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Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
214 Reviews

Remarkable Value and First Rate Staff

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Review by Brian 11

8 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

I selected this cruise as I live in Cyprus and I could join the ship in Limassol. I actually went on the bus from Paphos to Limassol. A whopping 4 euros.

It sounded good in the brochure. I was a little dubious, as the price was low.

And living in Cyprus, I expected the organisation would be rather slipshod.

How wrong can you be !!! I had an excellent time.

Being a widower, I was travelling alone. I expected a pokey cabin. Wrong !

I was allocated a full size cabin, complete with a sofa. Comfy and lots of space.

Ester and Laura, my stewards, were lovely. Treated me very well.

The food was very good. Living in Cyprus, I was hoping for an international menu, as a change from Greek food. And boy, did I get it.

A wide choice every evening, with lots of variety. As many dishes as I wanted.

All prepared to a high standard. And the waiter service was superb.

I dined in the Olympus restaurant. Demitrious, the manager, was very efficient.

He found me a quiet spot, on my own, every evening. The waiters were from all over the world. Brazil, Uzbekistan, Goa,Indonesia, Egypt, to name a but a few.

All were professional and friendly, working together in a smooth harmony.

( If working people can do this, why do politicians find it so difficult ).

They all found a few minutes to chat to me, and helped to make my holiday.

All the staff I encountered were helpful and friendly.

The entertainment was aimed at the international nature of the passengers.

As they included people from the USA, Spain, Japan, Romania, UK, plus the majority being Greek, it was just as well. The shows were slick and polished, with a very enthusiastic large group of artistes involved.

The cost included 3 excursions. I expected something cheap. Wrong again.

They were full day trips, with knowledgeable guides, and very well organised.

On the full day at sea I attended 2 lectures. Both well presented. The ship is fairly compact, but there were a good number of activities for the passengers who wanted to do more than just recuperate after the excursions.

The gym had very up to date equipment.

I cannot recall a single instance of something major going wrong.

I was kept informed at all times of any delays. Mainly caused by Egyptian officialdom.

All in all, a well run ship. A credit to the company.

If Celestyal maintain this standard, and keep their pricing competitive, they will prosper.

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A comfy cabin.

Lots of storage space.

Plenty of room.

Kept immaculate by Ester & Laura, my stewardesses.

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