Celestyal Cruises has confirmed the acquisition of a second new vessel this year.
The Celestyal Discovery follows the recent arrival of the Celestyal Journey, signalling a fleet refresh and further commitment to significant investment into the customer proposition.
The Celestyal Discovery joins her fleet mate in Athens, where they will both undergo multimillion-euro winter refurbishment programs ahead of the new season, which commences in March 2024.
About Celestyal Discovery
The ship’s name symbolizes the company ethos of creating unmissable moments of discovery through connecting people, places, and self. She embodies the Celestyal confident spirit, sense of exploration and wonder.
Built in 2003 for the Carnival Corporation, she has been sailing under the AIDA Cruise brand throughout her career to date. The Celestyal Discovery is a mid-sized vessel, allowing Celestyal to continue offering its signature unique blend of marquee destinations and more secluded gems that characterize the company’s itineraries. She offers 633 staterooms, 62 of which feature balconies, in total accommodating up to 1,266 guests.
“Given strong market and business conditions, we are thrilled to have expedited the renewal of our fleet to welcome the Celestyal Discovery into the Celestyal family,” said Chris Theophilides, CEO. “Celestyal Discovery joins the Celestyal Journey to undergo an extensive refurbishment program over the winter period, signifying further our intent to keep delighting our customers. As a confident challenger brand, our team is excited to continue to make waves across the industry next season, with a refreshed fleet, brand, network, and a renewed sense of direction.”
The Celestyal Discovery will showcase many of the favorite features of the Celestyal fleet, including:
- an amphitheater with ample conference and event space
- vibrant lounges
- specialty restaurants
- a Sozo wellness retreat
- an expansive pool deck with an exclusive “Rays” deck
There will also be a few surprise additions to the customer offering, which will be added during her imminent refurbishment program.
Further details regarding the onboard experience and itineraries will be announced in the coming months.