Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

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4 out of 5

Crystal is GREAT but a step below the small luxury lines

Sail Date: May 22, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Suite

Crystal is a great experience but it is not quite the level of Seabourn, Regent or Silversea.  All my comments are relative.  The staff is extremely professional, responsive and accommodating.  The difference is that they are "reactive" versus "proactive".  Physically, the ship is bigger than the smaller ships of the luxury lines, but not too big where it is intimidating and its size allows for more.  My one poor experience is that the food in the main dining room was not great.  The specialty restaurants are a completely different experience. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice - spacious - great closet. Great coffee machine. Cabin housekeeping was excellent.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Specialty Restaurants - big smile
Main Dining room - disappointing
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Go to lunch on a nice day to RED FISH BLUE FISH. It is on the water. You eat outside. Very casual. They do take credit cards. This is a seaside shack but the food is FRESH and VERY GOOD
Seattle, Washington
Astoria, Oregon
San Francisco, California

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