This summer, any local or foreign visitor exploring the splendours of the island and the Limassol district, will have the chance to broaden their horizons and hop on a cruise ship to enjoy a new journey of discovery as Celestyal Cruises announce the start of a seven-night itinerary with Celestyal Olympia.
The cruise ship will begin weekly departures from Saturday 3 July until the 21 August from Limassol port, and will call in Ayios Nikolaos (Crete), Lavrio (Athens), Thessaloniki, and then Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. The new itinerary named «Legendary Archipelago» begins from 699€ per person, and includes the unlimited consumption of classic drinks, all meals onboard, a full and specially designed entertainment programme, two excursions, port charges, service fees and tips. Children up to the age of 12 will only be charged port charges and taxes. All departures will be open for booking from Friday 9 April. It is noted that everyone in possession of a negative PCR test up to 48 hours prior to departure will be permitted onboard, while guidance from local authorities is expected regarding an exemption from the negative PCR test for all those in possession of a vaccination certificate.
Celestyal Olympia, set to welcome Cypriot travellers for the first time from Limassol port, features 12 decks, can accommodate 1,664 passengers in 724 comfortable and welcoming cabins, 418 of which are external, while 21 suites are also available. Passengers will have the chance to enjoy rich Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at three restaurants, while varied onboard entertainment options are available in the ship’s many lounges, spacious decks with two large pools, and the seven bars. The fully equipped gym, as well as the health and beauty centre, the duty-free shops and the playground, enhance the exceptional experience and services available on the cruise ship. It should be noted that this year, the number of passengers on board will be reduced due to strict protocols.
Celestyal Cruises is the only company that will visit Thessaloniki on a weekly basis. Passengers on this unique cruise will have the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage sites of Thessaloniki and indulge in the traditional tastes of this enchanting city known as a ‘gastronomic paradise’. Furthermore, during a long stop in Mykonos, (from 10am – 02.00am the next day), passengers can enjoy other nearby islands, including Tinos and Delos. The history of Tinos is intertwined with religious tourism, well known for its picturesque villages. In this light, Celestyal Cruises has organized an optional pilgrimage from Mykonos to the Panagia of Tinos. Last but not least, Delos is renowned as the mythological birthplace of Apollo, home to one of the most impressive archaeological sites.
The phased-in resumption of the Celestyal Cruises itineraries is based on adherence to all established protocols. As a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Celestyal Cruises is committed to the adoption of mandatory core elements of enhanced health protocols. These protocols, which apply to the entire cruise experience, have been informed by leading scientists, medical experts and the relevant European and Hellenic health authorities. To ensure that all passengers remain updated, all health protocols have been published on the official website of Celestyal Cruises, which includes, among others, boosting specialized medical personnel and ship equipment, including intensive care units, respirators and PCR test equipment.
For more information and bookings, visit: celestyal.com/el/