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12 Crystal Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Mervat1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have cruised Crystal for the last few years and had many friend joining me every year from all over the world , this was our meeting place once or twice a year I have a very stressful job going on vacation to relax is a must for me ... Read more
Desparatel housewife
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed November 2014
Since sailing on the Crystal Symphony I want to sail only with the Crystal Family! I reckon that is why many people have 300 to 500 sailings with her! First of all, the staff. They are so friendly and helpful. Not a sour face in sight. ... Read more
Polodriver
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
I feel compelled to reflect on my recent cruise on Crystal Symphony. It was my first time on this line, my last cruise was with Silversea and I have cruised twice on Paul Gaugin. I boarded in Auckland with no issues as a solo passenger. ... Read more
lahlah57
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,248 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We didn't know what to expect only knew of the reviews from others. As we spoke to others only to find out that these people are multiple cruisers with Crystal and in this 2 weeks we would find out why. this cruise line is the closest to ... Read more
sandlarr
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
While most reviewers give the Crystal Symphony an excellent or very good rating, we felt it was, at best, average. Not up to the standards of the Seabourne, Regent or other luxury cruise lines. The "positives" were that the boat had been ... Read more

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calliopecruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
3,345 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second Crystal cruise and my first on the older Symphony, though it had just emerged out of dry dock. The cruise caught my attention primarily because of the wealth of sea days -- it was a 15 day transpacific cruise with only ... Read more
dbjennings
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My previous cruising experience: Oceania, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Viking. Crystal Symphony is a lovely midsize ship with all the amenities you would expect. The pricing is "all inclusive", and Crystal comes pretty close. The ... Read more
Bodogbodog
Member Since 2012
1 review
2,681 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We loved it! - We took this short 6 day cruise to see if we would like cruising - and we do! From the moment we stepped on board to our departure everything about Crystal Symphony and her crew was perfect - a great example of how a luxury ... Read more
MDR-DAN
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2013
Repeat cruising can be difficult in terms of managing expectations . One boards the cruise ship again with high expectations based on fond memories from the last cruise. Such were my thoughts when I boarded Crystal Symphony earlier ... Read more
modbury
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just off Crystal Symphony Melbourne to Brisbane and whilst the ship is nice I believe that it falls well short of Seabourne and is on a par with Oceania. Boarding Boarding was well organised as one would expect.Once on board we has ... Read more

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RockyandMoose
Member Since 2011
1 review
292 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It has been close to a month since we embarked on our Crystal Symphony Holiday Cruise in Auckland, but the memories of it linger fondly. We thought we would share this review. For ease of reference, we have broken our review down by ... Read more
rafinmd
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
13,179 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: I am one of the last people you would expect to find on a Crystal ship. Most of the qualities for which Crystal is renowned mean little to me. The stage shows are great but I could easily live without them. I'm not fond of ... Read more

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