Celestyal Cruises

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About Celestyal 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 Journey
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Greece Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Middle East Cruise

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Middle East Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Middle East Cruise

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Greece Cruise

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Celestyal Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Celestyal 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 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?

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’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?

  • 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 Cruiser Reviews

Retro Cruise Experience

Our cabin steward tried to locate some, but the best he could do was to put a pillow case on a small couch pillow.Bottom line: I recommend this itinerary, but you'll have a much better cruise experience on any of the mainstream or premium lines than you will on Celestyal.Read More
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courageousdeer

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 61s

Hot & Cold

probably because of value for money, although the general hygiene needs to be better in mySome lovely bars on deck 8 and nice general restaurant (Thalassa) on deck 7 Negatives: General issue onboard with regards to hygiene, half of hand sanitizers consistently empty, concerning when there was plenty of coughing and sneezing onboard.Read More
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Corfufox

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 47s

Itinerary Too Good to be True

That was irritating but even more irritating was the fact that Turkey is an hour earlier than ship time and our guide patiently waited for us.The ship tour took us to Lindos and this time our guide was good.Read More
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Reno KC

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 58s

RESTORING MY FAITH IN CRUISING

We feel totally refreshed by a relaxing no queues cruise having to book no functions ahead.I would like to say a big thank you to the Captain and crew for reattaching my cruise head and restoring my faith in cruising.Read More
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AlN cruise again

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 65s

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