Travel Restrictions Keep Celestyal from Cruising Until July 30
Celestyal Cruises, which sails to the Greek islands and the Mediterranean, recently announced that it is further extending the suspension of its operations until July 30.
The cruise line said it took the decision due to the ongoing travel restrictions and temporary port closures, taken due to the coronavirus pandemic, within the region in which it operates.
“We apologise to our valued guests for the inconvenience this further temporary suspension will cause. I’m confident they understand that we take into consideration all aspects that will ensure the well-being of our guests and crew,” Leslie Peden, Chief Commercial Officer for Celestyal Cruises, said.
The Greek government has announced that the country’s tourism season will gradually recommence in the next few weeks with international flights from select countries resuming in July.
The company will continue to monitor the phased opening of Greece to international tourists while working closely with the country’s authorities on the development of enhanced health and safety protocols.
“It’s encouraging to see that Greece is prudently commencing it’s reopening for international tourism in a phased manner following the country’s globally acclaimed best-practice handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. When the time is right, we look forward to recommencing our operations and welcoming guests back onboard,” Peden added.
For all named and paid individual guests impacted by this temporary suspension, Celestyal Cruises said it is offering a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 120 percent of original booking value.
Is this the true reality? When will owners of private yachts actually be allowed into Greece to start their season’s cruising?