We chose this cruise because we were celebrating a late honeymoon and babymoon. On the positive side the rooms were nice, we reserved a concierge class balcony with a nice view, most of the entertainment was good, and the excursions were fabulous.
We typically opted for the more expensive inclusive excursions and they were well worth the money. We had a wonderful experience in Athens Greece, we did the acropolis, museum and lunch included. It was wonderful! The food was amazing at the museum, we were served a 5 course meal at lunch time, all typical Greek foods. One after another each dish was AMAZING. I cant say anything bad about the excursions.
However, we are foodies and cook at home all the time. The food on the boat was pretty terrible. We even tried to go to the specialty restaurants, the fine cut steakhouse, hoping it would be better but wow it was also gross. I am in just complete amazement how they could screw up simple things like tator tots, french fries, and steak. Seriously, the steak was all stringy and tasted awful. Like it was microwaved or something. And it was supposed to be filet mignon??? The tator tots were mushy and tasted AWFUL. We had one meal after another just like this. Terrible. Especially since we paid extra for a package of $500 worth of supposed fine dining experiences. The salads were composed of wilted lettuce and rotten moldy tomatoes and super gross dressing. EWWW. I noticed many other tables too, where the patrons were not eating their food. We than dined on land any time we could to escape the slop on the boat.
The wine was also very disappointing. We paid extra for the premium package but found only 1 wine that was alright, and we could only get it at the fine cut steakhouse. You may as well just buy bottles if you are a wine snob. We are from California and can find good wine at every restaurant we go to.
Than to top it off, there was some kind of illness effecting both guests and staff. Everyone was coughing and sneezing all over the place. I saw multiple times the staff in the buffet area making food and coughing and sneezing all over it. SO Disgusting. They should not allow staff to work when they are sick!! They were spreading it everywhere. This was right before the Covid 19 breakout.
I will not be going on a celebrity cruise boat any time in the near future. I am going to try the small boats like Uniworld river cruises.
The room was comfortable and had a nice patio to view the ports.
They took us there at 9am, all the shops and restaraunts were closed. Was not ideal timing.View All 255 Oia Village Reviews