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Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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214 Reviews

Outdated ship and poor activities

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review by born2swim

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Cuba

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 about 150 people on board out of the 1200 that it will hold. Maybe because of this there were very few activities other than the mandatory Cuba lectures and activities. For some of the scheduled activities, no one from the cruise showed up. The casino was small and unexciting.

The cabins were small and outdated. We had a junior suite and it was tiny. The toilets didn't work right and it was a joke that everyone shared. Everyone went to the common areas to use the toilets.

The same group performed every night. They were quite good but it got really repetitive. The gym was good - it was small but given the number of people on the ship it was fine.

All that said, the crew was very friendly and nice. The food was excellent. The cabins were clean.

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Cabin Review

Cabin junior suite 6013

The cabin was very small and very outdated for the money. There was little storage space and we had to take turns walking around the beds. The cabins, though, were clean.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


This was a very interesting port and not quite as poverty stricken as Havana. We saw a local choir group who were quite good and had lunch at a nice restaurant overlooking the water.

Montego Bay

We stayed in Montego Bay before taking the cruise.

Interesting port. We had a great tour operator taking us around. Very interesting city.

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Tropicana Cabaret

This was a lot of fun. I'd highly recommend it. The show was good and if you like alcohol the trip included more than anyone can consume.

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