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Celestyal Cruises Cruise Reviews

Greek coffee with a view!
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Worst cruise we had!

Review for Celestyal Olympia to Greece

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giannis-m
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This is the 5th cruise we were on and Celestyal was the worst experience we had! Staff was rude and it seemed as if they were all instructed to serve as less food as possible. At first we were a bit shy asking for another spoonful but once we realized it’s a tactic we became much more demanding. I guess they rely on people’s “shyness” We had the all inclusive drinks package and we had to ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Very Unhappy

Review for Celestyal Olympia to Greece

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oyveymama
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This ship is a refurbished Royal Caribbean ship that is in need of more refurbishment. My trip felt like more of a ferry ride, with passengers embarking and disembarking at many of the ports. There were very few Americans on board. While the cabin attendants were excellent, the rest of the service was definitely lacking. It was difficult to have our bread and water refilled in the dining room, ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Very nice trip despite restrictions

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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dguilinger
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Great itinerary, staff, food and ship. Despite the COVID nonsense, we had a good time. We enjoyed the schedule and especially the service and quality in the dining room. The COVID trackers they issued us were left in the room. The pre boarding testing was stupid given our vaccinations. Patmos was an unexpected gem. We had wanted to visit Ephesus again but Patmos was a nice alternative. ...
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Sail Date: July 2021

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EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Radford007
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I had the pleasure of cruising on this ship in June 2021. It is very affordable with the inclusive drinks package and included shore excursions. It had rigid Covid 19 rules. The ship has no pretensions of being 5 star but having previously sailed on luxury ships I have no reservations in stating that this was one of my best ever cruises. The reason; the crew as every member that I ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


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

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Bell2cruise
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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, little older, but for the price and what's included it was definitely worth it, despite what was going on in the world. We were the last ship to go to most ports due to the Corona ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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MN Tonester
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 the cruise and the included excursions, we decided to repeat the cruise this year. Celestyal offered a fantastic Black Friday cruise deal including drinks, gratuities, and three paid ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Spectacular destination lineup, enjoyable ship experience

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Dave2Kayak
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The focus was on visiting many antiquities sites which was the main reason we selected this cruise package. Celestyal provided an excellent experience at a good value. Not a new ship or a large ship (900 passengers capacity?) with all the offerings you'd find on larger luxury boats but we found the Crystal to be very adequate for this type of cruise. Clean and well maintained throughout, friendly ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Great itinerary - good value!

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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YTOcruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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, Rhodes and Ephesus), gratuities and drinks (albeit you could also pay for “premium drinks”). We had read the reviews on the Celestyal Crystal and had “lowered the bar” for our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Amazing destinations on a nice ship.

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Clearwaterteacher
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband is a travel consultant and found out about this cruise at a training. We have always wanted to visit these amazing destinations...Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey and Rhodes. The ship was not the newest, but extremely clean. The people working on the ship were extremely friendly. Although there were people from many countries on the ship English was used for announcements, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Remarkable Value and First Rate Staff

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Brian 11
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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, as the price was low. And living in Cyprus, I expected the organisation would be rather slipshod. How wrong can you be !!! I had an excellent time. Being a widower, I was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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