The Louis Cristal has a very interesting history, and it's fun to see how a ship originally built as a passenger ferry in 1980 has evolved over the years into a comfortable 1000+-passenger cruise ship. Experienced cruisers will remember the ship as the Norwegian Cruise Line Leeward from the mid-1990's.
Since she is an older ship, the Louis Cristal only has 10 cabins and suites with private balconies. However, 318 cabins have an outside view, and 165 are inside cabins. Although many of the cabins are small, they are adequate for the ship's three, four, and seven-day port-intensive cruises of Turkey and Greece.
The cabins and suites have many different configurations--some have queen sized beds that can be separated into twins, others have two lower beds and two upper pullman beds, making them a nice choice for families or four people traveling on a budget. Some cabins have a sofa, while others do not. It's important to work with your travel agent to select the best cabin for you.
Although the cabins have a lockable safe, there is a fee to use it. So, it's best to leave your valuables at home.
Let's take a photo tour of some of the cabins and suites on the Louis Cristal
- Deluxe Outside Cabin Category XF
- Deluxe Outside Cabin - Shower Stall
- Deluxe Outside Cabin - Bathroom Sink and Vanity
- Superior Outside Cabin Category XB
- Deluxe Outside Cabin Category XE
- Deluxe Inside Cabin Category IE
- Deluxe Inside Cabin - Bath and Shower
- Deluxe Inside Cabin Sitting Area
- Deluxe Inside Cabin - Desk and Vanity Area
- Imperial Suite or Presidential Suite #6000
- Imperial Suite Bathroom
- Imperial Suite Sitting Area
- Imperial Suite Private Outdoor Balcony
- Standard Inside Cabin Category IB