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  • Luxury-Service-Breakfast-in-Bed - Treat yourself to breakfast in bed and make your Crystal cruise even more cozy.
  • Luxury-Service-Breakfast-on-the-Veranda - Your stateroom veranda is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing private breakfast as the day begins aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Fantasia-Play-Area-on-Crystal-Symphony - Crystal Symphony features the Fantasia Play Area, where children can have fun with other kids.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Dressing-Up-with-Junior-Activities-Director - Kids will have a blast dressing up with other Junior Cruisers activities aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Ice-Cream-on-Deck - Ice cream on deck! Taking a break during Junior Cruisers activities on a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Kids-Backstage - Kids get to explore back stage and play dress-up during Junior Cruisers activities on a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Kids-Baking-Cookies-in-the-Galley - Children can visit the Galley and take a turn baking with the Junior Cruisers on a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Kids-Decorating-Cookies-in-the-Galley - Take kids to the Galley to try their hand at pastry decorating, one of the Junior Cruisers activities aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-Kids-on-Deck-Formal-Night - Kids can dress up and have fun on deck during Formal Night with the Junior Cruisers on a Crystal cruise.
  • Junior-Cruisers-On-the-Bridge - A young cruiser visits the bridge and views the horizon on a Crystal cruise.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Big-Band-Experiences-of-Discovery-Tommy-Dorsey-Orchestra - Experience the big band sound of the Roaring Twenties with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra aboard some Crystal cruises.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Crystal-Cruises-Backstage - Backstage on a Crystal cruise, a dancer gets ready for an evening performance.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Crystal-Cruises-Production-Show - You'll get a kick out of old-school Broadway-style shows on a Crystal cruise.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Dancing-in-the-Galaxy-Lounge - The Galaxy Lounge is the perfect place to dance the night away to a live orchestra on Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Tango-Performance - Take in a riveting performance of the tango aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Crystal-Symphony-At-Sea - The Crystal Symphony sails out of the sunrise in crisp arctic waters.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Tropical - Crystal Symphony is known for its versatility, plying the waters of the tropics as well as arctic zones.
  • Crystal_Symphony - Crystal Symphony sails through Sydney Harbour.
  • Crystal_Symphony2 - Sail alongside the Sydney Opera House with Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Capetown - Crystal Symphony sails off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, at dusk.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Caribbean - Visit exotic beaches with turquoise waters when the Crystal Symphony sails to the Caribbean.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Norway_Fjord - Crystal Symphony sails through the lovely fjords of Norway.
  • Crystal_Symphony_San_Blas - Swaying palm trees, crystal blue waters and nonstop sunshine make San Blas, Mexico, a paradise. Check out Crystal Symphony's itineraries there.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Sydney - Crystal Symphony sails to beautiful Sydney Harbour in Australia.
  • Crystal_Symphony_St_Thomas - Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on a Crystal Symphony sailing to St. Thomas.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Panama - Enjoy the turquoise waters and rolling green hills of Panama on a Crystal Symphony cruise.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Prego-restaurant - Enjoy Italian cuisine at the specialty restaurant Prego on your Crystal Symphony sailing.
  • Spa-Fitness-Seahorse-Pool-on-Crystal-Symphony - Relax by the Seahorse Pool on the Crystal Symphony and enjoy the ocean breeze.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Glacier-Bay-Alaska - Explore the beauty of Glacier Bay, Alaska, aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony_NorthCape_Geiranger_06 - Visit the timeless Nordic village of Geiranger when you sail on Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-At-Sea - The Crystal Symphony sails out of the sunrise in crisp arctic waters.
  • Crystal-Symphony-San-Francisco - Crystal Symphony sails under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  • Crystal-Symphony_Panama_Canal - Crystal Symphony will take you through the Panama Canal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Antarctica-Glacier - View stunning glaciers while sailing through Antarctica on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Kobe-Japan - Enjoy the splendor and excitement of Kobe, Japan, while sailing on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Monte-Carlo - Monte Carlo is dazzling in the morning, as Crystal Symphony alights in the bay.
  • Crystal-Symphony-New-York-City - Take in Manhattan by sunset when you sail aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Quebec-City-Canada_2 - Brush up on your French and take time to visit Quebec, Canada, on a Crystal Symphony voyage.
  • Crystal-Symphony_mexican_riviera - Enjoy the beautiful Mexican Riviera when you sail on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Med_Santorini_Steeple - Santorini, Greece, waits for you with deep blue bays and sunny days when you sail aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Portofino - History and beauty meet in lovely Portofino, Italy, during a Crystal Symphony cruise.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Crystal-Dining-Room - The tastefully appointed Crystal Dining Room aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Cove-Bar - Grab a drink and meet new people at the newly refurnished and upgraded Cove Bar aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Crystal-Plaza - The Crystal Plaza aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Fitness-Garden - Get in a workout with a salty sea breeze cooling you off in the Fitness Garden on the deck of Crystal Symphony.
  • crystal-symphony-at-sea3.jpg - Crystal Symphony at sea. Crystal Cruises continually wins awards as as the world's highest-rated luxury cruise line.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Crystal-Cove-Martini - Crystal Cruises features the Crystal Cove Martini, the perfect drink for a perfect evening.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Dessert-Trio - The dessert trio makes it easy to choose — have all three while dining in style on a Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Grilled-Chicken-with-Vegetables-1 - Vegetables are certainly not boring when prepared by a culinary expert aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Lamb-Chops-1 - Succulent lamb chips are expertly prepared on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Lido-Cafe-Salad-Bar - A gourmet salad bar features enough choices to make  everyone happy in the Lido Cafe aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Lobster-Pasta-Entree-1 - Indulge on lobster pasta during your Crystal Symphony voyage.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Lobster-Salad-1 - A lobster salad starts off an elegant meal aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Master-Chef-Nobu-Matsuhisa-on-Crystal-Symphony - Master chef Nobu Mastuhisa ensures that dishes served on the Crystal Symphony meet his standard of excellence.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Assorted-Sushi-1 - Try an assortment of Nobu Sushi and let your taste buds take a trip while dining on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Black-Cod-with-Miso-1 - You can't get seafood much fresher than Black Cod with Miso, a specialty aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Dessert - An exotic, Nobu-style dessert ends the evening on a sweet note while dining on a Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Miso-on-Snapper-1 - Try the Nobu Miso on Snapper for a dish you won't forget while on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Oyster-Plate-1 - The Nobu Oyster Plate ushers in an evening of relaxation and fun aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Sashimi-Salad - While dining on a Crystal cruise liner, try the Nobu Sashimi Salad for a delicious way to start your meal.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Scallops - Try the Nobu scallops for an exquisite culinary experience aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Nobu-Sushi-Trio-1 - The Nobu Sushi Trio doesn't make you choose: Sample several types of sushi while dining on Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Prego-Ravioli - Ravioli becomes a work of art at Prego on board Crystal Cruises.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Prego-Waiter - Trust Prego's attentive waiters to take care of you while you dine on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Raspberry-Dessert-1 - A raspberry dessert creates a smooth finish to your culinary experience on Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Steak-Dinner-Entree - Steak is paired with tomatoes and asparagus for a main entrée aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Crystal-Dining-Room - The tastefully appointed Crystal Dining Room aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Prego-restaurant - Enjoy Italian cuisine at the specialty restaurant Prego on your Crystal Symphony sailing.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Appetizer - Colorful appetizers will whet your appetite on a Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Bistro-Cafe-Waiter - Waiters provide solicitous service in the Bistro of the Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Bread-Selection - Enjoy an array of fresh-baked breads and an assortment of tasty dips while dining on a Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-C-Wines - A fine selection of C Wines awaits you on board Crystal Symphony.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Caprese - A colorful Caprese is a good way to begin your meal aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Champagne - Try a glass of champagne to set the mood during you Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Cheese-Selection - You can choose from a tempting array of cheeses aboard your Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Chef-at-Asian-Buffet-1 - An exotic Asian buffet lets you sample new tastes during your Crystal Symphony sailing.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Chocolate-Dessert - Finish a meal with a decadent chocolate dessert during your Crystal cruise.
  • Culinary-Experiences-Crystal-Cheese-Sommelier - Let the Cheese Sommelier take you on a voyage of culinary discovery during your Crystal cruise.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Avenue-Saloon-on-Crystal-Symphony - Avenue Saloon aboard Crystal Symphony features a handsome baby grand piano.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Bridge-Lounge-on-Crystal-Symphony - The chic Bridge Lounge on the Crystal Symphony is the perfect place to play cards or relax with a mimosa.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Computer-University-at-Sea-on-Crystal-Symphony - Take advantage of big, beautiful iMacs featuring 27-inch screens at the Computer University @ Sea on board the Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Connoisseur-Club-on-Crystal-Symphony - The classy Connoisseur Club is the place to unwind aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Crystal-Casino-on-Crystal-Symphony - Enjoy a fun evening in the Crystal Casino while on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Crystal-Casino-1 - Crystal Casino can keep you entertained all evening while aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Galaxy-Lounge-on-Crystal-Symphony - Galaxy Lounge on the Crystal Symphony offers cozy tables and live entertainment.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Hollywood-Theatre-on-Crystal-Symphony - Enjoy a classic movie in the Hollywood Theatre on board Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Palm-Court-on-Crystal-Symphony - Visit the Palm Court on Crystal Symphony for bright conversation and well-crafted drinks.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Starlite-Club-on-Crystal-Symphony - Take time to stop by the Starlite Club to finish off the night with conversation and cool beverages while aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Enrichment-Entertainment-Waves-Teen-Center-on-Crystal-Symphony - The Waves Teen Center on the Crystal Symphony is the perfect place for young people to hang out with computers, gaming consoles and casual seating.
  • Luxury-Service-Bar-Waiter-on-Crystal-Symphony - Attentive waiters make sure your glass is always more than half full on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Luxury-Service-Bistro-Cafe-Service-1 - Receive top-flight service when you dine in the Bistro Cafe aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Luxury-Service-Seahorse-Pool-Deck-Service-on-Crystal-Symphony - Call on the attentive staff while you enjoy the Seahorse Pool on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Luxury-Service-Teatime-Waiter-1 - Teatime waiters provide light treats on Crystal Symphony.
  • People-Lifestyle-Connoisseur-Club-on-Crystal-Symphony - Visit the Connoisseur Club for a good drink and a good chat while aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • People-Lifestyle-Guests-in-Jacuzzi-at-Sunset - The whirlpool is the perfect place to watch the sun set on Crystal Symphony.
  • People-Lifestyle-Guests-on-Deck-1 - Spend time outdoors and enjoy meeting people and playing games on deck on Crystal Symphony.
  • People-Lifestyle-Lounging-in-Pool-Pods-on-Crystal-Symphony - Relax in a cozy Pool Pod on Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-&-Salon-on-Crystal-Symphony - The Crystal Spa and Salon is the perfect place to be pampered aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-Facial - A spa facial leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated on Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-Mens-Massage - Time to recharge: Let a relaxing massage take you away while you vacation aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-Salt-Massage-1 - Ever try a salt massage? It's the perfect complement to the clean salt air of the ocean while sailing on Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-Steam-Room - A luxurious steam room helps you wind down for the evening aboard a Crystal cruise.
  • Spa-Fitness-Crystal-Spa-Stone-Massage-1 - Try a stone massage in the spa on the Crystal Symphony to unwind at sea.
  • Spa-Fitness-Fitness-Center-Personal-Trainer - Work with a personal trainer to get an optimized workout in the Fitness Center on Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Fitness-Center-on-Crystal-Symphony - Crystal Symphony's Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment to keep you in shape.
  • Spa-Fitness-Guest-in-Yoga-Pose - Expert yoga instructors guide guests through relaxing poses on Crystal cruises.
  • Spa-Fitness-Jacuzzi-on-Crystal-Symphony - Be one with nature: The Fitness Jacuzzi on the Crystal Symphony is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.
  • Spa-Fitness-Paddle-Tennis-1 - Enjoy a rousing game of paddle tennis aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Spa-Fitness-Seahorse-Pool-1 - Take the plunge: The Seahorse Pool aboard Crystal Symphony features crystal clear water. It's so inviting!
  • Spa-Fitness-Tour-de-Cycle-Indoor-Cycling-Class-on-Crystal-Symphony - Take the Tour de Cycle indoor cycling class on Crystal Symphony and feel your blood pumping as you get energized for your day.
  • Spa-Fitness-Walkvest-on-the-Promenade-Deck-1 - Walk the Promenade Deck with the Spa Walkvest to track your steps and heartrate aboard the Crystal Symphony. It's fun!
  • Spa-Fitness-Yoga-in-the-Fitness-Center - Try yoga to stretch and relax those muscles while enjoying a Crystal cruise.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Cove-Bar - Grab a drink and meet new people at the newly refurnished and upgraded Cove Bar aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Crystal-Plaza - The Crystal Plaza aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Fitness-Garden - Get in a workout with a salty sea breeze cooling you off in the Fitness Garden on the deck of Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Casino-entrance - Try your luck with slots, blackjack or poker in the casino aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Technogym-Fitness-Equipment - Crystal Symphony features the latest Technogym fitness equipment in her Fitness Center.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Fitness-Center - Maintain your workout regimen with scenic views of the sea in the Fitness Center aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Cruises-butler.jpg - A smart-looking butler delivers breakfast on a Crystal cruise.
  • crystal-cruises-woman-passenger.jpg - Enjoy world-class views and all-inclusive pricing on a Crystal Cruises sailing.
  • Crystal-Serenity-massage.jpg - Time to recharge: Let a relaxing massage take you away while you vacation on your Crystal cruise.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Alaska-Hubbard-Glacier - Sail by Alaska's beautiful Hubbard Glacier aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Antarctica-Glacier - View stunning glaciers while sailing through Antarctica on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Antarctica-Iceberg - Take in a close-up view of an iceberg while aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Glacier-Bay-Alaska - Explore the beauty of Glacier Bay, Alaska, aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Haines-Alaska - Experience a flower-filled spring in Haines, Alaska, aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Hong-Kong - Crystal Symphony glows as it glides through the port of Hong Kong on an evening sojourn.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Kobe-Japan - Enjoy the splendor and excitement of Kobe, Japan, while sailing on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Monte-Carlo-Aerial-View - Enjoy the luxury of world-famous Monte Carlo from Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Monte-Carlo - Monte Carlo is dazzling in the morning, as Crystal Symphony alights in the bay.
  • Crystal-Symphony-New-England - Crystal Symphony sails past fall foliage in New England.
  • Crystal-Symphony-New-York-City - Take in Manhattan by sunset when you sail aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-New-York - Visit the City That Never Sleeps and take in New York when you sail on Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Norway-Fjord - Experience the scenic Norwegian fjords while sailing on Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Oslo-Norway - View Viking history and learn about Nordic culture when you visit Oslo, Norway, aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Quebec-City-Canada - Crystal Symphony sails through the evening glow of Quebec, Canada.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Quebec-City-Canada_2 - Brush up on your French and take time to visit Quebec, Canada, on a Crystal Symphony voyage.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil - Crystal Symphony calls on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, home of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Crystal-Symphony-San-Francisco - Crystal Symphony sails under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Sydney-Australia - View an exquisite sunset while sailing aboard Crystal Symphony in Sydney, Australia.
  • Crystal-Symphony-Villefranche - Visit quaint buildings and historic churches when the Crystal Symphony sails to Villefranche-sur-Mer on the edge of France.
  • Crystal-Symphony_Antarctica - Crystal Symphony takes you past sweeping icebergs in Antarctica.
  • Crystal-Symphony_NorthCape_Geiranger_06 - Visit the timeless Nordic village of Geiranger when you sail on Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal-Symphony_Panama_Canal - Crystal Symphony will take you through the Panama Canal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
  • Crystal-Symphony_mexican_riviera - Enjoy the beautiful Mexican Riviera when you sail on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Istanbul - Visit Istanbul, Turkey, and experience the history and culture of this ancient city during a Crystal Symphony cruise.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Med_Monte_Carlo_Aerial - Monte Carlo comes alive when you visit with a complimentary tour guide during a Crystal Symphony shore excursion.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Med_Santorini_Steeple - Santorini, Greece, waits for you with deep blue bays and sunny days when you sail aboard the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Monte_Carlo - Drop anchor and explore Monte Carlo when sailing on the Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Panama - Enjoy the turquoise waters and rolling green hills of Panama on a Crystal Symphony cruise.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Panama_Canal_Jungle - Crystal Symphony takes you through lush jungles along the Panama Canal.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Portofino - History and beauty meet in lovely Portofino, Italy, during a Crystal Symphony cruise.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Portofino2 - Explore the lovely city of Portofino, Italy, when Crystal Symphony visits Italy.
  • Crystal_Symphony_St_Thomas - Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on a Crystal Symphony sailing to St. Thomas.
  • Crystal_Symphony_St_Thomas3 - Explore the classically beautiful island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands when sailing on Crystal Symphony.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Sydney - Crystal Symphony sails to beautiful Sydney Harbour in Australia.
  • Crystal_Symphony_Sydney2 - Crystal Symphony will take you right into Sydney Harbour, where you can explore the city or just enjoy the view of the lovely Sydney Opera House.
  • Crystal-Symphony-in-Quebec-City - Crystal Symphony docks in Quebec City, Canada, at dusk.
  • Crystal-Symphony-in-Cape-Town - Crystal Symphony sailing off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • crystal-symphony-in-istanbul.jpg - Crystal Symphony passes by the iconic Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • crystal-symphony-in-rio.jpg - Sail into Rio de Janeiro's epic harbor in style aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • crystal-symphony-in-st-thomas.jpg - Visit St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in style aboard the luxury ship Crystal Symphony.
  • crystal-symphony-in-st-thomas2.jpg - Visit St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in style aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • crystal-symphony-villefranche.jpg - Crystal Symphony in Villefranche-sur-Mer in the Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.

Crystal Symphony ship review: Five-star luxury at sea

Our review

Snapshot

Embrace your passion for discovery on Crystal Symphony, which is one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea. Once on board it's easy to see how Crystal Cruises has been recognized as the "World’s Best" for an unprecedented 19th consecutive year from Travel + Leisure readers who have voted Crystal Cruises the "World's Best" Large-Ship Cruise Line in the magazine's 2014 annual survey.

Amenities include award-winning cuisine,  entertainment, grand lounges, expansive decks and exquisitely appointed staterooms. But what makes for so many satisfied past cruise guests is the staff and crew — it's hard to miss their genuine enthusiasm and natural desire to make sure you feel at home.

From embarkation welcome to final farewell, Crystal Symphony delivers the total vacation package. From onboard enrichment to shoreside adventure, Symphony helps you create your own cruise story.  The cruise ship does everything possible to help spark your sense of astonishing wonder. Crystal Symphony delivers extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and a wealth of choices. 

Who will like sailing on Crystal Symphony

Crystal Cruises’ affluent, multi-generational guests appreciate the renowned Crystal experience distinguished by classic service, abundant space, fine quality and extensive choices.

Where Crystal Symphony sails

Destinations: Crystal Serenity covers a lot of sea and sails around the world. Itineraries include a cruise to South America and Antarctica. Or consider a 10-day cruise from London to Reykjavík in summer months, with stops in Liverpool and Belfast.

Ratings & awards

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  • Top Cruise Ship (Medium, Mid-Size), Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
    Gold Award for Overall Luxury Cruise Ship, Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (2015)
    Gold Award for Overall Mid-Sized Cruise Ship, Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (2013, 2015)

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Cruises on this ship

This 2-minute video from our friend Ralph Grizzard, the Avid Cruiser, looks at the variety of dining choices aboard Crystal Symphony.

How to make a cruise symphony

It's hard to imagine that Crystal Symphony has been in service for almost two decades. But don't let her age fool you because the ship has undergone major work to keep her turning heads in the competitive ultra-luxury cruise market.

Since 2012, the ship had been undergoing changes, which include updating suites, staterooms, and public spaces. As recent as October 2014, the award-winning Crystal Symphony received a $20 million-plus dry dock redesign. You will love her freshly updated spaces that are reimagined with luxury cruise travelers in mind. The overall verdict is that the ship looks brand new, contemporary and on trend.

All-inclusive, ultra-luxurious

In 2012 Crystal Cruises decided to adopt a more all-inclusive pricing model (like their competitors). You will love walking around the ship and ordering your favorite drink without having to sign a bill. Beverages like wine, spirits, bottled water, soda, juices and specialty coffee drinks are all included in the cruise fare now as well as a complimentary meal in one of the specialty restaurants and pre-paid gratuities.

Luxury cruising the Crystal Symphony way

To be the best, Crystal Symphony has to deliver the finest amenities, service, cuisine, beverages, and entertainment afloat.

As they might say, to be the very best means that they  partner only with the very best.

You'll notice touches of luxury at every turn. From indulgent amenities in your stateroom to elegant table settings in the dining rooms, to world-renowned brand names associated with their enrichment and entertainment programs, Crystal brings you the best the world has to offer.

Luxury amenities in staterooms and suites

Your sanctuary at sea is appointed with the soft 100% cotton linens, feather beds and plush duvets, Frette terry cloth robes, Baltic bath linens, wood and padded hangers, and flat-screen televisions. Penthouse suites feature Jacuzzi tubs, Villeroy & Boch china and classic Riedel crystal.

Finish a meal with a decadent chocolate dessert during your Crystal Symphony cruise.
Henrike Schunck / Courtesy of Crystal CruisesFinish a meal with a decadent chocolate dessert during your Crystal Symphony cruise.

Exceptional dining experiences

Partnering with the best has helped Symphony claim top honors in the culinary department.

Critics agree that Crystal's cuisine is among the finest at sea. Crystal's hand-selected team of chefs abides by three principles: high-quality ingredients, classical French preparation  and an abiding passion for their craft. The chefs, sauciers, patissiers and other specialists also relish the inspiration of foreign cultures and ingredients they encounter during their ceaseless voyaging. It is this spark of international creativity — the Crystal touch — that turns a fine dish into a masterpiece.

Silk Road and the Sushi Bar

Don't miss dinner at Silk Road and The Sushi Bar (make a reservation before you embark the ship, if you can). Chef Nobu Matsuhisa fuses his unique, innovative culinary skills with the finest international ingredients to create his signature Japanese cuisine savored by fine food connoisseurs around the world. Those in the know will love the Schott-Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch and Wedgewood china, Royal Doulton dishware, Sheffield and Sambonet flatware, and table linens by Garnier Thiebaut and Frette.

Other choices

  • The Crystal Dining Room: The main dining room is elegant, with plenty of space around each table.
  • Prego Restaurant: The Venetian-designed Italian restaurant, showcasing the cuisine of renowned restaurateur Piero Selvaggio.
  • Lido Cafe: Buffet-ttyle Indoor/outdoor venue for breakfast & lunch
  • Palm Court: For afternoon tea or coffee with a choice of sandwiches, cakes & pastries
  • Trident Snack Bar & Grill: poolside buffet
  • Bistro Cafe: European-style coffee and wine bar serving light bites, pastries and snacks

Wine anyone?

Crystal’s extensive wine cellar offers more than 300 vintages, with a special Reserve List showcasing rarities such as Screaming Eagle and Château Lafite Rothschild.

Entertainment

Crystal has long been renowned for entertainment. When evening beckons there are plenty of possibilities. Meet friends for cocktails and a dance before dinner. Then take in a Broadway performance after dinner. The entertainment aboard the Crystal ships is the finest and most varied at sea, a spellbinding series of performances to suit every taste, satisfy every mood. You can expect  large-scale productions uniting West End and Broadway, intimate lounges, cabarets, karaoke (just try!), dance clubs for disco and hip-hop.

Crystal Symphony glows as it glides through the port of Hong Kong on an evening sojourn.
Courtesy of Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony glows as it glides through the port of Hong Kong on an evening sojourn.

Enrichment

It is Crystal Cruises' mission to help you discover the world, as well as yourself through travel. Crystal Symphony has a  renowned roster of complimentary enrichment programs for you.

  • Computer University @ Sea, a state-of-the-art computer room at your disposal - make sure to take a class to learn about all things digital.
  • The Crystal Spa & Salon offers wellness opportunities.
  • Who said shopping is not educational? Learn how to tie your scarf or discover the hottest trends in fashion at a presentation held at the Avenue of the Stars.
  • Bridge Lounge: if you are a beginner no probs, but it's the hosted tournaments that have everyone buzzing.
  • Fantasia: Children have their own programs designed just for them.
  • Get active! Play tennis, take a walk on the beautiful 360-degree wraparound deck, go for a swim, or hit some golf balls.

Going ashore

Crystal Adventures are available for all ports of call. Make sure to take a peak and see what is available so that you can see for yourself unique excursions opportunities that are developed for Crystal's luxury clientele.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Crystal Symphony
  • Where: Santorini, Greece

  • What: Newly refurnished and upgraded
  • Where: Cove Bar

  • What: Crystal Plaza
  • Where: Crystal Symphony
  • Crystal’s hotel and dining staff are schooled in the fine art of European service.
  • Cuisine by renowned chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio, included at no extra charge.
  • Recenly emerged from a two-week, $20 million-plus dry dock redesign
  • All-inclusive cruissing that includes specialty restaurants, all beverages and pre-paid gratuities
  • Engaging onboard enrichment programs
  • Impressive wine cellar including Crystal's exclusive "C" label
  • One of the highest space per guest ratios at sea, offering Crystal Cruises' unparalleled service in luxurious comfortable surroundings
  • The only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea

Top dining options on board

Crystal Dining Room

  • Style: Modern & classic
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Prego

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Silk Road & The Sushi Bar

  • Style: Japanese foods with distinct Peruvian and European influences
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

848 Passengers [?]
566 Crew
12 Decks
1994 Maiden voyage
51,044 Tonnage [?]
781 Length in feet
99 Width in feet (max beam)
2013 REFURBISHED

Overheard

“We never miss the Mozart Tea at the Palm Court. It transports guests to 18th century Vienna, with music from the noted composer, wait staff in period costumes in brocade and lace, and delectable Austrian pastries.”

Cruise Travel magazine

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