Crystal Cruises has announced it will debut a new Supper Club experience on Crystal Serenity when it emerges from dry dock on November 10. Set in the ship’s Stardust Club, the supper club will be offered on the first and final “Black Tie Optional” evenings of voyages beginning with cruises of eight days or more.
Toni Neumeister, Crystal’s senior vice president of hotel operations, says the Stardust Supper Club will highlight the music and vibe of the clubs that Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin performed in during their heyday. “This new dining and entertainment experience is an intimate alternative to the grand occasions found in the Crystal Dining Room, which will be transformed into Waterside during the redesign,” she said in a written release.
Guests will enjoy a four-course menu (from Waterside), while Crystal Serenity’s Show Band and featured vocalists perform. Musicians will provide non-stop music throughout dinner and the ship’s Ballroom Dance Quartet will perform a couple of spotlight dances (including one during dessert and coffee service where guests can join in on the dancing).
The Stardust Supper Club will accommodate up to 108 guests per evening, with reservations available upon embarkation with the restaurant manager aboard the ship. At a later date, reservations can be made via Crystal’s Priority Check-in and Planning Center. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Crystal Serenity will sail from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale on November 10 for its first voyage after completing an extensive redesign. Accommodations, dining options, technological advancements and public spaces were all upgraded.
Additionally, during the dry dock the Crystal entertainment team is installing a new Broadway-style production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show featuring songs from the hit musicals Rent, Something Rotten! and West Side Story.
Open seating dining will make its debut aboard Crystal Serenity, affording more flexibility for evening activities and entertainment. The Crystal Dining Room will be transformed into Waterside, with an increased seating capacity with more tables for two and four, and new décor and finishes. Silk Road will be re-branded as Umi Uma & Sushi Bar and will continue to serve Nobu’s signature dishes. Tastes will become Silk Kitchen & Bar serving Chinese comfort food, and Lido Café becomes The Marketplace in the daytime and Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse, in the evening. Prego, Crystal’s Italian restaurant, will continue to serve guest-favorite regional specialties of Italy.
The ship is also receiving 36 new Seabreeze Penthouses and two new Seabreeze Penthouse Suites, reducing the ship’s capacity from 1,070 guests to 980 guests.
Crystal Serenity’s Palm Court, a favorite spot on board for gatherings, will receive new finishes, carpeting and more tables for two. The stage will be removed and relocated in an “in-the-round” concept along with a new modernized bar area.
The ship’s enrichment facilities are also undergoing a redesign. The Computer [email protected] and adjoining classroom, as well as the multi-purpose studio, will receive new carpeting, seating and equipment, as well as 70-inch TVs.
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