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Picked up Crystal 0214 from Dover late June 2010.Embarkation procedures smooth but from there everything just got even better and better.Waited on sun deck and had lunch while rooms were being readied.

This was cruise that about which there simply was NOT a single deficiency.

a.food - flawless,simple,clean,eye catching and always prepared exactly to individual likings.Special requests not a problem.After the first night,the Senior waiter took the trouble to ask as what we wanted that night so it could be prepared eg special meats or poultry.

Table settings ie early sitting no problem.

Every meal be it breakfast,lunch,afternoon tea`s (wow!) always a pleasure.Top quality foods always available at sedveral other places on board,long after formal times had finished

b.cabins and accomodation.Highest standard and the staff knew thier jobs down to every detail.Nothing ever too much to try and help with.Everything works,supplies more than adequate,fresh fruit and beverages always in topped up.

Bed reasonably comfortable,frankly,I found the sheets a bit too shiny.

Reviewers often speak of cramped cabins but really they are more than what one needs.

c.everything else,from daily news,announcements,programs,special events,embarkation and disembarkation procedures,itineraries for tours performed with ease,applomb and absolute precision.

Already made another booking for next cruise.No wonder they get the top marks!Is there anyone else?

Unbridled luxury - seamless,refined style

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by plplx2

Trip Details
Picked up Crystal 0214 from Dover late June 2010.Embarkation procedures smooth but from there everything just got even better and better.Waited on sun deck and had lunch while rooms were being readied.

This was cruise that about which there simply was NOT a single deficiency.

a.food - flawless,simple,clean,eye catching and always prepared exactly to individual likings.Special requests not a problem.After the first night,the Senior waiter took the trouble to ask as what we wanted that night so it could be prepared eg special meats or poultry.

Table settings ie early sitting no problem.

Every meal be it breakfast,lunch,afternoon tea`s (wow!) always a pleasure.Top quality foods always available at sedveral other places on board,long after formal times had finished

b.cabins and accomodation.Highest standard and the staff knew thier jobs down to every detail.Nothing ever too much to try and help with.Everything works,supplies more than adequate,fresh fruit and beverages always in topped up.

Bed reasonably comfortable,frankly,I found the sheets a bit too shiny.

Reviewers often speak of cramped cabins but really they are more than what one needs.

c.everything else,from daily news,announcements,programs,special events,embarkation and disembarkation procedures,itineraries for tours performed with ease,applomb and absolute precision.

Already made another booking for next cruise.No wonder they get the top marks!Is there anyone else?

plplx2’s Full Rating Summary
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Cabin Review

Cabin 8016
average size with small but quiet teak balcony.Luxuriously appointed and supplied and spotlessly clean.Serviced twice daily or more if you really want.Everything works.Deck 8 port side near front
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