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Crystal Serenity Review

5.0 / 5.0
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286 reviews
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Too little for so much

Review for Crystal Serenity to Canada & New England
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lasportsnut
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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 for transport at the baggage handlers discretion. Crystal Serenity is a nice ship but shows are terrible for what I am paying them to cruise. WiFi is outlandishly high again for what I paid for the cruise. Remember STARBUCKS gives you free WiFi and you don't have to buy anything.

Two of the 5 ports were terrible. School buses were used to transport people to shore excursion places from ship. Did I pay for school buses at the price I paid? And the two towns stopped at in Canada had maybe 45000 people combined. Each had 1 main street with many shops, more souvenir stores than anything, one traffic light and NO visible gas stations on Main Street. One town had a "Dollar Store" which was famous for being only one in the area. One town had a Catholic Basilica that had only two masses all year for Catholic residents b/c Archdiocese sub-divided the town area into 5 parishes and left out the Basilica. Now you can rent it for weddings, funerals and concerts. One town lost over 2000 people who migrated to big towns to be with children who had gone off to college.

Bar Harbor was a nice quaint old rich town with 60 room/26 bathroom cottages for the Rockerfellers and Gettys. More souvenir shops than anything else.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Cabin A2

Nice cabin, limited walking space, plenty of storage space, maid service excellent

Port Reviews

Quebec City

NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING

Gaspe

One horse town with a DOLLAR STORE as it's claim to fame

Boston

I met 6 friends in 6 hours and had a great visit with each of them. Walked the park where the swans are and had a Boston Cream pie donut(Jelly donut but with Boston Cream pie filling)

New York (Manhattan)

Didn't get off the ship when we docked. Been to NYC many times and will return on my own when I have a longer time to enjoy it and a Yankees game or 4.

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