Why choose Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises offer guests an amazing personalized experience where they will live, feel and taste the best each region has to offer through a unique journey of authentic moments.

Sail with Celestyal in the festive season and you could spend Christmas in the Holy Land, and see the New Year's Eve fireworks in Istanbul. It was good enough for James Bond, after all.

With the line's medium-sized, cosy vessels, they can take you to all the famous destinations in the Greek islands and the Eastern Mediterranean. Join Celestyal Cruises for an unforgettable journey!

The line offers a busy programme of onboard entertainment, with a multitude of opportunities to discover a new passion.

Highlights include 'Cirque Fantastic', which is a troupe of circus artists and acrobats, interactive art and craft lessons, dance, language and cooking classes.

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Patricia wrote a review in Jan, 2023
Christmas and New Year cruise from Athens, calling at Rhodes, Limassol, Crete, Santorini, Cairo, Istanbul, Kusadasi for Ephesus, Izmir, Thessaloniki, and best of all Haifa… spending Christmas Eve visi...
Patricia wrote a review in Jun, 2023
This was a tour round the Eastern Mediterranean over Christmas and New Year. It’s a small friendly ship, with only a few dining and entertainment choices on board, but that was all I wanted. The crew ...

Cruising with Celestyal

Celestryal Cruises gives you the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in each port of call. Create lasting and meaningful memories as you experience more of what you love most - exploration of undiscovered cultures, with a little help from Celestyal's friendly guides.

The cruise line goes the extra (nautical) mile to ensure your plans remain as flexible as possible, without skimping on the authenticity. Local, hands-on expertise guarantees you a slice of the action, taking you into the beating heart of each destination.

You'll enjoy complete freedom to craft your personal level of activity. If you want to lounge onboard on day, and explore the next, then you call the shots! There's plenty to remain onboard for - the food and dining experiences are second-to-none, and entertainment is free flowing to appease all tastes. Relaxation is never far away, either.

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14 nights onboard Celestyal Journey
  • Leaving from:Doha
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Who should cruise

The line is ideal for those craving a Mediterranean getaway. For those who value service, authenticity and fine food, Celestyal Cruises offers all three in abundance.

Children are welcome on board. Activities will be organised on a daily basis for children during navigation hours. The line does specify that children under the age of 14 must be supervised closely at all times.

You won't find waterparks or adventure playgrounds on the ship, so ensure everything is packed to keep children entertained during the evening.

Groups, solo travellers, couples and families are more than welcome, with an emphasis placed on ensuring a great time is had by all - regardless of who tags along for the ride.


The line explores the cultural leviathan that is the iconic Mediterranean, visiting Greece and Greek Islands, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus and Israel.

Cosy and comfortable, the Interior Staterooms (11 sqm) are the ideal base for exploring. The suite can accommodate up to four people and includes air conditioning, hairdryer and a TV.

Watch the world go by with an Exterior Stateroom (11 sqm) that hosts up to four people and has the addition of a porthole.

Enjoy a wider view of the sea with the Junior Suite (22 sqm), which sleeps up to three people. The suite includes a window and refrigerated mini bar.

Treat yourself to a Balcony Suite (27 sqm) which also sleeps up to three people and features a balcony.


The line offers all-inclusive dining with a team of highly trained chefs utilising fresh, local ingredients.

Celestyal Cruises' prides itself on blending international cuisine with Greek gastronomy. Corporate chef Yves Sou, who has lived and worked worldwide, offers the delicious taste of international cuisine with four, five or six-course meals. A self-service buffet is also available for guests.

Restaurants onboard Celestyal Olympia include the Aegean Restaurant, which is the ship's main dining room, which provides you with ample options due to its buffet style of serving. Dinner is the exception, being served as a three-course meal.

For intimate dinners, the Galileo Room is the perfect option being a private dining area.


  • All-inclusive classic drinks
  • Complimentary onboard dining
  • Excursions (vary per cruise)
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Shuttlebus