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Crystal Serenity for Families

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  • Luxury meets big-ship activities and amenities
  • Tips, drinks and airfare included in cruise cost
  • Fantastic sushi and Asian food by famed Nobu

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Crystal Serenity Family
While Crystal is making little attempt to market itself as the "upscale family" cruise line, it does attract families with children, particularly those traveling as three generations during the summer and holidays. Even though the children's facilities are relatively small and basic, Crystal is one of the few luxury lines to offer any dedicated space for children. However, youth staff are not usually onboard, except during sailings when there will be a significant number of children, such as during the summer or holidays. Baby-sitting services can always be arranged, however, for $10 per hour for one child. There are two playrooms, with Fantasia hosting those in the overly broad 3- to 12-year-old age group and Waves for kids 13 to 17. There are Sony PlayStations, X-Box 360's and an arcade, and when youth staff are onboard, a few specific activity offerings (particularly for the younger set). Still, this ship is better for families who want to entertain their own children, rather than lose them for the trip.


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Crystal Serenity Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
5.0
4.9
Public Rooms
5.0
4.9
Cabins
4.0
4.7
Entertainment
5.0
4.4
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.6
Family & Children
2.0
5.5
Shore Excursions
4.0
5.0
Enrichment
5.0
NA
Service
5.0
4.9
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.3
Rates
5.0
4.1

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Ship Stats
Crew: 655
Launched: July 2003
Decks: 14
Tonnage: 68,000
Passengers: 1,070
Registry: Bahamas
CDC Score: 94
 
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