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Emmert
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
kimhay
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sparra77
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
11 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
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happyhelen
Member Since 2009
1 review
97 forum posts
5 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
7 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
6 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
4 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
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nansi
Member Since 2000
1 review
318 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
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
uvitacruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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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
melaniejs.66@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise was part of a guided tour with a large international tour company. We started in Istanbul for a few days before joining the cruise when it arrived in Istanbul from Athens. As part of a larger group our on-shore excursions ... Read more
purplesun
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we felt it was the best way to see multiple Greek islands with our limited time in Greece. Booking had several computer glitches, but customer service responded promptly. Embarkation was smooth, just as ... Read more
colover
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
43 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Hubby and I sailed on a 7 day cruise in late May 2016 on the Celestyal Crystal. It was a big anniversary for us and we knew we wanted to see the Greek Islands. After lots of research, we went with Celestyal because we would be able to ... Read more
Entos
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to sail the Aegean and visit Istanbul and Ephesus, and this was the perfect cruise. We sailed from Lavrion, which is about a half-hour from Athens Airport. It's far-less crowded than Piraeus, and our embarkation was fast, easy ... Read more
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Hol the Viking
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Did deceide for this cruise because of the destinations (Greek Islands Mykonos, Santorin, Simi, Chios, Crete, Istanbul and Kusadasi - Ephesus). Did know that the ship was a bit outdated and could coop with that. - Cabin was ok, but ... Read more
roaringrun
Member Since 2016
1 review
79 helpful votes
Cuba badly needs American tourists in order to finance rebuilding of it's infrastructure, but in the short term this means that the first waves will struggle to find housing and food that meets expectations. You can pay a lot for the few ... Read more
bluebirt
Member Since 2009
1 review
243 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I just returned from a very educational cruise to Cuba. I had read previous reviews and was a little hesitant about Celestyal Crystal. I was pleasantly surprised. The ship is very clean and the staff are extremely friendly! The ... Read more
BacarroP
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
60 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on more than 70 cruises and have lived/worked in or visited 108 countries around the world. We are Elite and Diamond Plus Members with several major ocean cruise lines. We have been on several river cruises and ... Read more
cruiselover55555
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this cruise in order to see Cuba - an economical and convenient to see 4 ports. The cities we visited were very interesting, especially Havana, and we were not disappointed in any way. The tours we booked from the ship were ... Read more
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