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Crystal Symphony Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

Crystal Symphony
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19 Crystal Symphony Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

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4 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, but a llittle slippage since the drydock

This is my 4th Crystal cruise, my 3rd on the Symphony, and it was wonderful in so many ways. I love the Symphony, because it is luxurious but casual (I feel like I can take my shoes off and put my feet up on the ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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Bodie of Perth

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

A cruise to forget; it was that bad.

We booked a Sea Breeze suite on deck 9 in mid 2017. These suites were created when the ship was refurbished in October. 14 days before we were due to step on board our agent was told by Crystal that due to ...
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Sail Date January 2018

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Cruise

Returned yesterday from a Tokyo to Honolulu segment on Symphony. Overall, would rate this ship and the crew as excellent. We chose this cruise for a couple of reasons. First, we love sea days and it doesn't get ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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Sr voyagers

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent way to see the South Pacific

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016

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3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing transatlantic; below Crystal standards

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An Outstanding Voyage

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

all what I expected. our 15 crystal cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The Right Cruise for a Particular Cruiser

This was our fourth cruise within three years having previously sailed with Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess. We are a couple in our mid-thirties. We chose this cruise because it fitted in with times we ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

115 Helpful Votes


For us this was somewhat of a repeat of 2014 Crystal Cruise vacation on the Symphony up the eastern U.S. coats with stops in Canada and then to Iceland. This year we added the Ireland and U.K. component making our ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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31 Reviews Written

343 Helpful Votes

Crystal lost its shine.

We have enjoyed several Crystal cruises in recent years, so confidently booked the interestingly routed Tokyo to Vancouver crossing, with an itinerary that visited Russia's Far East, and along the entire Aleutian ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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Randy 105

1 Review Written

First Time Crystal Cruisers

We have heard that Crystal Cruises is the best of the best. What we found and my husband and i disagree, is that Crystal certainly i premier with regard to service and food. But, we also found that there was sloppy ...
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Sail Date February 2012

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


Crystal is a bit better than the average cruise line, but in no way is it '6 star cruising' and certainly not worth the extra cost. I don't believe it represents good value for money, and personally wouldn't cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2012

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Naval Architect

1 Review Written

As solo over Atlantic

Yes, I had the over mentioned goal when I booked my 3rd cruise with Crystal. When I saw for the first time of this cruise half a year before departure I quickly made my mind up and called to my TA. This ...
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Sail Date March 2012

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Cruising Ginger

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes


I know that many people love Crystal Cruises, in fact most of the passengers on my cruise had sailed Crystal numerous times, but I am not one of them and do not plan on sailing Crystal again. I was bored out of my ...
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Sail Date March 2012

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5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - Fantastic Experience

Although I'd heard the phrase "crystallized" many times before our cruise, I did not truly capture its meaning until we were back at home in Vancouver and shocked into reality. By way of background, we are in our ...
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Sail Date November 2008

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8 Reviews Written

Symphony Encore

Having previously sailed on Symphony and posted a review, I decided to file a follow-up of the differences from our previous experience. It's said that there is only one chance to make a good first impression. This ...
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Sail Date November 2008

Crystal Symphony Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.9
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