In Crystal Cruises®, Gallivanting the Globe

Sunrise Celebration Marks the Completion of the Northwest Passage Voyage

At 6:45 a.m. this morning, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, Crystal Serenity’s guests were not sound asleep in their staterooms. Nor were they in Lido Café enjoying an early breakfast of brioche French toast. Instead, they were gathered outside on decks 12 and 13. How did Captain Birger J. Vorland get them up there at such an ungodly hour?

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In Gallivanting the Globe


It really isn’t difficult to make a luxury vacation to some of the world’s most famously coveted locales memorable. Set that vacation aboard one of the world’s most luxurious cruise or river cruise ships – complete with personal butler service, spa days, plush spaces and outstanding cuisine – and you’ve scratched the surface of our approach to exploring the wonders of Europe.

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In Crystal Cruises®, Onboard Pursuits

Cineflex Brings the Northwest Passage to the Big Screen

By Katie Jackson

Twenty years ago Ron Chapple was filming models in advertisements. Today, the CEO of Aerial Filmworks is not shooting fashion. His camera, mounted on the bow of Crystal Serenity, is zooming in on an exciting, and unexpected, naval exercise. It’s clear the three ships in the distance are military, in the tranquil waters a few hundred miles northeast of Bar Harbor. When Chapple moves the joystick and zooms in, the red, white and blue of the flag are easily distinguishable. But there are no stars. This is a French ship.

“Look! That’s a helicopter,” says one Crystal guest, balancing a glass of …

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