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Celestyal Crystal Review

4.5 / 5.0
235 reviews

Excellent Cruise to Cuba from Montego Bay, Jamaica

Review for the Caribbean Cruise on Celestyal Crystal
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2017

We chose this cruise specifically to visit Cuba, and embarked in Montego Bay. Embarkation was quick, no queues. We were not expecting much with regards to the ship, but we were pleasantly surprised by how new and luxurious it turned out to be. For some reason, this cruise was particularly empty, with only about 200 cruisers on board, which was definitely an advantage, as no crowds anywhere. However, the fewer numbers meant that the ship did not open all the restaurants and buffets due to lack of guests. But the two main restaurants were always open for mealtimes.

Our cabin was a Junior Suite with Balcony on deck 6, no complaints there, all in good working order. Cabin staff were very attentive at all times.

Due to the few number of guests, it was very unfortunate that there were no optional excursions offered, other than the evening Tropicana one in Havana. We specifically wanted to visit Trinidad, but they only ran an excursion in German for the German speakers, so we were really disappointed about that. The 3 excursions that were included all went ahead as planned, these were included in the cruise price. The last one in Cienfuegos was a bit slow and drawn out.

Cabin Review

Cabin Junior Suite

No complaints here, was on landward side, near the bow, on deck 6. One hears the waves as the bow breaks them.

Port Reviews

Montego Bay

Boarded here


Excursion a bit slow, not that much to see. Old Theatre was interesting.

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