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24 Crystal Venice Cruise Reviews

Cruisemonty avatar


1 Review Written

42 Helpful Votes

Loved our First Crystal Cruise


We just returned from a seven-day cruise on Serenity in the Adriatic. This was our first cruise on a luxury line after sailing on Disney, Celebrity and Oceania, among others. We really enjoyed the all inclusive ...
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Sail Date September 2019

montylee avatar


7 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Great locations, but nothing special about Crystal.

First, since Crystal Serenity goes to dry dock next month (October 2018), some of the comments may not be applicable. My wife and I took a Crystal river cruise last year (Danube) and were so impressed with the ...
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Sail Date August 2018

castriker888 avatar


1 Review Written

47 Helpful Votes

Just wow!

We love cruises and had been looking for one to Croatia. Our previous cruises had been with the big middle market lines - Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess, etc. We picked this 1-week Venice to Croatia cruise for ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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patricia 73

2 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Great ship and service

I was very interested in visiting Croatia and I choose the Crystal Esprit because of its high ratings and the itinerary of the ship. We were not disappointed. The service on this ship was very personalized. We had ...
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Sail Date July 2017

L2VR33 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Probably the best cruise we've ever taken

we chose this cruise because the ports of call were the ones we were looking for. also since the ship was smaller that most cruise ships, We were able to pull into Ports with very shallow Harbors. Therefore the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

NJCruiseFans avatar


1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Luxurious with top service and food

The Esprit was a wonderful a cruise as we could imagine. We have been loyal to Seabourn for several years, but the Esprit was on a par with any Seabourn cruise we've taken. The best thing about the Esprit is that it ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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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



1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

WOW - what more can anyone say!!!

First scheduled cruise for the newest addition to the Crystal family and can not say enough nice things about the experience. With room for something like 86 pax, an intimate experience is assured and it was!!! ...
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Sail Date April 2016

JTor avatar


5 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Crystal yachts - tweaks to come, but already pretty fantastic

We just came back from our cruise on the Crystal Esprit and enjoyed it very much. It’s a very new and interesting concept and they are still working out exactly what it is, I think. We thought it was terrific ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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Bill Peters

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Voyage

Crystal Serenity is a very beautiful smaller cruise ship. It only carries up to 1000 passengers. The ratio of passenger to crew is one crewmember to every 3 passengers. That does make for unbelievable service. This ...
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Sail Date September 2015

forepaughs75 avatar


4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Toughest Part of a Crystal Cruise

Truly an exceptional experience in terms of being taken care of, feeling safe and completely content. The food is spectacular (not easily said since I am a gourmet home chef) . The staff go out of their way to make ...
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Sail Date May 2014

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4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Crystal Serenity Artistic reflections Cruise, Voyage No. 4310 ~

This was our fifth Crystal cruise and our third onboard the Crystal Serenity and, as it had recently undergone a multi-million pound refit, we were looking forward to seeing the changes. As our flight to Venice did ...
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Sail Date May 2014

greynolds avatar


1 Review Written

Luxury in the Med

My wife and I have always had a stereotypical opinion of what a cruise would be like having seen documentaries on the subject, portraying a negative view. So when the opportunity arose to try one we agreed with some ...
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Sail Date September 2013

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1 Review Written

Not a Good Change

This was our fifth Crystal Cruise and possibly our last. In my eyes, it was the classes and fabulous, educational lectures during sea days during our prior Crystal Cruises which distinguished Crystal from other ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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1 Review Written

An excellent first cruise in the Mediterranean

My wife and I had never been on a cruise before as it just didn't seem like our kind of thing. Nevertheless, we signed up for this cruise, Crystal Cruise 3309, which went from Venice to Rome with 5 stops in ...
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Sail Date May 2013

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2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great food and service, just lacking in value.

Having been on both five and six star lines, I have a pretty good idea of how a star rating should translate into the level of food, service, and accommodations on a ship. Despite my best efforts to truly appreciate ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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FL Golfer

7 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Experiencing a smaller ship for a longer trip

As very experienced travelers, I tend to always look for the best value and usually book directly with airlines, hotels, etc. I found that the price of the cruise we booked was no cheaper booking online vs using a ...
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Sail Date October 2011

caliber35 avatar


8 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Serenity still Shines

This was my twenty second sailing with Crystal and my first with my partner Craig. We choose this cruise to celebrate his birthday and to visit some new ports of call; Venice and Dubrovnik. The balance of our ...
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Sail Date November 2011

tinkll1 avatar


1 Review Written

Fineman, The Light Brigade and Sashimi, too!

This was my first cruise aboard the Serenity, my third cruise with Crystal Lines, and perhaps my 12th plus cruise experience. From beginning to end, my expectations were almost always exceeded. The arrival ...
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Sail Date July 2010

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2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Less enjoyable than expected

The Mediterranean cruise on Crystal was a mixed experience. The positives were many including the speciality restaurant Silk, the excellent fitness centre and instructors, the wonderful breakfasts and the ...
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Sail Date June 2010

MarkBearSF avatar


5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Serenity in the Med

This is a review of our cruise on the Byzantine Odyssey cruise on the Crystal Serenity from June 25 - July 7 2010 with time spent pre-cruise in Venice and after disembarking in Athens. STATS AND STUFF We're a ...
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Sail Date June 2010

thecaddy avatar


1 Review Written

Please don't read this review!

On the one hand, I don't want you to read this review, because we want to go on Crystal again, and don't want the ship to be sold out. On the other hand, the cruise was so nice, so special, that we feel we owe it to ...
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Sail Date May 2010

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1 Review Written

Cruising Italy and the Mediterranean with Our 6½ Year-old

Recently, between 11 and 29 June 2009, my wife, 6½ year-old daughter, and I took an 18-day vacation to Europe. The vacation consisted of three main parts: 1) flying to and spending 3 pre-cruise days in Venice, 2) ...
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Sail Date June 2009

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Exec Libra

1 Review Written

Crystal Serenity - Western Mediterranean

Having lurked on Cruise Critic for some time I thought it best to join the community. My first Crystal cruise was a wonderful experience, from start to finish. Voyage 6324 was an 11-night journey with embarkation ...
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Sail Date October 2006

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