October 24, 2018
(3:04 p.m. EDT) Crystal Cruises announced that it will unveil a brand-new supper club experience onboard Crystal Serenity when it emerges from dry dock on November 10.
The new Stardust Supper Club will offer guests an elegant dining venue that will be offered on the first and final "Black Tie Optional" evening of voyages that last eight days or more. Designed to offer an impeccable dining experience, Crystal says passengers will enjoy a four-course menu of select favorites while Crystal Serenity's showband performs. A handful of spotlight dances will also be offered during dessert and coffee service to allow diners to join in.
"The Stardust Supper Club highlights the music and vibe of the exclusive clubs of the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin heyday, and perfectly complements the elegance of a formal evening aboard Crystal ships," said Toni Neumeister, Crystal's senior vice president of hotel operations. "In keeping with our commitment to offer guests choices to make the Crystal Experience their own, this new dining and entertainment experience is an intimate alternative to the grand occasions found in the Crystal Dining Room, which will be transformed into Waterside during the redesign."
The new supper club accommodates up to 108 patrons per evening, and reservations can be made upon embarkation. The line plans to roll out online booking for the venue using Crystal's Priority Check-in and Planning Center at a later date.
Dining will begin at 6:30 p.m. to allow passengers ample time to dine and dance before the evening production show kicks off just after 9 p.m. in the Galaxy Lounge.
The Stardust Supper Club is one of a host of changes that will debut aboard Crystal Serenity when it returns to service, sailing from Fort Lauderdale on November 10. Changes include a new look for the Stardust Club; a new Broadway-style production show; and open seating in the rebranded Waterside Restaurant.
Crystal is also reducing Crystal Serenity's overall passenger count to from 1,070 to 980 thanks to the installation of 36 new Seabreeze Penthouses and two new Seabreeze Penthouse suites.
--By Aaron Saunders, Cruise Critic contributor