Crystal Serenity

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Crystal Serenity was built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France at a cost of $350 million, the ship came into service in 2003, and was christened on July 3 by her godmother dame Julie Andrews in a ceremony held in Southampton UK before embarking on her maiden voyage 4 days later.

On board the ship there is a good choice of cabins with 85% of the ship's staterooms feature verandahs offering 100% unobstructed ocean views.

Other features on the ship include a purpose-built movie theatre!, fitness and spa facilities, Two golf driving nets, a Las Vegas style casino complete with complimentary cocktails, and plenty of on board dining venues.

Crystal Cruises does not specifically cater to families travelling with children having said that the line does offer a quality children's program during summer, and holiday sailings when more families are on board.





Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 820 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Speed:  21 Knots
  • Tonnage: 68,870
  • Decks: 13
  • Crew: 655
  • Passengers: 1,080
  • Maiden Voyage: 7 july 2003
  • Christened: 3 july 2003
  • Godmother: Dame julie Andrews  

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Nautical Terms

Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge

Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)

Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship

Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled

Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo

Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables

Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat

Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship

Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast

Foremast -  Mast nearest to  the Bow of a Ship

Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship

Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel

Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship

Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour