Celestyal Cruises 2019 & 2020: 2 new itineraries, 7 new destinations and cruise season extended all year round

Celestyal Cruises 2019 & 2020: 2 new itineraries, 7 new destinations and cruise season extended all year round

Introducing 2 new itineraries,
7 new destinations and cruise season
extended all year round

Celestyal Cruises is proud to introduce 2 new itineraries, 7 new destinations, and an extended year-round cruise season in 2019 and 2020 with 7-day Premium Experiences at Great Value for your clients. Guests will enjoy the same multi-award winning Celestyal Inclusive Experience as recognized by world-renowned Cruise Critic, as they savor multiple destinations with overnight stays in select marque gems.

The Eclectic Aegean includes the only city in the world that belongs to two continents, Istanbul, Turkey. Next stop is at the Canakkale, bringing history to life in the ancient City of Troy. Stepping off at Volos, Greece, the UNESCO-listed hanging monastery complex of Meteora can be embraced. The Eclectic Aegean also promises mythology in Heraklion and romantic ocean views across the largest Caldera in the world from Oia, Santorini. This lavish itinerary culminates with lively nightlife and sleeping windmills in Mykonos.

The exploration continues with the 7-day "3 Continents" cruise. Guests will dive into the storied destinations of Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt, Ashdod in Israel, Limassol in Cyprus, Rhodes in Greece and Kusadasi in Turkey. The only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza, and the ancient city of Alexandria in Egypt, are at their fingertips. The journey will continue by starting a pilgrimage of their own in Ashdod and continue to Limassol to discover medieval gems before visiting the Temple of Athena in Rhodes. Their journey ends with the historic site of Ephesus in Kusadasi. No matter which of these two new exciting journeys you suggest, they will truly create memories of a lifetime.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

You will visit the following 8 places:

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a huge nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It offers a wealth of destination varieties to travellers; there is something for everyone's taste—whether they be travelling on an extreme budget by hitchhiking or by a multi-million yacht!

Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is the fourth largest city in Greece. The Bronze Age palace of Knossos, also known as the Palace of Minos, is located nearby. Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete. Though there is no archaeological evidence of it, Knossos may well have had a port at the site of Heraklion as early as 2000 BC. Around the city can be found several sculptures, statues and busts commemorating significant events and figures of the city's and island's history, like El Greco, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Nikos Kazantzakis and Eleftherios Venizelos.

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, claims one of the world’s oldest cultures, descending from an ancient civilization that emerged in the 10th millennium BCE. It is best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - visible above all - its pyramids. Less well-known is Egypt's medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam - ancient churches, monasteries and mosques punctuate the Egyptian landscape. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.

Greece

Greece

Greece, also known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. The country has one of the longest histories of any country, and is considered the cradle of Western civilization, having been the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy.  Athens, its busy capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. Furthermore it's a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches!

Istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of 13 million, also making it the largest metropolitan city proper in Europe and the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. The city covers 39 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European Thrace and on the Asian Anatolia sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.

Kusadasi

Kusadasi

Kuşadası is a coastal resort town in the Aydin Province of Aegean Turkey. It has become a popular holiday resort, especially for visitors from Northern and Western Europe. It has about 50,000 residents, although that grows significantly during the high season from May to October. The lovely city caters to tourists, growing to over half a million during the high season, when the large resort fills with tourists (from Turkey itself, northern Europe and the Balkans) plus the hotel staff, bar staff, construction workers, and drivers who are needed to work in the restaurants servicing all these visitors. The hills behind Kuşadasi are built up with big hotels and blocks of holiday flats.

Santorini Airport

Santorini Airport

Μυκονος

Μυκονος

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