Crystal Symphony deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Crystal Symphony deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Crystal Cruises deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Crystal Symphony cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Crystal Symphony staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Crystal Symphony (built 1995, last refurbished in 2017) is the first (smaller one) of the two Crystal Ocean cruise ships – followed by Crystal Serenity. The other (newest) fleet mate is the Crystal Esprit yacht. Both Crystal Ocean ships Symphony and Serenity are also sisters to ms Asuka II (former Crystal Harmony).
Crystal Symphony cruise ship deck plan has a total of 477 staterooms for 952 passengers (max capacity is 1095 guests), served by 530 crew/staff. The ship has 8 passenger decks, 4 restaurants, 5 lounges and bars, 2 pools (one with retractable glass roof), 2 jacuzzies, 8 elevators, self-service laundromats (on cabin decks).
Crystal Symphony is a top luxury cruise ship with all-inclusive fares. The list of all complimentary amenities and services features:
- all drinks on the ship (alcohol included), gratuities, a personal butler (Suites).
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet – since 2015, free of charge Internet is offered to all guests (regardless cabin category) up to 60 min PP per day. For Penthouse Suites the free Internet offer is for 90 min PP per day.
- All specialty Crystal Symphony restaurants feature premium table linens (Garnier-Thiebaut), Riedel crystal, and luxury china (Villeroy&Boch).
- Each of the two Crystal Penthouse accommodations has a separate dining and living area, private gym studio, “Bang&Olufsen” audio system, 3x flat TVs, oceanview bathroom.
- All guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour available in-room dining (Crystal main dining room menu) and 24-hour room service, twice a day housekeeping, self-service laundry.
- List of cabin amenities features a pillow menu, luxury bedding sets, Egyptian cotton bath towels, slippers, kimonos, luxury plush robes, Aveda toiletries.
Crystal Symphony deck plan changes 2017 refurbishment review
The ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment (September 23 - October 16, done by Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven Germany) reduced its passenger capacity in order to enable single-seating dining. Following the dry-dock, Crystal Symphony offers to all passengers free Wi-Fi (regardless of cabin category).
- On deck 9, two new balcony cabin categories were introduced - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite (12 new suites) and Seabreeze Penthouse (28 new suites). The new staterooms have the same size as the existing Penthouse (365 ft2 / 34 m2) and Penthouse Suite (490 ft2 / 46 m2). Seabreeze Penthouses are connecting cabins (sharing an entryway).
- All Penthouses offer enhanced all-inclusive amenities, including butler service, in-cabin dining, complimentary specialty restaurants dining).
- Cabin conversions reduced ship's capacity from 1095 to 848, thus increasing its guest-to-space ratio to 60,2.
- Crystal Dining Room was renamed to "Waterside" and upgraded with additional 2- and 4-seat tables. New open-seating dining (between 6-9:30 pm) replaced the old assigned seating and the required dinner reservations. Breakfasts and lunches are served as usual.
- Lido Cafe is operated as Marketplace (during the day) and as Churrascaria (steakhouse, by night). The restaurant features an open kitchen and made-to-order dishes. Marketplace serves buffet breakfast and lunch, while Churrascaria serves casual dinner (between 6-9 pm). The Brazilian-themed Churrascaria restaurant features Caipirinha (welcome cocktail event) and selection of Brazilian dishes (grilled seafood and meats, tapas, ceviche, salads). Meats are served by “gauchos” (dedicated staff) on traditional meat skewers.
- Silk restaurant's menu was upgraded with modern Chinese fare (family-size dinner plates). Self-service is now available at breakfast and lunch, and also includes traditional Chinese food (dumplings, Chinois salad, soup, noodle bar). Dinners at Silk are open-seating (reservations-recommended) and between 6-9 pm.
- Trident Bar and Grill serves casual grilled food (including fast food - burgers, sandwiches).
- Silk Road and The Sushi Bar (both specialty restaurants by celebrity-chef Nobu Matsuhisa) were combined and renamed to "Umi Uma". Umi Uma offers Nobu-inspired dishes prepared by Nobu-trained chefs.
- Dining reservations for Umi Uma and Prego restaurants are now complimentary for Penthouse passengers. To all other cabin categories, 1 complimentary specialty dining is offered (additional reservations are available at a surcharge).
- The new free of charge shipwide Wi-Fi is the result of the company's investment in new hardware and software for expanded onboard connectivity and faster (doubled) satellite Internet speed.
- Crystal Connect is ship's new onboard portal for Internet connections and various shipboard info (menus, news, scheduled activities, shore excursions, itinerary ports, international digital news media, movies library, lectures, etc). Crystal Connect (mobile app) is available for personal devices.
- All cruise cabins were upgraded with new 42-inch smart TVs with interactive panels (infotainment system).
- Ship's Computer University at Sea (enrichment workshops venue) was updated and redesigned.
- Among the redesigned public spaces is the midship located Starlite Club (panoramic floor-ceiling windows).
- Along with all Lloyd Werft workers, the refurbishment project also involved several hundred crew and sub-contractors.
To maintain the “Crystal Clear” standard, the Symphony ship was extensively refitted in 2006 (in Norfolk VA at the of cost USD 23 million) and in 2009 (in Boston MA, for USD 25 million). The list of deck plan changes after the ship's 2016 drydock refurbishment (done by Blohm+Voss in Hamburg Germany, project cost USD 15 million) included:
- general maintenance works, that included propulsion system upgrades (Rolls-Royce Azimuth thrusters were replaced with new ones), new hull coating, air ducts cleaning, reverse osmosis plant inspection.
- Introduced was the company's new “Deluxe PURE” category of staterooms (hypoallergenic cabins).
- On deck 12 were redesigned the Tastes buffet restaurant and the Lido area.
- New energy-saving LED lighting was installed in all public rooms.
- All Penthouse Suites were overhauled.
- The project's total cost was USD 15 million.
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