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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Looking for tremendously attentive hospitality and service levels? Celestyal Olympia gets 6 Stars out of 5! The service, the kindness, the attitudes of the staff were A-1 throughout the cruise. This was a condensed time frame to see 6 ... Read More
Looking for tremendously attentive hospitality and service levels? Celestyal Olympia gets 6 Stars out of 5! The service, the kindness, the attitudes of the staff were A-1 throughout the cruise. This was a condensed time frame to see 6 islands, with 2 in some days. That was both good and bad as it was a great introduction to many of the Cyclades, but not as much time as one might have wanted in each. A 7 day cruise would take care of that, but we chose the shorter and figured we would return to the shorter locations like Mykonos. The cabins were older and smaller but as a single, the window cabin worked great for me. Space worked fine but with 2 persons, probably would not. Bought the upgrade XB Deck 6 cabin 6042, convenient to Deck 5 (shows, gatherings prior to disembark, etc) and 4 (dining) where much took place. Cabin stewards were wonderful. The unlimited drink package was included and such fun as so many bars to choose from, including the 360 degree views from the Horizon Bar up top on Deck 12. It was gorgeous night and day, pulling into or out of ports. The evening shows were fine. A young Cuban dance team worked hard to give us nice shows, but did not attend all of them. We were in ports 3 nights so did not get to experience more than one dinner at the ala carte dinner restaurant, but it was very good. Also was confused about a special 36Euro dinner as thought it was the ala carte option til nearly the end of the cruise. Service just couldn't be better and nearly always with a smile. Breakfasts there were buffet but added items and cappucinos were easily ordered with the drink pass. Could have done the pool deck also but it was chilly and windy in mid May. Disembarkations were handled efficiently, though disliked having to go to the lounge an hour early many days to get the tickets to get off in group #1 to have time on land if not on a tour sold by the ship. That was not welcomed and should be done differently. Overall, I loved this ship. Have been on many cruises, but rarely do you find the unique hospitality of the Greeks thoroughly emphasized by what must be the training by Celeystral to staff from many parts of the world. Tips were already included so that was even better. They were doing their jobs and hopefully were all rewarded well. Enjoyed the Greek cooking class, the variety of locations on the ship to go, the shops and most of the time, the food. It felt rather sad to leave this Happy Ship and get off in Athens. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
We have choosed this cruise to see as many islands as possible. It was organized by agent. Our group did embarked at Pyrineis. Cruise was a pleasent suprise for us. Overall we have enjoyed our trip. There have been some things they could ... Read More
We have choosed this cruise to see as many islands as possible. It was organized by agent. Our group did embarked at Pyrineis. Cruise was a pleasent suprise for us. Overall we have enjoyed our trip. There have been some things they could be improved but there is too many people to please. We didn't like pools apeal so we decided to swim in sea whenever possible. Our early breakfast and early dinners have paid off. We did beat crowd. Cabin has been cousy and nice. Gym I have used, need some equipment adjustments. Program was great and enjoyable I wish to use this opportunity to say a specal thanks to housekeepers who did keep our room spotless. Then to the bar staff especially to Ajit who was very professional and friendly. Finaly to all of you who did make our trip memorable as you provided excellent and friendly aproch.   We would like to travel again with Celestial cruises and will recommend it to our family and friends. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
We sailed on the Iconic Aegean cruise for four nights. It was great value for money. We had 2 nights first to explore Athens. The embarkation went very smoothly, well organized. This is the first time we have been on a cruise ship and we ... Read More
We sailed on the Iconic Aegean cruise for four nights. It was great value for money. We had 2 nights first to explore Athens. The embarkation went very smoothly, well organized. This is the first time we have been on a cruise ship and we were impressed with the variety of on board activities. There was something happening all the time and the musicians were very professional. We selected this cruise because it had our desired island itinerary. There were three shore excursions offered but only elected to do one. We had organised our own Ephesus guide as we wanted a private tour. The ship was well organised and there was a service desk open 24 hours for an inquiry. There was plenty of entertainment and a variety of restaurant choices. The food buffets offered a huge variety of cuisine. Our package included a food and drink package which was very good value for money as it included unlimited cocktails, wine, beer etc. There was a convenience shop on board which was handy. Our cabin was small but adequate. We spent little time in the cabin as there is so much to do onboard as well as island sightseeing. Our cabin steward was very helpful and attentive. I found all the crew went out of their way to make it an enjoyable cruise. The internet was expensive but no really an issue for us. We would have liked more time in Turkey but appreciate the logistics of the ship trying to coordinate passengers and tour groups disembarking and arriving as well as the port accessibility and ship safety. We traveled with two adult children and they found the cruise just as enjoyable. They cater for all ages. It was a little overwhelming trying to fit in all the ship experiences set out in the daily programe. The Rhodes excursion was excellent as we were hosted by a local woman who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We disembarked at Santorini as we wanted to fully explore this island for a few days and the itinerary only allowed four hours. Because we were disembarking we had the wait while the excursions passengers disembarked. This meant we didn't reach the island port until 6pm, we then had to wait for the tenders to go back and collect our luggage. However I can appreciate that Santorini is very popular and there are only a few tenders operating. Given the difficult logistics the crew did their best to get us off the ship. I would recommend Celestyal cruises. I would stay on the islands next time and use the ferry between island groups as there wasn't enough time for the excursions and we were aware that we must be back on board at the designated time. I would highly recommend this cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The Greek islands are outstanding. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We participated on a tour with Gate 1 Travel embarking on a 4 nights cruise in the Aegean Sea leaving from Athens Our ship was the Celestyal Olympia we had an unlimited drink package , you cannot order 2 drinks unless you have 2 ... Read More
We participated on a tour with Gate 1 Travel embarking on a 4 nights cruise in the Aegean Sea leaving from Athens Our ship was the Celestyal Olympia we had an unlimited drink package , you cannot order 2 drinks unless you have 2 cards. this includes water and sodas The do not spray your hands with sanitizer before meals or when you re-enter the ships like most. To disembark, the process is fairly fast , but you better have your card out to keep up the pace as there is only 1 line on and off ship. Excursions were good, but they could have picked up the pace a bit. lots of walking, too slow for some. We were at Mykonos and Santorini both at sunset, definitely wish we had more time on Santorini. Overall , I enjoyed the cruise, and the islands visited. I would just want a larger cabin. Married couple or 2 single women Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see as much of the islands as possible in just a few days. This is exactly that happened and rather successfully, as now we wish, we had stayed longer. I' ll state first the negatives: long queues ... Read More
We booked this cruise as we wanted to see as much of the islands as possible in just a few days. This is exactly that happened and rather successfully, as now we wish, we had stayed longer. I' ll state first the negatives: long queues on first embarkation and on each disembarkation, which means much wasted time. The ship offer in the price just one excursion on Ephesus (but the guide was not very fluent on the language). The ship management does not explain what is included in the price as far as drinks is concerned and they don't give directions about shore activities. They could have more activities for children and teens. The positives: when asked the crew give useful information and are very helpful and gentle. Their proportion to the clients is amazing, they are everywhere, eager to serve. The buffet food is average, but in the dining room on deck four it is excellent, especially when served a la carte. Prepare to gain some weight. The best of all is Mohamed from Alexandria, the head – waiter, who helped us with gluten allergies and to whom we are grateful and hope to meet again in another cruise. All in all, in this cruise, you see a lot in just 4 days. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
This cruise was part of a package so I didn't really choose it. After purchasing the package, I looked on Cruise critic and saw poor reviews, which made me a little nervous. However, I found the ship to be in nice condition and my ... Read More
This cruise was part of a package so I didn't really choose it. After purchasing the package, I looked on Cruise critic and saw poor reviews, which made me a little nervous. However, I found the ship to be in nice condition and my room, while tiny, was spotless and comfortable. Both the formal dining room and the informal the face style dining room served very good food with a lot of choices fresh and nicely prepared. I don't know much about authentic Greek food, but was pleased with the variety, presentation, and quality. There were two swimming pools on the boat, but the weather was a little too chilly for me to use them. Many people did though, I guess it depends on what you are used to. The "Las Vegas style" entertainment was embarrassing. There were some piano duos who were talented, though. I did not care for the dining in the formal room, because they wanted to seat you in some kind of order determined by the maître d'. I preferred the informal dining room where I could choose my table and table mates. However, about halfway through the 5-day cruise, they closed the informal dining room; that was a bit disappointing. Disembarking and re-embarking at all the ports of call was quick and efficient. One last minor detail: my cabin was on a deck that was only partial the length of the boat. Because of that, only certain elevators and stairs accessed it. It took me most of the trip to figure out how to get around the boat and back to my cabin without getting lost. In the "check box" reviews below, some of the items I had no opinion about or had not used; I did not want to give a poor review so I marked them average. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
This cruise was booked as part of a tour package of Greece. We visited Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini, all in 3 days! As other reviewers have noted, this schedule is grueling, but it gets you a lot of bang for your buck. ... Read More
This cruise was booked as part of a tour package of Greece. We visited Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini, all in 3 days! As other reviewers have noted, this schedule is grueling, but it gets you a lot of bang for your buck. This is not a relaxing Caribbean cruise, so adjust your expectations and you'll be fine. Our cabin was perfect, small, but the beds were very comfortable and we slept well. The passengers on this ship are VERY multicultural. There were many Asian tour groups on our particular cruise along with other nationalities. Since this was part of a larger tour package, we had a private cruise guide with us on the cruise that got us on the first tours of the day, so we had significant time at all the ports. The food on this ship was adequate. The formal dining room I was not very impressed with, so we stuck with the buffet at the back of the ship, which was fine. We also noticed that the staff behavior was much more "lax" than other major cruiselines we've been on, they joked and spoke to eachother. Since you are at two ports a day and many people nap between ports, this cruise really felt like a five day cruise. It's very efficient to see the Greek Islands, so as long as you go in with appropriate expectations, I would recommend this ship. As a side line, this ship used to be the Royal Caribbean flagship, Song of America! Cruising has come a long way! Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
For the adventurous, the port call in Santorini can provide excitement when the cable car breaks down and you have to descend the 588-step stairway/path (no railing) in a short amount of time or be left behind with your passport on the ... Read More
For the adventurous, the port call in Santorini can provide excitement when the cable car breaks down and you have to descend the 588-step stairway/path (no railing) in a short amount of time or be left behind with your passport on the ship. For those of us past middle age, this can be a challenge; my legs did not recover for several days. To add insult to injury, we were not refunded the six euros included in our fare for the cable car ticket. Celestyal is not resilient enough to arrange for the same buses to return passengers to the alternate port where we landed. Otherwise, Celestyal does a better job than expected in most areas, although the restaurant/buffet service has more than a few inattentive servers. The process of informing passengers on when and where to meet for port calls and tour groups could be improved. The essential information is scattered amidst advertising and other irrelevant details. Cabins are small, like those on Scandinavian ferries, but kept clean. I did not expect a Greek Island cruise to best be described as “grueling,” but the strenuous schedule was worth the exertion. My favorite place was Ephesus, but I won’t argue if you prefer Patmos or Crete. My only regret is Santorini. Even with an operative cable-car, it’s a windswept tourist trap where grit gets in your eyes. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
I was travelling alone and it was in fact my first cruise. I was a little sceptic about my adaptation with this way to travel and turism. Have to say that I am very satisfied about my experience.. The service has been good : well ... Read More
I was travelling alone and it was in fact my first cruise. I was a little sceptic about my adaptation with this way to travel and turism. Have to say that I am very satisfied about my experience.. The service has been good : well and timed organised with, in general, enough, kind, polite and serviced oriented staff. The information and instructions given had been clear and timed. The offer of 5 top stops in the Egean see is great. The lengh (3 days) was ideal for me. The weather was not good 2 out of 3 days. But that is not the fault of the cruise company, and quite normal in April, so spring, in Europe where the weather is quite unsetlled. The size (1500 passengers), relatively small, of the ship was fine for me. I am doubtful about my mood (about crowd fobia) in a gigant ship (3000 to 5000). The cabin was ok, and better than expected, for me: not big but with enought space. Clean. I slept soundly the three nights. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We choose this cruise because it was the only cruise that took place on Easter,and moove to Aegean sea. This was out 3rd cruise so we knew what to expect. The ship is old but only on papers,and i mean that it looks so fresh and well ... Read More
We choose this cruise because it was the only cruise that took place on Easter,and moove to Aegean sea. This was out 3rd cruise so we knew what to expect. The ship is old but only on papers,and i mean that it looks so fresh and well maintained that is was a big posotove surprise for us. The previous 2 cruises were on Costa cruise ships that they are very new.The main difference (and the disavandase of this ship) is the number of elevators.The public areas are in good contition,and the staff is kind.Our room was super clean and very relaxig. The coctails that we drink at the sundecks were medium to low quality. We try different coctails and always was the same feeling of poor quality. In order to be sure that the guy at one of the bars have no idea about making coctails ,i do this: i check the drinks menu and looking for any coctail that is not on the catalog. I notice that there is not Miami Vice. So i order a Miami Vice and the barman prepare for me a coctail that is not on the catalog,it was red colored instead of white,and of course it was ipmossible to pay for it because it was not a price for this drink!!! But anyway.....we hope that we could do a cruise with ship in the future. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
The cruise was really good! You can choose from a wide range of activities when the ship is sailing. There were Greek Lessons, Dancing lessons, Arts and Crafts, and lots of music!!! The food is quite good on the 4th floor Aegean ... Read More
The cruise was really good! You can choose from a wide range of activities when the ship is sailing. There were Greek Lessons, Dancing lessons, Arts and Crafts, and lots of music!!! The food is quite good on the 4th floor Aegean Restaurant, but as an asian, I did not really like the 9/F food. After a bit of research, I found out that the ship was from the 1980's, but I could not realize that. The cabin (2153) was small, but very comfortable. In the shore excursions, we went to Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Ephesus and a few more places. They were interesting, and the tour guides were great and informative. The buses were a bit old and dirty, but it was ok as it was a short ride. The staff were also really nice. I would definitely recommend Celestyal Olympia to others, as it the service was good and has a wide range of activities and excursions. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
We received this cruise as Christmas gift... my brother and me. We was afraid if the weather will be ok, because the previous week was too cold, but in Mediterranean was perfect... It was a luck that the ship embarked from Piraeus, ... Read More
We received this cruise as Christmas gift... my brother and me. We was afraid if the weather will be ok, because the previous week was too cold, but in Mediterranean was perfect... It was a luck that the ship embarked from Piraeus, was easy to access with airplane/taxi. Decent hotels was available very close to the port... a walk distance.. The cabin was decent, larger than expected. The personnel was very well trained, polite, helpful. The food was very good, a lot of entertainments- it was an origami club, Greek language lessons and many others.. The excursions was interesting, we learned a lot for the local culture and traditions. Compliments to the staff, and thank you for the amazing trip :) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
High marks to this cruise as a whole. I was very impressed with the staff. They were friendly and did their best to make the cruise as enjoyable as possible. It was a pleasure to come back to the room each night; everything was always ... Read More
High marks to this cruise as a whole. I was very impressed with the staff. They were friendly and did their best to make the cruise as enjoyable as possible. It was a pleasure to come back to the room each night; everything was always clean and tidy. For the most part the food was quite good. I think they could have done better in the entertainment department. I preferred not to take the shore excursions provided by the cruise ship. I made arrangements for private tours ahead of time and that worked out well for me. Santorini was the last stop and I wish we were given more time to explore the island. Unfortunately too much time was spent on line waiting for the cable car. I would recommend taking the non- alcoholic drink package. It's a good value for the money. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
The previous reviews of the Olympia mostly held true. Although the ship is about 35 years old, it is well maintained. I would just like to add a couple of comments. We had an outside cabin number 3063 on deck 3 (Hermes). It was just as ... Read More
The previous reviews of the Olympia mostly held true. Although the ship is about 35 years old, it is well maintained. I would just like to add a couple of comments. We had an outside cabin number 3063 on deck 3 (Hermes). It was just as expected. The cabin size was adequate, but the shower was very tiny. Our suitcases did not fit under the beds, so we had to store them elsewhere in the cabin. The cabin stewards were very good. The food was unexceptional, not quite as good as on our previous river cruise in Germany. The reception staff who were in charge of billing were very inflexible. For example on the last night before disembarking I had a small bar bill that I wanted to pay in cash. I was not permitted to do so, and it was automatically charged to my credit card. To sum up the cabin and cruise were good value, but not a premium service. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2015
I was apprehensive when taking this cruise after reading the reviews here. First listing the cons: 1. The entertainment in the cruise was sub-standard. The Muses lounge where most of the night entertainment is held can be compared to a ... Read More
I was apprehensive when taking this cruise after reading the reviews here. First listing the cons: 1. The entertainment in the cruise was sub-standard. The Muses lounge where most of the night entertainment is held can be compared to a small lounge in the other cruise ships. We tried to go to the bingo game, but saw that it wasn't taking place (no participants?). 2. Way too many ports. I wish that for some ports there was an overnight stay, so we didnt have to rush back. 3. No water available - other than for meal times. I didn't take the all inclusive package (too expensive!). But didn't expect to not have water at all times. I made sure to buy water at all the ports. 4. Shore excursions - way too expensive. I took just one shore excursion in Kusadasi - as I wasnt sure if I will have enough time to see Ephesus. The shore excursion was supposed to be for 4 hours, out of which we spent 1.5 hours in Ephesus and the rest in a carpet store (2 hours) and travel (1/2 hour). Would encourage to research in advance and venture out on your own. Pros: 1. This might be the best way to cover a lot of Greek islands in a short amount of time 2. The outdoor deck had a few dance lessons that were fun. 3. The food was awesome! I had requested vegetarian food and they even provided Indian vegetarian food! 4. The cleaning staff is amazing! My room was cleaned 2 times in a day. I have not seen that in any of my previous cruises. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
Our last couple of cruises were on the emerald princess in the Caribbean which we really love. We had just come off of a P & O cruise of Italy. This cruise was really enjoyable. The food was great! With a lot of variety & quality. ... Read More
Our last couple of cruises were on the emerald princess in the Caribbean which we really love. We had just come off of a P & O cruise of Italy. This cruise was really enjoyable. The food was great! With a lot of variety & quality. I enjoyed the dancing & dance lessons on deck & the good bands on deck also. We had a nice 3 bed suite with a window. My only issue was that some of the excursions were canceled & others seemed a little short. I wished we could've had more time in Santorini. We embarked from Athens & returned there. We went on excursions to Crete which was really good. We had a really good guide. We also went to Ephesus & had a knowledgeable guide there also in turkey. We visited Patmos, Mykonos. There were clubs on the boat that we never made it to with good dance music. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2015
We chose this cruise as we only had a limited amount of available time to visit the islands during our stay in Athens. I had done a lot of research and was a little nervous based on my findings on the internet. I wanted to write this ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we only had a limited amount of available time to visit the islands during our stay in Athens. I had done a lot of research and was a little nervous based on my findings on the internet. I wanted to write this review to inform people that this cruise was an amazing experience overall!! I booked online directly with Celestyal rather than use a tour group and was able to book at a 15% discount early booking rate. The process of booking was very easy and I was able to select my own cabin while booking. I chose to upgrade to a balcony suite (Cabin 9003) and it was fantastic! The cabin was very large (I think about 300sqft) with a large balcony, a nice sized bathroom with bathtub, a king-sized bed, lots of cabinet space for our clothing, and a small living room area. I feel that the selection of an upgraded cabin helped to make this cruise very enjoyable as we were able to escape there to enjoy our balcony in peace. We booked the 3 day excursion package which included: 1. KUSADASI - Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses, 2. PATMOS - Religious visit to St John's Monastery -Grotto of Apocalypse, 3. CRETE - Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization, 4. SANTORINI - Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim. Overall, the excursions are great! We could have saved some money and tried doing these on our own, but I liked having everything ready to go for me when we reached the port and it was worth the extra bit of money to not have to worry about how we would get to all of the sights on our own. There is also the benefit of being first off on the tender boats when the ship did not dock. It was also nice to have the tour guides to explain the history to us. The only downside was not having enough time in Santorini. Oia was stunning and we really only had a total of 3 hours there after you tender boat in. I will certainly make another trip back and spend more time in Santorini in the future!! Mykonos was beautiful and we did this on our own and I would say that you do not need to book an excursion here. The dining was quite enjoyable for us. My husband and I went to the Aegean restaurant several times for lunch and dinner and were always placed with other people. We were able to meet people from all over the world and we really enjoyed this. The food was always good and we found the staff very friendly. We also went to Leda casual dining for breakfast and lunch and it is buffet style. The food here was good. We did sit on deck by the pool a few times and they always had an activity going on, but we did not really partake in any of the activities. This is a really port intensive cruise and we just wanted to relax when we were at sea. There was always entertainment in the evening and we did take in a couple of shows which were good, but again, because it was so port intensive, we tended to relax in the lounge or in our room on the balcony. We did purchase the all inclusive drinks package, which is worth it if you want to enjoy a few beverages. Overall, our cruise with the Celestyal Olympia was fantastic! For anyone who is looking to enjoy the islands in a short amount of time, this cruise is for you. The ship is a bit older, but the experience of the Greek Islands was amazing! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
I booked this cruise, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, in a hurry, it was a last minute idea I had and didn't read any reviews, it just matched my available dates so I went for it, and am very glad I did. Even though it was ... Read More
I booked this cruise, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, in a hurry, it was a last minute idea I had and didn't read any reviews, it just matched my available dates so I went for it, and am very glad I did. Even though it was our very first cruise experience ever, I knew that cruises through the Greek isles are supposed to be smaller and less luxurious than those in the Caribbean for example, so I set my expectations accordingly. Yes, it's an old ship, but very well maintained and with an excellent crew on board. All crew staff was great: the waiters always making sure if you're in need of a refill, the entertainment crew was absolutely brilliant, most of them multilingual and always with a smile on their faces. The shows on board were quite nice, really. The band in the theater was great, believe me, it was a Greek rock band that could nail Pink Floyd classics and make it look easy (great guitar player). Food was sometimes good and sometimes very good, not great. And to be honest, cruising through the Aegean is all about the destinations, we visited Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini. My only complaints: The weather was very bad, sea was very rough for the last two days of our journey, so bad that hale was falling in Crete and we couldn't disembark in Santorini due to the high waves. We were later refunded for the cancelled tour in Santorini. Cabin is outdated and not very comfortable to be honest. The Cuban band in the Latin bar, really sucked. Trust me on this one, I am latino and know perfectly the difference between good and bad Latin music. This bar was always empty, so clearly I was not the only one with this opinion. All in all, I can recommend this cruise, we had a great time, and would book in Celestyal again, not a 5 star, but definitely a 4. Recommendations: Don't go for the all-inclusive alcohol drink package unless you're a really serious drinker/drunken; you won't get your money's worth even if you spend all 4 days drinking till unconscious. Don't buy the Video or the Photographs, not worth it. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2013
The ship was called Louis Olympia by then and was mainly doing Greek Islands and Aegean Sea cruises. I think the new owners are using it on the same route. Service and crew related review might be out dated since ship has changed hands ... Read More
The ship was called Louis Olympia by then and was mainly doing Greek Islands and Aegean Sea cruises. I think the new owners are using it on the same route. Service and crew related review might be out dated since ship has changed hands so I will focus on the vessel itself. This is an aging ship and it shows. But in a cute nostalgic way. The ship was renovated once or twice since it first sailed but its classic cruise lines are still prominent. Mind you this is a medium sized ship with 770 something cabins and as far as it goes with cruise ships size DOES matter. You should not expect a huge casino, 20+ restaurants and 11 stages and movie theaters on this boat. But what you get is served with good taste and quality. Under Louis some of the Island stays were too short to be practical. Mykonos and Pathmos stays were 4-5 hours and believe me 4 hours is not enough for Mykonos. Depending on the cruise Athens stay is also very limited. Just enough time to briefly see the agora and that's it. I did not even bother to leave the port and had a coffee in a nearby cafe instead. Read Less
Celestyal Olympia Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 3.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 3.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 N/A

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