Celestyal Cruises, a specialist in voyages to the Greek Islands and japanese Mediterranean, introduced that its new flagship, Celestyal Expertise, will set sail on March 5, 2022.
For that first voyage, Celestyal Expertise will function the road’s fashionable seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary, which calls at Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Egypt (Port Mentioned) and Cyprus (Limassol). Fares start at $1,019 per particular person, double occupancy.
Beginning on April 9, 2022, Celestyal Expertise additionally will set sail on the road’s “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary, a seven-night voyage that visits the historic metropolis of Thessaloniki, consists of an in a single day in Istanbul, Turkey, and has a maiden name at Kavala. Nestled in northern Greece, Kavala is 9 miles from historical Philippi.
Amongst different choices, on April 30, 2022 the ship additionally will sail an “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary beginning in Athens and visiting Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos and Mykonos, Greece and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey, with pricing beginning at $1,019, per particular person, double occupancy.
What’s particular for 2022? On October 15, 2022, Celestyal Expertise will set sail on a one-time “Steps of Paul” itinerary tracing the footsteps of St. Paul, the Apostle, throughout the Mediterranean.
Extensively refurbished, the brand new flagship additionally will finish the 12 months in 2022 with two, unique vacation sailings.
Celestyal Expertise has 789 staterooms, 166 of these with balconies, sea terraces or bridge-view verandas. The ship joined Celestyal’s fleet in 2020 and was scheduled to be launched this 12 months, however that was postponed as a result of pandemic.
New Embarkation Choice
Celestyal additionally introduced that Thessaloniki, an vital commerce crossroads over the centuries, will turn into an extra embarkation port for the road. Town is well accessible for Balkan and northern Greece drive markets and has good air carry from northern and western Europe.
Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest metropolis, is beloved by foodies for its mixture of Mediterranean and Asian delicacies. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Website that is dwelling to many Paleo Christian and Byzantine monuments, in addition to monuments to Alexander the Nice.
In 2023, as a result of elevated demand, the “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary will probably be provided on Celestyal Expertise, beginning on March 4, 2023 for six sailings. Celestyal Olympia may also function 10 extra of these sailings, beginning October 28, 2023, and together with Christmas and New 12 months’s departures for the primary time.
Visitors will be a part of skilled guides on a non secular and historic journey with visits to St. Paul’s birthplace in what was as soon as the Roman Metropolis of Tarsus. Visitors may also go to St. Paul’s Tribune on the Vlatadon Monastery in Philippi, Greece; that is the jail the place St. Paul and St. Sylas had been held captive. In Turkey, cruisers can experience a cable automobile to the Acropolis in Pergamon and go to historical Ephesus.
Celestyal Olympia may also provide an prolonged program of three- and four-night cruises in 2022 and 2023. Among the many line’s fare inclusions are limitless basic drinks, two shore excursions, gratuities and port and repair fees, plus different perks.
For extra info, go to https://celestyal.com.