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Crystal Symphony Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Crystal Symphony
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23 Crystal Symphony Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

gscoggin avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball


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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019

ak1004 avatar


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

jennas6514 avatar


2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Elegant ship with wonderful service

This was my first Crystal Cruise and my second ocean cruise. I was charmed and amazed by the lovely ship (Crystal Symphony) and especially the service. I couldn't sit down anywhere without someone popping up within ...
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Sail Date June 2019

LARP avatar


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

steveab1 avatar


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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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

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Phoenix cruiser

5 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

A Dream Cruise Across the South Pacific

South Pacific Cruise on the Crystal Symphony March 3-April 6, 2018 This is a review of two segments of the Crystal Symphony World Cruise, from Auckland, New Zealand to Papeete, Tahiti and Papeete to Valparaiso, ...
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Sail Date March 2018

markforbes avatar


2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

A fantastic cruise experience

Our preference is for ships of a decent size able to offer a variety of venues whilst maintaining a high level of service. We dislike smaller ships, ships within a ship, ships with specific areas reserved for ...
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Sail Date October 2017

DaisyUK avatar


4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Best Yet!

This was our 3rd Crystal cruise and whilst all have been excellent, this was probably the best. We booked fairly late due to life getting in the way of a previously booked cruise in July so did not have the best ...
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Sail Date August 2017

kmtoner avatar


3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first Crystal cruise around islands of the North Atlantic

Friends raved about Crystal and we loved the itinerary from Reykjavik to England. This cruise had no sea days and was packed with interesting ports. It was a perfect way to celebrate a 30 year wedding anniversary. ...
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Sail Date May 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

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Sr voyagers

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent way to see the South Pacific

We chose this cruise on Crystal Symphony because it would take us from San Diego to Auckland in time to visit family in New Zealand for the holidays. The first leg was a film and theater theme and took us to ...
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Sail Date November 2016

avanbuiten avatar


4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The Right Cruise for a Particular Cruiser

This was our fourth cruise within three years having previously sailed with Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess. We are a couple in our mid-thirties. We chose this cruise because it fitted in with times we ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Modernized restoration? More like smoke, smiles, and mirrors...

My husband and I were traveling as a couple to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I booked with Crystal cruises because in my travel magazines, it has been rated a top cruise line. We were expecting a luxurious ...
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Sail Date June 2016

AAndres avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

My first cruise on the right ship

My first cruise. What a great service. What a great food. This cruise line is the total relaxation experience. After three days you can sail on for months. The constant high quality of service, friendliness of all ...
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Sail Date May 2016

forepaughs75 avatar


4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Quality is Crystal Clear

This pair of back-to-back cruises were our 2nd and 3rd cruises. Ever since we cruised on Crystal Serenity in 2014, we have been hooked on Crystal. Symphony is a little smaller so it is a little more intimate too. ...
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Sail Date April 2016

brazilgirl avatar


2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Exceptional Cruise

This was our first Crystal cruise. We have cruised several other cruise lines including Celebrity, HAL, RCI and Carnival. We chose Crystal for this cruise because we normally cruise with our children and we wanted ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes


I read the negative reviews before we left the usa and started to get nervous. Having done the full cruise now -- they are ridiculous. This was an incredible experience from top to bottom. We are a young couple (34 ...
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Sail Date August 2015

crafter1 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


Everything was wonderful- from the itinerary, to the speakers to the food. We missed a port due to icebergs, but with so many things to do on the ship it did not matter. Glacier Bay with 4 park rangers and a buffet ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

This is 6-star service?

I cannot believe that this cruise line claims "6-star-service." While the food was very good and the service throughout the ship (except for the housekeeping in the cabin) was better than average, I certainly would ...
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Sail Date September 2012

Lon avatar


1 Review Written

Crystal cruise is one of the very best.

Starting with the best.... The dining experience was incredible, Silk Road was so good, we made another reservation immediate after dinner. The sushi, black cod, dessert were all memorable. The dinning room food ...
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Sail Date November 2011

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The mostly good, the bad and surprizing ugly.

Before boarding the "Symphony" October 25 for a 12 night to Bermuda and the Caribbean, a three night New York pre stay was delightful, anchored by a fine hotel "The Setai", newly built from the ground up, staring at ...
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Sail Date October 2011

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4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Partly happy 1st time Crystal Cruisers

This was our 1 cruise on a Crystal ship and we had heard only good things about Crystal Cruises, but there were also some negative items we did not appreciate at all. First to the good things: nice ship, good ...
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Sail Date January 2011

Crystal Symphony Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.9
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