The Ultra-Luxurious Crystal Serenity

Getting onboard a cruise ship is one of the best ways to travel. You can go to several notable destinations without having to worry too much about the usual travel concerns! Dining, accommodation, entertainment, social gathering and tours are some of the things that the cruise can provide for you. And if you want to treat yourself, why not consider cruising in style?

Crystal Serenity

Consistently voted as one of the best cruise ships in the world by cruise ship experts, enthusiasts and Conde Nast Traveler readers, the Crystal Serenity of Crystal Cruises is the leader in the industry in terms of providing the best facilities, amenities and top-notch service. This luxury cruise ship was first introduced in 2003, and is now even more captivating as it recently received a multi-million dollar redesign.

Every year, Crystal Serenity follows various voyage itineraries around the world, covering the regions of the South Pacific, Asia, Europe, and South America. Your cruising experience with Crystal Serenity can be as short and sweet as seven days or it can stretch for weeks to several months, especially if it you book the annual World Cruise.

If you want to spend more time on the ship and are interested in booking back-to-back cruises; Crystal Serenity is the ideal ship. Many of its succeeding voyages are designed to not have the same itinerary, therefore avoiding a repetition of a port of call. Crystal Serenity tends to visit the historically and culturally important sites, many of which have UNESCO World Heritage Site designations.

The Crystal Serenity has also gained a lot of loyal clients partly due to the ship’s layout and its ambience. The Serenity was created to have intimate and elegantly furnished spaces, where passengers feel comfortable without being overwhelmed by a large crowd. The public rooms are medium-sized, designed with sophisticated wood and void of unnecessary clutter.

This intimate and refined look and feel is also being carried out at the ship’s main show lounge, which only occupies a single level. Crystal Serenity’s Palm Court sports a British colonial style lounge that brings back the guests to the classical times of understated style. Crystal Serenity runs a strong membership benefits program for all its previous guests. Thus, if it’s your first time getting onboard this ship, don’t be surprised that many passengers know each other from previous cruises.

The main restaurant onboard offers open seating during breakfast and lunch. At dinner, you can choose to reserve seats either at the early or late dinner schedule, which serves international cuisine. But you may also opt to dine at the smaller Asian and Italian specialty restaurants. There is also a casual café that serves all three major meals and a Vintage Room that offers special wine dinner.

Aside from the usual furniture, Crystal Serenity’s luxury cabins are equipped with a refrigerator with complimentary water and soft drinks, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and broadband connection. Most of these cabins also have their own private balconies complete with tables and chairs. If you book the Crystal Penthouse, you will be treated to newly renovated bathroom equipped with heated flooring and TV, and decorated exquisitely with Italian marble mosaics. As a guest of the penthouse suite, you can also enjoy butler service, a walk-in closet, a complimentary full stocked minibar, as well as gain access to exclusive workout areas, powder rooms and pantries.

Just imagine when sailing on the Crystal Serenity, you unpack your bags once, dine, dance and dream the night away and in the morning they bring a new island or country right to your door!

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About Author:

Arie Boris has extensive travel industry experience, including business and sales development for commercial aviation, the International emergency assistance & travel insurance industry and a national association of travel agents. He was a contributing editor to several print and Internet travel publications, including Fieldings’ Worldwide Cruise Guide and was part of the start up team for CruiseCritic. He has written over 400 cruise ship reviews. Arie also produces and hosts Cruise Gourmet Voyages, a variety of fundraising & theme group cruises for various charitable and arts organizations. He has produced theme cruises for a variety of special interest groups including opera, comedy, spiritual retreats and fan clubs for TV shows like Dark Shadows and Dancing with the Stars!