designers.

Crystal Serenity amenities include 24-Hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi Access, Babysitting, Laundry & Self-Serve Laundromats.

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Follows the complete list of Crystal Serenity lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • “Crystal Cove” (piano bar)
  • “Galaxy Lounge” (main show lounge for grand show productions; with a large hydraulic stage and a full orchestra)
  • The “Crystal Casino” (410 m2, with 86 slots and poker machines, gambling tables)
  • “Hollywood Theatre” (cinema with a stage for live performances; also hosts conferences, lectures, presentations, Broadway-style show productions, comedy shows)
  • “Pulse” disco & nightclub (hosts DJ program nightly, karaoke and trivia shows)
  • “Avenue of the Stars” (280 m2 shopping area; has four duty-free boutique shops - Crystal Collection, Apropos, Facets, Captain’s Choice)
  • “The Bistro” (Paris-inspired specialty coffee bar, all-complimentary)
  • The Serenity’s “Library” (3000+ books in different languages, movies, and videos, board games)
  • “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.
  • “PhotoShop” (photo and video services, accessories, equipment)
  • “Connoisseur Club” (fine cognac and cigar club/smoking lounge)
  • “Avenue Saloon” (piano bar)
  • “Computer University @ Sea” (24-hour 25-seat capacity Internet computers room; hosts computer and Internet classes)
  • “The Studio” (serves the “Creative Learning” enrichment program: language lessons, digital film making, Yamaha keyboard and piano lessons, all complimentary)
  • “Bridge Lounge” (cards playing room)
  • “Palm Court” (observation lounge & bar; serves Afternoon Tea, hosts art auctions, themed parties, classic concerts)
  • “Waves” (teen club lounge)
  • “Fantasia” (kids club lounge area with two playrooms for children 3-7yo and 8-12yo; babysitting is available for toddlers 1+ yo)
  • Seahorse Pool area (with a lap pool flanked by two Whirlpools); Neptune Pool area
  • “Scoops” (outdoor Ice Cream Bar)
  • “Fitness Center” (with panoramic floor-ceiling windows; has a separate room for complimentary classes (yoga, pilates, aerobics)
  • “Crystal Spa” (540 m2 Feng Shui-inspired Wellness Center; includes the Gym, relaxation area, treatment rooms, 2 saunas/steam rooms and the “Crystal Salon”)
  • Promenade deck (walking/jogging track; hosts the “Walk On Water” daily walking programme)
  • The Sports Area (Tennis Tables, two Golf Driving Nets, Putting Green)
  • Deck Games (Shuffleboard); Tennis Tables; “Wimbledon Court” (2 tennis courts); Golf Putting Green.

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On July 9, 2002, vessel’s keel was laid at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire. On July 3, 2003, the ship was christened in Southampton by the UK actress Julie Andrews. On July 7, 2003, was the Inaugural Cruise - 14-day roundtrip from Southampton to Northern European ports.

On January 14, 2004, the ship started her first "Around The World Cruis", leaving from USA (Los Angeles CA) on a 106-day itinerary (Jan 14 - May 5) ending in NYC New York.

In Summer 2016, Crystal Serenity became the world's 3rd cruise ship with a Northwest Passage Cruise - after the 2013 voyages of Compagnie du Ponant's superyachts Le Soleal, and Le Boreal. The 32-days long one-way itinerary was from Seward Alaska to NYC New York (August 16 to September 16), with ports of call Kodiak Island Alaska (Aug 17), Dutch Harbor Unalaska (Aug 19), Nome Alaska (Aug 21), Victoria Island Nunavut Canada (Aug 27 and 29), Baffin Island Nunavut Canada (Sept 4), Ilulissat Greenland (Sept 7), Sisimiut Greenland (Sept 8), Nuuk Greenland (Sept 9), Bar Harbor Maine (Sept 13), Boston Massachusetts (Sept 14) and Newport Rhode Island (Sept 15).

In 2017 the Serenity ship has scheduled a second Northwest Passage transit. The 2017 cruise itinerary (32-days Seward to New York City, August 15 through September 15) included the same ports of call - Kodiak Island Alaska (Aug 16), Dutch Harbor Unalaska (Aug 18), Nome Alaska (Aug 20), Victoria Island Nunavut Canada (Aug 25 and 28), Baffin Island Nunavut Canada (Sept 3), Ilulissat Greenland (Sept 6), Sisimiut Greenland (Sept 7), Nuuk Greenland (Sept 8), Bar Harbor ME USA (Sept 12), Boston MA USA (Sept 13) and Newport RI USA (Sept 14). The cruise prices started from around USD 22,000 per person (double occupancy rates).

Crystal Serenity refurbishment 2018 review

Ship's 2018 drydock refurbishment (October 18 - November 6, done at Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven Germany) reduced its passenger capacity in order to enable single-seating dining. Following the dry-dock, Crystal Serenity offers to all its passengers free Wi-Fi (regardless of cabin category).

  • On deck 9, two new balcony cabin categories were introduced - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite (12 new suites added) and Seabreeze Penthouse (28 new suites added). The new staterooms have the same size as the existing Penthouse (365 ft2 / 34 m2) and Penthouse Suite (490 ft2 / 46 m2). Seabreeze Penthouses are connecting cabins (sharing an entryway).
  • All Penthouses offer enhanced all-inclusive amenities, including butler service, in-cabin dining, complimentary specialty restaurants dining).
  • Cabin conversions reduced the ship's capacity from 1254 to 980, thus increasing the guest-to-space ratio to 70,3.
  • Stardust Club (deck 6) was redesigned and upgraded with new accent lighting, upholsteries of banquettes, new loose seating (replacing the dance floor).
  • Crystal Dining Room (deck 7) was renamed "Waterside" and upgraded with additional 2- and 4-seat tables. New open-seating dining (between 6-9:30 pm) replaced the old assigned seating and required dinner reservations. Breakfasts and lunches are served as usual. Dining room changes also included new marble flooring, new screen dividers, new seating configuration (increased 2-4-seat tables), new chandelier.
  • Lido Cafe operates as Marketplace (during the day) and as Churrascaria (steakhouse, by night). The restaurant features an open kitchen and made-to-order dishes. Marketplace serves buffet breakfast and lunch, while Churrascaria serves casual dinner (between 6-9 pm). The Brazilian-themed Churrascaria restaurant features Caipirinha (welcome cocktail event) and selection of Brazilian dishes (grilled seafood and meats, tapas, ceviche, salads). Meats are served by “gauchos” (dedicated staff) on traditional meat skewers.
  • On Deck 12, Tastes restaurant was redesigned (with Asian-themed interior) and renamed "Silk Kitchen and Bar". The menu was upgraded with modern Chinese fare (family-size dinner plates) served throughout the day. Self-service is available at breakfast and lunch, and also includes traditional Chinese food (dumplings, Chinois salad, soup, noodle bar). Dinners at Silk Kitchen are open-seating (reservations-recommended) and served between 6-9 pm.
  • Trident Bar and Grill serves casual grilled food (including fast food - burgers, sandwiches).
  • Silk Road and The Sushi Bar (both specialty restaurants by celebrity-chef Nobu Matsuhisa) were renamed "Umi Uma". Umi Uma offers Nobu-inspired dishes prepared by Nobu-trained chefs.
  • Umi Uma and Prego restaurants reservations are complimentary for Penthouse passengers. To all other cabin categories, 1 complimentary specialty dining is offered (additional reservations are available at a surcharge).
  • The new free of charge Wi-Fi is shipwide, and the result of the company's investment in new hardware and software for expanded onboard connectivity and faster (doubled) satellite Internet speed.
  • Crystal Connect is ship's new onboard portal for internet connections and various shipboard info (menus, news, scheduled activities, shore excursions, itinerary ports, international digital news media, movies library, lectures, etc). Crystal Connect (mobile app) is available for personal devices.
  • All cruise cabins were upgraded with new 42-inch smart TVs with interactive panels (infotainment system).
  • Ship's Computer University at Sea (enrichment workshops) were updated and redesigned.
  • Among the redesigned public spaces is the fore-located Palm Court (observation lounge on deck 12), where was added more intimate seating. Lounge's stage was relocated, and the former stage area was transformed into dedicated "Afternoon Tea" space offering fresh leaf teas and house-made pastries in the afternoons. Palm Court's bar was also renovated.

Along with all Lloyd Werft workers, the refurbishment project also involved several hundred crew and sub-contractors. Almaco Group (1998-founded company) was the project's supervisor.

In May 2016, the ship received overhauls of all Penthouse Suites. Also renovated were the Lido Deck's Trident Grill, Lido Cafe, and Tastes restaurant. The 2016 drydock in Cadiz also included general maintenance works.

The list of deck plan changes after the November 2013 drydock refurbishment includes:

  • general maintenance work, including propulsion upgrade (left-side Rolls-Royce Azimuth thruster replacement), new hull coating, air ducts cleaning, reverse osmosis plant inspection.
  • introducing of new “Deluxe PURE” category of staterooms (hypoallergenic cabins)
  • redesign of the Tastes buffet and the Lido area (deck 12)
  • new LED lighting in public rooms.
  • Drydock 2013 refurbishment project’s total cost was USD 17 million.

Crystal World Cruise 2023

Crystal Cruises "World Cruise 2023" prices started from just USD 43360 per person (USD 310 per day). The 140-day itinerary (westbound out of Miami USA) visits ports and island destinations in the Caribbean, South America, South Pacific Ocean, Southeast Asia, Africa, Southern Europe (Mediterranean).

Date / TimePort
11 Jan 17:00Departing from Miami, Florida
14 Jan 08:00 - 22:00Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy Island
16 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
18 JanPanama Canal
18 Jan 19:00 - 19 Jan 17:00Panama City
21 Jan 05:00 - 17:00Manta, Ecuador
22 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Guayaquil, Ecuador
24 Jan 08:00 - 16:00Salaverry-Trujillo, Peru
25 Jan 08:30 - 26 Jan 18:00Callao-Lima, Peru
31 Jan 08:00 - 01 Feb 16:00Easter Island, Chile
04 Feb 08:00 - 16:00Pitcairn Island, UK
07 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
08 Feb 07:30 - 09 Feb 06:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
09 Feb 08:30 - 18:00Raiatea Island, Uturoa, French Polynesia
10 Feb 08:00 - 11 Feb 17:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
17 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Nukualofa-Tongatapu, Tonga
19 Feb 07:30 - 18:00Lautoka, Fiji
20 Feb 07:30 - 16:00Yasawa Island, Fiji
22 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Lifou Island, New Caledonia
23 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
24 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
27 Feb 08:00 - 28 Feb 18:00Sydney, NSW Australia
02 Mar 10:00 - 22:00Brisbane, Queensland Australia
03 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
04 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Gladstone QLD, Queensland Australia
07 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Honiara-Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
08 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Gizo-Ghizo, Solomon Islands
09 Mar 15:00 - 10 Mar 18:00Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
12 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Madang, Papua New Guinea
13 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Wewak, Papua New Guinea
16 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Pulau Ternate Island, Maluku Indonesia
18 Mar 09:30 - 18:00Pulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
19 Mar 10:00 - 20 Mar 22:00Benoa, Bali Indonesia
22 Mar 07:00 - 19:30Semarang, Java Indonesia
24 Mar 12:00 - 25 Mar 18:00Singapore
26 Mar 08:00 - 19:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
28 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
30 Mar 12:00 - 01 Apr 12:00Yangon-Rangoon, Myanmar
03 Apr 06:00 - 18:00Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
05 Apr 13:00 - 06 Apr 18:00Chennai-Madras, India
08 Apr 10:00 - 09 Apr 19:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives
12 Apr 07:30 - 17:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
15 Apr 08:00 - 16 Apr 06:00Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
16 Apr 07:30 - 18:00Praslin Island, Seychelles
19 Apr 07:00 - 22:00Zanzibar, Tanzania
20 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
21 Apr 06:00 - 23 Apr 18:00Mombasa, Kenya
28 Apr 07:00 - 13:00Salalah, Oman
02 May 09:00 - 21:30Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
03 May 07:00 - 23:59Safaga, Egypt
04 May 07:00 - 21:00Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
05 May 07:30 - 23:00Sokhna, Egypt
06 MaySuez Canal
08 May 08:00 - 23:00Kusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
09 May 07:30 - 18:00Mykonos Island, Greece
10 May 10:00 - 18:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
11 May 08:00 - 22:00Bodrum, Turkey
12 May 07:00 - 22:00Santorini Island, Greece
13 May 08:00 - 22:00Souda-Chania, Crete Island, Greece
15 May 08:00 - 21:00Brindisi, Italy
16 May 01:00 - 18:00Dubrovnik, Croatia
17 May 13:00 - 20:00Koper, Slovenia
18 May 08:00 - 20 May 17:00Venice, Italy
21 May 08:00 - 18:00Split, Croatia
22 May 08:00 - 17:00Kotor, Montenegro
23 May 08:00 - 22:00Corfu Island, Greece
25 May 07:00 - 20:00Sorrento, Italy
26 May 08:00 - 20:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
27 May 08:00 - 18:00Genoa-Milan, Italy
28 May 07:00 - 22:00Monte Carlo, Monaco
29 May 07:30 - 18:00Saint-Tropez, France Riviera
31 MayArriving in Barcelona, Spain

Also available for booking were shorter itineraries (segments of the World Voyage 2023) including 128-days (Miami to Venice, USD 39000 pp) and 119-days (Miami to Piraeus-Athens, USD 35670 pp).

Crystal World Cruise 2022

In late-March 2019, Crystal Cruises announced company's 27th world voyage ("2022 Full World Cruise") on Crystal Serenity. The circumnavigation itinerary offers 5 embarkation/disembarkation ports (segments ranging from 82 to 116 days).

Itinerary's most popular sea travel destinations include Mediterranean, Azores, Transatlantic crossing, Caribbean (Nicaragua, Jamaica, Guatemala), Panama Canal, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Australia New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Holy Land, Arabian Gulf, Suez Canal, Black Sea (Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey), Greece (Crete, Rhodes), French Riviera. Smaller segments (12-19-day each) are also available for booking.

Date / TimePort
17 Jan 17:00Departing from Miami, Florida
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Ocho Rios, Jamaica
21 Jan 08:00 - 14:00Cartagena, Colombia
22 JanPanama Canal
24 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Corinto, Nicaragua
25 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
27 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Riviera
28 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Manzanillo, Mexico Riviera
30 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
01 Feb 10:00 - 18:00San Diego, California
02 Feb 10:00 - 17:00Los Angeles, California
08 Feb 08:00 - 23:59Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
09 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Nawiliwili, Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii
16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
21 Feb 10:00 - 22 Feb 18:00Auckland, New Zealand
23 Feb 07:30 - 20:45Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
25 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Picton, New Zealand
28 Feb 12:00 - 01 Mar 18:00Sydney, NSW Australia
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Eden, NSW Australia
04 Mar 08:00 - 23:30Melbourne, Victoria Australia
06 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Adelaide, South Australia
10 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Margaret River WA, Western Australia
11 Mar 10:00 - 18:00Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
13 Mar 07:30 - 18:00Exmouth WA, Western Australia
16 Mar 09:00 - 17 Mar 10:00Benoa, Bali Indonesia
19 Mar 17:00 - 20 Mar 18:00Singapore
24 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
26 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
29 Mar 10:00 - 30 Mar 18:00Mumbai, Bombay, India
02 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Salalah, Oman
06 Apr 07:00 - 07 Apr 18:00Safaga, Egypt
08 Apr 07:00 - 21:00Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
10 AprSuez Canal, Egypt
11 Apr 07:00 - 12 Apr 19:00Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel
13 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Limassol, Cyprus
14 Apr 09:00 - 17:30Rhodes Island, Greece
16 Apr 10:00 - 17 Apr 18:00Istanbul, Turkey
18 Apr 07:30 - 16:00Nessebar, Bulgaria
19 Apr 07:30 - 23:00Odessa, Ukraine
20 Apr 09:00 - 21:00Constanta, Romania
22 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Piraeus, Athens, Greece
23 Apr 08:00 - 15:00Katakolon, Olympia, Greece
24 Apr 07:30 - 18:00Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy
25 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Sorrento, Italy
26 Apr 07:00 - 21:00Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
27 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
28 Apr 08:00 - 29 Apr 18:00Monte Carlo, Monaco
01 May 08:30 - 17:00Cartagena, Spain
02 May 09:00 - 18:00Gibraltar, UK
05 May 08:00 - 17:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
10 May 08:00 - 18:00Hamilton, Bermuda
13 May 06:30Arriving in Miami, Florida

Full World Cruise can be booked as roundtrip from Miami or Los Angeles (116-days), Miami to Monte Carlo (102-day), Los Angeles to Monte Carlo (100-day) or Los Angeles to Miami (86-day). General public bookings were opened on April 10, 2019.

Crystal Serenity User Reviews

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The best small ship at sea.

by Craigscruises4u
38 Reviews written
8 days, round-trip from Los Angeles, San Pedro-Long Beach, California
Departure date: 05 Jan 2004
Cruise number 29 , PSARA cruise management event hosted by Crystal Cruises on board Crystal Serenity 5th January 2004 Cabin number : 9051.- midship , deck 9 - Seabreeze deck deluxe stateroom with verandha Total pax : 1070, Crew :655 : Decks :13 Cruise for 7 nights - see map LA / Santa...

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