Crystal Serenity emerges from $17 Million Redesign
Crystal Cruises award winning, Crystal Serenity has emerged from her $17 million redesign and she looks quite simply amazing.
With stylish new Crystal Penthouses and dramatically transformed indoor/outdoor casual dining spaces, including the Trident Grill, Scoops ice cream bar, Tastes Bar, Lido Cafe and Tastes restaurant, Crystal Serenity will certainly impress.
Cruise industry-firsts include a chef’s herb garden as part of vibrant “vertical walls” of greenery and 70 new PURE hypoallergenic state-rooms.
Lido Deck – Lido Cafe
The existing Lido Café was demolished and extended forward to increase space for all new service and seating areas. As with Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity’s Lido Café has been redesigned with modern food islands, more tables for two and a live, open kitchen which includes a bakery.
With floor-to-ceiling windows the space was filled with rich denim tonesand ochre fabrics, geometric neutral blocks of bronzes and cream-tile floors. Edge-lit geometric fret-cut screens help separate intimate “by-the-window” seating areas from all new light stone island counters. The restaurant’s aft outdoor dining space was refreshed with ochre patterned cushions and umbrellas.
Lido Deck – Tastes, Trident Grill, Scoops, and Palm Court
This major remodel saw the removal of the indoor pool and all of its surrounding galleys and eating areas to create new indoor/outdoor casual dining and lounging spaces with expansive ocean views. The Lido Café’s theme is continued, but this space opens up into a light and airy courtyard with a retractable glass roof. Most striking is the lush greenery in the form of multiple variegated “living walls” of plants, a fresh herb garden for Crystal chefs and live olive trees under-planted with lavender.
Mid-ship dining spaces on Lido are all new, including a Tastes restaurant with another open kitchen, Scoops ice cream bar, Tastes Bar and Trident Grill. The angled living walls, planters and sculpture are used to subtly divide and bookend various seating groups and dining concepts.
The Trident Grill and Scoops ice cream bar area on the port side have large sofa and armchair groups suitable for laid back relaxation and conversation.
The starboard side features Tastes restaurant, bar and custom-built open kitchen that allows guests to watch the food being prepared. While Tastes is open during the day for a “Late Risers Breakfast” and full lunch menu including specialties such as Chinese noodles and dumplings, after 6pm the restaurant is transformed into a cool and casual evening eatery with dramatic lighting that showcases the trees, plants and decorative screens. Its new global-inspired menu was created in association with Sapphire Restaurants in Laguna Beach, CA, where acclaimed Chef Azmin Ghahreman offers cuisine with accents from around the globe.
The ship’s four top suites have been re-defined with clean lines, classic simplicity and refined elegance in a dramatic contemporary remodel. Interiors of the butler-serviced, 1,345 square-feet Crystal Penthouse residences were gutted and spaces completely reconfigured. The dining area moved closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows and the private outdoor deck, while the former dining room now holds a den/library/media room with a sleeper sofa and closet. With a new shower added to the guest powder room, the space can function as a second bedroom, ideal for families. A butler’s pantry with private entrance adds to the comfort.
The master bedroom received luxurious new bedding and window treatments, two entrances and a new seating area. The walk-in closet’s generous storage space features illuminated clothing rods and custom shelving. The spacious master bath boasts a custom design of hand crafted diamond-shaped Italian marble mosaics on the floor and walls, a heated floor, dual vanity with large glass vessel Kohler sinks, a walk-in glass shower with a heated marble bench, an award-winning Duravit spa flotation tub with ocean views and a television embedded in the vanity mirror.
The Crystal Penthouses were outfitted with the latest in technology throughout including large Bose VideoWave III flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and surround sound audio system.
Deluxe PURE Staterooms
In a cruise industry-first, 70 deluxe balcony staterooms were transformed into hypoallergenic luxury accommodations offering a comprehensive, chemical- and odour-free indoor environment solution. PURE® Marine Solutions, a sister company of leading allergy-friendly hospitality innovator PURE Global, implemented a seven-step patented and proven air and surface purification process in each room to remove allergens and reduce the risk of irritants. With a state-of-the-art medical grade air purifier discreetly installed to filter out 99.9% of all airborne impurities on an ongoing basis, guests can expect relief from allergies and more sound sleep.
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