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Sail Date: October 2013
My husband surprised me with a week cruise on Crystal. I only had a couple weeks notice that we were going, and usually I prefer to plan more in advance but Crystal had everything so well in hand and well organized that this wasn't a ... Read More
My husband surprised me with a week cruise on Crystal. I only had a couple weeks notice that we were going, and usually I prefer to plan more in advance but Crystal had everything so well in hand and well organized that this wasn't a problem at all. I really don't know what to say in this review except to say that I adored this ship, mainly for the staff's attentiveness and the fellow passengers' civility. The ship never seemed crowded, there was never an issue finding a seat to have lunch at and there was absolutely no lining up like sheep, waiting, for anything. Check-in was smooth and despite a fairly significant line, fairly painless. I know others go on and on about the fact that the staff learns you name with in the first day and this is true but what impressed me more is that every single staff person seemed genuinely happy to be there. Probably the very best part, for me, was my fellow passengers. The others on this ship were well-mannered and civil. There was none of the pushy-ness that I have experienced on Celebrity or RC, probably because there was none of the crowding. The crowd was mainly mid-30s to late 60s-ish with a few older people as well. But mainly the passengers were well-travelled, mannerly, active adults. There was only one child on the ship and he was a teenager with his Grandmother. Yes, the cabin was quite small, but the ship was such a delight that I rarely stayed in it so it didn't matter to me. The cabin was impeccably clean, well appointed, and exceedingly comfortable. Our steward was terrific. The entertainment on board was small but were good. The Cruise Director (I think his last name was Spath?) was outstanding and very personable. Really, all the senior staff was quite nice. The food was excellent. I didn't have a single bad or even mediocre meal. We planned our own excursions, so I can't comment on those. Really, the entire experience was top-notch and I can't wait to book another Crystal cruise.   Read Less
Crystal Serenity Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 5.0 4.4
Entertainment 5.0 4.1
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.3
Family 4.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 5.0 4.2
Service 4.5 4.6
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 4.1

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