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Esprit is a little gem
"We selected Esprit based on her itinerary - the Seychelles sounded like a good idea to get away from cold, grey Germany in February. I was also curious about the ship herself and how 'the vibe' would be with such a..."Read More
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Jury is still out..

Review for Crystal Symphony to Africa

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amer_can

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

This cruise, Symphony/ So Africa was a bucket list add on to a remarkable safari experience..As the title says the jury is still out.. Pros; beautiful ship, great staff, super spa, casino that was fun but only successful for the casino owners HAHA. Awesome food. awesome venues for food and drink. Clergy aboard (a plus) Great evening enterainment, Good music. Several tours very good ie: 4x4 ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

9 Helpful Votes


Half as good as expected.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Africa

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f2s

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I judge this cruise against my previous Crystal Serenity trip, a few years back. The old ship felt old despite the recent expensive makeover/dry dock. At times I thought there was an odd vibration even on deck 8 fwd. For sure when you eat at the back of the ship on deck 11 you are likely in for movement. Staff seemed spoiled by Crystal but not the passengers. The food spend seemed way ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

43 Helpful Votes


THE SOLO EXPERIENCE

Review for Crystal Symphony to Africa

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DevonDame

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have cruised often as a solo traveller but this is the first cruise line, in my experience, that completely ignores the needs of those travelling alone. A welcome cocktail party, afternoon tea party or coffee morning to bring solos together would be so simple to organise but there was nothing. The new open-seating concept in the main dining room works against solo travellers. Finding dining ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

19 Helpful Votes


Esprit is a little gem

Review for Crystal Esprit to Africa

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MsSommelier

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We selected Esprit based on her itinerary - the Seychelles sounded like a good idea to get away from cold, grey Germany in February. I was also curious about the ship herself and how 'the vibe' would be with such a small passenger contingency. Overall, we enjoyed our trip - we jokingly called it the voyage to nowhere because the islands are so close together. But that's the idea - island ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

81 Helpful Votes


We Were Happily Pampered...But We Had Issues

Review for Crystal Serenity to Africa

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tv24

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We departed from Perth, Australia for one of the segments of Crystal's 2015 World Cruise. This was our 15th cruise, and we have sailed on 10 different lines. We chose based upon itinerary, and chose this one since it transported us to Africa where we have begun a land-based tour of South Africa and Madagascar. We are two retired gents in our mid-60s, and we enjoy ocean crossings and exploring ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

137 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Cruise Around South Africa

Review for Crystal Symphony to Africa

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Ron Sands

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. Food is amazing in variety, quantity and quality with a variety of venues and styles.The main dining room always accommodated our table preference with no/minimal wait no matter what time we arrived. Ship is modern, comfortable, with plenty of on-board activities and "hide-outs" for spending free time. Evening entertainment was magnificent - especially ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

5 Helpful Votes


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