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Crystal Symphony Review

4.5 / 5.0
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317 reviews
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Good but not great

Review for Crystal Symphony to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2014
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
Traveled with children

This was our 3rd family cruise on Crystal, tho we were 4 cabins of repeaters there was zero recognition of our spending large amounts of $$$ with Crystal cruises...even the repeaters party was only offered at 7:45pm leaving out the 6:15 diners! Other cruise lines have a bottle of champagne to welcome back repeaters. We did receive, when we arrived back home, 4 rather tacky aqua baggage tags that went directly into the garbage!

After sailing with Seabourn many times, we find that the little tiny cabins are quite confining compared to the suites. The two seating for dinner (to early and too late) vacation should not include rushing around to get ready for dinner...I know that there is the option for dining by reservation but with a family of 8 that is a pain.

The food is very good, however some dishes are way over salted....the service in the MDR and Lido is still very good. We encountered waiters we had on previous cruises. We did encounter problems with the MDR for breakfast...just stopped going the food was not good and the service dis-jointed.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Cabin A1

Very small cabins, and small bathroom. We had good service from our cabin stewardess, but she looked so sad and over worked that I felt very bad for her. Good location, however if you wan to look down from you balcony to see the ocean we could not, cause there was a life board blocking the view looking down.

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