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Crystal Symphony Review

4.5 / 5.0
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321 reviews
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Excellent first cruise on Crystal Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to the British Isles & Western Europe
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Penthouse Suite with Verandah

This was our first cruise with Crystal and was a short 'try-out' before trying something more ambitious. I don't think it would be possible (for me at least) to cruise without a few niggles, but in this case they were very few and far between. The only negative worth mentioning is that I felt the decor, both in our suite and in some areas of the ship, were somewhat dated. The positives far outweighed this single criticism and we shall certainly cruise with Crystal again.

We found the food to be generally excellent. Both specialty restaurants, Silk Road and Prego, were outstanding. We were very pleasantly surprised at the high standard and variety of the entertainment in particular, but also the enrichment options available. We didn't get to try all of these, but those we did (the onboard speakers and golf pro) were excellent. Service throughout the ship was exemplary and the general ambience onboard very enjoyable.. There was an interesting selection of excursions which were well executed and organised.

The suite was comfortable and well-maintained, although perhaps a little dated. The bed was very, very comfortable as were the quality bed linens and pillows.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite with Verandah

Cabin PS

Good sized cabin, well laid out and equipped. Reasonable sized bathroom with separate bath tub and shower and twin sinks. Generous balcony with comfortable chairs and cocktail table. Furniture and fabrics a little dated and worn.

Port Reviews

London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)

Don't think there is much to see here; just an embarkation port about an hour from London.

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