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Crystal Symphony Review

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  • Overall Rating: 5.0-stars 5.0
  • Expert Rating:5.0-stars 5.0
  • Traveler Rating:5.0-stars 4.8
    • Couples: 4.8
    • Families w/ young children: 4.5
    • Families w/ older children: 5.0
    • Singles/Friends: 5.0
    • Groups: 5.0
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2009
  • Ship Size: S
  • Total Cabins: 476
  • Restaurants: 7
  • Pools: 2

How it Ranks: Crystal Symphony ranks #1 out of 2 Crystal Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

The Crystal Symphony's calling card isn't only its delectable cuisine or its stylish staterooms. Seafarers opt for this vessel year after year for its superior service and stimulating onboard entertainment. Instead of simply lingering by the pool, you can sign up for a language or cooking class or even an Asian woodblock-printing lesson. You'll also find a number of other facilities and enrichment programs to keep you entertained, including tai chi classes, wellness seminars, digital filmmaking tutorials and other series available through the ship's Creative Learning Institute. Should you seek relaxation, book an appointment at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa before bedding down in a cabin or suite appointed with luxurious touches like Egyptian cotton linens, a flat-screen TV and a large bathroom with a bathtub, a double sink and Aveda products. Previous cruisers are equally impressed with the ship's extensive culinary offerings, which include flavorful creations picked by acclaimed chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvago. The Crystal Symphony's 2014 sailings will include northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, South America and the Caribbean.

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Crystal Symphony Cabins

Crystal Symphony offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Crystal Symphony Deck Plans

Crystal Symphony contains 8 decks. Find out which features are available on each Crystal Symphony deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.