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The Aegean islands cruise 28/7=04/08, is like a holiday camp at sea. Endless embarkations/departures every other day, with long announcements and lifeboat drill information and Excursion info. in at least 5 languages, lasting for 30 minutes or more. Do not expect a leisurely and quiet cruise. Experience the romantic Thalassa bar and watch the stars etc. NO, it closes at 2200 and the seat cushions are removed pronto leaving a frame work to sit on. Pool deck bar closes at 1800 most nights. Drinks can be obtained from the Disco bar!! Pre cruise info suggests a dress code, for main restaurant, also stated on daily info sheet, NEVER enforced, T shirts, skimpy shorts, torn jeans and bright coloured trainers are allowed for evening dinner. We purchased the blue drinks package prior to cruise, only basic beers, some spirits and house wine by the glass, a supplementary charge applies for branded drinks, wine by the bottle, ciders and orange juice, To avoid this , on top of the blue package @ €130 per person per week, add €11 per person per day. Very expensive and almost impossible to use it all unless permanently drunk. This was not a cruise as I know from the past and having worked at sea. Food is ok but not in way adventurous, NO fresh local fish, in the Agean? BEWARE.

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Celestyal Nefeli Cruise Review by famagusta

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The Aegean islands cruise 28/7=04/08, is like a holiday camp at sea. Endless embarkations/departures every other day, with long announcements and lifeboat drill information and Excursion info. in at least 5 languages, lasting for 30 minutes or more. Do not expect a leisurely and quiet cruise.

Experience the romantic Thalassa bar and watch the stars etc. NO, it closes at 2200 and the seat cushions are removed pronto leaving a frame work to sit on. Pool deck bar closes at 1800 most nights. Drinks can be obtained from the Disco bar!!

Pre cruise info suggests a dress code, for main restaurant, also stated on daily info sheet, NEVER enforced, T shirts, skimpy shorts, torn jeans and bright coloured trainers are allowed for evening dinner.

We purchased the blue drinks package prior to cruise, only basic beers, some spirits and house wine by the glass, a supplementary charge applies for branded drinks, wine by the bottle, ciders and orange juice, To avoid this , on top of the blue package @ €130 per person per week, add €11 per person per day. Very expensive and almost impossible to use it all unless permanently drunk.

This was not a cruise as I know from the past and having worked at sea. Food is ok but not in way adventurous, NO fresh local fish, in the Agean? BEWARE.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7315
Cabin was First Class anf Housekeeping exemplary.
Just do not expect a quiet siesta, as the cruise director on the P.A. will deafen you for long periods. as will happen for early arrivals, so no lie-ins.