This was our first luxury cruise and our travel agent highly recommended this line. We have sailed many times and the most recent had been with NCL Haven. While we loved the Haven, we hated the crowds, overwhelming smoke and mediocre food and service on the rest of the ship. We couldn’t wait to disembark. That was when our agent recommended we move up to Crystal. We will never go back.
From the first minute, we noticed the huge difference from other cruise lines. We were greeted by name immediately and by evey crew member. Honestly, before we sailed, we were greeted by our names by every crew member each time. I don’t know how the do it.
By the first day at sea, everyone knew our preferences. From Clarry at the pool to Jonathan at the Marketplace and Viktor at the Bistro. I could ask Clarry to leave a message for my husband and he would keep an eye out for him and relay the message. Anyone who has ever lost their husband on a cruise ship knows how impressive and helpful this is!
Great cabin. We thought it would be small but it was set up extremely well. The walk in closet is perfect and held everything. And we always overpack. The double sinks are nice. The shower excellent and large. I wish the toilets were as strong flush as the public toilets. It is frustrating doing the 3 flush just for a pee.
We just wanted off the dock and grabbed a beach chair for $20. Beautiful water, I swam all over. Very calm but rocky. Wear water shoes. We went to margaritaville after for a drink and music.