Celestyal, the Mediterranean specialist cruise line, has launched Celestyal Holidays a trade-only packaging solution to combine flights and land stays with its sailings.
The new platform will be run through Aviate, which also packages holidays for Virgin Voyages and Carnival Cruise Line.
Sample packages include:
Celestyal’s seven-night Idyllic Aegean cruise packaged up with return Sky Express flights from London Heathrow to Athens, a one-night pre-cruise stay at The Alex in Piraeus and private transfers on arrival and departure costs from £1,400 per person, based on 7th July 2023 departure from the UK.
Celestyal’s three-night Iconic Aegean cruise packaged up with return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Athens, a two-night pre-cruise stay at Coco-Mat Hotel in Athens, a one-night post-cruise stay at The Melia Athens and private transfers on arrival and departure costs from £800 per person, based on 1st November 2023 departure from the UK.
Lee Haslett, Celestyal’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “Travel agents love our product but they want to the ability to book Celestyal packages complete with flights and pre- and post-hotel stays. The launch of Celestyal Holidays not only demonstrates our commitment to the UK market, but offers our agent partners exactly what they have been asking for – tailor-made packages that are simple to book, are great value for money, pay competitive commission and are fully protected. I’m confident that our investment in Celestyal Holidays will prove successful in helping us achieve our growth objectives in the UK while continuing to support our loyal trade partners.”
Jayne Bond, Aviate’s Chief Operations Officer, says: “I am extremely excited about the launch of Celestyal Holidays and to bring these ATOL-bonded packages to the UK travel trade. We have an expert team on-hand to guide travel agents through the booking process and we guarantee this solution will offer the trade an easy and efficient way to book Celestyal.”
To celebrate the launch, agents will earn a £20 The Real Greek restaurant voucher for every Celestyal Holidays package booked before the end of April 2023. In addition, every booking made before the end of April 2023 will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2 with an overnight hotel stay in London or a fam trip place on Celestyal Journey, Celestyal’s newest ship which debuts in September 2023.
To apply for any of these incentives, agents just need to send their qualifying booking reference along with their details to firstname.lastname@example.org