Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of David Noyes as non-executive chairman. The appointment follows a major investment in the business from Searchlight Capital Partners.
Parent company, Louis Group, said the infusion of cash would allow the line, which sails the Greek islands and eastern Mediterranean, to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Celestyal said the decision follows an examination of forward-looking capacity requirements following the Covid-19 pandemic. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Celestyal Cruises has resumed operations with a seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary on Celestyal Crystal. The Greek island trip set sail from Athens earlier.
Celestyal Olympia will offer a new ‘Legendary Archipelago’ itinerary and will call on Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Santorini, Agios Nikolaos (Crete) and Rhodes in Greece.
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.
Due to continued international travel restrictions and port closures arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Celestyal Cruises has delayed the start of its season until April 24th.
The ship, which has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment following its arrival for Costa Cruises, will offer an intimate onboard guest experience with all the warmth of traditional Greek hospitality.
Built in 1993 and extensively refurbished in 2012, the 1,800-guest ship has 789 cabins, 132 of which feature balconies, as well as a variety of dining and entertainment venues, bars and lounges, two pools, a gym and a panoramic spa.
Celestyal Cruises has announced the suspension of sailings until the 2021 season starts in March. Celestyal was one of the first cruise lines to pause operations in mid-March out of concern for our guests, crew and local communities.
The line said the decision had been taken due to the ongoing travel disruption and temporary port closures within the region in which the cruise line operates. Celestyal focuses on trips to the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean.
Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of Andrew Magowan as the company’s new vice president commercial, Europe. Magowan will be responsible for commercial strategy and the development of Celestyal Cruises’ presence and sales distribution in the European region, with a specific focus on the UK market.