The Ultimate Religious Cruise Holidays in the Eastern Med

Greece and Turkey have a rich cultural heritage. A religious cruise Holidays in the Mediterranean gives you an incredible opportunity to visit hallowed ground, sacred monasteries and impressive cathedrals that merit their place in the annals of history, together with the largest Christian catacombs in Greece.

For the ultimate pilgrimage, why not join us for our ultra-special, seven-night “Steps of Paul” cruise and trace the footsteps of the famous Apostle. Our specialist guides will take you to the most important archaeological sites including St. Paul’s birthplace in the ancient Roman city of Tarsus, the Vlatadon Monastery in Philippi where St. Paul and St. Sylas were held captive, together with visits to Neapolis and the biblical city of Veria.

All our cruises have a religious connection for interested parties. Among the highlights are the hanging monasteries of Meteora, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, the charming Church of the Dormition of the Virgin and the impressive Orthodox Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos in Syros, the awe-inspiring Basilica of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki and the fascinating “Little Jerusalem” of Veria (Berroia).

Steps of St Paul

Join our expert guides for the definitive pilgrimage experience and follow in the footsteps of St. Paul. Includes fascinating visits to the ancient city of Neapolis, the biblical city of Veria and the iconic city of Ephesus.

Grotto of the Apocalypse

A visit to the dramatic island of Patmos is not complete without a visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse. It is here that the Apostle John heard the voice of God and saw the visions which inspired the Book of Revelations.

Mary in Ephesus?

According to local legend, the Virgin Mary is said to have accompanied John the Evangelist on his mission to Ephesus. Here you can visit the House dedicated to the Mother of Christ and decide for yourself whether the rumors are true.

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Religious 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.

Inclusive Cruising


Originating from Greece, we have a proud culinary tradition and love delighting our guests with a range of sumptuous recipes. Our speciality chefs lovingly prepare authentic Mediterranean dishes bursting with mouthwatering flavors.

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No meal is complete without a drink to complement the dishes. With our Inclusive fare, enjoy your
well-earned treat with select drinks or add a drinks package with our Enhance fare to indulge in
premium beverages.
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You’ll never be lost for anything to do with our full-program of entertainment throughout the day and in the evening.

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Our hand-picked offshore excursions include the most iconic attractions on our itinerary. Classic archaeological sites include ancient Ephesus in Turkey, the mysterious Minoan Palace of Knossos, and the awe-inspiring pyramids of Giza! Explore the wonders of the Mediterranean with a complementary €75 shore excursion discount with our Inclusive fare or upgrade to the Enhance fare
for a complimentary €150 shore excursion discount.
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We don’t believe in surprising guests with hidden charges and include port charges and gratuities in with the final cost of your cruise.

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