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Celestyal Crystal Review

4.5 / 5.0
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213 reviews
12 Awards

If you're looking for a touch of luxury, good food and wine, not for you

Review for Celestyal Crystal to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019

We chose this cruise because of its destinations but all a bit rushed and often late arrival.

We had a drinks package that I can only describe as penny pinching as many drinks not available and waters and mixers were from large bottles and often were very flat and had to be returned often, you could purchase mixers and water if you wanted better quality which we did, Coffee on board was abysmal very weak and dreadful quality unless you paid for coffee pods, A number of passengers complained about the quality of cocktails.

Food in restaurants was frequently well and truly overcooked although some of the ingredients were good, Seating arrangements were so poor and disorganised that almost every night you had to queue for considerable time which caused the crew to get unwarranted abuse from a number of passengers. The complimentary wine was a choice of 3 low quality wines unless again you purchased wines and drinks from their premium (I question this use of the word) list

Cabin Review

Best part of cruise as the cabin was clean and reasonable facilities and housekeeping was excellent by a lady called Irene the only downside was no bath, Bottled water, minibar and breakfast in the cabin had to be paid for and the breakfast was expensive at 15.95 Euros with a minimum of two persons so that was almost 32 Euros if you wanted breakfast in your cabin or on the balcony which would have meant an extra 224 Euros if you prefer breakfast in the cabin.


Port Reviews


Excellent city with many sights and lovely walks

Crete (Heraklion)

Excellent site and lovely island


Lovely walks and beautiful town

Athens (Piraeus)

lovely port

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