CELESTYAL CRUISES: comes to aid of local greek community


Greek-based Cruise Line Donates Food to Those in Need; Health Supplies to National Health System; Offers Free Future Cruises to Frontline Healthcare Workers

Celestyal Cruises, the Greek cruise company based at the port of Piraeus, Athens, has announced that they have provided 5.5 tons of non perishable food, as well as first aid kits and personal hygiene products to an estimated 7,500 residents in need in the Municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of Piraeus as well as the Piraeus Nursing Home.

Following the increasing needs of the National Health System in this unprecedented situation, Celestyal Cruises has also joined forces with the Ministry of Health, supporting the National Health System with a contribution of health supplies. The donation includes 12,000 surgical masks and 1,100 liters of liquid disinfectants, so that they can be distributed to the Health Centers dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

In addition, Celestyal Cruises as a gesture of gratitude to the country’s health staff which is at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic and acts selflessly for the welfare of the whole community, offered 50 three-day cruises for two people, to first responders. The three-night cruises to the Greek islands will take place during 2020 and 2021, including stateroom accomodation, standard beverages, entertainment, gratuities as well as two excursions to Ancient Ephesus, Kusadasi and Palace of Knossos, Crete.
In addition, Celestyal Cruises will soon launch globally a special discount policy for frontline healthcare workers.

“Going through one of the most difficult times in modern history, our goal is to both support and offer relief to the socially vulnerable groups from the effects of the pandemic, but also to demonstrate our gratitude to those who are at the front lines of this fight. In these extremely difficult and unpredictable times worldwide, it is values such as humanity and solidarity that matter most” said Chris Theophilides, CEO of Celestyal Cruises.

For more information, please contact:
Frosso Zaroulea, Celestyal Cruises, f.zaroulea@celestyalcruises.gr, ph:+30.216.4009659

About Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises has fast built an award-winning reputation and recognition as the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates two vessels, each one cosy enough to provide genuine and highly personalized services. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore.

In February 2020, Celestyal Cruises was honoured at the Cruise Excellence Awards for its “3 Continents” cruise, as the best cruise itinerary for 2019.
In June 2019, Celestyal Cruises was honoured for its overall contribution and commitment to the development of the cruise industry in the East Med region at the MedCruise Awards in Genoa.
In December 2019 and 2018 respectively Celestyal Cruises was given the UK Editors’ Picks Award for Best Service by Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community. In February 2018 Celestyal Cruises received four Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards: two first place awards, for Shore Excursions and Value, and two second place awards, for Service and Entertainment.

Corporate Responsibility
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 2000 students on the Greek islands of Milos, Patmos, Samos and Ios have enjoyed a ‘journey to knowledge’, by attending specialized educational programs, initiated by Celestyal Cruises. Additionally, Celestyal Cruises supports cultural NGOs to promote youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.

ISO Certification
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.