My wife and I recently spent 120+ days on board the Crystal Serenity from January 5, 2014 thru May 7, 2014. This stay included not only the full 2014 World Cruise but also three other cruises of varying lengths, including one cruise of seven days in length.
For my wife and myself, Crystal Cruises is similar to a fine wine that keeps getting better and better with each passing year. We found that several areas were better than ever. This included the daytime enrichment program, evening entertainment, the special on board events and the food, service and ambience at each dining venue. We enjoyed the new Tastes Specialty Restaurant which began following the dry dock of Crystal Serenity late last year and we also enjoyed the remodeled Lido Café which now serves breakfast and lunch at food stations rather than at one continuous buffet type of counter.
This was our sixth full World Cruise and our seventh overall World Cruise. We thought that the 2014 World Cruise was the best ever because of the on board enrichment and entertainment programs coupled with the ports of call that we visited. The chemistry of the on board entertainment team was superb and it showed in each and every performance. This team created and performed several performances just for the 2014 World Cruise. The enrichment program was quite diverse and included the most program offerings ever. We also appreciated the diversity of the lecturers with more emphasis than ever before on international topics and perspectives, with lecturers from other countries comprising a greater percentage of the lectures than in past years. This reflects the diversity of the passengers who sail with Crystal Cruises and on the sailings we were on.