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Crystal Cruises reveals Serenity is scheduled for a major redesign in May.

Not such a serene sum, is it? Crystal Cruises will send its biggest ship, the 68,870-ton Crystal Serenity, into drydock for two weeks this May to ensure its future passengers are cruising with the most current in luxury amenities.

From May 8 to 22 at Hamburg’s Blohm + Voss shipyard, “More than 400 expert technicians flown from around the world, working round the clock,” will give Crystal Serenity a complete overhaul – redesigning 531 of her best accommodations, shopping centres, the outdoor pool deck and other spaces – at a cost of $25 million.

Speaking of the 1,100-passenger ship’s intended refurbishment, interior designer Keith Rushbrook said, “We wanted modern classic elegance.  We wanted Fifth Avenue – crème de la crème New York-inspired living and retail spaces that people love and look forward to spending time in.”

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In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.