Idyllic Greek Islands & Turkey from Athens, 26 August 2019 (7 nights)

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Celestyal Crystal
Celestyal Cruises
Depart Date:
26th August 2019
7 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
  • Free Excursion included in Santorini, Crete & Kusadasi
  • Flights from London included
  • All Inclusive Cruise
  • Free Excursions
  • Inclusive Drinks
  • Tips Included

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Holiday Features

  • Full board dining in all onboard venues
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Selected shore excursions
  • Onboard entertainment & activities
  • Lounges & Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Fully equipped gym & sauna
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Arts & Crafts & Language lessons 
  • Children’s playground
  • Stateroom Service - Personal/assistant steward 
  • Extensive Daily Program guide to everything going on on-board and ashore
  • On-board duty-free shopping 
  • Port charges & gratuities
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Flight departs
1 Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens offers a blend of traditional Greek culture and modern hustle and bustle. The Acropolis and Parthenon are not to be missed.
2-3 Mykonos Town, Mykonos - Overnight onboard
Mykonos Town, Mykonos - Overnight onboard
Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island famed for its natural beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan character.
3 Milos PM PM
4-5 Thira, Santorini - Overnight onboard
Thira, Santorini - Overnight onboard
Santorini is the very essence of Greek charm. Sugar-cube houses cling to the cliffs. Vivid blue church domes add a splash of colour. And steep cliff-sides tumble into an impossibly clear sea. Just beautiful. Sample the wine or the cliff top views, the terraced bars and restaurants or the ancient Roman ruins on Santorini.
6 Heraklion, Crete
Heraklion, Crete
A city of contrasts, where old meets new, Byzantine churches sit in harmony against a modern skyline.
7 Ephesus (Kusadasi)
Ephesus (Kusadasi)
Visit the Hellenistic and Roman city of Ephesus, founded in the 13th century BC. The site was first excavated in 1869 by British archaeologist, J T Wood and visitors can now see many of the Roman remains. One of the attractions of Ephesus is the fact that so much of it remains intact and little imagination is required to picture what the Roman city would have looked like.
8 Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens offers a blend of traditional Greek culture and modern hustle and bustle. The Acropolis and Parthenon are not to be missed.

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Customer reviews for Celestyal Crystal

  • Celestyal Crystal
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • 24 Jun 2019

All arrangements organised by Iglu went without a hitch. We had a fabulous time. The ships facilities were excellent. Food was good. Entertainment was also good. The cabin was larger than I expected. The crew could not do enough for you and they were both pleasant and efficient. Times ashore on this cruise was longer than most other cruise ships excellent itinary. I would not hesitate is using this company again. Hopefully next year.

  • Celestyal Crystal
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • 24 Jun 2019

Amazing cruise experience from start to finish. Have cruised several times before with many of the bigger companies but Celestyal matched them all for service, hospitality, entertainment, itinerary and dining albeit on a smaller scale. There was enough variety of good food to satisfy the most discerning diner and hurray, there was NO midnight buffet so you didn’t fall over all those greedy people stuffing their faces with pizza and chips in the late evening which is often a feature of bigger cruise ships. If I had to find one thing which could be improved, all I would suggest is the coffee from machines in the buffet restaurant is a little on the bland side. However, all you need to do is order from the bar and it’s a different story. All inclusive aspect of the cruise is a bonus and the quality of drinks from the bar was just as good as the premium grade which you can purchase separately. In fact, my inclusive gin and tonic was just as good as the Hendricks which I treated myself to on one occasion. We had booked an outside cabin with picture window but when we boarded we decided to go a bit mad and upgrade to a balcony suite which was amazing. It was huge with every facility you could ask for and the concierge service was exceptional. Giovanni and Robert couldn’t do enough for us and seemed to anticipate what we wanted before we even asked for it. I know sometimes you think you don’t spend much time in your cabin but for the time you are in there it was a delight to have the space to relax without falling over each other and of course an amazing balcony to enjoy watching the idyllic Greek islands pass by. The itinerary is perfect and the extended time in most of the ports means you can see a lot more of the beautiful scenery and island life. The three inclusive excursions were a bonus and the process for getting on an off the ship ship to go ashore, whether on a tour or independently was very efficient and hassle free. This review wouldn’t be complete without a mention for the wonderful Cruise Director, Danny and his entertainment team who were without doubt the most professional performers I have ever enjoyed on a cruise and the twice nightly shows never failed to deliver. The hospitality team also made such a difference as you felt they were genuinely there to make sure you enjoyed your holiday without being pushy or intrusive and by the end of the week there was a real family atmosphere on board. So if you are looking for a small intimate cruise ship (we were 780 passengers) with a joyous atmosphere on board, great service and a terrific itinerary then this is the one for you. Dress code was relaxed but passengers generally chose to glam up in the evenings without going over the top, thereby avoiding the need to be overloaded with formal dresses, flashy jewellery and uncomfortable shoes - not my thing when I’m cruising. Well done Celestyal, we will certainly choosing you as our go to cruise line in the future.

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  • Celestyal Crystal
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • 18 Jun 2019

The ship is lovely. Spotlessly clean..Avery relaxing atmosphere....crew are all friendly and efficient fantastic..lots of different nationalities amongst passengers but the shows were to please everyone’s tastes..... service throughout..bars ..restaurants..shops was absolutely faultless.. Will I go on board agsih..YES..YES..YES!!!!!.

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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