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62 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews


Shoeman1 avatar

Shoeman1

8 Reviews Written

90 Helpful Votes

The Grande Dame is loosing her glitter

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We are die hard Crystal fans. After many cruises, 40+, we experienced issues on board. Frist the terrific 1. Embarkation and Disembarkation are a breeze 2. Entertainment was top notch. Any time Christine ...
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Sail Date November 2019


cheddyanne avatar

cheddyanne

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

Our first time on a Crystal Cruise and chose this cruise based on recommendations and the itinerary. The pro's - Embarkation and disembarkion - quickest and most organised of any cruises done to date Food ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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carlheller

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Dining in main dining room was average. However, the dining in the specialty restaurants was very good. Liked the choice of 5 dining options. High cost for tours. Best decision is to organize a private tour on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Callie28 avatar

Callie28

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Good but not wow!

We chose this cruise based on homeport, itinerary and time of year. To add some context it was our 4th cruise this year, princess - 19 days, Holland America- 15 days and Celebrity - 12 days. Given the per diem rate ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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dustyroadrunner

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Tasmania!

We wanted to see as much of Australia as possible in a brief time. We also went to Tasmania, which was a bonus! Best shore excursions were in "The Bush" where we got to look around for kangaroos and koalas in the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Edensmom

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Looking for Leaves

I was interested in a cruise that either left from New York or came back to that port which meant I would be home in and hour or so. I flew to Montreal and spent the first night and second day onboard, unpacked and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Liga713

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Tried the new Seabreeze Penthouse

We have gone on other Crystal cruises before and were anxious to check out the new Seabreeze Penthouses. While they are 50% larger than the standard Veranda Suites, they also cost about 50% more. The Suite was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

Not Really Sure

Firstly a little bit of background. My wife and I are long time cruisers, mostly on smaller and the R8 ships. Pacific Princess and the unfortunate Adonia have been our regular choice, but in recent years have looked ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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calliopecruiser

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, but a llittle slippage since the drydock

This is my 4th Crystal cruise, my 3rd on the Symphony, and it was wonderful in so many ways. I love the Symphony, because it is luxurious but casual (I feel like I can take my shoes off and put my feet up on the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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LovetoCruise100

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Deteriorating but still good

This is our 10th Crystal cruise so we obviously like the line. Service is very good, but little things have been taken away, from chocolates on the pillow at night to overcrowded tenders. The food is good but ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Jayoh avatar

Jayoh

6 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Continues to Deliver

I was interested to see if the hype around the recent dry dock was justified, it was not. Sure the new penthouses are impressive, our request for one of the new penthouse suites prior to the cruise went unanswered ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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bags r packed

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship does not indicate beautiful cruise!

Past experiences on Crystal have been superb. Symphony has recently been remodeled and things have changed. While it continues to be a very good cruise, there are some very evident changes. As a repeat World ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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gofloat

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Food, Service and Entertainment

I chose this trip because of the itinerary and I like all inclusive cruises. Few cruise lines go down the coast of Africa from Dubai. The food and wine were very nice, although maybe not to an extreme foodie and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


jemared avatar

jemared

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first Crystal cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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hulamama1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise But We Got Gouged on an Excursion

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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kmtoner

3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first Crystal cruise around islands of the North Atlantic

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. ...
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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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calliopecruiser

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing and comfortable with excellent food.

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Girlphyte

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ease at sea

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 ...
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Sail Date February 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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BRODPAPIER

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rating. Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017

Crystal Symphony cruise departing on January 5, 2017 I chose the cruise for two reasons. One was the ports of call and the area that the cruise was visiting. The other was the fact that it was a bridge cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017


yuani avatar

yuani

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience, both onboard and ashore, from beginning to the end.

We chose Chrystal Symphony because of recommendations by friends who had been in Crystal cruises before. Negative experience with disembarkation: we were assigned to Orange 1, and left the ship at 7am. When we ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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avanbuiten

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The Right Cruise for a Particular Cruiser

This was our fourth cruise within three years having previously sailed with Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess. We are a couple in our mid-thirties. We chose this cruise because it fitted in with times we ...
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Sail Date August 2016


melbox4 avatar

melbox4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Istanbul and Greek Islands

This was a very lovely cruise with wonderful attentive staff. The entertainment was not great. It was Broadway reviews almost every night. It would have been nice to have comic or magic night thrown in one of the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


geri3080 avatar

geri3080

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Food; Not Disability Friendly

The food was amazing each dish was a beautiful creation. The staff was kind accommodating and always ready to say yes. The entertainment was mundane except for the piano bars which were great. Perfect ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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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