The Crystal Symphony is one of the larger luxury cruise ships of the Crystal Cruise company. Its wide range of itineraries gives the cruise traveler a lot of cruise destinations to choose from. The ship itself was built in Finland and is owned by NYK Line, a Japanese company. Serving the North American clientele, its European service style continues to impress its clients to keep them coming back for more cruises.
Hotel and dining services are top-notch with competent European and Filipino staff. A favorite hang out are in the ship is the Palm Court where guests enjoy tea and drinksin a formal setting while viewing the oustide panorama in an enclosed room with large windows. Other venues for drinking include the Crystal Cove and the Bistro, which is also a nightclub and a cafe. Formal dining restaurants which are available by reservation are Jade Garden - Chinese/ European fusion and Prego - Italian. Buffet meals are available near the pool areas.
Outdoor and indoor pools are located at the Lido Deck. There guests can choose from pools, lap pool, or jacuzzis. Comfy deck chairs are provided for sun bathing and relaxing. Snack bars and ice cream bars are nearby.
On one of the top decksguests can choose from a variety of fitness and spa services while enjoying the view of the vast ocean. First-class fitness facilities, steam and sauna rooms, spa treatments, a tennis court, and a driving range are also available.
The Crystal Symphony can be a wonderful venue for seminars, too. Work and leisure merge in the Tiffany Deck, where a theater is available for film screenings and lectures. On the same deck guests can try their luck in the casino and card rooms or splurge on shopping at the boutiques.
Fully furnished rooms complete with internet access and other appliances are available for different budgets. Should guests feel hungry any time, a 24-hour room service is ready to cater to their needs.
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