Crystal Cruises Overview
Crystal Cruises is an American luxury liner with two casino outfitted ships as of 2018. Formerly owned and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) with Caesars Casinos onboard, the line was sold to Genting Hong Kong in 2015. The casinos were rebranded as Resorts World casinos after Genting's other land-based casino brand.
The subsidiary was also renamed to Crystal, Ltd and maintains headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and Miami, Florida. Additional luxury brands in service or under development include Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises. Crystal Cruises is currently the only division to offer full-service onboard casino amenities.
Both the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity were scheduled for major makeovers upon acquisition. In October 2017 the Symphony emerged from a multimillion-dollar renovation with luxury suites and penthouses in addition to more standard accommodations. The 50,000-ton vessel formerly accommodated 1,000 passengers but now offers more space and luxury to just 848 guests over eight decks. The new deck configuration for Serenity unveiled in November 2018.
The Serenity offers 9 decks including the uppermost Sun Deck with elevator service. In addition to a large social area, vacationers will find paddle tennis courts, a sliding glass roof that can retract and let air as well as light into the Trident area, a weight room, spa, and salon. Like the Symphony, the 4,500 sq ft casino is found on the second level Tiffany Deck. Games offered include Blackjack, Roulette, Slot machines, Bingo, Mini-Baccarat, Texas Hold'em, and Three Card Poker.
In addition to open floor casino space and VIP rooms, a luxury showroom and stage is fore - with an atrium, retail outlets, a Hollywood Theater, bistro, photo gallery, nightclub, connoisseur club (smoking lounge), saloon, and dance club with a stage - all aft of the casino.
Look for Umi Uma & Sushi Bar on Serenity from November 2018 - Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's only Nobu at sea. All chefs have been personally trained by the master himself. Additional fine dining sees Prego bring the flavors of Italy to the Serenity. Every day dining is also available in the Crystal Dining Room with signature menus focused on two choices - one classic, the other, modern.
Crystal Cove is a luxury cognac bar featuring Rémy Martin Louis XIII at the top end as well as wines, liqueurs, tequila, and grappa.
The Penthouse Suites at 982 square feet (91.23 sqm) offer verandahs as do some staterooms, Other staterooms feature large picture windows. Elevator service is provided to all decks.
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