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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Crystal Symphony

7 Night Caribbean Cornucopia (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 24, 2019

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8097

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Toilets! I know they just reworked the ship and it was my first experience on this ship, but you have got to fix the toilet water flushing in cabin and public areas! The paper does not got down if it is dropped after a lady wipes! You either have to use the toilet brush furnished, or leave it for the next person to send it on its way! Other deliveries were also not going down also! I have cruised on many different ships and have never had this problem. Overall, wonderful cruise and wonderful people, very organized.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Love main dining room. Only went to one speciality restaurant one evening.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Computer classes - so informative and I always learn something. Also like the dance classes, but not a great dancer. The hosts don’t care, the push you around and you have a great time!


5 out of 5
All the individual performances, singers, magician, puppeteer/singer. Were great! Some of the on board stage crew singers and dancers, I didn’t care for, but that is personal feeling. Overall they tried.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every Crystal Cruise I’ve been on, I have experienced excellent service, in all areas. The people on this line, are happy to work with you for a memorable, happy experience. They realize you have saved for this week or 10 days, to relax and let someone else do the work.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
First time on Symphony and the layout was almost like Serenity. I liked not having to walk through the casino to get to the show, but didn’t like, only one way out of that back show room. It was strangle the same and who needs the disco? I think having a larger lounge in the middle was better. The piano bar by far was the hottest night spot and that big! We always had to wait to sit down, but worth the wait. This piano player on Symphony was 10 time better than anyone on Sereinty that I’ve seen! This guy interacts with everyone, it was so enjoyable! Went there every evening for nightcap. Hard to leave.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
No ocean view! Looked at inside of lifeboat! This was the letdown of the trip, but outside cabin, happy for that.

Ship tip

Relax. Keep smiling, be happy! You’ll wake up in a new place everyday and you didn’t have to pack or unpack.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Always a fun town

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Only got off ship to visit Serenity! I was only in the tourist trap area and did not got to real town.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Love this place and the back street shopping stores. We don’t stay on the main drag, we go back in and shop the cutesie stores and buy for daughters.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Always a fun port and lots of walking! Good stop!


5 out of 5
We took the shuttle offered to Ft Lauderdale airport. We then rented a car from there and we are still in the area. Worked out great! The bus was not that crowded and went very smoothly from lounge to coach.
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