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Gail Crosby

Age: 59

Occupation:Real Estate Agent

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Crystal

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Sailing Date: 2011-03-31

Itinerary: Western Carribean

This was my husband's and my first time on a cruise and we're glad that we travelled with Crystal. It was a wonderful experience. The meals were so delicious. We were fortunate enough to sit with a table of 8 great people as well. Each night we took turns buying bottles of wine to share with our meals. We were also able to special order our meals for the next night, ex. lobster and items not on the menu. The ship was so pretty. For years I avoided going on cruises because I thought that a cruise would be boring. Not at all. We had cooking demos with Govind Armstrong, who is a celebrity chef. We especially enjoyed the wine tasting, and we saw fun shows every night. We made so many friends and after a year later we are still in contact. The excursions were o.k. Very touristy in nature however it's best to go to places with people from your ship. I would advise though NOT buying jewelry from one of the islands on excursion. It seems like a good idea as all the stores are offering deals and they talk about deals a lot on the ship. But I bought a bracelet and a stone came out as soon as we left that port. I had a hard time getting my money back from the store as I had to wait to return home to send it back. The store did not want to reimburse even after getting the bracelet back. Thank God for American Express who helped me with the matter. Other then that the trip was great! I love Crystal Cruise!

Fresh, innovative, beautiful presentations

Clean, after fresh. The bathroom was gorgeous. I didn't feel like I was on a ship.

Good. I loved the cooking demo by Govind Armstrong. I loved the host from Food and Travel.

Don't buy jewelry on an excursion. If something is wrong with it it's hard to get your money back.

Loved it!!! The best!!

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