Celestyal Journey embarks on first cruise in the Aegean

Celestyal Journey embarks on first cruise in the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Journey pictured departing on its maiden cruise from Piraeus near Athens, Greece, on 2 September 2023

Celestyal’s new Celestyal Journey has embarked on its inaugural cruise in the Aegean following a €20 million ($21.4 million) refurbishment project

The 1,260-guest ship, which has previously sailed for both Holland America Line and P&O Australia, joined the Celestyal fleet in March 2023 and was fully renovated ahead of beginning service. It now boasts seven speciality and themed restaurants, a Chef’s Table venue, eight bars and lounges, expansive sundecks with two pools and two Jacuzzis, an outdoor Beach Club, a multi-purpose amphitheatre, a spa, fitness and wellness area, suite accommodation, and more. 

Celestyal Journey departed on its first “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary from Piraeus, Greece, on 2 September and will call at Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Mykonos and Milos.

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

Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
05 September 2023