Prior to our Mediterranean cruise departing we did a Crystal Serenity Ship Tour to acquaint ourselves with the ship that would be our home for the next 12 days. This post will be focusing on the public areas of the ship as, of course, we did not have access to the various cabins on all of the decks (our Penthouse with Verandah cabin can be viewed in the previous post here) meaning that there will be no photos for Decks 8 through 11. We will work our way from the top of the ship on Deck 13 and end on Deck 5.
Deck 11 – Sun Deck
Located on Deck 11, the Sun Deck, you will find the Crystal Spa, Fitness Center, Crystal Salon (not shown), the Paddle Tennis Courts (Wimbledon Court), and plenty of lounge chairs in which to soak up the sun and enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the ship.
Deck 12 – Lido Deck
On Deck 12, the Lido Deck, you will find a lot of the facilities that you will be visiting often over the course of the cruise. The Lido Deck is home to the Lido Cafe, Tastes, Trident Grill, Scoops Ice Cream Bar, the Seahorse Pool, and Palm Court with the Sunset Bar.
The Lido Cafe is where we started the majority of our days with a fantastic breakfast buffet with a tremendous selection to choose from and wonderful staff that took care of our every need. It is also open at lunch with just as impressive a buffet.
Tastes is a wonderful little restaurant that serves appetizer sized portions that are simply fantastic!
Trident Grill and Scoops Ice Cream Bar
The Trident Grill is located in the same area as Tastes and provides your classic diner type fare such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, etc. It is a wonderful choice for that quick bite. Scoops Ice Cream Bar has a great variety of ice cream available and a welcome treat to enjoy while sitting poolside.
The pool area on Crystal Serenity is absolutely amazing! With the pool, Jacuzzi, and amazing service from the staff, you have everything you need to enjoy the sun and relax aboard the ship.
Palm Court and Sunset Bar
Palm Court is located at the front of the ship on deck 12. Here you can enjoy afternoon tea, live music in the evening and enjoy the spectacular views.
Deck 11 – Penthouse Deck
On Deck 11, there are 3 different categories of suites, the are: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah, Penthouse Suite with Verandah, and Penthouse with Verandah.
Deck 10 – Penthouse Deck
On Deck 10, there are 4 different categories of suites and staterooms, they are: Penthouse Suite with Verandah, Penthouse with Verandah, Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah, and Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward.
Deck 9 – Seabreeze Deck
On Deck 9, there are 2 different categories of staterooms, they are: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah and Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
Deck 8 – Horizon Deck
On Deck 9, there are 3 different categories of staterooms, they are: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah, Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Slightly Limited View, and Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward.
Deck 7 – Promenade Deck
Deck 7 also has 3 categories of staterooms: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window, Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Slightly Limited View, and Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward.
This deck also has the 2 specialty restaurants aboard the Crystal Serenity, Prego (Italian) and Silk Road (Japanese). On this deck you will also find the Computer University and IT Support, The Studio (learning workshop area), the Library with books and DVDs available to be checked out, The Bridge Lounge, and The Vintage Room, and the Century Suite.
This amazing Italian Restaurant was one of my personal favourites. The food was very authentic and the atmosphere and service was phenomenal. You can only dine in these specialty restaurants one time each during a leg of the cruise due to the limited seating and the goal to have everyone aboard experience them. However, if you are in a Penthouse with Verandah stateroom, or higher category, with Butler Service, you can order from their menus and have their food delivered to your stateroom.
Here you can take courses on computers and get technical support for your devices.
Here you can take a wide range of classes during your cruise covering different areas.
Deck 6 – Tiffany Deck
The Tiffany Deck is where a lot of the action at night happens on the cruise. Here you will find the Galaxy Lounge (here there are typically 2 live shows per night), the Crystal Casino, various stores such as Apropos (fashion and accessories), Facets (jewelry and gifts), Crystal Collection, The Bistro, the Hollywood Theatre, Photo Shop, Pulse Nightclub, Connoisseur Club (cigar bar), the Avenue Salon (piano bar), and the Stardust Club. At the far back of this deck, you will find their Table Tennis and Golf Zone.
Deck 5 – Crystal Deck
On the Crystal Deck you will find the Main Dining Room, Crystal Cove Bar, as well as the Reception and Concierge Desk. This is also the area where you check in when embarking the ship. This deck also showcases their beautiful stained glass ceiling and staircase.
Crystal Cove Bar
Reception and Concierge Desk
Having fully completed our Crystal Serenity Ship Tour, we could not wait for our Mediterranean voyage to begin! The future blogs will broken down into the different ports of call.
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