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Sandy Oshinsky

Age: 51 to 60

Occupation:volunteer

Number of Cruises: 3 t

Cruise Line: Crystal

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Sailing Date: NOT FOUND

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

The Crystal Symphony was outstanding in every way. The cabins were well appointed, but not overly spacious. We had a suite with a veranda on the Penthouse Deck. The service was excellent. The public rooms were very pretty. There were 700 plus passengers (capacity 900+) and you never felt crowded anywhere. A feature that we thought we would not like was the 2 seating dinner policy. However, they have two specialty restaurants that are excellent and can be reserved for any time. We had the late seating in the main dining room and alternated with the Asian and Italian restaurant.

There was so much to do every day, if you wanted. We worked out in the gym with a personal trainer, we took private dance lessons, we played paddle tennis, we went to the casino, we had massages. It was terrific. The entire crew is very friendly and very responsive to the guests.

The buffets for breakfast and lunch are good, but not as good as the Seabourn Line.

The average age on this cruise was about 70-75, with a small number of passengers our age and younger.

The cruise line provides gentlemen hosts to dance with the single women and this is a very nice feature. They also have 2 professional dancers on board who were excellent.

The entertainment other than the Crystal ensemble, were excellent. We were treated to the Capitol Steps, a political satire group for Washington, DC as well as a sax player, a violinist and a concer pianist. The shows performed by the Crystal ensemble, while not our cup of tea, were very popular and well received.

We were scheduled to be on the Seabourn Sun. It was pulled out of service 2 days before our departure. Our travel agent secured us space on the Crystal and we absolutely loved it, and have booked a cruise for next year.

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