Crystal Serenity Completes Sea Trials

Today, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity has completed sea trials in preparation for her inaugural cruise from Marseille, France, on July 31, 2023!

Crystal Serenity is currently at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy, undergoing final stages testing the ship’s navigation, technical and mechanical systems. 

“Completing sea trials is one of the final milestones needed before we can officially return to service,” said Roberto Fazi, Senior Vice President of Marine Operations “We are proud of the entire team who helped get us to this day both on board and shoreside. We also want to thank our wonderful partners at Fincantieri who worked around the clock to deliver this beautiful ship on time and ready to welcome guests in just a few weeks.”


  • Staterooms are updated and large with artisanal finishes.
  • New specialty dining venues
  • Onboard wellness options and renovated Aurōra Spa.
  • A pickleball court
  • New entertainment and events.

Crystal Serenity will spend the rest of the summer in the Mediterranean before repositioning to North America in September for Canadian and Caribbean sailings for the remainder of 2023. The ship will also host the highly anticipated 2024 World Cruise.

Head to Crystal Cruises’ website to learn more about the available itineraries!


Julie Bouchner is the Digital Editorial Manager for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.