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ATHENS, GREECE (October 7, 2022) – Celestyal, the award-winning, number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean, is introducing a new pricing model as well as 2023-24 itineraries that go deeper and stay longer in the destinations it visits. Following feedback from guests and its valued travel advisor partners, Celestyal will provide guests with more choice and a new, two-tiered pricing model. The entry-level, “inclusive” fare offers complimentary dining and select drinks with meals, entertainment, daily activities, port charges and gratuities. This entry level fare also comes with a pre-bookable shore excursion discount of £65 per person. For those wishing to upgrade their experience, Celestyal offers an “enhanced” tier with an unlimited premium drinks package, daily hour of complimentary Wi-Fi, 25% discount on Specialty Dining and a pre-bookable shore excursion discount of £130 per person. There are also several additional commission earning opportunities for travel advisors and discounts for guests pre-booking various drink and shore excursions packages. “Inclusive” experiences will cost from as little as £259, while “Enhanced” cruises cost from £369.
Celestyal Expands Shore Time in Santorini and Mykonos;
Introduces New “Legendary” Voyages to Montenegro, Turkey and Corfu, Kos, Chios and Samos in Greece
In response to guests desire to spend more time in the marquee islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Celestyal is pleased to announce that on its popular seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary it will now arrive early into Santorini for an extended whole-day opportunity to explore this unique destination, along with late departures in both Mykonos and Santorini. In addition, this itinerary will visit Thessaloniki, Crete (Heraklion), Milos in Greece and Kusadasi (Ephesus) in Turkey.
To further position itself as an immersive, multi-destination-focused company, Celestyal will continue its tradition of introducing travellers to undiscovered destinations not visited by other cruise lines. In 2024, Celestyal will launch its new, five-night “Legendary Aegean” itinerary visiting Santorini, Rhodes and reintroducing Samos in Greece and Istanbul in Turkey. Samos is an island steeped in legend and natural beauty, the home of the father of mathematics, Pythagoras; the astronomer, Aristarchus; and the philosopher, Epicurus; and is also known for its sweet Muscat wine. Prices start from £429 for this cruise.
The four-night “Legendary Aegean” calls upon Chios, Kos and Mykonos as well as Istanbul. New destinations on this itinerary include Chios and Kos. Chios is a hidden treasure in the Aegean, known best for its Masticha Trees which produce the famed mastic spice, used in the production of liqueurs and desserts. The spice has been grown in Chios since the Seventh Century A.D., and the island has received a special “designation of the origin” as a result. Kos is known for is pristine sandy beaches and rich Greek and Roman history and landmarks. This new itinerary costs from £349.
The five-night “Legendary Ionian” visits Kotor in Montenegro along with Corfu and Crete (Chania Souda). Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. It is characterised by winding streets and a medieval old town with Romanesque churches and charming squares. Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations, with a multi-cultural heritage, historic monuments, stunning natural landscape and crystal-clear waters. Chania is the second largest city of Crete and boasts an historic Venetian walled city. Prices for the new five-night Ionian itinerary start from £429.
For guests who wish to stay longer and explore more, Celestyal will offer various combinations ranging from nine to 14-nights such as the “Legendary Aegean & Ionian” itinerary visiting Santorini, Rhodes, Samos, Chios, Kos, Corfu, Crete (Chania Souda) and Mykonos in Greece, Istanbul in Turkey and Kotor in Montenegro. Prices start from £1,389 for 14-nights.
“We are in constant communication with our guests and our valued travel advisor partners, and they have shared with us a desire for more flexibility and customization. We also know that our core guest is more of an explorer and true traveller,” said Celestyal’s Chief Commercial Officer, Leslie Peden. “In response to this feedback we are charting a new course for Celestyal next year with a flexible pricing model that gives guests more choice and freedom in creating a truly customised holiday experience. We are also reimagining our positioning, itineraries and shore excursion experiences to be aligned with the expectations of our guests, which is to immerse themselves in the destinations we serve. Being a local expert underscores our depth of destination knowledge. These itineraries will take travellers to the hidden gems of the Mediterranean, staying longer in these wonderful locations so guests touring our part of the world can truly enjoy them to their fullest.”
Celestyal Also Returns to Egypt and Israel with “Three Continents” Itinerary;
Features “Steps of Paul” Itinerary and Special Holiday Voyages Celestyal’s seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary returns in 2023 calling in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Cyprus. Prices start from £529.
The seven-night “Steps of Paul “itinerary also returns in the autumn of 2023, visiting Thessaloniki, Kavala and Patmos in Greece along with Istanbul, Dikili and Kusadasi in Turkey. Prices start from £1,009.
This cruise will be followed by an exclusive festive sailing, a 19-night Christmas special calling on Thessaloniki, Volos, Rhodes and Crete (Greece), Izmir, Kusadasi, Antalya, Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Alexandria (Egypt) and an overnight visit to Haifa (Israel) to spend both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the “Holy Land”. Prices start from £1,729. This sailing can also be split into eight- or 11-night itineraries.
In autumn 2024 we will also see the return of the seven-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary calling in Istanbul, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Volos and Santorini, and costing from £529. It will also be featured a 14-night special festive voyage including calls in Egypt, Haifa (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Volos (Greece), Thessaloniki (Greece), Istanbul (Turkey), Kavala (Greece) and Syros in Greece. Prices start from £1,389. This voyage can be spit in to two seven-night itineraries.
For more information visit https://celestyal.com/gb/, contact your local travel agent or call 0800 411 8038.
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