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About Celestyal Cruises Cruises

Celestyal's mainly short, port-intensive itineraries don't leave much time for onboard activities, but they stick as closely as possible to the traditional cruise format. Cruises attract a wide, multilingual spectrum of passengers to Greek itineraries.

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 17, 2022
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

18 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 17, 2022
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Thessaloniki
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

21 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Mar 23, 2024
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 14, 2024
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 21, 2024
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21 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Oct 26, 2024
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8 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Lavrion
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 27, 2022
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16 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Mar 16, 2024
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8 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Lavrion
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 27, 2023
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21 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Mar 16, 2024
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28 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Mar 16, 2024
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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4 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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Celestyal Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Celestyal Cruises cruise ships?

The passenger mix on each ship varies widely from cruise to cruise, but you can expect an overall international crowd with about a third from North America. (There's usually an average of eight languages spoken at any given time on the line's sailings.) Ages generally range from the 20s to the 70s, with most in the 50-plus bracket, but a good 10 percent in each of the younger age brackets (20s, 30s, 40s) as well. Children are common during the summer season.

Do I have to dress up on a Celestyal Cruises cruise?

Celestyal requires a smart dress code in the dining rooms -- no shorts or flip-flops for men and smart dresses or nice pants and blouses for women. Bathing suits and shorts are never permitted in the restaurants, but many passengers take advantage of the daily lunch buffet on the pool deck to eat without having to change out of their swimwear.

For the Gala Night and the Captain's Cocktail, Celestyal does require formal dress -- a cocktail dress or something similar for ladies; jacket and tie for men. (The reality tends to be less formal than the code, but some passengers do go all-out.)

On Greek Night the line suggests that passengers wear blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag.

Is everything free on Celestyal Cruises cruises?

No, but the fare does include at least two shore excursions per cruise, gratuities and unlimited but select alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, per the included beverage package guidelines. Extra charges include Wi-Fi access, laundry and dry cleaning, room service and mini-bar items, and purchases from the onboard shop.

What are Celestyal Cruises’s most popular activities?

Celestyal cruises are generally short and port-intensive, so the most popular activities for cruisers are off the ship, exploring, dining out in local restaurants or hanging out at the beach. Onboard, hanging out by the pool and playing in the casino are both popular, and the international audience tends to enjoy the nighttime production shows and the cabaret.

Why go with Celestyal Cruises?

  • Short, reasonably priced, port-intensive itineraries
  • Sails the Greek Isles, Cyprus and the Mediterranean
  • Cruises attract a wide, multilingual spectrum of passengers

Best for: Travelers on a budget who enjoy a traditional cruise to excellent ports, mostly in the Aegean

Not for: Those who prefer longer shore stays or look for newer ships with rock climbing walls, water parks, etc.

Celestyal Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

An absolute pleasure

We enjoyed both the organised excursions as well as going ashore on our own.Everything aboard the Celestyal Crystal was well-organised and the ship had a lovely atmosphere.Read More
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Ann Wakeman

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Wonderfull experience

The ship is not large meaning you are never far from where you want to go.The ship is not fancy by any means but runs smoothly with a great level of personal service.Read More
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heegee

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We Had a Great Experience

Those things that exceeded our expectations were the destinations, our room (junior suite), all customer service, the food, the overall value, and the entertainment.Overall Value: We thought it was a good value.Read More
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barryescott

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Great experience and a good ratio value vs. cost

and it was much more cheaper than the default "official" excursions) Overall, a very good experience for the whole family.It was not bad, not it was neither very good, and quite repetitive.Read More
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genaroz

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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