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Celestyal Crystal Review

4.5 / 5.0
241 reviews

18 days 3 continents cruise

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celestyal Crystal
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022

A Greece based cruise company that specializes on cruising the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece islands. Their ship is old, actually 42 years old, but still in good condition. It is small compared to all the other companies ships. If you look up the history of this ship, you might decide to go with another company. My advice is don’t, cause we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. This was a back to back trip of 18 days, with 12 port of calls covering 3 continents. An excellent tour intensive itinerary that allows us to see many historic sights without hassles. We were required to pass a Covid test before boarding, that made us at ease from catching any sickness. The ship was not full with approx. 500 guests, probably two thirds were European. Announcement were made in English, Greek, French, Spanish and German. The food on board were a mixture of every kind, some were good others were fair. But our favorites were the Greek band and the excellent Cuban entertainers , very impressive on such a small ship. Our original cabin were tight, beds were placed L shaped and the shower was impossible ( imagine 3 sq. Ft at a triangle shape) . Happily, we changed to another cabin after the first night. The housekeeping and dining staff were on par with other cruise lines. Drinks, tips and 4 shore excursions were included, but not bottled water. The so called gym was small, with all equipments crammed together. not in great condition. We have experience with all the major cruise lines, and this trip did NOT disappoint us. You don’t get all the bells and whistles of the new ships. In return, you have one of the most memorable trip of your life.

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