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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Baltic Sea

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Best Yet!

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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

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Crystal Symphony was not quite a full orchestra for us

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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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Great trip

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Ellen Rosman

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

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 just very good. Service was nice and cabin worked out well for us with enough space for storage etc. The entertainment was good, but would have preferred the "Last Show with Dancers etc" ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

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


Another Great Crystal Cruise

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newmexone

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 travel, we decided to take a chance. We are glad we did as while some of the cities on the itinerary were more crowded than during the shoulder season, they were not too bad. Crystal ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


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

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May B

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 thoroughly enjoyed all four of our Crystal cruises. This one was chosen for one specific stop: Edinburgh to attend the Military Tattoo. The rest of the ports all turned out to be nice ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Luxury with some major limitations

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jemfields

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This review is only highlighting two major problems that Crystal has had with its policies for the ships. 1. Children are only looked after by kids club care while a parent is onboard. - If both parents (Authorized person) leave to go on a shore trip they MUST take the kids with them - Noting that a number of the shore trips are not for children - 2. The only compromise is to have a staff ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

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

Traveled with children


Crystal Symphony 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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

Traveled with children


Disappointing Experience

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SCreeker

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 than I expected. It is due to go to dry dock in September for major changes. We had a Balcony cabin but it was only 245 square feet including the balcony. I could go on any large ship ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Great Cruise But We Got Gouged on an Excursion

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hulamama1

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 it usually is. There was more than one meal where neither my father nor I ate more than two bites of our entrees. Thank goodness for Penthouse room service from the specialty ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Wonderful first Crystal cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Baltic Sea

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jemared

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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. Did not have a bad meal. All special requests were taken care of. Wines in the main dining room were a good choice and the price of the higher end wines was very reasonable - almost ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


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