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Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Celestyal Crystal
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Average

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Family Cruises

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Group and Theme Cruises

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Senior Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

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Entertainment Cruises

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31 Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


Williamsdg avatar

Williamsdg

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor ship - But good itinerary

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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


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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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


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JMann404

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Get into small ports in Cinfuegos and Santiago

Wanted to see Cuba without a lot of hassle and long bus trips so chose a 7 day cruise which included 3 Cuban ports. (Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago) Some of the entrance channels are narrow and shallow which will ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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cinderella33

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship with wonderful staff, wonderful programs

I chose this ship as an easy way to visit large areas of Cuba on a US approved people to people program. The company really covered every aspect of Cuban culture from Cuban staff, Cuban professor on board, Cuban ...
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Sail Date February 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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Delta Dara

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The cruise that didn't cruise.

There was a group of 18 of us from the US who wanted to see Cuba before it changes too much. I can remember when I was a little girl and Castro took over. For half a century, we couldn't go to Cuba and it was very ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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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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Cruises4frogs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise Adventure

Eight retirees including our travel agent who arranged the entire expedition took this cruise as part of the "Authentic Cuban Experience Program" in hopes of taking advantage of recently relaxed guidelines for such ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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catawbaisland

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Failed to pass the test of adversity

I was the Group Leader for 18 USA passengers on a People to People tour to Cuba in early January 2017. Most were between 60 and 75 years old. We selected cruising, in part to avoid long, cramped bus rides which ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Sparra77

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

AMAZING cruise !

We had planned this cruise for 10 months prior as a Christmas trip with 6 of our good friends and stayed two days in Montego Bay, Jamaica before embarking at the Port there. I had never been on a cruise before ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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happyhelen

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Just back from Cuba

We just returned from Cuba. The reviews of the ship were "iffy" Not true, the ship was great. Very clean, our cabin was fine. The shower was very, very small. Our air was just o.k.. Mohammed in the dining room ...
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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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nansi

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Detailed Review of Celestyal Crystal in Cuba 11/25/2016

The first part of this was posted on the message boards. I've added many more details here (scroll down to "more observations") Well unfortunately for us, Fidel died the night before we arrived in Cuba, which ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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mckrakken

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Greek Cruise

I personally loved this cruise! The crew were excellent, the entertainment was great, the excursions were great too. I loved everything about the cruise. We had an Olive Oil thematic. This meant a few ...
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Sail Date September 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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Entos

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beyond the Sea! Our Family Loved It!

We wanted to sail the Aegean and visit Istanbul and Ephesus, and this was the perfect cruise. We sailed from Lavrion, which is about a half-hour from Athens Airport. It's far-less crowded than Piraeus, and our ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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roaringrun

1 Review Written

80 Helpful Votes

This is the easiest way to see Cuba now.

Cuba badly needs American tourists in order to finance rebuilding of it's infrastructure, but in the short term this means that the first waves will struggle to find housing and food that meets expectations. You ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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BacarroP

1 Review Written

63 Helpful Votes

People To People Voyage to Cuba (25 Mar – 01 Apr 2016)

My wife and I have been on more than 70 cruises and have lived/worked in or visited 108 countries around the world. We are Elite and Diamond Plus Members with several major ocean cruise lines. We have been on ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Steven12121

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Never Again!!

This tiny ship could be a small jewel---it is not. A sunken ferry, ra1sed and refurbished, the very small state rooms remain with the single beds joined into one. With no guard rails nor T-bar [to fit between ...
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Sail Date March 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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