Published on : Monday, March 15, 2021
Celestyal Cruises has recently confirmed that it will seek to resume operations on May 29 from Piraeus, Athens ahead of the summer travel season. The cruise line will offer a seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary. The start of the season was earlier planned for the end of April.
The new resumption date is in line with the recently announced Greek ministry of tourism roadmap to opening Greece to tourism and cruising for the 2021 season. The company will resume operations with the Celestyal Crystal so as to utilise her ideal size. As more countries reopen with increasing demand, the company will announce the 2021 deployment of the remaining fleet in due course.
Until such time, the Celestyal Crystal will utilise two embarkation ports, Piraeus and Lavrion in Athens, providing the ability to offer shorter three and four-night Idyllic itineraries in addition to the seven-night sailing. The shorter three and four-night sailings will operate on a Wednesday from Lavrion and Saturday from Piraeus, respectively.
Chris Theophilides, Chief Executive, Celestyal Cruises said in a statement that the cruise line is extremely encouraged by the increased global distribution and effectiveness of the vaccine and by the positive response they have received from partners and guests around the world. He shared that the cruise line will continue to monitor the positive progress of the healthy reopening of both Greece and cruising.
He mentioned that the company will also continue to liaise with the European and Greek health authorities to ensure that the cruise line continues to provide a safe and responsible operation for guests, crew and the communities it serves. He shared that everyone at Celestyal is extremely excited to return to sailing very soon and to extend the award-winning, warm and welcoming Greek hospitality.