Celestyal Crystal

As one of two ships in Celestyal’s award-winning fleet, Celestyal Crystal has been celebrating Greek culture, cruises and cuisine in style for the last 8 years. Smaller in stature than some big brand cruise ships, Celestyal Crystal’s size is ideal for island hopping around the Aegean. Celestyal’s all-inclusive cruising includes meals, drinks and a hand-picked selection of shore excursions - along with Greek language classes, dance classes and arts and crafts sessions. With life onboard taking on a distinctly Mediterranean flavour, your Greek adventure starts the moment you step onboard.

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Experience Celestyal Crystal


Celestyal Crystal’s a la carte menus feature Mediterranean cuisine that fits perfectly with the cruise line’s immersive approach to cruising. Greek specialities, local flavours and a room service option that brings the best of the ship’s restaurants right to your cabin. Special menus cater for guests with allergies or dietary needs, ensuring every passenger can savour the freshly prepared dishes no matter their requirements.


Entertainment onboard the Celestyal Crystal mixes surrounding culture with a few firm favourites. Expect to learn Greek dance steps by day so you can take to the stage to dance the night away later on. The Crystal’s onboard nightclub plays local and international hits, while elsewhere the music ranges from contemporary to classical with a little karaoke added to the mix. The small spa is the perfect place to rest your legs after learning new steps on the dance floor.


Six cabin grades aboard the Celestyal Crystal range from the cosy and comfortable Interior and Exterior Staterooms, right up to the splendour of the ship’s suites. For a little added luxury, Junior Balcony Suites come with the all-important outside space to soak up the sun at sea. Balcony Suites and Suites give you extra room to entertain or relax, while the balconies of Celestyal Crystal’s Grand Suites include a private whirlpool bath to unwind in.


Cruises aboard the Celestyal Crystal ship are ideal for adults looking to really experience each port. Whether that’s sampling delicious and authentic cuisine, getting to experience hidden gems while ashore or chatting with residents in the local language, the cruises are immersive, cultural and delve deep into daily life ashore.


Sailing from her home port of Piraeus in Athens puts Celestyal Crystal on course for idyllic Greek island itineraries and Eastern Mediterranean cruises. Island hop from Crete to Santorini to Rhodes and back to Athens or stay on board for a back-to-back cruise that adds more ports to an already sparkling itinerary. Want more inspiration? Check out our advice regarding everything you need to know about visiting Greece! 

Turkey, Israel and Cairo cruises add a little diversity to Celestyal Crystal’s core calendar of Aegean adventures.

Celestyal Crystal destinations

Celestyal Crystal cruise departures

  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Thessaloniki
  • Kusadasi
  • Istanbul
  • Cyprus (Limassol)
  • Ashdod

Cruise types on board Crystal Experience

  • Couples Cruises

FAQs about Celestyal Crystal

  • What should you wear on a Celestyal Crystal cruise?

The ship’s dress code determines what you should wear on a Celestyal Crystal cruise. At night, aim to meet the ‘relaxed but elegant’ guidelines with a smart shirt and trousers for men and summer dresses for women. On Gala and Captain’s Cocktail nights, men are expected to wear a jacket and tie, while women are asked to wear cocktail dresses.

  • How big is Celestyal Crystal?

With a gross tonnage of 25, 611, Celestyal Crystal would be classed as a small cruise ship. Measuring 162m long and 26m wide, she’s capable of carrying up to 1,452 passengers and 406 crew and has 10 decks.

  • What is the longest Celestyal Crystal cruise?

The longest Celestyal Crystal cruises have itineraries that cover 14 nights. These are part of Celestyal’s ‘back-to-back’ range of cruises that return to the starting port, before setting sail to cover a new itinerary. The longest single Celestyal Crystal cruise is 7 days long.