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calliopecruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3,967 forum posts
I chose this trip because of the abundance of sea days, which are my favourite. The ship is showing some age and looking a little worn in its finishes and decor, but I don't mind -- to me, there are far more important things to make a ... Read more
stewclannc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Second time on Symphony and can't wait to get back.  First class service all the time, never a let up. Great ports of call in Beijing and all over Japan.  They took the entire ship to Beijing for a three day, two night ... Read more
james121
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
chose this cruise for destinations and inclusive options, we were not disappointed with either, my wife and I loved the ship staff, dining and itinerary, honestly can not fault the perfect cruise, magic castle at sea was such a treat as ... Read more
truganinni
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Having cruised with Crystal before, we knew what was in store for us as we first cruised in 1995. The ship has aged graciously but there are tell tale signs after 22 years of tiring which is to be expected. The Hull of the ship was the ... Read more
Girlphyte
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
chose the tour for Bali and Singapore. The good news: The food was superb, our sommerlier Mladen and Maitre D' Mario made the general seating dining a delight. The entertainment was a little old school but fun. The bars and ... Read more
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English Tim
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
3,943 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife, Rosy and I chose this cruise as it guaranteed warm / hot weather and having traveled from Singapore to Hong Kong last year, experiencing cool weather as we moved north, we decided we were more bothered about the weather than the ... Read more
pkgoode
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise was our Honeymoon, the itinerary was fantastic, the duration just right and my wife used to work on the Crystal Symphony 20 years ago so perfect to see it from the other side, expectations were high. We spent the night in ... Read more
MMing00
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We went to Crystal Symphony because our past experience was excellent even though the company was bought by an Asian company. We had been cruising with different cruise lines for over a long time. We still decided to try again even when we ... Read more
Polodriver
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
52 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of its proximity to our home and no long haul flying needed. We boarded in Melbourne and this was orderly but we had to wait to be called as it was a full sailing. Once onboard we dined in the dining room ... Read more
Gerko
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
342 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
A mix of good and bad. The service was generally excellent. The onboard lecturers were very good. The Palm Court is a lovely room with excellent staff and quickly became our room of choice on board. The food, in particular the main courses ... Read more
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Sr voyagers
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
89 forum posts
We chose this cruise on Crystal Symphony because it would take us from San Diego to Auckland in time to visit family in New Zealand for the holidays. The first leg was a film and theater theme and took us to Papeete. This segment was at ... Read more
Fandango1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Comparisons are important, and a good way to paint a valid description. Crystal is considered one of the best 6 star line if you will. We've cruised with them previously which we enjoyed and can serve as an easy comparison. The ... Read more
gr8lakes
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
141 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We waited a bit to write this review of our Crystal Symphony transatlantic in October in order to gain perspective and not overreact. After reading the previous post on the same cruise, we felt we also needed to provide feedback on what ... Read more
Annette Costello
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just disembarked from the Crystal Symphony in Rome after a 11 day cruise. We couldn't fault any part of the cruise and feel we have experienced a very professional event. The entertainment was always enjoyable. All the staff ... Read more
planada
Member Since 2001
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First class cruise with 1st class people.Cannot say anything bad about anything! Loved the ship, very elegant. Loved loved loved the crew. Some have been on the ship for years. The food was outstanding,although I wasn't as impressed with ... Read more
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clp1476@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are a healthy, active couple in our mid-sixties who choose cruises based on the itinerary. One of our "bucket list" destinations was the Amalfi coast and this cruise made stops at both Sorrento & Amalfi. We took ... Read more
dh1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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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avanbuiten
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise within three years having previously sailed with Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess. We are a couple in our mid-thirties. We chose this cruise because it fitted in with times we could both take holiday, ... Read more
Crystal Cuanarder Sue
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as one of our group had done a Crystal cruise before and always considered it a cut above the rest. There were many ways in which this was an excellent cruise from a first-rate company but we are still not sure if we ... Read more
majw
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
we had sailed crystal three years ago and had had a good experience. also, the itinerary seemed different, so we decided to try it again. the service was excellent, the cabin size was great, and each of the ports was new to us, so it ... Read more
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PaulaJK
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
2,741 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We are well 'crystallized' but found this cruise below expectations. Embarkation was well organized although no one especially greets or escorts you once you step on board. Our cabin was well maintained and serviced although our stewardess ... Read more
Aapreciate
Member Since 2008
1 review
50 forum posts
39 helpful votes
I just returned from the Grand Britannia cruise with my mom, sister and daughter. We had adjoining staterooms. Here are my thoughts: The good: Overall food quality was very good in all venues. We loved Prego and Silk Road, liked the ... Read more
jhyman10
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Relaxing, luxurious, fun, friendly, warm are just a few of the words to describe the great time we had onboard this ship. The ports were great (even though the weather didn't cooperate as much as we would have liked), but the most ... Read more
Kellyk1970
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
My husband and I were traveling as a couple to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I booked with Crystal cruises because in my travel magazines, it has been rated a top cruise line. We were expecting a luxurious staterooms and a ship that ... Read more
DaisyUK
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
593 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Crystal and was a short 'try-out' before trying something more ambitious. I don't think it would be possible (for me at least) to cruise without a few niggles, but in this case they were very few and far ... Read more
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