Celebrity Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

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44 Celebrity Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews
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MITY
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I am a very, very experienced cruise traveler. I enjoyed this cruise, had a good time. There are some big BUT's though which unnerved me. Here my opinions, which will most likely resonate more with fellow Europeans: + Ship beautiful, ... Read more
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LF2C
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2,893 forum posts
4 helpful votes
One of the drivers for picking this cruise was because it originally started in Istanbul, a city we have waited years to visit. Sadly, due to it being deemed unsafe, our embarkation was moved to Athens. It's quite some years since we'd ... Read more
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teamflames
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
710 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are a married couple in our early 40's. This is our 4th cruise and 2nd with X, the previous one being a Western Med cruise 3 years ago on the Equinox. We are fortunate enough to travel permanently but usually in a more budget conscious ... Read more
Thor17
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
48 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I are in our mid-40's and this was our fifth cruise (2 in Caribbean and 3 in Mediterranean). We have sailed with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Norwegian. Included in our package was the Classic Beverage ... Read more
ferne5510
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We enjoyed the cruise. Ship is good and well laid out . It is our 4th cruise on the Equinox. Staff are generally all excellent and helpful. I am always amazed that they are able to maintain the quality of food in the regular dining room ... Read more
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bnoriega
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
The Sky Suites are absolutely gorgeous. The service provided from all suite staff was absolutely great; from the Butler to the attendants. The Suite restaurant Luminae was great but most for the personnel than for the food. The ... Read more
morten.robyn
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
On recommendation from our travel agent, we decided on Celebrity Cruises and chose this 13 nights cruise on Equinox which turned out to be a very good choice! This was our first cruise and with nothing to compare, and relying entirely ... Read more
Bondy222
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is my second Celebrity cruise (the first was on the Millenium along the inside passage of Alaska) and it was fantastic. I really like the Celebrity cruise ship line as there clientele is generally more mature and there are not noisy ... Read more
suesimoneaux
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise because of the ports of call...It was suppose to start in Istanbul but becasue of the terrorist issues it was changed to Athens. We were very disappointed about the change since Istanbul was one of out main reasons we ... Read more
BabsBiba
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and will not be my last - I loved it. I went with a friend who has cruised the Caribbean with Princess, she persuaded me I would love cruising and she wasn’t wrong! I usually do backpacking holidays so ... Read more
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J.E.C
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
681 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have recently returned from our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox. Due to the recent troubles in Turkey our final port of Istanbul changed so we cruised in and out of Athens. This change was managed superbly by our TA and we had better ... Read more
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Stephen R
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I are in our late 50s and this was our first cruise because my wife was not really interested in cruising. However, we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and this cruise allowed us to visit places we had never been ... Read more
poipie
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
General: we came off the ship very happy of our experience on the Equinox. The star is very attentive, no matter where on the ship, if you need hep or an information they are there really to help. The food is very good, if you have ... Read more
alldog49
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
This is our 9th cruise, 8 with Celebrity. Athens to Athens. We were supposed to disembark in Istanbul but Celebrity cancelled that port about 2 months prior and replaced it with Athens. We are Elite members which did give us some perks. ... Read more
Lutzyboy
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary,price, value for money and the included perks. This was our second cruise with Celebrity, the first being 34 New Zealand and Australia on Solstice and we were not disappointed. We were in ... Read more
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difaJP
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We cruised on the Celebrity Equinox on the 25th Aug 2016 from Athens. The ship was a beautiful oasis of chic and interesting features that was a pleasure to be sailing with, on our first Celebrity cruise. We enjoyed the spacious cabin and ... Read more
Alfonso_rova
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We decided to go on our first long cruise for our honeymoon and it was the perfect cruise and the best decision!. At arrival in Athens, the embarkation was pretty fast and smooth. They transfer our luggage directly to our room and our ... Read more
Kathe555
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This is my first review so I hope that you enjoy it. First of all, 3 stars does not mean "awful" it just means "pretty average". So don't think I'm hating on Celebrity, as they are actually currently my favorite line. ... Read more
Kingspike
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Cruised with Celebrity Equinox this summer once again and I must say it was still very enjoyable. The ship still has that lovely sparkle I remember. Our Stateroom was 9303 and we had concierge class- however I did not feel that paying ... Read more
NETTA12453
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
.lThis was our first trip on Equinox as we used to go in Eclipse but since the Eclipse no longer has Perry Grant as their entertainer now we gave it a miss as he was the reason we went on that particular ship. The Equinox is exactly the ... Read more
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sandbbannon@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a Jet Set Sail package from Stansted. The transfer from the UK to the ship was first class and completely hassle free. At no point were we left to fend for ourselves, the meet and greet team at Athens ... Read more
leisure cruzer
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Cruise was supposed to end in Istanbul but at last minute changed to Athens (due to terrorist attack), while this change caused some effort in rescheduling, it did not take away from the overall experience. Booked a Celebrity City stay for ... Read more
rashisingh
Member Since 2016
1 review
Before the cruise: We had it all booked online therefore we checked in online and had our luggage tags and Xpress passes with us. Embarkation: We booked 2 Celebrity Suites (3 people in each suite) and there was a separate check in ... Read more
brissienovices
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise as it did the destinations we wanted, including Istanbul. However, looks like Celebrity have now dropped Istanbul as a cruise destination/port of call. Celebrity changed our cruise, so we overnighted at Athens at the ... Read more
bowden437@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We had cruised for a number of years. About three years ago we went on P& O for 17 nights. We had been two years before. The price had gone up quite a lot. As soon as we got on board you could see the difference. The standard of food ... Read more
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