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Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship Review 2011
The Crystal Symphony, one of the most roomy and lavish cruise ship at sea is owned and operated by Crystal Cruises, a cruise line voted as World’s Best over other cruise lines, resort or hotel in history. This 50,000 – ton, 940- guests elegant cruise ship boasts of its classic service, copious space, superlative service, excellent features and wide-ranging leisure options that translates to a international holiday both at land and at sea.
Crystal Symphony has undergone a massive renovation and upgrading in October of 2009 that costs a cool US27 million dollars for a spectacular new look. Its pride are the 940 staterooms elegantly furnished and provided with luxurious amenities, all with ocean view and more than half of which have their own private balcony; The Crystal Spa, an over-the-top spa for the complete relaxation of body and mind; the Crystal Casino at Sea; sizeable decks, state-of-the-art fitness center; two pools and high quality entertainment and superb cuisines.
Dining at sea is an unforgettable experience for the guests of Crystal Symphony with its award-winning cuisine which is considered the best at sea. The elite team of chefs of Crystal Symphony can turn an excellent dish to perfection with the inspiration from exotic cultures and ingredients they have collected from their never-ending voyaging. These chefs who are considered the cream of the crop in their profession have an enduring passion for their trade and are known to use only the best and finest ingredients. They are known to dish up the most sumptuous classical French cuisines in Crystal Symphony’s main dining room, The Crystal Dining Room and at the Bistro Café, a Parisian coffee bar; the best of Asian cuisine at the Jade Garden; at the Lido Café, a buffet type outdoor/indoor dining for breakfast & lunch; at the poolside buffet, the Trident Snack Bar & Grille and at the Prego Restaurant, the ship’s alternative specialty restaurant.
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Other activities for the guests’ enjoyment after the sun has set are the Broadway performances after dinner; a game of chance at the Caesars Palace at Sea Casino; a movie at the state-of-the-art Hollywood theater; dancing before or after dinner at the Galaxy Lounge or at Club 2100 Lounge and Nightclub and many more.
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Cruise lines always give much priority in creating a community between the passengers on board and the crew, which it holds in high esteem. Therefore, even though Crystal Symphony has undergone major refurbishment quite often, the fervor, still remains intact.
Many places in crystal symphony have undergone transformation to make it in to a sophisticated social place. The casino has been remodeled; the Bistro cafe redecorated and the atrium shops are all new. The décor of the state rooms in the cabins are more boutiques like rather than a luxury crew ship.
The walls in Starlite club are new and add more contemporary touch, without compromising on its essential ambience. Crystal is the only cruise line that has assigned dining times and table mate and the restaurant people are very thoughtful in accomplishing, without any complaints from passengers, making it perfect.
The service of the staff is consistently superb, to complement the quality of cuisine. All the three meals have elaborate menus, including light choices and vegetarian options. The afternoon tea on crystal symphony is a pleasant ritual which cannot be afforded to be missed. Each restaurant has its own list of wines and has good markup on wine by the glass and bottle.
There is a two storey atrium on public rooms with a waterfall with crystal cove lounge at its center so that people can watch before dinner. There are a dozen computer terminals with internet access; WI fi connections are also available throughout the ship.
There are three self serve laundry facilities. Originally, crystal symphony had no inside cabins but now the cabins are refurbished and are decorated well with different color scheme in every floor. Entertainment programs, in which, passengers can participate in classes of art, history and wellness are arranged. The facilities for kids are limited on crystal symphony.
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