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Sciare
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third cruise and first on Crystal Serenity so we are fairly new to cruising. We embarked in Rome and the process was effortless. Disembarkation in Istanbul was terrible. We left the ship about 9:30 am and stood in line for ... Read more
wine-wine-wine
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
As avid independent travelers, my wife and I never thought we were cruise people. In fact we steadfastly resisted any suggestion of a cruise. Then the flyer arrived in the mail - we simply could not resist. Our experience on the Crystal ... Read more
Tradester
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
My first Crystal Cruise last May was a disaster. 1. We had 8 people at our table and the servers were definitely overworked. The food preparation was great, buy the meal was most often cold. We had one breakfast in the main dining ... Read more
liv2dream
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Crossing the Atlantic Solo! Miami to Lisbon May 4 - 17, 2015 Background Information: I have cruised extensively on Princess, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean and always enjoyed these vacations immensely. When I became a widow I ... Read more
MontrealWinos
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first Crystal cruise after over 30 cruises with Oceania, Celebrity, Princess, Viking, Costa, NCL, Carnival, etc.. Dining was excellent with many enticing choices for each meal. Service was outstanding in all dining venues, ... Read more
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cruise-otter
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
1 forum post
The strength of Crystal Serenity (1,000 passengers) lies in its sea days and onboard entertainment, rather than its limited offerings onshore. My wife and I took this “Classic Atlantic Crossing” to maximize those sea days. ... Read more
margatecruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
100 forum posts
This was our 13 cruise on crystal all have been on symphony, this was our first on Serenity. This was our third crossing that lectures were over the top the shows were also good. I thought the food service in the main dinning room ... Read more
haikou
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,979 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I found the atmosphere on the Serenity to be intolerable by the end of the first few days. I will not go into much detail here but suffice it to say I was ignored by others when I as a solo traveler sat down and waited to play. As soon as ... Read more
WaterBaby2002
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
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tv24
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
1,309 forum post
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
1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews
776 forum posts
10 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
Prouss1
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
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
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
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sarasotaguy
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
13 reviews
83,676 forum posts
8 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
4,020 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
3 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
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Roycal
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
580 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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