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Crystal Cruises Craft and Microbrew-themed luxury cruise

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Crystal Cruises Micro/Nano and Craft Beer Cruise Crystal Cruises is offering  four Wine & Food-themed cruises for 2014. Today the luxury line announced that the fall culinary themed cruise will feature craft beers.  Tailor-Made Boutique Adventures, Expert Education, and Tastings Enhance East Coast Destinations Where I live in Southern California, craft beers are a big deal. In fact, if you […]

Crystal Serenity’s Lido Deck Upgrades

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Crystal Serenity’s Lido Deck Upgrades Last December, I sailed on Crystal Serenity. The cruise was amazing (read about it here) and one of the highlights was seeing the results of the Extreme Makeover, which is a fancy expression for ship refurbishment. The changes to the Lido Deck public spaces were many but the most ambitious change was the removal of […]

The Turia fountain, located in the Plaza de la Virgen.

Port Buzz: Valencia, Spain via Crystal Cruises

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Crystal Serenity calls on Spain’s third largest city Valencia is a fabulous city and cruise passengers will discover that there is no shortage of great food, culture, architecture, and history to enjoy. The port offered a shuttle bus for cruise passengers wanting to go it alone. I participated in a very unique shore excursion designed for 14 guests who wanted […]

Photo tour of galley on Crystal Serenity

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Behind the scenes on Crystal Serenity A photo tour of food and some of the faces behind the plates Crystal Dining Room If you get out your magnifying glass, perhaps you will see the luxury touches found on the Crystal Serenity tabletop: Schott Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch china, Sambonet and Elkington silver, and Frette or Garnier Thiebaut linens.  What […]

Port Buzz: Cadiz, Spain via Crystal Cruises

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Crystal Serenity calls on Cadiz, Spain Crystal Cruises port review. Crystal Serenity calls on Cadiz, Spain. Cruise review of what we did in port on Crystal Cruises.   For some cruise passengers on Crystal Serenity, Cadiz, Spain represents the gateway to Seville. For others Cadiz means a fun day exploring the local sights. However if you are a member of […]

Port Buzz: Agadir, Morocco via Crystal Cruises

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Moroccan countryside adventure   Off we go! Today Crystal Serenity called on the shipping port of Agadir.  This busy commercial port in southern Morocco was the launchpad for several Crystal Adventures excursions. For those that wanted to go it alone, the cruise line offered a complimentary shuttle bus to the souk in Agadir. I choose a tour that would take […]

Arrecife by Carrie Finley

Port Buzz: Crystal Serenity in Arrecife, Spain

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Live from Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain Port Buzz: Review of Crystal Serenity in Arrecife, Spain. Discover what cruise passengers can do in the Canary Islands. Crystal Serenity docked in Arrecife, on the island of Lanzarote, this morning. Although there was a slight chance of rain, we were graced with sunny skies all day. I spent the best part of yesterday living-large […]

Getting Ready for Crystal Serenity Cruise

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Set Sail with me on Crystal Serenity Get ready to step aboard the newly refurbished Crystal Serenity. Discover the Style of Crystal Cruises while we sail the Canary Islands and Spain. In just under two weeks I will be one of the first people to check out the redesign of Crystal Serenity, which is currently in drydock undergoing a mufti-million-dollar […]