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End of the world and back

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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mvcountess

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 cake. Bags we shipped were in our room when we arrived and the bags we brought arrived shortly thereafter. We are hoping the same for disembarkation. The Captains Larsen and Willheim are ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

30 Helpful Votes


Despite almost killing me twice! Loved it!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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teamflames

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 staff outshine their managerial staff. I think if it had been a short cruise it would have been our first and last time on Crystal but with 19 nights the good times well and truly ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

167 Helpful Votes


Good but not wow!

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Callie28

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 and our previous experiences on Crystal we had high expectations some of which were met and some not. Crystal exceeded our expectations in the areas of enrichment, learning and ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

44 Helpful Votes


First Time Crystal Cruisers - Experienced on other Lines

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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Denny01

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We picked this cruise because we’d never taken an ‘all-inclusive’ type cruise and this one was a short 7N from New Orleans which is close to us. I’d seen the various pricing sheets showing how close in cost a cruise on a Line such as Crystal was to a ‘standard’ Line such as Celebrity, which we’ve cruised 20+ times and wanted to see if they were true - it’s true! At least for the shorter 7N ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

56 Helpful Votes


We love Crystal and Symphony

Review for Crystal Symphony to Caribbean - All

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steveab1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is our third cruise on Crystal and Symphony. Our first was 22 years ago from Istanbul. Our second was February 2017 Singapore to Hong Kong. Both were amazing. We chose an easier quick trip out of New Orleans with our daughter and her spouse. We both had suites, we decided on the new Seabreeze suites which were just redone in 2017. They were very nice woth a large shower with excellent ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Seabreeze Penthouse

46 Helpful Votes


Bourbon Street to the Western Caribbean!

Review for Crystal Serenity to Caribbean - Western

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SailingAwayinDecember

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Lots of puzzle pieces to put this voyage in motion! The adventure all began because my brother-in-law wanted to embark from New Orleans, add that to the fact my husband and I wanted to sail over our anniversary (December 17) and on Crystal! Not to mention friends who wanted to join in on the fun, could not sail over Christmas. What was the likelihood?!?! A year and a half later, all I can say our ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah

1 Helpful Vote


Service with a capital S

Review for Crystal Serenity to Caribbean - All

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writer100

10+ Cruises

Had been on Serenity before, so our expectations were high and fully met. Staff everywhere were attentive and helpful. The bar tenders can actually make a cocktail--not just pour wine or make a mojito from a mix. (Seabourn, please note.) This may seem like a small matter, but clearly not as social time spent at the various bars reflected many more requests for a specific cocktail than for , ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

35 Helpful Votes


Crystal has lost its brilliance, at least for the time being?

Review for Crystal Serenity to Caribbean - All

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Babyboomer1

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My 2nd time on Crystal, and the first since the new owners Genting took control, I did not check reviews beforehand and am not looking at any now, I just feel compelled to share my thoughts on how things have changed subtly in some areas, and obviously in others. My aha moment for writing this came when I overheard a conversation about Genting always wanting to be the Number One cruise line in ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah

44 Helpful Votes


Azamara Quest Western Caribbean Cruise Oct. 26, 2016

Review for Azamara Quest to Caribbean - All

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scapel

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

2016 CRUISE ON AZAMARA QUEST OCT. 26 I had wanted to go on this cruise out of NOLA for some time, but my wife said it was too long. When she finally agreed to go cabin 7005 was already taken. My wonderful TA booked 8053. She said she would watch for an opening and sure enough 6002 and 6003 opened up and I was able to book 6003 for an increase of about $4000+. All was set until we went to ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Club World Owners Suite

11 Helpful Votes


Excellent Service ! --- New Orleans to Miami

Review for Azamara Quest to Caribbean - All

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Hamburg Avon Lady

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first with Azamara, a repo from New Orleans to Miami. Part of our promotion was a overnite in NO with a dinner cruise on the Natchez Queen which was lovely. We stayed at the Doubletree Inn in the French Quarter -- good location, clean room. We had a handicapped accessible room due to DH use of a scooter which was on the 7th floor. First morning there -- a power failure (30 ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Club Continent Suite

Traveled with disabled person

4 Helpful Votes


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