Celestyal Cruises today announced a partnership with Hays Travel. The new partnership will see Hays Travel selling Celestyal’s complete product range which includes six different 3 to 7-day Aegean cruises and the 7-day Cuba Cruise.
Celestyal Cruises is one of the leading cruise lines serving the Greek Islands and circumnavigating the island of Cuba. The company operates five mid-sized vessels; each one intimate enough to provide highly-personalised services. At the core of the Celestyal philosophy is the focus on cultural immersion, each itinerary offers authentic and immersive Greek and Cuban experiences both on and off the ship.
Hays Travel will package the cruises with a selection of transport options, and ground arrangements from the UK. The partnership is expected to capture a wider UK audience and meet increasing demand from travel agents to sell the cruises.
Jonathon Woodall, group head of commercial at Hays Travel, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Hays Travel is the only UK high street agent in partnership with Celestyal Cruises. The product will be rolled out to all of our retail agents and homeworkers, as well as Hays Travel Independence Group members. Cruise is a big focus for us as a group and we will be fully supporting Celestyal Cruises’ UK expansion plans.
The Celestyal product will also be made available through Hays Tour Operating Limited, giving other independent agents across the UK the opportunity to offer these cruises to their customers.”
Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, said;
“This partnership marks an exciting step in the continuing development of our UK sales strategy. Hays is a market leader with a strong specialisation in cruising – we’re confident that together we will generate strong sales.”
Agent incentives and training on the Celestyal Cruises product are in planning and expected to be announced by Hays in the coming months.