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Staci0615
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
168 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Being American it is a little harder to see Cuba(as we cannot go as pure tourists). Upon researching ways we discovered Celestyal and their People to People Program. Leaving out of Montego Bay Jamaica was effortless, we had a direct flight ... Read more
joedex
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Let me start by saying I am not a frequent cruiser. So my review is not a comparison to other cruise ships. Our objective was to see Cuba in different ports above and beyond just Havana with the convenience of having our accommodations ... Read more
surfcitygirl
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
94 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First of all, hats off to Danny the cruise director and the entire entertainment crew. Danny is very enthusiastic, full of energy, and speaks probably at least eight languages. He is an asset to the company. The Cuban musicians are ... Read more
Delta Dara
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
There was a group of 18 of us from the US who wanted to see Cuba before it changes too much. I can remember when I was a little girl and Castro took over. For half a century, we couldn't go to Cuba and it was very isolated. Now it's ... Read more
smoothersailing
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this trip for the experience of cruising around Cuba, enjoying days at sea and admiring the coastline. On arrival in Montego Bay, men started grabbing bags as they were off loaded from the bus before we could get off. The company ... Read more
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catawbaisland
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
I was the Group Leader for 18 USA passengers on a People to People tour to Cuba in early January 2017. Most were between 60 and 75 years old. We selected cruising, in part to avoid long, cramped bus rides which would otherwise be needed ... Read more
mindabu
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it offered us Americans the chance to see Cuba. We departed from Montego Bay, Jamaica and because we had been to Jamaica before and didn't care for it we didn't do any exploring. The check-in process to ... Read more
Emmert
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line because we are Americans wanting to visit Cuba and at the time this was our best choice. Ship is old, windows were dirty, crew not helpful and unfriendly. Most unfriendly crew we have had in a dozen cruises. I ... Read more
princesa_carolina
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose the cruise because it was essentially the only way we could see Cuba in a family group. That said, we got to see much less of Cuba and much more of the cruise than we hoped. This was through no fault of the cruise however. We ... Read more
kimhay
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I choose this particular cruise to see some of Cuba, which was a most fascinating, educational, and interesting country. I would certainly return to see more. But - and I have to mention this way - the absolute unexpected delight of my ... Read more
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Sparra77
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had planned this cruise for 10 months prior as a Christmas trip with 6 of our good friends and stayed two days in Montego Bay, Jamaica before embarking at the Port there. I had never been on a cruise before and I have to say my ... Read more
Papa O
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
After reading so many negative things about this cruise, we were constantly surprised by the quality of the trip. The size of the ship was perfect for such an important destination. We chose this cruise because of the number of ports ... Read more
mrsweber1
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise last minute because the cruise we had booked to Cuba was cancelled. We originally discounted this cruise line because of the negative reviews, but then I remembered that dissatisfied customers usually post more often ... Read more
happyhelen
Member Since 2009
1 review
97 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We just returned from Cuba. The reviews of the ship were "iffy" Not true, the ship was great. Very clean, our cabin was fine. The shower was very, very small. Our air was just o.k.. Mohammed in the dining room was amazing. He ... Read more
T-D-S
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We didn't fancy traveling over land to reach Cienfuegos & Santiago, cruising seemed to be the best way to travel. We didn't expect or want luxury so we weren't disappointed by this cruise. It was well organised with friendly crew ... Read more
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dorizee2
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this ship for the ports that it offered and the programs with it, and loved every minute of it. But if you are expecting a luxury cruise line, this is not for you. We were on the second floor . The room was vey small but quiet. ... Read more
zak477
Member Since 2012
20 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I found this company about 6 months ago while looking for companies that offer tours of Cuba. At that time we USA citizens still had limited access to Cuba and the tour companies offering tours usually charge $1000 per day for land tours. ... Read more
GScritics
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Basically: Cuba has only moderately good roads; passable Chinese buses and long roads and distances. This is why it is fantastic to travel to Cuba by ship. You drive especially in the night and you have time in the day for sightseeing. ... Read more
nansi
Member Since 2000
1 review
319 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The first part of this was posted on the message boards. I've added many more details here (scroll down to "more observations") Well unfortunately for us, Fidel died the night before we arrived in Cuba, which totally altered ... Read more
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mckrakken
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I personally loved this cruise! The crew were excellent, the entertainment was great, the excursions were great too. I loved everything about the cruise. We had an Olive Oil thematic. This meant a few interesting presentations by an ... Read more
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Jimakos
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise, because I wanted to have fun with my wife. I hoped I would find a clear and fresh cabin but I didn't. So I don't suggest it to anonybody. Besides doctor does not appear, if you call him. A nurse is sent in order not to ... Read more
costalb2002
Member Since 2006
1 review
67 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Cruising the greek waters in summer is always a great pleasure for me.This is classical cruising ald style, when the pleasure of the destinations,the symbiosis with sea and sorrounding nature were paramount.If you want a luxury cruise on a ... Read more
uvitacruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I have a nice trip in Celestyal Crystal to discover Greek Islands.The ship has a few years but is very well preserved. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The places I visit are very nice and I feel it is a good way to ... Read more
Christina68
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as I had done the same cruise on the Crystal eight years ago and wanted to share the experience again with my partner as it was the most amazing experience. We have both cruised many time with other companies in the ... Read more
eugen.ursache@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The best way to see the Greek Egean islands. Entertainment onboard - bar music, night shows - were very high quality. Exceptional group of singers from Cuba at the Eros Lounge and Bar. Dining was ok, but not exceptional. Only one ... Read more
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