Crystal Symphony, the second Crystal ship to relaunch following Crystal Serenity’s recent return to service, successfully completed sea trials in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Athens, Greece, on September 1st.
Currently in the final stages of an extensive refurbishment at Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste (Italy) , Crystal Symphony, the second Crystal luxury ship to resume operations, had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested the ship’s navigation, technical and mechanical systems, and all passed inspection. Additionally, according to a statement from Crystal, the company ensured that the fire-resistant panels were certified correctly and are not defective.
“Following the launch of Crystal Serenity on July 31st, we are thrilled that Crystal Symphony has completed sea trials and is one step closer to returning to service in a few short weeks,” said Senior Vice President of Marine Operations Roberto Fazi. “To be able to relaunch our brand and two ships within such a short amount of time is completely unprecedented, and we could not have done it without the amazing work of our leadership and teams, both on board and shoreside. We also wouldn’t be here without our partners at Fincantieri who worked around the clock to deliver this beautiful ship on time.”
When guests board for the first time, they will find updated and larger suites with artisanal finishes, and refreshed specialty dining venues including the new Osteria d’Ovidio which pays homage to Crystal’s Executive Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and his family’s Northern Italian heritage. They will also be greeted with cutting-edge onboard wellness, including the completely renovated and renamed Aurōra Spa, as well as a new pickleball court and re-energized entertainment and events. What hasn’t changed is the exceptional service and one of the industry’s best staff-to-guest ratios.
Crystal Symphony will spend the rest of the summer in Europe following the inaugural cruise from Athens before repositioning to Africa in October and then hosting voyages in Australia and Asia.
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