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Crown Cruise Vacations | July 24, 2024

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A Star is Born as Celestyal reveals its new Celestyal Journey ship

A Star is Born as Celestyal reveals its new Celestyal Journey ship
Jackie Sheckler Finch

The new “North Star” of the Celestyal fleet is set to set sail Sept. 2, 2023. The Celestyal Journey recently completed an extensive multi-million-dollar refurbishment and technical overhaul.

“We are very excited to be able to share more details about our new enhanced sailing experience onboard the Celestyal Journey,” said Chris Theophilides, Celestyal CEO. “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.”

The ship’s name embodies the sense of wanderlust adventure and exploration of its passengers. Designers have mirrored that throughout onboard experiences of the Celestyal Journey with more balcony suites, seven dining venues, eight bars and lounges, expansive sun decks, two shimmering pools and an entire deck dedicated to wellness.

“By introducing special curated elements such as our penthouse, a mouthwatering range of Mediterranean cruising 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 fulfill their search for personal growth and improved quality of life,” Theophilides said.

Celestyal’s newest ship will take over the Celestyal Crystal’s program initially on it is popular seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Mykonos and Milos.

Following the inaugural Idyllic Aegean sailings commencing on Sept. 2, the Celestyal Journey will continue in October with the unique “Steps of Paul” itinerary calling on Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul, Kikili, Kusadasi and Patmos. Following that, the Celestyal Journey will offer the award-winning seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary, visiting Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.

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 as guests embark on their adventures.

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 Suits, all with balconies, playing their part in the ship’s ethos to get closer to the destinations the ship visits, enabling guests to enjoy them both land and sea.

Taking after its name, the ship guides guests on a curated culinary journey. Guests will be able to enjoy moonlight dining in Thalassa, daytime Greek grazing in Fig & Honey and sample fresh Mediterranean bites at the Smoked Olive restaurant.

Guests can head further afield with everything grilled at Grill Seekers and savor an Asian-inspired menu, designed to give taste buds the full Zen treatment at Pink Moon.

Passengers can even learn from Celesytal Journey’s kitchen gods at the cooking demonstration area or go full star treatment with a private dining experience at the new Chef’s Table. After a gastronomic adventure, guests can sip and stargaze with champagne and cosmic cocktails at the new Fizz Club, savor the old and new world at The Grapevine Wine Cellar and relax to mellow piano tunes at the Blue Bar & Lounge.

The Celestyal Journey is elevating the cruise line’s Mediterranean style rest and relaxation offerings with The Sozo Experience, an entire 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 stunning panoramic ocean views.

Guests can work out in the ship’s fitness areas with a wide range of equipment from cardio to weights and a dedicated fitness instructor to enjoy open air exercise on the tennis and basketball courts and outdoor jogging track.

Guests also can unwind in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and chill out in the Dream Den relaxation area. Guests can be pampered at the new Sozo Spa and indulge in a beauty transformation at the new Glow Bar.

Photo courtesy of Celestyal Cruises

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