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Crystal Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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4.4
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29 reviews
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We Jumped Ship In Cabo!
"After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found..."Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

Review for Crystal Serenity to Panama Canal & Central America

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alwaysonaship

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found it to be a major disappointment. We looked at each other one day, and decided enough was enough and let’s leave. We contacted the concierge and made all the arrangements, got on the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

49 Helpful Votes


We had a great cruise on the Serenity

Review for Crystal Serenity to Panama Canal & Central America

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CruiserFromMaine

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had a great cruise on the Serenity from Miami to Los Angeles. This was the first leg of the 2020 World Cruise. Food and wine are an important part of cruising for us. We found the food to be very good to excellent with only a couple exceptions. The included wines were certainly up to the task. The service was great throughout the ship. We received particularly good service from Phil on ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)

84 Helpful Votes


Luxury Luxury Luxury!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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Bellalicious

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose Crystal Cruises because of the Panama Canal itinerary (so we can tick it off the bucket list) and the Luxury Cruise Experience. Crystal was recommended to us by a friend (who is a travel agent) we met on a non-luxury cruise in 2012 and she said Crystal is one of the best. So we checked off a few ticks on the bucket list. The ship Symphony was beautiful. The accommodations were very well ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

5 Helpful Votes


Wonderful, but a llittle slippage since the drydock

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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calliopecruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This is my 4th Crystal cruise, my 3rd on the Symphony, and it was wonderful in so many ways. I love the Symphony, because it is luxurious but casual (I feel like I can take my shoes off and put my feet up on the couch to read), and carries a nice amount of passengers (about 750-ish) - not too few that I see the same people everywhere, but not too many that I feel crowded or anonymous. I was ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

9 Helpful Votes


Cruise 7209 Theater at Sea on the Crystal Symphony from San Diego to NYC

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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colonial50

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we needed some rest, relaxation, and pampering. We not only achieved the above but where overwhelmed with the Theater/Movie/show activities and presentations. This was out 23rd Crystal Cruise. It is hard to imagine that the food in the dining room was better than the last cruise, but it was. Our waiters were exceptional, as was the wine steward. The room stewardess was ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (slightly limited view)

38 Helpful Votes


Best staff and ambience that I have ever experienced on any vacation!

Review for Crystal Serenity to Panama Canal & Central America

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lohnesb

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Good friends of ours convinced my wife and I to book this cruise two months before the sailing. I absolutely was so impressed and felt totally pampered by the team on the Serenity. All the fine staff aboard really do enjoy what they do and go far above and beyond to insure a very high level of guest satisfaction. This was our 7th cruise after six in a row with Royal Caribbean......well Crystal ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

11 Helpful Votes


Shines like a Crystal

Review for Crystal Serenity to Panama Canal & Central America

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Steveoka

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are still on the Serenity and having a fantastic time. We came across from NZ on the Queen Victoria in the Queens Grill to join the Serenity and there is no comparison to the two ships with the Serenity being so superior in every way . The service and the staff throughout the Serenity are absolutely outstanding and the food in all the restaurants is beautifully presented and served hot and ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Picture Window

137 Helpful Votes


It's time to say goodbye!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Panama Canal & Central America

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journey cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Well folks........it's time to say "good-bye". We've had a few glorious years, lots of good memories, made new cruising friends, but after our last 26 days aboard the Crystal Symphony, back to back from Lax to NYC through the Panama Canal, it has become "Crystal Clear" that Crystal is not the enviable cruise experience it once was. We have cancelled all of our future bookings and will be looking ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

17 Helpful Votes


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