She's a gem of the high seas, a summertime classic - you'll fall in love with her the moment you stride up the gangway to escape with us. There's romance wherever she sails. In 2015 the beautiful Celestyal Crystal will take passengers on our seven-day Peloponnese and Ionian cruises, on our Idyllic Aegean cruises, on our Pilgrimage Voyage and on our ANZAC Centenary Cruise. From holy sites to Aegean hillsides, let the cozy Celestyal Crystal be your home at sea during the holiday of a lifetime. Two restaurants, two bars, a cafe, a thrilling casino and our wellness center! She only sails to spoil you. Don't resist.
Around the pool
With a refreshing swim in the pool, you will prepare yourself for the most fascinating and enriching shore excursions you have ever experienced.Duty Free & Travel Value Shops
At our onboard Duty Free and Travel Value shops, you will find an extensive selection of international brands and designer products. You will be tempted by our popular fragrances and cosmetics, fashionable jewelery watches, formal and casual wear ship logo items and other attractive gift items such as liquor & tobacco, electrical devices, video and photo cameras, luggage, handbags and toys. During your cruise, come and make all your purchases at affordable prices and take advantage of our frequent promotions and special offers and save money!Children's Activities
Onboard there are menus, activities and a variety of entertainment designed to suit every family member from kids to grandparents. Indeed, some of the best things do come in small packages. Children's activities are organized on board to entertain our youngest guests.Shows, Lounge Bars, Disco and Casinos
At sunset the lights come on and the atmosphere onboard changes completely! Enjoy the company of new found friends, try your luck in the casino, enjoy the show and then hit the dance floor in the disco till early morning hours! Evenings on a cruise ship are all about stylish settings for an exciting night life full of bright lights, glamour and live entertainment!Shore Excursion Program
Celestyal Cruises carefully prepared Shore Excursion Programs will make the most of your time in port. We pride ourselves on selecting destinations that make our itineraries unique and fascinating. Our Shore Excursion Program offers a variety of interesting tour options, one of which is bound to suit you. So join us on a kaleidoscopic journey ashore to take in the sights and sounds of foreign lands and all the treasures will be revealed!Romance
Enjoy a romantic stroll on deck under the star-studded sky, as you sail towards your next destination.
Revealing destinations with Celestyal Cruises!
Celestyal Cruises takes you to the most celebrated destinations in the world! Together we will touch the sun-kissed simplicity of the Aegean islands, amazing Turkey, the unparalleled elegance of the French Riviera, the cosmopolitan bustle of the Mediterranean islands, the eternal spring of Madeira and the Canary Islands, the lively pulse of Spanish port cities, the intricate mystery of North Africa's medina citadels, spectacular Italy and the most popular countries of the Middle East.
Sail on board one of our cruise ships to enjoy the world's renowned sites with our meticulously planned shore excursions for a truly insightful look into each destination. Start planning your cruise vacation and embark on a journey full of fascinating historical and cultural attractions. Join us on board and discover unknown places and different cultures. Discover yourself with Celestyal Cruises!
The next day's Daily Program is delivered directly to your cabin every evening. It tells you exactly what's happening the following day including Shore Excursion timetables, dining hours and dress codes, opening and closing hours for all onboard services as well as any shows or events that are taking place. It's your handy guide to everything going on both on board and ashore so you can plan exactly what you'll do the next day.
Your cruise features an efficient laundry service that's personally picked up and delivered straight to your cabin. Just use the laundry bag provided in your room, fill in the form with your details and the service you require - standard, express or laundry promotion - and your steward will take care of the rest. What's more, your account will be automatically charged, so you won't need to lift a finger.
Telephone | Internet | Wi-Fi
Every cruise ship is equipped with an internet connection and we even have tablets that you can rent to get online. For an additional charge, you can also access our Wi-Fi, which is satellite permitting. So long as your phone has roaming enabled and you have a signal, you'll be able to use your mobile phone to make calls or send messages. When we are outside a service area, you are still able to connect via the ship's satellite at an additional charge.
On board your Celestyal Cruise you'll find professional photographers who are there to capture your special moments. Whether you're celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary or the holiday of your dreams, our photographers can join you on board or when you step ashore to take photos and videos that you'll treasure. Choose from a variety of packages on offer and you can either purchase individual photos, a DVD album or download them onto a USB stick - and don't forget to buy your souvenir DVD of your cruise experience.
Bon Voyage Gifts
We believe in making everyone's experience during our cruises special, but you can also help to make their vacation even more memorable with a sweet and thoughtful gift, for example a fresh bunch of flowers, a bottle of Greek wine or some delicious chocolates all delivered to the cabin. You can even purchase a package from our spa and salons to treat your nearest and dearest to a day of pampering.
Our onboard duty-free shops are where you can find everything from souvenirs and clothes to tobacco and spirits. They are well-stocked with everything you might need including daily essentials and special treats, and our friendly shop assistants can help you to choose the perfect gift. What's more, our Agora Shop features everything Greek with exclusive and tailor-made products for you from Greece such as olive oil, wine, accessories and jewelry as well as special tastings and presentations.
Our revitalizing onboard spa is where all your day-to-day worries are left at the door. Choose any of our professional spa treatments and packages that include several types of head and body massages such as Balinese Shiatsu, classic Swedish massage and aromatherapy as well as cleansing facials, honey and sugar body exfoliation, hot stone treatments and mud wraps for a rejuvenating and invigorating cruise vacation. Just remember to book your appointment in advance to avoid disappointment.
Our cruise ships all come with well-equipped gyms where you can keep up with your daily fitness routine or even try a new workout regime. Start your morning with a stretching program to feel ready for the day ahead, or come to the gym at the end of a day to disconnect with a motivating exercise program.
Feel like getting your blood pumping at sea? Learn new moves at a Zumba class or test your nerve with a game of ping pong or darts. If you're more of a spectator, just stroll on up to the deck and watch all the excitement unfold while enjoying the good weather.
Our onboard salons add a touch of glamor to your vacation. Expert beauticians, hairdressers, manicurists and pedicurists will pamper you and make you feel fabulous as you get ready for Gala Night or cocktails with your loved one. And as we only use the best products, your fabulous feeling will last even longer - just remember to book an appointment in advance as our salons are very popular. What's more, our salon packages make great Bon Voyage Gifts!
Arts & Crafts
A great way to unwind is through learning a new craft, so on board our cruises we offer a variety of interactive arts and crafts sessions for you to unleash your creativity. You can get stuck into lots of different workshops, all of which are listed in your Daily Program, such as origami lessons or how to make rope bracelets. You'll even be able to make your own postcards to send to friends and family back at home amongst many other arty endeavours.
Learn all the moves of traditional Greek dance with our fun and friendly dancing lessons. Grab a partner and your ouzo and come on down to try Sirtaki, Kalamatianos and Hasapiko. Or, if you want something a bit different, then our Turkish belly dancing and Rock & Roll classes are just what you're looking for.
Fun & Games
Our onboard quizzes and games guarantee a night of pure entertainment. We have lots of different quizzes on the go like general knowledge, music and a cruise quiz, as well as many other games and board games including Name That Tune, Pictionary, Guess the Celebrity, Stop the Bus and Men vs Women. There are also electronic games to keep every generation entertained such as Wii Sports and many more.
Traveling to a different country you may want to pick up a few words of the local language, so we have arranged Greek lessons on board to immerse you into the country's culture. Our Greek lessons are taught by locals who love their language and help you to hold a basic conversation. You'll learn everything from greeting people, ordering in a bar and telling people about yourself so that you can master basic conversations with the locals when you arrive on dry land.
Maybe you've tried a dish on board and you want to see how it's made? Then we hold cooking demonstrations where our talented chefs show you how they prepare and cook some of your favorite food from the buffet or a la carte menu. There's also ice carving demonstrations where you'll be shown how intricate designs are meticulously sculpted by the crew for your viewing pleasure.
Bingo & Bridge
It might just be your lucky night at one of our fun and sociable bingo games! All you need to do is purchase a bingo card and then wait for your numbers to be called. Or, if cards are more your game, we even have bridge playing areas where you'll be able to while away the evening hours caught up in the excitement of a tournament. There's no shortage of entertainment on board!
From early morning to late at night, there will hardly be a moment that you will not be tempted by something delicious and appetizing. During mealtimes you have the choice to either dine casually at our self service buffets or more formally at our full service restaurants.
Our cuisine combines the wonderful variety of the Mediterranean with other popular flavours from around the world, creating a culinary harmony that suits every palate.
The signature Celestyal experience starts in the very heart of our cruise ships - the dining rooms and lounges. Here you can indulge in rich culinary delights cooked from scratch by our talented chefs and savor fresh Mediterranean ingredients. There's no better feeling than sitting back with a crisp glass of wine and delighting in an array of quality, authentic local food.
Your cruise package includes three wholesome meals as well as afternoon tea every day. Start your morning with our freshly-baked bread and pastries, then browse the buffet or a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. When the sun's shining brightly, there's even casual al fresco dining on our decks as well as room service, so you can choose exactly how and when you want to eat.
That's what makes your Celestyal Cruise vacation so special - service from the heart, lovingly-made food, memorable mealtimes and comfortable lounges to relax with a drink.
The signature Celestyal experience starts in the very heart of our cruise ships - the dining rooms and lounges. Here you can indulge in rich culinary delights cooked from scratch by our talented chefs and savor fresh Mediterranean ingredients. All of our dining areas, lounges and bars have been carefully designed to accommodate and preserve the intimacy and comfort one expects while cruising. Head over to the Aegean restaurant for some fine dining, or to Aura Grill and Leda buffet for something tasty, quick and easy. Both places serve dishes you won't forget soon! At the Helios, Eclipse or Muses Lounge & Bar you can enjoy a cup of coffee or even your favorite cocktail, or if you feel like something cozier, you can always relax at Thalassa bar for a night drink, while you indulge in some stargazing. At Celestyal Cruises, we do everything we can to make sure you can relax while you enjoy the delicious gastronomy that makes our cruises unforgettable!
Your cruise is all-inclusive of four freshly-prepared meals a day, but for your comfort and enjoyment, you can also opt to upgrade your dining experience with more exclusive dishes for an additional fee.
- Kids Menu - For younger travelers we have designed a range of exciting and tasty dishes that can be served in the restaurant during lunch and dinner.
- Special Dishes - Fancy trying something new or something a bit more exclusive? We have lobster, sushi, surf & turf and many other special delights for you to try in our restaurants.
- Kwik and Easy Menu - Our 24-hour service satisfies cravings quickly and at any time of the day. The menu includes snacks as well as delicious hot meals served in our cozy lounges or in the comfort of your own cabin.
- Specialty Dining Options - For a unique and memorable dining experience, our four specialty menus feature both Greek and international dishes with wine pairing to enhance your stay on board.
Unlimited Drinks Packages
Choose from our budget-friendly cruise drinks packages to enjoy unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks while you're onboard.
Your Celestyal Inclusive experience features all-inclusive drink packages, all meals onboard, entertainment and comfortable cabins to stay in while you're onboard as well as selected shore excursions.We believe true hospitality should make your cruise relaxing and enjoyable.
On board hospitality
On board our classic cruise ships you will be pampered by our crewOutdoor relax
When at sea, you can relax on one of our spacious sun decks, read your favorite book, play a game of cards in our library, take dancing lessons or embark on a treasure hunt in our well stocked duty free shops.Beauty Salon and spa
Enjoy a complete make over in the beauty salon or our full service health spa. Indulge in a special beauty treatment on your cruise and discover deeper forms of relaxation with our wellness program. In our Beauty Salons, you will find an excellent range of beauty and wellness products, so make sure you take home some extra supplies for additional joyful moments.Sports, Gym and Spa
Start your day with a work out at the fitness center followed by a complete make over in the beauty salon or our full service health spaPersonal Touch
Clear blue skies, unspoiled scenery, fascinating archaeological sites, friendly vibrant people, delicious food, captivating music and dances will entertain your mind, body and soul. Join us in a celebration of life.
- Passengers: 1,200
- Tonnage: 25,611
- Draught: 6.1 metres / 20 feet
- Inside Cabins: 163
- Passenger Decks: 10
- Electric Current: 110/220V AC
- Length: 162
- Crew Members: 406
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
About Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises is the main home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line serving the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean. The company operates two mid-sized vessels, each one cosy enough to provide genuine and highly-personalized services. The foundation of the company's philosophy is the 'destination.' Every cruise focuses on true cultural immersion, offering authentic, lifetime experiences both on board and on shore wherever its vessels sail.
Is to offer our guests an amazing personalized experience where they will live, feel and taste the best each region has to offer through a unique journey of authentic moments! With our medium-size, cozy vessels, we can take you to all the famous destinations in the Greek islands and Eastern Mediterranean. Join us and we promise you an unforgettable journey!
What makes it possible to achieve our vision is our adherence to our values. A company is only as good as the values its management and staff embody every day, in every interaction, both with customers and with fellow employees. Our values are simple: Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Trust