Celestyal Cruises Reveals Details of New Shipby Dori Saltzman /
When it debuts this fall, Celestyal Cruises' new ship Celestyal Journey will feature seven dining venues and eight bars and lounges. Plus, nearly a quarter of all the staterooms will have balconies.
In total, the 1,260-guest Celestyal Journey will have 630 staterooms, 149 of which have balconies. Of these, 120 are Junior Suites, 28 are Grand Suites, and one is the spacious Penthouse Suite. Eighty percent of all the cabins onboard have an outside view.
The ship will also have the line's greatest variety of dining options with seven one-of-a-kind venues including specialty and themed restaurants ranging from Mediterranean to European to Asian cuisines. Celestyal Journey will also have a cooking demonstration area and an exclusive Chef's Table venue.
Eight bars and lounges round out the food and beverage offerings.
“It has always been our mission to renew and rejuvenate our fleet, and we’re thrilled to see this come to fruition with the arrival of the Celestyal Journey," said Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides. "She is already undergoing her extensive refurbishment program and will be deployed in a matter of just a few months. The Celestyal Journey will offer our guests more in the way of premium accommodations with balconies, a greater choice of dining and bar venues, public areas and open decks creating a greater sense of space. At the same time, the newest member of the Celestyal family continues our tradition of operating intimate, mid-sized vessels, allowing us to take our guests to destinations that larger ships cannot, reinforcing our in-depth regional destination knowledge and genuine, warm Greek hospitality…”
The Celestyal Journey will feature several open deck areas, creating an overall greater sense of light and space. Expansive sundecks with two pools and two Jacuzzis offer spectacular views, while a tranquil outdoor space, the Beach Club, will be created for exclusive use by all Grand and Junior Suite guests. Grand Suites guests will also have access to Celestyal's concierge service, which features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking.
Other onboard spaces include a large spa, fitness and wellness area, two fully-equipped conference rooms, and a multi-purpose amphitheater complete with a cinema.
Celestyal Journey, which is taking over for Celestyal Crystal, sets sail on October 14, 2023 with a "Steps of Paul" itinerary, followed by the seven-night "Three Continents" itinerary from October through December, 2023. Guests currently booked on the Celestyal Crystal from September 2, 2023 and onwards will be contacted and re-accommodated on sailings on the Celestyal Journey.