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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2011
Ship: Crystal Symphony
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We chose Crystal for our first cruise on the recommendation of accompanying friends. Boy, are we glad we did. With the exception of their difficult website, all other details were meticulously perfect. From check-in to check-out, our every need and wish were accommodated. Our penthouse stateroom was spacious, well furnished, and restocked daily. The jetted tub was refreshing each night. The two sinks made getting ready for the day and evening easy. Our balcony was heavenly to sit on and just contemplate the majesty of the sea. The butler adjusted his schedule to ours and fixed us pre-dinner drinks each evening at 5:30. The stewardess never knocked on our door, she seemed to know when we we away and cleaned then. Food was gourmet, even breakfast; creme brulee french toast! Lunch was better, and evening dining was scrumptous. Evening entertainment was tasteful, professional, and enjoyable. We retired later than usual because we didn't want to miss anything. The spa was great, providing us with massages and facials. Exercise classes were cramped, due to lack of space. But, the staff made the most of what space we had. I learned new fitness tips and worked hard under the tutelage of the fitness instructors. I cannot say enough good about Crystal Cruises and Crystal Symphony. The ship was stable even in rough seas; only the pool showed we were rocking. We recommend Crystal to everyone we can. Should we cruise again, we shall choose Crystal again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our butler and stewardess adjusted their routine to accommodate ours

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: the service staff

Cons: the fitness center

Recommends Crystal Symphony? Yes!

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