Idyllic Aegean onboard Celestyal Experience sailing from Athens, Greece, 2 October 2021, 7 nights, fares from £1982
Small Ship Authentic Greek Cruises onboard Celestyal Experience
We are delighted to introduce you to Celestyal Cruise’s brand new flagship, the Celestyal Experience. Take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later Option and reserve your cabin and dialysis place onboard.
The Celestyal Experience offers spacious suites and staterooms, a thalassotherapy spa, healthy Mediterranean food and, of course, renowned Greek hospitality.
Features include four restaurants, seven bars and lounges, two pools, two jacuzzis, a beach club, sundeck and jogging track. The ship also has nightly entertainment with a casino and a library, meeting rooms and onboard boutiques.
Join the the Celestyal Experience for the 2021 ‘Idyllic Aegean’ cruise visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos and Kusadasi or alternatively on the ‘Steps of St Paul’ or the ‘Eclectic Aegean’ itineraries sailing in 2022.
Greeks have a penchant for generosity and fine cuisine and as ambassadors of hospitality, Celestyal Experience’s amiable staff welcome you onboard to indulge in authentic recipes, premium beers, fine wines and selected spirits.
With the all-inclusive drinks package, wholesome meals three times a day, a full program of entertainment, and excellent amenities, life onboard has everything you could wish for.
During your time with Celestyal, your stateroom Steward will provide room service and a handpicked selection of included shore excursions ensure you see the most iconic archaeological sites without having to pay additional fees.
All Inclusive – Your cruise includes 3 complimentary shore excursions, unlimited drinks package and prepaid gratuities (tips).
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE BEACH CLUB
Suite and Wellness class guests are granted exclusive access to the onboard beach club – as tranquil and classy as any chill-beach club in Greece.
The adults-only area allows you to relax in premium comfort, laze around the pool, shade in a private cabana and soak up the beguiling panoramic views of the Greek Isles.
The Celestyal Experience boasts a range of premium accommodation options and a first-class personal service to match. Almost all of the comfortable staterooms have a private balcony where you can kick back and relax and enjoy ocean views or gaze at the stars.
The six Grand Suites boast large terraces where you can enjoy breakfast served by your personnel concierge. Fresh towels and toiletries are provided twice a day and amenities are provided including adjustable air-conditioning, hairdryer, security box, TV and refrigerated minibar.
BARS & RESTAURANTS
With seven ambient bars and lounges aboard the Celestyal Experience, you have the option to choose whilst you sip the complimentary drinks and selected wines. Relax as you watch the sunset over pristine landscapes, mingle with other guests or enjoy the romance of the glittery night sky.
The sumptuous tastes of the Mediterranean are the signature dining experience and there are extra-special delicacies for you aboard the Celestyal Experience. The world-class chefs will tempt and delight you with a wide range of dishes from Greek grills, authentic wood-oven pizzas, healthy deli options and vegetarian dishes. There are also specialty dishes from the chef’s mouthwatering personal menu.
SPA & GYM
Retreat into a tranquil personal space in the expansive panoramic spa complete with thalassotherapy baths, massage rooms, saunas, thermal suites – and stunning panoramic views. A fully-equipped gym also enables you to maintain your fitness program.
When you’re surrounded by the beauty and romance of the Greek Islands it is understandable that you may want to look and feel glamorous. The onboard expert beauticians, hairdressers, manicurists and pedicurists will sprinkle you with a touch of magic.
Celestyal’s range of onboard services ensures you have access to everything you need. Browse through the selection of shops for last-minute shopping and gift ideas, check-in back home using telephone or wi-fi and ask the professional photographer to capture your special moments.
You don’t have to venture to the restaurants to enjoy the delectable recipes abroad the Celestyal Experience.
Take advantage of room service and enjoy a romantic dinner or family meal in private.
In addition to the wide selection of all-inclusive menu, you also have the opportunity to upgrade your dining experience and sample the chef’s exclusive dishes for an additional fee.
The complimentary drinks package invites you to enjoy premium beers together with a solid selection of delicious wines and spirits.
Celestyal Experience is the only way to experience Greece in a few days.
You’ll see many incredible places whilst travelling in comfort onboard Celestyal Experience including a whole day to explore Santorini and as the ship doesn’t depart until 2.30am the following morning you will have the chance to experience one of the famous sunsets.
Your Idyllic Aegean cruise visits Piraeus, Greece : Kusadasi, Turkey: Rhodes, Greece : Agios Nickolaos, Crete : Santorini, Greece : Milos, Greece and Mykonos, Greece
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE VERY BEST OF GREECE AND THE GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE HOLIDAYS
Discover the rich history, fascinating culture and sumptuous cuisine of the sun-soaked Greek islands. With vivid landscapes to explore, the 7-night Idyllic Aegean cruise invites you to indulge in traditional flavours, admire stunning landscapes and explore charming villages. Celestyal even include guided visits to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Medieval Acropolis of Lindos and the intriguing city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean.
This extra special cruise takes you on a romantic and effortless Odyssey to sun-soaked shores, quaint fishing villages, and iconic historical sites. With overnights stops in the stunningly beautiful and buzzing islands of Santorini and Mykonos, you will have the opportunity to discover hidden secrets and indulge in an authentic experience of Mediterranean cuisine and the classic Greek lifestyle.
Let Celestyal Experience take you to a dazzling array of ports, taking in everything from World famous archaeological sights to exquisite, off the beaten tracks and harbours.
Be serenaded by the romance of the Aegean during the “Idyllic Aegean” 7 night cruise. Visit the most enchanting Greek Island destinations dotted around the Aegean Sea, where culture, history, pristine beaches, and fishing villages suspended in time all await. There’s something to suit every taste on this extra special cruise, and with overnight stops in Santorini and Mykonos, come and unravel the best-kept secrets of these sun-soaked shores by night. Indulge in everything your heart desires and embark on an effortless odyssey through the jewels of the Aegean.
Kusadasi (Turkey), Rhodes (Greece), Agios Nikolaos (Greece), Santorini (Greece), Milos (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Athens (Greece)
Your Three Included Shore Excursions
Medieval tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights, Half Day: Up to 5 hours
Lindos is situated 55 km (40 miles) from the city of Rhodes and “bears” above it the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. Here and there you will come across the captains’ mansions, built between the 16th and 18th century. In the centre of the village lives and breathes the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century.
Ascend to the Acropolis of Lindos. Here lies the Temple of Athena, of Doric order, which was erected on the location of an older monument. The ancient city-state of Lindos was for many centuries the most important on the island. It reached its heyday in the 6th century B.C. At the old city of Rhodes you will go through D’Amboise Gate to walk on the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear until today their corresponding crests.
Level of Difficulty : 3
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman, Half Day: Up to 3 hours
At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian…
The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and it is famous even nowadays for its acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have yet brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, in the city of Selcuk.
During the excursion you will have the opportunity to do some shopping such as carpets, jewellery, leather and other souvenirs.
Level of Difficulty : 3
Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European civilization, Half Day: Up to 3 hours
The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos. The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east.
Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage. We will stop in Heraklion on the way back to the ship.
Heraklion was founded in 824 and is an important homeland of many contributors to Literature and Art, some examples of which are the Nobel winning poet Odysseas Elytis, the Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) and the writer Nikos Kazantzakis.
Heraklion is also endowed with some wonderful edifices: the “Koules” fortress, the award winning Venetian structure of the Loggia, the Morosini Fountain, the Basilica of Saint Mark, and the Church of Agios Titos. Starting the walk from Liberty square of Heraklion guests will pass by the shopping streets of Dedalou and 25th August and see the aforementioned sights along the way.
Shore Excursion Brochure
Grand Suite (SG)
Grand Suites are located on deck 11 and 12. They have a floor area of 72-74sqm (including terrace of 17-18.5sqm) and can accommodate up to 4 person(s), with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth. Inside the suite there are large sliding glass doors leading out to a sea-view terrace, bathroom with a shower and separate jacuzzi bathtub, air conditioning, a 40” flat-screen HD satellite television, telephone, chilled minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit box and 24/7 room service menu always available.
This category has access to the Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge service, which, among a number of exclusive services offered in the suite, features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation, a dedicated dining area onboard, and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking. Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge will always be available to assist guests with specific tailored service requests. This category has complimentary unlimited access to the new, exclusive Beach Club concept.
Suites are located on deck 11. They have a floor area of 36,6sqm (including balcony of 6sqm) and accommodate up to 4 person(s), with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth.
Inside the suite are large sliding glass doors leading out to a sea-view balcony, bathroom with a shower and separate jacuzzi bathtub, air conditioning, a 40” flat-screen HD satellite television, telephone, chilled minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit box and 24/7 room service menu always available
This category has access to the Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge service, which, among a number of exclusive services offered in the suite, features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation, a dedicated dining area exclusive dining area onboard, and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking. Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge will always be available to assist guests with specific tailored service requests.
This category has complimentary unlimited access to the new, exclusive Beach Club concept.
Junior Balcony Suite (SJA)
SJA Junior Suites are located on deck 6 and 7. They have a floor area of 21.5sqm (including balcony of 5 sqm) and accommodate up to 2 person(s), with 2 lower beds.
Inside each junior suite there are large sliding glass doors leading out to a sea-view balcony, bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, a 40” flat-screen HD satellite television, telephone, chilled minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit box and 24/7 room service menu always available.
Cabin with Window
Cabins with window have a floor area of 16.6sqm and can accommodate up to 4 person(s), with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth.
Inside this stateroom there is a large seaview window, bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, a 40” flat-screen HD satellite television, telephone, chilled minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit box and 24/7 room service menu always available.
Inside this stateroom there is a bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, a 40” flat-screen HD satellite television, telephone, chilled minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit box and 24/7 room service menu always available.
*As a general rule, all staterooms feature single beds that can be converted to double bed, upon request. Exceptions may apply, even within the same stateroom category. Contact us for more information.
Your Fare Includes
|Twin Occupancy Fares (per person)|
|Category||Type||Occupancy||€uro Fare (pp)||Approx £|
|Window – wheelchair access (on request)||Twin|
|SJA||Junior Balcony Suite||Twin||2,579 €||£2,166|
|S||Balcony Suite||Twin||3,107 €||£2,610|
|SG||Grand Suite with balcony||Twin||3,439 €||£2,889|
|Single Occupancy Fares|
|Category||Type||Occupancy||€ Fare (sgl)||Approx £|
|SJA||Junior Balcony Suite||Single||4,097 €||£3,442|
|SG||Balcony Suite||Single||4,952 €||£4,161|
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