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120 Caribbean Celestyal Crystal Caribbean Cruise Reviews


foxglove avatar

foxglove

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun cruise but Cuba not worth the extra effort and expense.

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We were planning on an extended stay in Montego Bay, Jamaica and this cruise was offered as a gift to break-up that stay. We always enjoy staying there and Doctors' Cave Beach in particular. The beach is an easy ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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avogel99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great week touring Cuba!

My family of 6 just returned yesterday from our 1 week cruise. We started our cruise in Montego Bay. The boarding process was simple and the terminal was not crowded, which we were very happy to see. By the time ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kc20202

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved this cruise

I'm a little late adding my review, but better late than never. My sister and I chose this cruise as a break in between land tours of Mexico and Cuba. It gave us the opportunity to travel and see more places ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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jackiesr

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The ship is a great way to see a few areas in Cuba.

We just returned yesterday, having flown in to Havana and out of Havana (from Miami from/to Dallas). Rather than go in to Montego Bay (not a huge fan of Jamaica, and have been there a few times) and get on the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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TalonBlues

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing staff!!!

I selected this cruise because it was offered by Apple Vacations as an authorized People-to-People tour for Americans and it was a smaller ship (since I had never been on a cruise before, the idea of being on a boat ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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harrynew1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Great Value

I chose this cruise for its itinerary which started from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and circumnavigated Cuba, stopping at Santiago de Cuba, Havana, and Cienfuegos. The ship was quite nice, well maintained. The staff ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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annfoxdavidson

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A fantastic Cuba experience on a wonderful ship!

I chose this cruise because I wanted to visit multiple places in Cuba. My parents took this cruise in March, and loved it. It was my first cruise, so between that and the newness of the Cuba experience, I was not ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Maria V avatar

Maria V

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cuba cruise

I chose this Cuba cruise because my husband wanted to go to Cuba and I wanted to go on a cruise. First time for both of us. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The ship is an older, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sdcruiser1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Celestyal Cuba cruise

We liked this cruise because it was a totally Cuban cruise, in spite of the fact that it spent one day in Montego Bay to refuel and load supplies. Most of the other cruises we saw were Caribbean cruised that only ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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jlticox

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A fantastic voyage!

Cabin 6204. We chose this cruse because we wanted to see different cities of Cuba without the hassle of travel and hotel changes. We wanted an all inclusive trip and this was perfect! And the People to People ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sdeboer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cuba Cruise

We just came back from cruising around the island OF CUBA on the Celestial Crystal and had a blast. The ship may be older, but it is in great condition and spotless!!The staff on this ship is what made this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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dudel68

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Bad Cruise to Cuba

Chose this cruise due to price and location. Had a Jr. Balcony Suite. This room had a very poor.. There was a refrigerator in the middle of the closet, thus no room to hang clothes unless they were to lean against ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Helen_GMA

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

All inclusive Cuba cruise

The cruise was part of an all inclusive package from TripCentral. Most Canadians go to Cuba for the beach and then maybe fly to Havana. The Celestyal cruise offered an opportunity to see more of Cuba, from Havana to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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mryouness

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

July 2017 Cruise

I wanted a cruise that was basically exclusive to Cuba. The people to people program was very rich although I was disappointed that a cigar factory tour, Castro's grave and a rum factory (not just the store) were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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mcgedp

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Cuba People To People

We chose this cruise because we wanted a convenient way to see multiple cities in Cuba, not have to worry about accommodations and satisfy to OFAC requirements since we are US citizens. We were not disappointed. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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christinadwagner

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Awesome Trip

We found a cruise on Celestyal Cruises advertised for a low price, so we decided to go to Cuba. Because of the price we did not expect much, but we were very pleasantly surprised. I’ve cruised all the mid-range ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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born2swim

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outdated ship and poor activities

We chose this cruise because it was going to Cuba. We joined a Road Scholar group that was on the ship. We also wanted to go to more than one port in Cuba and the big ships are only going to one port. There were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Mel avatar

Mel

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the Celestyal Crystal

We were pleasantly surprised about how good the food was on board, and how lovely the staff were, both in the dining room and the cabin stewards. We went on this cruise because we had never been to Cuba and we both ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bluebell247

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cuban Cruise

U.K. Couple boarded in Havana on Monday 22nd May We arrived in Havana at Jose Marti airport on Monday afternoon and transferred straight to the cruise terminal. The embarkation procedure was easy and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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ccumcbob

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

History and culture immersion on ship and off

Cuba is fascinating, and this is the best overall way to experience various cities and themes. Cheaper and easier than hotels or private homes, more variety of cities, with bonus of excellent Cuban lectures, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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xtarra

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Mixed reviews

While there were many things I enjoyed about the cruise, there were a number of major problems. The main reason I was going to Cuba was to experience Havana. I was expecting to have 2 days in Havana. When I asked ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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mibenco

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Circumnavigating Cuba on a low-key ship with like-minded passengers

Going to Cuba has been a life-long dream of mine, which I realized this past February onboard Celestyal Crystal. I did lots of research on here which helped with my decision. I hope my long review helps some of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Trotamundos49

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Living - Historical educational perspective of Cuba in an objective nutshell...

This objective-chronological perspective of Cuba is provided by Dr.Jorge Gonzalez Arocha, PhD , Havana University. Professor Arocha covered all important ports of call providing historical, cultural and ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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rene.morley

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cuba circumnavigation makes this cruise work

Sailing Celestyal is a great way to visit Cuba if you are eager to go now, especially if you’d like to explore beyond Havana. The “Authentic Cuba” program ensures you will meet conditions for U.S. cultural ...
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Sail Date March 2017


jaychi avatar

jaychi

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ship good, Cuba was a learning experience, but not a resort destination.

Wow, I have much to say here. The experience was a mixed one, but I got what I wanted to get out of the trip. No one goes on a cruise to Cuba to be on a ship, so I will cover the excursions first. I am a US ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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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