Crystal Symphony Extreme Makeover Part 1

Crystal Symphony Extreme Makeover

Before and after photos of Crystal Cruises Extreme Makeover on Crystal Symphony after Dry Dock 2012.


Crystal President, Gregg Michel sitting down for the first time on a couch in the newly refurbished Palm Court onboard Crystal Symphony – lucky for me I was onsite in Los Angeles to capture the look of satisfaction. After completing a couple remodels myself, I know what a good feeling it is to see the successful completion of a refurbishment project.

Crystal President, Gregg Michel sitting down on a new couch in Palm Court. Photo by Carrie Finley-Bajak.
Workers from  Germany’s Blohm + Voss shipyard worked around the clock for 15 days to complete the redesign of  Crystal Cruises  Avenue Saloon, Palm Court lounge, Galaxy showroom, Hollywood Theatre, Bridge Lounge, and Fantasia and Waves “junior cruisers” areas.

Palm Court – Before


Crystal Symphony has completed a $15 million dollar refurbishment. Of the seven areas that got a remodel, perhaps Palm Court’s transformation is the most dramatic.
Palm Court bar. Photo by Crystal Cruises Facebook page.

Palm Court – After


The interior design team from KNA  revamped Palm Court’s panoramic lounge, which is used for high tea, dancing, cocktail parties, and  drinks.  The sleek, contemporary transformation takes advantage of sweeping ocean views via floor-to-ceiling windows, while keeping emblematic room elements like palms and wicker.


In addition to a new entrance, the bar and dance areas expand with added seating and a larger, spiral-design dance floor with overhead ceiling feature. Conversation tables; laser-cut marble flooring and carpet; lit, alabaster urns; and a studded nail and leather wall design offset the chartreuse, aqua, grey, and ivory color spectrum that plays throughout the all-new sofas and chairs.


Palm Court Bar


Crystal Symphony Palm Court
Crystal Symphony Palm Court chartreuse accent pieces

Palm Court flooring details.


New custom-designed lighting fixture above dance floor.
Palm court dance floor.


Pool Deck – Before


Crystal Symphony pool deck area photo via Crystal Cruises Facebook album.


Pool Deck – After Extreme Makeover



Pool deck on Crystal Symphony after dry dock.




Crystal Symphony Pool Deck. Photo by Carrie Finley-Bajak.
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