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Crystal Los Angeles Cruise Reviews

Crystal
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33 Crystal Los Angeles Cruise Reviews


Keith1010 avatar

Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

An Amazing Time Sailing On-Board Crystal Serenity

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Our recent time on Crystal Serenity was comprised of several cruises starting on December 21, 2019 Crystal Serenity: December 21, 2018 – 16 Day Holiday Cruise January 6, 2019- 7 Day California Coastal ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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caldean

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

5 Star Service on a 2 Star Cruise due to NOROVIRUS

Having sailed on Crystal before, I was looking forward to this Coastal cruise. While I was hesitant because the weather in January is iffy, I decided to book it anyway. This was the first mistake as out of 12 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dhaslett87

4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever

Over the past 32 years I have been on over 40 cruises on about 20 cruise lines. I always remembered our 1993 cruise on "Crystal Harmony" as the best of them all, but it was very expensive. Eventually I decided to ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Kumamako

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Not as good as it used to be.

We chose this cruise because we had not been on the Crystal for a few years and as it was a round trip return from and to Los Angeles it seemed to be very convenient. For years we have been trying to convince our ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dr3dogman

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Disappointing ship

The ship is truly showing its age ,even after a major drydock. We stayed in a new seabreeze penthouse. Sofa was so hard that it felt as if we were on a park bench. No bed ruffle to hide our luggage. Ship is all cut ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Fred Bruning

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

A beautiful experience

My family and I had sailed several times on the Serenity, and we were looking forward to seeing the extent of the recent renovations. We were very pleased with the new look of the ship and the renovations done to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LovetoCruise100

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Deteriorating but still good

This is our 10th Crystal cruise so we obviously like the line. Service is very good, but little things have been taken away, from chocolates on the pillow at night to overcrowded tenders. The food is good but ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

Return To Crystal Symphony

We returned to Crystal Symphony to see all of the changes that have been made as part of its dry dock in late 2017. REVIEW FROM OUR MAY 18, 2018 SAILING =================================== After many ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jag33437

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Crystal does it again

We had been on Crystal before and wanted to experience the overhaul of the Symphony. The public rooms are beautifully furnished, the layout of the entire ship is excellent, the food is wonderful. Most important ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony, Los Angeles to Hawaii to Vancouver (May 18 to June 3, 2018)

In May 2018, my wife and I took Crystal’s two-week cruise to Hawaii aboard the Symphony (voyage OCS180518-16). We take about three cruises a year on Crystal. I rate this cruise as excellent, that is, an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Kstornado

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pacific Coast Cruise

We chose this cruise because it went to places we liked a couple we had not been to for a long time (Santa Barbara & Seattle). We loved the ports we visited & were very impressed with the bus service when the port ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Jayoh

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not perfect but......

Crystal continue to be my preferred cruise line but there are plenty others nearly as good - and better - in some areas. The big gripe with Crystal has always been the size of their staterooms. I see they are ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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curtdesilets

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Pacific Coastal on Serenity

A concise review here, we chose this cruise as just a nice one week getaway. I am a California native and my dear wife is just about, having lived here for the past 40 or so years. We have been to all of the port ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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b1drman

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Almost perfect

This was out third Crystal cruise and probably our last for a while . While the service and food were top notch , the average age of our fellow cruisers had to be well in the 80's . I'm not young by any stretch , 59 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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colonial50

3 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Cruise 7209 Theater at Sea on the Crystal Symphony from San Diego to NYC

We chose this cruise because we needed some rest, relaxation, and pampering. We not only achieved the above but where overwhelmed with the Theater/Movie/show activities and presentations. This was out 23rd Crystal ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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sheldondusty

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful Cruise!

This was our second cruise on the Serenity and I would rate it very highly again, with a couple of areas for improvement. The food is consistently wonderful. Last October we thought that Prego was good, but not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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BenLynn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Didn't meet expectations

We wanted to relax and enjoy the services on the ship.We wanted to do some wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley and were fortunate to hook up with another couple through a Cruise Critic posting and to arrange a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Keith1010

20 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

A Family Affair

As often as we have sailed Crystal Cruises we can honestly say that this entire trip has exceeded our expectations. ​There were several firsts for us including having the grandchildren with us, renewing our ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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journey cruiser

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

It's time to say goodbye!

Well folks........it's time to say "good-bye". We've had a few glorious years, lots of good memories, made new cruising friends, but after our last 26 days aboard the Crystal Symphony, back to back from Lax to NYC ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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BataviaMan1

2 Reviews Written

Less Than Expected

The public rooms are impressive with a large atria, attractive furnishings and the areas well laid out, The Avenue Saloon with nightly piano music was especially delightful. As for dining, we enjoyed the late ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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NoWaves

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NOT A GOOD FIT

I have just read a previous review about Crystal Symphony and the expression "not a good fit" fits perfectly for my husband and I and our two travel companions also. Yes most passengers were in their 70s/80s (we are ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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SBerry

1 Review Written

We love Crystal but...!

We have traveled on Crystal for at least 15-16 voyages. We love their staff and service. They have an excellent cruise director, Paul, who always adds to our enjoyment. The lectures & entertainment are wonderful. We ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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MDR-DAN

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Human Touch Makes The Difference

It is a competitive marketplace in the "Luxury" or "Premium" cruise category and Crystal stands at the top of this narrow pyramid. Crystal matches the upper competitors by offering a luxury cruise ship with well ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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curtdesilets

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Pacifci Coast For A Second Time

We decided to do this "Cruise To Nowhere" immediately after doing it last year. Crystal, I believe, has only done this itinerary a couple of times. Starting in San Pedro, it heads North to Santa Barbara, spends 2 ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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Lon

1 Review Written

Crystal cruise is one of the very best.

Starting with the best.... The dining experience was incredible, Silk Road was so good, we made another reservation immediate after dinner. The sushi, black cod, dessert were all memorable. The dinning room food ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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