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We chose this cruise because of its proximity to our home and no long haul flying needed. We boarded in Melbourne and this was orderly but we had to wait to be called as it was a full sailing. Once onboard we dined in the dining room and later went to our cabin to find the bags on the bed. TIP: we brought our own wire hangers and discarded the Crystal ones and the heavy robes. Our cabin was small but we got all our clothes in with drawers not used! These cabins are clever and well designed. Bathroom clean and tidy. The dining was very good and the wait staff obliging. Entertainment and activities were all very good. Yes there is something for everyone on Crystal. I must say that although aging the ship is very well maintained. The stars of the show truly are the staff at all levels and they are really customer focussed in my opinion. One joy for me is getting off the ship and being welcomed back after excursions. Keep up the good work Crystal!

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Crystal Symphony Cruise Review by Polodriver

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)
We chose this cruise because of its proximity to our home and no long haul flying needed.

We boarded in Melbourne and this was orderly but we had to wait to be called as it was a full sailing.

Once onboard we dined in the dining room and later went to our cabin to find the bags on the bed.

TIP: we brought our own wire hangers and discarded the Crystal ones and the heavy robes.

Our cabin was small but we got all our clothes in with drawers not used!

These cabins are clever and well designed.

Bathroom clean and tidy.

The dining was very good and the wait staff obliging.

Entertainment and activities were all very good.

Yes there is something for everyone on Crystal.

I must say that although aging the ship is very well maintained.

The stars of the show truly are the staff at all levels and they are really customer focussed in my opinion.

One joy for me is getting off the ship and being welcomed back after excursions.

Keep up the good work Crystal!
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)
Cabin E2 8093
The cabin was on deck 8.
It was quiet at all times.
We couldn't see much out the window but that's what we signed up for!
Deck 7 is probably my preference in an E1 room.
Horizon Deck Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins

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