Embrace the fabled spirit of adventure that unites our archipelago, the family of islands we call home. Embarking on an all-new odyssey, you’ll experience Greek and Cypriot island culture, taste local twists on the Mediterranean diet, soak up sun, sea and truly epic stories. The islands are due a new legend. Come with us and write it.
Your 7-night island adventure begins in the majestic ancient city of Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, the vibrant modern metropolis boasts an intriguing and contrasting mix of the old and the modern architecture that is in perfect balance and harmony. Explore the city and soak up the atmosphere by the harbour’s edge as you wait yo embark for your exciting journey
Thessaloniki is a gorgeous and cosmopolitan seaside city and the largest in Greece after Athens. Centuries of cultural commingling has also made Thessaloniki a culinary nirvana, with almost too many great restaurants and little eateries to count.
The sun-drenched island of Mykonos is affectionately known as the ‘Island of Winds’. Easily recognised by its iconic 16th-Century windmills perched high on the hill, the vibrant Mykonos Town is an alluring landscape of smooth sandy beaches dotted along a dramatic coastline. Indulge in the islands culinary delights or take a short boat trip to explore the sacred island of Delos.
The romantic island of Santorini is the remnants of a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th-Century BC. The picture-perfect scenery features clustered traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches set against a beguiling brilliant blue backdrop. Here you will have the chance to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the idyllic oasis and relax in the island’s calm and tranquillity.
The picturesque island of Rhodes is well known for its beautiful beaches, majestic fortified ruins, and its glorious year-round sunshine. Perched high on the clifftop that dramatically rises up from the crystalline waters is the island’s crowning glory – the Acropolis at Lindos. Your complimentary guided tour here also includes the chance to discover the island’s enchanting Old Town.
Bustling Limassol is Cyprus’ cultural hub and tourist centre. Its streets are lined with colourful cafes, bars and restaurants. To complement the modern attractions, the lively city also has the historic monument of Limassol Castle and a collection of anceint treasures on show in the Cyprus Medieval Museum. Unveil the UNESCO-listed archaelogical sit of Pafos, and the legend of Aphrodite’s Rock.
CRETE – AGIOS NIKOLAOS (GREECE)
Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion you will find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name (Saint Nicholas, in English) refers to Greece’s patron sain of sailors, fronts the wide blue Bay of Mirabello. The town’s naldmark round Lake Voulismeni-where the goddess Athens is said to have bathed-connects to the sea.
ATHENS – LAVRIO (GREECE)
Known for ancient industry and silver-mining, this humble town on the tip of the Attica Peninsula is making a comeback. Lavrio’s marina, beaches and mineral museum attract groups with time to explore, but even a fleeting visit leaves an impression. Meet restauranteurs beasting locally caught octopus and stuffed squid, and taverna hosts who welcome you like a friend returning from sea.
COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD DINING
An all-inclusive cruise Vacation in the Mediterranean with Celestyal Cruises is not only an adventure to romantic destinations but a scintillating gastronomic journey as well. Our highly trained team of chefs lovingly prepare a delectable choice of exquisite recipes using fresh, local ingredients gathered as we travel.
We pride ourselves on introducing our guests to international cuisine blended with Greek gastronomy. Treat yourself to three wholesome meals a day served to the highest standards, and place your orders for specific dietary requirements with our staff.
UNLIMITED CLASSIC DRINKS
Our unlimited drinks package gives you access to a range of classic drinks for you to enjoy morning, noon and night. With unlimited privileges to alcoholic and non-alcoholic, you are free to enjoy your favorite tipples in our ambient lounges, around the pool, watching the sunset from the deck.
SELECT SHORE EXCURSIONS
Our cruise itineraries feature romantic shore excursions that boast some of the most iconic archaeological sites and idyllic landscapes in the world. To make the most of your cruise experience, we have selected the most fascinating onshore excursions for you to discover at each destination. Classic attractions such as ancient Ephesus, the Minoan Palace of Knossos, and the pyramids of Giza are included in the cost of the cruise!
Each of our shore excursions has been carefully handpicked with the help of our certified guides. We take great pride in delivering an authentic experience and guarantee our onshore excursions introduce you to the culture, history and magical charm of the Eastern Mediterranean.
With an extensive daily program of onboard entertainment, we promise you will have a fun-filled experience during your time with us. And you may even discover a new passion! Why not unleash your creativity and unwind with an interactive art and crafts lesson, learn to dance the Sirtaki, Kalamatianos and Ballos or take a Greek language class and practice your new skills with the locals at the next port.
We also have a host of fun activities including bingo, keep fit and sports activities, and Zumba classes. And you won’t want to miss our skilled chef’s performing live demonstrations of how they prepare the delicious recipes from our buffet and a la carte menu.
PORT CHARGES AND GRATUITIES
Cruise gratuities can put a serious dent in your vacation budget so when you sail with us all your port fees, service charges and crew gratuities are already included with the cost of your ticket.
The Cruise is designed to enrich your cruise experience so you can enjoy your cruise experience from start to finish. Our principal concern is to ensure you have a wonderful vacation and our all-inclusive offer enables you to plan and manage your vacation budget with confidence.
We have carefully handpicked a selection of classic drinks to choose from including beers, house wines, non-alcoholic cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, exotic teas and coffee, and a special variety of delicious Greek beverages.