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Celestyal Discovery set sail on her maiden voyage around the Aegean on March 22, 2024, showcasing the cruise line’s new livery.  Departing from Lavrion, Athens under the command of captain Panagiotis Giakoumatos and his crew, the ship’s officers were joined by Celestyal’s global leadership team to welcome guests on the inaugural voyage.

The ship’s first passengers sailed the Iconic Aegean itinerary, with port calls in Mykonos, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Patmos Island, and Santorini, Greece; visiting a total of five ports over the 3-night sailing. From March through November 2024, Celestyal Discovery will be rotating this 3-night itinerary with a 4-night option featuring an additional day in Rhodes.

Celestyal Discovery: More On Board After Renovation

After joining the fleet in November 2023, the 1,266-guest Celestyal Discovery underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment. Celestyal invested heavily in the onboard social spaces, along with a complete stateroom refresh. A new coffee shop, pizza place and lounge were among the new additions.

Celestyal Discovery’s Casino Bar.

The Celestyal Discovery features two main restaurants, Thalassa and The Taverna, plus Grill Seekers—a specialty surf and turf restaurant—and the poolside Greek Deli and Fig & Honey for juice and gelato. Similar to her sister ship, Celestyal Journey, guests on Celestyal Discovery can enjoy the  Sozo Spa, Glow Beauty Bar, fully equipped gym and expansive pool deck. There are also five bars and lounges, including the focal Star Bar on Deck 8, Ocean Bar on Deck 7 and AFTer Bar & Club on Deck 10.

In a media announcement, Celestyal CEO Chris Theophilides said, “We were delighted to welcome 1,100 guests onboard our newest ship, Celestyal Discovery. We have successfully refreshed our fleet in under a year, staying true to our commitment to invest in our customer experience. Celestyal can now offer premium, destination immersive holidays, unmissable both at sea and ashore. It’s an extremely exciting time for us as we continue to expand as a global brand, and we look forward to more developments over the coming year.”

Celestyal is currently offering 3- and 4-night Iconic Aegean cruises on Celestyal Discovery with prices from US$279 per person, including meals, drinks with meals, US$85 shore excursion credit and all port fees and service charges.

Bookings made before April 30, 2024, will also benefit from low deposits from US$150 per booking.

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