Serenity Holdings Ltd. - USA -
Beneficial owner: Genting Hongkong Ltd.
Operator: Crystal Cruises - USA.
Since may 2015 subsidiary comp. of Genting HongKong
|Crystal cruises is a top ranking cruise line. Crystal Serenity is Crystal Cruises' newest - and largest ship.|
|Oct.18-2018 Crystal Serenity is entering a drydock at the Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven for a major refit, reducing the ship's capacity by 90 guests as Crystal adds 36 new Penthouses and two new Penthouse Suites to replace current staterooms, as well as updated public spaces and new dining venues. She is expected to stay until Nov. 6.|
Entered service: 2003 - Refits: 2008-2011/13/18 - Gross tonnage: 68.870 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 1070(old situation) - All berths: 1140 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length:250,00 m.- Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 6 diesel engines make Wärtsilä type 12V38B total output 52.198 kW. - Propulsion: 2 Azipods - Service speed: 21 knots - Max.speed 22 knots - Built: Chantiers de l'Atlantique - Saint-Nazaire - France - Yard no:H32 - Classification: DNV/GL - Flag: Bahamas.
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 60,41|
|May -26-2009 Crystal Serenity sustained a short in a coil in its propulsion pod that reduced its speed, forcing a few cancelled or shortened calls. The short occurred in Australia. Repairs improved the ship’s top speed to 19 knots, just slightly slower than its usual 21 knots. However, a permanent solution requires a new pod, which takes 20 months to build.|
spring, Crystal will be spending $25+ million dollars to keep its
largest ship, Crystal Serenity, on the cutting edge of luxury style.
More than 400 expert technicians flown from around the world, working round the clock for just 14 days, are scheduled for the massive redesign of her 531 Deluxe Staterooms, Penthouses and Penthouses Suites; retail centers; expansive outdoor pool deck and other design projects during a May 8-22 -2012 dry dock at Hamburg’s Blohm + Voss shipyard.
June 11-2013 Crystal Cruises is preparing for a $17-million redesign of the Crystal Serenity this November. The line is planning sweeping makeovers of the ship’s Crystal Penthouses and Lido Deck, including the popular indoor/outdoor Trident Grill, Tastes restaurant, and Crystal Serenity’s Lido café. Upgrades will also be implemented throughout the ship’s interior and exterior spaces during the two week dry dock at the Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz, Spain.
|August 16 - 2016 Crystal Serenity shall begin her adventure in Anchorage/Seward, Alaska. She will sail a 32-night itinerary from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. First cruiseship of this size sailing thru Northwest passage.|
|All interior images courtesy Crystal Cruises|
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