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Crystal Serenity

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Cruise 4 - Welcome aboard the Crystal Serenity in Barcelona

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Cruise 1 - Welcome aboard the Crystal Serenity in Lisbon

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Seaborn ship dry docked in Lisbon. Joan has sailed on Seaborn ship many times

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Looking aft on Deck 12

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Joan makes her own sail away party

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Passing under the April 25th Bridge

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One of three elevator lobbies and that's real marble

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An old anchor lies in the bow area on deck 7

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Cruise 4 - Christmas aboard the Serenity

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Cruise 4 - Christmas aboard the Serenity

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Cruise 4 - Christmas aboard the Serenity

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Cruise 4 - Christmas aboard the Serenity

 
Our Cabins
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Our Cabin on Cruise 10, Deck 10, was next door to a suite

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Cruise 10 - Most cabins on deck 10 are "suites"
The guest laundry on deck 10 is private

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Our cabin for back-to-back cruises 7 & 8 #8125

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Cabin 8125 veranda

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Room service is available 24 hours a day at no charge

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Room service at breakfast lets us get an early start on tour days

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This was our cabin on Cruise 5

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Our veranda on cruise 5

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The Room TV Keeps Us Posted On All Activities

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Cruise 10 - This TV channel shows our itinerary

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Cruise 10 - This TV channel shows a view from the bridge

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This TV cannel kept us fully informed, Position, Speed & Weather

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This is the ocean at "Beaufort 7"
The waves look small from deck 8 but they are 8 to 10 feet high crest to trough

 
Crystal Dining Room

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Crystal Dinning Room
Elegant dining breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Dinning Room, center

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Dinning Room, starboard side

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Dinning Room, port side

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A Variety of Elegant Chargers Decorate the Tables

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There is always a selection of very fine wines at no extra charge

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Cruise 5 - Vichyssoise

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This dessert transfoms from its cotton-candy form to cherries jubilee!
Click Here To Watch The Video

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When the cotton-candy melts! See the Video

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Joan loved the dinning room's "skinny capuchino"

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Yummmmmy

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Assistant waiter, Igor. Joan wanted to bring him home!

 
Touring The Galley
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The Galley

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The food and service on Serenity was outstanding

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The Galley
It takes amazing technology to keep fish, meat, fruit and vegetables fresh for two weeks without freezing them

 
Prego
Gourmet Italian Speciality Restaurant
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Prego Restuarant

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Cruise 10 - A Breadbowl of Prego's Mushroom Soup is a "must have" every cruise

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Breadbowl mushroom soup at "Prego"

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Cruise 7 - Prego

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Cruise 7 - Prego

 
Silk Road & Sushi Bar
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's only sea-going restaurant
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Silk Road Restaurant

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Chilled Saki

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Sushimi

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Lobster

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Sushi Bar

 
The Vintage Room
A Unique Concept In Wining and Dining
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An exclusive evening of dining with family and friends
Four or five wines are chosen and appropriate food courses are presented

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There is a minimum charge of $2,500 for these private diners that include wines and gratuity


 
Lido Cafe
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The chic, new flat-screen menu keeps changing to display the entire Lido breakfast menu

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Later it changes to the Lido's buffet lunch menu

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Cruise 10 - The New "Lido Cafe"
Serving an impressive variety of breakfast and lunch offerings

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Cruise 10 The Lido

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Cruise 10 - The Lido

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Lunch in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

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Relax with a glass of wine or maybe an ice cream sundae

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You're never far from food here on Crystal

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Lido Deck (12) is all new including its "Living Walls"

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"Removing the indoor pool gave way to this sunny dining area

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How's this for comfort while sipping a Bloody Mary

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The Lido Bar
Wine, beer, alchohol and speciality drinks

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Cruise 4 - The Lido Cafe Aft

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Cruise 4 - The Lido Cafe Port and Starboard sides

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Christmas in the Lido

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Cruise 1 - The Lido Deck
Lunch around the indoor pool (now gone) sometimes had a special theme

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Cruise 1 - The Lido Deck
This was a special oriental luncheon

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Cruise 1 - A roast pig
The Lido Deck oriental luncheon

 
Tastes
At night Lido transforms into family-style street-food creations
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Tastes - Dining Under The Stars

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Dinner at "Tastes"

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Tastes 'Global Street Food' offers the opportunity to explore international flavors

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A wine to compliment dinner at 'Tastes.'

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How to remember a good wine in the day of 'smart phones!'

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Roasted Califlower

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Tastes menu
A partnership with Sapphire Restaurant, Laguna Beach, CA with Chef Azmin Ghahreman

 
Trident Grill
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili or Soup
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Cruise 10 - Trident Grill - Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, soup, chili and other lite bites

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The Trident Grill menus
New "flat screen" menus and information boards appear throughout the ship

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Cruise 7 - Trident

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Best french fries and coffee at "Trident Grille"

 
Scoops Ice Cream Bar
Open 10 to 10 Daily
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Ice Cream Bar open daily 10:00 to 10:00
All-You-Can-Eat Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

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Scoops has fresh waffle cones, cookies and all your favorite toppings

 
The Bistro
Speciality Teas, Coffee, Espresso & Wine
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The Bistro is open 11:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

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Snacks, tarts, pastries, petit desserts and cheeses

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The Bistro

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The Bistro, balcony
Crystal Cove, lower deck

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Hi from Santa & Joan

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A Christmas in the Bistro

 
Crystal Cove
A Favorite Place for Happy Hour Cocktails
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The Crystal Lounge is located off Crystal Cove below the mezanine shops

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The Crystal Piano of Crystal Cove

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The Crystal Piano provides music every afternoon and evening for happy hour

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The Crystal Lounge is a great place to relax for an afternoon champaign or a Bloody Mary

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Edwin, our favorite mixologist who cheerfully served us every night until midnight

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Malt scotches available at the Crystal Bar At No Extra Charge

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Happy Hour

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Bruce Johnson plays the Crystal Piano

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Members of the Galaxy Orchestra entertain in the Crystal Lounge

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A variety of hors d'oeuvres are always served before and after dinner

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Crystal Cove

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The fountain

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The Astoria Strings

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Christmas - Crystal Cove Conceirge desk

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Crystal Cove

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Palm Court
Beautul View and Beautiful Dance Floor
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Get a 'bridge-eye' view from Palm Court

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Palm Court

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Palm Court Bar

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The Palm Court dance floor

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Palm Court dance floor

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Palm Court is a beautiful room with a 270º view

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Palm Court

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Palm Court offers a view from above the bridge and skylights over the live the palm trees

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Dance classes every morning and afternoon

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Big Band Orchestra for nightly dancing

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Crystal Sextet for Latin and Ballroom nightly dancing

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Afternoon Tea is served daily in Palm Court

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The staff dresses the part

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Tea and pastries

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The Servers Are In Period Dress

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The Servers Are In Period Dress

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A Selection of Pastries and Snacks Are Available For Afternoon Tea

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Another chance to eat is at Afternoon Tea

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Chamber Music By The Astoria Strings

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Chamber Music By The Bellisimo Strings

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Palm Court Decorated For Christmas

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Galaxy Lounge
Shows and Entertainment
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The Galaxy Lounge

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Cocktails before a show in the "Galaxy"

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Galaxy Lounge
Great matinee and nightly shows featuring celebrity entertainers and the Crystal Singers, Dancers and Orchestra

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This night's performances

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Across the Pond
Musical with the Crystal Singers, Dancers and Orchestra

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iLuminate
Performed by the Crystal Dancers

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Classical Pianist Umi Garret and Cruise Director/Vantriloquist Gary Hunter (inset, Mrs. Ethel Tweed with Gary)
See the Umi Garrett video. You WILL be amazed

 
Stardust
Dancing, Shows and Entertainment
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Stardust

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Avenue Saloon
Piano Entertainment Nightly
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Cruise 10 - The Avenue Saloon

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Cruise 10 - The Avenue Saloon

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Cruise 10 - The Avenue Saloon

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The Avenue Saloon

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Dan Hodge at the Piano, Avenue Saloon, Cruise 10

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Hal Fraser at the Piano, Avenue Saloon, Cruise 5

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Joel Spire at the Piano, Avenue Saloon, Cruise 4

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The Avenue was a popular après dance hangout

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Joan wants to be sure she gets a dance with one of the Ambassador Hosts

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It's hot in here!
 
Connoisseur Club
Cigars, Cognacs, Single Malt Whiskies and Fine Liquors
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The Connoiseur Club
The most beautiful room on the high seas

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Enjoy a collection of cigars, cognacs, port wines or malt whiskies in this elegant club

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The Matchbox Holders in The Connoisseur Club

 
The Disco
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Pulse
This Disco is open all night

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Relax at the bar

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he DJ plays requests for your dancing pleasure

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Pulse Nightclub
Joan & I came here to dance every night after the Stardust Ballroom closed

 
Pool & Jacuzzi
Water, Sun, Lounging, Music and Drinks

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The pool is inviting on calm, sunny days

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Pool and jacuzzies

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There is plenty of room to relax on the Pool Deck

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The outdoor pool was pretty quiet during the stormy weather we had

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The pool and jacuzzi gained popularity once the weather cleared

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There was always music somewhere, even at the pool

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The Crystal Sextet

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Joan just hanging out enjoying the ocean view

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Looks like someone's been eating too much. Pull that gut in!
 
Shops
Avenue of the Stars is home to three beautiful botiques

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The balcony shops overlook Crystal Cove

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Apropo
Apparel and accessories

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Facets
Fine Jewelry

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Crystal Collections
There was a pair of diamond cufflinks in here for $6,600

 
Activities
Enriching Mind, Body & Spirit

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The Library

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Computer University - Go online or take lessons on everything "computer"

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Crystal still has a 360 degree prominade deck - deck 7

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Crystal still has a 360 degree prominade deck - deck 7

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Paddle Ball

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The wind at 17.8 knots and Beaufort 7

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The wind at 17.8 knots and Beaufort 7

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Stored for the night on the mezanine

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How fun would this be for a late night spin?

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Golf nets and putting green. Free golf instructions are offered daily

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Paddle tennis is quite popular

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Crystal ships are among only a few that still have a 360º Prominade Deck

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The Casino

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Hollywood Theater
Daily movies and lectures

 
The Grand Buffet
Crystal's amazing chefs show off their culinary expertise
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Grand Buffet

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The Gala Buffet in Crystal Court

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Shrimp

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The Gala Buffet

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Appetizers

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These hardboild egg penquins are pretty, pretty, pretty clever

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Cheeses and nuts

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Delicious breads

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Shrimp

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Lobster!

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Chocolate covered fruits

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