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18 Crystal South America Cruise Reviews

chaunceyb avatar


3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

New Orleans to Rio de Jainero Cruise


This was our eighth cruise on Crystal and overall we really enjoyed this cruise and the Symphony. Their crew are just wonderful and the food was great, including the new venues added. Giving it an average for ...
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Sail Date January 2019

RonWL avatar


1 Review Written

43 Helpful Votes

Crystal is tops

I chose this cruise as a surprise Christmas present for my wife. We had been away from cruising for a couple years, and I remembered our Antarctic cruise with Crystal - just how great it was. Never been to Brazil, ...
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Sail Date January 2019

carlheller avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Dining in main dining room was average. However, the dining in the specialty restaurants was very good. Liked the choice of 5 dining options. High cost for tours. Best decision is to organize a private tour on ...
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Sail Date January 2019

nogoglo avatar


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

pms616 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nearly Impeccable

First time Crystal Cruise...”Amazon Escape” Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2017 (24 Days) The Embarkation Process was disorganized & confusing...it took nearly 3 hours...Wasn’t a good start...apparently, the Crystal ...
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Sail Date October 2017

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seven seas cruiser

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Crystal Does not disappoint

We decided on this itinerary since no other cruise line seems to be doing it. Flew into Manaus Brazil on AA #1265 non stop from Miami. Leaving the airport our cab was stopped at a military checkpoint, papers please. ...
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Sail Date March 2017

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2 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Crystal Trip to South America, Antarctica

This was our second Crystal Cruise and was part of the World Cruise. Once again Crystal did not disappoint! We boarded in Valapariso, Chile, Traveled the Fijords of Chile , spent 2 days crossing Drake passage ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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Mrs Worldly

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

The $55,000 dollar Hot Dog

Given that crystal push the " voted worlds best cruise line" tag. We fell for it and were expecting a fantastic time. The highlight of which was billed as NYE in Rio de Janiero for the fireworks. All ...
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Sail Date December 2015

cliffsiders avatar


6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Thankfully, still the BEST

We had not sailed with Crystal since the Fall of 2013, and were a little leery about the sale of Crystal to a Chinese company. Since our first cruise on the Symphony in 2004, we loved both the Symphony and the ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Flaneur72 avatar


10 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

A Grand Experience

We are experienced cruisers, a mature couple, with a preference for Crystal. Two years ago, we sailed from Valparaiso to Bali on the Symphony, and we found the journey marvelous. This time we took a shorter cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship and lovely cruise!

The trip started with the big DFW snowstorm. Had to sleep in Admirals club in MIA after many hours of delay DFW, more delay MIA. Luggage went to NY, and I arrived in Rio day late, no bags. Met a friend right away, ...
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Sail Date December 2013

prof1420 avatar


5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Antarctic Cruise

Our primary thought about this cruise was that we were very lucky to visit the Antarctic for a few days when the weather was ideal. We had clear and sunny skies with little wind and were fully able to view the ...
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Sail Date December 2013

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2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Expected More from this Cruise Line

We had high expectations for our first Crystal Cruise. Boarding was a breeze, our room was fine. Staff on board quickly got to know our names and our favorite drinks. The trouble started when we would return to our ...
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Sail Date November 2013

prof1420 avatar


5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising with Crystal was a great experience

The quality of the food, the service, the entertainment and overall ambience was much superior to that we have experienced on other cruise lines. The first day we heard two discussions among different groups about ...
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Sail Date February 2012

swiss60 avatar


4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Partly happy 1st time Crystal Cruisers

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2011

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tony kathy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

It was a world cruise around South America to the Antarctic to the Falklands

Entertainment,food,accomadation,service fantastic.Could not have better.Cruise at night disembark during the day,great citys visited.One bad experience in the Falklands,on the way to Goose Green our driver stopped ...
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Sail Date December 2017

backofficecruising avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Poor refurbishment and service

I choose Crystal over the years for the magnificent service and standards. I know the company for the last 10 years, I have sailed onboard Serenity and Symphony few times. I feel the crew members are lacking ...
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Sail Date April 2018

Andy avatar


9 Reviews Written

Crystal Symphony - USA

Crystal Symphony Buenos Aires  Miami April 13  April 29, 2006 and Iguassu Iguassu The trip to Iguassu was not part of the cruise - but it was part of our trip of which the cruise was the center piece. I ...
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Sail Date April 2006

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