Celestyal Crystal entered service in July 2007 and is the second-largest of the Celestyal Cruises' fleet. Setting sail around Cuba with a maximum of 1200 guests, expect authentic Greek hospitality, attentive service, and all the comforts of home. From the plethora of on-board facilities and international dining through to the lively entertainment programme; this ship ticks all the boxes on your holiday wish-list. The Celestyal Inclusive Experience means that an unlimited drinks package, all meals, selected excursions, and gratuities are included during your cruise. Wake up most mornings at a new port of call where you can enjoy sightseeing, cultural activities, and culinary experiences.
The on-board eateries on Celestyal Crystal bring together Cuban and international flavours. Visit the Amalthia and Olympus restaurants for a buffet-style breakfast and lunch; followed by a three-course dinner of tasty appetizers, main courses, and desserts. There is also a dedicated Children's Menu for younger guests to enjoy. Visit the Leda and Aura eateries for serve-yourself buffet-style dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner; with morning snacks and afternoon tea available between meals. You can tuck into alfresco burgers, hot dogs, and fries from the live cooking station on the Pool Deck. Take your pick from the room-service menu if you prefer to dine in the privacy of your accommodation.
Relax with your morning coffee and a book in Eros Lounge. Helios Bar keeps you topped up with cooling drinks by the water's edge. The lively Thalassa Bar is place to head for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap. Caruso Terrace Bar showcases stunning views both day and night. Venture up to Horizons Bar for late-night drinks, a boogie on the dance floor, and to show off your vocals on the karaoke.
There is something to entertain you both day and night on Celestyal Crystal. During the daytime, take a dip in the pool or indulge in a Balinese massage in the Sana Spa. Learn to speak Spanish at a language class or hit the treadmill in the fitness centre. Discover the art of paper-folding at an Origami session or join in a table tennis tournament. After dinner, make your way to Metropolitan Lounge for live music, acrobats, dancing, and entertainment shows. Alternatively, Eros Lounge also has live music in the evening or why not try your luck at the slot machines and table games in the casino?
Day 1 - 3: UK to Havana, Cuba
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Havana and take your private transfer to the 4* H10 Habana Panorama^ for your 3 night stay.
Days 4 - 5: Havana, Cuba
After check out, take your private transfer to the port for embarkations onboard Celestyal Crystal for your cruise around the Cuba.
Day 7: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Cienfuegos is located in the central-south region of Cuba. Bathed by the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, it is often referred to as the ‘the pearl of the south’ due to its majestic architecture and the stunning beauty of its bay. Swim in the natural lakes at the magical El Nicho waterfalls and explore the tumbling streams. Visit the Plaza Jose Marti and gaze in awe at the stunning architecture, or revel in rich history at the striking Palacio de Valle. Spend an afternoon basking in the Caribbean sun on the golden sands of Rancho Luna Beach.
Day 8: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Picturesque Montego Bay is located on the North West coast of Jamaica and it is everything you would expect from a Caribbean resort. Stroll along Doctor's Cave Beach and soak up the sun or choose the quieter Cornwall Beach. Enjoy the reggae beat in the local bars and lively nightlife. Pay a visit to Jamaica's most historic plantation house, Rose Hall. Get active with a zipline adventure tour or go scuba diving and snorkelling at Montego Bay Marine Park. No trip to Jamaica would be complete without a trip to Ochos Rios; home to the famous Dunn's River Fall and Mystic Mountain.
Day 9: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Santiago de Cuba sits on a bay overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The vibrant Cuban port city combines a revolutionary history with stunning colonial architecture and a rich mix of cultures. Pay a visit to Parque Cespedes before exploring the nearby Catedral de Nuestra de Senhora de la Asuncion and Casa de Diego Velazquez. Climb up to the UNESCO-listed Castillo de Moro for breathtaking views. Visit Cuartel Moncado-Museo Historico 26 de Julio to learn more about the infamous Revolution or stop by Plaza de la Revolution and its underground Museo Holografia. Pop into Museo Provincial Bacardi Moreau to see artworks and artefacts from around the globe. The impressive Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the final resting place of Fidel Castro, is well worth a trip too.
Day 11: Havana to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Havana where you disembark the ship and take your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.