7-night Mediterranean Isles Cruise

8/23/2020 – 8/30/2020
Offer ID# 1308160
  • Cruise Line
    Crystal Cruises®
  • Ship Name
    Crystal Serenity®

The Evolution of Crystal Luxury continues in November 2018 as the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity undergoes her own multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, exciting new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. Crystal Serenity shares the international spotlight with Crystal Symphony as the world's two most awarded luxury ships.

  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.

Pricing

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Ship Info

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November 2019
Iberian Peninsula

Pros: From beginning to end your every need is anticipated and delivered! Service, staff, food and entertainment is welcoming, professional, well trained and first class. The all-inclusive service is delivered all across the ship with attention to detail, excellent attentive staff.
Cons: Penthouse suites are not as large as other ships but bathroom and amenities are great.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2017
San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, etc.

Pros: Beautiful ship with excellent service!
Cons: Entertainment is not as good as it used to be. Bring back old shows.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2018
Charleston, Florida, Panama Canal, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego, LA

Pros: Food is fabulous! Staff is wonderful beyond belief! Love all inclusive. Love the bridge program, love the free WiFi.
Cons: Tom and Marsha were not the best bridge teachers. I really miss the printed newspaper every day. I felt very uninformed leaving the ship. Would like more news on the TV and less fluff!

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2013
Dover to Barcelona

Pros: Great lectures, Art at Sea, complimentary wine in staterooms on request, tips included.
Cons: Turndown pillow chocolates are gone but not greatly missed.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2014
Western Europe

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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2015
London, Dover and beyond in the UK and beyond.

Pros: Excellent service from staff; preferences recalled within a day or two. Professional and friendly at the same time. Active casino with sufficient gaming choices and at-sea-day specialty games. Dining is not remarkable but restaurant service indulgent.Great premium wine choices.
Cons: Specialty restaurant reservations too limited and charging for a second or third visit,whether or not one can reserve at a reasonsable time, is nickel and diming! We are sure those with more stalk miles receive preferential treatment but we pay just as readily and just as much. Deluxe staterooms too small; need partisan between bed and sitting room. Film options could be more current. Improve Trident Bar seating.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2019
Monaco, Cannes, Corsica, Liverno, Portofino, Porte Venere, Piombino, Rome

Pros: Very Efficient service, excellent facilities, wonderful penthouse suite, Butler service awesome
Cons: Lots of people on a fairly big ship for my experiences, but didn't seem crowded all the same

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2018
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Fujayrah, Jordan, Israel, Italy

Pros: You were well taken care of on the cruise and greeted by your name. You were not just a number as on some of the other cruise lines.
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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November 2013
Lisbon / Barcelona

Pros: All inclusive except Shore Excursions -but have complimentary shuttle buses in most ports
Cons: Cabins are quite small

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2014
Mona Carlo to lisbon

Pros: Excellent staff and food
Cons: Poor activities and entertainment

Reviewer Recommended: No

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December 2013
Caribbean

Pros: Her Crew and everything else
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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November 2016
Caribbean, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, San Juan, St. Barts, Tortola and Key West

Pros: Crystal is the best. Not one complaint along the way.
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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2015
Mediterranean

Pros: Generally the food is excellent and the entertainment good.
Cons: Two sittings of dining is never desirable. The first is too early the second too late and dining by reservation was difficult to do online.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2013
Baltic

Pros: Staff, Alternative dining, entertainment, great bars!
Cons: Stateroom size compared to competition

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2017
Ft. Lauderdale

Pros: Great ship and friendly folks
Cons: Did not visit the ports as advertised.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2017
Alaska

Pros: On top of the game of cruising.
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2015
UK Ireland and N. Ireland

Pros: Excellent staff, delicious meals, superior computer classes, lectures and activities.
Cons: Weather prevented the tenders for operating at four destinations during the cruise. A different port was substituted for one, but we remained at sea for three others. The ship's swimming pool was closed ssed three

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2016
NY, Baltimore,Charleston,Dominican Rebublic,Aruba,Cura

Pros: Service levels were exceptional, as well as overall quality of food. A beautiful ship
Cons: A little older demographic than expected

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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November 2016
Caribbean

Pros: The ship has not changed much since the takeover of Genting. Food and service remain on high levels. Best part about the Serenity is Tastes which is open at night for a casual dinner.
Cons: Nothing but the problem with the stop in Samana

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2016
Alaska

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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2017
Alaska, Canada, Greenland, New England

Pros: Once in a life time adventure. Spectacular scenery & wild life.
Cons: A little to long. Gained to much weight....

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
Boston to Quebec City

Pros: Everything good. Highest quality food and service
Cons: none

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2017
Alaska and Canada

Pros: Great food, service and atmosphere
Cons: Rainy and cloudy

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2014
Venice, Kotor, Scilily, Sorrento, Rome, Monaco, Florence, and Barcelona

Pros: Excellent food and service by Crystal as always; excursions excellent and fairly priced; ship had excellent stability in some fairly rough Mediterarian water; heard no complaints from anybody on the ship about Crystal.
Cons: We expected more from Serenity than we have received service and quality wise from Symphony and feel that Symphony actually, as of our last cruise on her July 2012 in the Baltic, was superior. Sometimes the little things that are missing are very obvious as you have become used to them

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2019
St Martin, St Barts, St Kitts, Antigua, Turks

Pros: Service, Restaurants, Lectures
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2020
Cartagena, Panama City, Cabo San Lucas

Pros: Outstanding service, comfortable staterooms
Cons: Nothing

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2017
Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, attention to detail, comfortable cabin
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2016
New York, Halifax and Canada

Pros: Perfect service, food, staff and amenities
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2016
Caribbean

Pros: Great way to spend the holidays!
Cons: Many young families

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2017
Alaska

Pros: Crystal Serenity meets the expectations of all passengers, both first time and repeat guests.
Cons: Cabins are small. Many evening shows have been playing for over a year.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2016
Alaska and British Columbia

Pros: Excellent service from wait staff and maids. Very attractive public space. Good options for dining. Excellent excursions for the most part.
Cons: Problem with seating for dining. We requested a table of 6. There was no one but us at the table for 7 of the 10 nights - and then, only 2 peoplel - never 10. Not much effort to bring others to our table.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2016
Hawaii - Honolulu, Oahu; Lahaina, Maui; Kona, Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii

Pros: Entertainment, Lectures,
Cons: Tours l

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2014
Barcelona, St Trope, Monaco, Porto Venere, Rome

Pros: All inclusive means not only food, drinks but service as well
Cons: Maybe better Production Shows on certain nights

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2013
Baltic from Copenhagen to Stockholm

Pros: All-inclusive program, culinary experience, the shuttle bus from the pier to the middle of town, Prego & Silk Road, all of it!
Cons: I really cannot complain about anything.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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March 2017
Amazon River

Pros: Excellent itinerary and service
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2015
France, Spain and Portugal

Pros: Food and service was very good. Stops were interesting/
Cons: lack of food availability after pm unless you went to the dining room. o type buffett available after 1:30 pm unless you wanted hamburgers or hot dogs

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2019
Santa Barbara, San Fran. San Diego, Ensanada, Catalina

Pros: no pros
Cons: no cons

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2014
see above

Pros: excellent
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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
Quebec, St. Lawrence River and Gulf

Pros: Everything was terrific. Great food, attentive staff, extremely clean, great decor, super accomidations
Cons: Needed more entertainment - shows in other lounge and more activities to participate in that would get you to know more people on board.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2014
New York, Newport, RI, Boston, MA, Portland and Bar Harbor, ME, Halifax and Sidney, Nova Scotia, Quebec City, Canada

Pros: The service, food and accommodations are wonderful.
Cons: The trip ended too soon.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2015
Lisbon to Tenerife, sea days, then Key West and Miami

Pros: service, food, ambiance, all-inclusive, both ports of call
Cons: a bit bouncy now and then, ship to airport transfers not well managed

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2017
Chile, Antarctica, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Argentina

Pros: All-inclusive, interesting and timely lectures, outstanding service
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2014
Mediterranean

Pros: Overnights in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and late departure from St. Tropez were great because there was no time pressure to return to the ship.
Cons: Additional charge for specialty restaurants on an " all inclusive" is not a great new change.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2016
Canada/New england/New York

Pros: Short flight to Quebec City which we loved. Stayed across from the pier so easy to embark. Ship has all amenities which we enjoyed: Gym, library, theater, salon and spa.Seamless in terms of boarding and disembarking the ship.
Cons: Little bigger than we like.Food was good but not exceptional. Lectures were mediocre, and entertainment was average.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2018
Israel

Pros: Excellent staff, Food is fresh and tasty. Itinerary was great.
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2012
Caribbean

Pros: I highly recommend Crystal for their food, service, entertainment, and guest speakers.
Cons: I cannot think of anything to fault on the Crystal cruise I was on. Everything was very well organized, the service was impeccable, and the food always delicious.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2016
New England

Pros: Beautiful Ship and Terrific Customer Service. The food and activities were wonderful
Cons: The location of my cabin was awful.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2017
Quebec City, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport, NYC, Baltimore, Norfolk & Ft. Lauderdale

Pros: Outstanding service and food on board
Cons: worst shore excursion ever in Norfolk disorganized disembarkation day

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2019
The World Cruise

Pros: The staff, Itinerary, length of the cruise, lectures, acitivties, food!
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2014
Yucatan and Honduras

Pros: It was just wonderful, fabulous.
Cons: Just too much to do on-board, had to set priorities.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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March 2016
Voyage 6305

Pros: Personal service is outstanding!
Cons: Elegance factor over several voyages is decreasing. People with shorts at the Crystal Lounge being served after 6 pm

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2016
Honolulu, Lahaina, Kona and Hilo

Pros: Service, amenities, food, lido deck, lectures, Prego,
Cons: Only one average meal, second visit to Silk Road

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
Southhampton, Guernsey, Ireland, Iceland, Nova Scotia, Bar Harbor, Boston

Pros: very clean, well-run ship, excellent food, company and entertainment, travel
Cons: no cons, worth every penny

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2019
Portofino, St. Tropez, Florence, Adjecco

Pros: Flexibility, Food, Service, attention to Detail
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2017
Providence, NYC, Boston, bar harbor, Halifax, sundry, Quebec City, montreal

Pros: Great food, service and shore excursions
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2017
Key West, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, Los Angeles

Pros: Staff, food, entertainment, days at sea, most ports
Cons: Some excursions were weak

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2019
OCY190511-06 Riviera Romance, May 11-17

Pros: Great Service from Great People!
Cons: Trip wasn't long enough

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2014
Quebec CIty and eastern Canadian Isles

Pros: Incredible, attentive staff, gorgeous staterooms and public spaces, outstanding cuisine, beautiful spa and with wonderful gym facility. .
Cons: Shore excursion itineraries can vary greatly from excellent to unacceptable.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2013

Pros: All - inclusive, except for shore excursions. However, most ports include a regularly scheduled complimentary shuttle service into main part of town.
Cons: The logistics could be re-thought when in port disembarking to meet a tour bus or private car and drivers. Additional staff to offer directions may be more useful.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
London, Channel Islands, Waterford, Belfast, Dublin, Reyjavik, Halifax, Bar Harbor

Pros: Beautiful ship, excellent service
Cons: Food not as good as previous Crystal Cruises

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2019
Mediterranean

Pros: New restaurants, open dining, new entertainment
Cons: Shore Excursions

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2017
Caribbean

Pros: Great service. Top quality food and drink. Multiple entertainment venues.
Cons: Surcharge for premium wines and liquor a bit excessive. Main dining room a bit too crowded.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2014
Western Caribbean

Pros: Great ship, great staff, great food, and overall great experience.
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2017
Alaska

Pros: Food, Wine, Service, Staterooms, Itinerary
Cons: Entertainment and music is geared for a mature crowd

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2017
New England, Quebec City and Montreal Canada

Pros: Excellent service by crew! Food was great!
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2016
US and Caribbean

Pros: Excellent food and service
Cons: Assigned Dining

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2015
Adriatic Adventure

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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2017
So. America

Pros: Family feeling on board Serenity during FWC. Outstanding onboard entertainment staff, waitstaff, and family feeling among guests and staff. Also, the outstanding quality of the lecturers, destination specialist, and clergy.
Cons: Ship needs some refreshing - carpets wearing, etc. 2017 world cruise itinerary was not attractive to many - too much So. America.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2014
istanbul to rome

Pros: size of ship/ perfect layout/alternative dining amazing
Cons: dining room food/staff not as attentive as in alternative areas

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2014
Venice, Sicily, Rome, Monte Carlo, Florence and Barcelona

Pros: customer service, food and entertainment
Cons: none

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2014
Barcelona to Rome

Pros: Food, service and ship
Cons: Confusion on departing ship

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2019
Rome, Sorrento, Propriano, Cannes, Marseille, Barcelona

Pros: Service
Cons: Tight quarters

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2014
Mediterranean from Barcelona to Rome - 9 day

Pros: Service and crew's attitude throughout. Food preparation and entertainment is #1
Cons: Shore Excursions and inexperience in housekeeping

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2015
Caribbean

Pros: Personal attention, small ship, great staff, great food and drink
Cons: Not any.....

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2016
Alaska

Pros: Dining, cabin staff, Dining staff and wine steward.
Cons: Distance where docked from actual towns or buses etc. and onboard activities very limited.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2019
Athens to Barcelona through Italy and Sicily

Pros: excellent service
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2016
Bali to Singapore

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Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2016
Northwest Passage

Pros: Superbly executed expedition adventure by a luxury cruiseship.
Cons: None.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2016
Northwest Passage

Pros: Everything!!
Cons: NONE!!

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2015
Istanbul, Ephesus, Santorini, Rhodes, and Mykonos

Pros: Beautiful ship, luxurious cabins, fabulous food, and great excursions
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
Quebec

Pros: Excellent itinerary, food and cleanliness of the ship
Cons: A combative sommelier in the main dining room; people did not understand the "only two visits to the speciality restaurants and up to 3 visits for Tastes before they were charged a whopping $30.00 per person for any additional visits.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2017
Western caribbean

Pros: Great programs, entertainment, food, gentlemen hosts
Cons: No singles gathering

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2015
Full World Cruise

Pros: The entertainment -singers and dancers, Serenity Orchestra, Astoria Strings, special productions directed by Shane Morley were exceptional.
Cons: Many FW Cruisers said they were a bit disappointed in this cruise because they expected a "Wow" factor since it was touted as the special 25th anniversary sailing. There were 608 FWC guests which made the ship more crowded than usual and did not allow for special events on board as usual.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2013
Norway/Russia

Pros: Service, Food and Entertainment
Cons: Cabin Size

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2016
Oahu Hawaii, Fanning Island, Fiji, W.Samoa, New Caledonia, Sydney Australia

Pros: All-Inclusive, Good Passenger/Space Ratio around ship, Good Passenger/Staff Ratio
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2016
Full World Cruise

Pros: Staff, classes, lectures, entertainment, food
Cons: Allowing guests on the FWC for 3-5 days instead of whole segments.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2015
Tortola, St. Barts, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Martin,

Pros: Like being at the Ritz Carlton for 10 days.
Cons: That it needed to end.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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August 2017
Alaska, Northwest Passage, Greenland & New York

Pros: Great ship, super staff and cruise director, great entertainment
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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January 2015
St Barts, St Lucia, San Martin, etc

Pros: Superb staff cannot do enough to make your stay all that it should be
Cons: New menu with moleclar food - foams

Reviewer Recommended: No

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August 2019
Amsterdam to Nice - 2 back to back cruises

Pros: Friendly, accommodating staff, all without exception delightful people. Food and wine selections are beyond compare, most lectures exceptional, night time entertainment exceptional.
Cons: Excursions uneven in quality from outstanding to unacceptable. Crystal still does not provide remote transmission devices for guides and clients and as a result, clients cannot hear excursion guide unless they are right next to guide. A few on board lecturers were not up to the usual quality.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2018
Panama Canal

Pros: Just refurbished and 69,000 tons for 980 guests !!
Cons: None of significance

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2013
Mediterranen

Pros: Dining outstanding and terrific service
Cons: Carpets in some areas need updating and will be done in November 2013

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2017
Antarctica and South America

Pros: Fabulous speakers, exceptional entertainment, dining choices, beautiful ship, friendly passengers, well trained crew
Cons: Change to all inclusive seems to have lowered level of service

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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