Celestyal Cruises is one of Greece’s premier cruise lines, and they have just revealed the 2022 and 2023 itineraries for their newest ship, Celestyal Experience. If you are someone with dreams of travelling around the Greek Islands, you should definitely consider these itineraries. In general, their 2022 and 2023 cruises build upon the tried-and-true formulas that they have been running for a few years now. The biggest difference is that they will be taking place on a new ship! Let’s take a look at the newest addition to Celestyal’s fleet as well as the voyages that they have just announced.
Brand new to Celestyal is Celestyal Experience, a ship that will be handling one of the cruise line’s recurring itineraries. Interestingly enough, Experience isn’t a newbuild and is rather a refurbished ship that has been around since the early 90s. It started off as the Costa Romantica back in 1993 before receiving a huge upgrade in 2011 and returning to service as the aptly-named Costa neoRomantica. Celestyal purchased the ship last year and it will see its inaugural journey with the cruise line in 2022. In terms of stats, the Experience has 12 decks, a max capacity of 1578 guests and 662 crew, and a total weight of 56,769 tons.
The Three Continents itinerary
Three Continents, one of the most exciting itineraries that Celestyal does will be returning in both 2022 and 2023. The 2022 version will be more or less the same seven-night trip that they have been sailing since 2020. The Experience will stop in a total of three continents, with port stops in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, and Cyprus. That’s an action-packed week! In 2023, the Experience will sail both the traditional seven-night version as well as a two week version for those who want to explore each continent in more depth.
Other itineraries on the Experience
Three Continents isn’t the only trip that Experience will be sailing. It will sail the Eclectic Aegean itinerary starting on April 9th, 2022, and again starting on March 4th, 2023. A related itinerary called the Idyllic Aegean will also be sailed by Experience starting on April 30th, 2022. It will visit ports such as Crete, Mykonos, Kusadasi, and more. The very unique Steps of Paul voyage will also be taken on by Experience on October 15th, 2022.
In other Celestyal news, they are introducing even more short itineraries on the Celestyal Olympia in 2022 and 2023 thanks to Experience picking up some of its other trips. You can check out all of their planned itineraries on their website.