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233 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews
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jemared
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Loved the pampering and special attention of the wonderful staff. Although they have to, most of them were very genuine. Our head waiter worked with us each night to ensure our dietary needs were met at dinner. Did not have a bad meal. ... Read more
SCreeker
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
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 than I expected. It is due ... Read more
hulamama1
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 7th Crystal Cruise. We normally book Penthouse cabins on the Crystal Serenity so the Symphony, with its older staterooms, was a bit of a let down. Service was very good, as usual. Food was not as good as it usually is. There ... Read more
sssxguy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Crystal Symphony is an appealing ship, well maintained and spotlessly clean. It’s large enough to have a variety of dining and entertainment, yet small enough to get on and off easily. Service was unfussy and mostly efficient, and ... Read more
kmtoner
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
60 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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. We arrived late ... Read more
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Gourmet Gal
Member Since 2014
1 review
482 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Chose this sailing for an interesting itinerary and read many rave reviews about Crystal. Have previously sailed Silversea and The World Ship so I am very familiar with the luxury category. Crystal just did not measure up. But first, the ... Read more
PrincessVictoria22
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I love Crystal, for its outstanding service, friendly crew, beautiful ships, delicious food, and lectures/ other activities. Everything during my 3-1/2 weeks onboard was amazing, from the shore excursions to the cabin stewardess. ... Read more
jamesm
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
93 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 45th cruise and our 3rd cruise on Crystal. We were intrigued by the itinerary - from Reykjavik to Portsmouth. The weather, admittedly, was dicey for the entire time (cold, windy and frequent showers) but we always try to not ... Read more
vacationgirl50
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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 on to Iceland. We had ... Read more
buzz_rosenberg1
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 forum posts
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 travelers from other ... Read more
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colonial50
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we needed some rest, relaxation, and pampering. We not only achieved the above but where overwhelmed with the Theater/Movie/show activities and presentations. This was out 23rd Crystal Cruise. It is hard to ... Read more
calliopecruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4,018 forum posts
I chose this trip because of the abundance of sea days, which are my favourite. The ship is showing some age and looking a little worn in its finishes and decor, but I don't mind -- to me, there are far more important things to make a ... Read more
stewclannc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Second time on Symphony and can't wait to get back.  First class service all the time, never a let up. Great ports of call in Beijing and all over Japan.  They took the entire ship to Beijing for a three day, two night ... Read more
james121
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
chose this cruise for destinations and inclusive options, we were not disappointed with either, my wife and I loved the ship staff, dining and itinerary, honestly can not fault the perfect cruise, magic castle at sea was such a treat as ... Read more
truganinni
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Having cruised with Crystal before, we knew what was in store for us as we first cruised in 1995. The ship has aged graciously but there are tell tale signs after 22 years of tiring which is to be expected. The Hull of the ship was the ... Read more
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Girlphyte
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
chose the tour for Bali and Singapore. The good news: The food was superb, our sommerlier Mladen and Maitre D' Mario made the general seating dining a delight. The entertainment was a little old school but fun. The bars and ... Read more
English Tim
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
3,948 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 about the weather than the ... Read more
pkgoode
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise was our Honeymoon, the itinerary was fantastic, the duration just right and my wife used to work on the Crystal Symphony 20 years ago so perfect to see it from the other side, expectations were high. We spent the night in ... Read more
MMing00
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We went to Crystal Symphony because our past experience was excellent even though the company was bought by an Asian company. We had been cruising with different cruise lines for over a long time. We still decided to try again even when we ... Read more
Polodriver
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
52 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of its proximity to our home and no long haul flying needed. We boarded in Melbourne and this was orderly but we had to wait to be called as it was a full sailing. Once onboard we dined in the dining room ... Read more
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Gerko
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
342 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
A mix of good and bad. The service was generally excellent. The onboard lecturers were very good. The Palm Court is a lovely room with excellent staff and quickly became our room of choice on board. The food, in particular the main courses ... Read more
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Sr voyagers
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
92 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 Papeete. This segment was at ... Read more
Fandango1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
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 comparison. The ... Read more
gr8lakes
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
141 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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 provide feedback on what ... Read more
Annette Costello
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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 enjoyable. All the staff ... Read more
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