The leading Greek cruise company Celestyal Cruises (fka Louis Cruises) released details of its new itineraries for 2021 and 2022, with new call ports, more religious-themed cruises and modified itineraries with more ashore time.
The company's 2021-2022 program features 3x new cruise ports and 2x new itineraries. Maiden port calls are scheduled for Ermoupoli (Syros Island, Greece), Thessaloniki (Greece), and Agios Nikolaos (Crete Greece).
In winter 2021-2022, Celestyal Olympia ship operates two new "Iconic Discovery" itineraries (3-4-night in length) priced from USD 610 pp. Both itineraries visit Syros Island, Thira (Santorini Island, full-day stay), and Kusadasi Turkey.
Celestyal Crystal ship offers the "Idyllic Aegean" itinerary (7-day) priced from USD 1250 pp. The revised voyage visits Crete Island's port Agios Nikolaos instead of Heraklion. The ship also operates a revised "Eclectic Aegean" itinerary (7-day) in which Heraklion is replaced with Thessaloniki and the ship stays a full day in Santorini's Port Thira. “Eclectic Aegean” is also priced from USD 1250 pp and operated in 2021 (October 23 through November 6) and in 2022 (April 9 through 23, October 29 through November 12).
Celestyal Crystal's Egypt-visiting itinerary "Three Continents" was also altered and now doesn't visit Alexandria. The 7-day cruise Greece-Egypt (Piraeus to Port Said) instead includes a full-day Cairo City excursion (also inclusive of a Giza Pyramids tour) and is same-priced (USD 1250 pp). "Three Continents" is operated in 2021 (March 6 through 27, November 20 through December 25) and in 2022 (March 5 through April 2, November 19 through December 31.
The 7-day "Steps of Saint Paul" Mediterranean itinerary is priced from USD 1500 pp and operated in 2021 (departs October 16 and November 13) and 2022 (Oct 15 and Oct 22). The Christian-themed cruise (roundtrip from Piraeus) visits Greece (Thessaloniki, Kavala), Turkey (Istanbul, Dikili, Kusadasi), and Greece (Patmos Island).