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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Baltic Sea

Crystal
Crystal Symphony
Baltic Sea
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

7

Average

5

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

34

Family Cruises

34

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

34

Romantic Cruises

34

Singles Cruises

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34 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Baltic Sea


DaisyUK avatar

DaisyUK

4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Best Yet!

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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 ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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sbsb13

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony was not quite a full orchestra for us

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, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Jimbola

4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony Baltic Sea

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


May B avatar

May B

12 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Looked forward to it for two years; it didn't disappoint!

We are 70 and 71 years old and have cruised 33 times prior to this one, on eleven different cruise lines, in the past 20+ years. We’ve always enjoyed Celebrity, and now in the past two years, we also have ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Ellen Rosman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great trip

Meet two couples on Cruise Critic before going and spent some time with them Worked out sharing a day trip and ride into Paris very well. We loved the ship. Food was outstanding except for one meal which was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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newmexone

9 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Another Great Crystal Cruise

After sailing Crystal for the first time in November, we knew we wanted to do it again. This cruise was too good to pass up as it included being in Edinburgh for the Tattoo. While we normally shy away from summer ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jemared

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first Crystal cruise

Loved the pampering and special attention of the wonderful staff. Although they have to, most of them were very genuine. Our head waiter worked with us each night to ensure our dietary needs were met at dinner. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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SCreeker

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience

I chose this line for the first time because of its prior reputation. I have traveled several times on Silversea and Seabourn and wanted to try Crystal. The Symphony is a lovely ship although considerably larger ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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hulamama1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise But We Got Gouged on an Excursion

This was my 7th Crystal Cruise. We normally book Penthouse cabins on the Crystal Serenity so the Symphony, with its older staterooms, was a bit of a let down. Service was very good, as usual. Food was not as good as ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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kmtoner

3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first Crystal cruise around islands of the North Atlantic

Friends raved about Crystal and we loved the itinerary from Reykjavik to England. This cruise had no sea days and was packed with interesting ports. It was a perfect way to celebrate a 30 year wedding anniversary. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Gourmet Gal

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Not Quite Lux

Chose this sailing for an interesting itinerary and read many rave reviews about Crystal. Have previously sailed Silversea and The World Ship so I am very familiar with the luxury category. Crystal just did not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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PrincessVictoria22

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Back-to-Back, NYC to London, via Iceland

I love Crystal, for its outstanding service, friendly crew, beautiful ships, delicious food, and lectures/ other activities. Everything during my 3-1/2 weeks onboard was amazing, from the shore excursions to the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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jamesm

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Crystal - meh, not what it once was

This was our 45th cruise and our 3rd cruise on Crystal. We were intrigued by the itinerary - from Reykjavik to Portsmouth. The weather, admittedly, was dicey for the entire time (cold, windy and frequent showers) ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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jhyman10

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

A week has passed and we are still smiling.

Relaxing, luxurious, fun, friendly, warm are just a few of the words to describe the great time we had onboard this ship. The ports were great (even though the weather didn't cooperate as much as we would have ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Kellyk1970

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Modernized restoration? More like smoke, smiles, and mirrors...

My husband and I were traveling as a couple to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I booked with Crystal cruises because in my travel magazines, it has been rated a top cruise line. We were expecting a luxurious ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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randalljay

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Not 6 Star

We travelled with friends but the ship stopped at smaller ports which gave us a chance to see some wonderful things. My review, however, is based on Crystal's claim to be a 6 star line. We normally travel on ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Funpetiza

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Poor quality for the price

I was very very disappointed with Crystal. I took the advice of the travel agent but now realize that she might have recommended it because she gets a bigger kickback from them. I have been on many cruise ships of ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Olapaz

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

It was pure hell.

I was assuming that the high price somehow assured the level of quality that you can find on Seabourn...trust me it does not. This ship is dated and dirty throughout. The decor is a worn holiday inn, circa 1980. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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ItheJD

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Crystal Shines

Our first trip with Crystal cruises and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Yes cabins are not the largest compared with other similar ships but are reasonably spacious with plenty of wardrobe space (and hangers), ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mjpchicago

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS

I read the negative reviews before we left the usa and started to get nervous. Having done the full cruise now -- they are ridiculous. This was an incredible experience from top to bottom. We are a young couple (34 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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tipsygirl

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Crystal...Better than ever!

We have taken over 40 ocean cruises on a variety of cruise lines. We were previously frequent cruisers on Celebrity, with Elite status due to the number of cruises taken. Once we sailed on Crystal it became our ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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YoungDubFan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Surpassed All Expectations for First Crystal Cruise

This was my first Crystal Cruise and it was wonderful. This is going to be a lengthy review but I had such a hard time finding out any info on specifics for the Baltic Cruise that I want to give future cruises the ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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bizinsider

1 Review Written

Crystal Still Shines

Just back from our fourth cruise on Crystal (three on the Symphony, one on the old Harmony). This time it was to the Baltics. Quick review: WEAR AND TEAR: Concerns about wear-and-tear are beyond overblown. Sure, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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abotel

3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Crystal scores again!

The cruise: We sailed from Stockhom to London with stops in St Petersburg(3 days),Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Berlin. The theme was food and wine. Embarkation/Disembarkation: Very efficiently done. On ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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At sea days

11 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Always good on Crystal

Our second family trip on Crystal, and no disappoinmtments. everything was as expected. Food and service shine! We love Crystal as does the family. The children's programs are excellent, with the exception that baby ...
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Sail Date August 2012


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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