Want to relive all of those fantastic cruise memories from last year? Discover six of Celestyal’s best 2020 cruises.
With an estimated 32 million passengers expected to take a cruise this year, it’s a good idea to book your cruise vacation as early as possible. Before you do this, you just need to decide which destinations you’d like to travel to next. Whether you want to explore the rich history and culture of Istanbul in Turkey, get up-close and personal with the pyramids in Egypt or snap a selfie with the famous blue-domed churches on the Greek island of Santorini, Celestyal has the perfect all-inclusive cruise for you.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the top 2020 Celestyal cruises you can book right now.
3 Continents Cruise
If you want to embark on an incredible journey that lets you visit three different continents in just seven nights, the 3 Continents Cruise by Celestyal Cruises is a unique travel experience you don’t want to miss. The cruise embarks and disembarks at the port of Piraeus near Athens in Greece, and the itinerary visits Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt, Ashdod in Israel, Limassol in Cyprus, the Greek island of Rhodes and Kusadasi in Turkey. This means you’ll get to touch the coastlines of Europe, Asia and Africa with our elegant cruise ship, Celestyal Crystal.
After a day at sea, you’ll spend a full day in Egypt to allow you plenty of time to fully explore the ancient capital of Alexandria, the pyramids of Giza and the megacity of Cairo. Then you’ll continue to Ashdod to visit Jaffa and Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and Bethlehem before heading to Limassol on the southern coast of Cyprus. Rhodes is the next destination where you’ll be able to discover beautiful beaches, historic sites and archaeological treasures. The final stop is the Turkish port of Kusadasi, home to a huge bazaar and located near to the ruins of Ephesus.
Iconic Aegean Cruise
If you don’t have enough free time to go on a week-long vacation but you still want to take a cruise, you can book our three-night or four-night Iconic Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Olympia. These itineraries begin and end at Piraeus and stop at the Greek islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Heraklion and Santorini, as well as Kusadasi on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. The four-night Iconic Aegean also includes a visit to Rhodes in Greece.
Celestyal short cruises are not only great for travelers who don’t have a lot of time available but they’re also ideal for first-time cruisers. Three or four nights is the perfect length of time to get a feel for cruising and the Celestyal ‘inclusive’ experience.
Eclectic Aegean Cruise
The Eclectic Aegean Cruise shows you the best of Turkey and Greece, across seven days and nights. This cruise embarks and disembarks at Piraeus and takes in six destinations including Istanbul and Ҫanakkale in Turkey, in addition to Volos, Heraklion, Santorini and Mykonos in Greece. With four departures in April, two in May and three in October, you can visit each of the destinations without having to battle through the crowds of the summer season.
After boarding Celestyal Crystal in Piraeus, your first stop is at Istanbul in Turkey. It’s a city with an endless array of must-see sights and attractions, and you’ll have sufficient time to see and do all the things Istanbul has to offer because the ship stays in port overnight. Your next port is Ҫanakkale, which is close to several historically significant sites of Turkey, including the ancient city of Troy and the Gallipoli battlefields. Then you’ll cruise to Volos, a popular university city that’s home to archaeological gems and situated near the extraordinary monasteries of Meteora. On day six, the ship will sail into Heraklion, allowing you to explore the capital of Crete and its famous landmarks and world-class museums. You’ll then visit the truly magical island of Santorini before you cruise to Mykonos, a whitewashed paradise and the most cosmopolitan island of Greece.
Idyllic Aegean Cruise
Imagine how amazing it would be to visit the jewels of the Aegean and the most enchanting Greek island destinations in just one week. Well, you don’t have to imagine it. You just need to book the Idyllic Aegean Cruise. Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you can look forward to a cruise vacation that includes stops at the Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos and Mykonos. What’s more, this cruise takes you to the sunny harbor town of Kusadasi in Turkey and offers overnight port stays at Santorini and Mykonos.
Everyone has heard of Mykonos and Santorini, two of the most stunning islands in the Aegean. As both of these destinations are so popular, it makes sense to include overnight stops at each port to give you more time to enjoy their picturesque villages, gorgeous beaches and numerous attractions. Rhodes and Crete are also well-loved islands that offer unforgettable vacation experiences and satisfy even the most demanding visitors. You’ll also get the chance to visit Milos, one of Greece’s lesser-known gems which is full of unusual beaches and pleasant surprises. One thing is for certain, and that is that Milos and its incredible landscapes will leave you speechless.
One Way Romantic Adriatic Cruise
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover the perfect autumn cruise with Celestyal Olympia. The One Way Romantic Adriatic Cruise starts at the port of Piraeus and sails to Katakolon and Corfu in Greece, Kotor in Montenegro and Dubrovnik in Croatia before arriving at your disembarkation port of Venice in Italy. If you like mystery, romantic destinations and authentic cultural experiences, then this is the cruise for you. You’ll need to be quick though as this five-night itinerary sails only one departure in November 2020.
On this one-time cruise, you’ll get to discover the ancient city of Olympia and the quiet beaches of Katakolon, as well as the fascinating Greek island of Corfu. A picture-perfect destination with an enchanting old town, Corfu boasts impressive landmarks, pretty villages and some of the world’s most romantic trails and beaches. Kotor on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast is just as beautiful thanks to its historic center, Venetian palaces and wonderful mountain scenery. The Croatian city of Dubrovnik, meanwhile, will seduce you with its medieval walls, captivating old town, exquisite cuisine and romantic charm. Not forgetting that your cruise ends at the port of Venice, arguably the most romantic city on earth.
Romantic Adriatic Cruise
If you want to spend more time traveling across the Adriatic, the seven-night Romantic Adriatic Cruise is a round trip from the port of Venice in Italy and takes you to Corfu and Patras in Greece, Kotor in Montenegro and Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia. You also get to enjoy a full day at sea aboard Celestyal Cruises’ largest cruise ship, Celestyal Olympia.
As the cruise begins with a sea day, you can make the most of the onboard facilities and truly relax as you sail to the first destination, which is Corfu. Next stop is Patras, a bustling Greek city that’s just a short drive away from the ancient sanctuary of Delphi and the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Then you journey to Montenegro, followed by Croatia to stop at the memorable cities of Dubrovnik and Split. And since you embark and disembark at Venice, you have more time in this romantic city to do whatever you wish, be it a stroll around St Mark’s Square, a visit to some of Italy’s finest museums or a gondola ride down the Grand Canal.