The sleek Serenity was slated to kick off Crystal’s return from the cruise pause

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Crystal Cruises luxury at its best

Crystal Serenity photo by Richard Pietschmann

Update July 24,2020: sorry to inform you but citing unpredictability due to current circumstances Crystal has canceled October 2020 Caribbean cruises on Crystal Serenity.

The cruise line issued this statement:

“Since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended its U.S. No-Sail Order through September 30, 2020, it is unclear to us when they will lift it.  Due to the immense uncertainty of the situation, we have no other choice but to cancel the Crystal Serenity voyages departing through October 22, 2020.”

“We extend our deepest apologies to our guests for this situation that is beyond our control and is a great frustration to all of us.”

Well we could dream

Pavlus’s original post on Crystals ‘re-entry’ into cruises, in June, painted toward a quick cruise rebound. Unfortunately it isn’t the case. Here’s our post.

 Crystal Cruises is set to sail the Caribbean starting in October. And a Pavlus agent is ready to book it.

The tony cruise line kicks off its post pause itineraries with Crystal Serenity which will do seven-night voyages through November from Miami and San Juan. Not long enough after being the long cruise draught. You can do back-to-back voyages if you want without repeating ports.

New deal during new norm

While few fans need an incentive to get on board a cruise ship, Crystal is offering a new deal. It’s a guarantee  for the ‘best possible staterooms or suites available when you book It also includes a lower deposit of only $100 per passenger. And more, check with

“Our new Caribbean itineraries offer guests a warm return to luxury travel, with exceptional value on the acclaimed Crystal Experience,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “
Island hopping in style

Island hopping in the lap of luxury

The sleek Serenity serves as your floating hotel during cruises from Miami to San Juan, embarking October 1, October 15 and October 29. Island visits include Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (maiden call); St. John’s, Antigua; Gustavia, St. Barts (overnight); and Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. Crystal's Caribbean

Arriving at Gustavia, St. Barths by launch off Crystal Serenity photo by Patti PietschmannWhen you not island visiting there’s plenty to do on board from fitness options to spa  pampering. And for cerebral sorts there’s a well-stocked library, computer university and enrichment lectures.

There’s also a large pool, jogging deck, paddle tennis court and lots of deck and public spaces to enjoy.

And at night there’s entertainment galore.




San Juan to Miami itineraries run on October 8, October 22 and November 5. Island stops include Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Costa Maya, Mexico.


Don’t worry if unforeseen circumstances cause delays or cancellations. Caribbean itineraries are covered by the line’s Crystal Voyage Assurance. This allows you to cancel cruises for full refunds within seven days if there is a signicicent itinerary change.

The Crystal difference

Crystal Cruises excels in seamless service, entertainment and enrichment programs. Fares are all inclusive of tips, drinks (wine, beer, cocktails and more) and of course fabulous food. Crystal Cruises cuisine

And when you book on Penthouse Deck you get a butler to cater to your every whim.

Crystal Serenity carries far fewer guests than ships of similar size – featuring one of the highest space ratios in luxury cruising. She is spaciously-correct for the times and is following strict regulations to keep passengers and crew safe.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a Pavlus travel advisor, call 800-528-9300. 

Contact your travel advisor  at Pavlus for more information and to book future cruises.

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