The Crystal Serenity recently underwent a $150 million refresh.
Crystal just announced a 123-night world cruise in 2025 on its recently refurbished Crystal Serenity.
The cruise line was acquired by Abercrombie and Kent in 2022 following its dramatic shutdown.
Around-the-world and long cruises have seen record success over the last two years.
Crystal, formerly known as Crystal Cruises, is back with a 2025 123-night world cruise. And for those who like a luxurious flair, this upcoming global sailing will be facilitated by a cruise vessel fresh off of a $150 million refurbishment.
To the unassuming traveler, this could be any typical world cruise. But if you’re familiar with the cruise line, you might recall its jarring and dramatic fall from grace. In 2022, Crystal shut down its US operations while facing both serious financial problems and the arrest of two of its ships.
The travel company is known for its luxury and “small group” itineraries, which include world tours on private jets. Before A&K — which Crystal now calls its “sister company” — Genting Hong Kong owned the cruise line.
In its new era with a rebrand to just “Crystal,” the high-end cruise line is again welcoming travelers to the high seas.
Last year, Crystal announced a 2024 world cruise as well.
Across the industry, global and long cruise sailings have been seeing “record-breaking” success over the last two years.
Throughout the four months, the ship has plans to hit over 31 countries and 62 ports.
From there, a press release explains the ship will sail down western South America with stops like Ushuaia, Argentina — the world’s southernmost city and a frequent departure point for trips to Antarctica — before heading back up the continent with a pit stop at Rio Carnival.
If all goes according to Crystal’s plan, the ship will then journey to Europe before concluding the global sailing in Barcelona.
The vessel recently underwent a $150 million refresh, a spokesperson for the cruise line said in an email. This refurbishment gave the ship updates like larger suites, a new spa, and pickleball courts.
But unlike the average family cruise vessel, the ship has ultra-refined add-ons like a lecture room and a restaurant created by chef and entrepreneur Nobuyki Matusuhisa of Nobu.
In true luxury, the 820-foot-long vessel has an almost one-to-one crew-guest ratio. Just get ready to cough up the cash for it: A double stateroom starts at $66,200, the spokesperson said.
With due time, it could feel like Crystal’s previous troubles were just a small blip in its operations.