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37 Crystal Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Savvy Seventy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Voyage in Unusual Places.


I have always wanted to visit Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands because my grandfather was a ship's carpenter there in 1910. I turned 80, the first night on the ship. Northern Japan has the influence of both ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

We went on this cruise to check out Crystal's luxury ocean cruise line. We picked this one because it has a paddle tennis court on it which we could use for pickleball. We brought four pickleball padles and by the ...
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Sail Date December 2019

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4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Above and Beyond

Our third Crystal cruise did not disappoint. We went from Iceland to the fjord of Norway to Copenhagen, and I would highly recommend this route as it was spectacular in every way, and the Crystal Serenity was ...
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Sail Date June 2019

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5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Visiting Israel from a Cruise Ship – by Coach versus Minibus

Israel has recently become a popular destination for cruise ships. Some ships stop 3 days in Haifa, some stop 1 day in Ashdod followed by 2 more days in Haifa. I and my wife have tried both ways, and I am now ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointing....

This was our second cruise with Crystal - we took their Baltic Cruise on Crystal Symphony last year - and were very happy with that. I'll list the things that we liked, and the things that went wrong. I have ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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Elizabeth 1

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Don’t cruise on this ship!

My first cruise 7 years ago was on Marco Polo a small cruise ship in the Cruise and Maritme fleet. With nothing to compare it to but other holidays in European resorts I thought it compared very favourably. Since ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

They pay attention to all details

6 stars is good for me. We already booked another cruise and after trying almost all cruise companies we feel that Serenity is the ship for us. The ship was in beautiful shape and yet it is going for a major ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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13 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

WE GIVE IT A 10!!!

This was our fifth cruise with Crystal and it was wonderful. At first we were a bit wary because Thanksgiving week means families and although there were many aboard, we never encountered an unruly or bratty child ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Best Yet!

This was our 3rd Crystal cruise and whilst all have been excellent, this was probably the best. We booked fairly late due to life getting in the way of a previously booked cruise in July so did not have the best ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A cut above

My 4th cruise but first on Crystal Cruise. It will be very hard to cruise on any other line. Pros: Exceptional service. Our PURE room was kept in amazing shape as the attendant must have gone in multiple times ...
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Sail Date July 2017

L2VR33 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Probably the best cruise we've ever taken

we chose this cruise because the ports of call were the ones we were looking for. also since the ship was smaller that most cruise ships, We were able to pull into Ports with very shallow Harbors. Therefore the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience

I chose this line for the first time because of its prior reputation. I have traveled several times on Silversea and Seabourn and wanted to try Crystal. The Symphony is a lovely ship although considerably larger ...
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Sail Date June 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



1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rating. Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017

Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017 I chose the cruise for two reasons. One was the ports of call and the area that the cruise was visiting. The other was the fact that it was a bridge cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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Sea Season Cruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Vacation

Although we have been on many cruises, this was our first time sailing with Crystal. I must say I was very impressed. A wonderful cruise. First class in every way - the ship, the staff, the food, the entertainment. ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Luxurious with top service and food

The Esprit was a wonderful a cruise as we could imagine. We have been loyal to Seabourn for several years, but the Esprit was on a par with any Seabourn cruise we've taken. The best thing about the Esprit is that it ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Responsiveness of Corpoate Offices Averted Signficant Disappointment

My mother, who is in her 80s, asked me to join her on this cruise. The itinerary and level of service created outstanding memories, as we might not have this opportunity again. I had been on the Crystal Symphony ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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Annette Costello

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Efficient and lovely staff

We have just disembarked from the Crystal Symphony in Rome after a 11 day cruise. We couldn't fault any part of the cruise and feel we have experienced a very professional event. The entertainment was always ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

One and Done for Us on Crystal!

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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Canal Street sailor

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Hot Lectures, but Lukewarm Food

We booked this cruise while on Serenity in Europe in August of 2014. My wife does not like to fly over water, so she thought a round trip from San Francisco to Hawaii was a perfect cruise for us. It afforded us ...
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Sail Date May 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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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Crystal Serenity Mediterranean Cruise

This was our third cruise and first on Crystal Serenity so we are fairly new to cruising. We embarked in Rome and the process was effortless. Disembarkation in Istanbul was terrible. We left the ship about 9:30 ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not the Same as the Symphony

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip Blog

What better way to celebrate an upcoming 93rd birthday than with a trip! For the past few years Mother and I have gone to New York for some theater time for her birthday trips, but this year decided to try a Fall ...
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Sail Date October 2014

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1 Review Written

An excellent first cruise in the Mediterranean

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2013

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