We just returned from crystal cruise 3220 on the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Lisbon. We stayed in on the 9th level with a deluxe verandah room on the Crystal Symphony. Every thing about the cruise was great . The food and service was superb and the entertainment of high quality. Most of the shows were reviews with the wonderful costumes, dance and the singing Crystal group. There were also solo enterainers, one of whom was extremely entertaining and funny,Dale Ganyea.
In addition to the high quality reviews there was one new show (Iluminate) for which there was a lot of hype before th show. It was interesting and "high tech" , but we did not find it as entertaining as other shows. We did however appreciciate that it was innovative. After about 5 or 10 minutes we had enough , but others may have liked it more! (perhaps the younger people on board )
We enjoyed the guests , which had a large number of international guests from Europe, England, S. Africa, Australia More
etc and of course quite a few Americans. There were many repeat guests, some had been on many Crystal curise in the past.
The only dissappointment was the size of the cabin , type A , high floow with Veranda , "deluxe room " The room was small but realtively well designed
The public spaces were lovely, The computer school was excellent.The Wi Fi was available in t he computer room as well as supposedly in other places. In general it was sort of slow ,but faster in computer room than in guest cabins.
Only suggestions for improvement would be to make the ship completely smoke free. The guest in room next door to us was a smoker. We did not smell the smoke in our room , but it was noticed outside of the room in the hall and required a 'smoke remover apparatus' to sit in hall to help remover the smell.
Otherwise it was a spetacular cruise and we would love to take another crystal cruise. Highly recommend this line.
The destinations were great, but quite crowded , due to high season travel in August. ( Monaco, ,St. Tropez, Cadiz, Mallorca , Gilbraltar, Barcelona, Lisbon etc.
It was a great cruise and we were sad to leave the ship and face the real world !! Less
Crystal Symphony Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean