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Crystal Africa Cruise Reviews

Beach stop for lobster lunch on excursion in San Salvador.  A piece of heaven.
Prego Specialty Restaurant (Italian) Mushroom Soup in a Bread bowl. My wife favorite of anything on the cruise.
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Amazing cruise except for.....

Review for Crystal Serenity to Africa

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Kaylalala
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was an absolutely amazing trip! The itinerary was perfect! Cabin and staff were phenomenal! Food was delicious but, husband got sick and that was a major bummer. This was my second time cruising with Crystal and had there not been an encounter with food poisoning, they would receive 5 stars hands down! Crystal takes great pride in everything that they do. I met friendly guests (even the ...
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Sail Date: February 2021

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah


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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Jury is still out..

Review for Crystal Symphony to Africa

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amer_can
6-10 Cruises • Age 90s

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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Half as good as expected.

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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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


THE SOLO EXPERIENCE

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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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Not Fantastic but not the worst

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miffy0426
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

The shore excursions were extremely expensive but sub-par. The exercise room is average but no one cleans or sanitizes the equipment if the guest fails to do so. Crystal installed new technology to support free wifi for everyone. BUT I felt that the old system worked better. It was hard to connect to the internet and we could not make phone calls in airplane mode. The food was mediocre., ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Traveled with children


African travel with first world comfort

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Publisher1953
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had some luck with our second Crystal experience. A combination of special offers/incentives and some fortunate timing resulted in bonuses including return business class travel to Mauritius and returning from Cape Town (from Canada) for $999 -- and a surprising last minute upgrade to the Penthouse level, with butler service and an extra-large stateroom. Then Crystal topped things off by ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah


We Were Happily Pampered...But We Had Issues

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tv24
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


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