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Athens (Piraeus) to the Mediterranean Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews

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Nice Small Ship But Not Perfect
"The first point to note, and this will become relevant as this review progresses, is Celestyal’s core market seems to be organised tour groups. Beginning with embarkation. This was our 11th cruise and was by..."Read More
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MK_Cruiser1955

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Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?

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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


Great itinerary - good value!

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YTOcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this 7 days cruise because of the ports - Cairo, Jerusalem/Bethlehem, Cyprus, Rhodes and Ephesus. We also chose it because of the great value for what we paid as the price included 3 excursions (Cairo, Rhodes and Ephesus), gratuities and drinks (albeit you could also pay for “premium drinks”). We had read the reviews on the Celestyal Crystal and had “lowered the bar” for our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Spectacular destination lineup, enjoyable ship experience

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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


Amazing destinations on a nice ship.

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Clearwaterteacher

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My husband is a travel consultant and found out about this cruise at a training. We have always wanted to visit these amazing destinations...Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey and Rhodes. The ship was not the newest, but extremely clean. The people working on the ship were extremely friendly. Although there were people from many countries on the ship English was used for announcements, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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


7 Nights Cruise 3 Continents – Celestyal Crystal

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HaileyAuger

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

7 Nights Cruise 3 Continents – Celestyal Crystal Ship – the ship is more like a ferry, very old & worn, basic and casual. We expected a very basic cruise and didn’t pack any evening clothes. Although there was the usual captain’s gala night, so there’s a dress code for that evening if participating. Cabin – the cabin was an ok size but the bathroom was tiny and much smaller than other ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


3 Continent Cruise, Grand Suite

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Jane Doe

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

My mom and I opted to the Three Continent Cruise on the Crystal because of the ports visited for my mom’s birthday. We were overall pleased with the cruise and I don’t regret the extra expenditure for the Grand Suite. With that said, there were some really great features and some areas that you should be aware may fall short of some people’s expectations. Embarkation notice for suite ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Great for What it is.

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Mrmikekellyesq

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

One must accept the premise that this is a smaller ship. Everything is scaled down. But it has some incredible offerings that other lines don't have. First, what might disappoint some: The buffet is small. It is not sumtuous. It is just adequate. There are supplements on the deck with omlette stations, BBQ etc. But this cruise line is not all about the food. The restaurants have a menu ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Nice Small Ship But Not Perfect

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MK_Cruiser1955

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The first point to note, and this will become relevant as this review progresses, is Celestyal’s core market seems to be organised tour groups. Beginning with embarkation. This was our 11th cruise and was by far the worse embarkation process I have ever encountered. Check-in took us two hours, which we thought was bad but fellow passengers we spoke to endured a two and a half and in one case ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Disappointed

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Littlestar2012

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Carbin - We had a 4 bed carbin, it was designed in a strange L shape. Although we booked a double bed, we ended up had 4 single bed. We had to sleep in a head to toe position. With the 2 ladders that goes up to the top bed, I had to squeeze and climb out of my bed everyday. Keep in mind, I am a petite 5.3' girl. The room was very tight, bathroom is even smaller. the corner shower with a shower ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Traveled with children


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