How to enjoy the 132-nights Grand Voyage on board Crystal Serenity

Crystal Cruises has unveiled its 2022 Grand Voyage aboard Crystal Serenity. The 132-night voyage will allow guests to indulge their wanderlust with new destinations and in-depth explorations of each region.

Caribbean Idylls & Mediterranean Masterpieces, Crystal Cruises‘ 2022 Grand Voyage on Crystal Serenity will take guests on a one-in-a-lifetime 132-night ocean-spanning odyssey from Miami to Los Angeles. The expansive, destination-rich itinerary calls upon 82 ports in 32 countries and includes 11 overnights in some of the world’s most iconic cities including Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Naples and Cannes. Also on the to-visit list are the exclusive island enclaves of St. Barts, Madeira, the Canary Islands and many more.

This new Grand Voyage replaces the line’s 2022 World Cruise, which was canceled because many countries on the original itinerary remain uncertain in their ability to welcome guests back at this time.

The Grand Voyage’s curated 132-night itinerary was designed for travelers with a pent-up desire for longer cruise vacations. For those with more limited time for globetrotting the option to choose from 11 cruise segments, ranging from nine to 16-nights, is perfect for today’s busy luxury traveler. With unique itineraries for each voyage segment and featured destinations including the Caribbean, Morocco, the Cote d’Azur, the Amalfi Coast, the Greek Isles, the Black Sea, the Holy Land and more, the options to create customized combinations for regional exploration are virtually endless.

Caribbean Idylls & Mediterranean Masterpieces departs Miami on January 17, 2022, bound for the warmth of the Caribbean on voyages exploring aquamarine waters, lush landscapes and cultural riches from the ABC isles of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao to the eco-wonders of Costa Rica. Designed to follow the sun and the seasons the 2022 Grand Voyage offers travelers the chance to enjoy the best weather of each destination from the sun-washed shores and balmy breezes of winter in the Caribbean to the welcoming climate of the Canary Islands, springtime in the Mediterranean and beyond.

Island explorations and rare port experiences

A standout feature of the 2022 Grand Voyage is the number of islands on the itinerary, 45 in total, including 19 calls in the Caribbean. The voyage also offers the opportunity for a rare immersive exploration of the Canary Islands with calls in six out of seven of the main islands and an overnight call in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Other island explorations include the Cape Verde Islands, the Azores, Madeira, Gibraltar, the Balearic Isles, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Crete, Cyprus, the Greek Isles and Bermuda.

Collectors of rare port experiences will enjoy several seldom visited ports of call showcasing incredible natural beauty and fascinating history including San Blas Islands, Panama; St. Croix, USVI; Ile des Saints, Guadeloupe; Cagliari, Sardinia; Praia and Santo Antão, Cape Verde Islands; Gaeta, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily and more. 

Port-rich trans-Atlantic crossings, an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a transit of the Panama Canal, and explorations of ancient empires, legendary art, magnificent architecture and natural wonders round out this all-encompassing grand ocean voyage.

Life on board Crystal Serenity

The entertainment options onboard Crystal Serenity include lavish, Broadway-style productions shows; Crystal Visions Enrichment Program, featuring expert lecturers; the Creative Learning Institute, an extensive handson seminar program; Palm Court for special receptions and afternoon tea time; Pulse for nightly dancing and karaoke; recent-release films in the Hollywood Theatre; cocktail hour at the Crystal Cove with live piano and string performances; Avenue Saloon with pianist-singers performing jazz and favorite tunes; complimentary dance classes; talented Crystal Ensemble of singers and dancers; Ambassador Hosts for dancing partners; Crystal Magicians at Sea featuring magicians and comedians.

The Fitness & Spa Facilities onboard Crystal Serenity include state of the art Technogym equipment including cardiovascular exercise equipment; weight room with free weights, weight machines and state-of-the-art Kinesis resistance training equipment; exercise studio for high and low impact classes, yoga, Pilates, Spinning classes, as well as personal training from fitness instructors. The Crystal Life Spa & Salon offers a full relaxation area, treatment rooms, salon for hair styling, manicures and pedicures and a dry sauna and steam room.

Exceptional and luxurious accommodations

Crystal Serenity offers a wide variety in luxurious accommodations ranging from Deluxe staterooms tot unique Crystal Penthouses. All staterooms include 24-hour complimentary instateroom dining; refrigerators with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks; Egyptian cotton sheets; flat-screen televisions with audio/audio input and Blu-ray player. Lavish bathroom amenities include two hairdryers, slippers, Caudalie bath products, and ETRO bathrobe and lightweight cotton kimonos for each guest. The large closets feature a shoe rack, umbrella, personal security safe and beach tote. All guests on baord Crystal Serenity enjoy complimentary, unlimited

Guests staying in Penthouse and above suites also enjoy personal butler service, including packing and unpacking services; complimentary beer and wine, in addition to soft drinks and bottled water, welcome champagne and fully stocked complimentary in-room bar upon embarkation. These suites also feature larger verandahs; walk-in closets and Riedel glassware. Penthouses, Penthouse Suites and Crystal Penthouses aboard Crystal Serenity feature a full Jacuzzi bathtub with separate shower. Guests also enjoy free pressing upon request, and free shoeshine; afternoon canapés and tea service, nightly hors d’oeuvre service, and evening room service from Crystal’s Specialty Restaurants. Penthouses. Crystal Penthouse guests also receive complimentary private transfers to and from the ship.

Exceptional dining experiences

Completely redesigned in 2018, Crystal Serenity features a multitude of exceptional dining options. Waterside, the main dining room, serves modern and traditional international cuisine and a world-renowned wine list. The casual buffet styled Marketplace offers breakfast and dinner. The Marketplace features an open kitchen concept with made-to-order dishes and indoor/outdoor dining. In the evening, The Marketplace transitions into Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse concept featuring grilled seafood and meats served by Crystal ‘gauchos’. Trident Bar & Grill serves hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps and fruit throughout the afternoon. Located next to the Trident area, Silk Kitchen & Bar serves family-style, modern inspired Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also serves a traditional Western breakfast items. Stardust Supper Club is a brand new dining experience reminiscent of the era of the Rat Pack. On black-tieoptional evenings in the Stardust Club, it features a four course menu, live musical performances from Crystal’s Ensemble and string quartet. Cuisine reflects specialties served in Waterside, with wine pairings and desserts as well as a vegetarian menu. The Vintage Room is an intimate dining room and wine cellar for exclusive wine-pairing dinners (additional charge) while the centrally located Bistro serves as a social hub offering international coffee, wine, and small bites throughout the day and evening. Specialty restaurants include Umi Uma & Sushi Bar, featuring menu
selections created by famed Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and Prego, serving classic Italian cuisine in an intimate Venetian atmosphere.

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