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Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night Northern Wonders (Vancouver To Anchorage)

Sail date: August 08, 2017

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4132

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first time cruising, and we were very favorably impressed. The scenery, animal and marine life, shopping opportunities, and food offerings were super! I liked the almost daily stops we made, and the newsletter we got every evening to let us know some of what to expect. The service (and staff providing it) was incredibly good. We are thinking of doing another short cruise because our experience was so positive!

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very well planned, staff was helpful and kind. No problems!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was great, or better than great. One of the Tea's ran out of scones and service was a bit sow, but the staff was always wonderful.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I used the fitness center and it was better equipped than I had expected. There was no one around in the early hours, to ask about how to use some of the machines.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
These were all very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All personnel were terrific. They were friendly, cheerful, helpful, and interested and interesting in and of themselves.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It seemed great, but I have nothing to compare it to.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was perfect!

Ship tip

GO! Try out all the eating spots. Play shuffleboard! Dance! Sit and watch the ocean! Talk to the staff and find out where they are from! Enjoy the feeling of being cared for by a great staff!

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
We joined the cruise in Vancouver, so did our own planning there. Great city to visit!

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Made our own arrangements and enjoyed the stop

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
We did a whale watching excursion and loved it!

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
We did our own plans and took the railroad in to Canada and back. Great trip!

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
We left the cruise and arranged for a small boat to cruise the fords of the Kenai Peninsula. It was terrific!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Super!
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