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Crystal Esprit
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25 Crystal Esprit Cruise Reviews

planada avatar


2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes



Everyone should do this small ship experience at least once. Its absolutely lovely that everyone knows your name by day 2. We were a group of 6 that had an amazing experience. The cabins, the common areas, the ...
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Sail Date October 2019

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30 Reviews Written

242 Helpful Votes

The Ultimate Pamper

I grasped an opportunity to cruise on the Crystal yacht, Crystal Esprit, on its rare Europe transitional itinerary between Malaga and Barcelona: I wanted to do this for a long time but this ship is normally in ...
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Sail Date May 2019

keckley avatar


4 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service

We were intrigued with a smaller yacht, and familiar with Crystal’s reputation. Immediately upon arriving at the port we knew we would have excellent service. We were immediately greeted, luggage taken, checked in ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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1 Review Written

40 Helpful Votes

"Our second fabulous experience on the Crystal Esprit"

We departed from Dubrovnik on September 23, 2018 setting sail for Venice. Our intended flight schedule was intended to take us from San Antonio, Texas to Dallas to an overnight in Madrid and then on to Dubrovnik on ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise

It was a great experience however it is not recommended for anyone that has mobility issues. No elevators on this ship and all excursions leave the ship by Zodiac, therefore, embarking and disembarking can be ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Cruisewoman79 avatar


7 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Crystal redefines luxury!

This new vessel for Crystal was completely refitted in 2015 and christened in December 2015 after it’s previous life as a private yacht for the Chairman of the parent company of Crystal. This is a big departure ...
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Sail Date April 2018

mlu avatar


1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Excellent service, gorgeous destinations, memories for a lifetime

I just returned from Crystal Cruises' 7-day Esprit Yacht experience in the British Virgin Islands- and cannot stop raving about it! It was a beautiful, relaxed, elegant, sporty, top-notch and unique vacation that ...
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Sail Date March 2018

Midtowngal avatar


1 Review Written

43 Helpful Votes

Winter Getaway

DH and I had returned to the NorthEast cold weather in January after spending two weeks in Caribbean on Crystal's Serenity. Our 15th anniversary was coming up in February as was Valentine's Day so we wondered ...
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Sail Date February 2018

hhishome avatar


2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

What a disappointment

We love small ships. We thought this would be the best yet. In reality, for us it was a serious disappointment. The service was pretty good. The food was incredible on the first night, and never got back to ...
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Sail Date January 2018

jdh67 avatar


2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Might never go back to the big ships

If you are looking to be pampered, the Crystal yacht Esprit should fill the bill. With 62 passengers and 85 crew, never went wanting or never stood in any lines. Because of the perception of damage from Hurricane ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

101 Dalmatian Adventures

We have thoroughly enjoyed other luxury cruises(Seabourn) but were interested in this yachting experience and it was beyond all expectations. Essentially, it is a mobile luxury hotel affording you the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date October 2017

castriker888 avatar


1 Review Written

47 Helpful Votes

Just wow!

We love cruises and had been looking for one to Croatia. Our previous cruises had been with the big middle market lines - Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess, etc. We picked this 1-week Venice to Croatia cruise for ...
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Sail Date August 2017

cruisergirlJMA avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not Worth the Money

We chose this cruise line to celebrate our 49th anniversary and were very disappointed. We did not sleep well any of the 7 nights as the temperature in our room was either boiling or freezing. Every day I went to ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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Calistoga Grower

4 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Great becuase of the itinerary but cabin choice is critical

Just back from the Venice to Dubrovnik Crystal Esprit cruise. The Esprit has a great itinerary if you want to visit the smaller, less crowded islands off the Croatian coast. Crystal does a great job with their ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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patricia 73

2 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Great ship and service

I was very interested in visiting Croatia and I choose the Crystal Esprit because of its high ratings and the itinerary of the ship. We were not disappointed. The service on this ship was very personalized. We had ...
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Sail Date July 2017

L2VR33 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Probably the best cruise we've ever taken

we chose this cruise because the ports of call were the ones we were looking for. also since the ship was smaller that most cruise ships, We were able to pull into Ports with very shallow Harbors. Therefore the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

djcarter13 avatar


1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Outstanding experience!

We did search many cruise lines and I was about to book on a different cruise line when I came across "the cruise critic". Thank goodness we did. My wife and I were taking this special trip of 14 days to celebrate ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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4 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Esprit is a little gem

We selected Esprit based on her itinerary - the Seychelles sounded like a good idea to get away from cold, grey Germany in February. I was also curious about the ship herself and how 'the vibe' would be with such a ...
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Sail Date February 2017

wdbentley avatar


5 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

A wonderful week!

I noticed an advert for the Crystal Esprit in a publication from our Travel Agent and it fitted in perfectly with other travel plans. The yacht has been fully refurbished and it's all SOTA in every way. The cabins ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Luxurious with top service and food

The Esprit was a wonderful a cruise as we could imagine. We have been loyal to Seabourn for several years, but the Esprit was on a par with any Seabourn cruise we've taken. The best thing about the Esprit is that it ...
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Sail Date September 2016

ljd123 avatar


1 Review Written

50 Helpful Votes

Exceptional cruise through the Adriatic

We just returned from a 7 night cruise in the Adriatic on the Esprit embarking in Dubrovnik and ending in Venice. We loved the boat and the itinerary. Here are the details: Ship: The ship has 5 decks -- marina ...
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Sail Date September 2016



1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

WOW - what more can anyone say!!!

First scheduled cruise for the newest addition to the Crystal family and can not say enough nice things about the experience. With room for something like 86 pax, an intimate experience is assured and it was!!! ...
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Sail Date April 2016

JTor avatar


5 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Crystal yachts - tweaks to come, but already pretty fantastic

We just came back from our cruise on the Crystal Esprit and enjoyed it very much. It’s a very new and interesting concept and they are still working out exactly what it is, I think. We thought it was terrific ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Not as advertised

We wanted to try cruising on a small yacht and were very much looking forward to the water sports, such as swimming, and snorkeling, that Crystal advertised as being part of the Esprit experience. The ads showed how ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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Aunti B

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

False advertising

The only reason I agreed to go on this cruise was for the water activities! We expected similarities to the Sea Cloud and the Windstar - NOT! We learned at check-in that “the Water Activities are not offered ...
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Sail Date November 2019

Crystal Esprit Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Value For Money5.04
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