CRUISES FROM LIMASSOL 2023
8 days / 7 nights
from €599.00 per person
Every Wednesday from 25 October until 06 December 2023 & 06 & 13 March 2024
The Celestyal Journey is characterized by her abundant number of premium staterooms as well as their spaciousness and offers guests a larger range of dining options as well, with seven one-of-a-kind venues including specialty and themed restaurants appealing to a wide array of tastes and cuisines from Mediterranean to European and Asian dishes.
In addition, the Celestyal Journey will have a cooking demonstration area, Eight bars and lounges round out the food and beverage offerings, each with its own distinctive character.
The Celestyal Journey features many open deck areas, creating an overall greater sense of light and space. Expansive sundecks with two pools and two Jacuzzis offer spectacular views and connectivity with the sea.
There is also a large, comprehensive spa, fitness and wellness area offering ocean views and two, fully-equipped conference rooms and a multi-purpose amphitheater complete with a cinema, making The Celestyal Journey perfect for meetings and incentives.
Tendering weather permitting.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Passport is required.
Prices are subject to changes at the time of reservation.
October, November & December 2023
8 day cruise with Celestyal Journey on full board basis at the cabin of your preference.
Entertainment and activities onboard.
Complimentary selected drinks during meal times
Drinks and other services paid onboard.
Shore Excursions at the ports of call.
Passport with 6 months validity is required.
Prices are subject to changes at the time of reservation.
Discount of €75.00 on pre-booked shore excursions
Day 1: Limassol
The Celestyal Journey departs from Limassol port at 18.00.
Day 2: Rhodes
The ship arrives at Rhodes port at 12.00 and departs at 18.30.
The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. The island instantly greets you with serene white-sand beaches and wide-open blue skies. See the site in the harbor where the now-destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don't miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman and early Christian times. Shop for a colorful menagerie of seashells by the shoreline — and don't forget to spend some time relaxing beside the translucent blue waves with your Greece cruise.
Day 3: Ephesus
The ship arrives at Ephesus port at 07.00 and departs at 18.00.
Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, amongst several other ancient remnants.
Famous For Kusadasi is most known for its history. Associated with the ministries of Paul, Timothy and the apostle John, the city played a significant role in the spread of early Christianity. The acoustics in the amphitheatres are fantastic.
Ephesus is one of the main centres of early Christianity. St. Paul remained in the city for three years during his third missionary journey. The Apostle John also came to Ephesus to live and was finally buried here.
Day 4: Piraeus
The ship arrives at Piraeus port at 07.00 and departs at 17.00
Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece's powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just 10 minutes from the port, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans. Walk to the Zea Harbour to discover how the Hellenic Maritime Museum will bring to life the grandeur of ancient Greece's naval capacities. Jump onboard an Athens cruise and relax at the small harbor of Mikrolimano, enjoying a meal of grilled octopus and chilled white wine at a small restaurant overlooking the sea.
Day 5: At Sea
Day at your leisure to exlore the facilities and enjoy the entertainment onboard.
Day 6: Port Said, Egypt
The ship arrives at Port Said port at 06.30 and departs at 22.00
Cruise to Port Said, Egypt’s third most important city, a melting pot of various nationalities and religions form Mediterranean countries and discover the many architectural styles that display its cosmopolitan heritage beautifully. You can visit the Suez Canal Authority Building, constructed in 1895 as the first building on the shores of the canal; or go see about 9000 archaeological pieces and exhibits dating back to prehistoric and Pharonic times at the Port Said National Museum; and contemplate the Statue of De Lesseps, which was brought down after the people of Port Said succeeded in keeping invaders from coming into their beloved city. And don’t miss to see the impressive sight of the seaport and the old town.
Day 7: Ashdod, Israel
The ship arrives at Ashdod port at 08.00 and departs at 22.00.
Israel, the world’s only Jewish and democratic state, is home to sites sacred to Judaism as well as Christianity and Islam—and few countries so small pack in as much diverse geography and culture. Ashdod, for example, is Israel’s largest port and was actually settled as early as the 17th century BC by the Bronze Age Canaanites—with Philistines, Israelites, and Greek colonists just some of the many ancient peoples who followed. The seaside city is mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, but with plenty of modern appeals, Ashdod is much more than its past.
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it has a diverse population of some 250,000, well-kept beaches, a boardwalk with restaurants and cafes and a prestigious marina.
Beyond the beaches, Ashdod offers various attractions such as the “Etgarim (Extreme Sports) Park,” wonderful public artworks on display and more. Ad Halom Park is located in the southeastern part of the city. Ashdod is also your Mediterranean gateway to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, approximately a one hour’s drive to the east, and glittering Tel Aviv-Yafo, on the coast about 40 minutes’ drive north.
Day 8: Limassol
The ship arrives at Limassol port at 11:00