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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Always good on Crystal

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by At sea days

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2012
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Our second family trip on Crystal, and no disappoinmtments. everything was as expected. Food and service shine! We love Crystal as does the family. The children's programs are excellent, with the exception that baby sitting after kids club only goes until 10: 00 pm. Our adult children did not want to miss a night in the Saloon bar with Mark Farris...he is a jewel....Crystal don't ever let him leave!

The big draw back with Crystal is the small size of the cat A & B cabins, can be a deal breaker for future cruises as the other luxury companies have all suites even the least expensive cabin is much larger than cabins on Crystal....

They even had an early dinner for those of us that were attending an evening performance in St. Petersburg! Plus a very late night buffet when we returned.....well done!

We would like to see 14 day itineraries however...11 days is much to busy for us!!!!

We used private guides for Berlin for an all day tour that was excellent....and in St Petersburg TJ Travel...for 3 days plus they scored tickets to Swan lake in the Tsar's box!!!! Nellie was more than excellent.....she & the driver were wonderful to us....were were 7 adults 1 6 yr old....

Fond memories of our Baltic cruise on Crystal!

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Cabin Review

Cat b with veranda...can't remember the number but it's was small as are all their cabins below Ph.

Only thing we do not like about Crystal!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


It was a walking tour in the rain....great architecture, nice people, hard to really see very much cause it was really pouring!


Did a chocolate work shop & walking tour...the workshop was awesome! It's is Avery charming old town...however so many ships in port we were really packed into the old town...but go anyway!

City Tour

Very well done geared to our needs, a very good guide from Oregon! Even took in the mile long beef tasting...just happened to be on that Saturday! What a blast

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Private Tour

Excellent experience with our beautiful guide Nellie....she is so smart....this was the high light, and we were together for 3 days....the very best you can book...very helpful in setting up the itinerary well...answered all my questions promptly....

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