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Crystal Serenity is a cruise ship owned by Crystal CruisesCrystal Serenity was built in 2003 by STX Europe in St. Nazaire. She operates together with her older fleetmate, Crystal Symphony, offering around the world voyages.

By March 2000, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, parent company of Crystal, started negotiations with the French shipyard, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, for the construction of a third ship for Crystal Cruises.  Crystal Serenity was then ordered in Chantiers de l'Atlantique (now STX France Cruise SA) on 7 November 2000, together with the signed Letter of Intent.  On 12 December 2000, the official contract was then signed by NYK and Chantiers, for the construction of Crystal Serenity, with an expected delivery by June 2003, which was 6 months ahead of the original plans.  By March 2001, Crystal Cruises unveiled the designs for the upcoming Crystal Serenity.  The keel of Crystal Serenity was laid on 9 July 2002[1] in Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France. She was then christened on 3 July 2003, by Dame Julie Andrews, in SouthamptonUnited Kingdom.

The lead designer of Crystal Serenity was Robert Tillberg of Tillberg Design. The other designers were the Italian Garroni Designers Company, Japanese Okada & Associates, American Nix Firestone Associates and II by IV design Associates, British Stephenjohn Design and was internally designed by Brennan Beer Gorman Monk (BBGM) of New York

.Name:Crystal SerenityOwner:Crystal CruisesPort of registry:Nassau,  BahamasOrdered:7 November 2000Builder:STX Europe Chantiers de l'AtlantiqueSt. NazaireFranceCost:US$350 millionLaid down:9 July 2002 Christened:3 July 2003[2] by Dame Julie AndrewsMaiden voyage:7 July 2003In service:7 July 2003Identification:

Status:In serviceNotes:[3][4][5]General characteristicsType:Cruise shipTonnage:68,870 GTLength:820 ft (249.94 m)Beam:106 ft (32.31 m)Draught:25 ft (7.62 m)Decks:

  • 13 decks

  • 9 decks passenger accessible

Installed power:25 knotsSpeed:

  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (service)

  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (maximum)

Capacity:1,070 passengersCrew:655

Earlier Event: November 27