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Crystal Antarctica Cruise Reviews
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Antractica Discovery
"Voyage No. 6202 on Crystal Symphony was aptly named Antarctic Discovery: though a very brief discovery it was, a 14-day cruise with only about one day's time on Antarctic waters often at foggy weather. 8 out of 14..."Read More
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"Amazing Antarctica" on the Crystal Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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wjhnyc

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this itinerary because I wanted to see Antarctica, experience sailing the Drake Passage, Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, and specifically on this ship. In addition we saw the Falkland Islands, sailed through some of the fjords in Chile and made several stops in ports along the way. I had wanted to get back to Buenos Aires and also not having ever been to Santiago, this itinerary ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

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Amazing time in the Falkland Islands and Antarctica

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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AveandJoe

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 3rd cruise on the Crystal line and our 2nd on Symphony (which is our favorite). We had so much trouble getting to the cruise due to a blizzard in the NYC area. The two days we booked in Buenos Aires were lost to us and we arrived in the city only a few hours before our boarding time. What a relief it was to walk into the Crystal environment after such a anxiety filled experience. ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

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Antractica Discovery

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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AWHW

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Voyage No. 6202 on Crystal Symphony was aptly named Antarctic Discovery: though a very brief discovery it was, a 14-day cruise with only about one day's time on Antarctic waters often at foggy weather. 8 out of 14 days were sea days, mostly rough, but to me, even the limited time at Antarctica was rewarding enough, with spectacular scenery unseen anywhere and it will linger in my memory for ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah

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Excellent South America and Antarctica experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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cgluck

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Just returned from a near-perfect cruise and journey in all aspects. This was our fifth cruise overall (Seabourn, Azamara, and Celebrity previously); and our second cruise with Crystal. Crystal knows how to do it right! Celebrating the holidays on a 6* ship plus experiencing Antarctica at the same time does not get any better. We were constantly amazed at how incredibly well Crystal provided for ...
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Sail Date: December 2013

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)

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Winter Wonderland

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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ancientmariner

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

On December 30th my thoughts usually turn to plans for New Year's Eve. This date in 2009, however, found me leaning over the rail of Crystal Symphony's promenade deck, waving goodbye to Paul Queior and his colleagues from the US Palmer Research Station as they sped back to their icy home in Antarctica in their zodiac. It had been fascinating to talk to them earlier about their work (and play) in ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Departure Port: San Francisco


Grand Americas - All Around S. America and Antarctica

Review for Crystal Symphony to Antarctica

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caliber35

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Since there has not been a current review of the Symphony since her Fall of 2009 dry dock, I felt that an update was called for. My background includes over forty cruises in the past ten years, including a World Cruise on the Serenity in 2008. I had last sailed on Symphony in 2006. Since that time, Crystal has upgraded this ship significantly during two major dry docks, investing nearly $50M in ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Departure Port: Wellington

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