Celestyal confirm the acquisition of a second new vessel this year. The Celestyal Discovery, follows the recent arrival of the Celestyal Journey, signaling a fleet refresh and further commitment to significant investment into the customer proposition.
The cruise line reports that the Celestyal Discovery will now join her fleet mate in Athens, where they will both undergo multimillion-euro winter refurbishment programs ahead of the new season, which commences in March 2024.
According to Celestyal, the ship’s name symbolizes the company ethos of creating unmissable moments of discovery through connecting people, places, and self. She embodies the Celestyal confident spirit, sense of exploration and wonder.
Built in 2003 for the Carnival Corporation, she has been sailing under the AIDA Cruise brand throughout her career to date.
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.
Celestyal’s newest ship will be on sale from December 11, 2023, taking over the Celestyal Olympia’s 2024 program.
“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.
“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," added Theophilides.
The Celestyal Discovery will showcase many of the favorite features of the Celestyal fleet- an 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 to the customer offering, which will be added during her imminent refurbishment program.
Special launch offers
Special 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 re-accommodated on sailings on the newly refurbished Celestyal Discovery.
Further details regarding the onboard experience and itineraries will be announced in the coming months.
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