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Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has fast built an award-winning reputation and recognition as the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates three vessels, each one cosy enough to provide genuine and highly personalized services. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore.

In December 2018 Celestyal Cruises was given the UK Editors’ Picks Award for Best Service by Cruise Critic, the world's largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community. In February 2018, they received four Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards: two first-place awards, for Shore Excursions and Value, and two-second place awards, for Service and Entertainment.

From the moment you step onto their cruise ships, you’ll experience hospitality at its very best. From the exquisite, personalised service of their staff, to the cosy staterooms and non-stop onboard entertainment, you’ll leave your cruise vacation with memories to last you a lifetime. Come aboard and experience authentic Greece with all your senses.

 

Who goes on Celestyal Cruises cruise ships?
The passenger mix on each ship varies widely from cruise to cruise, but you can expect an overall international crowd with about a third from North America. (There's usually an average of eight languages spoken at any given time on the line's sailings.) Ages generally range from the 20s to the 70s, with most in the 50-plus bracket, but a good 10 percent in each of the younger age brackets (20s, 30s, 40s) as well. Children are common during the summer season.
Do I have to dress up on a Celestyal Cruises cruise?
Celestyal requires a smart dress code in the dining rooms -- no shorts or flip-flops for men and smart dresses or nice pants and blouses for women. Bathing suits and shorts are never permitted in the restaurants, but many passengers take advantage of the daily lunch buffet on the pool deck to eat without having to change out of their swimwear. For the Gala Night and the Captain's Cocktail, Celestyal does require formal dress -- a cocktail dress or something similar for ladies; jacket and tie for men. (The reality tends to be less formal than the code, but some passengers do go all-out.) On Greek Night the line suggests that passengers wear blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag.
Is everything free on Celestyal Cruises cruises?
No, but the fare does include at least two shore excursions per cruise, gratuities and unlimited but select alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, per the included beverage package guidelines. Extra charges include Wi-Fi access, laundry and dry cleaning, room service and mini-bar items, and purchases from the onboard shop.
What are Celestyal Cruises's most popular activities?
Celestyal cruises are generally short and port-intensive, so the most popular activities for cruisers are off the ship, exploring, dining out in local restaurants or hanging out at the beach. Onboard, hanging out by the pool and playing in the casino are both popular, and the international audience tends to enjoy the nighttime production shows and the cabaret.
Best for...
Travelers on a budget who enjoy a traditional cruise to excellent ports, mostly in the Aegean
Not the best for...
Those who prefer longer shore stays or look for newer ships with rock climbing walls, water parks, etc.
What's Included

Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with the destination experts and let Celestyal take care of you with their genuine, Greek hospitality.

  • Comfortable, well-appointed accommodation with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer and safe. All cabins have a refrigerated mini-bar on Celestyal Experience (suites only other ships)
  • Delicious onboard dining - breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks at buffet and waiter service restaurants
  • Unlimited Classic All-inclusive drinks - spirits, selected cocktails, beers, wines, coffees, mineral water, soft drinks and more
  • Amazing onboard entertainment including live music, quizzes and Broadway-style and Greek cultural shows
  • Access to gym, casino, pools, hot tubs
  • Selected classes in the gym, plus group activities including volleyball and football
  • Enrichment opportunities including language lessons, dance classes, cooking demos and arts & craft sessions
  • Age-appropriate kids clubs (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Tips and gratuities - excellent service comes as standard. Tips are neither expected nor required
  • 2 excursions on all 3, 4 & 7-night sailings

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