Due to continued international travel restrictions and port closures arising from the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Celestyal Cruises has announced that the 2021 season will commence on 24 April with its seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary.
The company had initially planned to start the season in early March.
Guests currently booked on the cancelled March and earlier April voyages will have the option to receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100 percent of the amount paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 20 percent of the actual cruise fare paid.
As an added element of flexibility and recognising the prolonged effects of the pandemic, Celestyal has announced that it will allow guests currently holding FCCs as well as guests about to receive FCCs as a result of the new recommencement date, the opportunity to apply the FCC towards Celestyal’s soon-to-be-announced 2023 itineraries in addition to 2021 and 2022 itineraries.
New terminal at Lavrion Port
Celestyal also announced that it will move its operations for the three- and four-night Iconic Aegean cruises from the Piraeus Port to the Lavrion Port and Marina, located 16 miles from Athens Airport and the capital’s centre.
The first four-night Iconic Aegean cruise will sail on April 26 while the three-night Iconic Aegean sailings will commence on April 30.
Celestyal will operate from a new, dedicated terminal facility at Lavrion, which is expected to provide an enhanced and expedited embarkation and disembarkation experience.
According to the cruise company, it will also allow for the thorough implementation of the comprehensive and enhanced health protocols while ensuring that its intensive three-and-four night itineraries operate flawlessly within their time-sensitive schedule.