Celestyal Announces Acquisition of New Cruise Ship
Celestyal, an award-winning cruise company with itineraries to the Greek islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, on Thursday confirmed the acquisition of a new vessel.
Originally built as the Ryndam for Holland America Line and more recently operating for P&O Australia, the 1,260-guest Celestyal Journey will undergo an extensive, 20-million-euro refurbishment and technical maintenance overhaul before entering service.
“While the global events of the past few years have placed our growth plans on pause, the positive industry outlook along with strong bookings for the coming season, provides Celestyal with the opportunity to recommence the process of renewing our fleet with new vessels,” said Celestyal Cruises CEO Chris Theophilides.
According to the company’s CEO, in addition to the ship’s expansive open decks, numerous bar and dining options as well as spacious public areas and staterooms, the Celestyal Journey will provide guests with a significant increase in premium and balcony staterooms, which continue to be in high demand on all of Celestyal’s voyages.
“We look forward to welcoming her to the Celestyal fleet,” Theophilides said.
The Celestyal Journey will undergo its capital expenditure program in the wider Piraeus ship repair zone area. Details regarding the onboard experience and itineraries will be forthcoming.
Really great news, fabulous cruise company, sailing with them again April 2023,will look forward to sailing again. There is a demand for smaller, personal ships like Celestyal!