What You Need To Know Before The Cruise

Travel Documents

travel documents

Identity Card/Passport and Customs' Formalities:

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your trip. It is your responsibility to obtain all information regarding the various documents and or visas required for each country you will be visiting before you embark the cruise ship. Passengers arriving from abroad are responsible to acquire the appropriate documentation to be allowed to enter the country. A valid Passport or Id is essential if you are travelling within the EU. ANY visas required for any part of your cruise must be obtained prior to leaving your country of residence.


Passengers requiring a Schengen visa MUST have a multi entry Schengen visa.

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What to pack

what to pack

Day wear:

During summer casual light-weight resort wear, including light cotton clothing, swimwear and a beach robe are recommended. Swimsuits are not allowed in the restaurants, shorts or Bermuda shorts are acceptable at lunch time only. If you wish to have lunch in your swim attire you can enjoy a buffet meal on deck. Tennis shoes or low heeled walking shoes are most suitable for exploring the ports of call. In case of a cool breeze or unexpected shower a light jacket or sweater is recommended. A hat and sunglasses are always recommended. Binoculars will be a great asset to your enjoyment whilst at sea and during the excursions while we also suggest you have your camera ready at all times. When visiting places of worship, shorts are not allowed and shoulders should be covered.

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Arrival at the port

arival to the port

Important reminders!

Do not pack passports, travel documents, prescription medication or valuables. Please check the sailing times and note that you should arrive at the port not later than one hour prior to departure. Allow enough time to reach the vessel. Passengers who are not at the check in 1 hour prior departure are considered as no - show. Allow sufficient time from your flight arrival at the airport to the port, taking into consideration possible heavy traffic.

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On board

on board

Luggage Assistance:

Your luggage will be delivered outside your cabin door. Please allow a maximum of two hours for delivery. If you have not received your luggage within this time period, or if you have not indicated the cabin number on your luggage, please speak with the Guest Relations personnel.

Dining Room Reservations:

Upon embarkation, the Maitre d'Hotel will take your dining room reservation and assign your table giving you a card with the seating (Main or late) and the table number. Generally there are two seatings on most evenings main and late. At some ports of call there is open seating. In order to ensure the seating you prefer, it is advisable to make your request in writing prior to your cruise.

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For your information

for your information

Daily Program:

Each evening, a program detailing the following day's activities will be delivered to your cabin. This will include arrival and departure times, excursion departure times, social activities, meal times, opening hours of the on board services, evening dress code and other useful information. Please read it carefully.

Guest Relations Office:

The on board personnel will be pleased to help you and answer all your questions. The Guest Relations Office is open 24 hours a day.

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Shipboard services

shipboard services

Duty Free & Travel Value shops:

Discover the fine selection of items in the Duty Free & Travel Value shops. The shops offer a selection of tasteful merchandise including fragrances, cosmetics, fashion wear, liquor and cigarettes. The on board shops are open daily while the ship is at sea. Customs regulations do not allow them to open whilst in port.

Photography Services:

Your most memorable experiences on board and during excursions may be photographed by the professional team of photographers. All photos will then be displayed at the vessels' Photo Gallery.

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Mobile Telephones:

Please note that when your mobile phones are out of shore side network limits, their signal is transmitted via the vessels' satellite which increases the cost to you, the subscriber.

While on board you can be contacted on the following numbers:

Your most memorable experiences on board and during excursions may be photographed by the professional team of photographers. All photos will then be displayed at the vessels' Photo Gallery.

Celestyal Cristal:

Fax 0046851063307 / Telephone 0046851063304/5/6

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Map of Piraeus Port

piraeus map