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Crystal Symphony

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Ship Description

This is a handsome, contemporary ship with excellent open deck, sunbathing space, and sports facilities that include a paddle tennis court, as well as a wraparound teakwood deck for walking. One of the two outdoor swimming pools has a swim-up bar and can be covered by a retractableglass dome. There is almost no sense of crowding anywhere, a superb example of comfort by design. Inside, there is a fine assortment of public entertainment lounges and small intimate rooms. Outstanding are the Vista (observation) Lounge and the supremely tranquil, elegant Palm Court, one of the nicest rooms afloat. She features fine quality fabrics and soft furnishings, china, flatware, and silver. This ship has a very friendly, well-trained, highly professional staff who practice excellent-teamwork. It is the extra attention to detail that makes a cruise aboard this ship so special.This ship has just about everything for the discerning seasoned traveler who wants and is prepared to pay for good style, space, and comfort.

Staterooms Features
  • Hotel-style beds that can be made up as queen-size or separate twin beds
  • Plush terry cloth robe for each guest
  • Generous built-in closets and drawer space
  • Vanity with make-up mirror
  • Flat-screen TV featuring CNN and movie channels
  • Telephone - Crystal Cruises lets you take advantage of your wireless devices while at sea. Using your own mobile phone and telephone number, you can make and receive calls to and from fellow travelers who are on the ship, and friends and family who are far away on land. If you currently have the service through your home provider, you can also send and receive text messages. Other available wireless services include use of PDAs, such as your Blackberry®. Charges for using the SeaMobile system will appear as roaming charges on the regular monthly bill of your service provider.
  • In-stateroom safe
  • Tow Hair dryesr
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Both 110-volt (American current) and 220-volt (European current) outlets are available in each stateroom
  • Butler Service - Available to guests in categories PH, PS and CP, your own personal butler attends to every detail of your stay.

Ship Features
  • Attentive, personal service
  • Sumptuous cuisine
  • Elegant, spacious staterooms with the finest amenities
  • Nonsmoking environment
  • Extensive wine lists
  • The ships offer a variety of bar and lounge venues, including the Avenue Saloon, The Bistro, casino, Crystal Cove, Galaxy Lounge, Palm Court, Pulse (Crystal Serenity), Stardust Club (Crystal Serenity), Starlite Club (Crystal Symphony), Sunset Bar (Crystal Serenity) and Trident Bar. Each features a unique style and atmosphere, as well as different hours of service.
  • On every sailing, Crystal Cruises offers a host program that includes carefully screened gentlemen with interests and backgrounds similar to those of our guests. Each distinguished Ambassador Host is cultured, well traveled and an accomplished ballroom dancer.
  • Enriching onboard lectures and demonstrations. Odyssey Art at Sea classes, the only creative arts program designed for luxury cruise ship guests, are offered on sea days, taught by specially trained instructors.
  • Lavish evening entertainment and production shows
  • Conference and meeting facilities are available on board. Secretarial and copying services are available upon request for a nominal charge, as is private e-mail and Internet access through the Computer University@Sea. For your convenience, 24-hour Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the ship, reception-permitting.
  • Onboard beauty shop - The Crystal Salon offers a range of beauty services for women and men, performed by trained professionals. Featured services include haircuts, hairstyling, coloring, facials and skin analysis, manicures and pedicures
  • Experience the sublime and the sensuous in the Crystal Spa: Treatments include: Aroma Stone Therapy, Japanese Silk Booster Facial and Well-Being Massage…all enjoyed in the relaxing spa with beautiful Asian artifacts and the peaceful ambiance of Feng Shui. The spa features panoramic sea views, which surround a facility offering sauna, steam, a full-service hair salon and a state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Card room and library
  • Intimate small-ship ambiance
  • Medical Service - Medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. The professional services of this staff, as well as certain medications, are available on board at reasonable costs. Guests requiring ongoing medication, or having specific dietary needs, are advised to bring an ample supply of medication or dietary supplements with them in their carry-on luggage.
    Portable oxygen tanks and concentrators may be used on board, provided Crystal Cruises is notified in writing, no later than 30 days prior to sailing, that a guest is bringing his or her own oxygen equipment.
    Guests with any disability, including those primarily confined to wheelchairs or scooters, are medically oxygen dependent, are hearing impaired or use service animals, must notify Crystal Cruises at the time of booking as they may be required to submit forms for Release and Indemnity directly to Onboard Guest Services prior to sailing.

Ship Quick Profile

Not Recommended for anyone who doesn't like to dress up and socialize
portofino
Built Date - 1995
Passengers - 940
Crew - 545
Officer Nationality - Norwegian/Japanese
Crew Nationality - European/American
Tonnage - 51044
Length - 781 feet
Width - 99 feet
Cruising Speed - 21 knots
Decks - 8
Dining Rooms - 1
Seatings - 2
cabins - 480
passengers - 940
Casino Spa/Fitness Center
Salon
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