Celestyal Cruises has a new ship with a new logo. The Greek company published digital images of Celestyal Experience (fka Costa neoRomantica) for the outdoor and indoor areas.
Celestyal Experience is scheduled to undertake the popular 7-day Aegean "Three Continents" (spring and winter) and "Idyllic Aegean" (summer and autumn) itinerary program until 2019 planned for the fleetmate Celestyal Crystal.
According to Celestyal, the new fleetmate will not undergo any renovations as its recent drydock refurbishment (in 2017) is considered satisfactory. Celestyal didn't announce anything about the future of Celestyal Crystal, i.e. whether the ship remains in or leaves the fleet.
Celestyal Experience's first departure is scheduled on March 6, 2021, as part of the “Three Continents” voyage with a duration of 7 nights. The route starts in Athens (Piraeus) and goes to Kusadası (Ephesus), Ashdod, Port Said, Limassol, and Rhodes. From April 3, 2021, Celestyal Experience will sail the 7-night “ Idyllic Aegean“ with calls in Athens, Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi.
During the inaugural cruise season, Celestyal Experience will sail the "Versatile Aegean " route, a 7-night voyage which, in addition to Piraeus, introduces the historic Thessaloniki city, the gateway to the empire of Alexander the Great, as a new embarkation port. Highlights also include Istanbul with an overnight, a visit to Canakkale (Troy, Turkey) and Volos (cruise port to Meteora's monasteries).