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Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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322 reviews
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British Columbia & Alaska from our cabin verandah.  Juuly 2019
Guest exhibition of watercolor paintings, just outside the Cove lounge.
Enjoying breakfast outdoors (just outside Lido buffet).
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"On return, once through Customs and Immigration, outside the bus that was supposed to take us to Miami Airport as a no-show.Hot and humid outside with no place to sit down for over 30 minutes until a bus appeared...."Read More
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Surprise Ending

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise back in October, before omicron, because the price was a steal. When it cam close to the cruise date, we were beatinng whether or not to go (and lose $2000 if we canceled). but we were upgraded a week before to a penyhouse "suite", so it was hard to pass up. We had to test negative for COVID within 48 hours of our flight to San Juan and, again, at the dock bfroe boarding. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah


Onboard Super! Port of Miami Awful.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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justokintx
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Crystal is delightful once onboard the ship. No complaints. Every experience exceeded expectations. How things were handled at the Port of Miami both on departure and on arrival was nothing less than dismal. At departure there were lines, requiring to show passports and varying cruise documents at least four times. It took forever and was unpleasant. On return, once through Customs and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Exceeded expectations!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Russipa
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had sailed on Crystal Serenity 6 years ago for a Mediterranean cruise. We loved it! Sooo, when I received a promotional deal for early December, we thought we’d give it a try. I did enormous research as for as the state of cruising in this Covid environment. All passengers had to be fully vaccinated. Also, every passenger was tested right at the dock. I felt safer than at Costco! All crew wore ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


First Time Luxury and Crystal Cruiser During a Pandemic

Review for Crystal Symphony to Bermuda

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JCMass.
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been back home a week, from our cruise to Bermuda on Crystal Symphony. We are experienced cruisers but first time on Crystal and on a luxury cruise. We often cruise out of Boston, no flying, and couldn’t resist this last minute offer close to home. I want to give our impressions, but also answer questions we had before going especially during a pandemic. We have been to Bermuda many ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Summary crystal symphony pacific coast Jan. 2020

Review for Crystal Symphony to Asia

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cruiser#2
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I wish to provide my personal thoughts on a 8 day cruise. As for my background I am in my 70's with 20 cruises in the last 4 years 10 on 6 star lines Silver Sea, Seabourn and Oceana. First the pros for the Symphony The ship is 25 years old but in general well cared for but you would expect this from a 6star line charging premium prices. No wow factor, The food is very good, nicely presented ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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henart1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Not our first time on Crystal, but now our last. We were late leaving San Diego as the ship's doctor had to be rushed to the hospital. As we were sailing under a Bahamian flag, it was determined that two of the guests who were doctors, would stand in. Safe? Maybe. This was our first time on Symphony, but many times on Serenity and on Harmony. We were treated like a stranger throughout ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Horrible suite/very good food

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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Zebra2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided to Hawaii would be a nice change. Embarkation started off a little rocky, Crystal was trying out a new system and it took awhile to get information into an iPad. Our cabin was ready ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah


A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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ak1004
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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. Oceania was our best cruise experience so far and I was curious how it will compare to Crystal. Embarkation took literally 15 minutes till we were in our cabin. 30 seconds later our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)


First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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gscoggin
10+ Cruises

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 end of the cruise we had about 14 players all rotating in at 9 o'clock a.m. every day. It made the trip. We liked the cruise experience so much that we're planning on doing another one ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Just as advertised

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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dswiss
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We've been on well over 50 cruises, but this was our first one on Crystal. We wanted to experience the 'top of the line' feeling and we were not disappointed. When we cruise, our most important aspect is the on-board life, especially the food and service. On this ship the food was outstanding. Quality, quality and quality!! Of course the service was just as fine. You can tell the impact a high ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


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