Celestyal Journey departs on maiden voyage

Celestyal Journey has departed on its maiden voyage following a €20 million refurbishment and technical maintenance overhaul.

The 1,260-passenger ship set sail on September 2 and is completing a seven-night Idyllic Aygean itinerary calling at Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos, and Milos.

Celestyal Journey will then complete the Steps of Paul itinerary followed by the Three Continents itinerary, visiting Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus and. Turkey, followed by two holiday sailings.

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To celebrate the inaugural sailing, Celestyal is extending its promotion offering a complimentary suite upgrade for all bookings made until October 31, as well as providing €100 onboard spend on all Celestyal Journey bookings made in September for travel in the rest of the year.

Chief commercial officer Lee Haslett said: “On September 2, I was delighted to join our crew and customers onboard the inaugural sailing of our newest ship, Celestyal Journey.

“She signals a new and exciting chapter in our offering as we continue to invest into our fleet, aligning the company’s vision to offer a new premium stay-in-style and experience-rich cruise offering to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean.”

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