Celestyal Cruises extended its sailing suspension into 2021, saying it will restart operations in March.
Celestyal Crystal is the first of the line's two ships to return to sea when she embarks on the first of her 7-night "Three Continents" itinerary on March 6. Celestyal Olympia is due to follow on March 15 when she sets out on her 4-night "Iconic Aegean" route.
The Greece-based company had previously extended sailing suspension due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown until the end of July 2020. Currently, scheduled sailings between August 1 and January 2 will also be impacted. However, because the line was already planning to service the vessels between January 2 and March 6, no other voyages will be affected.
Passengers booked on the cancelled cruises will receive a future cruise credit (FCC) valued at 120% of the booking value. Vacationers will have until the end of December 2021 to redeem their FCC against any of Celestyal Cruises’ itineraries through the end of December 2022.
In case they choose not to redeem their FCC by the end of December 2021, they'll automatically receive a full refund equal to the original sum paid to Celestyal Cruises upon the expiration of the voucher.