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Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We were on this specific cruise as a business incentive award, so we did not actually select the cruise ship or the specific cruise. The Symphony is a relatively small ship, accomodating about 1000 guests. We spent very little time in ... Read more
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Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Eviactive put together a ballroom dance program on Crystal Serenity. Her pros were outstanding and we took lessons every morning before touring. In the evening we danced the night away to the superb band provided by Crystal on their dance ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation is so much smoother than that of the bigger Cruise Liners. The staff was top notch and assisted us straight away and suitcases were taken to the rooms. Although we knew that the cabins were going to be small ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Crystal gets such wonderful reviews that I definitely wanted to experience the line and its self proclaimed 6*+ cruising. The itinerary was perfect for us as we prefer long times at sea. Dining: The food on the Symphony was ... Read more
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4,188 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first Crystal cruise. We have cruised several other cruise lines including Celebrity, HAL, RCI and Carnival. We chose Crystal for this cruise because we normally cruise with our children and we wanted to do something special ... Read more
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Member Since 2010
1 review
3,006 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I found the atmosphere on the Serenity to be intolerable by the end of the first few days. I will not go into much detail here but suffice it to say I was ignored by others when I as a solo traveler sat down and waited to play. As soon as ... Read more
traveling group
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
We had an extended trip to Asia and this cruise on Crystal fit in nicely. We started in Bali and we got off in Singapore. From the moment we arrived, we were delighted. The ship has a wonderful and elegant look, lots of great ... Read more
Dancer Bob
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
1,567 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
Transatlantic, December 2012, marketed by Crystal as Big Band and Ballroom theme. I have no interest in Big Band but chose the cruise because of the Ballroom theme. Having done Transatlantics on Costa and Cunard a year ago, I can compare ... Read more
Boston Traveler 24
Member Since 2009
1 review
84 forum posts
We selected this cruise because of the itinerary. We embarked in Istanbul and then went to four ports in Greece (Mykonos, Athens, Navplion and Corfu), then to Kotor, Montenegro and Zadar, Croatia with debarkation in Venice. We also had ... Read more
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
15 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
This was the third cruise for me and the Missus on Crystal. We were on the Harmony (still our favorite) and the Serenity. First time on the Symphony. The Symphony is on the far side of 15 years now. Here and there, you can see the wear ... Read more
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Bob Caswell
2 reviews
This was my 4th Crystal Cruise, and 25th overall. It was an eastbound crossing, from Miami to Lisbon - 8 sea days, no ports. Theme was the same as my 2005 Crystal cruise on the Symphony, Big Band with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Since I ... Read more
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because of the big band and ballroom theme and we were not disappointed. The Tommy Dorsey orchestra under the direction of Terry Myer was superb. Y husband is a retired trombone player from the Pittsburgh Symphony ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
101 forum posts
We take 3 crossing a year, between crystal and Seabourn.But Crystal has a better lecture program. And the Tommy Dorsey band makes it over the top. Crystal also to care of our medical needs. They were just great. The overall staff was over ... Read more

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