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Crystal Serenity Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night Greek Isles Fantasy (Athens Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 27, 2019

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1071

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Crystal folks really try to think of everything to make a passenger comfortable. The food and service are excellent and we will be likely to try another cruise with Crystal, even though a prior cruise with Regent may have had better overall excursions.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Reasonably efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fantastic!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Good variety- some of the stage shows were outstanding and others were a little too “Vegas” in design . The singing and dancing was top drawer though.

Children's Programs

No kids on board!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Butler and cleaning services plus waitstaff all terrific. Concierge and excursion staff excellent as well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wonderful.

Ship tip

Try to book spa and excursions early .

Ports of call

Piraeus (Athens), Greece Did not visit port

Saw Athens on our own.

Paphos, Cyprus

3 out of 5
Only mildly interesting, surprisingly. Excursion was fine .

Rhodes, Greece

3 out of 5
We did an excursion/ guide was ok but somewhat hyper religious in her commentary and not completely in command of English idioms, leading to a few negative exchanges with a couple of people in my group.

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5
Loved it and the excursion was loverly.

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5
Excursion was not as great as hoped. Poor directions and follow thru on water bottle distribution from the local guide. Sa Torino is elf was super-crowded due to Easter week holiday.

Mykonos, Greece Did not visit port

I was ill that morning.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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