Cultural cruise Vacations in the Mediterranean enrich the mind, body and spirit. Whether you have a preference for a mini cruise, a winter adventure in the sun or a week-long adventure, we deliver authentic cultural experiences that enable you to deep dive into the lifestyle and traditions of the destinations we visit.

Our exclusive cultural cruises take you to iconic destinations in the idyllic Aegean islands and further afield to Turkey and Egypt. Not only do we deliver complimentary excursions to iconic archaeological sites, but we also provide detailed cultural excursions with local guides that are geared towards individual interests.

Any cruise will enable you to explore the history, heritage and culture of picturesque cities, towns and villages, but we go one step further by delivering truly authentic experiences and visiting exclusive destinations other cruise ships cannot reach.

More to Discover

The  Mediterranean is a uniquely special and magical destination and is best explored with a knowledgeable guide. Why follow the well-trodden tourist path when there is more to discover off-the-beaten-track.

Our cultural cruises take you to places other cruise Vacations can’t reach.

Enhance Your Knowledge

Whether you’re an art aficionado or a history buff, cultural cruises offer a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge of a particular travel destination.

Our cultural cruises are designed to deliver authentic experiences that enhance your personal interests.

The Magic of the Mediterranean

Our cultural cruises visit a host of magical and iconic locations in Greece, Turkey and Egypt. The authentic experiences are specifically designed to enrich your understanding and enjoyment of the countries we visit. Delve deeper and you discover something amazing.

Experience Our Award-Winning Hospitality

Cruising The Celestyal Way

A cruise holiday with Celestyal involves more than an adventure to romantic destinations – we also treat our guests to a wide range of onboard culinary delights, a full program of entertainment and all port charges and gratuities included as standard. If you want to indulge more, our Inclusive cruise adds a complimentary €75 shore excursion discount and select drinks to enjoy with meals. And if you want to go even further, simply upgrade to the Enhance Fare to add a complimentary €150 shore excursion discount, premium drinks package, 25% speciality dining discount, one hour of Wi-Fi access and an optional premium plus drinks package. We believe in total transparency and do not have any hidden charges – so you can plan your vacation budget with confidence.

An Inclusive Experience


We know the best recipes are the ones passed down between generations. And we love to share that with our guests. So onboard a Celestyal cruise, you can expect freshly prepared by our local chefs – morning, noon and night!

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Sit down to an authentic evening meal and enjoy specially selected drinks to go with it. Our dedicated hospitality team know how to make every meal a delicious experience so let them take your taste buds away.

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Immersing our guests in the local way of life is at the heart of the Celestyal experience. Take Greek dancing lessons from a pro and take the Mediterranean culture home with you. Enjoy a drink with your group as you watch the stars glitter off the Aegean with our front-seat, panoramic horizon bar views. And don’t miss the colour and magic of Cirque Fantastic!

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We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful blue world, so when you step foot on the sands of Greece and the Eastern Med, our endless excursion options are designed to take you to the heart of our homeland. As standard, all of our guests enjoy a €75 excursion discount to put towards any of our immersive experiences.

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With all charges, port expenses and gratuities included in our fares, you can relax knowing we’ve got you covered. We’ll bring your next adventure to you, with no additional fees.

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