Crystal Serenity Receives $25 Million Facelift


Crystal Serenity // (c) 2011 Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises’ largest ship, Crystal Serenity, recently underwent a $25 million transformation at Germany’s Blohm + Voss shipyard. Furnishings, electronics and accessories removed from Crystal Serenity were donated to deprived communities around the world.

With interior designer, Keith Rushbrook’s assistance, the ship’s 535 staterooms, retail centers, outdoor pool deck, corridors and other spaces received renovations embracing modern classic elegance.

Crystal Penthouses were refreshed with soft goods while Deluxe Staterooms, Penthouses and Penthouse suites were revamped with floor-to-ceiling tufted headboards, bedside cabinets, sofas, curtains, pillows and custom carpets in contemporary lines and classic stone, silk, velvet, leather and crisp linen textures. Blue-ray players and flat-screen TVs were installed, along with new lighting fixtures and an electronic “do not disturb” and doorbell system.

Retail stores were also redesigned. The Apropos boutique features three shopping spaces, all with new carpeting, seating and other dramatic elements. The Dior shop, dedicated to Christian Dior cosmetics, and Facets, the store dedicated to fine jewelry, received new, private sales areas.

Aside from specific spaces, the ship’s corridors were also refurbished with custom carpeting, newly-textured walls and innovative mood lighting. The pool deck also underwent a transformation, complete with bright sofas, lounge chairs and circular pod beds.

This upcoming August, the ship will sail to the Mediterranean where Crystal Serenity will introduce a Fall Fare Sale, which is up to $2,000 per couple with “All Inclusive. As You Wish” spending credits.

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