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Crystal Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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25 Crystal Barcelona Cruise Reviews


ervlynn avatar

ervlynn

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Our first Crystal cruise was wonderful

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We really enjoyed the Crystal experience. We had decided to try a luxury cruise as a special treat and are glad we chose Crystal. The Barcelona to Lisbon itinerary was perfect for us and the ship is lovely and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NorthernHiro

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Loved our week on Serenity

Greetings! I am a former luxury cruise TA and had sailed on Serenity 3 times in a PH, about 12-14 years ago. This is the my first time back as a 'civilian' and first time on Crystal for my husband. Our last 4 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Chestertripper

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Crystal certainly didn't disappoint us

We chose this itinerary to try out Crystal and because we are keen F1 fans and being at the Monaco Grand Prix was wonderful. Food and beverages were really good. Speciality restaurants at no additional charge ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Virginia from Roslyn

2 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

This is our 4th Crystal cruise but first cruise post the 2018 changes made to the Serenity. The decor in the common areas and restaurants has been updated. We enjoyed the addition of the restaurants Silk and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SCTPU

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pre-Cruise Buildup Bound to Disappoint

My wife and I chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had been to both Spain and Portugal previously and had a great time. The ports of call of the Iberian Sojourn were exactly what we were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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AWHW

30 Reviews Written

242 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

When I embarked on Crystal Serenity in Barcelona on Sunday October 7, I recalled that my last cruise on this ship was well over almost 4 years, yet I was pleasantly amazed (but not surprised) that many restaurant ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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dh1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The perfect cruise!

We were on this specific cruise as a business incentive award, so we did not actually select the cruise ship or the specific cruise. The Symphony is a relatively small ship, accomodating about 1000 guests. We ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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gutierrezbeatriz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ship!

First time cruising in Crystal and had a lot of expectations..I loved it.From food to beautiful, spacious cabins, impeccable service,great itinerary.The staff are very professional,efficient and very friendly. ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Smokey two

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Serenity cruise was the best.

First time on Crystal cruises. Had high expectations, and found that they were exceeded. Yes Crystal is not cheap, but since tips and drinks are included, they are comparable to others in price. What makes ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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ray o

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Barcelona to Lisbon

Background - have previously cruised the inside passage in Alaska with Holland America, Caribbean islands with Princess, Crystal was equivalent but a smaller ship (for better and worse) The food and service were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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The Transatlantic Kid

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Serenity almost perfect but not quite

My wife and I checked in to stateroom 7069 on 13th July in Barcelona. There is a lot to say, so let me break it down into sections: Stateroom: This was beautifully appointed for sure, but a few things annoyed me. I ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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FLcruzer0214

13 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

First time on Crystal

My husband and I (late 40s/early 50s) took this cruise with his brother's family which includes his wife and 2 daughters who are in their early 20s. This was our 17th cruise, but our first on a "premium" line. We ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

342 Helpful Votes

Crystal quality shines brightly

We joined Crystal Serenity in beautiful Barcelona, for a favourite cruise, the leaisurely Transatlantic to Miami. We embarked with Crystal's minimum fuss or delay, after luggage was whisked away, and once on board, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Kumamayo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Best Cruise line

If you want a REAL vacation it would be on the Crystal. I have been on both the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity. My last cruise was on the Serenity and it sure sticks to its name. My vacation WAS really ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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JAB1985

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Colossal disaster. Never again.

This cruise was simply an unmitigated disaster. I have been on plenty of cruises to know what good service is and what to expect, and Crystal simply failed. The reviews convinced us to take this cruise, and I hope ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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oskiman

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Luxury at a price

After our youngest child graduated from college, we decided to splurge on a Crystal cruise in the Western Mediterranean. We had sailed on the crystal the Crystal Harmony several years ago and recalled the experience ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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springlake

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crystal cruise 12 days on Mediterranean

We just returned from crystal cruise 3220 on the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Lisbon. We stayed in on the 9th level with a deluxe verandah room on the Crystal Symphony. Every thing about the cruise was great . ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Dancer Bob avatar

Dancer Bob

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Transatlantic, December 2012, marketed by Crystal as Big Band and Ballroom theme. I have no interest in Big Band but chose the cruise because of the Ballroom theme. Having done Transatlantics on Costa and Cunard a ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ryndam

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity Transatlantic

Now that we have returned to the reality of winter, even in usually warm Houston, I thought I would take a few moments to reflect on Serenity transatlantic V2327, Barcelona-Miami. In the words of the attorneys, ...
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Sail Date December 2012


njhh avatar

njhh

2 Reviews Written

Vive la difference

Since I began cruising in the late 90's I have heard and read things about Crystal Cruises which made me doubt it would ever be a cruise line I would like. The usual gist of the comments were "why pay more when it ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Fandango1

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

No rating

Crystal sparkles - not 6 star though

Overall 9/10 The entire ship is clinically clean. Service is attentive pleasant and sharp. Facilities are first class. A happy and rewarding experience we would recommend highly to anyone. Cabins are tiny, ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

342 Helpful Votes

ELEGANCE AFLOAT

A food and Wine themed cruise appealed enormously to us, when we booked this lovely ship sailing from Barcelona back to our "home" port of Southampton. An easy early BA flight from the excellent London city airport ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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magcruiser29

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canary Islands Adventure

Crystal is considered one of the best cruise lines. It is Japanese-owned, so I should not have been surprised that there were 370 (out of about 1000 passengers) Asians on the ship. The ship was full. The Serenity is ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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lovemybichons

1 Review Written

A great way to cruise...but not perfect.

I have taken a couple of weeks to reflect on my first experience on Crystal cruises. I think, all told, I am glad for the experience, but it did not live up to the very high standards I had set based on other ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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Cruisewoman79

7 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Iberian Focus on Fantastic!

I'm finding this review a little difficult to start since it's really hard to put into words why Crystal continues to garner awards such as the Conde' Nast Traveler best large-ship cruise line for 16 consecutive ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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