Celestyal Cruises Ltd.
Arch. Makariou III & 2, Mesa Geitonia, PO Box 50100, CY4003 Limassol, Cyprus
Celestyal Cruises today announces a one-year extension of the Thomson Spirit charter to Thomson Cruises
CELESTYAL CRUISES ANNNOUNCES ONE-YEAR EXTENSION
OF THE THOMSON SPIRIT CHARTER TO THOMSON CRUISES
Celestyal Cruises announced a one-year extension of the Thomson Spirit charter to Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc for the 2018 season. The Thomson Spirit has been chartered to Thomson since May 2003; per the terms of the charter, the ship will operate as a Thomson Cruises vessel until October 2018 with all services provided by Celestyal Cruises through its wholly owned ship management subsidiary, Optimum Ship Management Services SA.
“The extension of the Thomson Spirit charter is yet another endorsement of the quality of services and a testament to the trust TUI Travel plc and other global tourism leaders have in Celestyal Cruises,” said Celestyal Cruises CEO Kyriakos Anastassiadis. “We’re pleased that the Spirit is so popular with passengers in the UK market. Thomson Cruises has been a trusted, valued partner for over 2 decades, and we look forward to extending our relationship further."
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About Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises is the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line serving the Greek Islands and circumnavigating the island of Cuba, year-round. The company operates five mid-sized vessels; each one being cosy enough to provide genuine and highly-personalized services. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is the ‘destination.’ Every cruise focuses on true cultural immersion, offering authentic, lifetime experiences both on board and onshore wherever its vessels sail.
Celestyal Cruises is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practices. The company actively supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Since 2015, more than 1,200 students on the Greek islands of Milos, Patmos and Ios have enjoyed a ‘journey to knowledge’, by attending specialized educational programs, initiated by Celestyal Cruises. Additionally, Celestyal Cruises supports cultural NGOs; while promoting youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.
The entire spectrum of Celestyal Cruises’ ship management, including technical, hotel and crew management, and offices, are certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. The certifying authority is DNV-GL, which is by widely recognized as the biggest and most respected rating agency in the marine industry.
Awards & Recognition
In 2017, Celestyal Cruises received four Cruisers’ Choice Awards from Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise community, being voted ‘Best’ in the mid-sized category, for ‘Embarkation’, ‘Entertainment’, ‘Shore Excursions’ and ‘Value’. At the Greek Tourism Awards 2017, the company won five awards, as an indication of its dynamic presence in the cruise sector, as well as its great value offered. More specifically, the company won the gold award in the following categories: ‘Tourism Season Expanding Initiatives-Greek Tourism Product Enrichment’, ‘Guest Service Excellence’, ‘Gastronomic Tourism’ and ‘Corporate Identity-Corporate Reputation Management- Branding’; while also receiving a silver award in the ‘Integrated Marketing Campaign’ category.