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Celestyal Cruises Cuba Cruise Reviews
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3.9
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75 reviews
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A Great Way to Go to Cuba
"I read various cruise reviews and sometimes wonder how perceptions can be so different. Having made 250+ cruises over the past 50 years, and now in retirement spending 6 mo a year "at sea", I wonder how other..."Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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Disappointed in itinerary change

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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smoothersailing

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this trip for the experience of cruising around Cuba, enjoying days at sea and admiring the coastline. On arrival in Montego Bay, men started grabbing bags as they were off loaded from the bus before we could get off. The company did not send out baggage tags ahead of time, we were to get them at the dock. It was scary and frustrating as these men had no identification, no shirts or caps ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

8 Helpful Votes


A Cuban Adventure

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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mindabu

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it offered us Americans the chance to see Cuba. We departed from Montego Bay, Jamaica and because we had been to Jamaica before and didn't care for it we didn't do any exploring. The check-in process to get on the ship was very efficient and easy and our stateroom was ready for us as soon as we got on board. In fact when we reached our stateroom our luggage was ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

4 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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nansi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 totally altered the tone of the entire trip. All the music was cancelled on shore, and numerous restaurants and bars were shuttered. The country was in mourning for 9 days so our shore ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

13 Helpful Votes


Cuba: The Sleeping Beauty

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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Exotikat

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 American cruise ships were just at the point of making Cuba a destination, and we really wanted to visit Cuba before it was overrun with Americans. Three, the cruise was very reasonable, and ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

6 Helpful Votes


Great way to see Cuba

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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cruiselover55555

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise in order to see Cuba - an economical and convenient to see 4 ports. The cities we visited were very interesting, especially Havana, and we were not disappointed in any way. The tours we booked from the ship were excellent, and allowed us to learn about the Cuban culture. Unfortunately, most of what we saw was in pretty bad shape, with buildings and roads crumbling and ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

24 Helpful Votes


Vehicle to Cuba..Nothing Else

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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dndaley

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Took this cruise to go to Cuba as part of the People2People program. The boat is very small compared to other cruise ships I've experienced. Not good for children...the empty the pool everyday...during deck activities (very intrusive and disruptive) The food was just nourishment..though the Exec Chef Charles and Dwayne at the carving station were friendly and listened to our ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

21 Helpful Votes


The Destination, Not the Cruise

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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Traveler+

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I took this cruise as an opportunity to see Cuba without paying the high prices of P2P groups from the US. The trip met my expectations. The ship is small, older, and has its issues. The food was adequate at best. The entertainment was basic. But I wasn't on this ship for the cruising. I SAW CUBA!! I saw more than friends I know who went on other P2P trips. I did it for about a third of ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

23 Helpful Votes


A Great Way to Go to Cuba

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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padrek

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I read various cruise reviews and sometimes wonder how perceptions can be so different. Having made 250+ cruises over the past 50 years, and now in retirement spending 6 mo a year "at sea", I wonder how other passengers can get so upset about very little things and let them affect their entire perspective of the trip. Celelstyal Crystal is one of three older ships in the Celestyal fleet, a ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

130 Helpful Votes


Good Way to See Cuba

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba

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toetap

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 nightly shows Cruise Director Danny was great Most crew members nice and helpful Cons: cabins basic, ours an XE food mediocre...mystery fish at lunch and dinner, all meats ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

Traveled with disabled person

15 Helpful Votes


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