Celestyal Cruises Receives the Excellence Cruise Award for its Itinerary 3 Continents

The company has been awarded for its spectacular 7-day itinerary through Europe, Asia and Africa, in the thirteenth edition of the Cruise Excellence Awards

Celestyal Cruises, the main cruise operator of Greek origin, has been garlanded for its itinerary “3 continents”*  in the thirteenth edition of the Cruise Excellence Awards. These awards are orchestrated by Cruises News Media Group and are decided as a result of the votes given by national cruise passengers and travel agencies in the national territory.

“3 continents” of Celestyal Cruises, chosen as the best 2019 itinerary in this edition of the Cruise Excellence Awards, is a spectacular itinerary that visits exotic and incredible destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa on the same trip, a unique adventure on a 7-day cruise with cruise calls in 7 different destinations taking in 4 countries and 3 different continents with great archaeological, religious and cultural content.

The Excellence Cruise Awards are a CruisesNews Media Group brand, organiser of the International Cruise Summit in Madrid and editor of CruisesNews magazine. The ceremony of this edition took place in A Coruña during an entertaining gala attended by about 300 guests, an event that brought together the chief executives of the cruise line companies, cruise tour operators, consignees, ports and destinations, travel agents, collaborators, professionals, business managers and other suppliers of the cruise industry.

The award was collected by Noelia Domínguez, Country Manager Spain, Portugal and Latin America, who, after congratulating all the winners, commented. “We are very excited to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank both the voters and the organizers of this wonderful event.” And she added “For Celestyal Cruises, this itinerary was the first strategic step to extend the company’s cruise season and offer alternatives throughout the year, with a really positive response from partners and passengers in 2019.”

“In addition, we are very satisfied with the fact that this itinerary contributes to sustainable tourism; our guests are discovering the benefits of visiting this area in the months when the weather is still very pleasant, the destinations are less crowded and they can enjoy in depth the culture and history on the 3 continents itinerary, while helping change the perception that the eastern Mediterranean is a summer-only destination.” 

*The seven-night “Three Continents” cruise will sail from Feb. 29 to Mar. 28 and from Oct. 31 to Dec. 26 in 2020

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 Mare Nostrum 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.