Very good cruise

Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Crystal Symphony

7 Night Alaskan Adventures (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 03, 2019

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9067

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Very enjoyable experience primarily due to crew complement and service. Ports were very nice Excursion prices were high compared to other cruise lines that offer one free excursion in Each port. Ship environment was geared towards older people. Would not recommend this cruise line for kids. Food was excellent. Gym and Sauna were excellent. Entertainment and cruise activities were below par. Our penthouse stateroom was excellent.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very fast. Flights were beefed close together but they worked out ok

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Excellent food overall. Specialty dining was very good but limited to one experience per dining room. Dinner requirement to “dress” was antiquated. No casual dinner options except room service.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pool in Alaska not much use. No other options. Other Onboard activities geared towards 90 year olds. Need to work at making onboard activities geared more to Boomers.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Geared towards older audience. No comedians or contemporary music.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Nonexistent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was superb

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well designed

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent design and cleanliness. A bit smaller than equivalent cabins on Viking.

Ship tip

Be prepared for more formality for dinner than expected after long daily excursions

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

4 out of 5
Excellent city

CRUISE QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Great experience

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great location due to ships dock proximity and port shopping

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized and holding area was great
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