The popular ships will emerge with spacious new suites and penthouses, new open seating dining venues, and more state-of-the-art technologies.
The additional suites and penthouses will create a more intimate passenger capacity, increasing the guest to space ratio. Crystal Serenity will reduce to 980 total guests (from 1,0270) while Crystal Symphony will drop to 848 total guests (from 922).
Crystal Symphony will go into dry-dock in September 2017 and Crystal Serenity will in October 2018. Dry-docks are expected to take between 4-5 weeks.
Both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are set to receive additional Penthouses and Penthouse Suites.
Crystal Symphony will also get two new suite categories, Seabreeze Penthouse with Veranda and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Veranda. They will have the same square footage as the ship’s current penthouse categories (367 sq. ft. and 491 sq. ft.) and feature cutting-edge enhancements, including large, luxury showers with body jets instead of bathtubs.
The Seabreeze Penthouses will feature a unique entryway to connect two suites together.
On Crystal Serenity, standard staterooms will be converted to create 36 new Penthouses with Veranda (403 sq. ft.) and two new Penthouse Suites with Veranda (538 sq. ft.).
Penthouse guests will receive unlimited complimentary dining at specialty restaurants.
Both ships will receive dining enhancements as well as several new venues.
Silk, a new al fresco restaurant will feature family-style, Chinese-inspired dishes and will offer open seating for breakfast and lunch. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
The Lido Café will take on a new life as Marketplace for breakfast and lunch, featuring made-to-order favorites. In the evening it transforms into Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse. Both with have open seating with no reservations required.
The Crystal Dining Room will be renamed Waterside, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open seating will replace traditional dinner assignments. Prego, serving popular Northern Italian favorites, will introduce new menu enhancements.
Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road will be rebranded as Umi Uma. The venue will be the only Nobu restaurant at sea with cuisine prepared by his personally trained chefs.
Guests will have free, unlimited Wi-Fi, available across all devices – laptops, tablets and smartphones. Crystal Connect, a new dedicated internet portal, will allow guests access to the ship’s daily newsletter, international newspapers, shore excursions, activities, and more.
New HD ultra-thin 42” interactive TVs will be in every stateroom, suite and penthouse, offering current movies and TV series. Guests will also be able to order room service, browse the restaurant menus, and book onshore excursions.