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Crystal Serenity Review

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  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars 4.5
  • Expert Rating:5.0-stars 5.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.0-stars 4.2
    • Couples: 4.0
    • Families w/ young children: 1.0
    • Families w/ older children: 5.0
    • Singles/Friends: 5.0
    • Groups: 5.0
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Refurbished: 2011
  • Ship Size: M
  • Total Cabins: 545
  • Restaurants: 6
  • Pools: 2

How it Ranks: Crystal Serenity ranks #2 out of 2 Crystal Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

The 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity — with its personal butlers, language classes (taught at the Creative Learning Institute) and wine and food tastings — sets the standard for luxury cruising. This ship particularly impresses guests with its genuine and attentive staff and its specialty restaurants, Prego and Silk Road & The Sushi Bar (a celebrated venue with Japanese-inspired dishes prepared by Nobu-trained chefs). Once you've savored a memorable meal, you can continue the relaxation with a treatment at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa before slipping away to one of five swanky bars and lounges. Should you crave more activity, the ship also offers a wide spectrum of onboard features — from "Tour de Spin" indoor cycling classes to an elegant casino filled with blackjack, poker and craps tables. And the shoreside adventures are just as exciting thanks to the company's personalized Crystal Adventures program, which allows guests to immerse themselves in destinations across the globe. In 2014, the Crystal Serenity will make its way around the world, with voyages to New England, Canada, the Caribbean, northern Europe, Africa, the Panama Canal, the Mediterranean, Asia and the South Pacific.

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Crystal Serenity Cabins

Crystal Serenity offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Crystal Serenity Deck Plans

Crystal Serenity contains 9 decks. Find out which features are available on each Crystal Serenity deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.