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Crystal Symphony Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Crystal
Crystal Symphony
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Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

3

Average

2

Poor

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Terrible

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Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

203

Romantic Cruises

23

Repositioning Cruises

19

Family Cruises

18

Senior Cruises

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18 Crystal Symphony Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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bjthompson831

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent and Relaxing

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This cruise was chosen for a family trip by my parents who are big fans of Crystal. They had a larger stateroom with a butler and we had more basic accommodations. It actually worked out well because their room ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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AveandJoe

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Alaska Cruise with Family

We have cruised Crystal on 4 other occasions and enjoyed each one immensely. This was no exception. We had our daughter and her husband with us this time, and it was fun to see the experience through their eyes. Our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Lido lounge lizard

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The best cruise in 28 years of cruising.

This was my first cruise with Crystal and after 33 cruises this was the best of the best. The ship was so tastefully done. The crew was the best I have ever experienced and went out of their way to provide the best ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Jimbola

4 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony Baltic Sea

The Crystal Symphony Baltic Sea cruise on 2017 was fantastic. We loved every aspect and element. We were invited to go with the Hillsdale College group which booked about a third of the ship and that overlay of ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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hulamama1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise But We Got Gouged on an Excursion

This was my 7th Crystal Cruise. We normally book Penthouse cabins on the Crystal Serenity so the Symphony, with its older staterooms, was a bit of a let down. Service was very good, as usual. Food was not as good as ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Gourmet Gal

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Not Quite Lux

Chose this sailing for an interesting itinerary and read many rave reviews about Crystal. Have previously sailed Silversea and The World Ship so I am very familiar with the luxury category. Crystal just did not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Aapreciate

1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

Mixed Experience on Crystal Symphony

I just returned from the Grand Britannia cruise with my mom, sister and daughter. We had adjoining staterooms. Here are my thoughts: The good: Overall food quality was very good in all venues. We loved Prego ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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californiacruiseluvrs

14 Reviews Written

225 Helpful Votes

CRYSTAL WINS US OVER

My wife, 16 year old daughter and I returned yesterday from a 7-night cruise onboard Crystal Symphony from Athens to Athens. This was our first Crystal cruise which we chose due to itinerary, date and curiosity as ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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ItaliaCruiser75

7 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Classic Luxury Cruising

My three sons just returned from a 7 day, pre Christmas, Caribbean cruise on Crystal Symphony. We had sailed on the same ship 18 months ago to Eastern Canada. On both voyages we have been impressed with the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Artisttrw

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Flawless Service But The Symphony Occasionally Hits A Few Dull Notes

This ship was built in the early '90s and set sail in the mid '90s. Although the ship is older than other luxuryn options, the ship does not show her age. I was looking for signs of wear and really could not find ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Funpetiza

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Poor quality for the price

I was very very disappointed with Crystal. I took the advice of the travel agent but now realize that she might have recommended it because she gets a bigger kickback from them. I have been on many cruise ships of ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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coastcashier

8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Not even a Four Star Ship

They could not make a Room Access Card for my wife that worked for five days. They kept blaming her for demagnetising the card when for 21 cruises we have worn our card in a Lanyard around our neck. Could not get ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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babycruiserUK

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disapointing

Crystal is a bit better than the average cruise line, but in no way is it '6 star cruising' and certainly not worth the extra cost. I don't believe it represents good value for money, and personally wouldn't cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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At sea days

11 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Always good on Crystal

Our second family trip on Crystal, and no disappoinmtments. everything was as expected. Food and service shine! We love Crystal as does the family. The children's programs are excellent, with the exception that baby ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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Steph27

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations

As a newbie to Crystal I was excited to experience my first luxury cruise. I had been looking at Crystal, Regent and Seabourn. I ultimately decided on Crystal due to the sail date, wonderful itinerary and the very ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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zincmet

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Transit met Expectations

This moderate duration cruise was our first on Crystal and the first on the Symphony. Our overall impression was very positive. The size of the ship (900 passengers is small these days) was better than we had ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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At sea days

11 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony - Alaska

We took our extended family on this Alaskan cruise to celebrate a 70th b-day...ages 5-89yrs...we had a blast....our last Crystal experience was 2003. Our family was blown-away with the excellent service, & the ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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jemfields

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Luxury with some major limitations

This review is only highlighting two major problems that Crystal has had with its policies for the ships. 1. Children are only looked after by kids club care while a parent is onboard. - If both parents ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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