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The Crystal Symphony is one of two luxury cruise ships from Crystal Cruises. This ship first sailed in 1995 and underwent a $17 million dollar refurbishment in 2012, which included re-styled bars and lounges and the addition of mahogany woods, rich leathers and plush velvets. 

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Awards for Crystal Symphony by Crystal Cruises
With so many awards accredited to this ship, it’s no wonder the Crystal Symphony by Crystal Cruises is one of the most popular luxury cruise ships in the world.

  • 2014 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best for Fitness
  • 2014 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best Entertainment
  • 2014 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - World’s Best Service
  • 2013 - U.S. News & World Report - Best Cruise Ship for Couples + in Europe, the Pacific, and Caribbean
  • 2013 - U.S. News & World Report - Best for Couples - mid-size category
  • 2013 - U.S. News & World Report - Best Luxury Cruise Ship
  • 2013 - Travel Weekly - Silver Magellan Award - Luxury Ship Restaurant Design
  • 2013 - Condé Nast Traveler - World’s Best Cruise Ship - 1st place - mid-size category
  • 2013 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best for Public Rooms
  • 2012 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best Dining
  • 2012 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best Entertainment
  • 2012 - Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice - Best for Embarkation

Cabin Options Detailed Cabin Options Onboard the Crystal Symphony

The Crystal Symphony cruise ship has room for up to 922 guests served by a staff of 545 crew members. Most cabins sleep two guests, while rooms with either bunk beds or a sofa bed have room for up to four passengers.

Crystal Penthouse Suites with Verandah are 982 sq. ft., with a 178 sq. ft. balcony, and have the following features:

  • Personal butler, unpacking and repacking of luggage, private car transfers
  • Afternoon tea service, nightly hors d'oeuvres, in-suite massage
  • Down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, bathrobes, slippers
  • Twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service
  • Separate bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed
  • Flat-screen television, vanity, personal safe, hair dryer, walk-in closet
  • Sliding glass doors leading to private balcony
  • Private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, shower, bidet, dual sinks and a flat-screen television
  • Living room with flat-screen TV, DVD/CD player, sound system, cordless phone, and refrigerator
  • Dining room, pantry, library, guest bathroom, private workout area

Penthouse Suites with Verandah are 367 to 491 sq. ft. with a 67 to 93 sq. ft. balcony and come with these amenities:

  • Penthouse butler, private car transfers, unpacking and repacking of luggage
  • Afternoon tea service, nightly hors d'oeuvres, in-suite massage
  • Down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens,  pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping, nightly turn-down service
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, vanity, safe and walk-in closet
  • Private bathroom with a whirlpool tub, shower, dual sinks and a hair dryer
  • Living area with seating, a flat-screen television, DVD player, plus a refrigerator with complimentary soft drinks, beer and water
  • Sliding glass doors leading to a private, furnished balcony

Deluxe Staterooms with Verandah are 245 sq. ft. with a 45 to 63 sq. ft. balcony and feature:

  • Down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, robes, kimonos and slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, private bathroom with double sinks and a tub/shower combo
  • Seating area with sofa, desk, TV, DVD player, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony

Deluxe Staterooms with Verandah (Obstructed) are 245 sq. ft. with a 45 to 63 sq. ft. balcony and feature:

  • Views partly blocked by the ship's lifeboats or other structures
  • Down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, robes, kimonos and slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, private bathroom with double sinks and combination tub/shower
  • Seating area with sofa, desk, TV, DVD player, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony

Deluxe Staterooms with Picture Window are 202 sq. ft. and have features such as:

  • Comfortable down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, robes, kimonos and slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service
  • A large picture window, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed
  • Private bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower combination
  • Living area with a leather sofa, desk, television, DVD player, refrigerator with complimentary drinks, personal safe and hair dryer

Deluxe Staterooms with Picture Window (Obstructed) are 202 sq. ft. and feature:

  • Windows with views partly blocked by the ship's lifeboats or other structures
  • Comfortable down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, robes, kimonos and slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary in-stateroom dining, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, personal safe, hair dryer
  • Private bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower combination
  • Living area with a leather sofa, desk, television, DVD player, refrigerator with complimentary drinks

Activities on Board Entertainment & Activities Onboard the Crystal Symphony

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Crystal Spa & Salon and book a special pampering treatment like the Sole Delight Foot Ritual. If you are feeling a bit more energetic, head over to the fitness center for a spin class, aqua aerobics session or a bit of circuit training.

Catch the latest film at the Hollywood Theatre, play a game of chance at the Crystal Casino or enjoy afternoon tea and pastries at Palm Court. Shop for the best specials, offers and promotions on luxury cruise ship vacations from Crystal Cruises on Dunhill Travel Deals.


Dining Options Dining Options on the Crystal Symphony

On board the Crystal Symphony, all dining options with the exception of the Vintage Room are free and included as part of your regular cruise ship fare. Prego and Silk Road may be limited to one visit per guest per cruise. Passengers can make reservations for additional visits to these dining options for $30 per person.

  • Prego Italian restaurant is open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy classics like lasagna, butternut ravioli and osso bucco.
  • Silk Road and sushi bar is open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feast on Asian specialties such as Wagyu beef, ceviche and spring rolls.  
  • Crystal Dining Room is the main restaurant on the ship, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continental breakfast is available from 6 a.m., full breakfast buffet is served 7:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch is served from noon until 1:30 p.m. Dinner is available as either the traditional fixed seating or Dining by Reservation for a more flexible option from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • The Bistro is a coffee bar serving beverages, pastries and light snacks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Bistro Buffet is open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Lido Cafe is an indoor/outdoor buffet open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Tastes, by the pool, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from mid morning to 11:30 p.m.
  • Trident Grill serves up made-to-order cheese burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, wraps and pizza and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Scoops ice cream bar serves Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, frozen yogurt and sherbet.
  • The Vintage Room offers an exclusive dining experience from Crystal Cruises. Dedicated to wine education, the Vintage Room can be reserved through the ship's sommelier. For $1,000 per person, guests can experience an Ultimate  Dining experience with a selection of rare wines and a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by a master chef. (Not offered on all cruises.)
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Palm Court.
  • Room service is available 24 hours.

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