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Crystal Symphony Review

4.5 / 5.0
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323 reviews
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Advertised as 6 Star+ ....... Reality 4 Star

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

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

Crystal gets such wonderful reviews that I definitely wanted to experience the line and its self proclaimed 6*+ cruising. The itinerary was perfect for us as we prefer long times at sea.

Dining:

The food on the Symphony was disappointing. It does not come near the food served other luxury cruise lines. We had a number of dishes that were inedible, e.g. under-cooked pancakes, tough and dry duck and tasteless shrimp. Now there were some excellent dishes, but the quality was inconsistent. The chef was miserly with vegetables. Fish was served without fish knives. The menus were full of typos, spelling mistakes and grammar errors. Sorry I am being picky, but this is supposed to be a superb high quality line. Prego was excellent, but Silk Road was reasonable sushi bar at best. Silk Road's much touted black cod was overly sauced with teriyaki so that it was impossible to taste the cod. Eating in the casual venues such as the Bistro and the Trident Grill was always a pleasure. The sandwiches at tea were dry. (We went twice.)

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

Cabin C1

Port Reviews

Hamilton

A charming and delightful island.

Ponta Delgada

An interesting island with and excellent guide. There is not much to see.

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