Fantastic first cruise experience: Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by Crowboy9
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Fantastic first cruise experience
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Tahiti (Papeete)
We ate in all the venues and not only did we not find fault, to the contrary every meal was wonderful. I have never tasted better soups and my wife was continuously spoiled with the dessert plate by our wonderful waiter Franklin and his pairing Juan. Ciselo San Juan added those extra special touches that come with his over 20 years experience with the ship and by the end we counted them as friends rather than service staff. The Food and Wine More theme was well received by us and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and watch the demonstrations by the guest Chefs.
The Cabin on Deck 7 was well cared for by our stewardess Andrea and nothing was too much trouble for her, not that you need to spend much time in the cabin anyway. Entertainment wise, there was more than enough to fill your time on board or ashore. Early on my wife said that she was feeling overwhelmed by the full program she had each day and then promptly filled her next day with twice as much as myself.
Unpack once, do as much or as little each day as you wish, meet a wide range of interesting people from all over the world while having great food and wine....it doesn't get much better than that. Are we hooked and can't wait for our next Crystal experience....you bet! Less
Cabin review: 7120
Well appointed and more than met our needs and expectations. Found being near the stern gave great access to the promenade but far enough from the elevator to negate noise from passenger movement there. We found the picture window wonderful for the days in port and it was always exciting to open the window first thing in the morning to see our new view.