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Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Transatlantic

Crystal
Crystal Serenity
Transatlantic
Departure Port

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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Luxury Cruises

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Gay & Lesbian Cruises

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30 Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Transatlantic


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howlpat

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

What a Wonderful World!

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We just returned from another fabulous Crystal transatlantic crossing (our 5th) on Crystal Serenity. Crystal seems to just get better every year and a transatlantic crossing is the best way to take advantage of all ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity -- Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale (November 10 to 21, 2018)

In November 2018, my wife and I took Crystal’s 11-day cruise across the Atlantic aboard the Serenity (voyage OCY181110). For some time, we’ve taken two to three cruises a year on Crystal. This is one of ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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larryfellman

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

More than paint and powder; less than a reincarnation

We have sailed on Serenity several times before and love it: huge interior spaces for the number of passengers; outstanding service; delicious food; provocative speakers; exciting evening entertainment. But, the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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barbdog

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The only thing that is constant, is change.

WE love Crystal. However, when it takes 45 minutes to get served in no man's land for their dining by reservation anytime dining program, it makes me wonder what is going on with this company. Is profit driving a ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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SusieQft

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazon River in a luxury ship

We love Crystal and were interested in exploring the Amazon River. For us, this is a once in a lifetime destination both because it is so exotic and because once was great but enough. The Amazon is very hot and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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acruisedoc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity

Cruise to the Amazon. Two ports changed as a result of hurricane damage. Food equal to any 5 star restaurant and no request considered a problem. Ask for something special today and it is available at tomorrow's ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

347 Helpful Votes

Crystal is losing its shine.

We looked forward to a Crystal Big Band Transatlantic cruise with great anticipation. Never have we been so disappointed.. The standards have slipped so far and so fast , we were bitterly disappointed by the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity -- Lisbon to Miami (Dec.11 to 22, 2015)

Cruise 5331 was an Atlantic crossing (Lisbon to Miami), with only two brief stops along the way (Tenerife and Key West). My wife and I took this cruise for its long string of sea days, not the port stops. We’ve ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity -- London to Boston (Sept. 5 to 19, 2014)

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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liv2dream

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Crossing the Atlantic Solo

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity, London to Boston (Sept. 5 to 19, 2014)

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity -- Miami to Lisbon (May 4 to 17, 2015)

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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margatecruiser

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not the Same as the Symphony

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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haikou

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Will not be returning to the Serenity; I will stick with Crystal Sympony.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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VICENTEBSAS

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, poor main dining room cuisine; service could be better.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

218 Helpful Votes

Simply The Best

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

347 Helpful Votes

Crystal quality shines brightly

We joined Crystal Serenity in beautiful Barcelona, for a favourite cruise, the leaisurely Transatlantic to Miami. We embarked with Crystal's minimum fuss or delay, after luggage was whisked away, and once on board, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Kumamayo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Best Cruise line

If you want a REAL vacation it would be on the Crystal. I have been on both the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity. My last cruise was on the Serenity and it sure sticks to its name. My vacation WAS really ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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paul bernard

3 Reviews Written

Serenity T/A Spring 2013

We so much liked the Fall 2012 T/A on Serenity that we didn't need much convincing to book this voyage as well. In both cases the chief attraction for Nancy was the ballroom dancing theme, with the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

347 Helpful Votes

Sailing perfection

As veterans of many Transatlantic cruises, on ships large and small, we had high expectations of the Crystal experience. Our expectations were exceeded well beyond our dreams. This was a cruise that fulfilled all ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Dancer Bob

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Transatlantic, December 2012, marketed by Crystal as Big Band and Ballroom theme. I have no interest in Big Band but chose the cruise because of the Ballroom theme. Having done Transatlantics on Costa and Cunard a ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ryndam

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity Transatlantic

Now that we have returned to the reality of winter, even in usually warm Houston, I thought I would take a few moments to reflect on Serenity transatlantic V2327, Barcelona-Miami. In the words of the attorneys, ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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njhh

2 Reviews Written

Vive la difference

Since I began cruising in the late 90's I have heard and read things about Crystal Cruises which made me doubt it would ever be a cruise line I would like. The usual gist of the comments were "why pay more when it ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Fandango1

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

No rating

Crystal sparkles - not 6 star though

Overall 9/10 The entire ship is clinically clean. Service is attentive pleasant and sharp. Facilities are first class. A happy and rewarding experience we would recommend highly to anyone. Cabins are tiny, ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ChansonDeLaMer

1 Review Written

The Serenity

Having sailed with a couple of other "luxury" cruise lines, we have found Crystal to be the most consistently enjoyable experience in cruising. This was our seventh Crystal cruise and our second TransAtlantic ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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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