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315 Crystal Symphony Cruise Reviews


Zebra2 avatar

Zebra2

6 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Horrible suite/very good food

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We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Savvy Seventy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Voyage in Unusual Places.

I have always wanted to visit Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands because my grandfather was a ship's carpenter there in 1910. I turned 80, the first night on the ship. Northern Japan has the influence of both ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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gscoggin

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

We went on this cruise to check out Crystal's luxury ocean cruise line. We picked this one because it has a paddle tennis court on it which we could use for pickleball. We brought four pickleball padles and by the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ak1004

9 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Paca Lady

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

First time perspective...

We have sailed with several different lines, but this was our first experience with Crystal. The Symphony is among the smaller ships we have sailed, but you would not know it once on board. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Shoeman1

8 Reviews Written

90 Helpful Votes

The Grande Dame is loosing her glitter

We are die hard Crystal fans. After many cruises, 40+, we experienced issues on board. Frist the terrific 1. Embarkation and Disembarkation are a breeze 2. Entertainment was top notch. Any time Christine ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Nicholas P.

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

An Extraordinary Experience

We chose the Crystal Symphony on the basis of our own research, the recommendation of experienced travelers and our experience with the Crystal agent with whom we booked our voyage. The ship itself was modern and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Roycal

4 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Excellent Journey -- Love Crystal

Seven days, Vancouver to Seward, AK, August 2019.This was our third cruise on Crystal (Harmony was first and Serenity was second). Compared to our one cruise on Holland America Prinsendam (no longer in service) and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cheddyanne

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

Our first time on a Crystal Cruise and chose this cruise based on recommendations and the itinerary. The pro's - Embarkation and disembarkion - quickest and most organised of any cruises done to date Food ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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travel mensch

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Trip

Going from Vancouver to Anchorage, we travelled on the Crystal Symphony departing June 30, 2019. We also took a post-cruise tour of Denali National Park. This review describes the ship, the journey, the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Canejean

7 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Most Amazing Ship I've Ever Been On - By Far!

I am a Diamond member of RCCL, have recently tried a few newer Carnival ships, have sailed on one Silver Sea, have tried a few NCL and Costa, and have been on a small line whose name I don't even remember...and by ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Balliett

7 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Like an aging starlet, she's had "work" done and looks great

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We're a couple of a certain age. Second Crystal cruise, dozens of other cruises over the decades. Our cruise Beijing to Hong Kong in 2015 was my favorite cruise ever. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jennas6514

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Elegant ship with wonderful service

This was my first Crystal Cruise and my second ocean cruise. I was charmed and amazed by the lovely ship (Crystal Symphony) and especially the service. I couldn't sit down anywhere without someone popping up within ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Rossini

4 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Better than the best of others!

Wanted to revisit Japan, enjoy TransAtlantic sea days, heard wonderful comments re: Crystal. This cruise was spectacular in both food, lectures and personal service. Have been on 50 cruises over the years and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Gillpolo

3 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Huge Disappointment

We chose Crystal this time as it was the choice of my sister in law who had sailed with them before. Unfortunately she had not sailed with any other cruise line so thought they were fabulous without comparison. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Chinadog

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Asia Cruise disappointment

The cruise was recommended by some of our friends who had taken it in the past. We have sailed with Crystal 3 times before, but this time was truly a disappointment. The Symphony is old, tired and worn. The air ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mskatiemae

1 Review Written

44 Helpful Votes

Better and better each time

I have now taken 4 voyages on Crystal Symphony, and 11 total on Crystal (including one river cruise) and on this cruise had the best combination of sea days and (to me) new interesting ports to visit. I felt the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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LARP

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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chaunceyb

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

New Orleans to Rio de Jainero Cruise

This was our eighth cruise on Crystal and overall we really enjoyed this cruise and the Symphony. Their crew are just wonderful and the food was great, including the new venues added. Giving it an average for ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mvcountess

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

End of the world and back

We chose this cruise for the trip destination and the Crystal reputation. We have been on other Crystal trips and this is the first time we did 3 back to back trips, total 45 days! Embarkation was a piece of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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RonWL

1 Review Written

43 Helpful Votes

Crystal is tops

I chose this cruise as a surprise Christmas present for my wife. We had been away from cruising for a couple years, and I remembered our Antarctic cruise with Crystal - just how great it was. Never been to Brazil, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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carlheller

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

Dining in main dining room was average. However, the dining in the specialty restaurants was very good. Liked the choice of 5 dining options. High cost for tours. Best decision is to organize a private tour on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Despite almost killing me twice! Loved it!

Overall one of our best cruises, the real rating is 4.5 stars due to a bout of food poisoning and the filthy condition of our stateroom on arrival and the lack of response from the Hotel Director. The service of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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JC Norton

5 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Musical Experience

This was our second cruise on Crystal, the first being a Lisbon to Lisbon adventure in the Azores, Canary Islands and Morocco in 2018. We chose it partly because of that experience, but also for the itinerary, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Callie28

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Good but not wow!

We chose this cruise based on homeport, itinerary and time of year. To add some context it was our 4th cruise this year, princess - 19 days, Holland America- 15 days and Celebrity - 12 days. Given the per diem rate ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Crystal Symphony Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.54.5
Entertainment4.54.3
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.03.2
Enrichment5.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.03.9
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