Celestyal Journey – The New Ship on The Block!


Celestyal Cruises has been operating unforgettable cruise holidays in and around the Greek islands for many years. They really know this land inside and out! And they have been operating these sailings on board several stunning vessels. In 2023, there’s a new addition coming to the fleet.

On September 2, 2023, Celestyal Journey will take to the seas for the first time as the newest member of the Celestyal fleet, after receiving an extensive $20 million upgrade in Piraeus, Greece.

The ship will replace Celestyal Crystal’s itineraries and joins her fleet mate Celestyal Olympia.

Thalasa on Deck 7

Thallasa Restaurant on Deck 7

Celestyal Journey – A History

Celestyal Journey was originally constructed at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy, in 1993, and entered service then as Ryndam for Holland America Line. From 2015, the ship operated as Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises Australia before being sold to Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV). CMV sadly collapsed during the Coronavirus pandemic and the ship subsequently was sold to become Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Journey.

Celestyal Journey – What to Expect Onboard

Celestyal Journey will offer her guests 149 Balconies – over 28 magical Suites – 120 Junior Suites – and a stunning Penthouse Suite to cruise in style.  Celestyal Journey’s Penthouse Suite offers incredible balcony views (some of the best on the ship) alongside a huge walk-in wardrobe, private jacuzzi and exclusive butler service. If you’re looking for ultra-luxury on your cruise holiday, then you’ve found it.

There will be a far bigger range of dining options, featuring 7 separate venues – with an amazing Chef’s Table – and 8 themed bars where the line’s expanded range of beverages will include exclusive Signature Cocktails.

Add in the vessel’s lavish spa and sauna, bigger and better gym facilities and 2 swimming pools.

Pool on Deck 11

Pools on Deck 10 and Deck 11

Celestyal Journey – Itineraries

Her itineraries will feature some of the best-loved destinations within the Greek Isles, Aegean and Mediterranean. Including Istanbul, Ashdod, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, Limassol, Rhodes, and Crete.

Sailings vary in duration, but everything from 5 to 19 nights is available and you could even enjoy a cruise and stay option with one of our exclusive package deals.

Speak to one of our cruise experts to find out more about our incredible offers and package deals. Every holiday is tailor-made.

Penthouse Suite on Deck 10

Penthouse Suite

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is the number one choice for those wishing to seek out the real beauty and off-the-beaten-track aspects of the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean. The lines awards tell a similar story, with over 60 wins in 7 years. From ‘Platinum Guest Experience’ to ‘Best Itinerary’,

Celestyal Cruises is also big on giving back to the community and has launched many programs in education, welfare, and youth entrepreneurship, to making sustainability commitments and pioneering ethical business practices.

‘Journey to Knowledge’ is one of the programs Celestyal is most proud of. They bring interactive exhibits from the Heraklion Museum in Athens to remote areas on the Greek Islands. Since 2015 the line has worked, learned, and laughed with around 2000 students from Milos, Patmos, Samos and Ios.

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