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Celestyal Cruises Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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74 Celestyal Cruises Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Bell2cruise avatar

Bell2cruise

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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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, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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


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YTOcruisers

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


Jane Doe avatar

Jane Doe

1 Review Written

3 Continent Cruise, Grand Suite

My mom and I opted to the Three Continent Cruise on the Crystal because of the ports visited for my mom’s birthday. We were overall pleased with the cruise and I don’t regret the extra expenditure for the Grand ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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buzzandjulie

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime: uncharted waters for me

This cruise was actually won by a work associate and I was to join her. Her schedule did not allow her to go so I was able to bring my adult daughter double bonus This was my 50th cruise but never to this ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Brian 11 avatar

Brian 11

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Remarkable Value and First Rate Staff

I selected this cruise as I live in Cyprus and I could join the ship in Limassol. I actually went on the bus from Paphos to Limassol. A whopping 4 euros. It sounded good in the brochure. I was a little dubious, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Jantheman132

6 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

3 Continents. One of the best ever!

We chose this cruise purely for the itinerary. The 7 night 3 Continents tour leaving from Athens did not disappoint in any way. We'll certainly use Celestyal again. Flying into Athens on the day of the cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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HaileyAuger

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

7 Nights Cruise 3 Continents – Celestyal Crystal

7 Nights Cruise 3 Continents – Celestyal Crystal Ship – the ship is more like a ferry, very old & worn, basic and casual. We expected a very basic cruise and didn’t pack any evening clothes. Although there ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mrmikekellyesq

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great for What it is.

One must accept the premise that this is a smaller ship. Everything is scaled down. But it has some incredible offerings that other lines don't have. First, what might disappoint some: The buffet is small. It ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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celine99

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!

This was our experience on Celestyal Cruise Line, ship “Crystal”: Intro: Embarkation was an exercise in chaos, frustration and exhaustion. Long, long lines, very bureaucratic and much standing around ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Nice Small Ship But Not Perfect

The first point to note, and this will become relevant as this review progresses, is Celestyal’s core market seems to be organised tour groups. Beginning with embarkation. This was our 11th cruise and was by ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Shaky2207

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

If you're looking for a touch of luxury, good food and wine, not for you

We chose this cruise because of its destinations but all a bit rushed and often late arrival. We had a drinks package that I can only describe as penny pinching as many drinks not available and waters and mixers ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Shadowstar avatar

Shadowstar

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Overall a great cruise - would do it again!!

My husband and I did a 7 day cruise aboard the Celestyal Crystal on October 21 - Eclectic Aegean. Neither of us are travel agents. It was their first cruise to include Istanbul and that was the main draw for us. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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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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RutabagaMoxie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The dining was average, it just started to get repetitive after a while. For breakfast, it was the same options for seven days. There were hot food items (eggs, hash ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lily1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst ship we have been on

It is a terrible ship, old and tired. Tiny cabins single beds at right angles to each other, even for couples . Hardly any storage, we had our clothes on the window ledge. The Food is awful and monotonous. Same ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Firsttimecruisers13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely Cruise,despite Cabin

We chose this cruise for the itinerary,We have previously cruised with Celebrity and Cunard,so a smaller ship was a first.We really enjoyed the wonderful places we visited.Santorini was fabulous,Mykonos ...
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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


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amw59

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Greek cruise option!

We traveled on the Crystal ship on Celestyal in September, 2019, to the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, and Crete, and to Kusadasi, Turkey. It was exactly what we were looking for – comfortable ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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LCBENZ

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


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


ak810 avatar

ak810

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Best way to island hop Greece's most famous islands with no hidden costs!

Since we live in Athens, and our last cruises were abreoad, we though it would be a great idea to combinbe cruising from our home port (no need for flights and hotels) and our summer vacations which we traditionally ...
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Sail Date August 2019


CBTex avatar

CBTex

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Our cruise on the Celestyal Crystal exceeded our expectations!

IMHO the Celestyal Cruise Lines get a bad rap by travel agents. I was told that the the experience was not "upscale" and discouraged to consider. I'm sure glad we booked a 7-day cruise in an outside cabin. I ...
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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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Cyclone1970

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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