Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced its “Escape Back to the Blue” Wave season campaign with savings up to 50 percent off on selected 2022 sailings booked from now through March 31, 2022.
Prices start as low as €259* on the three-night “Iconic Aegean” itinerary, which is normally priced at €530, reflecting a savings of more than 50%. The popular seven-night, “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary, which is normally priced at €1,300 has been reduced by more than 45% to just €699*. The three-night “Iconic Aegean” sets sail from Athens and calls upon Mykonos, Ancient Ephesus, Patmos, Heraklion and Santorini.
The seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” begins in Piraeus and visits Thessaloniki, Ancient Ephesus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos and Milos. All cruises include the Celestyal All-Inclusive Experience with unlimited classic drinks, locally-inspired cuisine on-board, entertainment, select shore excursions, port, service charges and gratuities. During the “Escape Back to the Blue” campaign, children 12 years and younger sharing the same stateroom with their parents sail for free* on selected sailings. A reduced supplement for single-bed staterooms also applies on selected sailings.
This year, Celestyal Cruises adds the beautiful and vivid city of Thessaloniki to the “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary and is the only cruise line which will be calling to the city on a regular basis. Guests have the option to join their Celestyal cruise for the first time embarking on a Sunday, benefiting from the recently announced increased airlift between key European cities and Thessaloniki.
Offers are also available on the four-night “Iconic Aegean” sailing from Athens to Mykonos, Ancient Ephesus, Patmos, Heraklion, Rhodes and Santorini, with prices starting at €329* compared with the regular price of €670. The seven-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary is also featured in the campaign, starting at €599* compared with the regular price of €1,080. This itinerary departs Athens and calls upon Istanbul, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Volos and Santorini. Kavala is also a new stop for Celestyal and is often referred to as the “blue city” due to its crystal-clear coastal waters and legendary scenic sea views, which offers to its visitors.
Limited time, “Escape Back to the Blue” offers are also featured on Celestyal’s seven-night “Three Continents” cruise, which visits Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Ancient Ephesus and Greece, starting at just €699* compared with €1,080. The October 15th, one-time, themed “Steps of Paul” sailing, which departs Athens visits Thessaloniki, Kavala, Patmos, Istanbul, Dikili and Ancient Ephesus is priced starting at €849* compared with €1,300 outside of the promotional period.
For those looking to celebrate the holidays at sea, Celestyal is offering outstanding savings on its special ten-night, December 17th Christmas sailing. This unique itinerary departs Athens and visits Thessaloniki, Rhodes along with Izmir, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus. This special cruise gives guests a once in a lifetime experience of spending Christmas in the “Holy Land” and is priced at €969* compared with €1,360. Those wishing to ring in the New Year at sea can also save on Celestyal’s special eight-night, December 27th New Years’ cruise. This sailing departs Athens and visits Heraklion, Santorini and Volos in Greece along with Ancient Ephesus and Istanbul– just in time for Istanbul’s famous New Year’s Eve celebrations. This cruise is reduced from €1,300 to €849*. For those looking for a longer cruise experience, Celestyal is also including the combined 18-night special Christmas and New Years’ itinerary. The cruise begins in Athens and visits Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini, Volos, Izmir, Ancient Ephesus and Istanbul along with Egypt, Israel and Cyprus. This sailing is normally priced at €2,360 but starts as low as €1,669* during “Wave Season.”
Celestyal Cruises has one of the lowest solo traveler supplements in the industry and having won multiple Solo Traveler Awards, during the “Escape Back to the Blue” campaign, supplements will be further reduced to just 15 percent on select sailings.
*All prices quoted are per person, based on a double occupancy of the stateroom and are quoted in euros. The offer is valid for new, individual bookings made between now and March 31, 2022. Children only pay for port and additional expenses along with cruise ship services.
About Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises has fast built an award-winning reputation and earned recognition as the number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates two vessels, each one intimate enough to provide guests with a genuine and highly personalized experience. 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.
Health & Safety
At Celestyal Cruises, our main priorities are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit. As a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), we have pledged our commitment to adopt mandatory core elements of enhanced health protocols as part of a phased-in resumption of cruise operations.
Informed by leading scientists, medical experts, European and Hellenic health authorities, these protocols apply to the entire cruise experience. Our health and safety measures will be continuously evaluated and adjusted based on the current evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe as well as the availability of new prevention, therapeutics, and mitigation measures.
Between 2014 and 2021 Celestyal Cruises has received top honors in the Tourism Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious awards within the Greek tourism industry. These include one Platinum, 14 Gold, nine Silver and five Bronze awards covering Guest Experience Excellence, Solo Travel, CSR Initiatives and Contribution to the National Economy. In December 2018 and 2019 Celestyal Cruises received the Cruise Critic U.K. Editors’ Picks Award for Best Service. In February 2018 Celestyal Cruises 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. In 2019 and 2020, Celestyal Cruises was recognized for its overall contribution and commitment to the development of the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean region at the MedCruise Awards.
Celestyal Cruises is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practices. The company actively supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Additionally, Celestyal Cruises supports cultural NGOs to promote youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.
The entire spectrum of Celestyal Cruises’ ship management, including technical, hotel and crew management, and offices, are certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. The certifying authority is DNV, which is by widely recognized as the biggest and most respected rating agency in the marine industry.