Just returned from a week on the Celestyal Line’s Crystal “Idyllic Aegean” cruise to the Greek Isles out of Athens. Here’s the bottom line on the entire cruise experience - with apologies to those negative reviewers from another orbit who’ve expressed reservations.
Firstly, the really spectacular:
- The multilingual cruise director, Danny, an energetic John Oliver clone, was an absolute delight and livened up the entire week;
Great balcony room - only 10% of cabins have one. Comfortable bedding, couch, desk and sitting area. Two room attendants. Temp-controlled A/C. Bathroom a little dated but clean and functional. Nice bath products..
Not much to experience at Knossos. Only two possible photo ops. Could have skipped it.
Not to be missed. The ruins of an ancient city of 200,000 and part of Western civilization.
The port of entry with some local shopping and restaurants.
Interesting, but not a must see.
Good, bit could have navigated the town independently.
Oia village was amazing. Lots of money photo shots.
The moon beach and town of Plaka are both stunning and exceptional.