Crystal Clear Quality

Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 107

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Crystal Serenity

10 Night Magical Mediterranean (Monte Carlo To Venice)

Sail date: April 08, 2019

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7018

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We are seasoned cruisers but this is the first time we’ve sailed Crystal. Pricier than most cruiselines so I waited for a good itinerary before trying them. Monte Carlo to Venice with neat stops in-between was an excellent itinerary. The food quality, first-class service and all-inclusive premium brands all helped to add value to the cost of this cruise. Definitely recommend and in fact, we’ve already re-booked.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Somewhat chaotic but mainly due to Monte Carlo port personnel

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good selection and quality

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Usual fare + informative speakers

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Never expect too much so never disappointed.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
1.5 crew for every 1 passenger. Excellent service

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our PH category was perfect for us and a workable lay-out. Two desks were useful and the bathroom with a large stand-alone shower stall was really nice.

Ship tip

Enjoy the all-inclusive aspect and especially as Crystal doesn’t draw the line offering cheap alcohol brands for example as part of your all-inclusive package.

Ports of call

Monte Carlo, Monaco

4 out of 5
Stayed for few days pre-cruise

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5
Always a pleasure

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

4 out of 5
Leaning tower still leaning

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Always a good stop. Lots to see.

Sorrento, Italy

5 out of 5
Be sure you do the Amalfi Coast excursion. Beautiful.

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5
Unexpected beauty spot.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 out of 5
As a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll want to go see Kings Landing

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Stayed here for a few days post-cruise. Recommend the Gritti Palace.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Without incident.
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