Crystal Serenity

Crystal Serenity current position

Crystal Serenity current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 45.63316 N / 13.77249 E) cruising en route to TRIESTE. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Crystal Serenity

Year built2003  /  Age: 19
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Building costUSD 350 million
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)250 m / 820 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage68870 gt
Passengers980 - 1254
Passengers-to-space ratio54
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2018-2023
Christened byJulie Andrews
OwnerA&K Travel Group Ltd (via CSE Ltd)
OperatorCrystal Cruises

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The 2003-built Crystal Serenity cruise ship is the second/bigger of the two Crystal Ocean Cruises ships - with fleetmate Crystal Symphony (1995).

The vessel (IMO number 9243667) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311536000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Crystal Cruises was founded in 1988 as a subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) - one of the 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. In January 2022, GHK filed for bankruptcy and all its assets were put to sale. In June 2022, the brand Crystal Cruises was acquired by A&K Travel Group Ltd (Abercrombie & Kent). The company currently groups the ultra-luxury travel 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).

Following the bankruptcy of the parent company GHK-Genting Hong Kong Ltd in January 2022, GHK's subsidiary Crystal Cruises Inc (USA) went bankrupt in February.

In June 2022, both Crystal Cruises' ocean ships (Serenity and Symphony) were auctioned in The Bahamas. Both vessels (being under arrest in Freeport Bahamas since February 5th) were sold via a sealed tender auction, with bids submitted to The Bahamas' Supreme Court and a 10% deposit.

On June 15th, Bahamian sources announced that both vessels are sold in the auction - Serenity to CSE Ltd for USD 103 million (EUR 99M / GBP 84,6M) and Symphony to CSY Ltd for USD 25 million (EUR 24M / GBP 20,5M). The financiers were presented by the Bahamian law firm Alexiou Knowles & Co. Reportedly, both shipowning companies (CSY and CSE) are owned by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio de Clunieres di Balsorano (1953-born multibillionaire, co-owner of Silversea, Chairman of Heritage Group, Co-Chairman of A&K/Abercrombie and Kent).

On June 22nd was announced that both vessels are now owned by A&K Travel Group Ltd - a joint venture of Abercrombie & Kent Ltd (owned by Geoffrey Kent) and Heritage Group Monaco (Lefebvre family-owned private equity specializing in luxury travel, VIP tourism, medical technologies). Following extensive drydock refurbishments, both ships restart operations in 2023 for the Cristal Cruises brand, which was fully acquired by A&K. For the ships' management, A&K contracted the Monaco-based V.Ships Leisure Ltd (part of V.Group Holdings Ltd).

Crystal Serenity and Symphony left Freeport on July 6th, en route to Europe (arriving in Trieste Italy on July 24th) for drydocking at the Fincantieri shipyard.

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The 1000-passenger ship Crystal Serenity's Maiden Voyage (14-day Baltic Sea itinerary) departed on July 7, 2003, from Southampton (England UK). Serenity's first World Voyage started on January 14, 2004 (106-day itinerary from LA to NYC).

Crystal Serenity was launched after Crystal Harmony (1990, now NYK Asuka 2) and followed by Crystal Symphony (1995). In response to demand, Crystal Serenity had twice as many Penthouses in comparison to the fleetmate. There are two paddle tennis courts (instead of one) as boat devotees are fiercely competitive in this field.

The Serenity ship is very spacious, with a calm and quiet atmosphere, elegant decoration. The 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, wall coverings. The 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).

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Decks and Cabins

Most Crystal Serenity staterooms are 225-ft2 Balcony cabins (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 are the Crystal Penthouse Suites (1080 ft2 / 100 m2 plus 270 ft2 / 25 m2 terrace).

During the 2018 drydock refit, the ship received 36 Seabreeze Penthouses and 2 Seabreeze Penthouse Suites, while reducing capacity from 1070 to 980 passengers.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 9 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

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 the 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 specialty restaurants.

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

  • Crystal Dining Room (aft) features a gourmet menu with regionally inspired and traditional dishes; offers "Dining by Reservation" option - guests can reserve each night at different times 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 voyages, 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 drydock 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. The 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)
  • Crystal Casino (410 m2, with 86 slots and poker machines, gambling tables)
  • Hollywood Theatre/Cinema has a stage for live performances and also hosts conferences, lectures, presentations, Broadway-style show productions, stand-up 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)
  • 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 (onboard enrichment program/complimentary) housing events like language lessons, digital film making, Yamaha keyboard and piano lessons.
  • 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 program)
  • The Sports Area (Tennis Tables, two Golf Driving Nets, Putting Green)
  • Deck Games (Shuffleboard); Tennis Tables; Wimbledon Court (2 tennis courts); Golf Putting Green.


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

Crystal Serenity itineraries also include the legendary Northwest Passage Cruises.

Following the Coronavirus-related suspension of voyages, Crystal Ocean restarted passenger shipping operations with the Serenity ship. The Europe-UK program was entirely canceled and a new Caribbean program (July 3 through October 17, 2021) was planned. The unique 7-night Caribbean itineraries (Luxury Bahamas Escapes) were roundtrips from Nassau and North Bimini Island (Bailey Town) and visiting Harbour Island, Great Exuma Island (Georgetown), San Salvador Island and Long Island. In August, to the Luxury Bahamas Escapes itinerary was added Miami Florida as both call port and homeport/departure port. The expanded itinerary's first departure was on August 7 (from Nassau) and August 9 (from Miami). This way, the 7-night Luxury Bahamas Escapes itinerary offered 3x embarkation ports - Nassau (Saturdays departures), North Bimini (Sundays), Miami (Mondays).

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On July 9, 2002, the vessel's keel was laid at Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard (in St Nazaire France). On July 3, 2003, the ship was christened in Southampton England by Julie Andrews (UK actress-singer, 1935-born as Julia Elizabeth Wells). 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 the USA (Los Angeles). The 106-day itinerary (Jan 14 through May 5) ended in New York City.

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 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).

  • Serenity's second Northwest Passage transit was in 2017. The 32-day itinerary (Seward to NYC/August 15 through September 15) included the same call ports - Kodiak Island (Aug 16), Dutch Harbor (Aug 18), Nome (Aug 20), Victoria Island (Aug 25-28), Baffin Island (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). Prices started from around USD 22,000 per person (double occupancy rates).
  • During Northwest Passage 2017, Crystal Serenity navigated in the Arctic Ocean on the Arctic route (500 mi north of Arctic Circle) and the cruise ship was escorted by the icebreaker Ernest Shackleton. Ernest Shackleton was equipped with two helicopters for emergency use, tools for oil pollution containment, high-tech communications equipment, survival rations. For the voyage, Crystal Serenity was upgraded with an ice detection radar, ice navigation system, forward-looking sonar. The Navigation Bridge team received ice navigation training, and ice pilots boarded both vessels (Shackleton and Serenity) for the crossing. Icebreaker's crew also assisted with Crystal Cruises' "Unexpected Adventures" tours - like helicopter flightseeing, Zodiac boat wet landings, speedboat rides, kayaking.

Crystal Serenity refurbishments review

The last drydock refurbishment in 2018 (October 18 - November 6, done at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven Germany) reduced the ship's 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 restaurant 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).
  • "Computer University at Sea" (enrichment workshops) were updated and redesigned.

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 the 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 passenger cabins were upgraded with new 42-inch smart TVs with interactive panels (infotainment system). Among the redesigned public spaces is the fore-located Palm Court (observation lounge on deck 12), where was added more intimate seating. The Lounge's stage was relocated, and the former stage area was transformed into a 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.

During 2016 drydock (May), 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 (at Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz Spain) also included general maintenance works.

Deckplan changes after the November 2013 drydock included:

  • 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 Serenity ex-Nassau Bahamas cruises 2021 summer

Following the Coronavirus crisis, Crystal Ocean restarted passenger shipping operations with the Serenity ship. The Europe-UK program was entirely canceled and a new Caribbean program (July 3 through October 17, 2021) was planned.

The company operated two 7-night Caribbean itineraries roundtrips from either Nassau (New Providence Island) or Bailey Town (North Bimini Island).

7-day "Luxury Bahamas Escape - Nassau Roundtrip" itinerary

Date / TimePort
03 Jul 19:00Departing from Nassau
04 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Bimini Island, Bailey Town
05 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Harbour Island
06 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Great Exuma Island, George Town
07 Jul 07:00 - 19:00San Salvador Island, Cockburn Town
08 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Long Island
10 Jul 06:00Arriving in Nassau

Prices started from USD 2000 per person with double occupancy.

7-day "Luxury Bahamas Escape - Bimini Roundtrip" itinerary

Date / TimePort
04 Jul 18:00Departing from Bimini Island
05 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Harbour Island
06 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Great Exuma Island, George Town
07 Jul 07:00 - 19:00San Salvador Island, Cockburn Town
08 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Long Island
10 Jul 06:00 - 19:00Nassau, New Providence Island
11 Jul 08:00Arriving in Bimini Island, Bailey Town

Prices started from USD 2450 pp.

Crystal World Cruise 2024

In mid-September 2021 was announced Crystal Serenity's 105-night "World Cruise 2024" (January 5 thru April 20) leaving from PortMiami and ending in Civitavecchia-Rome.

Crystal's 27th World Cruise (themed "Celebrated Cultures & Treasured Temples") itinerary visits 49x ports (in 22x countries), 14x overnights, access to 45x UNESCO sites, signature destinations like the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South Pacific Islands, Australia-New Zealand, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka), Arabia-Red Sea, Suez Canal, Europe-Mediterranean islands (Crete, Cyprus, Sicily).

All bookings on the canceled "World Cruise 2022" enjoyed an exclusive booking window (September 21-30, 2021), while general public bookings opened on October 1st. Early bookings received 2-for-1 fares plus Book Now Savings (up to USD 17250 per person with double occupancy).

The Grand Voyage was also offered in shorter itinerary segments - ranging from the 89-night World Cruise (Los Angeles to Rome) to 7x short itineraries (13- to 18-night in lengths).

Crystal World Cruise 2023

Crystal Serenity's "World Cruise 2023" prices started from just USD 43360 per person (USD 310 per day). The 140-day itinerary (westbound out of Miami Florida 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 17:00 (overnight)Panama 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 18:00 (overnight)Callao-Lima, Peru
31 Jan 08:00 - 01 Feb 16:00 (overnight)Easter 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 06:00 (overnight)Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
09 Feb 08:30 - 18:00Raiatea Island, Uturoa, French Polynesia
10 Feb 08:00 - 11 Feb 17:00 (overnight)Papeete, 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 18:00 (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
02 Mar 10:00 - 22:00Brisbane, Queensland Australia
03 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
04 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Gladstone, 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 18:00 (overnight)Rabaul, 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 22:00 (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
22 Mar 07:00 - 19:30Semarang, Java Indonesia
24 Mar 12:00 - 25 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Singapore
26 Mar 08:00 - 19:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
28 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Phuket, Thailand
30 Mar 12:00 - 01 Apr 12:00 (overnight)Yangon-Rangoon, Myanmar
03 Apr 06:00 - 18:00Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
05 Apr 13:00 - 06 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Chennai-Madras, India
08 Apr 10:00 - 09 Apr 19:00 (overnight)Colombo, 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 06:00 (overnight)Mahe 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 18:00 (overnight)Mombasa, 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 - 22:00Crete 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 17:00 (overnight)Venice, 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 Serenity World Cruise 2022 (canceled)

In September 2021, Crystal announced Serenity's "2022 Grand Voyage" (132-night "Caribbean Idylls and Mediterranean Masterpieces" itinerary) starting in PortMiami (January 17) and ending in Los Angeles (May 29).

The Grand Voyage was offered as 3x full-length itineraries (102-night, 117-day, 132-night) plus 11x smaller itinerary segments (9- to 16-nights). The 132-night/133-day itinerary visits a total of 82x ports/destinations (including 45x islands) in 32x countries and features 19x Caribbean and 6x Canaries destinations, as well as 11x overnights in large port cities and two Transatlantic Crossings.

Some of the visited islands were in the Caribbean (19 total), Spain's Canaries (6), Portugal's Azores-Madeira-Cape Verde, Mediterranean (France's Corsica, Spain's Balearics, Itali's Sicily and Sardinia, Malta, Greece's Cyprus, Crete, Greek Isles), Bermuda.

However, on January 19, 2022, the voyage was canceled (all passengers disembarked in Aruba) after the GHK-owned MV Werften filed for insolvency/bankruptcy protection. Next table shows the originally planned 116-day "World Voyage 2022" as call ports and times.

Date / TimePort
17 Jan 19:00Departing from Miami, Florida
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Progreso, Yucatan Mexico
20 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Cozumel, Mexico
22 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Ocho Rios, Jamaica
23 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Kingston, Jamaica
25 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
26 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Colon, Panama
27 Jan 07:30 - 17:00San Blas Islands Panama
28 Jan 07:00 - 14:00Cartagena Colombia
29 Jan 13:00 - 30 Jan 17:00 (canceled)Oranjestad, Aruba
30 Jan 22:00 - 31 Jan 22:00Willemstad, Curacao
01 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Kralendijk, Bonaire
03 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Scarborough, Tobago
04 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
05 Feb 08:00 - 17:00St Georges, Grenada
06 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
07 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Roseau, Dominica
08 Feb 07:30 - 18:00Gustavia, St Barths France
09 Feb 08:00 - 22:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
10 Feb 08:00 - 18:00St Croix USVI
11 Feb 08:00 - 22:00St John USVI
12 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Tortola BVI
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00St Johns, Antigua
14 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
15 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Fort-de-France, Martinique
16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Castries, St Lucia
17 Feb 08:00 - 18 Feb 17:00Bridgetown, Barbados
24 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
25 Feb 07:30 - 18:00Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde
28 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canaries
01 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canaries
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:30Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canaries
03 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Santa Cruz de la Palma
04 Mar 06:00 - 05 Mar 18:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canaries
06 Mar 07:30 - 18:00San Sebastian de la Gomera, Canaries
07 Mar 08:00 - 08 Mar 18:00Funchal, Madeira Portugal
10 Mar 07:00 - 21:00Casablanca, Morocco
11 Mar 08:00 - 13:30Tangier, Morocco
11 Mar 20:00 - 12 Mar 19:00Malaga, Spain
13 Mar 12:00 - 18:00Alicante, Spain
14 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Valencia, Spain
15 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic Spain
16 Mar 07:00 - 22:00Barcelona, Spain
17 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Ciudadela, Menorca, Balearic Spain
18 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
19 Mar 12:00 - 22:00Valletta, Malta
20 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Siracusa, Sicily Italy
21 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Palermo, Sicily Italy
22 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Amalfi-Ravello, Italy
24 Mar 07:30 - 22:00Saint-Tropez, France
25 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
26 Mar 06:00 - 18:00Barcelona
27 Mar 14:00 - 28 Mar 18:00Cannes, France
29 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Genoa-Milan, Italy
30 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Ajaccio, Corsica France
31 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Gaeta, Italy
31 Mar 17:30 - 01 Apr 18:00Naples, Italy
03 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
04 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Santorini Island, Greece
05 Apr 03:00 - 18:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
06 Apr 07:30 - 22:00Patmos Island, Greece
07 Apr 08:00 - 22:00Kusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
08 Apr 08:00 - 19:00Mykonos Island, Greece
10 Apr 06:00 - 22:00Haifa, Israel
11 Apr 07:00 - 12 Apr 19:00Ashdod, Israel
13 Apr 08:00 - 16:00Limassol, Cyprus Greece
14 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Rhodes Island, Greece
16 Apr 06:00 - 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
23 Apr 08:00 - 15:00Katakolon-Olympia, Greece
24 Apr 07:30 - 18:00Giardini-Naxos, Sicily Italy
25 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Sorrento, Italy
26 Apr 07:00 - 21:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
27 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Livorno-Florence, 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, Azores
10 May 08:00 - 18:00Hamilton, Bermuda
13 May 10:00Arriving in Miami

Bookings for the new "Grand Voyage 2022" were opened for loyalty program members on September 14, and to the general public on Sept 24, 2021.

Full Grand Voyage prices (double occupancy) started at USD 31100 per passenger. Early booking promos included USD 10500 pp (Book Now Saving), USD 2500 pp OBC (onboard credit), 2,5% (Crystal Society/loyalty program savings), 2% (New-to-Crystal promo savings), 15% reduced deposit.

Segment Grand Voyage prices (double occupancy) started at USD 2700 pp, with promo offers inclusive of USD 1000 pp (Book Now Savings), 2,5% (Crystal Society savings), 2% (New-to-Crystal savings), 5% (B2B/Back-to-Back cruise savings).

Crystal World Cruise 2022 (canceled)

In late-March 2019 was announced the company's 27th world voyage ("2022 Full World Cruise") on Crystal Serenity. The circumnavigation itinerary offered 5x embarkation/disembarkation ports (segments ranging from 82 to 116 days). However, due to the Coronavirus-crisis (international travel uncertainties), this voyage was canceled and replaced with the new (132-night Grand Voyage) "Caribbean Idylls and Mediterranean Masterpieces"

Itinerary's most popular sea travel destinations included 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) were 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
28 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Manzanillo, Mexico
30 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Cabo San Lucas, 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, Western Australia
11 Mar 10:00 - 18:00Fremantle-Perth, Western Australia
13 Mar 07:30 - 18:00Exmouth, 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
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, 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 was bookable 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.

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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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