• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Crystal Los Angeles Cruise Reviews

Prego Specialty Restaurant (Italian) Mushroom Soup in a Bread bowl. My wife favorite of anything on the cruise.
More Deserts
More Deserts.
Cabin Snacks daily at 4:00 PM
Cruiser Rating
4.3
Very Good
33 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 33 Crystal Los Angeles Cruise Reviews


Best cruise ever

Review for Crystal Serenity to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
dhaslett87
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Over the past 32 years I have been on over 40 cruises on about 20 cruise lines. I always remembered our 1993 cruise on "Crystal Harmony" as the best of them all, but it was very expensive. Eventually I decided to try Crystal again, as their prices were comparatively more affordable than in the 90's. I read some pretty negative comments on Cruise Critic and was dubious, but it turned out to be a ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


5 Star Service on a 2 Star Cruise due to NOROVIRUS

Review for Crystal Serenity to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
caldean
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having sailed on Crystal before, I was looking forward to this Coastal cruise. While I was hesitant because the weather in January is iffy, I decided to book it anyway. This was the first mistake as out of 12 cruises I've sailed on, the weather was the worst on this voyage. Crystal was not at fault for the lousy weather. Luckily, the service and food on board were excellent as were all the ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Not as good as it used to be.

Review for Crystal Serenity to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
Kumamako
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we had not been on the Crystal for a few years and as it was a round trip return from and to Los Angeles it seemed to be very convenient. For years we have been trying to convince our friends to try the Crystal and were finally able to get them to come with us only to find it was not as good as it used to be. The lunch buffet was so bad that we just gave up after a ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah


Disappointing ship

Review for Crystal Serenity to Hawaii

User Avatar
dr3dogman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ship is truly showing its age ,even after a major drydock. We stayed in a new seabreeze penthouse. Sofa was so hard that it felt as if we were on a park bench. No bed ruffle to hide our luggage. Ship is all cut up and just not graceful. Not many public spaces. Mozart tea was served and i was brought tea without a cover and the cakes tasted as if they had freezer burn. Too many smoking ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018


An Amazing Time Sailing On-Board Crystal Serenity

Review for Crystal Serenity to Hawaii

User Avatar
Keith1010
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our recent time on Crystal Serenity was comprised of several cruises starting on December 21, 2019 Crystal Serenity: December 21, 2018 – 16 Day Holiday Cruise January 6, 2019- 7 Day California Coastal Cruise January 12 , 2019 85 Day Los Angeles to Monte Carlo World Cruise April 7, 2019 11 Day Monte Carlo to Venice Cruise April 18, 2019 9 Day Venice to Athens Cruise April 26, ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah


Christmas And New Years Hawaii Cruise

Review for Crystal Serenity to Hawaii

User Avatar
mpeffers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time on Crystal and not impressed. Lots of little things disappointed us and we did not feel it was worth the money or lived up to the hype. Food was average and we have had lots of better meals in our hometown restaurants. Excursions were overpriced and terrible! Staff was nice but struggled serving a full ship. We often had to flag down our wine steward for refills. Long time Crystal ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


A beautiful experience

Review for Crystal Serenity to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
Fred Bruning
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My family and I had sailed several times on the Serenity, and we were looking forward to seeing the extent of the recent renovations. We were very pleased with the new look of the ship and the renovations done to the public areas. The food and service are as memorable and perfectly executed as we remembered them to be, and some events, such as the Vintage Room and the supper club very much ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah


Deteriorating but still good

Review for Crystal Symphony to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
LovetoCruise100
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This is our 10th Crystal cruise so we obviously like the line. Service is very good, but little things have been taken away, from chocolates on the pillow at night to overcrowded tenders. The food is good but boring--it used to be very good and creative, Prego, the Italian specialty restaurant, and Umi Uma, the Japanese specialty restaurant, are excellent. The bar/bartenders are excellent, One ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


Return To Crystal Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
Keith1010
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We returned to Crystal Symphony to see all of the changes that have been made as part of its dry dock in late 2017. REVIEW FROM OUR MAY 18, 2018 SAILING =================================== After many cruises on Crystal Cruises how can cruising on-board a ship that is 23 years old exceed one’s expectations? Well, it happened to us on board Crystal Symphony for the 16-day cruise starting ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Crystal Symphony, Los Angeles to Hawaii to Vancouver (May 18 to June 3, 2018)

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

User Avatar
cruise-otter
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

In May 2018, my wife and I took Crystal’s two-week cruise to Hawaii aboard the Symphony (voyage OCS180518-16). We take about three cruises a year on Crystal. I rate this cruise as excellent, that is, an overall “5” on a scale of 5. Crystal’s quality slipped a bit in the last few years. But Crystal is now back up to where it ought to be. This is one of two ships in Crystal’s tiny ocean ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2018


Find a cruise

Other Cruise Line Cruise Reviews from Los Angeles
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Los Angeles Cruise Reviews
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Los Angeles Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.