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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the South Pacific

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British Columbia & Alaska from our cabin verandah.  Juuly 2019
Guest exhibition of watercolor paintings, just outside the Cove lounge.
Enjoying breakfast outdoors (just outside Lido buffet).
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1-10 of 12 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the South Pacific


No more Crystal for us

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rumcow
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We have been sailing Crystal since 2001, on the Harmony, Symphony, and Serenity. Usually we do back-to-back cruises (our last was 35 days from Valparaiso to Auckland on the Symphony in a PH cabin). It will be our last on any Crystal ship. Now that Crystal has chopped up its cruises into mini 5-day segments, and "relaxed" its dress code, it has become a down-scale cruise line. We have always ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah


Better and better each time

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mskatiemae
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have now taken 4 voyages on Crystal Symphony, and 11 total on Crystal (including one river cruise) and on this cruise had the best combination of sea days and (to me) new interesting ports to visit. I felt the service was better than ever. The staff were happy and did seem more relaxed and content, which helps me feel more relaxed during my vacation. Ambassador hosts were charming and good ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Serious maintenance problems

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EnchantedTraveller
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The service, the entertainment, the lectures and the activities were excellent. The service was exceptional! The best I have seen. The food was good. Above average. It was not consistent. Sometimes the food was very good and sometimes very disappointing. Shore excursions had too many people participating in it. On Nuku Hiva there were twenty 4 wheel drive vehicles in a caravan. The ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

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


Real Vacations. Excellent service and entertainment.

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belsou
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Crystal for their excellent service onboard and quality and variety of food. Embarkation was very fast. We really enjoyed the attention that the peronnal onboard treated us. Very respectfull and helpful. Evening shows where very good. All restaurants serves high quality food. The numerous activities onboard where well appreciated. Lecturers where excellent and all other activities ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


A Dream Cruise Across the South Pacific

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Phoenix cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

South Pacific Cruise on the Crystal Symphony March 3-April 6, 2018 This is a review of two segments of the Crystal Symphony World Cruise, from Auckland, New Zealand to Papeete, Tahiti and Papeete to Valparaiso, Chile. Ports of call included two stops in Fiji, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Island. Overall ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


Crystal Symphony was largely disappointing

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Ritergal
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I decided to join a friend on a five-week cruise on Crystal's Symphony. She gave it glowing reviews and we were excited about the trip from Auckland across the Pacific to Valparaiso. That dream soon turned to a nightmare, as explained toward the end of this review. Let me start with the really great part: Crystal employees are devoted and loyal and give first-class service. This ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

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


Honeymoon on Crystal

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pkgoode
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This cruise was our Honeymoon, the itinerary was fantastic, the duration just right and my wife used to work on the Crystal Symphony 20 years ago so perfect to see it from the other side, expectations were high. We spent the night in Sydney before departure and travelled to White Bay Cruise Terminal to board the Symphony, whilst not Crystals issue, this is the worst place to get to for a ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


We came, we saw and were conquered

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Baggywrinkle99
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This was our first Crystal cruise (we're Regent regulars) which we chose primarily for the itinerary but also because we wanted to see if Crystal lived up to the hype we sometimes read from its substantial fan base at Cruise Critic and elsewhere. We made our own flight arrangements from Melbourne to Auckland (Emirates) to Papeete (Air Tahiti Nui) and neither were particularly good in terms of ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


Declining quality and attention to detail

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Hardinghc@aol.com
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was our fifth Crystal cruise, all have been on the Symphony. Our first, in 2010, was the best. Since then, the quality of Crystal's offerings have declined slightly, but noticeably, with each succeeding cruise. There seems generally to be less attention to detail. For example, there were stains on our stateroom carpet, there was a broken table in the stern lounge area that was never ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

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


First and Last Cruise on Crystal

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Northeast Jim
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised oceans and seas with Radisson, Regent and Oceania, the Med with Star Flyer, the Baltic with Renaisance, the Danube with Amadeus and Rhine with Viking. Those are our credentials for some comparisons below. The Crystal cruise we took went from Valparaiso to Sydney. It was considered three cruises: Valpariso to Tahiti, Tahiti to Auckland, Auckland to Sydney. I am writing from ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


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