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Athens (Piraeus) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Athens

Traveler rating

Excellent

66

Very Good

34

Average

19

Poor

16

Terrible

16

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

408

Romantic Cruises

180

Family Cruises

152

Senior Cruises

135

Entertainment Cruises

48

152 Athens (Piraeus) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


MN Tonester avatar

MN Tonester

1 Review Written

6 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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molymoo

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Our short but sweet “Journey to Antiquities” cruise is over but will remain a special memory for a long, long time! We boarded the beautiful Star in Athens and we were able to go to our stateroom immediately. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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EVALU8

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Inaugural Voyage Summary

We boarded the inaugural cruise at Athens (Piraeus). The bag drop and check In was a tented affair on the dock car park. The overall process was quite informal, and not quite the song and dance that we assumed would ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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barrow

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Great for families, for economy, and for just being relaxed.

We had been on two other Pullmantur ships and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. This time we had a family trip, including two small children. We chose Pullmantur for this reason. On other cruise lines there are ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Littlestar2012

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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JPFR

2 Reviews Written

Almost Perfection.. a few (avoidable) glitches

This was our third consecutive, annual cruise with Viking. Having enjoyed several of their river cruises, we decided upon an ocean voyage this year, in part because we were taking our two "under 30" ages kids. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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drrose2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor value and worse ship/amenities

We selected the Idyllic Aegean 7 night cruise in early August 2019 aboard the Celestyal Crystal in an XB exterior stateroom. This was my second cruise (first was a western Caribbean cruise with Norwegian) and the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Globetrotter2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

SS Nickel & Dime - shabby ship, mediocre food & bev

Selected this cruise for the ports around Greece and Turkey because line offered two overnights, one in Mykonos (magical) and Santorini (overrated, way too many steep stairs). The staff was friendly but also ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Kristi S from MInnesota

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A review from a non-cruiser

We wanted a short cruise at the end of our two week vacation in Greece. This one fit the bill perfectly. First, I am NOT a cruiser. However, as the fates would have it, I ended up on three cruises this year. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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sawston123

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ideal cruise/itinerary for seeing the Greek Islands

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Greek Isles in a convenient, economical fashion. We were searching for a cruise that focused on seeing the Greek islands and found that most of the major cruise ...
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Sail Date June 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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HeinzB.

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Really old fashioned

It should be the first cruise and should be a great experience. On closer inspection, the ship was outmoded, worn and not up to date. Data transfer to iphone or laptop a sheer catastrophe. The bed width (we had ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Magala2019

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Old ship, dated and dirty

The cruise was not a very good experience for us. When travel agent was selling us the ship, we were told us it is comparable to the royal caribbean fleet. We came in this ship expecting similar conditions for ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Skbg

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

If I could only give it zero stars I would

I’m used to have always gone on sea goddess back in its day and crystal, so unfortunately my standards are really high. This cruise ship made me hate cruising forever. I don’t understand the hype. Old cruise ...
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Sail Date July 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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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


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Bard47

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The first time on Star Flyers, definitely not the last

We were in Athens a few days before we left, which helped us get acclimated both to the time zone and to the heat/humidity of Greece (and the Greek islands we would visit). Embarkation was not well organized in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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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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ckdt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

New beds and outstanding itinerary

We enjoyed the new beds/bedding added to the Crown Princess recently and benefitted from a spring refurbishment to the ship. The itinerary and port excursions were excellent (though the Mediterranean in July/August ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some parts were outstanding, some parts were horrible

First time cruiser chose Crown Princess for the itinerary - Athens to Barcelona July 7-14. First, the good: Our state room was fantastic. I spent a year reading reviews on cruise critic to lower my ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Dumarakm

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

The cruise was disappointing in that we stopped on the islands for very short periods. We were very rushed and at times it felt like we were herded like cattle. The food was mediocre and the ship is very dated with ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Milily

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Overpriced and under-delivered.

Coming from Australia, we are used to being savvy about cruising – our country is a dumping ground for older ships with poor facilities (looking at you, Princess and P&O) or decent ships that have their prices ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rednurse

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awful, failed at basic standards of service!

We boarded on Friday June 22nd. We entered our room (2039) and realized the floor was wet and there was an odor of mold. We called the front desk and they sent someone with a blower to dry it. I then realized the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Pilates123!

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Do Not Go On Silversea Whisper!

Save your money & do not book a Silversea Whisper cruise! My family and I just disembarked from a 9 day Greek Islands cruise (Athens to Venice) and it had to be the worst luxury cruise we have ever taken (previously ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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