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Crystal Symphony News

Crystal Adds Women to Host Dancers

posted April 3, 2014

Women will join the previously all-male host crew starting on a Lisbon-to-Miami cruise on Oct. 5 on the Crystal Symphony. Read more...

Ship Enhancements

Posted January 9, 2012

Several of Crystal Cruises’ signature spaces aboard Crystal Symphony will be remodeled during a major $15 million dry dock scheduled for June 2012.

Crystal Cruises is redesigning the ship’s Avenue Saloon, Palm Court lounge, Galaxy showroom, Hollywood Theatre, Bridge Lounge, and Fantasia and Waves “junior cruisers” areas in ways that are stylishly modern, yet in keeping with each space’s spirited atmosphere beloved by guests. 

Itinerary

Various worldwide itineraries. Visit the Crystal Cruises website for a complete schedule.

CDC Information

Sanitation Report

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2008 Rating 98 (Sep)
2009 Rating 98 (Mar)
2010 Rating 99 (Feb)
2011 Rating 99 (Aug)
2012 Rating 100 (Jan)
2012 Rating 96 (Sept)
2013 Rating 97 (Sept)
2015 Rating 97 (Sept)
2016 Rating 96 (Mar)
2016 Rating 99 (Oct)

Deck Plan

Sun Deck 12

Forward Observation Deck, Golf driving net, Tennis courts, Crystal Salon, Aerobics Studio, Weight Room, Crystal Spa

Lido Deck 11

Palm Court, Waves Teen Center, Fantasia Children's Playroom, Seahorse Pool, Trident Bar & Grill, Neptune Pool, Tastes, Lido Café and Gardens

Penthouse Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Seabreeze Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Horizon Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Tiffany Deck 6

Galaxy Lounge, Crystal Casino, Atrium, The Bistro, Hollywood Theater, Photo gallery, Library, Starlite Club, Connoisseur Club, Silk Road Asian Restaurant, Computer University @Sea, Bridge Lounge, Prego, Avenue Saloon

Crystal Deck 5

Medical center, Crystal Plaza, Crystal Cove, Reception Desk, Shore Excursion Desk, Cruise Sales Consultants, Crystal Dining Room

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Kid's Areas

Waves

Teen Center

Fantasia

Children's Center

Both areas located on Lido deck

More about Crystal Kid's Programs

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Outdoor Features

Pool Area

crystal symphony pool deck 

The Seahorse Lap Pool teak deck features circular pod beds, plush sofa groups, and lounge chairs in a kaleidoscope of lime green, azure, and mango. The Neptune Pool is a second indoor/outdoor pool covered by a retractable roof located on Lido deck.

Sports Area

crystal symphony golf lab

Golf driving net and tennis courts located on Sun deck.

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Crystal Symphony

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Deck Plan Kid's Camps

 

Carrying 922 guests and 545 staff members, Crystal Symphony is less than half the size of mass-market mega-ships. Yet at 51,044 tons, it is large by luxury-ship standards with considerable space dedicated to innovative spa and learning facilities, exciting entertainment options, creative dining options, spacious decks, generous amenities, and sumptuous staterooms.

Crystal Symphony began sea trials in February and was delivered to her owners in April 1995. On May 3, Crystal Symphony was christened by Godmother Angela Lansbury in New York Harbor. Crystal Symphony set sail for her 25-day Grand Maiden Voyage cruise from New York to Los Angeles.

Following a $23 million dry dock in 2006, Crystal Symphony emerged with a dazzling new nightclub, a complete redesign of its main entertainment deck and a decidedly sophisticated and contemporary style. Crystal Symphony’s comprehensive refurbishment, its largest ever, has transformed all staterooms and bathrooms, completely reconstructed a social lounge and casino, refashioned boutiques, shops and its famed Bistro café, as well as dozens of behind the scenes improvements.

Crystal Symphony received more enhancements in June 2012. Makeovers include the Avenue Salon, Palm Court, Hollywood Theater, Galaxy Lounge, Bridge Lounge, and the Fantasia/Waves kids areas.

A September 2014 makeover included a redesigned indoor and outdoor fitness center, a more open layout for the Crystal Plaza and Cove Bar on deck 5 and newly refreshed décor in the Crystal Spa & Salon and Bistro Café.

Specifications

Launched: 1995

Refurbished: June 2012; September 2014

GRT: 51,000

Length: 781 ft.

Draft: 25 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 922

Accommodations

All staterooms include refrigerators w/ complimentary bottled water & soft drinks, sitting area, Queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows, plush duvets, and featherbeds, large closets with shoe rack, personal security safe, shower, bathtub, double sink, makeup mirror and a telephone in bathroom, two hairdryers, frette bathrobes, slippers, umbrella, & Aveda bath products, TV Channels - CNN , CNBC, FOX News and ESPN.

In addition to the above amenities, suite passengers receive welcome champagne & fully-stocked complimentary in-room bar upon embarkation, personal butler service, larger veranda, guest bathroom, pantry, library & private workout room, full Jacuzzi bathtub, separate shower, vanity in dressing area & walk-in closet, flat-screen television, CD/DVD player & cordless phone, personalized stationery & Binoculars.

CAT C stateroom
CAT C Deluxe Stateroom
crystal symphony CAT A stateroom
CAT A Deluxe Verandah
crystal symphony penthouse suite 
Penthouse suite
crystal symphony penthouse suite
Penthouse suite
 

Stateroom sizes

Deluxe 226 - 269  
Penthouse 269 - 403 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suites 538 - 1345 Sq. ft. w/veranda

 

Dining Venues

$= Specialty dining, surcharges apply

Crystal Dining Room

Distinctive international cuisine and a world-renowned wine list offering traditional and reservation only seating.

crystal dining room

Traditional evening seating times of either 6:15pm (Main) or 8:30pm (Late). Open Dining by Reservation is offered in addition to Classic Main and Late seatings.

Lido Café

Breakfast and lunch in a casual atmosphere. Pick up custom-made pasta and made-to-order salads.

Trident Bar & Grill

Hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps and fruits is open throughout the afternoon. On select evenings, the Trident Grill offers casual dinners at a relaxing setup around Neptune Pool with exciting selections served in a comfortable ambiance. Dress is casual and reservations are not required.

The Bistro

Inspired by the cafés of Paris, order international coffees, cheeses, and wines by the glass.

Silk Road & Sushi Bar

Contemporary Asian dining by Nobu Matsuhisa puts a European touch on classic Japanese fare.

cyrstal cruises silk road restaurant  crystal serenity sushi bar

 

Prego Restaurant

Classic Italian cuisine in a Venetian atmosphere. Savor dishes designed by Piero Salvaggio complimented by wines selected by the chef.

The Vintage Room ($)

New classic boardroom and wine cellar for winemakers dinners. Dishes are paired with creations from visiting chefs. $210 per person, $1,220 for private room sitting 2-12 persons.

crystal's vintage room

Scoops Ice Cream Bar

Choose from a wide variety of ice creams, yogurts, and other frozen treats at this classic ice cream bar.

Palm Court-Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the refine elegance of English Tea at the Palm Court.

crystal's palm court

24-Hour Room Service

At sea or in port, you may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the comfort of your own room.

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Notable Rooms

Galaxy Lounge

The Galaxy Lounge with horseshoe shaped seating features a full orchestra, six-piece dance band, and strolling trio.

Starlite Club

crystal symphony starlite club

Cabaret-style venue featuring a dance floor, circular bar and ocean views.

Crystal Cove Bar

Lounge featuring soft piano music.

Crystal Plaza

Atrium lobby area with comfortable seating.

Connoisseur Club

Cigar and cocktail lounge.

Avenue Saloon

Piano and Jazz club.

Hollywood Theater

Movie cinema.

Crystal Casino

Slots, cards, games and more.

Crystal Spa

Feng Shui designed Salon & Fitness Center.

crystal symphony spa

 

Computer University@Sea®

24-hour Internet and e-mail access.

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