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Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Crystal
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Family Cruises

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34 Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal 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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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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Michael the Brave

1 Review Written

Amazing!

We wanted to try something different from the big boats cruises and this was extremely satisfying! 1. Junior Suite with balcony - exactly what we needed. Large enough and kept very clean by the staff. 2. The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Williamsdg avatar

Williamsdg

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor ship - But good itinerary

Overall the reason my family chose this ship was because of the itinerary on overnight stays and long stays in port on each island. You did not feel rushed on the islands like sometimes you might on a Caribbean ...
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Sail Date September 2019


drrose2 avatar

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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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


Michael Barda avatar

Michael Barda

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

My soul cruise!

We are glad to find you all here, even if it's just virtual. I participated, together with my wife, on the cruise from 29.04 to 06.05.2019 with Celestyal Cristal. The only word that fits this cruise is "excellent" ...
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Sail Date April 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


chinde avatar

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


denismb avatar

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


Milily avatar

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


avogel99 avatar

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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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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costalb2002

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A wonderful experience

Cruising the greek waters in summer is always a great pleasure for me.This is classical cruising ald style, when the pleasure of the destinations,the symbiosis with sea and sorrounding nature were paramount.If you ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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princesa_carolina

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very nice if you want to go on a cruise, not a great way to see Cuba.

We choose the cruise because it was essentially the only way we could see Cuba in a family group. That said, we got to see much less of Cuba and much more of the cruise than we hoped. This was through no fault of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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GScritics

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A fine cruise to CUBA including JAMAICA

Basically: Cuba has only moderately good roads; passable Chinese buses and long roads and distances. This is why it is fantastic to travel to Cuba by ship. You drive especially in the night and you have time in the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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kairipe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A cruise line that respects its passengers.

Super cruise. Lovely boat with superb crew. The company looks after their clients with care and respect. Of course there is some ground for improvement concerning embarkation/disembarkation procedures but I guess ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Jimakos avatar

Jimakos

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

So not go!

I chose this cruise, because I wanted to have fun with my wife. I hoped I would find a clear and fresh cabin but I didn't. So I don't suggest it to anonybody. Besides doctor does not appear, if you call him. A nurse ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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uvitacruise

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A Cruise to Aegean Sea

I have a nice trip in Celestyal Crystal to discover Greek Islands.The ship has a few years but is very well preserved. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The places I visit are very nice and I ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Exotikat

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cuba: The Sleeping Beauty

We chose this cruise for a number of reasons. One, we could board at Montego Bay and return to Montego Bay, and since we were already in Jamaica on vacation, it made for very simple logistics. Two, we knew ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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nutapisica

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

My Best Cruise Around Cuba!

First time to Cuba. I strongly recommend this cruise to everyone! Very nice experience. The ports of call (check yourcubacruise.com) were outstanding. Weather was fantastic. Best music and entertainment on ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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eugen.ursache@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

The best way to see the Greek Egean islands. Entertainment onboard - bar music, night shows - were very high quality. Exceptional group of singers from Cuba at the Eros Lounge and Bar. Dining was ok, but not ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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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