Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by JohnB: Amazing Baltic


JohnB
1 Review
Member Since 2002
0 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 5.5
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.5
Rates 5.5
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

Compare Prices on Crystal Symphony Baltic & Northern Europe Cruises

Amazing Baltic

Sail Date: July 2008
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Embarkation: Dover

This cruise was a special anniversary celebration. We boarded at Dover - did not use the airport to ship transfer as we had been in Paris for a pre-cruise celebration. Our A cabin was close to midship and was fantastic! We did not spend a lot of time in the cabin but tended to "cruise the ship" while on board.

This is definitely not a relaxing cruise it is very busy and most of our shore excursions left the ship between 8 and 9 AM. We took a lot of longer excursions which included at least one meal in a local restaurant.

Highlight was definitely St. Petersburg and one day trip to Moscow. Most other cruise lines give you 2 days in St. Petersburg, others only 1, we had 3 (including excursion to Moscow). Tours were well run and in both Moscow and St. Petersburg the tour leaders provided us with audio receivers and we had no problem hearing our tour guides. It was interesting to watch other cruise tours who did not provide this service.

We had More great weather, sunny or partly sunny every day. Food on board was very good, my wife especially liked Prego. We paid in advance and were able to make reservations before boarding - highly recommended.

Shows are getting a little tired but are still enjoyable. Spa service was very good, massage was wonderful. My wife summed it up best - thanks for the best holiday ever!! Less


Read more Crystal Symphony cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Crystal Symphony Review >>

Cabin review: Crystal Symphony Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Seabreeze Deck

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.