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Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Europe

Crystal
Crystal Serenity
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

32

Very Good

13

Average

5

Poor

4

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

54

Romantic Cruises

7

Senior Cruises

6

First-Time Cruisers

6

Family Cruises

2

54 Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Europe


mountainclimber1 avatar

mountainclimber1

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

There are luxury cruise lines and there is CRYSTAL!

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In the past 3 years we have sailed with Silversea 4 times, with Regent 3, with Oceania 1 and with Seabourn 2 times. We had heard excellent comments about Crystal when their Mediterranean cruise caught our attention. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


NorthernHiro avatar

NorthernHiro

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Loved our week on Serenity

Greetings! I am a former luxury cruise TA and had sailed on Serenity 3 times in a PH, about 12-14 years ago. This is the my first time back as a 'civilian' and first time on Crystal for my husband. Our last 4 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Cruisemonty

1 Review Written

42 Helpful Votes

Loved our First Crystal Cruise

We just returned from a seven-day cruise on Serenity in the Adriatic. This was our first cruise on a luxury line after sailing on Disney, Celebrity and Oceania, among others. We really enjoyed the all inclusive ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Atsugi1

1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

More than expected

A friend recommended the line, plus the itinerary included ports of interest to me such as Kotor and Debrovnik. I also prefer ships that hold fewer than 1000 guests. Rooms were a bit small but the amenities of the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Shoeman1 avatar

Shoeman1

8 Reviews Written

90 Helpful Votes

Better than ever

We chose this cruise for its itinerary. We were not disappointed. This was our 20th cruise with Crystal and everything was pristine. Embarkation and Disembarkation: Smooth as silk. We arrived at port at 11: 35 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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as.rogers

2 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Pampered and well fed

We thought we booked the same line we took on another cruise, but it turned out to be the Crystal Serenity, which was even better. The staff were happy, which we like because it means the company treats them well, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

THE LAST CRUISE AND THE $22,000 COLDS by Strode Wallace

I did not know whether to title this review “The Last Cruise” or “The $22,000 Colds.” As much as we like Crystal, in 2018 I had booked a cruise on Pro-Iceland for a 7-day cruise of just Iceland. But in ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Acromie

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

2 star ship

We chose the Serenity having travelled on the Espirit and the Harmony and because we wanted to do a Baltic Sea Cruise. We have suite 11060 which is fine and it an added benefit to order dinner from any of the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Chestertripper

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Crystal certainly didn't disappoint us

We chose this itinerary to try out Crystal and because we are keen F1 fans and being at the Monaco Grand Prix was wonderful. Food and beverages were really good. Speciality restaurants at no additional charge ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Ovener

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Ticks all the boxes, yet something was missing...

We’ve sailed with Seabourn and Hapag Lloyd before and were interested to try Crystal for a short six day cruise to see how life would be on a bigger ship. In some respects Serenity was excellent. The food ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Camillus112 avatar

Camillus112

3 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

A Taste For Crystal

We selected the short May 4-11 cruise from Athens to Rome to have the opportunity of trying the Crystal experience. We have cruised in Silversea and Seabourn exclusively, and are happy with both lines. We found ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SCTPU

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pre-Cruise Buildup Bound to Disappoint

My wife and I chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had been to both Spain and Portugal previously and had a great time. The ports of call of the Iberian Sojourn were exactly what we were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

THREE BACK TO BACK CRUISES - NINETEEN PORTS IN TWENTY ONE DAYS

I wanted to begin by saying that in life nothing is absolutely perfect all of the time. The same applies to a cruise. With that said overall these cruises exceeded our expectations. We knew going into this that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Jayoh avatar

Jayoh

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise, Crystal keeps delivering

I chose this cruise as it is the only one that Crystal do to Israel. Billed as a Holy Lands cruise, it was two weeks of luxury on-board and fascinating tours ashore. This was my 15th cruise on Crystal and, even ...
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Sail Date September 2018


montylee avatar

montylee

7 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Great locations, but nothing special about Crystal.

First, since Crystal Serenity goes to dry dock next month (October 2018), some of the comments may not be applicable. My wife and I took a Crystal river cruise last year (Danube) and were so impressed with the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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medicruiselover

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not a 6 Stars Ship at all

Before we sailed, we were full of expectation to sail with the Best Ship of the Year. However, we were so disappointed about everything we experienced right from the cruise terminal. When we arrived, no porters ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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RockyandMoose

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Irish Soliloquy

We have recently disembarked from the Crystal Serenity where we enjoyed 14 nights going around the UK and also stopping in Amsterdam and in Zebbrugge before returning to our point of embarkation which also served ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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drleff

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

THE CRUISE LINE THAT USED TO BE GREAT

We took a cruise aboard the Crystal Serenity for our Honeymoon. It couldn't have been better. We've been dreaming of the day we could return. Then we did, for our ten year anniversary. What a let down. Our ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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TASO

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A cut above

My 4th cruise but first on Crystal Cruise. It will be very hard to cruise on any other line. Pros: Exceptional service. Our PURE room was kept in amazing shape as the attendant must have gone in multiple times ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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sobellejanet

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Classy But Fun

We chose this itinerary because it was the golf theme (my husband's passion) and he did have a wonderful experience golfing at 3 great courses. We spent 5 days in Oxford and 2 in London before we embarked. Oxford ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Tradester avatar

Tradester

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

No Luxury

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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KAARON

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Prepare to Be Pampered

This was my first cruise and first trip to Europe. With very few exceptions, the all-inclusive fare covers everything, including tips. The crew truly embodies the definition of service. It was top notch and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Bill Peters avatar

Bill Peters

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Voyage

Crystal Serenity is a very beautiful smaller cruise ship. It only carries up to 1000 passengers. The ratio of passenger to crew is one crewmember to every 3 passengers. That does make for unbelievable service. This ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

Another Amazing Cruise

I have provided a star system with five being the highest as part of this writeup. SUMMARY *****+ After having sailed 160+ days on Crystal Serenity on our most recent adventure, we chose this 14 day Dover ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Smokey two

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Serenity cruise was the best.

First time on Crystal cruises. Had high expectations, and found that they were exceeded. Yes Crystal is not cheap, but since tips and drinks are included, they are comparable to others in price. What makes ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Crystal Serenity Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining5.04.4
Entertainment5.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation5.04.2
Family4.04.7
Enrichment5.04.2
Service4.54.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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