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24 Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

MN Tonester avatar

MN Tonester

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?


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

YTOcruisers avatar


4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary - good value!

We chose this 7 days cruise because of the ports - Cairo, Jerusalem/Bethlehem, Cyprus, Rhodes and Ephesus. We also chose it because of the great value for what we paid as the price included 3 excursions (Cairo, ...
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Sail Date February 2020

LCBENZ avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful, Worldly Experience

Just returned from a week on the Celestyal Line’s Crystal “Idyllic Aegean” cruise to the Greek Isles out of Athens. Here’s the bottom line on the entire cruise experience - with apologies to those negative ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Cyclone1970 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great destinations, not so great ship

We chose this particular cruise to work with a trip to the UK that we were taking before the August 12th departure date. Celestial was the only one that worked. The Greek island stops were amazing. Santorini, ...
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Sail Date August 2019

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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

abrn1 avatar


1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

A Beautiful Holiday - Exceeded Expecations

There was nothing to fault on this holiday. Very well organised indeed. Holiday comprised of flights from London Heathrow to Athens return, 1 night in Athens hotel, then 7-night cruise including 24 hours in ...
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Sail Date October 2018

chinde avatar


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

harrynew1 avatar


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

sdcruiser1 avatar


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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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

Trotamundos49 avatar


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

jaychi avatar


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

NasusHctak5 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Celestyal Crystal - Excellent adventure!

My friend and I chose this cruise after hearing glowing reviews from another mutual friend who went last year. He said this cruise was a "MUST!". It sounded interesting from his description so we decided to go for ...
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Sail Date February 2017

costalb2002 avatar


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

Cruises4frogs avatar


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

GScritics avatar


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

kairipe avatar


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

mckrakken avatar


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

Christina68 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

A Disappointing Onboard Experience

We choose this cruise as I had done the same cruise on the Crystal eight years ago and wanted to share the experience again with my partner as it was the most amazing experience. We have both cruised many time with ...
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Sail Date July 2016

Entos avatar


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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Hol the Viking

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A wonderful discovery of the greek island with an aging ship

Did deceide for this cruise because of the destinations (Greek Islands Mykonos, Santorin, Simi, Chios, Crete, Istanbul and Kusadasi - Ephesus). Did know that the ship was a bit outdated and could coop with that. ...
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Sail Date May 2016

BacarroP avatar


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

toetap avatar


1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good Way to See Cuba

There are pros and cons to this cruise and line Pros: People to People lecturers from Univ of Havana onboard ship were very informative Troupe of 12 entertainers were all high quality, as were were their ...
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Sail Date February 2016

dataminn avatar


7 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise and Cultural Experience

Note: This review will be written from the viewpoint of an American traveller. I note this due to the unique situation of Americans travelling in Cuba. First a little background, my wife and I are very ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Celestyal Crystal Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.2
Value For Money5.03.9
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