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Explore the iconic islands of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean on one of 505 cruises with Celestyal. When you book your Celestyal cruise with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings and a dedicated cruise advisor to help plan your epic Greek adventure.
CRUISE DEPARTURES: 505
FLEET SIZE: 3
KNOWN FOR: Greece Island Hopping Cruises
2 Reviews (4.5/5)
CRUISE STYLES:
Ocean Cruises
DESTINATIONS:
Eastern Med

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Celestyal Discovery
Ship Class: Mid-Size Cruise Ship

Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the magnificent Celestyal Discovery, where luxury meets adventure in perfect harmony. Step onto the Discovery, and immediately sense the embodiment of elegance and refinement as you sit back,...

Celestyal Journey
Ship Class: Mid-Size Cruise Ship

The Celestyal Journey will be at the heart of our commitment to go further and get closer to the incredible destinations we visit and will ensure we put our guests at the forefront of our award-winning Celestyal experience. Currently...

Celestyal Crystal
Ship Class: Mid-Size Cruise Ship

Celestyal Crystal with her yacht like design and intimate feel makes her stand out from the crowd. The Crystal can fit neatly into smaller harbours and ports that bigger vessels cannot access. Home to a maximum of 1,200 guests on any one...

Celestyal Cruises Reviews

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Celestial Journey Greek Island cruise   0 , WA, Australia, Sep 2023
We took a Greek island cruise on Celestial Journeys. Everything about the cruise was fabulous. The staff were so helpful, the food at all the restaurants was delicious and the wait staff so well trained. There were plenty of quiet places to sit and read a book, or many shore excursions to choose from. We cannot recommend this cruise more highly. Also, ...read more Global Journeys were an absolute pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation in booking through them again. Thanks for a great holiday!
Beautiful Greek Islands!     1 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
We did the Idyllic Aegean cruise with Celestyal Cruises in the last week of September. Getting on and off the ship was seamless, our cabin was dated but spacious, even had a bathtub! We were on deck six which was an issue as it was one of the walking decks so we had to keep the curtains closed once we turned on lights. I would recommend deck eight for ...read more future travellers.

Food in the a la carte restaurant was nice, our two waiters, which we saw most nights, were just lovely. Food in the buffet was repetitive and of a much lower standard. We did not try the restaurants where you pay so can’t comment on that.

Tours! The tour in Turkey of the house of the virgin Mary and Ephesus was fantastic, our tour guide was well versed in his history. The tour in Santorini not so much! We booked the sunset tour (on the advice of our tour manager daughter) so we could see the sun set over Santorini, alas Celestyal changed this to the morning tour which was quite early, hot and crowded and not much fun at all, we just wanted to get off the Island by lunchtime but had to wait well over an hour for the cable car, then another half hour for the tender to arrive! We did our own thing on the other islands but there was a lot of choice should one want to do a tour every day.

The drinks packages were overpriced, the one which allowed us to drink the nice cocktails came in at over $400 AUD for one week! We just bought a cocktail each day and saved ourselves quite a lot of money! Would I recommend this cruise? It allows one to visit the Greek islands on a smaller ship as opposed to the monstrous ones we saw off Santorini, so it was a good choice in the regard. Food could be improved but the staff were amazing and we had a thoroughly great trip!

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Cruises (2023-24)

Cruising with us is much more than our iconic destinations, local expertise and award-winning hospitality. It’s discovering a special place inside yourself to call your own. It’s awakening a passion for exploration and Mediterranean living. And it’s sharing...more life-affirming moments that stay with you forever. Experience true destination immersion and create lasting memories by discovering more of what you love most.
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Cruises (2025)

Cruising with us is much more than our iconic destinations, local expertise and award-winning hospitality. It’s discovering a special place inside yourself to call your own. It’s awakening a passion for exploration and Mediterranean living. And it’s sharing...more life-affirming moments that stay with you forever. Experience true destination immersion and create lasting memories by discovering more of what you love most.
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The Celestyal Cruise Experience Choose to travel with Celestyal Cruises on your next adventure!

Greek Cruising The Greek Way
Greek Cruising The Greek Way

Our guests tell us it’s because we offer the only genuine Greek cruising experience. Passionate hospitality, intricate local knowledge, and the life-affirming spirit of adventure.

Cruising with us is much more than our iconic destinations, local expertise and award-winning hospitality. It’s discovering a special place inside yourself to call your own. It’s awakening a passion for exploration and Mediterranean living. And it’s sharing life-affirming moments that stay with you forever.

This is Greek cruising the Greek way. It’s what all of us at Celestyal live, breathe and love to share. Because it’s who we are. Born in Athens in 2014, we’ve quickly become the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean.

Destination Cruising
Destination Cruising

At Celestyal we are all about the entire experience from start to finish - and delivering authenticity. And, although we say it ourselves, the places we visit are rather special. Whether you want a mini cruise across the beautiful Aegean or you have a yearning to travel further afield, you will be in the best possible hands.

We can show you the wonderful Greek islands, big and small, immerse you in the myths and legends of the Gods or offer a glimpse of four of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You can follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans and even St Paul.

We will take you to destinations as epic, diverse and exciting as Thessaloniki and Istanbul, Cairo and Cyprus, Rhodes and Crete, Volos, Jerusalem, Limassol and Mykonos. From Europe, East to Asia and south to the Holy Land and Africa, please join us on an unforgettable and extraordinary journey of discovery.

Inclusive Cruising
Inclusive Cruising

Celestyal's cruises are destination-focused meaning maximum time in ports, allowing you the time to explore the famous sights as well as the hidden gems. They have full day and overnight stays across their 7 and 14 night itineraries.

Everyone gets to enjoy fresh complimentary dining with inclusive cruising. During breakfast, lunch and dinner, specially selected drinks are available, too. Plus, you’ll find a range of onboard entertainment available, while gratuities and port charges are also included. And, if you want to take your cruise even further, you can upgrade to Celestyal’s Plus+ Experience for even more inclusive cruising.

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Celestyal Cruise FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Celestyal Cruises

Do Celestyal Cruises cater for solo travellers?
Celestyal offer a reduced single supplement on our interior and exterior staterooms across all our cruises. Supplements are just up to 50% of the cruise fare, meaning you only pay full fare for yourself plus up to 50% for the extra personal space. Those wishing to book a suite can benefit from...read more a single supplement of no more than 100% of the cruise fare.
Do I have to pre-book shore excursions?
You have the option to purchase shore excursions online (we will provide you with details on how to do this once your booking is confirmed) or onboard the ship during your cruise. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed. It is advisable to book early to avoid di...read moresappointment.
What is the currency used onboard?
The currency on board is the Euro. Cash is not accepted on board in any of Celestyal's  bars, restaurants or shops. Instead all purchases are charged to your account and settled at the end of your cruise.
What’s included in my cruise fare?
There are two cruise fare types - the standard Celestyal Experience and the more inclusive Celestyal Plus+ Experience. Both include port charges, gratuities (tips), a shore excursion voucher, selected drinks included with meals,...read more complimentary dining and onboard entertainment.
What is the minimum age to travel unaccompanied by an adult?
You must be at least 18 years old to travel without an adult. If you are under the limited required age, an adult will need to complete a release form and will be considered responsible for you during the cruise.
Do any of the stateroom’s windows open?
No, they do not open. Only balcony suites have doors that open from the inside.
What type of amenities will I find in my stateroom?
All staterooms are equipped with shower, WC, air condition, telephone, TV, safety boxes and hairdryers. All suites have refrigerated mini bars.
Is there room service available, for free?
You will receive a room service menu in your stateroom. Room service is at extra charge.
Is there a medical center on-board?
We have a well-equipped medical center and a doctor on standby for first aid whenever we are at sea. Anytime during your cruise, our ship’s doctor schedules appointments, unless there is an emergency. Should you require on-board medical care or any medication, your personal account will be charged accordingly....read more Please do check with your health insurance provider, if any of the costs can be reimburse to you. We will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted accordingly.
Are vaccinations required to visit Greece and Turkey?
No,  vaccinations are not required to visit Greece and Turkey.

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