Celestyal Cruises, the Mediterranean cruise specialist, has revealed more details about its next ship, Celestyal Experience.
The vessel, which has been acquired from Carnival Corporation’s Costa, will begin sailing in March, taking on Three Continent itineraries departing Greece and calling at Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Cyprus.
From April 3, the Celestyal Experience will embark on seven-night Idyllic Aegean itineraries from Athens to Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi. The launch price for the sailings starts at £519.
The company is launching an October campaign that will see it offer Covid-19 travel insurance, free of charge, for those sailing in the first and second quarter of 2021.
The new ship will also introduce Celestyal passengers to an entirely new cabin category: wellness staterooms. The cabins come with exclusive use of deck 14 and includes complimentary and unlimited access to the wellness and spa area. The cabins also include priority access to speciality dining and a Beach Club concept.
Excitingly, the 1,800 passenger ship comes with 166 balconies – bolstering an area where Celestyal’s two existing ships were underserved.
“This has been a challenging year for everyone. However, we are extremely optimistic about the future of travel and, especially, of cruising. We are delighted with the addition of Celestyal Experience to our fleet. This ship will be a game-changer for us, and we can’t wait to introduce her to our guests. Celestyal Experience embodies Celestyal Cruises’ commitment to an intimate, authentically Greek experience onboard a contemporary, well-appointed, mid-sized cruise vessel. She will undoubtedly be instrumental in driving our continued growth,” said Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides.