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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Mediterranean
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A fantastic cruise experience
"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..."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


The perfect cruise!

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dh1

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We were on this specific cruise as a business incentive award, so we did not actually select the cruise ship or the specific cruise. The Symphony is a relatively small ship, accomodating about 1000 guests. We spent very little time in Barcelona (our departure city ) as we used that time for an excursion in the mountains, as we did at most of the other ports. Embarkation and disembarkation ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

2 Helpful Votes


Wonderful experience, both onboard and ashore, from beginning to the end.

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yuani

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Chrystal Symphony because of recommendations by friends who had been in Crystal cruises before. Negative experience with disembarkation: we were assigned to Orange 1, and left the ship at 7am. When we arrived at the Venice airport, we had to wait for about 15-20 min for our luggage to arrive. We were told there were misunderstandings regarding the transportation of our luggage (which ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


PINS CELEBRATING 5 CRUISES ARE MEANINGLESS

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GROVERDALE

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Sadly, we witnessed the effect of new ownership on this cruise line. After five positive experiences on the Symphony, 'economic pullbacks' took a toll on our most recent experience. Previous sailings included live string quartets at tea time. No more. Midnight chocolate festivals in the central lobby. No more. Ice sculptures. No more. Chocolates and fresh fruit bowls in the cabin. No ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)

3 Helpful Votes


Efficient and lovely staff

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Annette Costello

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We have just disembarked from the Crystal Symphony in Rome after a 11 day cruise. We couldn't fault any part of the cruise and feel we have experienced a very professional event. The entertainment was always enjoyable. All the staff were friendly and efficient but especially would like to mention our 2 dinner waiters on Table 49 at the 2nd sitting, Salih and Viaos Both of them were amazing, ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

10 Helpful Votes


Crystal Symphony is 1st class

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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planada

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First class cruise with 1st class people.Cannot say anything bad about anything! Loved the ship, very elegant. Loved loved loved the crew. Some have been on the ship for years. The food was outstanding,although I wasn't as impressed with Silk Road as I had expected to be. The entertainment and the shows very good with talented dancers. Loved the lectures of the places we docked although thought ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

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Istanbul and Greek Islands

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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melbox4

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was a very lovely cruise with wonderful attentive staff. The entertainment was not great. It was Broadway reviews almost every night. It would have been nice to have comic or magic night thrown in one of the nights. We made use of the gym which was very nice. There is a deck for running which is the best and the largest running/ walking deck for a cruise line I have seen. Food and cabin were ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

3 Helpful Votes


Great ship!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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gutierrezbeatriz

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

First time cruising in Crystal and had a lot of expectations..I loved it.From food to beautiful, spacious cabins, impeccable service,great itinerary.The staff are very professional,efficient and very friendly. Embarkation -disembarkation was fast and and luggage was handled carefully and transfers were o time. The specialty restaurants were amazing,having all inclusive( alcohol) is the way ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

4 Helpful Votes


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