I sailed with the luxury Crystal Cruise Line on their Crystal Serenity ship from Rome to Southampton on their European Cachet cruise visiting Porto Venere, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Oporto and Bordeaux. On this page I share videos, photographs, articles, audio podcasts and an eBook all about cruising with Crystal.
Crystal Cruises online check-in and cruise personalisation tool review: Passengers are encouraged to visit the online personalisation and check-in tool before departure. Here key information Crystal needs, like passport, credit card and insurance details, are collected and bookings made for transfers, dining, excursions, spa and enrichment classes. I found it one of the most user-friendly and comprehensive portals I have come across in my cruising experiences. Read my reviews and stage-by-stage photo explanation.
My Crystal Serenity Review: A Sophisticated Adult Experience. Read what I thought about all aspects of cruising on the ship and with the line – and why. Including areas they need to evolve and work on.
Tips, tricks and advice for cruising with Crystal – how to get the most out of your cruise. I share thoughts on planning, preparing, whilst on board and even how to best plan your next cruise too.
Insider tips and trends on cruising from the Senior Crew and Management of Crystal Cruises. I had the opportunity to meet with all of the senior crew and some of the leadership team from Crystal Head Office to discuss their views on trends and to get tips on how to get the most from cruising with them.
Kitchen behind-the-scenes tour: Meet the stars behind the amazing food on Crystal Cruises. Find out about the logistics and what goes into preparing over 1,600 meals at every mealtime and the people who make it possible.
Behind-the-scenes of the Crystal Serenity theatre and shows. Find out what happens backstage and how the shows are put together and managed.
Crystal Cruises Shore Excursion Manage Shares Insider tips and advice about touring in port. I interviewed Daniel Steyn exclusively for Tips for Travellers and found out some fascinating information and tips.
The Tastes of Global Inspired Cuisine. A review and photographs of the tapas-style dishes in this innovative restaurant on the ship – and a big favourite of mine.
Ship Tour of the entire Crystal Serenity ship, including all the public rooms, dining options, entertainment and even the bridge.
Penthouse with Verandah Stateroom Cabin (10091) on Deck 10. My video tour of this beautiful room.
Barcelona City Excursion
Cinque Terre Excursion
AUDIO PODCAST SHOWS
Crystal Cruises Overview and Review: In this episode of the show I give an overview, observations and review of Crystal Cruises and their Crystal Serenity ship. I share what makes the line unique, who it is best suited for and details of the accommodation, food, facilities and entertainment.
Crystal Cruises Tips, Tricks and Advice. How to get the most out of a cruise on Crystal.
Declaration: I travelled as a guest of Crystal Cruises on Crystal Serenity on the 12-night European Cachet trip.