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Celestyal - Introduction

Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises is the line of choice for exploring the East Mediterranean and idyllic Greek Islands. With four mid-sized vessels, you’ll be able to take advantage of personalised services blended with top-notch recreational facilities. Celestyal focuses on what makes each destination special, offering culturally immersive experiences both on deck and off.

Popular Routes

Whether you only have a couple of days or a longer period of time, there’s a relaxing itinerary for you! The Iconic Aegean cruise is one of the line’s most popular, sailing through the emerald waters of the Aegean and stopping off at ancient ports along the way. Extend your cruise to stay overnight in famous islands like Santorini and Mykonos, whilst exploring lesser-known beaches and cliffside villages for an authentic Greek experience. For something a bit different, try the 3 Continents cruise that gives you a taste of Europe, Asia and Africa in just one week! You’ll see the legendary Pyramids of Egypt, the ancient monuments of Jerusalem in Israel, and the Medieval Old Town of Rhodes.

Dining Options

Greek cuisine is famed for its sun-kissed Mediterranean ingredients and honey-laden pastries, so you’re in for a real treat when it comes to dining options on a Celestyal cruise! You can expect plenty of traditional Greek dishes and international favourites alike, lovingly cooked from scratch by a talented team of chefs. Cruise packages include three meals along with afternoon tea. Breakfast brings your choice of freshly baked breads, pastries, fruit and hot and cold dishes, while lunch and dinner offer a varied selection from the buffet and a la carte menus. Take your meal out on the deck when the sun’s out for an al fresco dining experience, or linger over a glass of wine in the lounge.

  • Specialty Options

Apart from the authentic Greek cuisine on offer, you can ask for the ‘Hungry for Something Different’ menu which showcases fresh fish, sushi, surf & turf and vegetarian dishes. The ‘Kwik and Easy Menu’ is available 24 hours a day, stacked with snacks and hot meals that you can enjoy in your cabin or in the cosy lounge. Children are well-served with a range of kid-friendly fare as well. Specialty dining experiences are paired with wine for meals that engage the senses.

Drinks Packages

There’s nothing like fresh sea air and island hopping to work up a thirst! Fortunately, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the all-inclusive package, so you can enjoy plenty of options to feel refreshed. This includes a full menu of local wines and branded drinks alike. Do you want even more beverages to choose from? Upgrade to the Premium Unlimited Package and you’ll enjoy everything from the regular bar menu as well as luxurious cocktails, wines, champagne and premium spirits. It’s the perfect option for those who like the finer things in life.

Entertainment

There’s a friendly, welcoming atmosphere on board your Celestyal Cruise, with smaller ships allowing for a more personalised experience. The entertainment crew works hard to make sure everyone feels included, running a full schedule of classes and shows throughout the day and into the evening. Do you want to try your hand at some traditional Greek dancing? Learn the steps to authentic dances like the Ballos, Kalamatianos and Sirtaki, or give Turkish belly dancing a go!

Quizzes and games will test your knowledge and bring out your competitive side, and there are also plenty of electronic game consoles like the Wii Sports for all ages to enjoy. From bingo nights to bridge tournaments, get into a game with newfound friends. Live cooking demonstrations offer a perfect way to pick up some new tips to use in your kitchen back at home, and immersive Greek lessons help you make the most of onshore excursions.

Amenities and Activities

In between visits to archaeological sites, world class museums, and tranquil white sanded beaches, you will find a bevy of amenities to keep you occupied on the ship itself. Visit the revitalising spa to leave your worries behind. With options like Balinese Shiatsu, honey and sugar exfoliation, and aromatherapy on offer, you have plenty of ways to relax with Celestyal. Spa services are complemented with an onboard salon, giving you plenty of ways to look and feel your best. Let the onsite beauticians and hairdressers pamper you with a new fabulous look.

  • Fitness and Activities

If you fancy getting active, pick up some new moves from a Zumba instructor or challenge the family to a game of volleyball or darts. All ships include a state-of-the-art gym with plenty of modern equipment to keep you up to date in your workout routine. Those who prefer slightly slower-paced activities can take part in the arts and crafts sessions. You may learn how to make beaded bracelets one day and origami the next! Check out the Daily Program each evening to plan your day ahead.

  • Stateroom Features

Of course, you’ll also have all the amenities that one would expect from a 4-star hotel available within your stateroom. This includes access to a personal steward, who is there to keep your cabin safe, comfortable and sparkling clean throughout your stay. You’ll also have access to a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, telephone, television, and refrigerated mini bar.

Service Charges

Celestyal Cruises are all-inclusive, so gratuities are included in your quoted cruise rate. The rate also includes fees like port charges, so you won’t see these tacked on at the end of your stay. You may wish to reserve a bit of money for tipping during your onshore excursions, should you visit any local restaurants or hire taxis.

Dress Code

This stylish cruise line offers a relaxed atmosphere for the most part, so you can sport casual resort wear. Leave those stiletto heels behind – Celestyal remains sticking to flat deck shoes, low heels or sportswear for safety reasons. You will have the opportunity to dress up for Gala Nights and the Captain’s Cocktail night, which take place on seven-day minimum cruises. Pack a cocktail dress or smart suit for these occasions.