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183 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews


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Savvy Seventy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Voyage in Unusual Places.

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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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gscoggin

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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ak1004

9 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

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. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Paca Lady

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

First time perspective...

We have sailed with several different lines, but this was our first experience with Crystal. The Symphony is among the smaller ships we have sailed, but you would not know it once on board. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Nicholas P.

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

An Extraordinary Experience

We chose the Crystal Symphony on the basis of our own research, the recommendation of experienced travelers and our experience with the Crystal agent with whom we booked our voyage. The ship itself was modern and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Roycal

4 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Excellent Journey -- Love Crystal

Seven days, Vancouver to Seward, AK, August 2019.This was our third cruise on Crystal (Harmony was first and Serenity was second). Compared to our one cruise on Holland America Prinsendam (no longer in service) and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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travel mensch

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Trip

Going from Vancouver to Anchorage, we travelled on the Crystal Symphony departing June 30, 2019. We also took a post-cruise tour of Denali National Park. This review describes the ship, the journey, the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Canejean

7 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Most Amazing Ship I've Ever Been On - By Far!

I am a Diamond member of RCCL, have recently tried a few newer Carnival ships, have sailed on one Silver Sea, have tried a few NCL and Costa, and have been on a small line whose name I don't even remember...and by ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Balliett

7 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Like an aging starlet, she's had "work" done and looks great

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We're a couple of a certain age. Second Crystal cruise, dozens of other cruises over the decades. Our cruise Beijing to Hong Kong in 2015 was my favorite cruise ever. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jennas6514

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Elegant ship with wonderful service

This was my first Crystal Cruise and my second ocean cruise. I was charmed and amazed by the lovely ship (Crystal Symphony) and especially the service. I couldn't sit down anywhere without someone popping up within ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Rossini

4 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Better than the best of others!

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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mskatiemae

1 Review Written

44 Helpful Votes

Better and better each time

I have now taken 4 voyages on Crystal Symphony, and 11 total on Crystal (including one river cruise) and on this cruise had the best combination of sea days and (to me) new interesting ports to visit. I felt the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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LARP

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever!

This was our first luxury cruise and our travel agent highly recommended this line. We have sailed many times and the most recent had been with NCL Haven. While we loved the Haven, we hated the crowds, overwhelming ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mvcountess

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

End of the world and back

We chose this cruise for the trip destination and the Crystal reputation. We have been on other Crystal trips and this is the first time we did 3 back to back trips, total 45 days! Embarkation was a piece of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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RonWL

1 Review Written

43 Helpful Votes

Crystal is tops

I chose this cruise as a surprise Christmas present for my wife. We had been away from cruising for a couple years, and I remembered our Antarctic cruise with Crystal - just how great it was. Never been to Brazil, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Despite almost killing me twice! Loved it!

Overall one of our best cruises, the real rating is 4.5 stars due to a bout of food poisoning and the filthy condition of our stateroom on arrival and the lack of response from the Hotel Director. The service of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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JC Norton

5 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Musical Experience

This was our second cruise on Crystal, the first being a Lisbon to Lisbon adventure in the Azores, Canary Islands and Morocco in 2018. We chose it partly because of that experience, but also for the itinerary, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Denny01

6 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

First Time Crystal Cruisers - Experienced on other Lines

We picked this cruise because we’d never taken an ‘all-inclusive’ type cruise and this one was a short 7N from New Orleans which is close to us. I’d seen the various pricing sheets showing how close in cost ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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stol

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Magical Voyage

This was listed as a jazz cruise and was fulfilled,at least for us, more than expected. My husband loves jazz. The group that was put together by J. Tate are not known to the general public, but among the music ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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steveab1

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

We love Crystal and Symphony

This is our third cruise on Crystal and Symphony. Our first was 22 years ago from Istanbul. Our second was February 2017 Singapore to Hong Kong. Both were amazing. We chose an easier quick trip out of New ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Bonitabeach33

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Superb vacation

Over the past 20 years Crystal has been our favorite cruise line and we still feel the same today. The updates are lovely. We really enjoyed the open seating and the addition of Silk which was wonderful. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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rjrobbin

4 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Line

Booked this cruise to see the fall leaves...weather was crappy...Not Crystal's fault. The ship and crew were great. The food and service were excellent. Smaller ship and passenger list meant not as much waiting ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Bellalicious

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Luxury Luxury Luxury!

We chose Crystal Cruises because of the Panama Canal itinerary (so we can tick it off the bucket list) and the Luxury Cruise Experience. Crystal was recommended to us by a friend (who is a travel agent) we met on a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Phshav

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony experience

Wanted to do the northeast. Sixth cruise with Crystal. Last was New Years in Australia 2017. Food as always was excellent. Several crew members remembered us by name. Always a nice touch. Entertainment has always ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Elizabeth 1 avatar

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


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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