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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to World Cruise

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Crystal Symphony

99 Night Grand Pacific Explorer (Melbourne To Tokyo)

Sail date: January 05, 2017

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8011

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first Crystal cruise.  The food and staff was outstanding.  We enjoyed the quality of the lecturers and the selection of excursions.  Many of the excursions sold out but the ship staff was very accommodating on wait listing for availability. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Outstanding food in the Main Dining and Asian specialty restaurant.

Onboard Activities

Great variety of lecturers and topics.


5 out of 5
Top notch entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was the best we have had on any cruise ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice layout of the ship. Balcony was a little small and unable to open it up if you had adjoining cabins with friends.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin layout. Deck was a little small but due we didn't spend much time on it.

Ship tip

Great experience.

Ports of call

Stewart Island, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very small island. Friendly, no much to do on the island.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Akaroa is a nice little town. We ventured to Christchurch which was a long bus ride. You might want to spend time in Akaroa.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Windows on Wellington was a nice excursion to see Wellington.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Took an excursion to a kiwi farm. Fascinating to see how they are grown.
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