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20 Transatlantic Crystal Symphony Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


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Rossini

4 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Better than the best of others!

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Wanted to revisit Japan, enjoy TransAtlantic sea days, heard wonderful comments re: Crystal. This cruise was spectacular in both food, lectures and personal service. Have been on 50 cruises over the years and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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vacationgirl50

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best cruise line we've been on!.

We wanted to see Iceland and after looking at all the itinerary's of many cruise lines we decided we liked the Crystal Symphony itinerary the best since it sailed out of NYC , stopped in New England ports and then ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bsummone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My 5th Atlantic crossing and the calmest one yet!

Chose this cruise as a friend (a Crystal novice) was interested in seeing what the excitement is about...her room was on the same deck but opposite side so we were close by but not running into each other ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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buzz_rosenberg1

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Another Great Crystal Cruise

I picked this cruise because it was a great deal for solo travelers, had lots of sea days (I love sea days - especially the lectures), and the itinerary. It did not disappoint. I reconnected with several fellow ...
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Sail Date May 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


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gr8lakes

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing transatlantic; below Crystal standards

We waited a bit to write this review of our Crystal Symphony transatlantic in October in order to gain perspective and not overreact. After reading the previous post on the same cruise, we felt we also needed to ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Fandango1

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Miisleading advertising hides the truth. This is now below 4 star.

Comparisons are important, and a good way to paint a valid description. Crystal is considered one of the best 6 star line if you will. We've cruised with them previously which we enjoyed and can serve as an easy ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Bronster

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An Outstanding Voyage

We chose this cruise because of the big band and ballroom theme and we were not disappointed. The Tommy Dorsey orchestra under the direction of Terry Myer was superb. Y husband is a retired trombone player from ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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margatecruiser

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

all what I expected. our 15 crystal cruise

We take 3 crossing a year, between crystal and Seabourn.But Crystal has a better lecture program. And the Tommy Dorsey band makes it over the top. Crystal also to care of our medical needs. They were just great. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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PrincessVictoria22

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

I love Crystal!

I chose this cruise because I wanted to try Crystal. It was everything I hoped it would be. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. On sea days, there was plenty to do, and I really enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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samuelsships

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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May B

12 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

We started with high expectations.

Mr. B. and I have cruised 24 times, including on two defunct lines (Premier and Renaissance), once on Carnival and several times each on HAL, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We have gone once on Azamara and once on ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

NO FREE LITTLE NEWSPAPERS, NO NY TIMES CROSSWORDS AND NO ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND

For us this was somewhat of a repeat of 2014 Crystal Cruise vacation on the Symphony up the eastern U.S. coats with stops in Canada and then to Iceland. This year we added the Ireland and U.K. component making our ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mario 1

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

High expectations, mission accomplished

This was my 1st Crystal cruise and I had high expectations. Most of my cruising has been on Celebrity which I enjoy. I have been on Azamara and Oceania, both of which disappointed me. On Azamara to Antarctica I had ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

Long Time Cruiser's First Trip on Crystal Very Impressive

After spending 12 days on the Crystal Symphony I am convinced that Crystal is clearly the cruise line for wealthy alcoholics. The all inclusive fare included everything at most bars with the exception the most ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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ging466

11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

My first time on Crystal Symphony

I flew from Sydney to New York via Dallas and stayed one night at the Casablanca Hotel in Times Square before boarding the ship at 1230 on the day of embarkation. This was my first time on Crystal and I chose these ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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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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Naval Architect

1 Review Written

As solo over Atlantic

Yes, I had the over mentioned goal when I booked my 3rd cruise with Crystal. When I saw for the first time of this cruise half a year before departure I quickly made my mind up and called to my TA. This ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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altonthecat

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise. But, It's for a Very Select Crowd

We were very excited to sail on Crystal since it has a reputation for being one of the best cruise ships in the industry. Three words: Worth every dime. But, I want to add a provision to this statement: Worth ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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Cruising Ginger

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know that many people love Crystal Cruises, in fact most of the passengers on my cruise had sailed Crystal numerous times, but I am not one of them and do not plan on sailing Crystal again. I was bored out of my ...
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Sail Date March 2012


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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