Celestyal Cruises has announced it is taking its program west in the fall of 2020 for six departures in the Adriatic, visiting seven new destinations in Italy, Montenegro, Croatia and Greece. The new Adriatic itineraries will all be operated onboard the Celestyal Olympia.
The itinerary consists of four seven-night sailings departing Venice, Italy, on December 5,12,19 and 26 and calling on Corfu and Patras, Greece, followed by Kotor in Montenegro and Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia. Dubrovnik will also be available for guests as an embarkation port.
There will also be two positioning cruises, the first on November 30 with a five-night cruise starting in Athens and ending in Venice, calling on Katakolon, Corfu, Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia. A seven-night positioning cruise will also depart on January 2, 2021, from Venice with an overnight stay and ending with an overnight stay in Athens along with calls in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Corfu and Katakolon, Greece.
The move into the Adriatic follows Celestyal’s recent launch of its new “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary starting in October 2019, which takes the line back to Istanbul and introduces guests to Volos, Greece, for excursions to the mountains of Meteora, and to Canakkale, Turkey, for excursions to Troy and Gallipoli. Celestyal will also launch its “Three Continents” itinerary this December, with five sailings calling at Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt, at Ashdod, Israel, at Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey, at Limassol, Cyprus, and at Rhodes, Greece.
The highlights of the Adriatic include Venice’s romantic gondola rides, Hanukkah celebrations, views of the Dalmatian coast and fishing villages. There will also be visits to some of the oldest settlements in the Balkans, a chance to experience Christmas markets in Europe and the option to celebrate Christmas and/or New Year’s in the Adriatic.
All fares includes on-board complimentary drinks, meals, three shore excursions (two excursions on the positioning cruises), on-board shows, port and service charges and gratuities.
For more information about our 2019 and 2020 itineraries, please visit www.celestyalcruises.com.