Crystal Symphony

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Specifications of Crystal Symphony

Year built1995  /  Age : 23
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassHarmony
Building costUSD 250 million
Owner(GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
OperatorCrystal Ocean Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)238 m / 781 ft
Beam (width)30 m / 98 ft
Gross Tonnage51044 gt
Passengers904 - 1040
Crew530
Passengers-to-space ratio49
Decks12
Cabins452
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byAngela Lansbury

Current itinerary of Crystal Symphony

Crystal Symphony current cruise is 10 days, one-way from Montreal to New York. Prices start from USD 8540 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Oct, 2018 and ends on 25 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
15 Oct      Departing from Montreal, Quebec Canada   
17 Oct 07:00 - 20:00     Quebec City, Canada   
19 Oct 10:00 - 18:00     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
21 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
22 Oct 12:00 - 22:00     Portland Maine, USA   
23 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Boston, Massachusetts   
24 Oct 09:00 - 18:00     Newport, Rhode Island   
25 Oct      Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC   

Review of Crystal Symphony

Launched in 1995, Crystal Symphony cruise ship is company's first and the smaller of the two (for now) Crystal Ocean Cruises ships - with fleetmate Crystal Serenity (2003).

History - construction and ownership

One of the top-luxury passenger shipping companies, Crystal Cruises operates both ocean and river cruises on premium liners and newbuild riverboats with all inclusive travel package deals. Company's ships are top-ranked in numerous categories, offer intimate cruising experience, 5-star hotel amenities, superior service. The company was founded in 1988 as subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – one of the world's largest container shipping companies. In 2015, NYK Line sold Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Following the acquisition, the company was renamed to Crystal Ltd. It currently includes the brands Crystal Cruises (ocean-going ships), Crystal River Cruises (European riverboats), Crystal Yacht Cruises (mega-yachts), Crystal Luxury Air (aircraft) and Crystal AirCruises (fly-cruise deals).

Crystal Symphony cruise ship

The 51,044-ton, 940-passenger cruise ship Crystal Symphony underwent three major drydock refurbishments in 2006, 2009 and 2012, part of a 5-year vessel renovation plan to redesign all passenger staterooms and add new venues and amenities on the liner. The 5-year project cost the company USD 65 million.

Cruise itinerary program

Crystal Symphony itinerary program is based on cruises to Europe (UK, Baltic, Mediterranean), Southeast Asia (with departures from Singapore, China, Vietnam), Australia New Zealand, Caribbean (out of Miami FL), Canada-New England (from NYC New York).

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Cabins

Most Crystal Symphony staterooms (58%) are 245-sq.foot Balcony rooms. There are a total of 477 staterooms (of which 65 Suite, 215 Balcony, no Inside rooms) in 13 categories, as well as 10 wheelchair accessible cabins. The ship's largest cabins/suites are the two Crystal Penthouses (category CP), sizes 982 ft2 / 91 m2 (balcony included), both featuring boutique-hotel like decors.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The formal restaurant on Crystal Symphony serves open seating breakfast and lunch. Dinner is in two assigned seatings, or open seating. Although there is no additional charge for the Italian and Asian specialty restaurants, reservations are required. On select days, theme luncheons and dinners are offered poolside and special wine dinners are held in ship's Vintage Room. Other choices include the casual Lido buffet for breakfast and lunch; poolside grill for snacks and casual lunch; The Bistro specialty coffee & wine bar for snacks all day and evening. Afternoon tea is served in Symphony's Palm Court. Room service is available 24 hours, with an extensive menu. Selections can be delivered during dinner hours from the menu of the formal restaurant. Suite passengers can order from the specialty restaurants.

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Follows the complete list of Crystal Symphony restaurants and food bars.

  • “Crystal” (aft Dining Room, features gourmet menu with regionally inspired and traditional dishes; offers “Dining by Reservation” option - guests can reserve each night different time by contacting the Maitre D)
  • “The Vintage Room” (10-seat fine dining venue with sommelier service, at surcharge US$200 plus, depending on the wine selection; on special cruises it operates as “Ultimate Vintage Dining Room” and some of the most rare wines in the world are served - the cover charge sores up to US$1,000 and more)
  • “Silk Road” (Asian dinner-only specialty restaurant; reservations are recommended)
  • “The Sushi Bar” (Japanese specialty dinner restaurant; reservations-only)
  • “Prego” (Italian specialty dinner only, reservations only restaurant)
  • “Trident Bar & Grill” (fastfood venue; features lush greenery with live olive trees)
  • “Lido Cafe” (self-service buffet restaurant; serves the pool deck area).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Тhe “upgrades” of Crystal Symphony addded in 2004 the Feng-Shui spa complex (8 spa rooms), a new teak deck, upgraded saunas, separate areas for Yoga and Pilates training classes, The Vintage Room (winery), the “Computer University@sea” area (capacity 25 guests), renovation of the Crystal Dining Room, new decors to all accommodations, and new Photo Gallery (deck 6).

The refit in Norfolk, Virginia, in 2006 featured the “Starlite Club”, the Crystal Casino, new Bistro Cafe and boutiques, a new disco-club, redesigning of the staterooms, reconstruction of the Tiffany deck, new equipment.

In 2009, up-to-date equipment was installed in The Hollywood Theater (audio-visual systems), renovations of the penthouses, bathrooms, of the Main Dining room, of the Lido Cafe and the “Prego” restaurant, new furniture and Jacuzzis on the pool deck.

During the 2012 refurbishment of Crystal Symphony, there was a redesign of some public spaces, which included the Avenue Saloon, that relocated the piano to make more room for brass-tack couches, embossed-leaf barstools and tufted booths. Seating was also changed in the panoramic-view Palm Court, and the dancing was enlarged. The vessel's two theaters also underwent considerable updates. In addition to new furniture and decor, new stage extension expanded the performance space in the Galaxy Lounge by 30 %. And both the Galaxy Lounge and Hollywood Theatre obtained technological upgrades of lighting, sound and projectors.

Crystal Symphony amenities include: 24-Hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry & Self-Serve Laundromats, Babysitting.

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Follows the complete list of Crystal Symphony lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • “Crystal Cove” (66-seat piano bar)
  • “Galaxy Lounge” (463-seat main show lounge for grand show productions; with a large hydraulic stage and a full orchestra)
  • The “Crystal Casino” (410 m2, with 86 slots and poker machines, gambling tables)
  • “Hollywood Theatre” (143-seat cinema; has a stage for live performances; also hosts conferences, lectures, presentations, Broadway-style show productions, comedy shows)
  • “Luxe” disco & nightclub (hosts DJ program nightly, karaoke and trivia shows)
  • “Avenue of the Stars” (280 m2 shopping area; has three duty-free boutique shops - Crystal Collection, Apropos, Facets)
  • “The Bistro” (70-seat Paris-inspired specialty coffee bar, all-complimentary)
  • Atrium (2-deck high midship area with a waterfall)
  • The Symphony’s “Library” (2000+ books in different languages, movies and videos, board games)
  • “Starlite Club” (350-seat lounge with circular bar; hosts daily trivia quizzes, presentations, bingo games, music performances in the evening)
  • “Photo Shop” (photo and video services, accessories, equipment)
  • “Connoisseur Club” (fine cognac and cigar club/smoking lounge)
  • “Avenue Saloon” (58-seat piano bar)
  • “Computer University @ Sea” (24-hour 25-seat capacity Internet computers room; hosts computer and Internet classes)
  • “The Studio” (serves the “Creative Learning” enrichment program: language lessons, digital film making, Yamaha keyboard and piano lessons, all complimentary)
  • “Bridge Lounge” (22-tables cards playing room)
  • “Palm Court” (250-seat observation lounge & bar; serves Afternoon Tea, hosts art auctions, themed parties, classic concerts)
  • “Waves” (teen club lounge)
  • “Fantasia” (kids club lounge area with two playrooms for children 3-7yo and 8-12yo; baby sitting is available for toddlers 1+ yo)
  • Seahorse Pool area (with a lap pool flanked by a large 20-person capacity Whirlpool)
  • “Scoops” (outdoor Ice Cream Bar)
  • “Fitness Center” (with panoramic floor-ceiling windows; has a separate room for complimentary classes (yoga, pilates, aerobics)
  • “Crystal Spa” (540 m2 Feng Shui-inspired Wellness Center; includes the Gym, relaxation area, treatment rooms, 2 saunas/steam rooms and the “Crystal Salon”)
  • Promenade deck (walking/jogging track; hosts the “Walk On Water” daily walking programme)
  • Deck Games (Shuffleboard, Quoits); Tennis Tables; “Wimbledon Court” (tennis court); Golf Putting Green.

Crystal Symphony wiki

  • Crystal Symphony cruise ship is the older one of the line's two top luxury cruising vessels. Her sisters are the fleetmate Crystal Serenity, and the Japanese NYK Line's ms Asuka 2 (former Crystal Harmony). In 2015, the fleet joined the luxury yacht Crystal Esprit.
  • Symphony entered in service on 3 May 1995. The vessel was majorly refurbished three times as part of a five years' plan – in 2006, in 2009 and in 2012. The total cost was USD 65 million, and this was the most extensive upgrade of a vessel in the history of Crystal Cruises. The Symphony's cabins and public areas were refurbished in 2006. Also the same year, she received the colorful Luxe nightclub. The Lido deck was changed in 2009 – upgraded with a Jacuzzi for 20 people which replaced the pool. Again in 2009 the Italian restaurant "Prego" was totally changed. Into the last dry dock, in 2012, the Symphony ship's public spaces and two theaters were updated – the seating was changed, and some trendy technologies like projectors, lighting and sounds were added. Designer companies - Tillberg AB/Sweden, II By IV/Canada, from UK (SMC, Clixby, The Syntax Group, Adfecto, DPA Lighting), KNA/USA.

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Crystal Symphony Itineraries

The below listed Crystal Symphony cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Crystal Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Oct 05 10 days, round-trip Laurentian Discovery - Round-trip Montréal Montreal
2018 Oct 15 10 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal$8540
2018 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from New York to Fort Lauderdale New York$4105
2018 Oct 27 12 days, one-way from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale Charleston$3365
2018 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Fort Lauderdale Port Canaveral$3170
2018 Nov 08 24 days, round-trip Amazon Discovery - Round-trip Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$6940
2018 Dec 02 13 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans Fort Lauderdale$3740
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Yucatan & Dixieland Delights - Round-trip New Orleans New Orleans$2120
2018 Dec 22 33 days, one-way from New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro New Orleans
2018 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Creole & Caribbean Celebrations - Round-trip New Orleans New Orleans$6905
2019 Jan 05 19 days, one-way from New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro New Orleans$3845
2019 Jan 24 10 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro$3170
2019 Feb 03 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Buenos Aires$6530
2019 Feb 03 8 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Buenos Aires$3525
2019 Feb 11 8 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Valparaiso Ushuaia$3525
2019 Feb 19 16 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Papeete Valparaiso$3380
2019 Mar 07 16 days, one-way from Papeete to Auckland Papeete$3505
2019 Mar 23 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$5530
2019 Apr 08 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$6375
2019 Apr 26 13 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$4775
2019 May 09 17 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong
2019 May 26 22 days, one-way from Tokyo to San Francisco Tokyo$5700
2019 Jun 17 8 days, one-way from San Francisco to Vancouver San Francisco$2610
2019 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Discovery - Round-Trip Vancouver Vancouver$3085
2019 Jul 02 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$3880
2019 Jul 12 11 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$3890
2019 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Glaciers & Totems - Round-trip Vancouver Vancouver$2885
2019 Jul 30 11 days, round-trip Frontier Vistas - Round-trip Vancouver Vancouver$3890
2019 Aug 10 10 days, round-trip Alaskan Grandeur - Round-trip Vancouver Vancouver$3480
2019 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$1720
2019 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$2120
2019 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Adventures - Round-trip Vancouver Vancouver$1920
2019 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Accent on Alaska - Round-trip Vancouver Vancouver$2675
2019 Sep 17 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$3235
2019 Sep 28 13 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Puntarenas Los Angeles$4655
2019 Oct 11 14 days, one-way from Puntarenas to New Orleans Puntarenas$5395
2019 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale New Orleans$3885
2019 Nov 08 9 days, round-trip Yucatan Channel Palette - Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$2725
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Tropical Escape - Round-trip Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$1720
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Cornucopia - Round-trip Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$1715
2019 Dec 01 10 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Puntarenas Fort Lauderdale$3360
2019 Dec 11 10 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Diego Puntarenas$2355
2019 Dec 21 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Serenade - Round-trip San Diego San Diego$5780
2020 Jan 05 8 days, round-trip Golden Pacific Paragons - Round-trip San Diego San Diego$2449
2020 Jan 13 48 days, one-way from San Diego to Singapore San Diego$14154
2020 Jan 13 33 days, one-way from San Diego to Hong Kong San Diego$9072
2020 Jan 13 20 days, one-way from San Diego to Guam Island San Diego$5249
2020 Feb 02 28 days, one-way from Guam Island to Singapore Guam Island$9167
2020 Feb 02 13 days, one-way from Guam Island to Hong Kong Guam Island$4299
2020 Feb 15 30 days, round-trip Far East Fascinations - Round-trip Hong Kong Hong Kong$9927
2020 Feb 15 15 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong$5349
2020 Mar 01 30 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$10069
2020 Mar 01 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$5099
2020 Mar 16 15 days, round-trip Sparkling Cities of Northern Asia - Round-trip Hong Kong Hong Kong$5499
2020 Mar 31 13 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong$4649
2020 Apr 23 31 days, one-way from Singapore to Civitavecchia Singapore$9024
2020 Apr 23 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore$4199
2020 May 08 42 days, one-way from Dubai to Dover Dubai$13727
2020 May 08 16 days, one-way from Dubai to Civitavecchia Dubai$5299
2020 May 24 26 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dover Civitavecchia$6412
2020 May 24 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia$4939
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2499
2020 May 31 19 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dover Barcelona$6317
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona$2699
2020 Jun 07 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Dover Lisbon$3949
2020 Jun 19 25 days, one-way from Dover to Stockholm Dover$9974
2020 Jun 19 14 days, one-way from Dover to Copenhagen Dover$5749
2020 Jul 03 11 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$4749
2020 Jul 14 25 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dover Stockholm$10354
2020 Jul 14 11 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dover Stockholm$4799
2020 Jul 25 25 days, one-way from Dover to Amsterdam Dover$10354
2020 Jul 25 14 days, round-trip British Isles Brilliance - Round-trip London Dover$6099
2020 Aug 08 57 days, one-way from Dover to Monte Carlo Dover$18857
2020 Aug 08 11 days, one-way from Dover to Amsterdam Dover$4799
2020 Aug 19 46 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Monte Carlo Amsterdam$10117
2020 Aug 19 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam$4099
2020 Sep 01 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$3299
2020 Sep 11 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice$3199
2020 Sep 20 49 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus$10592
2020 Sep 20 33 days, round-trip Mediterranean Tapestry - Round-Trip Athens Piraeus$10212
2020 Sep 20 21 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus$4654
2020 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus$2299
2020 Sep 27 26 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia$5557
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia$2149
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$2149
2020 Oct 11 28 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dubai Barcelona$7647
2020 Oct 11 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona$3449
2020 Oct 23 16 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus$4599
2020 Nov 08 29 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai$7694
2020 Nov 08 13 days, one-way from Dubai to Mumbai Dubai$3749
2020 Nov 21 16 days, one-way from Mumbai to Singapore Mumbai$4349
2020 Dec 07 30 days, one-way from Singapore to Laem Chabang Singapore$8929
2020 Dec 07 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$4099
2020 Dec 22 15 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang Hong Kong$5299