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  • Choice of two larger luxury cruise ships or an intimate yacht
  • Outstanding dining with plenty of choice on all ships
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25 Crystal Romantic Cruise Reviews
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kmtoner
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
60 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Friends raved about Crystal and we loved the itinerary from Reykjavik to England. This cruise had no sea days and was packed with interesting ports. It was a perfect way to celebrate a 30 year wedding anniversary. We arrived late ... Read more
jwsfun
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We'd been to most of the places this itinerary went, before and several were not even worth getting off the ship, so the ship was the main reason to go on this cruise. We just wanted to relax. Crystal Serenity did not disappoint! We ... Read more
English Tim
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
3,948 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife, Rosy and I chose this cruise as it guaranteed warm / hot weather and having traveled from Singapore to Hong Kong last year, experiencing cool weather as we moved north, we decided we were more bothered about the weather than the ... Read more
Kfhofstetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on our second Crystal Cruise after taking a trip on Crystal Symphony a year ago. Our experience a year ago was so wonderful that we booked for the next year right away. What happened Crystal? The food was mediocre, though the ... Read more
Sr voyagers
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
92 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 ... Read more
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wdbentley
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I noticed an advert for the Crystal Esprit in a publication from our Travel Agent and it fitted in perfectly with other travel plans. The yacht has been fully refurbished and it's all SOTA in every way. The cabins are beautiful and every ... Read more
Longway
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We wanted to see Alaska again and based on Crystal's previously held number one rating by a popular travel magazine and the many glowing reviews on CC we booked 10 days on the Crystal Serenity. We thoroughly enjoyed Alaska and our cruise. ... Read more
erikerik
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
From embarkation to disembarkation we could not have asked for anything more. Our stateroom was situated on the Horizon Deck, midship. We dined in all of the locations and never once did we experience any upset stomachs. To us this goes ... Read more
avanbuiten
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
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 could both take holiday, ... Read more
JTor
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
166 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We just came back from our cruise on the Crystal Esprit and enjoyed it very much. It’s a very new and interesting concept and they are still working out exactly what it is, I think. We thought it was terrific and would like to do ... Read more
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charliesavino@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We chose Crystal because we had heard if was a luxury experience. We paid top dollar for this cruise. Unfortunately, the Serenity was rather mundane -- nice but nothing special. The food was OK but not better than other cruises we have ... Read more
Kellyk1970
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
My husband and I were traveling as a couple to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I booked with Crystal cruises because in my travel magazines, it has been rated a top cruise line. We were expecting a luxurious staterooms and a ship that ... Read more
AAndres
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My first cruise. What a great service. What a great food. This cruise line is the total relaxation experience. After three days you can sail on for months. The constant high quality of service, friendliness of all the staff plus the ... Read more
forepaughs75
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
67 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This pair of back-to-back cruises were our 2nd and 3rd cruises. Ever since we cruised on Crystal Serenity in 2014, we have been hooked on Crystal. Symphony is a little smaller so it is a little more intimate too. Public spaces are ... Read more
mjpchicago
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 helpful votes
I read the negative reviews before we left the usa and started to get nervous. Having done the full cruise now -- they are ridiculous. This was an incredible experience from top to bottom. We are a young couple (34 and 30) and this was our ... Read more
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brazilgirl
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4,219 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first Crystal cruise. We have cruised several other cruise lines including Celebrity, HAL, RCI and Carnival. We chose Crystal for this cruise because we normally cruise with our children and we wanted to do something special ... Read more
margatecruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
104 forum posts
This was our 13 cruise on crystal all have been on symphony, this was our first on Serenity. This was our third crossing that lectures were over the top the shows were also good. I thought the food service in the main dinning room ... Read more
VICENTEBSAS
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
While the ship is very beautiful, having taken various cruise on the Symphony, the Serenty specifically with regard to the main dining room cuisine was rather poor. Most of the dishes lacked taste, and on one evening in particulate when ... Read more
crafter1
Member Since 2013
1 review
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Everything was wonderful- from the itinerary, to the speakers to the food. We missed a port due to icebergs, but with so many things to do on the ship it did not matter. Glacier Bay with 4 park rangers and a buffet sandwich lunch was ... Read more
LosAltosTraveller
Member Since 2013
1 review
My wife and I had never been on a cruise before as it just didn't seem like our kind of thing. Nevertheless, we signed up for this cruise, Crystal Cruise 3309, which went from Venice to Rome with 5 stops in between. Since it's a long way ... Read more
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KSPB
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
I cannot believe that this cruise line claims "6-star-service." While the food was very good and the service throughout the ship (except for the housekeeping in the cabin) was better than average, I certainly would never again pay what ... Read more
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Lon
Member Since 2012
1 review
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 was near equal in quality ... Read more
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hummock
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
Before boarding the "Symphony" October 25 for a 12 night to Bermuda and the Caribbean, a three night New York pre stay was delightful, anchored by a fine hotel "The Setai", newly built from the ground up, staring at the Empire State ... Read more
swiss60
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
44 forum posts
This was our 1 cruise on a Crystal ship and we had heard only good things about Crystal Cruises, but there were also some negative items we did not appreciate at all. First to the good things: nice ship, good size (below 1'000 PAX), ... Read more
djcarter13
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We did search many cruise lines and I was about to book on a different cruise line when I came across "the cruise critic". Thank goodness we did. My wife and I were taking this special trip of 14 days to celebrate our 50th ... Read more
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