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Celestyal Discovery Completes Maiden Voyage

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Celestyal Discovery has completed her maiden voyage around the Aegean on March 22, 2024, from Lavrion, Athens on the ‘Iconic Aegean’ itinerary taking in Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos Island and Santorini.

The ship visited a total of five ports over the three-night sailing, while showcasing the cruise line’s new livery.

From March through to November, Celestyal Discovery will be rotating this three-night itinerary with a four-night ‘Iconic Aegean’ option, featuring an additional day in Rhodes.

After joining the fleet in November 2023, the 1266-guest Celestyal Discovery underwent a multi-million Euro refurbishment.

Celestyal said it “invested heavily in the onboard social spaces, along with a complete stateroom refresh.”

The ship now boasts the additions of a new coffee shop, Café Nation, serving illy coffee, the Pizza Oven eatery and the Discovery Lounge which will feature brand partnerships across the season.

The new livery consists of:

  • An updated Celestyal logo and wordmark with cleaner lines and symmetry.
  • A distinctive blue wave hull. The wave concept was borne by the operations team, demonstrating the collaboration across the business and the forward motion of the company.
  • The signature Celestyal stars.
  • A unique funnel design that complements each ship, showcasing the beautiful lines of each vessel.

Celestyal Journey will receive her livery update at the start of 2025 when undergoing scheduled maintenance works in the Arabian Gulf.

The ship will move to a year-round operation with a winter season homeporting from Doha, Qatar from November 2024 to March 2025.

Chris Theophilides, CEO at Celestyal, said: “We were delighted to welcome guests onboard our newest ship, Celestyal Discovery this weekend.

“We have successfully refreshed our fleet in under a year, staying true to our commitment to invest in our customer experience.

“Celestyal can now offer premium, destination immersive holidays, unmissable both at sea and ashore.

“It’s an extremely exciting time for us as we continue to expand as a global brand, and we look forward to more developments over the coming year”.

Lee Haslett, Chief Commercial Officer at Celestyal, said: “Having already announced 12 new destinations, a completely refreshed fleet and significantly upgraded customer experience, we are delighted to be setting sail on both our 2024 season and our new global year-round operation.

“We have spent the past year listening to our valued customers and partners to understand what makes Celestyal so special.

“We’ve evolved our identity to reflect this and our new fleet, with the new livery, is the now the most visible extension of our brand.”

Celestyal is currently offering three- and four-night ‘Iconic Aegean’ cruises on Celestyal Discovery with prices from £209 per person, including meals, drinks with meals, £65 shore excursion credit and all port fees and service charges.

Bookings made before April 30, 2024, will also benefit from low deposits from £125 per booking.

For more information visit celestyal.com or call 0808 258 4170.

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