Crystal Cruises®: Crystal Serenity®


12-night Black Sea Brilliance Cruise from $5999


The Evolution of Crystal Luxury continues in November 2018 as the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity undergoes her own multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, exciting new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. Crystal Serenity shares the international spotlight with Crystal Symphony as the world's two most awarded luxury ships.







Athens (Piraeus)



Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours





Mykonos's many captivating attributes make it one of the most celebrated Greek holiday islands. Its main village is a colorful maze of narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, many with bright blue doors and shutters. As an attractive backdrop, famous windmills are lined up like toy soldiers on the hillside, vestiges of a time when wind power was used to grind grain. Mykonos has churches and chapels scattered about the island; quite a number of them are located right in town. Radiant flowers spill over white-washed walls and shady courtyards. In addition to swimming, sunning, water-skiing and surfing, visitors find endless shopping opportunities. Artists have relied on Mykonos' beautiful setting to inspire them. The most photographed site is the Paraportiani, a cluster of white-washed churches resting below windmills. Mykonos's museums include an Archaeological Museum, which houses relics from the Trojan War, a Folk Art Museum and a Maritime Museum. The best beaches are Aghios Stephanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Onros, Panormos and Elia.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mykonos Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Half Day Private Delos Tour (Mykonos)

Mykonos: Stunning Mykonos - 4 hours


Kusadasi (Ephesus)



Visitors come to Kusadasi for beaches and nearby ruins of Ephesus. The major attraction is the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, considered to be most important in Turkey. The history of this ancient city dates back to 10th century BC; many remarkable structures seen today are result of an excavation and restoration program. Along a white marble road grooved by ancient chariot wheels, the two-story Library of Celsus presents a striking sight. There are temples, houses of noblemen, and community buildings lining ancient streets. Nestled in the mountainside is a 25,000-seat amphitheater, still used for performances during Festival of Culture and Art. Bible buffs may know Ephesus as inspiration for St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesians and the site of one of the first seven churches of Asia Minor. Treasures are kept in the Seljuk Archaeological Museum. Among the better-known ancient sites near Kusadasi are ancient Miletus and Dydima. Remains include a well-preserved Roman theater at Miletus and Dydima's sacred temple of Apollo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Ephesus 3D Experience Full Day Tour – 6 hours





The Dardanelles, formerly known as the Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.




Today, residents of Nessebur (Nessebar) live mostly from fishing and tourism. Nessebur sits on a small rocky peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Remnants of the 2nd century city walls rise above the town and the winding, cobblestone streets are lined with stone and timber houses with wooden stairways and jutting first floors. Another characteristic of Nessebur architecture are horizontal strips of white stone and red brick offset by striped blind arches resting on vertical pilasters, the facades highlighted by ceramic discs and rosettes. Other sights include the Museum of Archaeology - a new museum housing a fascinating collection of some 5,000 relics and finds that have been salvaged from archaeological sites of the ancient town of Nessebur.




Romania's second largest city, Constanta attracts by the harmony between ebulient business world and intense cultural life.
Developed upon the ancient ruins of the Greek stronghold Tomis, Constanta has always been a centre of ethnic and spiritual diversity, a pole of economic exchanges in the Black Sea region and in South-Eastern Europe




Cosmopolitan Odessa is an area thriving with beaches, special saline baths and mild climate. This city continues as a major cultural center, and Odessa’s citizens are proud of their heritage and culture stemming from a multiethnic mix including Ottoman Turks, Greeks, Bulgarians and Jews. Under Catherine the Great, Odessa became capital of New Russia. In recognition of the inhabitants’ valiant stand in World War II, Odessa was proclaimed the Hero City. Many 19th century French-style buildings reminiscent of St. Petersburg survived, adding greatly to the city’s numerous attractions, including Vorontsov Palace, the remains of the Turks' fortress Enu Dunia, and the former Stock Exchange. The pride and glory is the neo-classical Opera House that saw musical events conducted by Tchaikovsky and Anna Pavlova ballets. Thanks to temperate climate and prime beaches, Odessa and its surrounding resort areas attract scores of visitors who are pampered in seaside spas and visit opulent palaces, or engage interested residents in a conversation to learn about the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Novorossiysk, Russia



This port city on the Black Sea is steeped in historical significance. In ancient times the city was a Greek colony specializing in grain trade and is mentioned the works of Strabo and Ptolemy. The city is fondly referred to by locals as the 'Hero City' because of it's pivotal role in defeating the Nazi troops during WWII. Visitors will see monuments devote to this defeat in the Square of Heroes. Novorossiysk is also home to Abrau-Durso Champagne and visitors may visit the factory and shop for gifts.




With the Caucasus Mountains as its backdrop, the Black Sea town of Sochi is the jewel of the Russian Riviera. Sand and pebble beaches stretch nearly 20 miles along the Black Sea coast. With its subtropical climate, warm seas and adjoining trendy resort complex of Dagomys, the resort has long attracted heads of state, foreign tourists, and Russians alike. Botanical Gardens, therapeutic pools, and the dachas (country houses) of the powerful and famous are all local landmarks. Historical and architectural monuments, unique flora and fauna, magnificent panoramas, mysterious canyons and caves, and dramatic waterfalls are all found in Sochi.




Batumi is located on the Black Sea Coast and is close to the Turkey border. The town has a great beach and a small city center that can be seen on foot. There a some houses that date back to the 19th century that are great to see!

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This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours

Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours

Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)


Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

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Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

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C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window - Slightly Limited View


B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah - Slightly Limited View




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C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


OG - Deluxe Guarantee - Requires Full Payment




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B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


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P2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


P1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


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SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah


PH - Penthouse with Verandah


SP - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah


PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah


CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah


PG - Penthouse Guarantee - Requires Full Payment



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Cruise port, security and handling fees of $540, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.



Departure Date: 6/27/2023
Number of Nights: 12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions




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