Three days aboard a Celestyal cruise

Have you ever dreamed of cruising the Aegean islands and the Mediterranean? Maybe this year is the time to make it come true! Welcome to our Iconic Aegean cruise that’s nothing short of its title. The 3-day itinerary includes 5 destinations and whopping number available shore excursions.   

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The moment you arrive at your cabin you will meet your steward and he will help you with any questions you may have as well as the daily plan that you will find in your room. Now that you’re all settled in, it’s time to explore the Celestyal Olympia. This vessel, like all Celestyal cruise ships, is cozy and relaxed with our crew ready to accommodate you in any way possible. By the end of your cruise, you will know most of them by name anyway! So our first stop is by the dining rooms and lounges. Enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice and pastries hot from the oven in our breakfast buffet. When the sun’s shining brightly, there’s even casual al fresco dining on our decks as well as room service, so you can choose exactly how and when you want to eat. Our chefs prepare daily delicious Mediterranean dishes with fresh materials and plenty of imagination. Don’t forget that your all-inclusive cruise comes with three meals daily, afternoon tea and the Unlimited Drinks package. Now it’s time to enjoy a Greek wine or some champagne at the Thalassa and Horizons bar and relax while gazing the shimmering Aegean Sea. The Celestyal Olympia includes lounges, bars, restaurants, a fully equipped gym, a library, a children’s playground, and an array of shops selling traditional Greek products and tax-free goods. And to top all of that, on board a Celestyal Cruise you will find day and night entertainment celebrating the Greek tradition and pop culture.
 

But let’s step on land for a bit. The 3 day cruise Iconic Aegean will show you all the classic Greek island itinerary. Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Heraklion, and Kusadasi on your feet for you to choose according to your mood. Each of these destinations besides natural beauty has plenty of excursions curated by Celestyal for you to choose from. You can see all of them on the daily program that you will find in your room so that you can reserve your spot on time. In Mykonos, you can dine in style watching the twinkling lights and listening to the wave crashing next to your feet and explore the Monasteries, beaches, and villages of the Mykonian countryside. In Santorini, on the other hand, you can choose to visit the excavation site of Akrotiri, legend has it to be the real Atlantis, the hanging village of Oia and its notorious sunset or take a half day cruise around the island, spectating the volcanic beaches and brims. The island of Patmos will surprise you with excursions varying from traditional feasts to monuments of the early Christianity. It is the place where Saint John wrote the book of the Apocalypse and until this day visitors swarm to his cave. But Patmos is much more than that and a visit will make you discover why. Our next stop will be the beautiful Heraklion, the capital of Crete. A city with a history going back 6, 000 years with prehistoric and Venetian reminiscents combined in perfection. Choose an excursion to explore the mythic Knossos palace archeological site, the medieval city or the Cretan countryside. The historic port of Kusadasi hosts important monuments related to the WWII and of course, it’s the gateway to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and its amazing surroundings. A sight for sore eyes without a doubt. Last but not least we have Piraeus, the port of Athens. Visit the Athenian monuments like the Acropolis and the Panathenaic Stadium and stroll around the charming Plaka neighborhood. 

During your cruise, you can access plenty of onboard activites as described in the Daily Plan. So, after all this beauty and history you may be in an arty mood so why not join an Arts and Crafts lesson or a Dancing Lesson if you’re not an avid sportsman. You can even take a few Greek language lessons and learn some basic phrases. We strongly suggest you participate in  Bingo nights and the impressive Cooking Demonstrations


All this and much more await for you in an all-inclusive 3-day Celestyal cruise. 
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