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Celestyal Crystal Review

4.5 / 5.0
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225 reviews
12 Awards

Fun cruise but Cuba not worth the extra effort and expense.

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Cuba
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10+ Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018

We were planning on an extended stay in Montego Bay, Jamaica and this cruise was offered as a gift to break-up that stay. We always enjoy staying there and Doctors' Cave Beach in particular. The beach is an easy walk to Margaritaville but you pass a lot of shops with aggressive sales people. If you stay for several days, they recognize you and are very respectful.

The embarkation was remarkable. we were one of two couples in the terminal for registration which went quickly after we paid the Jamaican government $35 each because we stayed in the country prior to boarding the ship. It was made quicker because we did not register our credit card until we were on the ship. No wait there either.

At 25,000 tons it is the smallest ship we have sailed. We have always liked the 80,000 to 110,000 ton ships and we were delighted that we were not forced to sacrifice anything cruising this ship. The tiny pool was drained most of the week because of rough waters. If the pool was tiny the casino was miniscule, six slot machines. Everything else was up to par with any ship.

Response from CrystalP, Celestyal Cruises

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the cruise experience you had on board of Celestyal Crystal in Cuba. We hope to welcome you again in one of our cruise-ships ...

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Cabin Junior suite

Other reviewers said get a port side balcony. Great advice. It made sail in perfect for each port. The cabin was fine for two for a week.

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