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 where mostly from the U.S., friendly and easy to get along with. We had a midship cabin on deck 8 with balcony, sitting there watching the ocean was another pleasure I experienced for the first time.
Ok, the cabin was small but in good condition, the stewardess did a first class job keeping it clean and tidy. Crystal Symphony is sailing the oceans since 20 years, for that age the ship is kept in good condition. She sails quiet and smooth, very little rolling and pitching. The entertainment program was a bit outdated for my taste, to much 90's sexiness and not the best dancers.
We spoke to many other passengers and met quit a few that sailed on other cruise lines. Their verdict was clear: Crystal ist the best cruise line.
Small but with everything you need. Bathroom has a great shower. Airconditioning is noisy, but we adjusted to it.