White nights done right

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Crystal Symphony

10 Night White Nights (Stockholm To Copenhagen)

Sail date: June 24, 2017

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9069

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We visited six ports of call in 10 days. The organized tours helped us make the best use of time in port. Lots of activities on ship made for fun and variety. The ship itself is like a floating four star hotel. Almost any need was anticipated in advance. The regular wines included in the tour were great selections, much better than typical everyday fare. Several different eating venues with convenient times, good variety, and great service helped to round out a vacation of a lifetime. We can't waiting to cruise again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Almost no wait, guest key made immediately, then ushered into the dining room for a tasty welcome aboard meal. Had just enough time to orient to the ship when bags were delivered. Cheerful knowledgeable staff guided us through the whole experience

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Variety, quality, timeliness

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Spa, computer class, fitness training, photography class

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
An amazing number remembered our names from the first time we met. Almost any need was anticipated.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Spacious enough, good layout, very comfortable bed, good shower. Only drawback was that cushions on balcony chairs were a bit old and often wet

Ship tip

Get out of your state room, visit most of the places, try new things

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Beautiful exit out of harbor. Vasa Museum was a highlight

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
The walk through the old town and guide were fabulous. So much history, and a balanced view on capitalism versus communism. Great meal and interesting shopping

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4 out of 5
Sort of got overwhelmed by the opulence of all the palaces. Evening visit to Hermitage was a clear highlight

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
Excursion to Berlin was amazing. Such history - incredible tour guide.

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Beautiful town and port. Expensive

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Slight delay in getting a cab was the only (small) setback. Hated to leave
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