Celestyal has acquired its second new vessel of 2023, Celestyal Discovery, following the recent arrival of Celestyal Journey.
Discovery will join its fleet mate in Athens, where they will both undergo multimillion-euro winter refurbishment programmes ahead of the new season, which commences in March 2024.
Built in 2003 for Carnival Corporation, the mid-sized vessel has been sailing under the AIDA Cruise brand throughout its career to date. It offers 633 staterooms, 62 of which feature balconies, accommodating 1,266 guests.
Celestyal’s newest ship will be on sale from 11 December 2023, taking over Celestyal Olympia’s 2024 programme. Launch offers will be included in the Black Friday promotions published later this week, as well as throughout Celestyal’s biggest Wave campaign to date, which will be launching at the end of the year.
Guests currently holding reservations on the Olympia will be contacted by the line after this date and reaccommodated on sailings on the newly refurbished Discovery.
Celestyal ‘excited to make waves’ across the cruise industry
CEO of Celestyal Chris Theophilides said: “Given strong market and business conditions, we are thrilled to have expedited the renewal of our fleet to welcome the Discovery into the Celestyal family.
“Discovery joins Journey to undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over the winter period, signifying further our intent to keep delighting our customers.
“As a confident challenger brand, our team is excited to continue to make waves across the industry next season, with a refreshed fleet, brand, network, and a renewed sense of direction.”
Discovery will feature an Amphitheatre with conference and event space, lounges, the Grillseekers speciality restaurant, a Sozo wellness retreat, a pool deck with an exclusive Rays deck, the Greek Deli, and a Fig and Honey gelato and juice bar.
There will also be a number of new additions to the customer offering which will be added during the ship’s imminent refurbishment programme in Greece.