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25 Asia Crystal Symphony Asia Cruise Reviews

Gillpolo avatar


3 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Huge Disappointment


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. ...
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Sail Date May 2019

Chinadog avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Asia Cruise disappointment

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019

stewclannc avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Wonderful time on the Symphony in China and Japan

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, ...
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Sail Date March 2017

james121 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First class crystal

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Still up there

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ease at sea

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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English Tim

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Hot, hot, hot

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Balliett avatar


7 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

I like the way Crystal does things

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015

ifly737 avatar


5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015

Jayoh avatar


6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

It just keeps getting better

This was my sixth Crystal cruise and my fifth on Crystal Symphony. It really is a beautiful ship and the money they have spent on her over the last few years really shows. Palm Court is the most beautiful room on ...
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Sail Date March 2015

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cat's staff

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Mix of Good and Bad

We were first time Crystal Cruisers and had always heard how wonderful they were. Well, in some ways that was true, in others, it was not. First, what we loved: outstanding staff, smooth boarding and leaving, ...
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Sail Date February 2015

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2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Crystal maintains traditional cruise with a flair not matched by other

Crystal is not for everyone but the best for those who are seeking the ultimate in the grand tradition of the mighty transatlantic ships of yesterday. The staterooms in the lower price range are smaller than Regent, ...
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Sail Date January 2015

ejdurnall avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Service extraordinary with a smile

My wife and I, both very senior citizens, have completed over 20 cruises with Crystal and we continue to rate the line as the best we have encountered (Seabourn, Regent, Silver Seas and Cunard). While some of these ...
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Sail Date January 2015

miduschi avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Crystal Cruise

We were first time cruiser on Crystal having sailed many times on Seabourn, Silverseas and Cunard. In our view Crystal is no way competitive. Embarkation was rather slow. Food quality was average, very often food ...
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Sail Date December 2014

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bali to Singapore

I was not impressed with the ship. I have been on only three cruises prior to this one and these have been Caribbean cruises. The ship was old and tired. The food was close to being horrible (the entrees were always ...
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Sail Date January 2015

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in many respects

We were first time cruisers on Crystal Symphony, having cruised many times on its principal competitors - Seabourn, Silverseas, Regent and the Queens Grill categories of Cunard. In our view, in a number of respects, ...
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Sail Date January 2014

daveahl avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise in SE Asia with a Few Flaws

We sailed on the Crystal Symphony January 2015 from Bali, Indonesia with 3 port stops in Indonesia (Belawan was cancelled because of channel dredging), 3 ports in Malaysia, one in Thailand, and ending in Singapore. ...
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Sail Date January 2015

Jonelly avatar


3 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

First Time Impressions

Went on a "test drive" with Crystal after hearing positive things from acquaintances that sail repeatedly with them. We are long time Silversea and Seabourn loyalists, more so Seabourn nowadays. The itinerary from ...
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Sail Date December 2014

Fleetcat avatar


10 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

First time with Crystal (vs lots with Seabourn and Silversea)

There are two deal breakers for Crystal. The first is the fixed dining times. They do offer dining by reservation but we found this a rather annoying fudge. We threw our toys out the pram the first night as we not ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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At sea days

11 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

This was our 3rd family cruise on Crystal, tho we were 4 cabins of repeaters there was zero recognition of our spending large amounts of $$$ with Crystal cruises...even the repeaters party was only offered at 7:45pm ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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traveling group

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

A delightful and pleasantly surprising experience

We had an extended trip to Asia and this cruise on Crystal fit in nicely. We started in Bali and we got off in Singapore. From the moment we arrived, we were delighted. The ship has a wonderful and elegant look, ...
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Sail Date February 2013

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5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony from Beijing to Los Angeles

What follows is a frank review, after all this is Cruise CRITIC and my comments are not here to beat-up on anything, but I hope it will be taken as an incentive for all mentioned to improve. This is meant to be ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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Randy 105

1 Review Written

First Time Crystal Cruisers

We have heard that Crystal Cruises is the best of the best. What we found and my husband and i disagree, is that Crystal certainly i premier with regard to service and food. But, we also found that there was sloppy ...
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Sail Date February 2012

Kane avatar


8 Reviews Written

Crystal Symphony - Asia

The Crystal Symphony made a single stop in Honolulu on its trans-pacific crossing from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Never having sailed on Crystal, this gave us an easy opportunity to see what the so-call ...
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Sail Date March 2007

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1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020

Crystal Symphony Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54
Value For Money4.03.9
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