Celestyal Cruises Announces Extended 2019 and New 2020 Itineraries

New Itineraries Include 7 New Ports of Call.

New 7-day Eclectic Cruises Call at Isanbul, Canakkale & Volos

New 7-day 3 Continents Cruise Sails to Egypt, Israel & Turkey

Celestyal Cruises’ ship the Celestyal Olympia

February 28, 2018 — Piraeus, Greece: Celestyal Cruises today announced its extended 2019 and new 2020 itineraries. In 2019 Celestyal Cruises will extend its season into December and return to Istanbul for the first time since 2016 with its new 7-Day Eclectic Aegean itinerary, which sails 6 departures from October 21st 2019 through November 25th 2019. This “eclectic’ cruise includes an overnight stay in Istanbuland calls at Volos, Greece, for excursions to the stunning mountains of Meteora, and to Canakkale, Turkey, for excursions to Troy and Gallipoli. The 7-Day Eclectic Aegean will also visit Heraklion and Santorini and, during its call at Mykonos, will depart at 2:00 a.m. so passengers can fully enjoy the nightlife of this cosmopolitan island.

Celestyal Cruises is also pleased to announce the launch of its 7-day “3 Continents” cruises in 2019, with 5 cruises in December 2019; the first departs from Piraeus on December 2nd, while the fifth and final cruise sails from Piraeus on December 30th. The 3 Continents cruise calls at Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt, at Ashdod, Israel, at Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey, at Limassol, Cyprus, and at Rhodes. Shore excursions at each of these ports will give passengers an authentic deep dive into the incredible history and culture of these storied destinations.

In 2020 Celestyal Cruises will continue its well-established 3- and 4-Day Iconic cruises and further strengthen its 7-day itineraries by offering a variety of choices to new and returning passengers. The 7-Day Eclectic Cruise will sail from April 6th 2020 until the 11th of May, with a second series of cruises beginning on September 7th and sailing through the end of October 2020. Celestyal Cruises’ 7-Day Idyllic Aegean cruises will sail from May 18th through August 31st, while the 3 Continents cruise will sail from March 2nd through March 30th and Nov 2ndthrough December 28th.

Celestyal Cruises’ extended 2019 and 2020 seasons are a first step toward its goal of sailing year-round Aegean cruises. All 2019 and 2020 cruises feature the award winning Celestyal Inclusive experience with all-inclusive drink packages, all meals on-board, entertainment, selected shore excursions, port and service charges and gratuities included in the fare.

“Our 2019 and 2020 itineraries add 7 new ports of call to our Eastern Mediterranean product and bring us closer to our objective of sailing year-round in our home waters,” said Celestyal Cruises CEO Kerry Anastassiadis. “We are thrilled to be returning to Istanbul, and to give our passengers the opportunity to visit Ephesus, Troy and Gallipoli, as well as Volos, Greece, the gateway to the fabled mountain landscapes of Meteora, and with our new 3 Continents cruise, our passengers can now visit the Holy Land and the Pyramids, in addition to calling at our spectacular Aegean destinations. Given our recent Cruise Critic awards for value, Shorex and service and the addition of these incredible ports of call to our itineraries, we continue to give new and returning passengers more reasons to sail with us.”

Liam Cusack

Liam P. Cusack is the Managing Editor of Cruise & Travel Report (www.cruiseandtravelreport.com), a publication dedicated to providing travelers the same news that industry insiders receive. A self-described “travel nerd”, Liam is an Ocean Liner and Cruise Industry historian who has traveled to more than 60 countries, every US state and sailed on more than 60 cruises. After nearly two decades as an award-winning political journalist and investigative reporter at a major NYC daily newspaper, he decided to dedicate his career to helping avid travelers, like himself, be more well-informed. With Cruise & Travel Report, Liam strives to provide news and tips to make every vacation a dream vacation.