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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Canada & New England

Crystal
Crystal Symphony
Canada & New England
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

7

Poor

1

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

19

Romantic Cruises

2

Senior Cruises

2

Family Cruises

1

Singles Cruises

1

19 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Canada & New England


rjrobbin avatar

rjrobbin

4 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Line

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Booked this cruise to see the fall leaves...weather was crappy...Not Crystal's fault. The ship and crew were great. The food and service were excellent. Smaller ship and passenger list meant not as much waiting ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Edensmom

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Looking for Leaves

I was interested in a cruise that either left from New York or came back to that port which meant I would be home in and hour or so. I flew to Montreal and spent the first night and second day onboard, unpacked and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Liga713

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Tried the new Seabreeze Penthouse

We have gone on other Crystal cruises before and were anxious to check out the new Seabreeze Penthouses. While they are 50% larger than the standard Veranda Suites, they also cost about 50% more. The Suite was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Phshav

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony experience

Wanted to do the northeast. Sixth cruise with Crystal. Last was New Years in Australia 2017. Food as always was excellent. Several crew members remembered us by name. Always a nice touch. Entertainment has always ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Elizabeth 1 avatar

Elizabeth 1

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Don’t cruise on this ship!

My first cruise 7 years ago was on Marco Polo a small cruise ship in the Cruise and Maritme fleet. With nothing to compare it to but other holidays in European resorts I thought it compared very favourably. Since ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Steveoka avatar

Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Crystal still sparkles in our eyes!

After reading some of the negative reviews on the Symphony we were wondering what to expect on our return onboard after 18 months and after the refurbishment. I would like to say we were not disappointed as ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

Not Really Sure

Firstly a little bit of background. My wife and I are long time cruisers, mostly on smaller and the R8 ships. Pacific Princess and the unfortunate Adonia have been our regular choice, but in recent years have looked ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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iclcharlie

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Hell

We have cruised since 1995 each year. We were sold this cruise as a luxury cruise and it was anything but....poor service in the dining room as well as very poor trained staff. Wife insulted by server and water ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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cbhenry8

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Review of Joie De Canada

Review of Joie De Canada, September 20-27, 2015, 7 day trip on Crystal Symphony Quick overview of what others might mention elsewhere: Embarkation: Took our luggage, checked our passports, ran us through the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Gardener222 avatar

Gardener222

13 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Uneven experience for Skyscrapers to Ice Castles

I had great hopes after reading reviews on this company. what I found is that my husband and I are not a "good fit" for Crystal. On this trip while the passengers were nice we were younger than most of them who had ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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chrisilz

1 Review Written

Winds of Change????????

My husband and I are fairly new to Crystal having sailed 6 times within the last 2 years. Had I written this review last year, it would have been far different than what I have to say now. I was, and still am a ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Liat avatar

Liat

22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

A unique Canadian experience

Why this Cruise? We greatly enjoyed our two prior cruises on Crystal Serenity. My wife was fascinated by the prospect of visiting the three Gulf of St. Lawrence stops, especially St. Pierre and Miquelon which is ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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ahlanmak

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Loved Crystal, however this time, very disappointed

Few years ago when we started taking cruises to enhance our land tours, we carefully chose Crystal because of its reputation and its offer "$1000 as you wish" that made Crystal distinguished from "all inclusive" ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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maverick600

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time on Crystal....Never again!!!!!

We were on the Crystal Symphony v2226 Oct 21-Oct 31 Montreal-New York. We flew out of Newark on Friday to get to Montreal early. Our flight was delayed but we got there that night. Checked in to the Fairmont ...
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Sail Date October 2012


Karen1969 avatar

Karen1969

1 Review Written

Crystal Symphony

My partner, her mom, and three of her mom's friends sailed from Boston to Montreal. This was our second cruise on the Symphony and their first. SHIP: The ship was in fantastic shape. Even as we were sailing, ...
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Sail Date October 2012


creview2011 avatar

creview2011

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable experience

Embarkation was very well organized. Pleasant easy experience. Cabin was clean and well laid out, although on the small side. Our assigned stewardess Gabriella was tremendous. Room was immaculate, and she ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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TwoCalBears

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Four Cruise-line comparo: Crystal, Celebrity, HAL, Princess

This is a four-cruise-line comparison, following our first cruise on Crystal and, before that, nine cruises on Princess, Holland America and Celebrity. In brief, cost per day on Crystal is a bit more than twice the ...
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Sail Date September 2010


George Georges avatar

George Georges

1 Review Written

The Cat Purred, But Didn't Meow!

I may be unfairly comparing this, my first cruise with Crystal with my recent (and first and only) Alaska cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Navigator. I traveled alone on Crystal Symphony, as my spouse was in Africa ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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docprb

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT

My wife and I are in our mid sixties and have traveled extensively and cruised on many different ships and cruise lines. We have recently cruised several times with Oceania which has a similar level of service ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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