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Crystal Serenity Review

5.0 / 5.0
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What a Wonderful World!

Review for Crystal Serenity to Transatlantic
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howlpat
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)
Crystal Cove
Palm Court
Pool Area - never crowded!
Silk Dining by day
Silk magical dining by night
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on board!
Antigua English Harbour
Antigua Beaches
St. Thomas

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 the ship (and the cruiseline) has to offer.

With only about 800 people on a good-sized ship, the ship is small enough to seem intimate, but large enough to have multiple activities taking place from early morning to late at night. The ship is beautiful, the food is delicious with many choices and lots of flavor, the all-inclusive amenities are top notch. It is truly a fantastic experience.

Many people often ask if the transatlantic crossing is boring or if the seas are rough. We have never had rough seas, and Crystal has so many activities going on that we need to prioritize our activities during the day and seem to be going non-stop from 8am to 1am! A typical day for us is: some kind of fitness in the morning (not always, but we tried!), breakfast, bridge lesson, trivia with our "team" at noon, lunch, dance lesson, duplicate bridge, snack and French press in the Bistro, get ready for dinner and watch the wonderful lectures we missed on our stateroom tv, before dinner drinks in the Crystal Cove, dinner, some kind of great entertainment, dancing with the Tommy Dorsey Big Band and finally listening to great piano in the Avenue Saloon. Whew! Of course, you can do as much or as little as you like. There are art courses, computer classes, movies...probably 4 things happening at once. Or, you can just relax in your stateroom, in the library, or out on deck. The entertainment at night was so varied...there was something for everyone from a violinist or guitarist, to a duo, the Crystal Quartet, the Showband who played Dixieland Jazz one night in the Crystal Cove, and of course the fabulous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)

Love the double sinks in the bathroom! Plenty of room for storage.

Port Reviews

Antigua

Took a private excursion.

St. Thomas

Just got off the ship and walked around the shops by the dock...would recommend staying on the ship or taking a cab to town or to a beach.

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