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Asia Crystal Symphony Asia Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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319 reviews
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British Columbia & Alaska from our cabin verandah.  Juuly 2019
Guest exhibition of watercolor paintings, just outside the Cove lounge.
Enjoying breakfast outdoors (just outside Lido buffet).
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Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020
"First the pros for the Symphony The ship is 25 years old but in general well cared for but you would expect this from a 6star line charging premium prices.The liquors were top draw but the house wines were $10 to $12 and nothing special, Bottom line cruise was ok but would not sail again with her...."Read More
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Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020

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cruiser#2
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I wish to provide my personal thoughts on a 8 day cruise. As for my background I am in my 70's with 20 cruises in the last 4 years 10 on 6 star lines Silver Sea, Seabourn and Oceana. First the pros for the Symphony The ship is 25 years old but in general well cared for but you would expect this from a 6star line charging premium prices. No wow factor, The food is very good, nicely presented ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Huge Disappointment

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Gillpolo
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Crystal this time as it was the choice of my sister in law who had sailed with them before. Unfortunately she had not sailed with any other cruise line so thought they were fabulous without comparison. We had a balcony cabin on Deck 8 and it was tiny. This was our first disappointment of the cruise. I am not sure how some of the larger passengers on the ship maneuvered themselves ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Asia Cruise disappointment

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Chinadog
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was recommended by some of our friends who had taken it in the past. We have sailed with Crystal 3 times before, but this time was truly a disappointment. The Symphony is old, tired and worn. The air conditioning could not keep up with the tremendous heat outside and consequently the common areas were warm, the dining room was warm and my cabin had an electric fan to try and cool the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Wonderful time on the Symphony in China and Japan

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stewclannc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Second time on Symphony and can't wait to get back.  First class service all the time, never a let up. Great ports of call in Beijing and all over Japan.  They took the entire ship to Beijing for a three day, two night excursion, all part of the cruise fee, nothing additional.  On top of that, the accommodations and food were first class and the sightseeing just incredible.  We had an amazing ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)


Ease at sea

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Girlphyte
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

chose the tour for Bali and Singapore. The good news: The food was superb, our sommerlier Mladen and Maitre D' Mario made the general seating dining a delight. The entertainment was a little old school but fun. The bars and nooks were great. It made us feel that we were frequenting our own little neighbourhood. We stayed in Ubud in Bali doing our own touring with the Safest Driver in ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


First class crystal

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james121
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

chose this cruise for destinations and inclusive options, we were not disappointed with either, my wife and I loved the ship staff, dining and itinerary, honestly can not fault the perfect cruise, magic castle at sea was such a treat as were the lectures, especially DR Laurence Blair, even on a sea day their were plenty of sunbeds to choose from and always a good conversation with mostly the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (limited view)


Still up there

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truganinni
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Having cruised with Crystal before, we knew what was in store for us as we first cruised in 1995. The ship has aged graciously but there are tell tale signs after 22 years of tiring which is to be expected. The Hull of the ship was the worst I have seen her. In years gone by, you would have had to strain your eyes to find any rust marks but alas the maintenance in this area seemed lacking. Yes ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Hot, hot, hot

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English Tim
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 itinerary. We booked a package through a UK TA, including club class flights on Emirates and hotels / transfers in Singapore and Bali. Emirates offer club ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


I like the way Crystal does things

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Balliett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First Crystal cruise. Relevant previous cruises 21 days on Regent. Beijing to Hong Kong. This might be my favorite cruise. Never a wait for anything on board. OK, Regent cabins are 300sf and Crystal Sympony 200 sf, both plus balcony, but otherwise Crystal gets the nod, for service, especially drink service, and a bit better food. Service great for both. I really prefered the main dining ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Crystal Cruise Makes It Hard to Go Back To Any Other Line

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ifly737
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We just spent 10 nights aboard the Crystal Symphony. We have traveled on Disney, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian so we have a lot to compare Crystal to. After experiencing the high level of service and great food it will be hard to go back to any other line. It started at check in, swift, easy and no line, NO HASSLES. The Symphony strikes a nice balance between size and ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


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