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Celestyal Cruises Cruises

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Celestyal Olympia

About Celestyal Cruises Cruises

Celestyal's mainly short, port-intensive itineraries don't leave much time for onboard activities, but they stick as closely as possible to the traditional cruise format. Cruises attract a wide, multilingual spectrum of passengers to Greek itineraries.

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

9 Night
Greece Cruise

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

28 Night
Greece Cruise

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

7 Night
Greece Cruise

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Crystal

21 Night
Greece Cruise

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7 Night
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16 Night
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14 Night
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21 Night
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28 Night
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16 Night
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7 Night
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Celestyal Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Celestyal Cruises cruise ships?

The passenger mix on each ship varies widely from cruise to cruise, but you can expect an overall international crowd with about a third from North America. (There's usually an average of eight languages spoken at any given time on the line's sailings.) Ages generally range from the 20s to the 70s, with most in the 50-plus bracket, but a good 10 percent in each of the younger age brackets (20s, 30s, 40s) as well. Children are common during the summer season.

Do I have to dress up on a Celestyal Cruises cruise?

Celestyal requires a smart dress code in the dining rooms -- no shorts or flip-flops for men and smart dresses or nice pants and blouses for women. Bathing suits and shorts are never permitted in the restaurants, but many passengers take advantage of the daily lunch buffet on the pool deck to eat without having to change out of their swimwear.

For the Gala Night and the Captain's Cocktail, Celestyal does require formal dress -- a cocktail dress or something similar for ladies; jacket and tie for men. (The reality tends to be less formal than the code, but some passengers do go all-out.)

On Greek Night the line suggests that passengers wear blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag.

Is everything free on Celestyal Cruises cruises?

No, but the fare does include at least two shore excursions per cruise, gratuities and unlimited but select alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, per the included beverage package guidelines. Extra charges include Wi-Fi access, laundry and dry cleaning, room service and mini-bar items, and purchases from the onboard shop.

What are Celestyal Cruises’s most popular activities?

Celestyal cruises are generally short and port-intensive, so the most popular activities for cruisers are off the ship, exploring, dining out in local restaurants or hanging out at the beach. Onboard, hanging out by the pool and playing in the casino are both popular, and the international audience tends to enjoy the nighttime production shows and the cabaret.

Why go with Celestyal Cruises?

  • Short, reasonably priced, port-intensive itineraries
  • Sails the Greek Isles, Cyprus and the Mediterranean
  • Cruises attract a wide, multilingual spectrum of passengers

Best for: Travelers on a budget who enjoy a traditional cruise to excellent ports, mostly in the Aegean

Not for: Those who prefer longer shore stays or look for newer ships with rock climbing walls, water parks, etc.

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Celestyal Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Amazing cruise, top sailing plan, brilliant staff and excellent service

A dreamful vacation for everybody who want to travel, sail and relax.I'm waiting to see you again and sail withRead More
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Nikolova

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Small ship cruising, with brilliant ports and fabulous food

Kusadasi - fantastic guide for Ephesus, such a shame we weren't there longer.The guide was average and could have pointed the group in the direction of the archeaological museum in Heraklion which was fantastic.Read More
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virginmojito

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Truly excellent

Every one went the extra mile and made the Crystal a very special ship.We had sailed on the Celestyal Crystal before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Read More
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Ann Wakeman

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

18 days 3 continents cruise

But our favorites were the Greek band and the excellent Cuban entertainers , very impressive on such a small ship.We have experience with all the major cruise lines, and this trip did NOT disappoint us.Read More
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manhk

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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