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Crystal Serenity

Capacity
1,070
Crew
655
Tonnage
68,870
Length
249.94 m
First voyage
07.07.2003
Decks
13

Crystal Serenity is a cruise ship owned by Crystal Cruises. Crystal Serenity was built in 2003 by STX Europe in St. Nazaire. She operates together with her older fleetmate, Crystal Symphony, offering around the world voyages.

 

Concept and construction

By March 2000, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, parent company of Crystal, started negotiations with the French shipyard, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, for the construction of a third ship for Crystal Cruises. Crystal Serenity was then ordered in... Read more

Crystal Serenity

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
1,070
Crew: 
655
Tonnage: 
68,870
Length: 
249.94 m
Beam: 
32.31 m
First voyage: 
07.07.2003
Decks: 
13

Crystal Serenity is a cruise ship owned by Crystal Cruises. Crystal Serenity was built in 2003 by STX Europe in St. Nazaire. She operates together with her older fleetmate, Crystal Symphony, offering around the world voyages.

 

Concept and construction

By March 2000, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, parent company of Crystal, started negotiations with the French shipyard, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, for the construction of a third ship for Crystal Cruises. Crystal Serenity was then ordered in Chantiers de l'Atlantique (now STX France Cruise SA) on 7 November 2000, together with the signed Letter of Intent. On 12 December 2000, the official contract was then signed by NYK and Chantiers, for the construction of Crystal Serenity, with an expected delivery by June 2003, which was 6 months ahead of the original plans. By March 2001, Crystal Cruises unveiled the designs for the upcoming Crystal Serenity. The keel of Crystal Serenity was laid on 9 July 2002 in Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France. She was then christened on 3 July 2003, by Dame Julie Andrews, in Southampton, United Kingdom.

The lead designer of Crystal Serenity was Robert Tillberg of Tillberg Design. The other designers were the Italian Garroni Designers Company, Japanese Okada & Associates, American Nix Firestone Associates and II by IV design Associates, British Stephenjohn Design and was internally designed by Brennan Beer Gorman Monk (BBGM) of New York.

Ports of call

The maiden voyage of Crystal Serenity was on July 7, 2003, 4 days after her christening. It was a 14-day round-trip cruise, departing Southampton and cruising Northern Europe. During her inaugural season, Crystal Serenity held summer cruises in Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, and a transatlantic crossing. It was followed by two Caribbean/Panama Canal voyages and a combined Christmas/New Year Mexican Riviera cruise, round-trip from Los Angeles.

On January 14, 2004, she embarked on her first world cruise; a 106-day voyage departing Los Angeles, which concluded on May 5, in New York City.

Crystal Serenity was the largest cruise ship ever to navigate the Northwest Passage. Starting on 10 August 2016, the ship sailed from Vancouver to New York City with 1,700 passengers and crew, taking 28 days for the journey. In the Canadian Arctic it successfully made stops at Ulukhaktok and Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island, then passed up Franklin Strait and through the narrow Bellot Strait, adjacent to Zenith Point, the most northerly extension of North America. It explored Beechy Island where Franklin overwintered, followed by seldom visited fjords on the south side of Devon Island, plus fjords on Baffin Island and the village of Pond Inlet. On Sept. 5, 2016 it sailed for Disko Bay in Greenland. Her transit triggered comments on Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

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Attractions on Crystal Serenity


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Waterside

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This is the restaurant that serves daily changing menus of international classic and modern cuisine, paired with unlimited fine wines, spirits and beers.

Stardust Club

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This welcoming and comfortable lounge on Crystal Serenity is the perfect place for a pre-dinner dance and aperitif, and after dinner dancing as well. Throughout your cruise, here you will also enjo...

Sunset Bar

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The golden hour begins with libations at the Sunset Bar, a favorite place to gather.
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Crystal Life Fitness

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Relax, rejuvenate and enrich your mind, body and spirit with the most comprehensive fitness and wellness offerings at sea. A vacation in and of itself is intended to be rejuvenating, and our fitnes...

Main Stage

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Table Tennis

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Table tennis is also available on the open deck on the ship.

Palm Court

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With panoramic sea vistas enjoyed through vast floor-to-ceiling window walls, this delightfully airy forward lounge hosts Afternoon Tea daily, evening dancing and entertainment, classical music con...
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Crystal Life Spa

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Serene views of an endless ocean. Soothing scents of delicate aromatherapy. Rejuvenating treatments are dispensed at the hands of experts in the award-winning Crystal Life Spa.

Galaxy Lounge Showroom

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The main showroom for Crystal’s award-winning Broadway-style production shows and headline entertainers features exceptionally comfortable seating and a hydraulic-rising stage for optimum viewing f...

Golf Driving Net

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On any voyage anywhere in the world, golf enthusiasts may wish to take advantage of the golf driving ranges and putting greens found aboard each ship. Featuring TaylorMade – the best performance go...