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Celestyal Cruises Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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59 Celestyal Cruises 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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Kristi S from MInnesota

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A review from a non-cruiser

We wanted a short cruise at the end of our two week vacation in Greece. This one fit the bill perfectly. First, I am NOT a cruiser. However, as the fates would have it, I ended up on three cruises this year. The ...
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Sail Date June 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


Jacana18 avatar

Jacana18

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise of the Greek Islands

We sailed on the Iconic Aegean cruise for four nights. It was great value for money. We had 2 nights first to explore Athens. The embarkation went very smoothly, well organized. This is the first time we have been ...
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Sail Date May 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


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rkisakurek

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My favorite vacation, thanks to Celestyal Olympia..

We chose this trip by chance, and I had the most wonderful 3.5 days in the cruise. Before the trip begins I know there will be little time on the islands and Athens, but this was what I've chosen and approved before ...
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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


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Dumarakm

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

The cruise was disappointing in that we stopped on the islands for very short periods. We were very rushed and at times it felt like we were herded like cattle. The food was mediocre and the ship is very dated with ...
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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


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rednurse

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awful, failed at basic standards of service!

We boarded on Friday June 22nd. We entered our room (2039) and realized the floor was wet and there was an odor of mold. We called the front desk and they sent someone with a blower to dry it. I then realized the ...
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Sail Date June 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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costalb2000

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another fantastic experience with Celestyal Olympia

AUGUST 2017 MY CELESTYAL OLYMPIA REVIEW : Returning from another incredible experience with Celestyal ! I had originally booked the 7 night itinerary of the Nefeli, but the ship was then exclusively ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Theano avatar

Theano

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Best price great destination . They offer high standard food very good service, the cabins were excellent. The entertainment team offered a great show. We had a fantastic time. The staff was excellent the were very ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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pezoporos1

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

We booked this cruise as we wanted to see as much of the islands as possible in just a few days. This is exactly that happened and rather successfully, as now we wish, we had stayed longer. I' ll state first the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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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vini4win

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Splendid Holiday in Pocket Friendly Budget :)

This was our first vacation on cruise . We were super excited as it was 3 days island hopping trip . We arrived in Athens 2 days before and explored the beautiful city.Awesome food and awesome people. Then comes ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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