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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Europe
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Mixed Experience on Crystal Symphony
"I just returned from the Grand Britannia cruise with my mom, sister and daughter. We had adjoining staterooms. Here are my thoughts: The good: Overall food quality was very good in all venues. We loved Prego..."Read More
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Luxury Disappointment

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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Review King

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

After doing a previous Crystal Cruise, we opted to go on Symphony. This was the first cruise after an upgrade to the ship. The ship, crew and staff were not ready. Delayed beginning and food quality varied widely. I mean not even close to our other experience. (example: bone in the breakfast sausage & asked for Chicken noodle soup and got chicken broth with spaghetti noodles) The wait staff is so ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Paris

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah

7 Helpful Votes


A fantastic cruise experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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markforbes

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Our preference is for ships of a decent size able to offer a variety of venues whilst maintaining a high level of service. We dislike smaller ships, ships within a ship, ships with specific areas reserved for specific cabin types or titanium plus members etc, continually signing for goods and services, mandatory tipping, crowded spaces etc. We like what we have found on crystal and are ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Paris

31 Helpful Votes


A true six-star experience.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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julieringkeller

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been on a couple of dozen cruises on a total of 12 lines. This Crystal cruise was outstanding in every way. In most ways it was comparable to less expensive cruises such as Oceania and Azamara, though the enrichment activities were far and away the best we've ever experiences. The cusine was top rate, though the specialty restaurants were, in my view,no better than the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Paris

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)

13 Helpful Votes


Best Yet!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Baltic Sea

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DaisyUK

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 3rd Crystal cruise and whilst all have been excellent, this was probably the best. We booked fairly late due to life getting in the way of a previously booked cruise in July so did not have the best choice of cabin, and ended up right at the front of the ship. It was absolutely fine most of the time, but we did have one rather rocky night in the Bay of Biscay! Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Dublin

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah

50 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony was not quite a full orchestra for us

Review for Crystal Symphony to Baltic Sea

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sbsb13

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose to take a short "taster" cruise from Dover for 6 days in order to try out Crystal cruises. We have sailed regularly on Seabourn and Silversea ships as well as trying other brands such as Celebrity, Cunard, Fred Olsen and Thomson. Fellow cruisers had suggested that Crystal ships were the best but we did not want to risk the expense of a long haul flight only to find that the larger ships ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Dublin

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

27 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony Baltic Sea

Review for Crystal Symphony to Baltic Sea

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Jimbola

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

The Crystal Symphony Baltic Sea cruise on 2017 was fantastic. We loved every aspect and element. We were invited to go with the Hillsdale College group which booked about a third of the ship and that overlay of programs and people was really wonderful. We knew the Symphony was going in for major remodeling a few weeks after our cruise, but the ship was still in great shape, and the staff and ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

Traveled with children

83 Helpful Votes


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