Crystal Symphony

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Crystal Symphony, Fremantle, 2018 (03).jpg
Crystal Symphony departing from Fremantle, Australia
Name: Crystal Symphony
Owner: Crystal Cruises
Operator: Crystal Cruises
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Ordered: 1992
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Cost: US$250 million
Yard number: 1323
Launched: 5 January 1995
Completed: 1995
In service: 3 May 1995
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 51,044 GT
Length: 238 m (781 ft)
Beam: 30.18 m (99.02 ft)
Draught: 7.59 m (24.90 ft)
  • 12 decks
  • 8 decks passenger accessible
Installed power:
  • Six Wärtsilä-Sulzer diesel engines
  • 25,260 kW (33,880 hp) (combined)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (service)
  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (maximum)
Capacity: 848 passengers
Crew: 545
Notes: [1][2]

Crystal Symphony is a cruise ship owned and operated by Crystal Cruises. She was built in 1995 at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland.[1] She is the sistership of Crystal Serenity.

Concept and construction[edit]

Crystal Symphony was ordered in December 1992 and entered service in May 1995.[1]

The ship was refitted a second time in 2006.[3] This process, which cost USD 23 Million, was the largest refit ever for Crystal Cruises.[3] During this refit, Crystal employed over 750 external workers to join the existing 545 crew to ensure a timely completion.[3] The refit was done in BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in Norfolk, Virginia.[3]

In 2009 Crystal Symphony underwent a third refit costing US$25 million.[4] The refit was completed at Boston Ship Repair's South Boston Dry dock.[citation needed]

In June 2012, the ship completed a two-week "extreme makeover" done by 1,100 workers (including the crew) at the Blohm + Voss docks in Germany.[5][6]

Ports of call[edit]

In 2010 she cruised the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean, British Isles and Baltic before a 15-day cruise in the Arctic Circle. The winter 2010 season, saw visits to New York City and the Panama Canal. In July 2013 this cruise liner entered the Black Sea and visited the city of Odessa, Ukraine.

As of November 2014 she was in the waters around New Zealand and was seen in port at Wellington for the first time on 18 November 2014. On December 16, 2014 she was spotted in Phuket, Thailand and January 26, 2015 in George Town, Penang, then on September 20, 2015 in the Old Port of Montreal. On September 22, 2015 it was in Bar Harbor, Maine.

On November 24, 2017 she will make her maiden port call in Doha, Qatar.[7]

On September 4, 2016, she was docked at Sorrento in the Bay of Naples, Italy.

On September 5, 2016 it was anchored in Amalfi, Golfo di Salerno, Italy.

On November 2, 2015, she was docked at the Cruise Maryland cruise ship port in Baltimore, Maryland.

On March 21, 2017, she was docked at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong.

On July 14, 2018, she was docked in San Francisco, California USA.

On July 20, 2018, she was docked in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

On July 29, 2018, she was docked in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

On August 18, she was docked in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

On September 3, 2018 she was docked in Portland, ME, USA.

On September 13, 2018 she was docked in old port Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

On October 22nd, 2018 she was docked in Portland, ME, USA.

On 21 November,2018 She was docked in Port in Manaus, AM, BRA

On December 22nd, 2018 she was docked in New Orleans, LA, USA


  1. ^ a b c d "Crystal Symphony Fact Sheet". Crystal Cruises. 2012. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Crystal Symphony". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "A New Crystal Symphony To Emerge Following Crystal Cruises' Largest-Ever Dry Dock This Fall" (Press release). Crystal Cruises. 30 August 2006. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Final Touches Complete Crystal Symphony's Dramatic New Look". Crystal Cruises. 9 November 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.
  5. ^ "The Big Reveal: Crystal Symphony Completes Dazzling Extreme Ship Makeover". Crystal Cruises. 18 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Extreme Makeover: Crystal Symphony Dry Dock 2012 - Photos". Crystal Cruises. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Crystal Cruises releases 2017 cruise program with unique cruises from Middle East and South Africa". Cruise Arabia & Africa. Retrieved 11 January 2015.

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