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"Our first time on a Crystal Cruise and chose this cruise based on recommendations and the itinerary. The pro's - Embarkation and disembarkion - quickest and most organised of any cruises done to date Food..."Read More
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cheddyanne

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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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

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

90 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Alaska

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cheddyanne

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our first time on a Crystal Cruise and chose this cruise based on recommendations and the itinerary. The pro's - Embarkation and disembarkion - quickest and most organised of any cruises done to date Food - The best food of all cruise lines to date, only thing that let it down at times was the sweets, OK but not amazing unlike the entrée and mains. Service - Waterside - a big ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Trondheim

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

29 Helpful Votes


Good but not wow!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Callie28

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise based on homeport, itinerary and time of year. To add some context it was our 4th cruise this year, princess - 19 days, Holland America- 15 days and Celebrity - 12 days. Given the per diem rate and our previous experiences on Crystal we had high expectations some of which were met and some not. Crystal exceeded our expectations in the areas of enrichment, learning and ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

44 Helpful Votes


Beautiful Tasmania!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Australia & New Zealand

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dustyroadrunner

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to see as much of Australia as possible in a brief time. We also went to Tasmania, which was a bonus! Best shore excursions were in "The Bush" where we got to look around for kangaroos and koalas in the wild. Though I am not a big drinker, I enjoyed not having to pay attention to the drinks I was ordering and once I gleaned on to it, I enjoyed trying the "featured drink" listed on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

2 Helpful Votes


Looking for Leaves

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Edensmom

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I was interested in a cruise that either left from New York or came back to that port which meant I would be home in and hour or so. I flew to Montreal and spent the first night and second day onboard, unpacked and being pampered. Crystal met me at the airport and escorted me to a waiting bus. That was a lovely touch since it was raining and the hostess carried the umbrella. The line has buses ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

25 Helpful Votes


Tried the new Seabreeze Penthouse

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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Liga713

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have gone on other Crystal cruises before and were anxious to check out the new Seabreeze Penthouses. While they are 50% larger than the standard Veranda Suites, they also cost about 50% more. The Suite was beautiful and the extra space was fantastic. On the negative, the TV is in an awkward place, the vanity area is very tight and the lifeboat just below our balcony interfered with our ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Riga

10 Helpful Votes


Not Really Sure

Review for Crystal Symphony to Canada & New England

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geoffstravels

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Firstly a little bit of background. My wife and I are long time cruisers, mostly on smaller and the R8 ships. Pacific Princess and the unfortunate Adonia have been our regular choice, but in recent years have looked into alternative cruise lines. Windstar, Regent and now several Cruises with Oceania. Back to this review. We chose the Crystal Symphony because of the itinerary and to experience ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Riga

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

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Wonderful, but a llittle slippage since the drydock

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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calliopecruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This is my 4th Crystal cruise, my 3rd on the Symphony, and it was wonderful in so many ways. I love the Symphony, because it is luxurious but casual (I feel like I can take my shoes off and put my feet up on the couch to read), and carries a nice amount of passengers (about 750-ish) - not too few that I see the same people everywhere, but not too many that I feel crowded or anonymous. I was ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

9 Helpful Votes


Deteriorating but still good

Review for Crystal Symphony to Pacific Coastal

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LovetoCruise100

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This is our 10th Crystal cruise so we obviously like the line. Service is very good, but little things have been taken away, from chocolates on the pillow at night to overcrowded tenders. The food is good but boring--it used to be very good and creative, Prego, the Italian specialty restaurant, and Umi Uma, the Japanese specialty restaurant, are excellent. The bar/bartenders are excellent, One ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

10 Helpful Votes


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