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Crystal Symphony Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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317 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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"We have sailed with several different lines, but this was our first experience with Crystal. The Symphony is among the smaller ships we have sailed, but you would not know it once on board. Embarkation was..."Read More
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First Time Luxury and Crystal Cruiser During a Pandemic

Review for Crystal Symphony to Bermuda

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JCMass.
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been back home a week, from our cruise to Bermuda on Crystal Symphony. We are experienced cruisers but first time on Crystal and on a luxury cruise. We often cruise out of Boston, no flying, and couldn’t resist this last minute offer close to home. I want to give our impressions, but also answer questions we had before going especially during a pandemic. We have been to Bermuda many ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020

Review for Crystal Symphony to Asia

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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


Holiday Hawaiian Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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henart1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Not our first time on Crystal, but now our last. We were late leaving San Diego as the ship's doctor had to be rushed to the hospital. As we were sailing under a Bahamian flag, it was determined that two of the guests who were doctors, would stand in. Safe? Maybe. This was our first time on Symphony, but many times on Serenity and on Harmony. We were treated like a stranger throughout ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Horrible suite/very good food

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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Zebra2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided to Hawaii would be a nice change. Embarkation started off a little rocky, Crystal was trying out a new system and it took awhile to get information into an iPad. Our cabin was ready ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Just as advertised

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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dswiss
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We've been on well over 50 cruises, but this was our first one on Crystal. We wanted to experience the 'top of the line' feeling and we were not disappointed. When we cruise, our most important aspect is the on-board life, especially the food and service. On this ship the food was outstanding. Quality, quality and quality!! Of course the service was just as fine. You can tell the impact a high ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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gscoggin
10+ Cruises

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 end of the cruise we had about 14 players all rotating in at 9 o'clock a.m. every day. It made the trip. We liked the cruise experience so much that we're planning on doing another one ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah


A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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ak1004
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. Oceania was our best cruise experience so far and I was curious how it will compare to Crystal. Embarkation took literally 15 minutes till we were in our cabin. 30 seconds later our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

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


First time perspective...

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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Paca Lady
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed with several different lines, but this was our first experience with Crystal. The Symphony is among the smaller ships we have sailed, but you would not know it once on board. Embarkation was changed from Ft Lauderdale to Miami several months before, and Crystal notified us well in advance. The location in Miami sets opposite of the bigger ships, in a much quieter setting. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


The Grande Dame is loosing her glitter

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Shoeman1
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We are die hard Crystal fans. After many cruises, 40+, we experienced issues on board. Frist the terrific 1. Embarkation and Disembarkation are a breeze 2. Entertainment was top notch. Any time Christine Andreas is on board you will have a wonderful evening. 3. Enrichment was interesting. The timing of lectures was poor and interfered with other classes. 4. Service is always top ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Nice but not special

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Jangler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Had an enjoyable cruise but it was not 6 star. Cabin was as small as, or even smaller than I have had on 4 star ships No bottle of ‘bubbles’ in the cabin on arrival. I have come to expect this on even 4 star lines. Light over the bed was unusable and was very uncomfortable as I could not find a way of moving it away. I kept hitting my head on it, and I am short. I don’t know how tall men ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


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