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Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews

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57 Crystal Serenity Cruise Reviews


Strode Wallace avatar

Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

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

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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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Bella-Boo

1 Review Written

Amazing food and staff !

We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and wanted a special experience so that is why we chose Crystal. We were not at all disappointed . The food was amazing the best we have ever had on a cruise ...
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Sail Date May 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


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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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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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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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Loki4

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not as good as before

Embarkation was not very smooth. Waited in groups with a number. When it came time to board, stood outside in the rain, without umbrellas, to get through security, Dining by reservation was a hassle if you ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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writer100

8 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A Grande Dame

Crystal offers us an experience that we have come to expect: dedicated service, better food than most cruise lines, an ambiance of only slightly faded gentility--the last being rectified by planned major drydock ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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firstcruise91

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Impressions

Love Crystal but see traditional items going by the wayside, eg: no more guest list. Very thankful for the complimentary laundromats onboard. B1 cabin is just the right size for the two of us. Plenty of closet ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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pms616

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nearly Impeccable

First time Crystal Cruise...”Amazon Escape” Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2017 (24 Days) The Embarkation Process was disorganized & confusing...it took nearly 3 hours...Wasn’t a good start...apparently, the Crystal ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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pingcraig

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Country Club Cruise....First Class

If you enjoy First Class Service and Going to the Club to be pampered, this is the cruise for you. We are younger and had our 16 yr old daughter with us, so we did not fit the normal clientele, but that was just ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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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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Granddog

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Very good, just not absolute perfection

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. This was our first Crystal Cruise (but hopefully not the last). We did not know what to expect, having sailed more mass market ships before. Our cabin, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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idjaffe

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Alaskaaaahhhhh

Overall a great cruise. Food was the best we have ever had on any cruise-line. Drinks were properly made and served. Cabin was a little small - but we expected that. Unfortunately, the weather was not good - ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Kstornado

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pacific Coast Cruise

We chose this cruise because it went to places we liked a couple we had not been to for a long time (Santa Barbara & Seattle). We loved the ports we visited & were very impressed with the bus service when the port ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Jayoh

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not perfect but......

Crystal continue to be my preferred cruise line but there are plenty others nearly as good - and better - in some areas. The big gripe with Crystal has always been the size of their staterooms. I see they are ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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curtdesilets

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Pacific Coastal on Serenity

A concise review here, we chose this cruise as just a nice one week getaway. I am a California native and my dear wife is just about, having lived here for the past 40 or so years. We have been to all of the port ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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b1drman

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Almost perfect

This was out third Crystal cruise and probably our last for a while . While the service and food were top notch , the average age of our fellow cruisers had to be well in the 80's . I'm not young by any stretch , 59 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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EnglishRose66

2 Reviews Written

Greek Isles

We choose this cruise as I always wanted to go to Greece. We have sailed with Crystal many times. Initially we were ending up in Instanbul. They changed that as the cruise line deemed it not safe. The CEO of ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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PerpetuallyCcuising

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Sailing with Crystal is always lovely.

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary - visiting places I had not visited before in the Caribbean. This was my first time sailing on Crystal Serenity and the ship was as elegant and well appointed as I ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sheldondusty

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful Cruise!

This was our second cruise on the Serenity and I would rate it very highly again, with a couple of areas for improvement. The food is consistently wonderful. Last October we thought that Prego was good, but not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Oren1618

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Somewhat Disappointed

Beautiful ship. The rooms were just fine. Great entertainment. The song and dance troupe did a fabulous job. Terrific enrichment and seminar programs. Food was quite good, as well. The passengers were more ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sarann1943

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our purpose was to compare Crystal with Seabourn.

We have cruised with Seabourn many times, but have sometimes been disappointed at the limited opportunities to ballroom dance. Crystal has much more dancing so we decided to try a short cruise. In general, we ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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lasportsnut

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Too little for so much

First you fly into Montreal and get to your hotel about 5 after being on the road since 5 am. The meet and greet is a bevy of repetitive tables in the lobby of the baggage area after YOIU put your luggage in a bin ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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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