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Competition: Win a seven-night ‘Idyllic Aegean’ cruise for two aboard Celestyal Journey - COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

Author: Vicky Mayer

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Fancy winning a seven-night ‘Idyllic Aegean’ cruise for two worth £2,798 with Celestyal Cruises? Then read on...

What could be more fun than a port-packed cruise around some of Greece’s most iconic islands including Mykonos, Santorini and Crete?

We’ve teamed up with Celestyal Cruises to offer you the chance to win two tickets to enjoy an ‘Idyllic Aegean’ cruise at a date of your choice in September or October 2023. The lucky winner and their companion will get to enjoy a seven-night Greek cruise on Celestyal Journey, sharing a double exterior cabin.

On this newly-refurbished 1,260-passenger ship, you’ll find seven great restaurants that serve Mediterranean, European and Asian dishes, plus a cooking demonstration area and an exclusive Chef’s Table venue.

The ship also boasts eight bars and lounges; roomy sundecks with two pools and two Jacuzzis. So when you’re not island-hopping, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of time on the deck of the ship where you can take a dip in one of the pools to cool off or just enjoy reading a book or listening to music in the sun with a drink in hand.

Other great onboard facilities include a spa, fitness and wellness area plus a multi-purpose amphitheatre with a cinema.

Your journey

Guests on this very special cruise will enjoy a journey that takes in some of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations plus the chance to delve into the fascinating culture and history of the region.

History fans are in for a treat with expertly guided visits to the grand Palace of Knossos in Crete and the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey.

The ship also docks in historic Thessaloniki, where you’ll find the ruins of Roman Emperor Galerius’ fourth-century palace.

And if you’ve always wanted to visit the legendary islands of Santorini and Mykonos, the good news is that you’ll get to stay overnight at both these buzzy destinations on this cruise, giving you more time to discover their unique charm once the sun goes down.

Finally, foodies are in for a very special cruise with the chance to enjoy some of the world’s best-loved Greek dishes including moussaka, mezze, swordfish and baklava, both on and off the ship.

Enjoy a double exterior cabin with Celestyal Cruises. Credit: Celestyal Crusies

Included in the prize

  • Accommodation in a double exterior cabin
  • Onboard dining
  • Select drinks with meals
  • £65 discount per person for pre-booked shore excursions
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All staff gratuities
Enjoy a hiking cruise around Greece, taking in sights such as historic Athens. Credit: Shutterstock

Terms and conditions

Conditions of entry

• The Promoter is Celestyal Cruises who is responsible for all elements of prize fulfilment.

• World of Cruising is the administrator of the promotion.

• The prize is a seven night “Idyllic Aegean” cruise for 2 people (including yourself) sharing the same cabin (exterior) that starts and ends in Athens (Piraeus Port), Greece.

• Your cruise is valid for September or October 2023 only. Sailing dates and cabin categories are subject to availability.

• The prize includes only: the cabin, all meals & selected drinks during dining only, entertainment onboard, a Shore excursion discount per person of £65,00 valid for any shore excursion prebooked (at least 48h) prior to embarkation in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions, and port & service charges.

• Any other expenses not specifically outlined above are excluded. Any flights for the purpose of participation in the cruise, transportation to and from the vessel, travel insurance, onboard expenses such as room service, wi-fi, casino, duty free, beauty & wellness center services, laundry etc. are not included in the prize.

• In order to book your cruise kindly contact either the Reservations Allocations Supervisor, Mrs Maria Man- ouka at [email protected] or email us at [email protected] / call us at +30 211 1995176.

• The prize is personal, not transferable and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for money or other gifts. The prize and its performance are subject to the Conditions of Carriage, Booking Terms and Conditions and any relevant guidelines/protocols for embarkation. These are available on the Celestyal Cruises’ website. It is advisable to check all the above as well as all government travel advice before booking and embarking on any travel and you and your guest are responsible for ensuring that you have, for the duration of your travel, valid passports, and any requisite visas, vaccinations (if required), and other travel documentation as may be required at your own cost.

• This prize draw (the "Promotion") is only open to UK residents, excluding employees and agents of (a) the Promoter or (b) any company connected with the production or distribution of this Promotion, as well as their relatives or members of their family or household.

• Entrants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. By entering the Promotion you are deemed to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.

• The Promotion is free to enter and entrants can enter online at Only one entry will be accepted per person or email address.

  • The winner must comply with all travel guidelines and restrictions as should be prevalent at the time of travel and must comply with Celestyal Cruises' booking conditions.
  • By entering you agree to your details being passed to and processed by Celestyal Cruises in line with its privacy policy and, if you provide your consent, to receive promotional emails, post and phone communications from Celestyal Cruises.

• The closing time/date for the Promotion is 23:59 GMT on 6th July 2023. The Closing Date of the Promotion cannot be extended.

• There will be one winner who will be selected in a random draw by an independent judge from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified by the Promoter by email and required to further discuss the prize by telephone or email within one week of the Closing Date and will be given details of how to accept their prize. Failure by the winner to accept the prize in the manner specified within 14 days of the Promoter's email will make any claim invalid and the Promoter will then select another winner (again selected randomly in a draw) from all remaining eligible entries who will be contacted as above.

Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. Changes cannot be made to reservation once it has been confirmed. Subject to Celestyal Cruises' standard payment and cancellation guidelines.

SPECIAL NOTES – • Travel insurance is not included. Any other expenses not identified in this terms incurred in connection with the prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner and their companion. The holiday must be taken on the dates stated above. Validity of the prize cannot be extended.

• The prize winner will be responsible for supplying valid passports and, where necessary, for obtaining appropriate vaccinations and inoculations. It is strongly recommended that travellers take out adequate travel insurance.

• In order to travel guests must hold a valid passport and have permission to travel to the countries listed on the itinerary.

• Celestyal Cruises cannot be responsible for unforeseen cancellations or changes in dates or times of flights or cancellation of the holiday due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

• Celestyal Cruises cannot be responsible for entries that are lost, damaged or incomplete.

• Gifts, prizes and other promotional items are not transferable, may not be re-sold or assigned, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

• Customers will need to abide by UK government as well as local government requirements at the time of travel.


The determination and decision of the Promoter on all matters shall be final and no promotional correspondence or discussion will be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right in its reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) on any website, any game cards and/or other printed materials) or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond the Promoter's reasonable control.

• No entries will be accepted in bulk, from agents or third parties. One entry will be submitted into the draw per entrant.

• The Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or cancel the Promotion should virus, bugs, tampering, fraud or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter corrupt or hinder the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion.

• The Promotion and these terms and conditions, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and any applicable provisions of mandatory local law.

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About Vicky Mayer

Vicky began her career working on young women’s magazines before moving on to TV and entertainment titles. Her passion, though, has always been travel, so as Editor of World of Cruising, she combines her love of magazines with the chance to shout about cruise holidays around the world.