Celestyal Cruises announces return to cruising
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Celestyal Cruises announces return to cruising

The line is resuming service on March 14, 2022, with three- and four-night cruises

Celestyal Cruises has announced its return to cruising on March 14, 2022, with a series of three- and four-night cruises, followed by seven-night sailings on April 30.

Now on sale, the all-inclusive 2022 and 2023 sailings start at £369 per person.

The line is also adding Thessaloniki, Greece, to its popular seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary.

Thessaloniki is a historic city that’s home to Paleo Christian and Byzantine monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Alexander the Great monuments.

Celestyal is also returning to the island of Milos and will extend its time in port there from a half-day to a full-day. The itinerary also calls at Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Kusadasi, Turkey.

The Idyllic Aegean itinerary leads in at £759 per person.

The cruise line is also resuming its seven-night Three Continents itinerary at the end of 2022, featuring Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Cyprus.

Two festive sailings will also take place at the end of next year, including the 10-night Christmas special, calling at Thessaloniki, Izmir, Rhodes, Limassol and Alexandria, with an overnight visit to Haifa to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Holy Land.

The eight-night New Year’s sailing features visits to Heraklion, Santorini and Kusadasi, along with an overnight stay in Istanbul to take in the New Year’s Eve fireworks, and Volos. This sailing is priced from £979 per person.

Both sailings can be combined into an 18-night holiday taking in the entire Eastern Mediterranean with prices starting from £1,739 per person.

Celestyal’s chief commercial officer, Leslie Peden, said: “This past summer, thanks to the dedication and hard work of Celestyal’s crew we were able to demonstrate our ability to safely return to cruising.

She added: “We are optimistic that our destination-centric itineraries to undiscovered and exciting destinations will continue to be well received by our core audience, who are travellers by nature. Our confidence is supported by strong levels of interest, inquiry and bookings already for these itineraries next year and into 2023, which has been the catalyst to returning to year-round cruising.”

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