Symphony, Black Sea Explorer ex Athens Return – 01 Aug 2021

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Luxury, as they say, is in the details. It is so often the little details that make all the difference. And on a Crystal cruise, the differences are many.

From the moment you step on board, you will experience Crystal Cruises’ dedication to making your cruise with us a perfect one. Our Six-Star Commitment means each instant must be memorable, every detail sublime. From the grand designs of our ships to the right vintage wine, a turned-down bed, or even a simple smile, singular attention is paid to every detail of your cruise. For all of us at Crystal Cruises, Six-Star quality means more than awards and accolades; it means the constant pursuit of a single goal: to create the best, then make it better. We are not just aiming to provide a fabulous vacation, we are aiming to create an experience that will enrich your life and provide memories to cherish forever. Think of the farthest corners of the world connected by a smooth and shining sea. Imagine that a floating luxury resort, filled with everything you ever could desire, is waiting to carry you on the journey of your dreams. At Crystal Cruises, they take pride in navigating that magical highway of the sea, transporting you to the best the world has to offer.

Your days and nights on a Crystal cruise are effortless and carefree. You will revel in a wealth of time, a luxurious sense of leisure and ease; your hours are your own, to spend as you see fit. Released from the pressure of schedules and routines, you are free to play, to rest, to mingle and relax – to allow for the luxury of serendipity. Like the open sea, each day is limitless. You can chart a course, then change it at your whim. Let possibility fill the sails of your imagination and see what magic might appear.

Crystal Cruises gives you space to stretch out and explore. There are broad, sunny decks to stroll and inviting corners to settle into. There are cozy nooks where you can be alone. You can join a spellbound audience at an exciting Broadway-style show or get together with a few new friends over a frothy cappuccino. Your stateroom is a comforting place to call your own, where you can snuggle in and dream.

With skilled and practiced sleight-of-hand, chefs prepare the finest cuisine from around the world. Guests may begin a cruise alone, but within days they find themselves greeting new-found friends. There is a spirit of cheerfulness and good humor to be found wherever you are on the ship. Guests say that’s the real magic of a Crystal cruise. There’s no mystery to it; it’s simply a commitment to heartfelt service that creates an atmosphere of enchantment, every day.

Crystal Cruises now all-inclusive value provides: * Complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego, and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhis * Open-bar service throughout the ship * Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship * All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service * Acclaimed Crystal Wine & Food Festival® cruises featuring famous chefs and wine authorities on select voyages * Early embarkation luncheon * Welcome champagne * 24-hour room service * Enrichment & Entertainment Programmes

202 Sq. Ft. Travel the world in comfort and luxury in this stylishly-furnished, elegant stateroom featuring deluxe amenities, unobstructed views from large picture window, and deliciously attentive 24-hour room service.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Be welcomed into the comfortable luxury of this well-appointed stateroom featuring a comfortable sitting area with soft leather sofa, queen-size bed or twin beds, and spacious wall closet. A large picture window offers gorgeous vistas.

REFRESH:
Your elegant, double-vanity bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
Relish 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service, all delivered by your friendly and eminently experienced stateroom attendant.

202 Sq. Ft. Travel the world in comfort and luxury in this stylishly-furnished, elegant stateroom featuring deluxe amenities, unobstructed views from large picture window, and deliciously attentive 24-hour room service.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Be welcomed into the comfortable luxury of this well-appointed stateroom featuring a comfortable sitting area with soft leather sofa, queen-size bed or twin beds, and spacious wall closet. A large picture window offers gorgeous vistas.

REFRESH:
Your elegant, double-vanity bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
Relish 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service, all delivered by your friendly and eminently experienced stateroom attendant.

202 Sq. Ft. Travel the world in comfort and luxury in this stylishly-furnished, elegant stateroom featuring deluxe amenities, unobstructed views from large picture window, and deliciously attentive 24-hour room service.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Be welcomed into the comfortable luxury of this well-appointed stateroom featuring a comfortable sitting area with soft leather sofa, queen-size bed or twin beds, and spacious wall closet. A large picture window offers gorgeous vistas.

REFRESH:
Your elegant, double-vanity bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
Relish 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service, all delivered by your friendly and eminently experienced stateroom attendant.

202 Sq. Ft. Travel the world in comfort and luxury in this stylishly-furnished, elegant stateroom featuring deluxe amenities, unobstructed views from large picture window, and deliciously attentive 24-hour room service.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Be welcomed into the comfortable luxury of this well-appointed stateroom featuring a comfortable sitting area with soft leather sofa, queen-size bed or twin beds, and spacious wall closet. A large picture window offers gorgeous vistas.

REFRESH:
Your elegant, double-vanity bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
Relish 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service, all delivered by your friendly and eminently experienced stateroom attendant.

202 Sq. Ft. Travel the world in comfort and luxury in this stylishly-furnished, elegant stateroom featuring deluxe amenities, unobstructed views from large picture window, and deliciously attentive 24-hour room service.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Be welcomed into the comfortable luxury of this well-appointed stateroom featuring a comfortable sitting area with soft leather sofa, queen-size bed or twin beds, and spacious wall closet. A large picture window offers gorgeous vistas.

REFRESH:
Your elegant, double-vanity bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
Relish 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service, all delivered by your friendly and eminently experienced stateroom attendant.

246 Sq. Ft. All-inclusive luxury is yours in this elegant, deluxe stateroom with contemporary furnishings, 24-hour room service, glorious bedding and delightful, private verandah.

LIVE & SLEEP:
This beautifully appointed stateroom includes a comfortable sitting area, queen-size bed or twin beds, sizable wall closet, and private verandah for morning coffee, stunning views and fresh ocean breezes.

REFRESH:
Your well-appointed bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
The gracious services of your stateroom attendant ensure your accommodations are always meticulously attended to with twice daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. And of course, 24-hour room service.

246 Sq. Ft. All-inclusive luxury is yours in this elegant, deluxe stateroom with contemporary furnishings, 24-hour room service, glorious bedding and delightful, private verandah.

LIVE & SLEEP:
This beautifully appointed stateroom includes a comfortable sitting area, queen-size bed or twin beds, sizable wall closet, and private verandah for morning coffee, stunning views and fresh ocean breezes.

REFRESH:
Your well-appointed bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
The gracious services of your stateroom attendant ensure your accommodations are always meticulously attended to with twice daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. And of course, 24-hour room service.

246 Sq. Ft. All-inclusive luxury is yours in this elegant, deluxe stateroom with contemporary furnishings, 24-hour room service, glorious bedding and delightful, private verandah.

LIVE & SLEEP:
This beautifully appointed stateroom includes a comfortable sitting area, queen-size bed or twin beds, sizable wall closet, and private verandah for morning coffee, stunning views and fresh ocean breezes.

REFRESH:
Your well-appointed bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
The gracious services of your stateroom attendant ensure your accommodations are always meticulously attended to with twice daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. And of course, 24-hour room service.

246 Sq. Ft. All-inclusive luxury is yours in this elegant, deluxe stateroom with contemporary furnishings, 24-hour room service, glorious bedding and delightful, private verandah.

LIVE & SLEEP:
This beautifully appointed stateroom includes a comfortable sitting area, queen-size bed or twin beds, sizable wall closet, and private verandah for morning coffee, stunning views and fresh ocean breezes.

REFRESH:
Your well-appointed bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
The gracious services of your stateroom attendant ensure your accommodations are always meticulously attended to with twice daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. And of course, 24-hour room service.

246 Sq. Ft. All-inclusive luxury is yours in this elegant, deluxe stateroom with contemporary furnishings, 24-hour room service, glorious bedding and delightful, private verandah.

LIVE & SLEEP:
This beautifully appointed stateroom includes a comfortable sitting area, queen-size bed or twin beds, sizable wall closet, and private verandah for morning coffee, stunning views and fresh ocean breezes.

REFRESH:
Your well-appointed bathroom features a full bathtub/shower, ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers, and exclusive bath amenities from the renowned Italian fashion house.

RELAX:
The gracious services of your stateroom attendant ensure your accommodations are always meticulously attended to with twice daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. And of course, 24-hour room service.

367 Sq. Ft. Families will love the exclusive shared entryway connecting two luxurious, butler-serviced Seabreeze Penthouses. 24-hour room service, in-suite dining, and private teak verandah highlight these fabulous, contemporary suites.

LIVE & SLEEP:
The beautiful living area of the Seabreeze Penthouse includes queen-size bed or twin beds with soft bedding, vanity and walk-in closet, flat-panel TV, and in-suite tea or cocktails, canapés and dining from Umi Uma and Prego menus.

REFRESH:
The luxurious double-vanity master bath features a large luxury shower with body jets, and exclusive ETRO bath and body amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

RELAX:
Personal butler service pampers you with packing and unpacking upon request, in-suite dining, reservations for spa, specialty dining and shore excursions, garment pressing, shoeshine, and more.

367 Sq. Ft. Warm tones, welcome champagne, private verandah and indulgent amenities highlight the luxurious elegance of this spacious suite.

LIVE & SLEEP:
Perfectly designed for ultimate comfort, your Penthouse features an inviting queen-size bed or twin beds with superior bedding, vanity and dressing area, flat-panel TV and direct access to private verandah.

REFRESH:
The master bath features a Jacuzzi, television, separate shower and bidet, Calcutta marble floors, and ocean view. The guest bath includes a shower, discreet entry and exclusive bath amenities including ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers.

RELAX:
Personalized 24-hour butler service means our staff attends to your every need, including unpacking and unpacking upon request, in-suite dining, reservations for spa, dining and shore excursions and more.

491 Sq. Ft. Feel relaxed and pampered in the understated elegance of your Seabreeze Penthouse Suite featuring a luxurious private bedroom, sumptuous bath with large luxury shower and revitalizing body jets.

LIVE & DINE:
Invite friends for cocktails and canapés or afternoon tea served by your butler in this stylish suite, where a soothing palette of classic ocean hues and private teak verandah offer an environment of peaceful tranquility.

SLEEP:
Sheer relaxation epitomizes the comfort of your luxurious private bedroom that includes king-size bed or twin beds, walk-in closet, and direct access to your spacious private verandah.

REFRESH:
Unique touches of your indulgent, luxury bath include a large deluxe shower with body jets, exclusive ETRO bath and body amenities, bathrobe and slippers, and convenient double vanity.

RELAX:
An attentive butler anticipates your every need, catering to both you and your suite with expert care. Services include packing and unpacking, in-suite dining, reservations for shore excursions, spa and specialty restaurants, and more.

491 Sq. Ft. Unwind and entertain in the splendid luxury of your Penthouse Suite, featuring elegant living and bath areas, in-suite cocktails and dining, 24-hour dedicated butler service, and dramatic ocean views from your private verandah.

LIVE & DINE:
After a day of discovery and enrichment, relax in the sublime comfort of your spacious living and dining area with separate study, or enjoy an amazing ocean sunset and glass of champagne from your own private verandah.

SLEEP:
Your luxurious suite features a state-of-the art TV, comfortable queen-sized bed or twin beds with fine bedding and third berth, and generous walk-in closet.

REFRESH:
Indulge in the spa-like atmosphere of your elegant master bath, which features a full Jacuzzi tub, heated bench and floor, and luxury bath amenities including ETRO bathrobes, kimonos and slippers.

RELAX:
Relish the comforts of your beautifully appointed suite with 24-hour personal butler service including packing and unpacking, in-suite dining, reservations for shore excursions, spa, specialty restaurants,and more.

982 Sq. Ft. Stylish and elegant, refined and spacious, the finest of all Crystal Symphony’s suites boasts a deluxe master bedroom, the attentive service of your own personal butler, and sweeping views from the stunning teak verandah.

LIVE & DINE:
Enjoy in-suite dining, socializing or simply relaxing in the comfort of your luxurious living room and separate dining area. A built-in bar, Swarovski chandelier, and custom entertainment center with flat-screen HD TV make you feel right at home.

SLEEP:
Relax in a luxurious master bedroom that includes a dreamy queen-size bed or twin beds and features you’ll love including his & her walk-in closets, fine Frette linens, television, and private access to the expansive verandah.

REFRESH:
Soak in the stunning ocean views from the Jacuzzi of your lavish master bath, which also boasts flat-screen HD TV, heated floor and bench, separate shower and bidet, and decadent marble features. A separate guest bath includes shower and discreet entry.

RELAX:
Extraordinary 24-hour butler service enhances your stay in this remarkable suite. Services include packing and unpacking, free pressing and laundry, in-suite dining, reservations for shore excursions, spa and specialty restaurants and more.

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It begins the moment you embark. An immersion into luxurious wonder. An extraordinary sense of well-being. The Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities feature grand lounges, a full-service fitness facility, exciting casino, a lavish spa, expansive decks, a swimming pool with an extra-large Jacuzzi, award-winning cuisine and entertainment. To top it off, exquisitely-appointed staterooms, more than half of which offer private verandahs. Considered to be the finest shipboard staff afloat, it is their goal to anticipate your every need and to make this a vacation to remember.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 781 ft
  • Tonnage: 51,044 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 848
  • Crew Nationality: American/European
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: European
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Facilities

  • Crystal Salon & Spa
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Retractable Swimming Pool Cover
  • 2 Whirlpool(s)
  • Boutiques/Shops
  • 8 Elevator(s)
  • Library
  • Waterside Open Seating Restaurant
  • Medical Centre
  • Seahorse Pool
  • Crystal Cove Bar
  • Galaxy Lounge Showroom
  • Caesars Palace Casino
  • Hollywood Theatre & Cinema
  • Starlite Club Night Club
  • Jade Garden Restaurant
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Avenue Saloon
  • Computer University @ Sea
  • Prego Restaurant
  • Bridge Lounge
  • Self Service Laundry
  • Palm Court
  • Waves Teen Centre
  • Fantasia Children’s Playroom
  • Trident Bar & Grill
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Marketplace Restaurant
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Wimbledon Tennis Court
  • Golf Putting Green
  • Dessert Bar
  • Bistro Cafe
  • Silk Road Restaurant
  • Kids Club
  • Sushi Bar
  • Crystal Casino
  • The Vintage Room
  • Churrascaria Steakhouse
  • Umi Uma Specialty Restaurant


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
01 Aug '21
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
06:00 PM
02 Aug '21
Antalya, Turkey
07:30 AM 02:00 PM
03 Aug '21
Bourgas, Bulgaria
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
04 Aug '21
Constanta, Romania
07:00 AM 08:00 PM
05 Aug '21
Odessa, Ukraine
08:00 AM 11:59 PM
06 Aug '21 At sea    
07 Aug '21
Novorossiysk, Russia
07:00 AM 06:00 PM
08 Aug '21
Sochi, Russia
07:00 AM 06:00 PM
09 Aug '21
Batumi, Georgia
07:00 AM 06:00 PM
10 Aug '21 At sea    
11 Aug '21
Istanbul, Turkey
08:00 AM overnight
12 Aug '21
Istanbul, Turkey
08:00 PM
13 Aug '21 At sea    
14 Aug '21
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
02:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

13 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Athens onboard Crystal Symphony.

Enter the gateway to Troy in Kepez and relish two days in Istanbul, where East meets West in epic ways. Explore Odessa’s famed opera house, Burgas’ beautiful seafront and Russia’s naval heritage on a maiden call to Novorossiysk.

Highlights of this cruise:

Athens/Piraeus, Greece
Piraeus is Greece’s largest port and has been a gateway to the Mediterranean since 482 BC. It lies on the innermost point of the Saronic Gulf and is a short drive from Athens, the cradle of Western democracy and culture. Throughout the ages, Athens’ lofty Acropolis has been a source of inspiration. The ancient ruins scattered throughout this legendary city are reminders of Greece’s great cultural heritage.

Burgas, Bulgaria
Burgas’s location is perhaps its greatest attribute. Scenic surroundings and proximity to significant historical sites such as the ancient city of Sozopol and the UNESCO-listed town of Nessebur make Burgas a popular jumping-off point for sightseeing expeditions. But there are reasons to keep your feet and itinerary planted in town. Burgas boasts several lakes, including Lake Burgas — also known as Lake Vaya — located in the middle of the city. Over 250 species of birds inhabit the lake regions, with hundreds of thousands of winged creatures using Burgas as a stopover during annual migrations. Sun and beach lovers make regular trips to Burgas as well, homing in on Sunny Beach, sometimes called the “summer party capital,— and the large park called Sea Garden, or Morska Gradina, host to lush greenery and marvelous views of the bay.

Constanţa, Romania
Boasting a beautiful location on the Black Sea and plentiful historic sights, Romania’s second-largest city is a first-rate destination. An enjoyable stroll through Old Town takes you past not only the city’s renowned Casino, but also the impressive mosque. Built in 1910, it features a tall minaret offering dramatic views over the city and the Black Sea. The mosque also houses Europe’s largest carpet, a work of art that was handcrafted by a single person, a task that took 17 years to complete. A truly international town, Constanţa also is home to a Catholic church, the Orthodox Church of St. Paul and Peter, and a Greek Orthodox Church, where church services are conducted in Greek.

Odessa, Ukraine
Odessa is barely two centuries old, yet it has a wealth of history. A summer retreat of the czars, this “Pearl of the Black Sea” also hosted Russia’s greatest artists, writers and musicians. Many historic opera houses, museums and ballet theaters remain, alongside the impressive onion-domed basilica and the broad Potemkin Steps.

Sochi, Russia
Sochi was established in 1898, after Russia gained possession of the region in the Caucasian War. Since then, the town has been appreciated by people seeking the healing powers of its mineral springs and inspiring views. Several hotel complexes and summer houses of Russian nobility sprung up in the early 20th century, as Sochi enjoyed a position at the top of travelers’ lists. Many of these buildings still stand, offering superb examples of Russia’s distinctive Art Nouveau architecture. Also appealing are the area’s natural sights, including pristine rivers, lush forests and golden beaches.

Istanbul, Turkey
For poets, Istanbul, next to Venice and Rome is the loveliest city in Europe and one of the most splendid in Asia. It is the only city in the world spread over two continents, separated by the Bosphorus. Istanbul was founded by Greek scouts in 660 BC and later became capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. With its 3,000 years of history behind, it has always been the meeting point of East and West. It is a city filled with wonders of architecture and monuments to the faiths that inspired them. Formerly known as Byzantium, then Constantinople, its mosques, minarets and museums span two continents where the Bosphorus divides Asia from Europe. This strategic position has assured Istanbul’s status as a crossroads for trade and cultural exchange during the centuries. Must-see attractions include the dazzling treasury in Topkapi Palace and exquisite buildings of timeless beauty such as the Blue Mosque and Basilica of St. Sophia. Even those who are not avid shoppers will be enticed by the colorful sights and sounds of the world’s largest bazaar.

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