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Athens (Piraeus) to Europe Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews

Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Crystal
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17 Athens (Piraeus) to Europe Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews


MN Tonester avatar

MN Tonester

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?

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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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Jantheman132

6 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

3 Continents. One of the best ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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amw59

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Greek cruise option!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ak810

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CBTex

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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karlschuttler

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Tranquility in Greece

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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abrn1

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

A Beautiful Holiday - Exceeded Expecations

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Idaho Springs

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Excellent Customer Service

My daughter and I booked this cruise due to its varied itinerary which did not include any sea days and included two over night stays in Mykonos and Santorini rather than as a "cruise experience". This enabled us to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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chinde

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

Hi All, My trip Aug 27th from Athens on the Crystal 7 Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise was beyond what I expected. With only 476 cabins this makes for a nice intimate group with no line ups. The extra pluses like all ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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costalb2002

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful cruise on Aegean with Celestyal cruises

While preparing to write my impressions of my cruises ( my 123th , I am a professional in the cruise market and I have accompanied groups with almost all the cruise companies over a period of 40 years ) here is the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sorincapat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best entertainment I've ever seen

Very good food, clean cabins, great night shows and divers entertainment program. Really best value for money I've paid. Great for families with/without friends. I strongly recommend for everybody: you can enjoy ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rugbyandbeer

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Did what it said on the tin!

first timers, good staff and attentive service on this smaller ship. Food was not Michelin but was more than satisfactory in all restaurants. One downer though- in the A la carte rest'nt the dress code has been ...
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Sail Date August 2018


denismb avatar

denismb

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise and staff, at a human scale

We went the whole family (2 adult children) on a 7 day cruise to the Greek islands. Excellent ship, renewed, great food, good cabins, Staff is very kind. Well prepared itinerary. What I liked the most is the human ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Entos

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beyond the Sea! Our Family Loved It!

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mumike46

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Our first Greek cruise

We selected this cruise after seeing a UK TV show with Jane Mcdonald on board this very ship. It is a relatively small ship 1200 passengers. We loved it, having cruised with Carnival (12 times) MSC (1) and PO ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Naturally_travelling

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding educational excursions and terrific crew

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Dave2Kayak

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spectacular destination lineup, enjoyable ship experience

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Celestyal Crystal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.6
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.2
Family2.03.7
Enrichment3.53.8
Service4.54.3
Value For Money5.03.9
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