Celestyal Cruises has announced the introduction of the Celestyal Experience into the fleet. Starting March 2021 the ship will operate 7 and 14 night cruises. Her class and size are well-suited to smaller ports, making her ideal for Celestyal Cruises’ itineraries.
When Celestyal Experience – former Costa neoRomantica – welcomes her first guests in March 2021 they will enjoy a range of experiences suitable for guests of all ages. Highlights of Celestyal Cruises‘ new ship include four restaurants, seven bars and lounges, two pools, two Jacuzzis, a beach club, sundeck and jogging track. Other features include a casino, library, meeting rooms, and onboard boutiques, all topped off with a unique, specialty wine and cheese bar that will serve as a tribute to Mediterranean wines and cheeses.
A suite experience
Celestyal Experience features 166 suite category staterooms, 132 of which are Junior Suites with balconies, and 34 Suites, including 22 with balconies; six with bridge-view verandas and six Grand Suites boasting large sea terraces. Guests booking suites higher than Junior Suite categories will have access to the Celestyal Suite Concierge service, which features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation, an exclusive dining area onboard, and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking. A dedicated Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge is also available to assist guests with specific tailored service requests.
New Wellness Staterooms
The new Wellness Spa staterooms offer a variety of spacious balcony, sea terrace and veranda suites. Guests enjoy exclusive use of Deck 14, a tranquil and serene area of the ship. Complimentary and unlimited access to the wellness and spa area is included featuring thalassotherapy baths and thermal suites. Priority access to specialty dining and the new Beach Club concept is included.
One of the ships outstanding features is its expansive 47,300-sqft panoramic spa. Spread across two decks the spa features a fully-equipped gym offering ocean views, thalassotherapy baths, massage rooms, saunas and a range of thermal suites. The spa also includes a Japanese style tea parlour, featuring a variety of teas including local herb and mountain teas.
New island inspired Beach Club
This adults-only outdoor area, dedicated to ’Suite’ and ‘Wellness’ class guests offers a tranquil atmosphere which can only be found at the best Greek island chill-out beach clubs. The Beach Club boasts attentive guest service all in the comfort of premium sunbeds and cabanas. It features a Jacuzzi perched on the stern with endless views across the ocean.
The Greek Mediterranean diet
Celestyal is known for its locally-inspired and sourced cuisine created according to the Mediterranean Diet and this will continue to be a highlight. Among the new dining venues will be a Greek grill & deli. Casual food featuring traditional and locally-inspired recipes prepared in a wood-burning oven. Premium tasting experiences featuring acclaimed Mediterranean wines, olive oils, cheeses and much more.
Celestyal Experience’s first sailing will be on March 6, 2021. Her seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary will bring her to Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Cairo, Egypt (Port Said) and Cyprus (Limassol). Beginning on April 3, Celestyal Experience will set sail on the seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi (Ephesus).
Later in the season Celestyal Experience will operate the “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary, a seven-night voyage which introduces the historical city of Thessaloniki, the gateway to the land of Alexander the Great, as a new embarkation port. In addition to the highlights of an overnight stay in Istanbul and the breath-taking ‘hanging monasteries’ of Meteora, this exclusive itinerary also includes a visit to the site of Ancient Troy.