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Celestyal Cruises to Debut in Adriatic in 2020

Celestyal Cruises ship

Photo Source: @Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises will set sail in the Adriatic for the first time next year, with the new seven-night “Romantic Adriatic” itinerary, which is part of the company’s 2020-2021 schedule.

Celestyal’s schedule includes new and extended itineraries as the once seasonal-only operator looks towards sailing year round.

“We are very pleased that this year, we were able to implement our strategic goal, and offer year-round cruises, also reaffirming our commitment to contribute to the growth of the cruise market in Greece and the greater Mediterranean region,” Chris Theofilidis, Chief Executive Officer of Celestyal Cruises, said in an announcement.

The seven-night “Romantic Adriatic” itinerary sails four departures in December 2020, with visits to Venice, Corfu, Patra, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split at a time when the destinations are less crowded compared to the summer months.

Corfu

Aerial view of Corfu island, Greece. Photo Source: Celestyal Cruises

Also new for 2020/2021 are one-time cruises including a three-night, short-break cruise from Cyprus to Athens (Jan. 03, Apr. 01 and Dec. 3, 2020) with a stop in Turkey; a five-night itinerary from Athens to Venice (Nov. 30, 2020) with stops in Montenegro and Croatia and a seven-night cruise that takes guests from Venice to Athens (Jan. 02, 2021) with two overnight stays in Venice and Athens.

Meanwhile, in 2021 Celestyal will introduce a special, seven-night “Steps of Paul” itinerary, which traces the footsteps of St. Paul, the Apostle, across the Mediterranean on October 16.

Celestyal Cruises ship

In 2020 and 2021, Celestyal will also introduce 14-night truly immersive sailings (Mar. 28, 2020 and Mar. 06 2021) visiting Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and Turkey, including six excursions.

Due to its continued popularity, Celestyal will also expand its “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary season through to October.

Furthermore, a new feature on its “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary will allow guests to embark from Heraklion, Crete, in addition to Piraeus/Athens and Istanbul.

In 2020-2021, Celestyal Cruises will continue its well-established three- and four-night “Iconic Aegean” cruises and further strengthen its seven-night itineraries. The seven-night “Three Continents” cruise will also continue.

All 2020 and 2021 cruises feature the award-winning Celestyal all-inclusive experience with an unlimited drinks package, all meals on-board, entertainment, selected shore excursions, with port, service charges and gratuities included in the fare.

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