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Crystal Symphony Review

4.5 / 5.0
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319 reviews
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Wonderful time on the Symphony in China and Japan

Review for Crystal Symphony to Asia
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stewclannc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms line the river
Great Wall of China
More of the Great Wall
Mt Fuji on  a rare clear day

Second time on Symphony and can't wait to get back.  First class service all the time, never a let up.

Great ports of call in Beijing and all over Japan.  They took the entire ship to Beijing for a three day, two night excursion, all part of the cruise fee, nothing additional.  On top of that, the accommodations and food were first class and the sightseeing just incredible.  We had an amazing tour guide the entire three days, Oscar on Bus #22, and his contributions were essential in making Beijing a memorable stop.

Japan is in full bloom with cherry blossoms so every stop was beautiful. All the stops were exciting.  The ship made the decision to miss a port to avoid possibly being stranded in the strait for a couple of days, courageous and correct decision and one that was well communicated to the entire ship.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)

Cabin E2

Excellent linens. Nice and quiet.

Port Reviews

Beijing

Crystal provided a 3 day, 2 night off ship excursion to Beijing. Very nice hotel, good food, dinner at the Great Hall of the People, The Great Wall, Imperial Palace. Temple of Heaven, Sacred Way. All very good.

Hiroshima

Food was amazing! Atomic Dome and Peace Memorial Park a must for any visitor. Castle is OK

Osaka

RAINED all day, but stops were good, good lunch provided and excellent tour guides.

Tokyo (Yokohama)

Be wary of throngs of people everywhere

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