Riviera Travel partners with Celestyal to offer Greek islands sailing

Riviera Travel and Celestyal Cruises have partnered for the first time to offer a 10-night Greek islands cruise and stay itinerary.

The package comprises a seven-night sailing, coupled with hotel stays in Athens for one night pre-cruise and two nights post-cruise.

The cruise is on the newly refurbished 1,260-passenger Celestyal Journey, which launches in September, and will feature guided tours of Kusadasi, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, and visits to Thessaloniki and Milos.

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Available to book from August 23, there are five departures available between April and September 2024.

Customers who book by August 25 will receive a free premium drinks package, seven hours free Wi-Fi and €150 on board spending money per cabin.

Prices start at £2,199 including flights, accommodation, transfers, full board on the cruise, breakfast at the hotels and all tours and visits.

Katja Hildebrandt, head of product river & ocean cruise for Riviera Travel, said: “This new itinerary offers the ideal combination of culture, excursions, independent visits and relaxation.

“Guests can enjoy a host of eye-catching attractions from the remarkable history of the Acropolis to the striking amphitheatre of the Library of Celsus to the birthplace of civilisation at the Minoan Palace of Knossos.

“And all this while taking in the local coastline via the magnificent Celestyal Journey.”

Janet Parton, vice-president of sales UK, Europe & Australia for Celestyal, said: “We are delighted to be working with Riviera Travel in the UK.

“We are committed to opening up our distribution channels to include key travel partners such as Riviera, allowing them to design packages that address the needs of every travel group.”

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