After evaluating more than 85,000 valid questionnaires, Celestyal Cruises found its passengers considered Samos in the northeastern Aegean, as one of the top destinations on the company’s itineraries.
Starting from March 2017, Celestyal Cruises will give passengers the opportunity to choose to visit either Samos or Kusadasi, whilst being on the same cruise. The 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean itineraries include also destinations including Piraeus, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini.
“We continue to bring unique products to the cruise industry”, said Celestyal Cruises CEO Kyriakos Anastassiadis. “The addition of Samos to our Iconic Aegean itineraries is part of the new Celestyal Cruises vision, which is to expand to new horizons and to provide our cruisers with authentic, ‘lifetime’ experiences.”
Samos, the birthplace of Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, offers many delights, including a stroll through the lovely main square of Vathi. The island is also home to a wonderful wine museum where visitors are introduced to artistry and tradition of local wine production. Celestyal Cruises will also offer passengers the chance to tour the picturesque seaside village of Kokkari, a small, homey port and home to some of the Aegean’s most envied beaches.
Celestyal Cruises is the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line serving Greek destinations and the island of Cuba.
In 2016, the company won the prestigious Editor’s Pick award from Cruise Critic UK, the world’s largest online cruise community, in the “Best Value for Money (Ocean)” category.