Celestyal, the award-winning and recognized number one cruise choice in the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new cruise ship.
Celestyal's new acquisition was originally built for Holland America Line, under the name Ryndamwhile most recently operating cruises for P&O Australia, she has a capacity of 1,260 passengers and will be named Celestyal Journey. The cruise ship will undergo an extensive renovation and technical maintenance program, with a budget of €20 million, before starting its normal schedule.
“Although the global developments of the last years had put our development planning on hold, the positive outlook of the industry and the high rate of bookings for the next season, gave the opportunity toCelestyal to restart the process of renewing its fleet with the addition of new cruise ships,” said the CEO of the company, Mr. Chris Theofilidis. “In addition to the spacious decks, many and unique options in bars, restaurants and common areas, the comfortable cabins, the Celestyal Journey will offer passengers a significant upgrade in accommodation with the availability of more and higher class cabins as well as balconies, which are in ever-increasing demand on all our cruises. We look forward to welcoming her to our fleet!”
The extensive refit program of Celesyal Journey will take place in the wider Piraeus shipyard. More details on the onboard experience and cruises that the new cruise ship will undertake will be announced in due course.