Celestyal Cruises announces the start of its 2016 enogastronomy themed cruise programme

Cruise Ferry, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism — By on August 12, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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Passengers can enjoy an authentic Greek feast onboard as well as late summer sun

August 12, 2016: In keeping with its reputation for providing authentic Greek hospitality to its passengers, Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce the start of its 2016 Enogastronomy themed cruises. Comprising a number of special events and activities, Stories of Greek Enogastronomy invites passengers to indulge on Greece’s best delicacies on all departure dates in September and October 2016.

For the final segment of its 2016 themed cruises, Celestyal Cruises has arranged an array of events to give its passengers the opportunity to explore the authentic taste of Greece – passengers will sample more than 40 Greek cheeses, as well as a plethora of Greek wines and spirits and signature Greek dishes, some of which they will learn how to cook. With individual departures focusing on Greek olive oil, Greek pastry as well as authentic cheese and wine, Celestyal Cruises offer the best way to discover Greece’s amazing gastronomy whilst enjoying some late summer sun in some of the most Iconic Greek destinations.

The first Enogastronomy cruise will focus on Authentic Greek Spirits, including Ouzo, Tsipouro & Liqueurs. The seven day Iconic Aegean itinerary departs Athens on 2nd September, visiting six Greek islands, including Mykonos with its beautiful beaches, iconic windmills and great restaurant scene, as well as Santorini, where passengers can visit historical wineries and taste some of the best wine in Greece whilst enjoying the island’s dramatic views.

With average temperatures in September and October ranging from 18 to 27 Celsius and less crowded beaches, the Aegean is the perfect destination to enjoy the last of the summer sun. Celestyal Cruises offers 3,4 and 7 day cruises through the Aegean. Prices are from £262 pp on full board basis. Flights from London to Athens start from £223 pp return.

CELESTYAL LOOGOAbout Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands, Turkey and Cuba. Two of the company’s ships, the “Thomson Spirit” and “Thomson Majesty”, are under charter to Thomson Cruises of TUI AG. Since 2011 Celestyal Cruises has been a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a worldwide cruise industry alliance that promotes a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. At the 2015 Greek Tourism Awards, Celestyal Cruises was awarded a Gold Award for Themed Events, a Silver Award for Contribution to the National Economy, a Silver Award for Contribution to Local Economies and a Bronze Award for Promotion of Local Cuisine. Also in 2015 the company won the highest distinction for the Best Communication Strategy at the nautical Efkranti Awards, as well as five Silver Awards at the HR Community Conference & Awards: a golf award in the category “Cultural Tourism” for its rich program themed events, a silver award in the category “Tourism development/ Contribution to the national or local economy” and two silver awards in the categories “Use of Social Media” and “Selection, rewarding & personal development” for its digital strategy and HR practices respectively. The company also received the “Cruise Line Revelation” award at the Excellence Awards in Cartagena, Spain, and was a finalist in the “Continuous Enrichment, On Board and Ashore” category at the WAVE Awards London, UK. Celestyal Cruises’ new brand, Cuba Cruise, provides passengers with an authentic Cuban cruise experience, the best of Cuba on impeccable eight-day voyages. The Celestyal logo evokes the sea, the sun and the wind. It reflects the company’s commitment to its Hellenic roots, and to supporting the economy and preserving the environment of each destination it visits

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