The “Celestyal Nefeli” hosts the Heineken Champions League

Maritime Tourism, Sports, Tourism — By on June 2, 2017 at 8:42 PM

Kyriakos  Kerry Anastassiadis

500 Lucky Winners from Around the Globe Will watch the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final onboard the Nefeli On A Magnificent Cruise to Mykonos

Celestyal Cruises, one of the only cruise lines based in Greece, announces that the Celestyal Nefeli will host the Heineken Champions Voyage, which will take place in Greece for the first time ever. More than 500 lucky passengers from all over the world will watch the 2017 UEFA Champions League final on the Nefeli during a unique cruise to beautiful Mykonos.

The Celestyal Nefeli will embark from the port of Piraeus on 3 June 2017 with consumers, international football representatives and journalists, all of whom will enjoy an onboard presentation of the 2017 UEFA Champions League final and a special cruise to experience the beauty of Mykonos. The Heineken Champions Voyage is an established international event and will be part of an integrated campaign across more than 50 countries to promote Greece and Mykonos.

“We are delighted to participate in this international event, especially the opportunity to promote the beauty of our country and the authentic Greek hospitality we provide to our passengers,” said Kerry Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises and Chairman of CLIA Europe. “The 2017 Heineken Champions Voyage is an important initiative to present cruising, a rapidly emerging sector of the tourism industry, as the ideal choice for travelers, one that combines a holiday with entertainment. We are certain Heineken’s guests will truly enjoy the trip, the cosmopolitan environment of Mykonos and this unique celebration of football.”

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Celestyal Cruises Press Office: Frosso Zaroulea +30 216 4009659   

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is one of the only cruise lines based in Greece. The company’s main ports of call are the Greek Islands and Cuba, where it sails 7-day cruises year-round.  Celestyal Cruises operates five mid-sized vessels, each one cozy enough to enable its crews to provide genuine and highly-personalized service to the company’s passengers. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is the ‘destination’: every cruise is focused on true cultural immersion and the provision of authentic, lifetime experiences, both on board and onshore.

Corporate Responsibility

Celestyal Cruises is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practices. The company actively supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Since 2015, more than 1,200 students on the Greek islands of Milos, Patmos and Ios have enjoyed a ‘journey to knowledge’, by attending specialized educational programs, initiated by Celestyal Cruises. Additionally, Celestyal Cruises supports cultural NGOs; while promoting youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.

ISO Certification 

The entire spectrum of Celestyal Cruises’ ship management, including technical, hotel and crew management, and offices, are certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. The certifying authority is DNV-GL, which is widely recognized as the largest and most respected rating agency in the marine industry.

Awards & recognition

In 2017 Celestyal Cruises received four Cruisers’ Choice Awards from Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise community: ‘Best’ in the mid-sized category, for ‘Embarkation’, ‘Entertainment’, ‘Shore Excursions’ and ‘Value’. At the Greek Tourism Awards 2017 the company won five awards, an indication of its dynamic presence in the cruise sector and the great value it provides its customers. Specifically, the company won the Gold Award in the following categories: ‘Tourism Season Expanding Initiatives-Greek Tourism Product Enrichment’, ‘Guest Service Excellence’, ‘Gastronomic Tourism’ and ‘Corporate Identity-Corporate Reputation Management-Branding’; the company also won a silver award in the ‘Integrated Marketing Campaign’ category.

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