Given that crystal push the " voted worlds best cruise line" tag. We fell for it and were expecting a fantastic time.
The highlight of which was billed as NYE in Rio de Janiero for the fireworks.
All advertising showed fireworks above the ship. In reality there were 12 ships anchored in Rios bay that night and Crystal was at the very back in the centre. All the other ships were closer to the barges that let off the fireworks. I thought this had something to do with the fact the ship left the previous port 5 hours late. So instead of arriving in Rio at 5.p.m we arrived at 9 p.m. I had a chance to ask the captain about our position a a meet and greet. He assured me that their position was given 3 weeks ago. Which actually makes it worse to know that. Either crystal isn't bringing or paying enough to ge the best positions for its guests.
Shocking in all ways but these two interconnect which neither our travel agent nor Wilsons knew about