Sarah Vickers, of ‘Class Girls Wear Pearls,’ checks in once more following her experience aboard Crystal Cruises, reflecting on the travels she and her fiancé enjoyed.
Back home after our wonderful trip, I cannot help but reflect on the unforgettable European journey my fiancé Kiel, and I experienced with Crystal Cruises. From the five-star cuisine to the exceptional views of the Amalfi coastline, our time aboard Crystal Serenity was second to none.
As Kiel and I turned in for bed each night, we anticipated opening the curtains of our stateroom to see what views awaited us in the morning. It was beyond thrilling to wake up in a foreign city with untold adventures. We planned an excursion for every port from Venice to Monaco. All of them started very early in the morning. We loved that Crystal Cruises offered several options for breakfast. The self-service options in Lido and The Bistro offered a varied and delicious selection; we especially appreciated the ability to quickly eat and order a hot cup of coffee to take with us on our travels for the day. On mornings that our excursion started a little later, Kiel and I sat down for a gourmet breakfast at Tastes and enjoyed the spectacular views. I could easily get used to a life at sea!
Evenings on Crystal Serenity were even better. I loved dressing up to enjoy dinner at any one of the ship’s elegant dining venues. Our favorite was Nobu’s Silk Road & The Sushi Bar, which serves an incredible selection of fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine with Nobu’s famous Peruvian influences. The restaurant was created exclusively for Crystal Cruises by celebrity chef, Nobu Matsuhisa. On the first night we sampled a little bit of everything and it was all amazing! After dinner it was our custom to stop in the Avenue Saloon to enjoy a drink before attending one of the Cruise ships’ nightly shows. It was a great way to end the day.
I cannot think of a better way to travel the world. Crystal Cruises allows travelers the chance to visit so many of the world’s most fascinating locales – in the most luxurious way – in a relatively short time, and you only need to unpack once! I loved stepping off the ship each morning and knowing that by nightfall we would be traveling somewhere new while we relaxed and enjoyed the luxurious amenities Crystal Serenity had to offer. During our time on the ship, Kiel and I felt like we were a part of a family. We will never forget our Crystal Cruises “Irresistible Italy” experience.