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Crystal Serenity completes extensive redesign

Following an extensive refurbishment, Crystal Serenity now boasts new dining options and open-seating dining; new spacious, butler-serviced Seabreeze Penthouse and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite accommodations; redesigned lounge and entertainment venues including the Stardust Club and Palm Court; a new production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show; and new interactive technological amenities.

“The new open-seating dining gives our guests the freedom to dine when, where and with whom they want, while the new restaurant options uniquely showcase and celebrate the flavours of the world we travel in.”  

Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber.
Churrascaria Restaurant on board Crystal Serenity

Waterside serves daily changing menus of international classic and modern cuisine, paired with unlimited fine wines, spirits and beers in an intimate space with a cozy atmosphere. The Marketplace serves buffet-style breakfast and lunch options before transforming into Churrascaria in the evening and both feature an open-kitchen concept with dishes made to order. This Brazilian-style BBQ offers a selection of tapas and ceviche plus freshly grilled meat and seafood brochettes. Crystal gauchos take meats directly from the grill to carve them tableside from sword-like skewers and you can wash it all down with a Caipirinha cocktail.

From South America to Asia, the Silk Kitchen & Bar is an Asian-inspired venue serving Chinese food in an elegant setting. Family-style favorites are on the menu for dinner, while lunch options include dishes from the noodle bar, wok classics, traditional dumplings and more. Fusing the cuisines of both continents, Umi Uma serves the Japanese-Peruvian specialties of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and remains the only Nobu restaurant at sea. Serenity’s culinary world tour finishes with specialty restaurant Prego, which continues to serve authentic regional dishes of Italy.

The Silk Kitchen & Bar on board Crystal Serenity

Stardust Supper Club is a brand-new dining experience, which harks back to the Rat Pack era and will debut on black-tie-optional evenings in the Stardust Club, which has been given a new dance floor and bar finishes. The evening will feature a four-course menu accompanied by live musical performances from Crystal’s Ensemble and string quartet.

Other public spaces given a facelift include The Palm Court, which has been reimagined with a more intimate atmosphere. The new modernized bar, “in-the-round” stage and updated furnishings reflect the understated modern luxury of the Palm Court on Crystal Symphony. What’s more, a new Broadway-style production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show will be on in the Galaxy Lounge, featuring songs from the hit musicals RentSomething Rotten! and West Side Story. Pulse and the Resorts World Casino at Sea have also been updated with new, warm-toned carpet and furnishings.

The Palm Court on board Crystal Serenity

Deck 10, in now home to 36 new Seabreeze Penthouses and two Seabreeze Penthouse Suites. Custom décor includes gemstone-coloured velvets, natural materials and brushed brass touches with marble details. The Seabreeze Penthouses also feature unique entries with a seamless design for connecting two suites for larger families upon request. In-room specialty dining and unlimited reservations at specialty restaurants are among the enhanced services enjoyed by Penthouse guests.

This transformation reduces the ship’s capacity from 1,070 to just 980, while the number of crew on board remains the same, meaning guests will enjoy more space on board and an even higher staff to guest ratio. 

A Seabreeze Penthouse on board Crystal Serenity

In addition, state-of-the-art HD flat-panel TVs have been added to all suites and public spaces, which allow guests to access onboard folios, Crystal Life Spa & Salon menus, the Connoisseur Wine menu and daily restaurant menus. The new on-demand system also offers a vast library of blockbuster films and entertainment, as well as live views from the ship, broadcasts of ship lectures, presentations and destination information. Upgraded Wi-Fi coverage throughout the ship is delivered via dedicated antennae in every suite and all public areas and open decks.

A new guest portal, Crystal Connect, is also now live where guests can find shipboard and itinerary info, daily menus, shore excursions and port maps, plus daily issues of Reflectionsas well as an array of complimentary global newspapers and entertainment library. Crystal Serenity’s spacious enrichment facilities have also been redesigned, to offer guests an even better experience.  

Crystal’s worldwide itineraries aboard the newly redesigned Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are now available for booking for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Speak to our personal travel experts to find out more and book early to benefit from exclusive savings. Call us on 0191 285 9321, email holidays@travelb.co.uk or visit our store on Gosforth High Street.

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