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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great Time for First Crystal Cruise

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by Loki4

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2016
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

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 appreciative. Each island was unique in what it had to offer.

Enjoyed the interesting variety of passengers and also the loyalty of the crew. It's obvious they are well treated or they wouldn't be on the same ship for 7-10 years.

Would have liked to have more info. and better communication about each port we were to visit. There was nobody from the ship present when we got to Mykonos to give maps, etc. had to go to the concierge to inquire about average prices for taxis, funicular, etc.

Food was good. Did not like self service on the upstairs deck. Prefer to see staff serve food rather than to help yourself. Some passengers are not as diligent about using serving utensils, etc.

Would like to see "Anytime" dining as opposed to set times. 6:00 is too early and 8:30 is too late. Never found out how to do dining by reservation.

Very difficult to speak to Crystal on the phone. Everything needs to be handled by the travel agent.

Would definitely cruise with them again and looking forward to the expansion of the company .

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