Celestyal cancels Mediterranean cruises 2025-2026, repositions Discovery ship to Abu Dhabi UAE

   June 25, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Celestyal Cruises announced the cancellation of 6 scheduled "Three Continents" voyages on Celestyal Discovery ship. Instead, Discovery will be repositioned to the Arabian Gulf for the 2025-2026 winter season.

From December 2025, Celestyal Discovery will be homeported in Abu Dhabi UAE, conducting operations in the region alongside the Celestyal Journey. The itineraries are 3- and 4-night and running from December 2025 to March 2026. Call port include Doha Qatar, UAE's Yas Island and Fujairah, and Oman's Muscat, and Khasab.

Prices for these voyages start at GBP 249 per person for a 3-night journey.

The 6 canceled Three Continents cruises (November and December 2025) were scheduled to visit Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey. Affected bookings have been notified and offered either reimbursement or alternative options.

In winter 2025-2026, Celestyal Journey will be homeported in Doha for the "Desert Days" itinerary. It includes maiden calls to Khasab, Dubai UAE, Yas Island, and Bahrain (Mina Salman/Manama). This itinerary will commence on November 9, 2024, and include festive cruises as well as departures aligned with the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix events.

Celestyal's core summer Greek and Mediterranean program, now available for booking, will introduce 8 additional Heavenly Adriatic cruises in 2025 and 13 in 2026. These cruises will explore Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy. The Journey will offer two 7-night itineraries in the Mediterranean and the Aegean, while the Discovery will provide shorter summer itineraries of 3 and 4 nights.