Great First Time Crystal Experience, ......But Probably Last: Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by mdbgoldfamily
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Great First Time Crystal Experience, ......But Probably Last
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The staff was phenomenal with a couple exceptions (rude photographer and assistant concierge were each quite full of themselves....arrogant beyond belief). The Internet is overpriced and too slow like on most ships.
We found the violinist to be excellent and lectures at sea to be wonderful. We did not enjoy the otter entertainment options.
Disembarkation was simple and easy. Off ship and through customs in 5 minutes.
The ultimate question is Crystal worth twice the cost of Holland, Princess, Celebrity or Royal? Is the extraordinary service and exceptional food worth twice the cruise fare? We think not. Crystal is not Regent....smaller cabins and more limited food offerings. Some people love to pay to be pampered and for you Crystal is perfect. Candidly, 85 percent of the service is available on Celebrity and Holland for half the price..or close.
Beyond a couple of items mentioned above, there is not much negative to say about Crystal. The staff works its collective butt off. I just don't think the final package was worth the cost. Many others will disagree, based on their own priorities. Less