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Celestyal releases Egypt and Turkey itineraries for new ship Celestyal Experience

Celestyal Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship Celestyal Experience will be sailing itineraries to three continents from March, 2021, including calls in Turkey and Egypt.

The ship, formerly Costa Cruises’ vessel Costa neoRomantica, was acquired by the cruise line earlier this month after Costa’s parent company Carnival Corporation announced that it was selling 18 ships as part of a cost-cutting measure amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Celestyal Experience, formerly Costa NeoRomantica

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Celestyal Experience will sail a 7-night Three Continents itinerary calling in Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Egypt (Port Said) and Cyprus (Limassol) from March, 2021.

From April 3, 2021, Celestyal Experience will set sail on the 7-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi (Ephesus).

Port Said, Egypt

Later in the season, she will operate the Eclectic Aegean itinerary, a seven-night voyage.

“This has been a challenging year for everyone. However, we are extremely optimistic about the future of travel and, especially of cruising,” said Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides. “We are delighted with the addition of the Celestyal Experience to our fleet.”

“This ship will be a game-changer for us, and we can’t wait to introduce her to our guests. The Celestyal Experience embodies Celestyal Cruises’ ’commitment to an intimate, authentically Greek experience onboard a contemporary, well-appointed, mid-sized cruise vessel,” he added.

neoRomantica in Celestyal Cruises livery

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With more suites onboard than the line’s other ships, Celestyal Experience provides more cabin categories for customers.

The ship features 166 suite category staterooms, 132 of which are junior suites, all with balconies, and 34 Suites, including 22 with balconies; six with bridge-view verandas and six grand suites.

Guests booking suites higher than junior suite categories on the Celestyal Experiencew will have access to the Celestyal Cruises 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.

A Celestyal first is the introduction of four new Wellness Spa stateroom categories with a variety of spacious balcony, sea terrace and veranda suite accommodations.

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