Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Alaska

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Last American frontier Alaska.

Sail Date: July 10, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

there is nothing to say except wonderful and amazing. From the moment you arrive you are met by courteous, friendly smiling staff.  Our stateroom was meticulous,.

We were fortunate other then some fog the weather was fabulous - we sat on our veranda in shorts and Tshirts at 9 pm watching the glaciers go by.

The food in every venue was superb, we were more then satisfied with the wine selection, enjoyed winning and then losing in the casino, the nightly entertainment and the guest lecturers. One piece of advice book more then one glacier tour or those once in a lifetime experiences - our dog sledding excursion was canceled because of heavy fog. 

Id suggest booking your excursions through Crystal ( maybe it cost a little more) but they are so organized and if there is a problem they take care of it - no stress.

  There is absolutely nothing negative, go enjoy !


Cabin / Stateroom
Our butler and room attendant were extremely responsive to our every néed I would highly recommend a room with a verandah
Bed was extremely comfortable
Embarkation and Disembarkation
If every company was as organized as Crystal life would be great
Ship Quality
Easy to navigate
Destinations and Excursions
glacier walk - amazing
Whale watching - Lots of whales and saw breeches
Misty fords- beautiful but would have preferred a shorter tour. Two hours was a little long

Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
everything was plentiful, delicious and beautiful presented
Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska There is nothing there, just where you get on the boat
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Sitka, Alaska
Visit the eagle rapture, book through crystal it's a longer walk then you think, there are no cabs despite what the guide book says
Juneau, Alaska Whale watching - great boat with with huge windows for inside watching and great deck for outside viewing. Naturalist pointed out all the sites
Skagway, Alaska Great glacier helicopter tour , across the street from where the boat docks, walking on the glacier in studded boots was fun. Wear a fleece and gloves
Ketchikan, Alaska
Seaplane tour is expensive, and long. The scenery is beatiful but you need to decide if it's worth it.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

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