Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Oh My God!!!

Sail Date: May 18, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We were wowed by the service level, food quality and efficient operations of the ship. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted a top of the line trip. We have cruised Celebrity, RC, Costa and Carnival. Crystal exceeded our very high expectations and it will be tough to travel any other line from now on. From champagne on boarding to the Bellinis served when we were approaching Venice, this line knows how to pamper their guests.

We enjoyed the upscale crowd, and were relieved that it was not a stuffy group. There was only one formal night, which was fine for us. There were few tattoos and body piercings, and more wine and martinis than beer on this ship.

The Bistro with complementary espresso drinks hot and cold all day was great. It offered food throughout the day, which we took advantage of. We would pop in for a quick breakfast or a snack after getting back on board after a port. The continuous smoked salmon, and Prosciutto and melon was a nice treat for a quick snack.

Our only letdown was that the entertainment was mediocre at best. We opted for drinks rather than the show on a few nights.

Pros: Outstanding service level

Cons: Entertainment was pedestrian at best

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Buy a rug and sip some apple tea
Don't Miss: Ephasis is a must see!
Rhodes, Greece

Don't Miss: Stroll through the Old City
Mykonos, Greece

Don't Miss: Paradise beach is a must see.
Rhodes, Greece

Don't Miss: Stroll through the Old City
Venice, Italy
All of Venice
Don't Miss: Eat outdoors and drink some local wine, then have some more wine!!
Santorini, Greece
Eat a gyro while watching the world go by.
Don't Miss: Kalamari Beach
Venice, Italy
All of Venice
Don't Miss: Eat outdoors and drink some local wine, then have some more wine!!
Mykonos, Greece

Don't Miss: Paradise beach is a must see.
Santorini, Greece
Eat a gyro while watching the world go by.
Don't Miss: Kalamari Beach
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Buy a rug and sip some apple tea
Don't Miss: Ephasis is a must see!


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