Crystal Symphony is a modern ship with everything for the discerning cruise passenger. A $20m refurb in 2014 added to the contemporary & sumptous environment. Range of public rooms is excellent as is the décor. Service is friendly & highly professional. Crystal Symphony passengers tend to be Wealthy, 50+ and Mainly American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 53.2 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.8 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 50.5 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 1.9 passengers.
Crystal offers a wide range of enrichment programmes in association with their Creative Learning Institute Partners, with leading names in language, music, wellness and wine working with them to create original, varied and unique programmes. Complimentary, progressive courses in association with Berlitz, Yamaha, Cleveland Clinic, Tai chi Cultural Centre and the Society of Wine Educators are also on offer throughout many Crystal Cruises. Available through The Studio.
An industry first. Launched in 1997, it offers contemporary enrichment programmes, more computer stations per guest than any other ship, 24-hour internet access and dedicated teams to instruct on topics ranging from basic computer skills to advanced digital photo finishing and website design.
Crystal Vision Enrichment Programme
Showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated names in topics including art, history, journalism, television, stage, screen, US and foreign diplomacy, as well as food and wine.
Wine & Food Festival at Sea
With celebrity chefs such as Suzanne Goin, Danny Meyer, Marcas Samuelsson, Sam Choy and Andre Soltner accompanied by leading wine experts, these popular themed cruises run throughout the year.
Experiences of Discovery Voyages
First launched in 2009, Crystal offers a series of themed cruises, each focused on a special interest with onboard and shoreside complimentary activities. Popular focuses include photography, ancient civilisations, chance & fortune, mind, body & spirit, jazz, gold, film & theatre, cabaret at sea, big band and ballroom dance.
- Adults only
- children facilities
- smoking (some)
Crystal Symphony offers a wide range of entertainment; from classical concerts and special parties in the Palm Court, to celebrity entertainers & speakers including American icons, Broadway stars, TV stars, novelists, athletes, diplomats, chefs, scientists, artists and economists.
Crystal Symphony offers a wide range of treatments and services in its Spa and Salons. With panoramic views of the oceans, the state-of-the-art fitness centre offers a wide range of sports and fitness equipment, as well as classes.
kid & teen
With her Junior Activities program, Crystal Symphony caters to children 3-17 years old on holiday voyages and nearly all summer sailings.
Dedicated play areas for both young kids and teens are available. Children can also borrow from a selection of books and videos from the library of watch recently released films in the Hollywood Theatre.
A special Junior Cruiser’s menu is available on board and the Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza.
A range of classes are offered onboard, covering topics from wine and food, history and culture to music, fashion and theatre.