Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Crystal Cares

Sail Date: June 13, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: TBA

It's hard to pick one favorite thing as everything about Crystal cruising is wonderful. For the Pacific Coastal cruise being able to step on board in San Francisco was a big plus.  This was the first cruise I'd taken where the alcohol and tips were included, and that added to my pleasure. Daily tea parties, nightly sing-alongs at the piano bar, and a Ben and Jerry's ice cream bar top my list of favorite things. 

Cabin / Stateroom
We selected the TBA cabin and received an upgrade to a veranda, cabins 9143 and 9145. They were perfect as we were next to the aft deck, which was rarely used by our fellow cruisers. Beds were super comfortable and perfectly appointed.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
We kept our bags and could walk off the ship to a waiting taxi. It was so easy.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Tastes was the very best.
San Francisco, California
Astoria, Oregon
Take the ship excursion to see Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Astoria. Each was very different and all so interesting.
Seattle, Washington
Victoria, British Columbia
Skip the $75 tea at the Empress. There are other places within a walking distances with great pastries and teas for a lot less. Crystal runs a free shuttle to that area.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia


Contact Chelsea Elworth at Luxury Cruises for excellent service.

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