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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to South America
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"I chose this cruise as a surprise Christmas present for my wife. We had been away from cruising for a couple years, and I remembered our Antarctic cruise with Crystal - just how great it was. Never been to Brazil,..."Read More
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The $55,000 dollar Hot Dog

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Mrs Worldly

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Given that crystal push the " voted worlds best cruise line" tag. We fell for it and were expecting a fantastic time. The highlight of which was billed as NYE in Rio de Janiero for the fireworks. All advertising showed fireworks above the ship. In reality there were 12 ships anchored in Rios bay that night and Crystal was at the very back in the centre. All the other ships were closer to the ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Traveled with children

23 Helpful Votes


Thankfully, still the BEST

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cliffsiders

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had not sailed with Crystal since the Fall of 2013, and were a little leery about the sale of Crystal to a Chinese company. Since our first cruise on the Symphony in 2004, we loved both the Symphony and the Serenity - for service, food, and for the way we were always made to feel taken care of and "special". We tried two other lines, Oceania and Silverseas, because we wanted to be CERTAIN ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

25 Helpful Votes


A Grand Experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to South America

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Flaneur72

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are experienced cruisers, a mature couple, with a preference for Crystal. Two years ago, we sailed from Valparaiso to Bali on the Symphony, and we found the journey marvelous. This time we took a shorter cruise from Valparaiso to Miami, some twenty days. The experience was as grand and as elegant as before. The Crystal Symphony remains an excellent ship: the food, the bars, the service, ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Liverpool

65 Helpful Votes


An Excellent Antarctic Cruise

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prof1420

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Our primary thought about this cruise was that we were very lucky to visit the Antarctic for a few days when the weather was ideal. We had clear and sunny skies with little wind and were fully able to view the spectacular scenery and wild life around us. An outstanding event was the visit of about ten scientists and support staff from the US Palmer research station that came on board for ...
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Sail Date: December 2013

Departure Port: San Francisco

4 Helpful Votes


Expected More from this Cruise Line

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SandraHi

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had high expectations for our first Crystal Cruise. Boarding was a breeze, our room was fine. Staff on board quickly got to know our names and our favorite drinks. The trouble started when we would return to our room and smell heavy cigarette smoke. My husband and I spent the night coughing. This occurred for 3 days and then we asked our room stewardess about it. She said she would check with ...
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Sail Date: November 2013

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

1 Helpful Vote


Cruising with Crystal was a great experience

Review for Crystal Symphony to South America

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prof1420

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

The quality of the food, the service, the entertainment and overall ambience was much superior to that we have experienced on other cruise lines. The first day we heard two discussions among different groups about whether Seabourn or Crystal was the best cruise line with no agreed conclusion except that it had to be one of the two. I'll just list in no particular order some of things we ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Departure Port: Wellington

4 Helpful Votes


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