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We are sailing on the Crystal the first week of October on the Idyllic Aegean itinerary. Just wondering if you took the shore excursions. Which ones and were you happy with the excursions? We are trying to decide which one we are going add to the 3 excursions that are included in our cruise fare.

 

Thanks

 

Barbara

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I'm trying to find out what excursions are offered and the price.  I saw a company called Dolphin Hellas that offered tours but they informed me to book through Celestyal Cruises for all excursions.  Any tips?

 

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Friends and I are booked on the June 3 2019 Aegean Cruise on Celestyal Crystal.  I have been to the website many times to "manage the booking."  The website is posing a challenge to me. I know that there are 3 included excursions on this cruise:  One on Santorini (Oia), one on Crete (Palace of Knossos) and one for Kusadasi (Ephesus).  I have been to Ephesus before, and so for Ephesus I want to sign up instead for the non-included Celestyal excursion that includes the Terrace Houses. I see the excursions for the other port stops--how do I sign up, and also, how can I tell if the excursions are offered in the mornings or the afternoons?  There does not seem to be a forum or roll call for Celestyal. Thank you

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I'm also trying to understand the Excursions. We like the 3 included ones but are looking at the other ports. None of times are listed. And the ones we like are 4 1/2 hours which would leave us time to do other excursions, even private ones but they will not provide times until we are on board. 

 

Does anyone have any experience they can share regarding Excursions with Celestyal?

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The website is dreadful.  Everytime I go there, I get a bit lost, and the scrolling down is ridiculous.

I have had some success by calling this number in the US: 877 337 4665

I was told that all the excursions are scheduled for the mornings or the first part of the day, if the arrival is in the afternoon--I hope that is reliable information.

I don't see that they offer any excursions, included or not, for less than 4 to 4.5 hours.

 

 Perhaps you've already seen the excursion details (not the times, just the touring information) but this is the way I do it:

https://americas.celestyalcruises.com/en/aegean-destinations-greek-island-cruises 

You’ll see a circle of dots, with each dot representing a port.  

Click on one of the ports—for example, Milos

Then click on See More.

Then scroll all the way to the bottom until you see 

Amazing excursions carefully curated by Celestyal Cruises’s experts

You can then on the right see details for the excursions for that port (but the times are not mentioned)

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On 3/4/2019 at 11:32 AM, cruiseesl said:

Friends and I are booked on the June 3 2019 Aegean Cruise on Celestyal Crystal.  I have been to the website many times to "manage the booking."  The website is posing a challenge to me. I know that there are 3 included excursions on this cruise:  One on Santorini (Oia), one on Crete (Palace of Knossos) and one for Kusadasi (Ephesus).  I have been to Ephesus before, and so for Ephesus I want to sign up instead for the non-included Celestyal excursion that includes the Terrace Houses. I see the excursions for the other port stops--how do I sign up, and also, how can I tell if the excursions are offered in the mornings or the afternoons?  There does not seem to be a forum or roll call for Celestyal. Thank you

 

Cruiseesl,  

 

When you come back from your Celestyal cruise could you come back to this board and give us a brief comment on your cruise and if you enjoyed it?

 

We have family that is interesting in visiting England and Wales in May/June 2020, we may join them for a week. Then since we are in Europe, my wife and I are contemplating adding a cruise on Celestyal. There is not a lot of information out there but from what I have read it sounds like a great option for seeing the Greek islands.

 

Enjoy your cruise

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