Caribbean and Bahamas: Caribbean Idylls Cruise

Crystal Cruises

Arrive in Dutch St. Maarten to explore the idyllic beachfront town of Philipsburg, savor the boutique French flair of St. Barts, and jump into the calm blue waters lined by sugar-sand beaches in Grand Turk.

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • Fine wines, Champagne and premium spirits

  • Gratuities for dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff

  • Specialty dining celebrating the cuisines of Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio

  • Enrichment programs featuring the innovative Creative Learning Institute®

  • Fitness programs with classes in yoga, Pilates and Spinning®, and more

  • Member Exclusive: Costco members receive a shipboard credit on every Crystal Cruises sailing†

 

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

  • $100 shipboard credit per stateroom††

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call San JuanDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos. Cobblestoned Old San Juan features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and 16th-century landmarks including El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive fortresses with sweeping ocean views, as well as the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade.

Day 2Port of Call Philipsburg Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Philipsburg is the capital of Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. Beachfront bars line the boardwalk along Great Bay. Voorstraat, or Front Street, has duty-free shops and casinos. The St. Maarten Zoo is home to parrots, monkeys and a playground. Sint Maarten Museum displays artifacts from the indigenous Arawak people. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Amsterdam stand on a nearby peninsula.

Day 3Port of Call PhilipsburgDeparture 6:00am

Overview

Philipsburg is the capital of Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. Beachfront bars line the boardwalk along Great Bay. Voorstraat, or Front Street, has duty-free shops and casinos. The St. Maarten Zoo is home to parrots, monkeys and a playground. Sint Maarten Museum displays artifacts from the indigenous Arawak people. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Amsterdam stand on a nearby peninsula.

Day 3Port of Call Gustavia Arrival 7:30amDeparture 9:00pm

Overview

There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century. The place did, however, have a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future.As a free port under Swedish rule, Gustavia served the useful purpose of providing a trade and supply center for the various warring factions. When a sea captain captured a prize or raided a settlement, he could sell the booty in St. Barths, and at the same time resupply his ship. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day.Today, the town has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.

Day 4Port of Call Pointe-a-Pitre Arrival 9:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Guadeloupe's largest municipality, Pointe-à-Pitre, is a mix of old and new: largely commercial in appearance, it's peppered with colonial architecture and West Indian flavor. The city began as a fish market at the edge of the harbor in 1654, and there's still a lively, colorful open-air publicmarket running along La Darse, the inner harbor. Women wearing madras cloth turbans sell island fruit, vegetables, flowers, pungent spices, handicrafts and clothing while boats along the dock sell fresh fish. The hub of town is the Place de la Victoire, an open space punctuated with tall royal palms and sidewalk cafés. The city has a couple of good museums, including the Musée Schoelcher, dedicated to abolitionist Victor Schoelcher and featuring artifacts relating to slavery, and the Musée Saint-John Perse, which occupies an attractive 19th-century Creole home with ornate wrought-iron balconies. The museum is dedicated to the renowned poet and Nobel laureate Alexis Léger (1887-1975), better known as Saint-John Perse.

Day 5 Cruising
Day 6Port of Call Grand Turk Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of Call Miami Arrival 6:00am

Overview

The City of Miami known as the “Magic City” is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world’s renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 362,470. By the year 2010 the population in the City is projected to rise to 390,191. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population that includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the City has a 60 percent Hispanic population, a 22.3 percent African-American population and an 11.9 percent White/other population.

Onboard the Crystal Serenity

Ship Rating

4.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.4/5 (96 Ratings)

Known simply as one of the best cruise ships in the world, Crystal Serenity® is consistently awarded the highest accolades by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Graciously attended to by a world-class crew, your every conceivable need is fulfilled with expert care. Crystal Serenity invites you to explore the world in an ambiance of understated elegance, sophistication and style.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Galaxy Lounge

Galaxy Lounge

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Educational Programs
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Putting Green
  • Table Tennis
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Crystal Life Spa

Crystal Life Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Crystal Dining Room

Crystal Dining Room

Main Dining

Crystal Dining Room: The extraordinary cuisine for which Crystal is renowned is served in the stylishly sophisticated Crystal Dining Room. Inventive menus showcase the unique flavors of the world with regionally inspired dishes presented alongside classic continental favorites. Gracious European-trained waiters anticipate your every desire, while expert sommeliers share passionate insight on one of the most comprehensive wine cellars at sea. The Crystal Dining Room offers the flexibility of two seatings for dinner, classic main or late seating, and provides the convenience of open seating for breakfast and lunch.

Sushi Bar

Sushi Bar

Specialty Dining

Prego: A seasonally changing Valentino at Prego menu features spectacular signature dishes, along with wines that are served at Piero Selvaggio’s revered Los Angeles and Las Vegas restaurants, Valentino. Valentino is considered by many to be among the finest Italian restaurants in the country. Serving dinner only.

Silk Road and the Sushi Bar: Cuisine of world-renowned master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is prepared by Nobu-trained chefs at Silk Road and The Sushi Bar. Nobu blends classically styled Japanese foods with distinct Peruvian and European influences. While The Sushi Bar offers an assortment of Nobu’s inventive sushi and sashimi, Silk Road presents his celebrated dishes and his signature dessert. Serving dinner only.

The Vintage Room: Inspired by the rich tradition of wine makers to gather and showcase their most treasured vintages, dinners served in the elegant Vintage Room are the ultimate experience for wine enthusiasts. Offered several times during each voyage, guests may reserve a seat at the Vintage Room table for an all-inclusive cost (wine, cuisine and gratuity), joining a minimum of 10 other guests for an extravagant culinary experience.

The Bistro

The Bistro

Casual Dining

Lido Cafe: A bright and welcoming space offering exceptional panoramic sea views, this indoor/outdoor venue features elaborate breakfast buffets with exotic fruits and freshly baked breads and pastries, as well as made-to-order omelets, waffles, and pancakes. Luncheon buffets include custom-made pastas and salads, a delicious selection of soups, carved meats, fresh fish and sumptuous desserts, including sugar-free options. Serving breakfast and lunch.

Trident Bar and Grill: The ultimate poolside grill with a full bar serves deliciously light fare including made-to-order grills, wraps, melts and gourmet pizzas. On select evenings, the Trident Grill offers casual dinners at a relaxing setup around Neptune Pool with exciting selections served in a comfortable ambiance. Dress is casual and reservations are not required. Serving a Late-Risers Breakfast, lunch and dinner on select evenings.

Tastes: A poolside open kitchen aft of the Trident Bar & Grill elevates lunchtime and casual evening dining with a sophisticated, international flair. Homemade soups are prepared daily, accompanying delectable starters, side dishes and entrées. A selection of premium wines is available by the glass or by the bottle. Serving a Late-Risers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Bistro: This European-inspired café is an ideal spot to enjoy a freshly baked morning croissant with espresso before venturing out for your shoreside adventures. Later in the day, relax with an exotic coffee drink or premium wines by the glass as you nibble on delectable pâtés, international cheeses and freshly baked desserts. Distinctive to Crystal, The Bistro’s exclusive porcelain is created by celebrated artist Guy Buffet. Serving breakfast and lunch.

Scoops: Offers ice cream served in freshly made waffle cones, mouth-watering fudge brownies, cookies and ice cream sundaes.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Deluxe Stateroom with Picture Window (Category: C3)

Category: C3

Deluxe Stateroom with Picture Window (slightly limited view) (Category: C2)

Category: C2

Deluxe Stateroom with Picture Window (Category: C1)

Category: C1

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: B3)

Category: B3

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view) (Category: B2)

Category: B2

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: B1)

Category: B1

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: A2)

Category: A2

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: A1)

Category: A1

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: P2)

Category: P2

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Category: P1)

Category: P1

Penthouse with Verandah (Category: PH)

Category: PH

Penthouse Suite with Verandah (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Crystal Penthouse with Verandah (Category: CP)

Category: CP

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sun Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Third berth available; as well as in Penthouses (PS and PH) with the exception of those designed for guests with disabilities, 10064 and 10065. Note: Third berth waiver required.Third berth available; as well as in Penthouses (PS and PH) with the exception of those designed for guests with disabilities, 10064 and 10065. Note: Third berth waiver required.
Stateroom for guests with disabilitiesStateroom for guests with disabilities
Queen-bed configuration onlyQueen-bed configuration only
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms

Ship Facts

Crystal Serenity ship image
  • Ship Name: Crystal Serenity
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2013
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 9
  • Number of Crew: 655
  • Officers' Nationality: European
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 70
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 356
  • Tonnage (GRT): 68,870
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 1,070
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 535
  • Suites with Balcony: 109
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: European/International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy, is valid for select stateroom categories only, and does not include government taxes/fees and gratuities. Click on Terms & Conditions link below for details.

†Shipboard credit is per stateroom based on cruise-only fare. Value of shipboard credit is determined by the specific category booked for 1st and 2nd passengers only. For bookings made within three weeks of departure, shipboard credit is not guaranteed.

††Executive Members receive a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom based on double occupancy. Executive Member benefit is valid for primary cardholder only. Shipboard credit will be applied to your onboard account. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to sailing to receive this benefit.

Ship's registry: Bahamas

    Package ID: CRYSERCAR20201008