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Crystal Serenity Gets Hypoallergenic Cabins In $17 Million Makeover

Excerpt from USA Today

Jan 02, 2014 12:00 pm

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The hypoallergenic cabins will be a selling point, and should appeal to young and old alike who have allergies or are especially health conscious. Nice move.

— Dennis Schaal

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The Crystal Serenity in 2006 before its latest refurbishment. Trondheim Havn /

The 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity recently emerged from a $17 million makeover that included the addition of a chef’s herb garden, a new casual restaurant and 70 hypoallergenic cabins.

For cruisers who suffer from allergies, 70 of the ship’s cabins were transformed to be chemical- and odor-free PURE accommodations – in what the line says is an industry first. In addition to remodeling, the ship also received both environmental and mechanical upgrades, officials said.

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