Crystal Cruises have announced the complete plans for the redesign of their two ships whilst in dry dock! The details of which are below and I have also included a short video for your viewing pleasure!
The Crystal Symphony will be in dry dock between 19th September and 21st October 2017
The Crystal Serenity will be in dry dock between 14th October and 10th November 2018
STATEROOMS AND SUITES
On board both ships existing staterooms are being converted in to larger Penthouse accommodations, which will reduce guest capacity to 848 on Crystal Symphony and 980 on Crystal Serenity.
Crystal Symphony will have 2 new categories of accommodations; Seabreeze Penthouse with Veranda and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Veranda. These new categories will be located on deck 9, Seabreeze deck.
Crystal Serenity will have 36 additional penthouses and 2 penthouse suites which will all be located on deck 10, Penthouse deck.
In addition, all Penthouse guests will now receive unlimited complimentary dining in the speciality restaurants on board.
The main Crystal dining room will be renamed Waterside and operate an open seating for dinner, rather than first or second sitting. More tables for 2 and 4 are to be added to give a more intimate dining experience within the newly refreshed dining room. Breakfast and lunch will also still be offered in this restaurant at the current times.
Silk will be a new feature on both ships, located in the Trident area on the Lido deck and adjacent to the existing Trident bar and grill. Silk will offer modern Chinese cuisine with family style plates for sharing and also a self service option for breakfast and lunch.
The current lido cafe on both ships will be renamed the Marketplace during the day, serving a casual buffet breakfast and lunch, and will become Churrascaria in the evening. In the evening this casual restaurant will offer a Caipirinha welcome cocktail and serves Brazilian inspired tapas, ceviche, salads and grilled seafood and meats. The seafood and meats will be served on long sword like skewers by the ‘Gauchos’.
Silk Road and The Sushi bar are to be renamed Umi Uma ( meaning eponymous seahorses in Japanese! ). The speciality restaurants will still be keeping with the inspired cuisine of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, prepared by his personally prepared chefs, and are of course still the only Nobu restaurants at sea!
On board Crystal Serenity the Palm Court lounge is going to be completely re designed to include more smaller tables and Crystal Symphony’s Starlite Club will receive a refreshment.
From November 2017, Unlimited complimentary wi-fi will be offered throughout ant Crystal Voyage aboard both ships.
There will be a new portal called Crystal Connect which on connection to the internet will be the page you land on. This will give access to lots of information such as daily menus, activities on board, shore excursions and even daily port maps.
In all rooms on the ship ( both public spaces and staterooms/suites ) there will be a 42 inch interactive TV which will enable access to your on board account, make spa reservations, book shore excursions, order room service or of course just to watch a movie on!
Crystal’s University at Sea programme will also receive updates and enhancements.
Take a look at the video below for a visual view of what you can expect of the redesigned Crystal ships.
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