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Crystal Serenity

Capacity
980
Crew
635
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

Crystal Serenity was ordered from Chantiers de l'Atlantique (now STX France Cruise SA) on 7 November 2000. The keel of Crystal Serenity was laid on 13 June 2002 and she was launched on 10 August 2002... Read more

Crystal Serenity

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
980
Crew: 
635
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

Crystal Serenity was ordered from Chantiers de l'Atlantique (now STX France Cruise SA) on 7 November 2000. The keel of Crystal Serenity was laid on 13 June 2002 and she was launched on 10 August 2002 being completed on 30 June 2003. She was formally named 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.

In November 2018 she will emerge from an extensive redesign at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven.

Full-Time passenger (Permanent luxury cruise ship resident)

Passenger Lee Wachtstetter, known as "Mama Lee", 88 Years old in 2016, lives aboard the Crystal Serenity full-time. She is the longest permanent luxury cruise ship resident. In 2018, she reached 10 years living aboard the ship. She spends about US$170k a year to live on the ship full-time.

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


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...
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Waves Teen Center

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A video arcade at Waves Teen Center keeps teens ages 13-17 entertained as well.
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Resorts World At Sea Casino

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Enjoy thrilling games of chance at the Resorts World at Sea Casino offering roulette, craps, Baccarat and blackjack tables, slot machines and Ultimate Texas Hold'em.

Putting Green

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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...
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Fantasia Children's Playroom

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Fantasia Children's Playroom welcomes children ages 3-12, with tables and chairs for arts and crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® game titles, a large screen television set and board games.
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Facets

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Designed to resemble a jewelry box, complete with a mother-of-pearl feature wall and beveled chrome vitrines, the Facets fine jewelry boutique features plush chairs upholstered in stone-colored lea...

Self-Service Laundry

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Seahorse Pool

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The teak deck surrounding Crystal Serenity's signature Seahorse Pool is fashioned with circular pod beds, plush sofa groups, and lounge chairs in a kaleidoscope of lime green, azure and mango.

Crystal Collection

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Fine-quality Crystal Cruises® signature apparel, designer sunglasses, casual wear for men, and gifts for adults and children. The shop also offers a wide variety of convenience and sundry items, in...