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Crystal Symphony Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Crystal Symphony
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Excellent

115

Very Good

42

Average

22

Poor

14

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

203

Romantic Cruises

23

Repositioning Cruises

19

Family Cruises

18

Senior Cruises

16

203 Crystal Symphony Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


Zebra2 avatar

Zebra2

6 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Horrible suite/very good food

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


ak1004 avatar

ak1004

9 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

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. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Shoeman1 avatar

Shoeman1

8 Reviews Written

90 Helpful Votes

The Grande Dame is loosing her glitter

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Nicholas P.

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

An Extraordinary Experience

We chose the Crystal Symphony on the basis of our own research, the recommendation of experienced travelers and our experience with the Crystal agent with whom we booked our voyage. The ship itself was modern and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cheddyanne

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mskatiemae

1 Review Written

44 Helpful Votes

Better and better each time

I have now taken 4 voyages on Crystal Symphony, and 11 total on Crystal (including one river cruise) and on this cruise had the best combination of sea days and (to me) new interesting ports to visit. I felt the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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LARP

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever!

This was our first luxury cruise and our travel agent highly recommended this line. We have sailed many times and the most recent had been with NCL Haven. While we loved the Haven, we hated the crowds, overwhelming ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mvcountess

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

End of the world and back

We chose this cruise for the trip destination and the Crystal reputation. We have been on other Crystal trips and this is the first time we did 3 back to back trips, total 45 days! Embarkation was a piece of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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carlheller

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Dining in main dining room was average. However, the dining in the specialty restaurants was very good. Liked the choice of 5 dining options. High cost for tours. Best decision is to organize a private tour on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Denny01

6 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

First Time Crystal Cruisers - Experienced on other Lines

We picked this cruise because we’d never taken an ‘all-inclusive’ type cruise and this one was a short 7N from New Orleans which is close to us. I’d seen the various pricing sheets showing how close in cost ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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steveab1

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

We love Crystal and Symphony

This is our third cruise on Crystal and Symphony. Our first was 22 years ago from Istanbul. Our second was February 2017 Singapore to Hong Kong. Both were amazing. We chose an easier quick trip out of New ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Bonitabeach33

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Superb vacation

Over the past 20 years Crystal has been our favorite cruise line and we still feel the same today. The updates are lovely. We really enjoyed the open seating and the addition of Silk which was wonderful. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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rjrobbin

4 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Line

Booked this cruise to see the fall leaves...weather was crappy...Not Crystal's fault. The ship and crew were great. The food and service were excellent. Smaller ship and passenger list meant not as much waiting ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Edensmom

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Looking for Leaves

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Bellalicious

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Luxury Luxury Luxury!

We chose Crystal Cruises because of the Panama Canal itinerary (so we can tick it off the bucket list) and the Luxury Cruise Experience. Crystal was recommended to us by a friend (who is a travel agent) we met on a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Liga713

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Tried the new Seabreeze Penthouse

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Phshav

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony experience

Wanted to do the northeast. Sixth cruise with Crystal. Last was New Years in Australia 2017. Food as always was excellent. Several crew members remembered us by name. Always a nice touch. Entertainment has always ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Elizabeth 1 avatar

Elizabeth 1

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Don’t cruise on this ship!

My first cruise 7 years ago was on Marco Polo a small cruise ship in the Cruise and Maritme fleet. With nothing to compare it to but other holidays in European resorts I thought it compared very favourably. Since ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Steveoka avatar

Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Crystal still sparkles in our eyes!

After reading some of the negative reviews on the Symphony we were wondering what to expect on our return onboard after 18 months and after the refurbishment. I would like to say we were not disappointed as ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

Not Really Sure

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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calliopecruiser

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, but a llittle slippage since the drydock

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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PrincessVictoria22

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

What a fabulous cruise!

When I saw that this Hawaiian cruise (on my favorite ship, no less!) was to depart from and return to San Francisco (my home), I was delighted. The cruise turned out to be my favorite one ever. I travel solo, as ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bjthompson831

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent and Relaxing

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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PerpetuallyCcuising

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful vacation on Crystal Symphony.

I have cruised with Crystal before and have always had a wonderful time. I chose this itinerary as I have not cruised from Vancouver before. I arrived the day before embarkation, in time to have dinner at a ...
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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


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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