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16 Crystal Senior Cruise Reviews

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Canal Street sailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We booked this cruise while on Serenity in Europe in August of 2014. My wife does not like to fly over water, so she thought a round trip from San Francisco to Hawaii was a perfect cruise for us. It afforded us plenty of time on board ... Read more
samuelsships
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
14 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
Sciare
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third cruise and first on Crystal Serenity so we are fairly new to cruising. We embarked in Rome and the process was effortless. Disembarkation in Istanbul was terrible. We left the ship about 9:30 am and stood in line for ... Read more
margatecruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
93 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 13 cruise on crystal all have been on symphony, this was our first on Serenity. This was our third crossing that lectures were over the top the shows were also good. I thought the food service in the main dinning room ... Read more
islander47
Member Since 2007
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
What better way to celebrate an upcoming 93rd birthday than with a trip! For the past few years Mother and I have gone to New York for some theater time for her birthday trips, but this year decided to try a Fall leaf viewing cruise. We ... Read more

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LosAltosTraveller
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had never been on a cruise before as it just didn't seem like our kind of thing. Nevertheless, we signed up for this cruise, Crystal Cruise 3309, which went from Venice to Rome with 5 stops in between. Since it's a long way ... Read more
Annalise
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
68 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Allow me to qualify the following by stating unequivocally that Crystal provides the best service, food and cruising experience one will ever have. After a personally challenging 2011, I was so ready for this cruise, I was packed a week in ... Read more
hummock
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Before boarding the "Symphony" October 25 for a 12 night to Bermuda and the Caribbean, a three night New York pre stay was delightful, anchored by a fine hotel "The Setai", newly built from the ground up, staring at the Empire State ... Read more
crystalover
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarcation/Transfer: We arrived into JFK at 17:30 on embarcation day. Used Crystal's transfer service, which is offered at the reasonable fare of $60.00 per person. We were to only passengers transferred on that flight ...so we had ... Read more
jgb2
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our 15th Crystal cruise- this time to Norway. We started in Copenhagen and sailed all the way to the Arctic circle and then ended in Dover. To appreciate this itinerary, you must love Nature and days at sea. The ... Read more
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newman3202
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed June 2011
My friend Linda came to sail with me on a trip to Alaska on the Crystal Symphony. This was her first time on Crystal and my second. The cruise was just fantastic The food was really a cut above all other cruise lines. The entertainment was ... Read more
At sea days
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
74 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took our extended family on this Alaskan cruise to celebrate a 70th b-day...ages 5-89yrs...we had a blast....our last Crystal experience was 2003. Our family was blown-away with the excellent service, & the gourmet dining ... Read more
mvcountess
Member Since 2011
1 review
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We signed up for our first cruise experience with Crystal with many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed. Crystal Symphony's crew made us feel welcome from the get go. We were part of the "Mix & Mingle" reception and ... Read more
swiss60
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 1 cruise on a Crystal ship and we had heard only good things about Crystal Cruises, but there were also some negative items we did not appreciate at all. First to the good things: nice ship, good size (below 1'000 PAX), ... Read more
simpsonbook
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
Our experience aboard the Crystal Serenity was marvelous. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The staff was outstanding. We were skeptical that they could be as legitimately warm, friendly and unhesitatingly helpful as ... Read more

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magcruiser29
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
Crystal is considered one of the best cruise lines. It is Japanese-owned, so I should not have been surprised that there were 370 (out of about 1000 passengers) Asians on the ship. The ship was full. The Serenity is a small ship by today's ... Read more

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