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Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Outstanding educational excursions and terrific crew

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review by Naturally_travelling

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

In our decision to cruise on the Crystal, we focused on the opportunities to learn as we travel. This cruise ship and its destinations and excursions fit our plan perfectly! The fine dining, drinks, interesting fellow passengers and friendly crew were added benefits we loved (but had not prioritized What a pleasant surprise!) Another priority for us was to have a fairly small ship. The amenities were many -- but not at all overdone or overcrowded. The schedule provided all the aspects of a cruise you'd expect, though: three dining locations; on board entertainment; etc. Each and every member of the crew was seemingly devoted to our enjoyable journey. What a great group!

Particular highlights were excursions to Delos (from the Mykonos port), Milos (What a gem--The excursion to swim under volcanic tunnels was amazing!), Knossos in Crete, and Ephesus. Can you imagine walking the same paved path as Mark Antony, Cleopatra, and the Apostles Paul and John?? Of course, Mykonos and Santorini were gorgeous!

Our family extends our deepest appreciation to the crew and management of the Crystal. We made so many family memories--and would love to do this all over again.

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This was an amazing deck and we loved our location near the front of the ship.

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