With the summer travel season approaching, Celestyal Cruises has confirmed it will seek to resume operations on May 29th from Piraeus, Athens.
The line will offer a seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary.
The start of the season was earlier planned for the end of April.
The new recommencement date is in accordance with the recently announced Greek ministry of tourism roadmap to opening Greece to tourism and cruising for the 2021 season.
The company will recommence operations with the Celestyal Crystal so as to utilise her ideal size.
As more countries reopen with increasing demand, the company will announce the 2021 deployment of the remaining fleet in due course.
Until such time, the Celestyal Crystal will utilise two embarkation ports, Piraeus and Lavrion in Athens, providing the ability to offer shorter three and four-night Idyllic itineraries in addition to the seven-night sailing.
The shorter three and four-night sailings will operate on a Wednesday from Lavrion and Saturday from Piraeus, respectively.
“We are extremely encouraged by the increased global distribution and effectiveness of the vaccine and by the positive response we are receiving from our partners and guests around the world,” said Celestyal Cruises chief executive, Chris Theophilides.
“We will continue to monitor the positive progress of the healthy reopening of both Greece and cruising while continuing to liaise with the European and Greek health authorities to ensure that we continue to provide a safe and responsible operation for our guests, crew and the communities we serve.
“Everyone at Celestyal is extremely excited to return to sailing very soon and to extend our award-winning, warm and welcoming Greek hospitality.”