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Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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214 Reviews

Excellent cruise and staff, at a human scale

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review by denismb

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

We went the whole family (2 adult children) on a 7 day cruise to the Greek islands. Excellent ship, renewed, great food, good cabins, Staff is very kind. Well prepared itinerary. What I liked the most is the human scale of the ship (1000 passengers), so that you have plenty of space and time to enjoy, no hurries, not being pushed by the herd of passengers coming behind you. Compared with the Costa and MSC ships (5000 passengers) where you just feel another number, and were you may not find a place for breakfast or lunch during rush hours (specially if you go to the buffet, instead of the restaurants), the atmosphere is much more relaxed on the Celestyal ships, And the staff is 10 times friendlier, not completely stressed like in other ships. Just make a simple calculation: in a 5000 passengers ship you have 1000 crew: on crew member every 5 passengers. On the Celestyal ships, you have 1000 passengers and 450 crew members: one crew member every 2 passengers, A huge difference!!. 100 percent recommend Celestyal Cruises. When we wanted to change an excursion from Efeso for another one in Samos (the same day), no problem, no extra charge. Good cruise company!!

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Cabin Review

Cabin External cabin 4225

Very good cabin, decent size, well furnished, always clean, they cleaned it twice a day. Very good!!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Full availability of free of charge buses to go and come back yo the city centre until 4am in the morning, Excellent service.

Knossos Palace

Well organized excursion. A little bit expensive though (Euros 79)

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Island Tour

Well organized excursion.

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Santorini Crater

Very good excursions, well organized. A little bit expensive though (74 euros per person).

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