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Crystal Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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29 Crystal Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


alwaysonaship avatar

alwaysonaship

1 Review Written

40 Helpful Votes

We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

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After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CruiserFromMaine

16 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

We had a great cruise on the Serenity

We had a great cruise on the Serenity from Miami to Los Angeles. This was the first leg of the 2020 World Cruise. Food and wine are an important part of cruising for us. We found the food to be very good to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Paca Lady

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

First time perspective...

We have sailed with several different lines, but this was our first experience with Crystal. The Symphony is among the smaller ships we have sailed, but you would not know it once on board. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bellalicious

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Luxury Luxury Luxury!

We chose Crystal Cruises because of the Panama Canal itinerary (so we can tick it off the bucket list) and the Luxury Cruise Experience. Crystal was recommended to us by a friend (who is a travel agent) we met on a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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calliopecruiser

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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hgmarsh

1 Review Written

Great service. good onboard activities.

Have taken many cruises with different lines. Crystal is superior in so many areas. Staff is very attentive all your needs. Enrichment lectures are ususal very good. food is outstanding. If you have special menu ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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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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lohnesb

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Best staff and ambience that I have ever experienced on any vacation!

Good friends of ours convinced my wife and I to book this cruise two months before the sailing. I absolutely was so impressed and felt totally pampered by the team on the Serenity. All the fine staff aboard really ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

135 Helpful Votes

Shines like a Crystal

We are still on the Serenity and having a fantastic time. We came across from NZ on the Queen Victoria in the Queens Grill to join the Serenity and there is no comparison to the two ships with the Serenity being so ...
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Sail Date April 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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Roycal

4 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Excellent Vacation Trip

My wife and I took a cruise on Crystal Serenity Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2014, from the west coast of Costa Rica, through the Panama Canal, up the east coast of Central America and Mexico, ending in Miami, FL, USA. ...
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Sail Date November 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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Mr Cricket

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No rating

Crystal are worst communicators

Due to cruise New York to Los Angeles via Panama Canal last November. Chose Crystal because they said there was open dining option. Tried to book dining times 3 weeks in advance online to find there was no option ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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skybluewaters

2 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Luxury and more!

After waiting ten months for this cruise, and after reading numerous reviews, comments, etc regarding Crystal, I started feeling that my very high expectations couldn't possibly be met. Well, I was wrong! Please ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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hjames2

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crystal - Panama Canal - Par Excellance

Although the Crystal Symphony is older than the Seabourn Sojorn we last sailed on, the ship is maintained in top condition. Beautiful inside and out with amazing attention to detail. With about 900 passengers, we ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Tbomb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal cruise

We returned this week from our second cruise on the Serenity - about our 25th cruise overall. This was a 14 day itinerary from Miami to LA through the Panama Canal. Boarding was effortless. A nice buffet was ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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zincmet

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Transit met Expectations

This moderate duration cruise was our first on Crystal and the first on the Symphony. Our overall impression was very positive. The size of the ship (900 passengers is small these days) was better than we had ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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mvcountess

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Experience by Chance & Frank Earle

We signed up for our first cruise experience with Crystal with many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed. Crystal Symphony's crew made us feel welcome from the get go. We were part of the "Mix & ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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Emerald22

8 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Services but sub-standard food

We went on this cruise with another couple, who have travelled with Crystal Harmony 4 times before. We flied to N.Y. the night before, spent an evening in N.Y., then boarded the ship just before noon. We stayed in ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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simpsonbook

1 Review Written

An Outstanding Oxperience

Our experience aboard the Crystal Serenity was marvelous. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The staff was outstanding. We were skeptical that they could be as legitimately warm, friendly and ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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dj_crusin

4 Reviews Written

Certainly, It would be my pleasure!

Embarkation - We booked our own flights to San Jose, Costa Rica and purchased cruise line transfers to Caldera, a two hour drive. We got off to a shaky start as our connection on US Air was delayed due to fog in the ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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Phantom41j

1 Review Written

Panama Canal with Mozart

This was our third cruise on the Symphony and each cruise gets better. We haven't sailed on the other luxury lines like SilverSeas and Regent but with the service and quality we receive from Crystal I don't know why ...
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Sail Date February 2009


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