Crystal Serenity

Very Expensive Mid-Size SET SAIL 2003
Hypoallergenic staterooms with 99.9% clean filtered air.
Plenty of room to breathe. Big ship with less passengers
Silk Road restaurant, with menus created by Nobu Matsuhisa
The lush vertical living herb garden walls on the Lido deck
Attentive (but not intrusive) crew by the Seahorse pool
Some of the most exclusive shore excursions available

Crystal Serenity is luxury at its best, from the elegant Palm Court to the intimate entertainment at the Galaxy Lounge, to the all-inclusive premium drinks awaiting you at every bar. The attentive staff caters to your every whim and exciting shore excursions are available if you're in the mood for adventure.

Crystal Serenity OVERVIEW

Emerging from a $17 million extreme makeover in December 2013 (bringing the total cost of the two year makeover to $52 million), Crystal Serenity is quite simply, the best. Forget five stars, or even six. Crystal Cruise' standards exceed a sterling 10. Its guests — mostly couples over 50 — are well used to the finer things in life and expect impeccable service and pristine public rooms. They are likely to travel with Crystal Cruises time and again, occasionally sampling Regent Seven Seas or Oceania.


Accommodations are tastefully furnished and spacious, especially in the Crystal Penthouses on decks 10 and 11. The 1,345-square-foot Crystal Penthouses were completely redesigned to include a spacious living room, dining area, master bed and bath rooms with natural marble and wood floors with Italian mosaic tiles on the floor and walls in the bathrooms. A newly redesigned media room/den, which can serve as an alternate sleeping room (ideal for families), a private workout room, pantry with butler entrance and guest bath and shower. With a private verandah and butler service, it won’t be a surprise if you find yourself wanting to stay in every so often. These penthouses resemble, in space and design, the elegant rooms in grand hotels, but have the added bonus of the sweeping ocean views. 

In a cruise industry first, 70 deluxe verandah staterooms were transformed into PURE® Hypoallergenic environments. Cruisers that suffer from allergies or mild respiratory issues will find the comforts of the 99.9% clean filtered air and hypoallergenic bedding most accommodating.

There are no inside cabins anywhere on the ship. Walk-in closet? Check. Separate shower and bath? Check. Pillow menu? Check. (Naps are good for your health, don't forget.)

Dining and Entertainment

No detail went untouched in the redesign of the Lido Café. The Lido Café was redesigned to maximize space for service and seating areas. The long buffet counters were replaced with modern light stoned island counters.

Vertical living walls, olive trees and a retractable glass roof give the Trident Grill, located on the Lido deck, an airy rooftop restaurant vibe.

The Palm Court, with its floor-to-ceiling window walls, is one of the most elegant venues at sea. And the Avenue Saloon, Crystal Cruises' signature cocktail-and-piano bar known for its intimate atmosphere, is a great hangout.

Only two letdowns: Although the quality of food and service are top-notch, the Crystal Dining Room with its low ceiling is loud when crowded. The Pulse nightclub is a dated disco whose decor is not yet retro enough to have become trendy.

Entertainment options include an enthusiastic resident troupe and proficient house band support visiting singers and comedians in the main Galaxy Lounge. Crystal Cruises has a tie-in with Hollywood’s Magic Castle, which provides entertainers for intimate shows in front of no more than 20 guests at a time. There’s also an extensive program of enriching onboard speakers from institutions such as The Smithsonian and Sotheby's, and innovative complimentary education offerings through Crystal’s Creative Learning Institute.

Serenity also features the Studio music-and-language learning center, a bridge lounge, Computer University @ Sea, cinema, paddle tennis courts and the golf clinic with resident professionals.

Cruising on Crystal Serenity?
Sign up for SailAway and receive free tips and reminders to help you prepare.
Have you booked a cruise?
Tell us when you're cruising and we'll send you everything you need to prepare.
1. Select your cruise line
2. Select your cruise ship
3. Select your departure date
Find Crystal Serenity cruises

Crystal Serenity embarks on a World Cruise in January, offering segment opportunities in various parts of the world to spring.  She's in Europe in summer, New England and Canada in autumn and the Caribbean for some of the winter.

WHAT´S ONBOARD THE Crystal Serenity