WHERE LUXURY IS PERSONAL
CRUISING WITH CRYSTAL SERENITY – CENTURY TRAVEL
We were delighted to be invited, by the team at Century Travel, on a ship visit to the 6-star Crystal Serenity. This was an afternoon when invited guests, together with the staff from Century Travel, had the amazing opportunity to visit the ship whilst it was anchored just off Paphos Harbour. As we are newbies to cruising, it was a great opportunity to see what this select world entails.
Crystal Serenity visits Paphos
As the paying guests departed from the ship for their day on Cypriot shores, we took the return boat to the ship to learn more about Crystal Cruises and especially about Crystal Serenity. On embarkation, we were shown to the theatre area where a presentation by Daniel Essex, Managing Director of Century Travel, took place. We were then split into small groups and shown around the ship. And what an experience it was!
The World of Crystal consists of ocean, river and yacht expeditions. Crystal Cruises are well known as a 6-star cruising brand, offering the ultimate in luxury to their guests. On the ship visit we attended, we were very impressed that over half the invited guests had already taken a Crystal Cruise and spoke very highly of their experiences. Clearly, many of them were there to book their next Crystal Cruise with Century Travel and catch up with some familiar faces.
All-Inclusive Luxury Experience
The Serenity has a maximum capacity of 980 guests and has a staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5. This is high in the cruising world. What seems to set Crystal apart from their competition is, the fact that their cruises come with so much that is already included in the price – open bars and lounges with complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, specialty coffees, Michelin inspired cuisine and specialty dining. In addition, you have a restaurant by Nobu Matsuhisa called Umi Uma and nightly entertainment programmes.
There is also an extensive personal enrichment programme offering every type of class you can possibly think of, from bridge to learning everything imaginable about IT. Also, a big plus for those who want to keep in touch with business and home, is that you have free unlimited wi-fi. Everything is included in the price of the cruise and the only extras are spa treatments, the casino and shore excursions.
We were lucky enough to view some of the cabins on the ship which ranged all the way up to a Crystal Penthouse Suite – you could live in it! Absolutely beautiful! After a magnificent afternoon tea, it was sadly time to leave the ship to make way for the returning guests.
Visit Hong Kong, Japan & China in March 2020!
The 2020 Voyage Planner is available from Century Travel with cruises all over the world. A particularly interesting itinerary this March goes to Hong Kong, Japan and China during Japan’s beautiful cherry blossom season. This cruise encompasses flights from Larnaca … very tempting!
For help with planning your next cruise trip, give Century Travel a call on 70 000 970 or visit their website www.centurycyprus.com