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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Transatlantic

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Better than the best of others!
"Wanted to revisit Japan, enjoy TransAtlantic sea days, heard wonderful comments re: Crystal. This cruise was spectacular in both food, lectures and personal service. Have been on 50 cruises over the years and..."Read More
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Better than the best of others!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Transatlantic

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Rossini

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted to revisit Japan, enjoy TransAtlantic sea days, heard wonderful comments re: Crystal. This cruise was spectacular in both food, lectures and personal service. Have been on 50 cruises over the years and found the Symphony to be one of the very best! Personal service from the luggage delivery to the transfers to and from the airports were truely first class. The employees knew who we ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Another Great Crystal Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Transatlantic

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buzz_rosenberg1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I picked this cruise because it was a great deal for solo travelers, had lots of sea days (I love sea days - especially the lectures), and the itinerary. It did not disappoint. I reconnected with several fellow travelers from other Crystal cruises met many new enjoyable companions. The service, the activities, fellow travelers are all part of the reason that I love Crystal cruises and this one ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

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


My 5th Atlantic crossing and the calmest one yet!

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Bsummone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Chose this cruise as a friend (a Crystal novice) was interested in seeing what the excitement is about...her room was on the same deck but opposite side so we were close by but not running into each other constantly. Did our own version of shore excursions: using a combination of public transportation and ship supplied shuttles, mapping out our potential routes in advance. Saw a lot of New ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

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


Best cruise line we've been on!.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Transatlantic

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vacationgirl50

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to see Iceland and after looking at all the itinerary's of many cruise lines we decided we liked the Crystal Symphony itinerary the best since it sailed out of NYC , stopped in New England ports and then on to Iceland. We had heard it was a great cruise line but didn't realize how excellent it really was until we sailed on Crystal. We have been on 12 cruises on 3 different lines. We ...
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Sail Date: May 2017


Excellent way to see the South Pacific

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Sr voyagers

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise on Crystal Symphony because it would take us from San Diego to Auckland in time to visit family in New Zealand for the holidays. The first leg was a film and theater theme and took us to Papeete. This segment was at capacity. The second leg was food and wine and was only half full. On the first leg, the dining room was always full and a bit noisy but the service did not ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Miisleading advertising hides the truth. This is now below 4 star.

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Fandango1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Comparisons are important, and a good way to paint a valid description. Crystal is considered one of the best 6 star line if you will. We've cruised with them previously which we enjoyed and can serve as an easy comparison. The boarding experience in Lisbon was up a shabby ramshackle tented gangway. Not even a "Hello and welcome aboard" and certainly no welcome drink nor semblance of ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


An Outstanding Voyage

Review for Crystal Symphony to Transatlantic

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Bronster

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this cruise because of the big band and ballroom theme and we were not disappointed. The Tommy Dorsey orchestra under the direction of Terry Myer was superb. Y husband is a retired trombone player from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and he was thrilled to here this ensemble every night.. our veranda suite on Deck nine was wonderful. The dining experience was memorable with ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


all what I expected. our 15 crystal cruise

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margatecruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We take 3 crossing a year, between crystal and Seabourn.But Crystal has a better lecture program. And the Tommy Dorsey band makes it over the top. Crystal also to care of our medical needs. They were just great. The overall staff was over the top in all departments. We have done 15 crystal cruises and it was great to see how many crew new our names. The owns we new us best called us Mr. Steve ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Disappointing transatlantic; below Crystal standards

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gr8lakes

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We waited a bit to write this review of our Crystal Symphony transatlantic in October in order to gain perspective and not overreact. After reading the previous post on the same cruise, we felt we also needed to provide feedback on what was, overall, a disappointing cruise. This was our 5th Crystal cruise and second transatlantic. We loved the first transatlantic and have always loved the ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


Advertised as 6 Star+ ....... Reality 4 Star

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samuelsships

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Crystal gets such wonderful reviews that I definitely wanted to experience the line and its self proclaimed 6*+ cruising. The itinerary was perfect for us as we prefer long times at sea. Dining: The food on the Symphony was disappointing. It does not come near the food served other luxury cruise lines. We had a number of dishes that were inedible, e.g. under-cooked pancakes, tough and dry ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


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