Celestyal Cruises announced it had completed the installation of 43 new balconies on line's Celestyal Crystal. 26 new balconies have been added to cabins on Deck 6 and 17 - to cabins on Deck 7. Eight of the ship’s existing balconies were refurbished and extended.
The fitting of the balconies was completed in Piraeus. All of the balconies were installed over a period of 20 days in tandem with other hotel upgrades and the completion of technical maintenance. Following the refurbishment, Celestyal Crystal now has 43 balcony junior suites, eight balcony suites and two imperial balcony suites: in total 53 of her suites now have balconies. Each balcony extends 1.4 meters from the ship’s bulkhead; the length of each balcony is between 2.8 meters and 5.8 meters.
“These balconies are part of an extensive refurbishment program to continually elevate the quality of our brand and to ensure we are delivering a positive passenger experience on all of our vessels,” said Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises. “We hired expert Greek shipbuilders here in Piraeus to complete the necessary work on Celestyal Crystal, and the level of craftsmanship is further proof of the quality of maritime construction available in our country. We are tremendously pleased with the results.”
Refurbishment of other Celestyal Cruises vessels is ongoing, including 21 junior suites, nine suites and the remaining 227 outside cabins on Celestyal Olympia, as well as a number of upgrades on her public areas. All the cabins and the public spaces on Celestyal Nefeli will be also redecorated.
“The current work being undertaken in Piraeus marks the commencement of the second phase of our investment program,” said Pythagoras Nagos, Vice President of Sales for Celestyal Cruises. “We are committed to the continuous upgrade of the Celestyal fleet and quite excited about the improved décor and comfort we will be able to provide to our cruisers going forward.”