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Celestyal Cruises Europe Cruise Reviews

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Old Ship and Poor Management

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Rabbits77
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The positives - Food and wait staff very good, they really made the cruise - Itinerary was good, longer in some ports would be better and could be managed better than what they did - Embarkation was a breeze as was de-embarkation, very seamless process - Good size suite, very spacious - entertainment was good The negatives - Cruise director was out of her depth, little ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Couldn't fault this cruise - great value for money

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Brownowl80
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I couldn’t fault this cruise line and I have cruised on Viking, RC, NCL and Celebrity lines in the past. Reading other reviews I was expecting the ship to be worn and tired and found this not to be the case. Whilst it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the larger ships, being a smaller ship made it a much more personal trip and very good value for money. It was spotlessly ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Very good overall experience

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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hirop402
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We recently completed a 7 day cruise on the Crystal. We travel as a group of friends and one of our fellow travelers is a travel professional who puts together our trips which is how we were introduced to Celestyal. I had some reservations prior after reading the reviews but all I can say is either Celestyal listened and made changes or maybe things are just getting back to normal post pandemic. ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Absolutely positively wonderful!

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Bee and Jer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because our travel agent suggested it to my husband and I (74 and 65). We booked right before Covid hit and May 14, 2022 we finally were able to go. It was great all and all. The ship was great and most of the workers were wonderful! We especially enjoyed the smaller ship experience and the ports we visited in Greece and Turkey. Our cabin was spotless: ALWAYS. Cabin ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Very nice trip despite restrictions

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dguilinger
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Great itinerary, staff, food and ship. Despite the COVID nonsense, we had a good time. We enjoyed the schedule and especially the service and quality in the dining room. The COVID trackers they issued us were left in the room. The pre boarding testing was stupid given our vaccinations. Patmos was an unexpected gem. We had wanted to visit Ephesus again but Patmos was a nice alternative. ...
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Sail Date: July 2021

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EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY

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Radford007
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I had the pleasure of cruising on this ship in June 2021. It is very affordable with the inclusive drinks package and included shore excursions. It had rigid Covid 19 rules. The ship has no pretensions of being 5 star but having previously sailed on luxury ships I have no reservations in stating that this was one of my best ever cruises. The reason; the crew as every member that I ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Fantastic cruise on a great small ship. Will cruise again in future!

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Bell2cruise
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

For those people looking for the bells and whistles of a large ship, do not look here. However if your looking to see parts of the world that are on your bucket list, then come on this cruise! Yes, ship is small, little older, but for the price and what's included it was definitely worth it, despite what was going on in the world. We were the last ship to go to most ports due to the Corona ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?

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MN Tonester
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 the cruise and the included excursions, we decided to repeat the cruise this year. Celestyal offered a fantastic Black Friday cruise deal including drinks, gratuities, and three paid ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Great itinerary - good value!

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YTOcruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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, Rhodes and Ephesus), gratuities and drinks (albeit you could also pay for “premium drinks”). We had read the reviews on the Celestyal Crystal and had “lowered the bar” for our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Spectacular destination lineup, enjoyable ship experience

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Dave2Kayak
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The focus was on visiting many antiquities sites which was the main reason we selected this cruise package. Celestyal provided an excellent experience at a good value. Not a new ship or a large ship (900 passengers capacity?) with all the offerings you'd find on larger luxury boats but we found the Crystal to be very adequate for this type of cruise. Clean and well maintained throughout, friendly ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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