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Athens (Piraeus) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Athens

Traveler rating

Excellent

22

Very Good

4

Average

2

Poor

4

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

408

Romantic Cruises

180

Family Cruises

152

Senior Cruises

135

First-Time Cruisers

35

35 Athens (Piraeus) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


dojies avatar

dojies

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Spoilt; the bar has been set high for other cruises.

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The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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koconnor214

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise from Athens to Nice!

We were on the same cruise as an earlier negative reviewer; had a totally different experience! We had a verandah cabin, which had great storage ( we didn't even use it all) and utilized the desk and mirror area as ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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annys

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

We received this cruise as Christmas gift... my brother and me. We was afraid if the weather will be ok, because the previous week was too cold, but in Mediterranean was perfect... It was a luck that the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Siddhrth

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent for a Short Greek Isles Cruise

My partner Raman & I were on this ship (Celestyal Olympia) for a 3 Days Cruise, as part of our Globus tour 'Iconic Agean with 3 Night Cruise'. It was their first cruise of 2016 (March 11-14, 2016) & the weather ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Neveragain1234at

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise Couple

This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Sandyliret

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Blown Away!

Our first experience and we could not be more pleased! The ship was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the amenities were the top of the line. The food was more than expected, and we are from New ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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BelleMN

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Memorable Experience

It was our very first cruise experience and we are definitely impressed and the highlight of our Europe trip. Prior to our departure date, we read some of the reviews about Celestial Olympia which some were not ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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wetravelmax

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Splendid Queen Grill Experience

It was our first cruise ever for me and my grandmother. We carefully searched for a nice cruise and came across a 12 night Athens-Anthens Cruise on board Queen Elizabeth. We booked a Q3 Cabin 6106 which is a ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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christar

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We are very disappointed with this Celestyal Cruise. The cabin was very shabby with holes in the walls that had been filled but not painted and thread bare curtains that didn't close properly. The bathroom had ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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christar

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We were very disappointed with this cruise. The cabin was very shabby with holes filled in the walls but not painted over, carpet was stained and curtains were thread bare and would not close properly. In the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Theoks

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected; Amazing Service!

We are frequent international travelers who grew tired of getting lost driving on trips . However we do like to take as much time as possible exploring sites on our own. The Windstar cruise ship Seabreeze turned out ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Kris07

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Experience!

I took a 3 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey on the Celestyal Olympia. It was such a fantastic cruise! The cruise is very port heavy but the time on the ship was fabulous. The crew was amazing and so ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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reypros@gmail.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Glad I didn't read reviews before selecting this cruise

I booked this cruise, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, in a hurry, it was a last minute idea I had and didn't read any reviews, it just matched my available dates so I went for it, and am very glad I did. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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prufock

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awful Cabins!

My wife and I have just returned from our vacation in Greece. While we were pleased with most of the trip, the cruise fell short of what we were expecting. Some problems were not serious - the food was hit or miss, ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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regroy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Venetian Passages, Star Pride; Excellent Trip

To celebrate our 25th anniversary my wife and I decided a trip to Europe would be a special gift to ourselves. We chose the Star Prides Venetian Passages for its interesting ports of call and the intimate small ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Angela Gibellini

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My Harmony V

This was our first cruise and it was excellent from service to the comfort of the room. The wait staff were thorough and made sure we were looked after at all times. The room was services twice daily and turned ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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maria46

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Food mediocre at best; Excursions OK

We signed up for all the excursions we could. While it was exhausting, taking an excursion at each port-of-call was better than staying on the ship (read the other recent reviews). The beach transfers were the best ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Todd Hunter

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Classical Greece, Harmony V

This was our first cruise and after reading some negative comments prior to us boarding, I was a little concerned. However, after spending 8 wonderful days, sailing around the Mediterranean, stopping off at ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Sherry from Ohio

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We wouldn't travel with Cunard again due to the strict dress code.

There were good things about this cruise line. We had no problems with the ship or crew. They were kind and helpful. This ship was very clean. The food was best in The Britannia restaurant, but the menu's were very ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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MarizaB

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations!

I am a great fan of the Galileo ship and unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone looking for truly fantastic experience in the Aegean Sea. I have just returned from one week cruising with Galileos which included ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Eddieh

1 Review Written

Greek Islands

Ship ran like a military exercise and was very smooth. Lots of food and doing the Greek Islands there was a lot to do and see in terms of culture. Was my first cruise so everything was very new and exciting. Mostly ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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travellingfromcanada

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Way to Get a Taste of the Greek Islands

We chose this cruise as we only had a limited amount of available time to visit the islands during our stay in Athens. I had done a lot of research and was a little nervous based on my findings on the internet. I ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Smaragd Flyer

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Wow - What a brilliant ship and crew

This was our first cruise and it blew us away! From the moment we embarked the crew were exemplary in their attitude and were so welcoming. We had a great time, enjoying delicious food in relaxed and comfortable ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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fairdinkumozzie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hand Hygiene Issues

We had our first cruise on this luxury line starting on 26 July and ending on 2 August. Previously we had done a river cruise with Scenic and expected an even higher standard of food and service given the higher ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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cruznfan94

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My first HAL cruise, but 20th overall cruise

My first HAL cruise, but 20th overall cruise (I'm 32) My mom and aunt's 2nd with HAL (60's and 70's age ranges). We stayed at Holland America's appointed hotel the night before our cruise, which sailed from Athens ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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