Celestyal Journey Sets Sail In September

Following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment and technical overhaul, Celestyal has announced that its new ship, Celestyal Journey, will begin sailing on Sept. 2, 2023.

The Celestyal Journey has seven dining venues, eight bars and lounges, sun decks, two pools and a deck dedicated to wellness.

It has 630 Dream Suites and Cosmos Cabins and its first ever penthouse with private terrace, the Stargazer Suite. There are 120 Junior Dream Suites and 28 Grand Dream Suites, all with balconies.  The ship has 80% outside cabins, with 55% exterior Cosmos Cabins.

As a mid-size ship, the Celestyal Journey will explore the best that Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean has to offer by visiting many incredible places and continuing to share the company’s in-depth regional destination knowledge and genuine, warm Greek hospitality with her guests.

Lee Haslett, Celestyal CCO, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Celestyal, and we are looking forward to working closely with our trade partners to highlight our much-elevated onboard product alongside our renowned brand proposition of destination-rich, immersive travel experiences.”

Haslett continued: “Our goal is to immerse our agent and operator partners in the Celestyal Journey via in-person ship visits, fam trips and training to expand their product knowledge and truly benefit their customers. We are excited about this next chapter and the opportunity to grow together.”

Celestyal’s newest ship will take over the Celestyal Crystal’s program, initially on its popular seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini. Mykonos and Milos.

Following the inaugural Idyllic Aegean sailings commencing Sept. 2, the Celestyal Journey will continue in October with the unique “Steps of Paul” itinerary calling on Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul, Dikili, Kusadasi and Patmos followed by the award winning seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary, visiting Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey.   There will also be two exclusive holiday sailings. The 11-night, special Christmas voyage calling on Thessaloniki, Izmir, Crete, Antalya, Limassol, with two days in Alexandria and an overnight visit in Haifa (Israel) to spend both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Holy Land. This can be combined with the New Year’s eight-night departure visiting Heraklion, Rhodes, Kusadasi, overnighting in Istanbul before calling Volos.

Guests currently holding reservations on the Celestyal Crystal from Sept. 2, 2023, onwards will be contacted by Celestyal, and re-accommodated on sailings on the Celestyal Journey.

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