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Athens (Piraeus) Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews

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Our cruise on the Celestyal Crystal exceeded our expectations!
"IMHO the Celestyal Cruise Lines get a bad rap by travel agents. I was told that the the experience was not "upscale" and discouraged to consider. I'm sure glad we booked a 7-day cruise in an outside cabin. I..."Read More
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CBTex

6-10 Cruises

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1-10 of 19 Athens (Piraeus) Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews


Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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MN Tonester

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Last May, 2019, my wife and her siblings took a Greek island cruise on this very ship, which included Ephesus among the included excursions. I stayed home and took care of the dog. So effusive of her praise for the cruise and the included excursions, we decided to repeat the cruise this year. Celestyal offered a fantastic Black Friday cruise deal including drinks, gratuities, and three paid ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Spectacular destination lineup, enjoyable ship experience

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Dave2Kayak

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The focus was on visiting many antiquities sites which was the main reason we selected this cruise package. Celestyal provided an excellent experience at a good value. Not a new ship or a large ship (900 passengers capacity?) with all the offerings you'd find on larger luxury boats but we found the Crystal to be very adequate for this type of cruise. Clean and well maintained throughout, friendly ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


3 Continents. One of the best ever!

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Jantheman132

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise purely for the itinerary. The 7 night 3 Continents tour leaving from Athens did not disappoint in any way. We'll certainly use Celestyal again. Flying into Athens on the day of the cruise departure was a risk, but we'd seen Athens a few times before, and weren't keen to stay over. A 1 pm arrival was delayed by half an hour but we still made the 2.09 train direct to Pireaus ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Our cruise on the Celestyal Crystal exceeded our expectations!

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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CBTex

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

IMHO the Celestyal Cruise Lines get a bad rap by travel agents. I was told that the the experience was not "upscale" and discouraged to consider. I'm sure glad we booked a 7-day cruise in an outside cabin. I understand the reservations of some TA's and some reviewers. The ship does not have all the bell and whistles of the newer mega liners. If you're expecting this type of cruise ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Fantastic Greek cruise option!

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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amw59

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We traveled on the Crystal ship on Celestyal in September, 2019, to the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, and Crete, and to Kusadasi, Turkey. It was exactly what we were looking for – comfortable transportation to the islands. There were 915 passengers and 450 crew members. The ship is well-maintained, clean, and efficient. This is not a luxury cruise ship, but it is sufficient, very ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Best way to island hop Greece's most famous islands with no hidden costs!

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ak810

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Since we live in Athens, and our last cruises were abreoad, we though it would be a great idea to combinbe cruising from our home port (no need for flights and hotels) and our summer vacations which we traditionally have in Greece. Emkarkation was quick taking into account the old cruise terminal of Piraeus port (about 40 minutes from baggage drop off until on board) and we were amazed that the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Outstanding educational excursions and terrific crew

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Naturally_travelling

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

In our decision to cruise on the Crystal, we focused on the opportunities to learn as we travel. This cruise ship and its destinations and excursions fit our plan perfectly! The fine dining, drinks, interesting fellow passengers and friendly crew were added benefits we loved (but had not prioritized What a pleasant surprise!) Another priority for us was to have a fairly small ship. The amenities ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


great itinerary to visit the Aegean and great crew

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Greece

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Carol-50s-USA

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We are Americans in our 50s. We travel a lot, but this was our first ever cruise. I really liked our 7-day cruise of the Aegean. The itinerary was great, we liked the ship, and the people working onboard were great. Our cruise director Danny was excellent. I am giving my review to tell readers what I would have found useful to know, and to also provide constructive feedback to Celestyal ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Tranquility in Greece

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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karlschuttler

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Having cruised once before on a bigger ship, my wife and I did not know what to really expect from Celestyal. Yes full board was part of the package, but how were they going to be different. That easy, instantly we made great friends with the crew. Celestyal want their staff to socialize with their guests so you would often see staff sitting having a quick chat with passengers. What surprised ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


A Beautiful Holiday - Exceeded Expecations

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abrn1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

There was nothing to fault on this holiday. Very well organised indeed. Holiday comprised of flights from London Heathrow to Athens return, 1 night in Athens hotel, then 7-night cruise including 24 hours in Mykonos, 48 hours in Santorini, a day in Milos, another in Herculaneum, Crete and concluding with a half day visit to Ephesus, Turkey. A really good itinerary on this cruise if you like the ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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