Celestyal Cruises Ltd.
Arch. Makariou III & 2, Mesa Geitonia, PO Box 50100, CY4003 Limassol, Cyprus
Celestyal Cruises appoints new Vice President Commercial, Europe
CELESTYAL CRUISES APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL, EUROPE
Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of Andrew Magowan as the company’s new Vice President Commercial, Europe. Andrew 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.
Magowan joins Celestyal Cruises with 25 years of international cruise distribution experience, having previously worked with all major cruise agents, tour operators and trade distribution partners in the industry. Previous roles include Vice President Europe Middle East and Africa for Seabourn and other senior sales & marketing roles within the cruise industry including NCL, Cunard Line, Swan Hellenic & SeaDream.
Magowan’s appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to grow Celestyal’s presence in the UK and Europe, strengthening the European sales network of the company.
Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, said;
“Andrew’s experience and in-depth knowledge of the travel industry will further strengthen the Celestyal brand as a cruise operator that offers immersion in local experiences in both Greece and Cuba. Andrew’s appointment follows growth in the UK and European market and we are delighted to have him on board as part of our expansion and development plans.”
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.