This cruise was our Honeymoon, the itinerary was fantastic, the duration just right and my wife used to work on the Crystal Symphony 20 years ago so perfect to see it from the other side, expectations were high.
We spent the night in Sydney before departure and travelled to White Bay Cruise Terminal to board the Symphony, whilst not Crystals issue, this is the worst place to get to for a cruise, there is no public transport, however we had researched this so $30 Taxi just part of the holiday experience. Sydney should really look at this port as there were 3 big ships in on the 9th Feb.
Embarkation fantastic, had our bags whisked away as soon as we got out of the Taxi and quickly onto the ship via security for pictures and card etc., Had 3 hours to wait until room ready but no great shakes lots to explore.
Clean but tired, holes in the sheer curtains and curtains didn't fit the window very well so light got in at sunrise. Thread bear carpets in some places.
Sydney is great, White Bay Cruise Terminal is less than spectacular.
Lovely people, not much to see but an experience in culture.
Nice cultural experience.