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Celestyal Cruises Cruises

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Celestyal Olympia

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

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Limassol
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Limassol
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 14, 2022
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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Nov 12, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 17, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Jerusalem
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Kusadasi
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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11 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 16, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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19 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 16, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Feb 25, 2023
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18 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 17, 2022
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18 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 9, 2023
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Apr 8, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Thessaloniki
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Oct 21, 2023
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6 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Limassol
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 21, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Limassol
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 21, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Thessaloniki
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
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8 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Lavrion
Cruise Line:Celestyal Cruises
Dec 27, 2022
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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

Worst cruise we had!

There was a reschedule of the opening time one day (because the ship didn’t get to the harbor of Crete in time) and they shut the restaurant doors in front of the line and told us all “there is no more room go to the buffet”!I guess they rely on people’s “shyness” We had the all inclusive drinks package and we had to literally hunt the waiter every time to get a drink!Read More
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giannis-m

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Very Unhappy

Breakfast in the dining room was very good, however.It was difficult to have our bread and water refilled in the dining room, almost impossible to get a drink in the buffet, and difficult to find a table in the buffet.Read More
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oyveymama

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Very nice trip despite restrictions

We enjoyed the schedule and especially the service and quality in the dining room.The dining rooms were always better. ..Read More
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dguilinger

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY

” All of them were not only professional in their duties but made me feel like a VIP.Most of my socialising was in the Sports Bar where Flaire made amazing cocktails and I was served by Edley, Arasi, Mary and Katerina.Read More
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Radford007

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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