Celestyal has unveiled the long-awaited details of its new ship, Celestyal Journey, following its extensive multimillion refurbishment and technical overhaul.
The ship’s name embodies the sense of wanderlust adventure and exploration of its customers, which the designers have mirrored throughout the onboard experience of the Celestyal Journey – with over 280% more balcony suites*, seven dining venues, eight bars and lounges, expansive sun decks, two pools and an entire deck dedicated to wellness.
The Celestyal Journey is elevating the cruise line’s Mediterranean-style rest and relaxation offering with The Sozo Experience, a deck inspired by the Greek custom of Sozo – an ancient Greek tradition of wellness of mind, body and spirit and a world of wellbeing – with panoramic ocean views. Work out in the ship’s fitness area with a wide range of equipment from cardio to weights and a dedicated fitness instructor or enjoy open-air exercise on the tennis and basketball courts and outdoor jogging track. Unwind in the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, and chill out in the Dream Den relaxation area.
Celestyal Journey’s 630 Dream Suites and Cosmos Cabins offer far more than just a place to sleep; they are designed as a sanctuary to unwind and relax. The new ship sees the cruise line debut its first-ever penthouse with private terrace, the Stargazer Suite, offering a premium luxury cruise experience.
There are 120 Junior Dream Suites and 28 Grand Dream Suites, all with balconies, playing their part in the ship’s ethos to get closer to the destinations she visits, enabling her guests to enjoy these from both land and sea. In addition, the vessel boasts 80% outside cabins, with 55% exterior Cosmos Cabins, bringing the islands and vistas streaming into the larger staterooms.
All Dream Suite guests also have access to The Beach Club, a secluded space, with ice cream stations and juice corners. Guests booked in Grand Dream Suites also have access to Celestyal’s Concierge Service which features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking.
A dedicated Celestyal Concierge will be available in the exclusive-use Compass Lounge to assist Grand Suite guests with tailored service requests.
Celestyal’s CEO, Chris Theophilides comments: “We are very excited to be able to share more details about our new enhanced sailing experience onboard the Celestyal Journey. We have used invaluable feedback from our guests as well as industry research to elevate our existing quality product and deliver a new premium stay-in-style experience for guests of our new ship. By introducing specially curated elements such as our penthouse, a mouthwatering range of Mediterranean cuisine offerings, Chef’s Table, wellness deck and expanded cultural adventures, we are hoping to meet our guests’ desire for a sense of adventure, providing them with authentic memorable moments that fulfil their search for personal growth and improved quality of life.”
Celestyal’s newest ship will set sail on 2 September 2, 2023, taking over the Celestyal Crystal’s program, initially on its popular seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini. Mykonos and Milos.
Following the inaugural Idyllic Aegean sailings commencing 2 September, the Celestyal Journey will continue in October with the unique “Steps of Paul” itinerary calling on Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul, Dikili, Kusadasi and Patmos followed by the award-winning seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary, visiting Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey. There will also be two exclusive holiday sailings. The 11-night, special Christmas voyage calling on Thessaloniki, Izmir, Crete, Antalya, Limassol, with two days in Alexandria and an overnight visit in Haifa (Israel) to spend both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Holy Land. This can be combined with the New Year’s eight-night departure visiting Heraklion, Rhodes, Kusadasi, overnighting in Istanbul before calling Volos.
Key Celestyal Journey details at a glance
An exclusive Stargazer Suite – the first Celestyal penthouse suite offering a luxury cruising experience
148 balcony suites – more Dream Suites than ever before
Seven speciality dining experiences, including the private chef’s table, live cooking demonstrations, Asian cuisine at Pink Moon, Greek grazing at Fig and Honey, and fresh Mediterranean bites from Smoked Olive
Eight bars and lounges including a decadent champagne bar and indulgent wine cellars
Two pools, an entire deck dedicated to wellness and the immersive Sozo Spa
A curated and immersive range of experiences highlighting local influence, both onboard and onshore
Two fully equipped conference spaces and multi-purpose Amphitheatre
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