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Crystal Esprit Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Crystal Esprit Cruise Review by planada

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Yacht Suite

Everyone should do this small ship experience at least once. Its absolutely lovely that everyone knows your name by day 2. We were a group of 6 that had an amazing experience. The cabins, the common areas, the extraordinary staff just to name a few. The Sunset deck was where you could always find a drink, a sunrise or sunset, and someone to talk to. Great bar and wonderful grill. The Cove was always lovely just like sitting in someone's elegant living room for cocktails all nights. I cannot say enough about the staff who did whatever they could to make the entire trip perfect. One night there wasn't a table that would accommodate 6 of us at dinner. Yes, we lollygagged over cocktails too long. Like I said earlier, everyone knows one another so big groups all went together to dinner. No problem, we had a beautiful table set up on the terrace for just us. Blankets as the evening cooled off, and a beautiful intimate dinner for just our party. What a treat! Check out the warm toilet seat with ambient lighting and a self closing/opening lid off the dining room. It was a highlight for all of us! You must love food if you go on this ship. Adam Jenkins was a wonderful chef. Every plate a work of art. Foodies will be so happy each and every evening. I did think there should be alittle more variety in the wine choices. All was very good but it would have been nicer to have more of a variety of wine for the region. We get California wine at home, broaden our palate please! We did have a storm one night and it was pretty rock and roll on such a small ship. Very doable and made for some great sleeping being rocked to sleep. The next storm headed our way the Captain stayed in port and sailed after the storm passed. Wonderful friendly hands on Captain by the way, he made an effort to meet and speak with everyone on board. I will say if you have trouble walking and couldnt handle stairs this boat would be difficult to manage. The excursions were fairly good, always small, but the problem was we were at the end of the season and I dont think we had the best guides in the ports. On the other hand most of the time we were the only ship in port (other than Santarini) and that made the ports delightful in itself.

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Yacht Suite

Gorgeous, spacious, with full shower, 2 sinks in bathroom and very comfortable King Bed. Pressing is free, laundry 2 doors down with very nice washer and dryer. 2 room attendants and a butler for each room. They were all delightful, sweet, and couldn't do enough for you. Always had a liter of water, ice in the Ice Bucket, chocolates, and champagne refilled as fast as you could need them. Sweets left every night in the room. Impressed how the entire staff worked as a team. All were helping each other out all of the time. You never met a stranger!

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