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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean
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Flawless Service But The Symphony Occasionally Hits A Few Dull Notes
"This ship was built in the early '90s and set sail in the mid '90s. Although the ship is older than other luxuryn options, the ship does not show her age. I was looking for signs of wear and really could not find..."Read More
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Artisttrw

6-10 Cruises

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Flawless Service But The Symphony Occasionally Hits A Few Dull Notes

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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Artisttrw

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This ship was built in the early '90s and set sail in the mid '90s. Although the ship is older than other luxuryn options, the ship does not show her age. I was looking for signs of wear and really could not find any. The reason is that she is meticuluosly cared for on an ongoing basis. If you get up early enough or stay up late enough, you can see how hard the staff works to address any ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

4 Helpful Votes


Ship vs itinerary:A bit of a mismatch

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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rafinmd

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Background:Crystal is absolutely my favorite cruise line but I booked this cruise with some doubts. I had a lingering suspicion that using Crystal for what is essentially a routine Caribbean cruise is a bit like using a Ferrari to drive to the corner drug store. I booked the cruise only for a unique circumstance. I had 2 bucket list cruises, New York to Miami on the Symphony and the Prinsendam to ...
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Sail Date: November 2013

Departure Port: Wellington

52 Helpful Votes


The mostly good, the bad and surprizing ugly.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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hummock

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Before boarding the "Symphony" October 25 for a 12 night to Bermuda and the Caribbean, a three night New York pre stay was delightful, anchored by a fine hotel "The Setai", newly built from the ground up, staring at the Empire State Building. My wife and I, treating ourselves to a belated 47 year anniversary, watched a top Broadway Show "Going Away" and the the next evening,a Cuban band while ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Departure Port: Riga

2 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony -- Western Caribbean

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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flag fan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Background This was my third cruise and my first on Crystal. Bottom line, it was a great experience. It was a 7-day cruise (which is unusual for this ship, most cruises are longer) for the Western Caribbean from Miami (stops at Progresso and Cozumel in Mexico, Belize, and Key West, with 2 sea days). I traveled as a solo, which was not uncommon as Crystal has a particularly low single supplement ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Wellington


Traditional Jazz Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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chrismch

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

As others have also written reviews, I will try to cover some different areas. This was our 2nd Crystal cruise (20 overall). We booked an oceanview gty and our cabin was just steps away from the pursers deck. I was concerned about noise and foot traffic due to the location but it turned out perfect. It was wonderful to open our cabin door in the evening and hear the pianist playing in the bistro ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Wellington

10 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony 7231 Dec 1 2007

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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KCalla

First Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise with Crystal, but certainly it will not be our last. We have cruised previously with other lines, most recently Holland America, Princess and Celebrity. We can honestly say that we have enjoyed every one of our cruises, but this Crystal cruise was in a category of its own. It was, in a word, wonderful. We are in our early 50's. The age range on this cruise was broad. ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Wellington

9 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony - Western Caribbean

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - Western

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tjinwc

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Here is Tim's review of the Crystal Symphony. 3-17-05 to 3-24-05 Since this my first cruise with Crystal (11th overall)I relied on alot of tips from Judith02 since the Crystal Symphony is her favorite ship. By the way, this was the best cruise ever. We arrived at 1pm to board the ship and there were 3 people in the 5 lines to board the ship. The time it took to board the ship was 5 minutes. ...
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Sail Date: March 2005

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


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