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Looking for a Cruise this Fall? Just Sail with the ‘Eclectic Aegean’ and Celestyal!

Celestyal Cruises returns with the 7-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary from October 22 until November 12, calling at Istanbul, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Volos, Santorini and Athens.

Celestyal Removes Covid-19 Vaccination, Recovery Certificate Rule for Cruises

Celestyal has announced the immediate removal of requirements for proof of valid Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificates for cruise passengers.

Celestyal Cruises Removes Covid-19 Protocols for 2023 Season

Celestyal Cruises will remove its Covid-19 vaccination, proof of Covid recovery and pre-departure testing requirements for all guests on sailings commencing on or after 2 March 2023.

Celestyal’s CEO Wins Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year Award

Chris Theophilides, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, was honored with the accolade of Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year at the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Awards, the premier awards programme for the cruise industry.

Celestyal Appoints Inter-Connect as GSA in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Celestyal Cruises has appointed Inter-Connect as its official General Sales Agent (GSA) in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Celestyal Cruises Eases Covid-19 Testing Rules, Drops Mask Mandate

Celestyal Cruises has announced the further relaxation of its Covid-19 health protocols for all its sailings.

Celestyal Cruises Supports Refugees of Ukraine War

Celestyal Cruises has expanded its partnership with the “Ark of the World” to support mothers and children that have fled the war in Ukraine.

Celestyal Boosts Thessaloniki’s Reputation as a Cruise Destination

Journalists from Serbia, Romania and Poland had the chance to experience Thessaloniki as a homeport destination during a fam trip held by Celestyal Cruises.

Celestyal Cruises Launches New ‘Shore Experiences’ Program for its Guests

Celestyal Cruises is introducing its guests to a new program of shore excursions offering them the opportunity to explore destinations further and persue personal passions such as gastronomy, art and adventure.

Celestyal Puts Thessaloniki on the Cruise Destination Map

Celestyal Cruises has officially launched its 7-day voyages out of Thessaloniki for the 2022 season, recognizing the incredible potential of the Greek Northern city as a homeport.

Celestyal Launches 1st Cruise Out of Lavrio Homeport for 2022

Celestyal Cruises recently launched its first departure from the port of Lavrio - the third of its homeports - during a special event on board the "Celestyal Olympia".

Celestyal Cruises Ready to Kick Off 2022 Season

Celestyal Cruises is officially opening its 2022 cruise season on April 18 with the Celestyal Crystal embarking on three- and four-night itineraries.

Celestyal Cruises Appoints David Noyes as Non-Executive Chairman

Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of David Noyes as Non-Executive Chairman. 

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Welcomes City’s First Cruise Ship for 2022

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO) recently welcomed the Viking Sky, the first cruise ship to arrive at the city’s port, for 2022.

Celestyal Cruises to Boost its Brand Globally Through New Holding Company

Celestyal Cruises and its parent company, Louis plc, have announced a strategic investment agreement with funds managed by Searchlight Capital.

Celestyal Announces Return to Year-round Cruising

Celestyal Cruises will return to year-round cruising to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean as of March 14, 2022.

Celestyal Sells its ‘Experience’ Cruise Ship

Celestyal Cruises has sold its “Experience” cruise ship due to the market conditions resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Celestyal will Complete Summer Cruises as Planned, Resume Operation in March 2022

Celestyal Cruises is on track to successfully complete its summer itineraries but will postpone its fall and winter sailings and resume operation in March 2022.

Celestyal Cruises Further Upgrades Ventilation System of its Fleet

Celestyal Cruises has partnered with AtmosAir Solutions with the aim to further upgrade its ventilation system across its fleet.

Infrastructure, Connectivity Key to Keeping Cruise Companies in Greece

Greece is taking steps to accelerate port infrastructure upgrades and ensure stronger air connectivity in order to handle more cruise ships and passengers in the future, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.