North America: Skyscrapers and Fortresses Cruise

Crystal Cruises

From New York City's towering skyline, explore gilded age summer "cottages" in Newport, cycle through storybook scenery in Prince Edward Island, and discover the iconic Chateau Frontenac and fortress treasures of Quebec City.

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 New York CityDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

New York City (officially the City of New York) is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major global cities. Located in the state of New York, the city has a population of over 8.1 million within an area of 321 square miles (approximately 830 square km), making it the most densely populated major city in North America. Its metropolitan area has a population of 18.7 million and is one of the largest urban areas in the world. New York City is an international center for business, finance, fashion, medicine, entertainment, media, and culture, with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and financial markets. The city is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations, and to many of the world's most famous skyscrapers. Popularly known as the "Big Apple", the "City That Never Sleeps", or the "Capital of the World", the city attracts large numbers of immigrants, as well as people from all over the United States who come for its culture, diversity, fast-paced lifestyle, cosmopolitanism, and economic opportunity. The city is also currently distinguished for having the lowest crime rate among major American cities.

Day 2Port of Call Newport/Rhode Island Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Thirty miles south of Providence lies Newport, the fabled resort city of America's Cup yacht racing and magnificent Gilded Age mansions. At the turn of the 20th century, one needed a blue-blood pedigree and millions in the bank to be invited inside the palatial Bellevue Avenue dwellings owned by America's elite. Today, nearly one dozen of these remarkable "summer cottages" are open to the public for touring, and Newport itself has opened wide its gates to welcome all who desire a leisurely, fun-filled and enriching vacation. Though yachting and the Gilded Age made Newport world-famous, the city is also renowned for its delightful mix of Colonial heritage, beautiful beaches, lively waterfront and cultural attractions. Within the last decade, a rich and varied schedule of year-round festivals and happenings has helped Newport evolve from a summer vacation spot into a four-season destination. Classical, folk and jazz music festivals highlight the summer months, followed by "Harvest-by-the-Sea" in October, December's "Christmas in Newport" celebration and the "Newport Winter Festival" in February. Within Rhode Island accessing Newport via two bridges, traverse the brilliant blue of Narragansett Bay to arrive in legendary Newport, whose stunning coastline, glittering harbor and charming Colonial seaport have lured the world’s wealthiest people for more than 150 years. This is the home of fabled Gilded Age mansions, world-class yachting, renowned music and film festivals, fine dining, spirited nightlife and shopping galore. Newport is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, where the greatest players in the history of the sport are enshrined. One hundred years of America’s Cup yacht racing has left Newport with a legacy as the Sailing Capital of America. Sailing lessons, yachting charters and fishing trips are abundant here. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Newport Harbor is packed with so many boats of all shapes and sizes, that it seems like they could be used as stepping stones to cross from one side to the other!

Day 3Port of Call Boston Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Genteel streets lined with elegant brick town houses, acres of public greens and gardens, more colleges than are found in many states, and a church on almost every corner: Boston serves up slices of history and culture at every turn. Savvy spin-doctors of centuries past have made the town that cradled independence our nation's history and myth capital. More than ever, America's mother city serves up the bold and new with the old and true -- reflecting skyscrapers mirror Colonial steeples, and expressways zip around buildings whose hand-etched look recalls the scrimshaw era. Few places in America display their history so lovingly. Like a multitiered wedding cake, the city of Boston consists of discrete layers. The deepest layer is the historical base, the place where musket-bearing revolutionaries vowed to hang together or hang separately. The next tier, a dense spread of Brahmin fortune and fortitude, might be labeled the Hub. The Hub saw only journalistic accuracy in the hometown slogan "the Athens of America" and felt only pride in the label "Banned in Boston." Over that lies Beantown, home to the Red Sox faithful and the raucous Bruins fans that crowd Boston Garden. This is the city whose ethnic loyalties -- Irish, Italian, Asian, and African-American -- account for its many distinct neighborhoods. Crowning these layers are the students who throng the city's universities and colleges every fall, infuriating not a few but pleasing the rest with their infusion of high spirits and dollars from home. The best part for a visitor is that Boston can be experienced within a day or two. This is a remarkably compact city, whose labyrinthine streets will delight the walker, although they can -- and often do -- push drivers over the edge. An hour's stroll will take you from sites in the North End -- where bewigged icons from dusty high school history books are transformed into flesh-and-blood heroes -- to Beacon Hill's mansions where the Lowells spoke only to the Cabots and the Cabots spoke only to God. You can explore the country's oldest public park, the Boston Common, in the morning, tour a Back Bay Victorian in the afternoon, and in the evening dine on Szechuan seafood in Chinatown or gnocchi in the North End. Even following the Freedom Trail -- a self-guiding walking tour of famous American historic sites -- traverses the layers: historical, Hub, and Beantown. Boston has been first too many times -- the first public library, the first public schools, and the first subway system -- to concede an inch of civic pride to bigger and bolder cities. It still sees itself as a pioneer in culture -- both popular and rarefied. In 1858, Oliver Wendell Holmes -- philosopher and author of The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table -- called Boston "the hub of the solar system"; social inflation, however, soon raised the ante to "hub of the universe." For Bostonians that still feels about right.

Day 4Port of Call Bar Harbor Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Bar Harbor has as many facets as a diamond, each offering a wealth of experience that is just waiting to be enjoyed and explored by visitors to our town. Few realize it, but the town of Bar Harbor encompasses everything from the Trenton Bridge to Otter Creek, from the town pier to Town Hill. Bar Harbor is comprised of 28,800 beautiful acres, is 28 miles long from west to east, and enjoys a coastline roughly as long. That's a lot of space for the 4500 residents, and a lot of exploring for the visitor.

Day 5 Cruising
Day 6Port of Call Charlottetown Arrival 8:30amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, and is nationally recognized as the "Birthplace of Confederation". With such a proud history, it is preserving the distinct heritage through historic streetscapes, parks, buildings, culture and pageantry, local festivals and events. Charlottetown is alive with the buzz of a modern urban centre.The city boasts some of the best educational facilities, cultural venues and economic opportunities in Canada. With the Confederation link bridge joining Prince Edward Island to mainland Canada more and more people enjoy the city's exciting atmosphere. The University of Prince Edward Island, and Holland College- campuses in several locations including Charlottetown and Montague has a wide range of programs, in applied arts and technical education. Lucy Maud Montgomery the creator of "Anne of Green Gables" always knew she wanted to be a writer.She had various poems and stories published as a young woman and today her stories can be re-lived on Prince Edward Island.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of Call Quebec City Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Quebec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.

Day 9Quebec City

Overview

Quebec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.

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: CRYSERNAM20200920