Crystal Symphony Returns To Service After Refurbishment

Luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony has returned to service for Crystal Cruises fleet, following a 2-week, USD 20 million dry-dock enhancement. Guests on a 8-day Hamburg to Lisbon sailing that departed 27 September 2014 were the first to experience her upgraded designs and facilities, which includes an enlarged fitness space, more allergy-friendly cabins and updates to popular lounges.


Greeting guests is a revitalized Crystal Plaza from designer Christopher Farr, featuring a new towering waterfall and rich colour palette of indigo and bronze that complement the existing marble floors and wood balustrade. Bespoke carpets and reupholstered furniture add to the overall decor to create lasting first impressions.


48 converted PURE hypoallergenic cabins are new to the ship. These feature medical-grade air purifiers that filter out 99.9 percent of all airborne particles for a comprehensive, chemical- and odor-free indoor environment.


A focus on fitness sees a brand new outdoor Fitness Garden added to decks 7, 8 and 12 aft, with adjustable glass-blasted, stainless steel equipment. Indoors, the Fitness Center boasts new equipment from Technogym, including its Kinesis™ strength training system.


The drydock also saw upgrades and redesigns to the Cove Bar, the ever-popular The Bistro, an expanded casino and the spa & salon. Cruise programming details are now displayed on new flatscreen digital signage screens in the public areas, while carpets and balcony furniture has been replaced in the ship’s cabins and passenger hallways.


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