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Havana Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews

Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Crystal
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54 Havana Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal Cruise Reviews


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kc20202

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved this cruise

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I'm a little late adding my review, but better late than never. My sister and I chose this cruise as a break in between land tours of Mexico and Cuba. It gave us the opportunity to travel and see more places ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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jackiesr

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The ship is a great way to see a few areas in Cuba.

We just returned yesterday, having flown in to Havana and out of Havana (from Miami from/to Dallas). Rather than go in to Montego Bay (not a huge fan of Jamaica, and have been there a few times) and get on the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Maria V

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cuba cruise

I chose this Cuba cruise because my husband wanted to go to Cuba and I wanted to go on a cruise. First time for both of us. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The ship is an older, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sdcruiser1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Celestyal Cuba cruise

We liked this cruise because it was a totally Cuban cruise, in spite of the fact that it spent one day in Montego Bay to refuel and load supplies. Most of the other cruises we saw were Caribbean cruised that only ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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sdeboer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cuba Cruise

We just came back from cruising around the island OF CUBA on the Celestial Crystal and had a blast. The ship may be older, but it is in great condition and spotless!!The staff on this ship is what made this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Helen_GMA

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

All inclusive Cuba cruise

The cruise was part of an all inclusive package from TripCentral. Most Canadians go to Cuba for the beach and then maybe fly to Havana. The Celestyal cruise offered an opportunity to see more of Cuba, from Havana to ...
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Sail Date July 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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christinadwagner

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Awesome Trip

We found a cruise on Celestyal Cruises advertised for a low price, so we decided to go to Cuba. Because of the price we did not expect much, but we were very pleasantly surprised. I’ve cruised all the mid-range ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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born2swim

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outdated ship and poor activities

We chose this cruise because it was going to Cuba. We joined a Road Scholar group that was on the ship. We also wanted to go to more than one port in Cuba and the big ships are only going to one port. There were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Mel

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the Celestyal Crystal

We were pleasantly surprised about how good the food was on board, and how lovely the staff were, both in the dining room and the cabin stewards. We went on this cruise because we had never been to Cuba and we both ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bluebell247

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cuban Cruise

U.K. Couple boarded in Havana on Monday 22nd May We arrived in Havana at Jose Marti airport on Monday afternoon and transferred straight to the cruise terminal. The embarkation procedure was easy and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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ccumcbob

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

History and culture immersion on ship and off

Cuba is fascinating, and this is the best overall way to experience various cities and themes. Cheaper and easier than hotels or private homes, more variety of cities, with bonus of excellent Cuban lectures, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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xtarra

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Mixed reviews

While there were many things I enjoyed about the cruise, there were a number of major problems. The main reason I was going to Cuba was to experience Havana. I was expecting to have 2 days in Havana. When I asked ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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NoelW

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Pleasantly Surprised.....

We wanted a true Cuban Experience and Celestyal Cruises are the only ones we knew of to provide that as most other cruises simply visit Havana. However, Celestyal take you to Cuban Ports and enhance your experience ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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JMann404

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Get into small ports in Cinfuegos and Santiago

Wanted to see Cuba without a lot of hassle and long bus trips so chose a 7 day cruise which included 3 Cuban ports. (Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago) Some of the entrance channels are narrow and shallow which will ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Claire M.

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good experience

The embarkation was 6 hours late, the ship was waiting a few miles from Havana Port because there was no place for the ship in Port. I understood the problem and accepted it wasn't there fault, the think I had a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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NasusHctak5

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Celestyal Crystal - Excellent adventure!

My friend and I chose this cruise after hearing glowing reviews from another mutual friend who went last year. He said this cruise was a "MUST!". It sounded interesting from his description so we decided to go for ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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FunAtSea.USA

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Strong Activities & Entertainment Teams, good on board P2P program.

Great Cruise Office/Animators team! You won't be disappointed if you join Martha, Victor, and/or Mahelys for fun. Dynamite personalities, and they always give you the extra effort and big smiles. Nightly shows ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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hokalice

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Old Medium Ship

Embarkation was good but not enough signs directing you to the check-in desk or to the ship (MSC was also docked here and their signs were everywhere which made it a little confusing). Disembarkation was very ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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princesa_carolina

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very nice if you want to go on a cruise, not a great way to see Cuba.

We choose the cruise because it was essentially the only way we could see Cuba in a family group. That said, we got to see much less of Cuba and much more of the cruise than we hoped. This was through no fault of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Emmert

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Probably better cruise line for this destination out there now

We chose this cruise line because we are Americans wanting to visit Cuba and at the time this was our best choice. Ship is old, windows were dirty, crew not helpful and unfriendly. Most unfriendly crew we have had ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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T-D-S

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great way to experience a flavour of Cuba

We didn't fancy traveling over land to reach Cienfuegos & Santiago, cruising seemed to be the best way to travel. We didn't expect or want luxury so we weren't disappointed by this cruise. It was well organised ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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mrsweber1

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Every experience is different, so carefully weight these reviews.

We chose this cruise last minute because the cruise we had booked to Cuba was cancelled. We originally discounted this cruise line because of the negative reviews, but then I remembered that dissatisfied customers ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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tring

12 Reviews Written

113 Helpful Votes

Ship Not Well Run

We have previously cruised quite widely on ships of a similar size to this from a number of cruise lines (mostly Fred Olsen, Voyages of Discovery, Swan Hellenic and less recently, P&O). We always choose a cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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sierradave

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Best Intro to Cuba

Our cabin was #4000, the farthest forward on the port side. It has a window perhaps 5 square feet, deeply recessed in the wall. (You can actually crawl up in there to get a wide view.) Other reviews have done a ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Celestyal Crystal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.6
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.2
Family2.03.7
Enrichment3.53.8
Service4.54.3
Value For Money5.03.9
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