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Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Excellent! Life is beautiful.

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review by DonnaGee

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

For our first cruise, we wanted a smaller ship and were very interested in visiting multiple locations in Cuba. We were not disappointed! Excursions in Santiago de Cuba, Havana and Cienfuegos were excellent with knowledgeable & fun tour guides. Our week was a 'slow' one on board with only 110-210 passengers. Perfect for getting to know people and superb service everywhere. Chef Jesus in the Leda buffet (and leader of two cooking demos we attended) was the reason why we ate in the buffet for every single meal (except for our night out in Havana when we went to Cafe Taberna). The food was amazing, Jesus shared cooking tips and was always so pleasant. Gaspar, Ritesh, Nadia, Isabelle and Zunami in the Thalassa bar went above and beyond, not only serving drinks but sharing information about themselves and asking questions about where we live in Canada. I don't think they've ever seen anyone drink as many Americano coffees as my husband did on this cruise! We highly recommend this cruise to anyone.

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Cabin Review

Cabin junior balcony 6204

Perfect size, very clean, great balcony close to bow of ship. Housekeeping staff always friendly and attentive.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

This was the only place in Cuba where we were beset by people begging in the square. A bit off putting but manageable!

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City Tour

Despite rain setting in after the first hour of our tour, we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know a bit about Havana. Our tour guide was excellent.

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