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Crystal Symphony Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Crystal Symphony
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16 Crystal Symphony Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Savvy Seventy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Voyage in Unusual Places.


I have always wanted to visit Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands because my grandfather was a ship's carpenter there in 1910. I turned 80, the first night on the ship. Northern Japan has the influence of both ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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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

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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

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

SCreeker avatar


1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience

I chose this line for the first time because of its prior reputation. I have traveled several times on Silversea and Seabourn and wanted to try Crystal. The Symphony is a lovely ship although considerably larger ...
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Sail Date June 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



1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rating. Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017

Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017 I chose the cruise for two reasons. One was the ports of call and the area that the cruise was visiting. The other was the fact that it was a bridge cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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Annette Costello

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Efficient and lovely staff

We have just disembarked from the Crystal Symphony in Rome after a 11 day cruise. We couldn't fault any part of the cruise and feel we have experienced a very professional event. The entertainment was always ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Advertised as 6 Star+ ....... Reality 4 Star

Crystal gets such wonderful reviews that I definitely wanted to experience the line and its self proclaimed 6*+ cruising. The itinerary was perfect for us as we prefer long times at sea. Dining: The food on ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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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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1 Review Written

Lighthouses, Lobsters, and Luxury

Embarcation/Transfer: We arrived into JFK at 17:30 on embarcation day. Used Crystal's transfer service, which is offered at the reasonable fare of $60.00 per person. We were to only passengers transferred on ...
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Sail Date September 2011

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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Crystal Symphony The Best

My friend Linda came to sail with me on a trip to Alaska on the Crystal Symphony. This was her first time on Crystal and my second. The cruise was just fantastic The food was really a cut above all other cruise ...
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Sail Date June 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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2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Experience by Chance & Frank Earle

We signed up for our first cruise experience with Crystal with many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed. Crystal Symphony's crew made us feel welcome from the get go. We were part of the "Mix & ...
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Sail Date February 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

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1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Educational, Luxurious, and Friendly

Tokyo to San Francisco, 23 days of being pampered, educated, and involved. This was our first Crystal cruise, and hopefully it will not be our last. This “Movie and Theater” themed cruise offered speakers, ...
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Sail Date May 2019

Crystal Symphony Ratings

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