Cruising on the Crystal Serenity

One of the premier jewels in the crown of Crystal Cruises, Serenity offers a shipboard experience like no other. It’s consistently rated one of the best cruise ships in the world by Conde Nast, and for a very good reason. A $17 million redesign in 2013 incorporated a sleek aesthetic punctuated by a distinctly modern, California-inspired feel in the common areas. The vibe is further enhanced by the cruise industry first of hanging wall gardens which are home to the chef’s herb garden, allowing you to bask in the glow of greenery as you are whisked away to exotic destinations in the lap of luxury.

Onboard accommodations are legendary in their luxurious appointments. Penthouse staterooms feature a mix of old and new, fusing old-style Manhattan luxury with London-inspired furnishings. Amenities such as floor-to-ceiling windows and airy verandas remove the classic “boxed-in” feel of other vessels, providing unparalleled spaciousness in its place. And for those with allergies, Serenity offers the exclusive Pure Staterooms, consisting of only hypo-allergenic materials.

Serenity’s facilities will make you feel as if you are strolling along Manhattan’s 5th avenue while at sea, owing to its complement of chic and exclusive boutiques. A host of dining experiences awaits you, from the elegant California-inspired main dining room to a variety of specialty restaurants. The Trident Grill is nestled among the ship’s “living walls”, while the Lido Cafe Buffet offers a range of foods to satisfy any palate. Entertainment abounds onboard, from live classical music in the Atrium to Broadway-style productions in the Galaxy Lounge. Enjoy a night of gaming in the casino, or an intimate drink at the bow-facing Sunset Bar while taking in its exquisite views. Or, simply lounge around on the spacious decks before taking part in many of the athletic classes available.

The 1,070-passenger Serenity offers a diverse range of itineraries. She’s known for making round-the-world cruises, as well as Panama Canal excursions and Mediterranean voyages. In August of 2016, the Serenity will make history as the first large, luxury cruise vessel to navigate the Northwest Passage on a trip from Seward, Alaska to New York City. Weaving through the various islands of Canada’s north as well as making several ports of call in Greenland, the 32-day voyage will be one for the history books.

Crystal’s Serenity has everything the discerning and luxury-minded passenger could want. Spaciousness, airiness, and stunning design are the order of the day, incorporating a luxurious dining and entertainment environment that will pamper you as you explore the wonders of the world.

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