Great service but older vibe all around

Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Crystal Serenity

Mediterranean Images Barcelona to Venice

Sail date: August 19, 2018

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Outstanding service Great food and wine especially Prego Older guests than expected for an August cruise. Older vibe all around

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Great fitness center and spa but that’s it.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
All entertainment is for 70 years old and plus

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Verys disapointed. We were told that Crystal in the Summer months were great for teens but it’s terrible. The planned activities are not suited for teens 13 up but for tweens and under. They have video fames and that’s it. They are not proactive at all make no efforts to engage the teens on board and there were a few. It’s an awkward age and they should plan and have strategies. I thought Crystal wanted more families as customers but it was clear to us that they make no efforts.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing everywhere! Our waiters Kia and Nermin especially were outstanding.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We sailed on Silversea, Seabourn and Disney and never felt a balcony was a must but on this ship it was not good. Too small for the price compare to other luxury ships. Outdated also.

Ship tip

Unfortunately not great for families. Kids and teens seemed bored while on the ship.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5
Had one bad experience taking a taxi feom the port to Town. The taxi charged us double and argued that there was a port fee (yes but not double).

Sete (Carcassonne), France

3 out of 5

St. Tropez, France

4 out of 5

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

4 out of 5

Florence, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Sorrento, Italy

4 out of 5

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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