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Crete (Heraklion) Cruise Reviews

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No water in swimming pools for entire trip

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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simmie53

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

cruise was booked for me as part of package deal. 2 swimming pools but no water in them for 5 days !!!!! said it was all inclusive but we had to pay for water and juice.Chaotic when in port as often had to wait for over an hour to disembark due to americans receiving priority in getting off the ship to take part in excursions.Cabin very small and basic,felt like being on a cross channel ferry ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Poor ship - But good itinerary

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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Williamsdg

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

Overall the reason my family chose this ship was because of the itinerary on overnight stays and long stays in port on each island. You did not feel rushed on the islands like sometimes you might on a Caribbean cruise. I believe a cruise is the best way to visit multiple islands in Greece in a short amount of time, but I would not suggest this cruise to anyone. Even though it has a great ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


A Wonderful, Worldly Experience

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Mediterranean

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LCBENZ

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


An enjoyable cruise that exceeded our expectations

Review for Celestyal Crystal to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Johnm70

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted a cruise that included the Greek Islands, leaving from Athens, for around a week, in August. This cruise fitted the bill. After booking and visiting the agents in Auckland, NZ to confirm our cabin, we then read some of the reviews which were less than flattering! We had cruised with our 4 children years ago and so decided we would make the best of maybe a bad choice. We were very happy ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


My first cruise

Review for Costa neoClassica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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maggas

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

so here I am again with my reviews,i tell it as it is ,im not petty I just want a nice holiday the costa classica was my trial run to see if I liked a cruise, everone said it wood be great so we gave it a try 7 days cruising the islands. ok the ship is poor and not what I was expecting, maybe I expected to much after I what had been told anway the bad first the ship is like a large d and s ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Excellent Greek Islands Cruise (+Izmir in Turkey)

Review for Costa neoClassica to Mediterranean

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Overtone

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We really enjoyed this cruise. We were in cabin 6001, and were a bit worried when we read some of the reviews on here after we'd booked it. But no real problems. There is some noise from the anchors being let out, but that's over in a few seconds. There is shuddering as the ship manoeuvres, but that's felt everywhere. The walls are thin and we did hear sounds from the next cabin and from the ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


Great Cruise

Review for Costa neoClassica to Greece

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Daisyrae

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We did the 7 Beaches cruises, around the Greek Islands, and a visit to Izmir in Turkey. Fabulous apart from a couple of hitches getting ashore due to windy weather - only to be expected. The Greek Islands never disappoint apart from Samos, there were roadworks going on so very dusty and hot. Wouldn't voluntarily go back as there isn't much to see unless you're on an excursion Classica crew not as ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Great cruise round Greek Islands

Review for Costa neoClassica to Greece

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lynneesh

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise purely for the itiniary , 7 ports in 7 days and lots time in every port. Embarkation in Heraklion was quick and painless, no horrendous queues as we have experienced on previous cruises. We had a 4 berth inside cabin, which had plenty of space for us and our 2 children. We didn't do any excursions ,but found we could do the things we wanted to do and see by ourselves. As we ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Traveled with children


A Pleasant Surprise

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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alphachan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

*6= Having booked this Cruise as part of a 2 week package including a week on Crete we were slightly nervous of what to expect as the Price was ridiculously cheap even having upgraded to outside Cabins.We were a party of 3 as we took our disabled 84 y.o. mother (who is totally wheelchair dependent) and this in itself can be problematical if things don't go smoothly with ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Costa are now very poor (unless it's just this ship) don't go with the

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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MTWFTaunton

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Our second cruise this year with Costa and probably our last. We embarked at Heraklion on 25th October and, with hindsight, this experience set the tone for the entire cruise. The queue to check in and deposit luggage was not particularly long so we thought we'd be on board quite quickly, we were wrong! We waited in line for around two hours whilst 1 person checked passports etc. and one luggage ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


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