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Celestyal Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Best way to see all of Cuba

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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oneidealvacation
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This trip is not a standard cruise experience. And Cuba is not a “standard” country. This Cuba Cruise trip is perfect for people who are adventurous and like seeing unique things and having experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Independent-minded travelers will love the chance to wander through Cuba’s enchanting cities. The people who enjoyed things the most were those who were ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Disappointed

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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Jamjars
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Although we did enjoy our cruise around Cuba, we found our so called superior cabin very poor. It was small with beds at right angles to each other and my mattress was uncomfortable. We had expected far more local information to be available for each port visit rather than complete emphasis on expensive organised coach trips. The musicians were excellent and performers too but not much variety ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Nice smaller ship with spectacular entertainment

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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potterca
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Cuba Cruise on the Louis Cristal was one of the best cruises we have taken. The ship is smaller and older, with a classic nautical feel, much to our liking. The room was comparable to Celebrity cruises on their older ships. The food was hit and miss, sometimes approaching Celebrity standard. The itinerary was unique--circumnavigating Cuba with a stop at Montego Bay. The thing that stands out, ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


It's all about Cuba

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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burm
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this cruise based on all the wonderful reviews we read on Cruise Critic last year, the first year for the Louis Cristal Cuban cruise. Our anticipation level was so high that we wondered if we would be disappointed. I am very happy to say that we were not. This is first and foremost a destination cruise. The ship is comfortably modest, the crew amongst the friendliest we have ever cruised ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Our Cuba Cruise Season 2

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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retiring soon
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had such a good cruise last year we decided to go again & see what would be different with the ship fuller. DH wanted to wait for a 2 for 1 deal but I wouldn't take a chance on not getting an XE cabin again so booked in July through my TA who got us a package with Air Transat which included a nice little ( 2 of 4 different type drinks each) free drink package. We decided to embark again in ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


A great way to discover Cuba.

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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marcc
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

As I was composing this review and thinking of all the negatives that I wanted to write about, I realized that I was not making it clear that I think, even with its many flaws, this cruise was still the best way to visit Cuba. The ports of call were the real reason to take the cruise and they did not disappoint. Being able to visit Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago while traveling overnight and ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


A great cruise experience

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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edjess
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

Getting there was the biggest problem. We had to fly to Varadero and spend two hours travelling to Havana. After that our experience was really good. The entertainment was outstanding, a different show every night, dance, music, acrobatics. The food was good, the ship's crew was friendly and efficient. Passengers came from various countries. It was fun chatting with people from Germany, Denmark, ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Exceeded expectations

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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Raggs02
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed of of Montego Bay and cruised Cuba. The ship is small but had big flavor with people from all over the world. We wanted to see Cuba before the big cruise ships and hotels invade the island and spoil the beaches and pristine water. The architecture is wonderful and they are trying to restore the old buildings in Havana. Taxi's are horse and buggy and are also the preferred mode of travel. ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Cuba Cruise Louis Cristal - everything you need to know

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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jxsAUS
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Arriving in Havana Long queues at Havana Airport immigration - took 2 hours from disembarking plane to getting in a cab. They are individually testing each person for a temp being scared of Ebola. Even at each stop on the ship the Cuban health authorities come aboard and temp test every person on their forehead before going ashore. Paid for Cuban visa at Cancun airport $US25 cash only before ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


The ship is transportation not your destination

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Caribbean - Western

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beechbum530
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

If you are seeking a luxury four or five star American cruise line, then this is not your type of trip. However, if you are seeking a different type of cruise from the usual similar Caribbean ports I strongly recommend that you consider this trip. The ship is older, granted, but immaculate with a friendly staff that does all possible to make you feel welcome.. Entertainment is really quite good ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


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