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There's a reason Crystal is consistently voted a fan favorite among luxury cruise devotees. Yes, 535-stateroom Serenity is now more glamorous than ever, having emerged from a dramatic $52 million makeover as a ...
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WaterBaby2002
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first Crystal cruise; we began cruising in 1998 and have taken at least one a year since, 8 with Oceania. The Serenity is a beautiful ship, meticulously maintained and extremely comfortable. The sea days offered many activities, ... Read more
VICENTEBSAS
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While the ship is very beautiful, having taken various cruise on the Symphony, the Serenty specifically with regard to the main dining room cuisine was rather poor. Most of the dishes lacked taste, and on one evening in particulate when ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
969 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We departed from Perth, Australia for one of the segments of Crystal's 2015 World Cruise. This was our 15th cruise, and we have sailed on 10 different lines. We chose based upon itinerary, and chose this one since it transported us to ... Read more
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cruise-otter
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
The Crystal Serenity (1,000 passengers) is a good fit for the independent traveler who hates herding. My wife and I use it often as our platform to (1) meet interesting people, (2) hear virtuoso musicians, (3) find new places worth a ... Read more
ryndam
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
719 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We have sailed on 30 Crystal cruises, the longest cruise prior to the World Cruise was 21 days. This was our first World Cruise. Transfers The included Carey Limo SUV transfers from home-airport-ship-airport-home were seamless. ... Read more

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Prouss1
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on many cruises, probably over 50. This was our first "World Cruise" and our first Crystal Cruise. I will try to summarize our thoughts on this with the great and the not so great. Great: The food is ... Read more
usualsuspect
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 5th Crystal cruise. As with our previous cruises, we were pleased with the cruise. On this cruise, my wife and I were accompanied by two of our adult children and they also had a wonderful cruise experience. The ship's staff ... Read more
sarasotaguy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was a horror. The ship was not docked where they told us- it was not at any terminal. We took about 15 or 20 minutes to locate the ship. There was no parking lot nearby. We had to drop off our luggage & park at a distant ... Read more
Keith1010
Member Since 2000
12 reviews
81,316 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Please note that we were on board for 162 days but the number of nights we could show in the summary has a maximum of 100 days. We sailed Crystal Cruises and remained on board the same ship for 162 consecutive days. We boarded ... Read more
ricki
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
3,882 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Crystal did not disappoint! Our experience left us eager to return to Crystal again and again. We easily found parking close to the designated terminal and our wait time once in the terminal was less than 20 minutes. The embarkation ... Read more
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Kseelig
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We have taken a few cruises on Crystal and for the most part we have been quite satisfied. Service is generally very good but Crystal needs to rethink their tipping policy and advertise accordingly. Is it included or not? The staff has yet ... Read more
Cliosophic
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My first time on Crystal. A few notes for those considering one of the four Crystal Penthouse Suites. 1. For guests in CP category, Crystal do embarkation and disembarkation better than anyone. Car dispatched to hotel, driver calls 10 ... Read more
Roycal
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
My wife and I took a cruise on Crystal Serenity Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2014, from the west coast of Costa Rica, through the Panama Canal, up the east coast of Central America and Mexico, ending in Miami, FL, USA. We're not members (yet) ... Read more
CEBS
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first Crystal Cruise and I may never go back to any other cruise line. Their single supplement is the most generous by far and enables me to cruise alone or even have my own stateroom when cruising with friends. The ... Read more
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wishIwerecruisin'
Member Since 2003
1 review
542 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I just returned from a 5-day taste of the Crystal Serenity. It really wasn't enough time to truly get to know the ship, particularly as bad weather caused them to have to make some itinerary adjustments, and pull some things together on ... Read more

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islander47
Member Since 2007
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
What better way to celebrate an upcoming 93rd birthday than with a trip! For the past few years Mother and I have gone to New York for some theater time for her birthday trips, but this year decided to try a Fall leaf viewing cruise. We ... Read more
cruise-otter
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
The Crystal Serenity (1,000 passengers) offers a luxury river cruise right here in North America. Cruise V4323 (Boston to Quebec City in Sept. 2014) went north along the coast of Maine and maritime Canada, then up the St. Lawrence River ... Read more
cruise-otter
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This cruise on the Crystal Serenity (1,000 passengers) was a good fit for two of our travel goals: (1) lots of sea days and (2) lots of Ireland. Cruise V4322 started with four daily port stops, three of them in Ireland (Belfast, Dublin, ... Read more
cruise-otter
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This cruise on the Crystal Serenity (1,000 passengers) was a good fit for two of our travel goals: (1) lots of sea days and (2) lots of Ireland. Cruise V4322 started with four daily port stops, three of them in Ireland (Belfast, Dublin, ... Read more
LUVTOKRUZ
Member Since 2006
1 review
128 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
About boarding with very high expectations we were greeted by a truly beautiful ship. Lovely design, sophisticated and well-appointed without being overwhelming. The Palm Court is a particularly pleasant space for lounging and watching the ... Read more

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VikingExplorer
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: I have cruised 42 times on multiple different cruise lines. I travel solo and can’t get enough of cruising – I love being on the ocean. This cruise was in celebration of a milestone birthday. I’m ... Read more
lambcom
Member Since 2004
1 review
332 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just completed our first Crystal Cruise, the 7-day Maritime Explorer out of Quebec City, with planned stops at Sept Iles, the Magdalene Islands and Saint Pierre and Miquelon returning to Quebec City. My wife and I are experienced ... Read more
Keith1010
Member Since 2000
12 reviews
81,316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My wife and I just returned from a North Atlantic Crossing on-board Crystal Serenity. We have sailed Crystal Serenity many times and for us the overall cruising experience gets better each and every time. The crossing included stops at ... Read more
Hayden18
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was our second crystal cruise. Last year we sailed from Venice to Rome and had an amazing time! The shore excursions were top notch and the service was amazing. The ship was quiet and there was a wonderful lack of children. We ... Read more
rhumbadancer
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
We are a couple in our mid-40's, and this was our first time on the Crystal Serenity. This is our second time on a luxury ship though, as we have cruised on the Silver Wind before. Embarkation at Ciitavechhia was speedy and efficient. We ... Read more

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