Crystal Cruises’ Serenity to receive an “Extreme Makeover”


Crystal Serenity will undergo a US$17-million redesign in November 2013.

The company will give Serenity a makeover, updating her Crystal and Lido decks. The popular indoor/outdoor Trident Grill, Tastes restaurant and Lido cafe will all receive facelifts.

Crystal Symphony had great success with its “living wall”, as such the cruise line will expand the concept to Serenity’s Lido area too.

In addition, the ship will receive maintenance, cleaning, mechanical and environmental upgrades.

The ship will be dry-docked at the Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz, Spain during the makeover, which is scheduled for November 2013.

Crystal President Gregg Michel has spoken about the company’s “extreme” upgrades, and how they have been received by guests so far:

“Our redesigns aren’t merely new fabrics and soft goods.”

“It is indeed extreme when you take out pools, tear down walls and completely re-invent spaces to create new chic, contemporary, and exceptionally welcoming and comfortable public areas and accommodations.“

“While we are honoured we have won respected design awards for our remodels, we are even more gratified by the response from our guests, international travellers who have an eye for style and appreciate fine design in their lifestyle and when they vacation.”

Crystal will have spent a total of US$52 million on Serenity’s “Extreme Makeover” in the past two years.  Almost US$120 million has been spent on the fleets’ “Extreme Makeovers” in recent years.

Post-dry dock, Serenity will undertake a 12-day cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona, where she’ll sail through the Canary Islands.  This sailing will depart on the 27th of November.

The ship will then make a transatlantic crossing to the Americas, a Christmas and New Year’s voyage in the Caribbean and then she’ll sail the annual World Cruise, an 89 day luxury adventure from Los Angeles to London, which departs on the 18th of January.

About Crystal Cruises:

Crystal Cruises promise the “finest travel experience” but not just in cruising, but in “all of luxury travel.”  

The company prides itself on creating itineraries that showcase the world in all its glory, allows holidaymakers to enjoy must-see destinations and discover rare gems of beauty.  All while maintaining a careful balance of onboard enrichment activities and a good mix of shoreside adventures.

Crystal’s fleet comprises of two ships: Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.  It’s by no mistake that these are two of the highest-rated ships in the world.  They offer extraordinary service, plenty of wonderful and welcoming spaces, amazing quality and a wealth of choice.

The Crystal Cruises brand was created back in 1988, with an aim to set a new standard in luxury travel and world exploration.   Today, the company continues to provide luxury travel on its beautifully designed ships.

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