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Celestyal—cruise line to the Greek Islands and beyond—has added a second new vessel this year, Celestyal Discovery, which joins the recently launched Celestyal Journey, signaling a fleet refresh and commitment to further investment.

The Celestyal Discovery has joined her fleet mate in Athens, where they will both undergo multimillion-euro winter refurbishment programs ahead of the new season commencing in March 2024.

Celestyal’s Grand Dream Suite.

Built in 2003 for the Carnival Corporation, the Celestyal Discovery is a mid-sized vessel, allowing Celestyal to continue offering its signature unique blend of marquee destinations and more secluded gems that characterize the company’s itineraries. She offers 633 staterooms, 62 of which feature balconies, in total accommodating up to 1,266 guests.

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The new ship will be on sale from Dec. 11, 2023, taking over the Celestyal Olympia’s 2024 program. Special launch offers will be included in the Black Friday promotions published later this week, as well as throughout Celestyal’s biggest Wave campaign to date, which will be launching at the end of the year. Guests currently holding reservations on the Celestyal Olympia will be contacted by Celestyal after this date and reaccommodated on sailings on the newly refurbished Celestyal Discovery.

“Given strong market and business conditions, we are thrilled to have expedited the renewal of our fleet to welcome the Celestyal Discovery into the Celestyal family,” said Chris Theophilides, CEO, in a media announcement. “Celestyal Discovery joins the Celestyal Journey to undergo an extensive refurbishment program over the winter period, signifying further our intent to keep delighting our customers. As a confident challenger brand, our team is excited to continue to make waves across the industry next season, with a refreshed fleet, brand, network, and a renewed sense of direction.”

The Celestyal Discovery will showcase many of the favorite features of the Celestyal fleet— an inviting amphitheater with ample conference and event space, vibrant lounges, the “Grillseekers” specialty restaurant, a Sozo wellness retreat, an expansive pool deck with an exclusive “Rays” deck, the Greek Deli, and a “Fig and Honey” gelato and juice bar.

There will also be a few surprise additions during the refurbishment process. Further details regarding the onboard experience and itineraries will be announced in the coming months.

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