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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Canada & New England
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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..."Read More
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Steveoka

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Wonderful Musical Experience

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JC Norton

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise on Crystal, the first being a Lisbon to Lisbon adventure in the Azores, Canary Islands and Morocco in 2018. We chose it partly because of that experience, but also for the itinerary, hoping to hit the fall color along the Saint Laurence. We did. It was jaw dropping and absolutely at it's height. This also was a 'jazz days, cabaret nights,' cruise and the music was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

33 Helpful Votes


Best Cruise Line

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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rjrobbin

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 for shore excursions..etc. The entertainment was very nice since it was a smaller ship. We enjoyed the bistro and the hamburgers. They were the best. The speciality restarunts are a ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

55 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Phshav

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 been a strong point with Crystal and remains so. Had heard with ownership change there might be a decrease in service and or food. I found no evidence of this. We prefer the 8th deck with ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

14 Helpful Votes


Don’t cruise on this ship!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Elizabeth 1

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 then I have cruised with P&O three times , NCL , and Royal Caribbean, and again with Cruise and Maritime. However the cruise I am on at the moment with Crystal on the liner Symphony ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

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

24 Helpful Votes


Crystal still sparkles in our eyes!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Steveoka

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 everything and everyone onboard were of an excellent standard. The check in was seamless and took us 30 mins from arrival at the terminal to receiving our glass of champagne after ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

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

137 Helpful Votes


A unique Canadian experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Liat

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 actually part of France. I had enjoyed a solo trip to Montreal a year earlier, and thought the cruise presented a good opportunity to combine a short visit with this short ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: Bonaire

84 Helpful Votes


7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE CRYSTAL CRUISE A TRY

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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explore4ever

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I love cruising. We have been on Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, Azamara, Royal Caribbean, HAL, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas. We have heard Crystal Cruise is a bit "snobbish" or "stuffy", too formal for us. After this cruise, we became convert. Here are the reasons why. 7. EMBARKATION. We bought air with Crystal Cruise. Turned out to be the smart thing to do. (more ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Departure Port: Bonaire

51 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Karen1969

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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, the carpet was being replaced as they continue to update the ship. We found our rooms to be comfortable and updated, and the public areas were beautiful. The only crowding was at the ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Departure Port: Raiatea


Very enjoyable experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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creview2011

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 always had a pleasant smile and kind word. Helpful with any questions / requests. Food was excellent throughout the cruise. Would like to especially recognize Ilija in the Crystal ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Departure Port: Bonaire

13 Helpful Votes


Canada/New England on Crystal Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Cruiserobin

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I just returned from our first cruise with Crystal and were so pleased with the experience that we are already planning our next cruise with them. We were on the Canada/ New England cruise on Symphony from 9/24-10/5/11. The entire experience was so positive, from embarkation to disembarkation, that it is hard to find anything negative to comment on. Positives: incredible ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Bonaire


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