On Monday January 6th Santa Barbara embraced the arrival of our first cruise ship for 2020, the Crystal Cruises Symphony. This ship just completed their $25 million remodel. Santa Barbara Travel was lucky enough to bring a select group of our clients on board for a private tour and lunch.
The day began with a short tender ride out to the Symphony where our clients were received mid-ship. We were welcomed on board and whisked away to tour the different decks of the ship. Crystal is an all-inclusive luxury cruise line only excluding shore excursions to keep the price point a little lower than other competitors. The ship has plenty of entertainment, from cigar lounges (the only smoking area allowed on board), to magic shows (Crystal is affiliated with The Magic Castle and their magicians), to bridge lessons and performances.