Celestyal acquires ship, earmarks US$21 million for refurbishment
Rendering of Celestyal Journey

Celestyal acquires ship, earmarks US$21 million for refurbishment

ATHENS — Celestyal has announced the acquisition of a new vessel.

Originally built as the Ryndam for Holland America Line and more recently operating for P&O Australia, the 1,260-passenger Celestyal Journey will undergo an extensive US$21 million refurbishment and technical maintenance overhaul before entering service for the Greek Islands and Eastern Med specialist.

“While the global events of the past few years have placed our growth plans on pause, the positive industry outlook along with strong bookings for the coming season, provides Celestyal with the opportunity to recommence the process of renewing our fleet with new vessels,” said Celestial CEO, Chris Theophilides.

“In addition to her expansive open decks, numerous bar and dining options as well as spacious public areas and staterooms, the Celestyal Journey provides our guests with a significant increase in premium and balcony staterooms, which continue to be in high demand on all of our voyages,” said Theophilides. “We look forward to welcoming her to the Celestyal fleet.’’

Details regarding the onboard experience and itineraries are coming soon, he added.

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