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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Crystal Symphony

14 Night Mediterranean Collage (Lisbon To Rome)

Sail date: October 21, 2017

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8004

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I love this cruise line and my experience. Once you have cruised with Crystal and enjoyed the fantastic food and service, you will look at Crystal offerings before considering any other.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The ship just returned from being dry docked for a month after a major renovation. It was not completed on a timely basis and some of the cabin suites were not ready. Why 5 stars? Because #$@! happens and the cruise line did everything they could to accommodate for the inconvenience. They had to keep the ship in port 1 extra day but gave a complementary shore excursion. They comped each passenger $150 and modified the rest of the cruise dates by dropping a day at sea. So we got more time in Lisbon and less floating in the Mediterranean.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Crystal is a classy adult themed cruise line. If you are looking for water slides and rock climbing, go somewhere else.


5 out of 5
Fantastic shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5

Seville, Spain

5 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Tarragona, Spain

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Great city and architecture


3 out of 5
Not much to see.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

Florence, Italy Did not visit port

Been there before

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Disembarkation only


5 out of 5
Well organized
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