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Crystal Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises from Athens (Piraeus)
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There are luxury cruise lines and there is CRYSTAL!
"In the past 3 years we have sailed with Silversea 4 times, with Regent 3, with Oceania 1 and with Seabourn 2 times. We had heard excellent comments about Crystal when their Mediterranean cruise caught our attention...."Read More
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mountainclimber1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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There are luxury cruise lines and there is CRYSTAL!

Review for Crystal Serenity to Mediterranean

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mountainclimber1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

In the past 3 years we have sailed with Silversea 4 times, with Regent 3, with Oceania 1 and with Seabourn 2 times. We had heard excellent comments about Crystal when their Mediterranean cruise caught our attention. We booked a penthouse suite and it was an overwhelming experience. After the other cruise lines we had become familiar with our expectations of Crystal were high, but the Crystal ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

42 Helpful Votes


A Taste For Crystal

Review for Crystal Serenity to Mediterranean

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Camillus112

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We selected the short May 4-11 cruise from Athens to Rome to have the opportunity of trying the Crystal experience. We have cruised in Silversea and Seabourn exclusively, and are happy with both lines. We found Serenity to be a solid vessel...good bones, as is often said. We opted for a Penthouse with Verandah and were very pleased with its layout and features. I especially liked the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

42 Helpful Votes


Greek Isles

Review for Crystal Serenity to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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EnglishRose66

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise as I always wanted to go to Greece. We have sailed with Crystal many times. Initially we were ending up in Instanbul. They changed that as the cruise line deemed it not safe. The CEO of Crystal was on that cruise so that may have had something the do with it. It as changed Athens to Athens. It was a good cruise but cost us a lot to Change airfares etc to accommodate this. ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola


PINS CELEBRATING 5 CRUISES ARE MEANINGLESS

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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GROVERDALE

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Sadly, we witnessed the effect of new ownership on this cruise line. After five positive experiences on the Symphony, 'economic pullbacks' took a toll on our most recent experience. Previous sailings included live string quartets at tea time. No more. Midnight chocolate festivals in the central lobby. No more. Ice sculptures. No more. Chocolates and fresh fruit bowls in the cabin. No ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

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

3 Helpful Votes


Great Food; Not Disability Friendly

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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geri3080

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The food was amazing each dish was a beautiful creation. The staff was kind accommodating and always ready to say yes. The entertainment was mundane except for the piano bars which were great. Perfect cruise foe eating and drinking. If you have trouble walking beware. They do not accommodate , at least they didn't for me. I ended up missing activities because I couldn't get ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Traveled with disabled person

5 Helpful Votes


My first cruise on the right ship

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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AAndres

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My first cruise. What a great service. What a great food. This cruise line is the total relaxation experience. After three days you can sail on for months. The constant high quality of service, friendliness of all the staff plus the excellent restaurants on board where a great pleasure. The all inclusive works fine for me, no checks to be signed no bills to think about. The other travelers ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

7 Helpful Votes


Exceeded our high expectations!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Aqua67!

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Still readjusting to normal life after leaving Chrystal Symphony a few days ago. We had the most wonderful time as first time cruisers, I can't imagine cruising with anyone else. We had done our research and felt Crystal would be right for us yet were still overwhelmed by how perfect everything was. Our embarkation and disembarkation were swift and guided by CC staff. We were ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

9 Helpful Votes


The Quality is Crystal Clear

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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forepaughs75

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This pair of back-to-back cruises were our 2nd and 3rd cruises. Ever since we cruised on Crystal Serenity in 2014, we have been hooked on Crystal. Symphony is a little smaller so it is a little more intimate too. Public spaces are great, but staterooms are a bit small vs the Serenity. We might eventually try another cruise line, but it will be hard to beat the only cruise line named a ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah

20 Helpful Votes


Great Time for First Crystal Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mediterranean

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Loki4

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Great first time experience on Crystal...won't be the last. The itinerary was fabulous. Disappointed we lost a sea day with the change in itinerary, but Crystal did a great job. Wish we had more time to experience the activities on the ship. Loved going to the islands in Greece that were not typical of Greek Island cruises. The people we encountered couldn't have been nicer or more ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

11 Helpful Votes


It is the little things that make the difference.

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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PerpetuallyCcuising

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This was the first time I have sailed with Crystal. I had certain expectations engendered by what I had been told by friends who have made a life cruising around the world, and which were not all negative. I arrived back home wishing I could have stayed longer and as a frequent land-traveler I do not often say that. There is elegance in simplicity and, though the ship is not as technically modern ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

27 Helpful Votes


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