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Crystal Symphony Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Better second time round!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Australia & New Zealand
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Polodriver
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)

We chose this cruise because of its proximity to our home and no long haul flying needed.

We boarded in Melbourne and this was orderly but we had to wait to be called as it was a full sailing.

Once onboard we dined in the dining room and later went to our cabin to find the bags on the bed.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)

Cabin E2

The cabin was on deck 8.

It was quiet at all times.

We couldn't see much out the window but that's what we signed up for!

Deck 7 is probably my preference in an E1 room.

Port Reviews

Dunedin

We booked our own guide and paid in our own currency.

Christchurch

Did our own excursion with Akaroa Dolphins.

Highly recommend .

Tauranga

Did own excursion to Hobbiton Movie set.

Excellent even in rain.

Auckland

We walked to the stores up Queen Street.

Sydney (Australia)

Stayed onboard for dinner and packing.

Wellington

Had family as guests onboard.

Napier

Wandered around town.

Excellent men's wear stores,

Stewart Island

Unable to get off ship due to illness .

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