Posts Tagged ‘Celestyal Cruises’

Celestyal Cruises’ Majesty Will Sail Iconic Aegean Cruises During March and April 2018

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises announced the Majesty will conclude its successful charter with Thomson and will contribute to the extension of the 2018 Celestyal Cruises season: the Majesty will sail approximately one month of 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean cruises, from 30 March 2018 until 27 April 2018, when she embarks on her final Iconic Aegean cruise of the season. (more…)

Celestyal Cruises Extends its 2018 Cruise Season. Revised Schedule Includes More 3-Day and 4-Day Iconic Aegean Cruises

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises announced it will extend its 2018 cruise season with two extra 3-Day Iconic Aegean cruises, departing November 2nd and November 9th, and with two extra 4-Day Iconic Aegean cruises, departing October 29th and November 5th. (more…)

MedCruise Professional Development Course marked with success

Monday, October 30th, 2017

MedCruise members advanced their professional skills and knowledge during a most successful 2017 edition of the MedCruise Professional Development Course (PDC) that was held from 27 to 30 October 2017. (more…)

Celestyal Cruises to Extend 2018 Season with New Ports of Call, Adding Overnights

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Greek cruise line Celestyal Cruises plans to extend its season to 10 months next year and add overnights in Mykonos and Santorini — a first for the line — following passenger demand. The line aims to start cruising in the Aegean as early as February and cruise through to November, possibly adding winter-sun destinations such as Cyprus and Israel. (

Celestyal Cruises is returning to Cuba on October 20th, 2017, for 5th year of winter deployment

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is returning to Cuba on October 20th, 2017, for its 5th year of winter deployment; its unmatched, all-inclusive, seven-day circumnavigation of one of the world’s most beautiful island nations will continue to operate with the Celestyal Crystal. (more…)

MedCruise members to meet on board for the 5th edition of the PDC

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)The 5th edition of MedCruise Professional Development Course (PDC) will be held 27-30 October 2017, on board Celestyal Olympia in a thee days cruise from Piraeus to Mykonos-Kusadasi-Patmos-Heraklion-Santorini.

Celestyal Cruises launches its new website

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises, announces the launch of its new website. Created to provide the best-possible user experience, the redesigned site, now compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises, services and unique selling points. (more…)

Four Europe-Based Cruise Lines Targeting U.S. Travelers

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Global cruise lines not based in the U.S. are increasingly promoting to Americans. Here’s a look at four of these cruise products — offering either ultra-luxury pampering, destination immersion, a yacht-style experience or in-depth enrichment. (

The Ocean Liner Society 2017 Annual Cruise On Celestyal Nefeli, 7 Nights From Athens (Lavrion) on September 29

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The Celestyal Nefeli (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)The 2017 Ocean Liner Society cruise is planned for the 19,093-ton Celestyal Nefeli, the former Gemini, operated by Celestyal Cruises of Piraeus. This 7-night cruise will depart Athens (Lavrion) on September 29, making calls at Santorini, Izmir, Nafplion, Crete, Rhodes, Cesme and Mykonos.

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 Iconic Aegean itineraries

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The Celestyal Nefeli (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises announced the addition of Samos to its 3 and 4 day Iconic Aegean itineraries. After evaluating more than 85,000 valid questionnaires, Celestyal Cruises found its passengers considered Samos, a lush beauty in the northeastern Aegean, as one of the top destinations on the company’s itineraries. (more…)

Celestyal Expands Sales Team, Taps Tom Cogan

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Celestyal Cruise has announced the appointment of industry veteran Tom Cogan to the role of vice president of sales and marketing for key U.S. markets, according to a prepared statement. (

Celestyal Cruises to operate fourth season of Cuba cruises

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

After three successful seasons, the company now sails to Cuba year-round, providing thrilled passengers from across the globe the opportunity to experience Cuba authentically. (

CLIA Europe elects Celestyal’s Anastassidis as chairman

Monday, October 24th, 2016

General Assembly of CLIA Europe, the industry’s ceiling organisation in the region, says it has voted to appoint Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, as the next CLIA Europe Chairman. (

Celestyal Cruises Adding New-Builds, Expanding to Gulf and Adding a Second Ship to Cuba

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises could see two new builds join its fleet by 2021, according to CEO Kyriakos Anastassiadis. Speaking to Cruise Critic, Mr Anastassiadis said the “ultimate objective” was new builds, and the line is currently working with a ship designer to achieve that aim. (

Celestyal Cruises Will Sail To Cuba’s Punta Frances Throughout 2016 – 2017 Season

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce its newest port of call Punta Frances for the upcoming 2016-2017 Caribbean season. (more…)

Celestyal Cruises Confirms it Will Base Ship in Cuba Year-Round

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises has confirmed it will sail year-round in Cuba beginning on November 21. Celestyal Cruises has been operating under the Cuba Cruise name and has based its ship Celestyal Crystal in Havana from December to March, repositioning to Greece during the summer. (

Celestyal Cruises to Join iTravel Cruise Reservation Platform

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

At the 2016 Seatrade Cruise Global Convention, IBS Software and Celestyal Cruises signed a contract for delivery of IBS’ next-generation iTravel Cruise Reservation System. (

Anastassiadis: “Celestyal Will Definitely Get Newbuilds”

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, told Cruise Industry News that the company will order new ships during an interview in Ft. Lauderdale.

Celestyal Cruises Takes US Travelers to Cuba

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)As domestic cruise lines still await final Cuban governmental approval to sail there, Cyprus-based Celestyal Cruises returns to Cuba for its third year, now carrying U.S. travelers on its new People-to-People Cruise & Land itinerary. (

Celestyal Cruises Looking at Newbuilds

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is considering building two new 1,800-passenger vessels, according to CEO Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

Louis Group and banks to work out restructuring plan

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Louis Group plc, the Cypriot hotel and cruise ship company, said it has entered in talks with its lenders to restructure the borrowings of the company. (

Celestyal Adds 43 New Balconies to the Crystal

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Celestyal Crystal (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises announced it has completed the installation of 43 new balconies on Celestyal Crystal; 26 new balconies were added to cabins on Deck 6 and 17 new balconies were added to cabins on Deck 7. (

Celestyal Cruises Adding New Ship to Fleet

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The Celestyal Nefeli (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)The excitement surrounding the Celestyal Cruises brand is climbing as the company announced it would be re-adding a completely refurbished and renamed ship to its fleet, dubbed the Celestyal Nefeli. (

Ship Shuffle for Celestyal Cruises as Odyssey is Out, Gemini In

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Celestyal Cruises will see some fleet changes as the Celestyal Odyssey will move out of the fleet at the end of October, to be replaced by the Gemini, which will be renamed Celestyal Nephele, according to reports. (

Celestyal Cruises Launches All-Inclusive 7-Day Cuba Cruise

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Louis Cristal  (now Celestyal Crystal) with Cuba Cruise's signature flowersCelestyal Cruises’ new brand, Cuba Cruises has announced the launch of an all-inclusive seven-day journey around the Caribbean island. (

Celestyal Shore-Ex: Technology and Immersion

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Headsets and tablets are among the technology trends for Celestyal Cruises on shore excursions. A pilot program with tablets is giving passengers virtual reality experiences at select monuments this summer. (

Celeystal Crystal Undergoing Repairs, Expected to Resume Service July 13

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Celestyal Crystal, which suffered damage to her bow following a collision with the STI Pimlico, a product tanker, off Gallipoli, Turkey, on June 27, is now in Perama, Greece, undergoing repairs. (

Celestyal Cruises Statement on Crystal Collision

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Celestyal Cruises has issued a statement following an incident that happened earlier today, as the Celestyal Crystal had a collision with the Marshall Islands flagged tanker STI PIMLICO. (

Celestyal Crystal Cruise Ship and Tanker Collide Near Turkey

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

According to the cruise line, the 852 passengers and 382 crewmembers sailing a Mediterranean cruise on Celestyal Crystal are safe, as are the crewmembers on the tanker. (

New Colors for Celestyal Cruises Odyssey

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Louis Group has started operations with the Celestyal Cruises’ Odyssey – formerly the Semester at Sea Explorer, now sporting a new color scheme. (

Celestyal Clarifies Cuba Cruise Position, Expansion into Canadian Source Market

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Celestyal Cruises (part of Louis Group) has clarified its position in Cuba Cruise after previous media reports had Celestyal buying out Cuba Cruise and becoming a significant shareholder. (

Celestyal Cruises Kicks-Off Mediterranean Cruise Season With Bonus Savings

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Celestyal Cruises is kicking-off the Mediterranean cruising season with valuable specials, featuring 20 percent bonus savings on new Adriatic Cruises – and extension of its early booking discount valid on Idyllic Cruise sailings in July and August. (