© John WilsonMV Crystal Serenity – Past and Present

MV Crystal Serenity

© Aleksi Lindström

Crystal Serenity – © Aleksi Lindström

Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No H32) for Crystal Cruises, Los Angeles, United States as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $350 million
  • Length on deck: 250.0m (820.2 ft) overall
  • Breadth of hull: 34.0m (111.5 ft) extreme
  • Draught: 7.60m (24.9 ft) maximum
  • Tonnage: 68,870 gross/34,913 net/6,945 deadweight
  • Engines: Six Wartsila 12V38B diesels
  • Propulsion/Propellers: 52,197 kW/2 Azimuthing pods
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 1100 passengers
  • Passenger decks: 8
  • Crew: 655
  • Navigation Officers: Scandinavian
  • Call Sign: C6SY3
  • MMSI Number: 311536000
  • IMO Number: 9243667
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas


Current Location

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History

November 8th 2002: Launched.

June 30th 2003: Crystal Serenity delivered to Crystal Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas a wholly owned division of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Japan.

© Aleksi Lindström  © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (both)

July 3rd 2003: Christened in Southampton.

July 7th 2003: Positioning cruise.

© John Wilson   © John Wilson

© John Wilson (both)

January 19th 2004: Departed Los Angeles on her first world circumnavigation. Next 106 days heading west via Hawaii, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Africa and South America.

April 27th 2005: First call at Dover.

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Aleksi Lindström and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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