Crystal Symphony Tips

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 17, 2015

Great cruise line and comfortable ships. Staff is very first class, friendly, and will go out of there way to acomodate you.

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Mar 29, 2017

great cruise, value and would highly recommend

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 01, 2015

Book your shore excursions months in advance.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 25, 2015

It's rated number one for a reason. Its first class.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 11, 2015

Very nice all around. Great staff. would recommend to anyone looking for a great all inclusive cruise.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 28, 2015

Specialty Restaurants exceptional.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 16, 2017

After remodel there will be new dining venues on Symphony that likely will replace "Casual Dinner Dining in Lido Cafe", but for sister ship this will likely continue until the 2018 dry dock for Serenity. If you cruise on Serenity prior to its 2018 dry dock do enjoy a Casual Dining Night at Lido Cafe. (It is first come and first seated so arrive early as it did sell out both evenings we enjoyed this option.)

Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 07, 2017

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

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Apr 09, 2017

If you can't find another cruiseline to spend your money on, choose starboard cabins or port forward of midships to avoid the risk of sewage smell in cabins and on balcony.

Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 13, 2017

Hard to write something here when the length of my comment is limited.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 30, 2017

Great experience.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 24, 2017

Amazing service. Fabulous food. Take an extra stomach.

Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 23, 2016

Staff is first class, accommodating and will go out of the way to help you, get you whatever you need or want. Musical entertainment and on-board activities were excellent. I wish the food had been as good as on other Crystal cruises.
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 03, 2016

The ship seems to be more formal that other lines we have sailed on.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 09, 2016

There is so much to do that you need to plan your time accordingly. Take advantage of the excursions.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 09, 2016

Don't miss casual dining in the Lido Cafe. It is only offered a few nights of any itinerary at present. It is not a buffet, all meals are prepared in the Cafe and the preparation was among the best meals we enjoyed.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 17, 2016

Really outstanding experience - staff terrific. Food/beverages great. If you want to eat healthy - it's a bit of a challenge.

Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 01, 2015

This ship is what you make out of it. Take advantage of everything.

Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 23, 2015

The staff is excellent, and make you feel like they are happy to be helping you enjoy your cruise. Not once did we ever feel they were angling for any kind of extra tip at the end of the cruise, and they were almost absent when it came time to walk off. No feeling at all that they were hopeful. V

Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 19, 2015

One black tie night is way more than enough; two is last century.

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