Ultra Luxury Cruising on Crystal Symphony


Crystal Symphony – Family Friendly Luxury

Crystal Cruises offer the small ship ultra luxury all generation holiday you have been looking for.  The all-inclusiveness onboard Crystal Symphony, eliminates the hassle of signing checks every time you order a drink.  With a small capacity of 940 passengers, the staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6 ensures there is always someone only too happy to cater to your every whim.

Penthouse Suite with Verandah onboard Crystal Symphony
Penthouse Suite with Verandah

Boutique Hotel with a Different View Every Day

I was invited onboard for the day to see Crystal Symphony following her recent $15m redesign. Crystal’s largest ship in the fleet has the stylish elegance of a boutique hotel, with the added benefit of waking up somewhere new every day.  Each voyage is different to the last, giving you the freedom to choose your favourite destinations.

Penthouse Suite lounge area onboard Crystal Symphony
Penthouse Suite with Verandah

Crystal Cruises have Something for Everyone

The 19th-century gentleman’s club style piano bar with its leather sofa’s, velvet curtains and mahogany woods, make Avenue Saloon one of the ship’s most popular venues.  In contrast, light colours of the Cocoanut Grove style Palm Court is the perfect place for afternoon tea with breathtaking views from the top of the ship.

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Palm Court with panoramic views is reminiscent of classic Hollywood glamour.

Crystal Cruises have the Fantasia and Waves programmes for children and teens. They are divided into age groups 3-7, 8-12 and 13-17.  A selection of activities offered onboard include, pool games, scavenger hunts, cookie baking, pizza making, fashion shows, karaoke, late night parties, teen discos and much more.  They are plenty of children’s books and board games in the library and Sony Playstation and Xbox 360.

Crystal Cruises Teen Club Waves onboard Luxury Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony
Waves – Crystal Cruises Teen Club Hangout

Crystal Fine Dining, Casual and Alfresco

When it comes to cuisine Crystal Cruises offers something for every mood.  I like the Trident Bar and Grill where you can tuck into favourites such as beef, chicken or veggie burgers, tuna melts, wraps and pizzas. A trip to the ice-cream bar is a must with their selection of Ben and Jerry’s, fresh cookies and non-fat frozen yoghurt.

Crystal Cruises Luxury Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony Trident Bar and Grill
The Trident Bar and Grill has an all weather alfresco feel, with a retractable roof.

For something more formal you have the Crystal Dining Room.  You can choose from one of their three menus of Modern, Classic or Lighter Fare.

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Full Ship Tour of Crystal Symphony

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