To provide guests with additional peace of mind as they look towards to returning to cruising, Celestyal Cruises will provide complimentary travel insurance for new, individual bookings made through to November 30.
The travel insurance will be valid for sailings during March-June 2021.
The included policy is provided by Allianz Global Assistance and offers coverage of medical/hospitalization expenses, including those associated with Covid-19, transportation costs to the nearest hospital and travel costs to the next port of call, if required, as well as travel expenses to return home due to illness, if required, and reimbursement for any unused portion of a cruise.
“We’re proud to be one of the first in cruising to offer complimentary COVID cover travel insurance along with very attractive all-inclusive introductory pricing to help restore travelers’ confidence in booking their dream vacation,” said Leslie Peden, chief commercial officer of Celestyal Cruises.
For an additional fee, guests can opt to upgrade their policy to also include trip cancellation coverage.
Celestyal’s first sailing of the 2021 season will be on March 6, on board its new flagship, the Celestyal Experience, with the seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary calling on Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Egypt (Port Said) and Cyprus (Limassol).
Beginning on April 3, 2021, the Celestyal Experience will set sail on the seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi (Ephesus).
Celestyal Cruises has also added extra departures to the special seven-night “Steps of Paul” itinerary due to popular demand, which traces the footsteps of St. Paul, the Apostle, across the Mediterranean with departures on October 16 and November 13, 2021.
Additionally it has introduced an amended seven-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary to maximize time ashore and to offer Thessaloniki as a new embarkation/disembarkation port, with departures between October 23 and November 6, 2021.
The Celestyal Experience has a capacity of up to 1,800-guests in 789 staterooms, 166 of which feature balconies, sea terraces and bridge-view verandas.