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2022 Christmas Cruise

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Celestyal Crystal

from £1,229 pps BIG SALE until 11 July 22
Athens to Athens 17 - 27 December 2022 10 nights

Cruise on board Celestyal Crystal from Athens to Athens for 10 nights.

Embark on the Christmas adventure of a lifetime, celebrating the festive season and encountering unique traditions across Europe, Africa and Asia. You’ll marvel at pyramids and explore ancient cities, trace the story of Mary and Joseph on Christmas Day before returning to majestic ancient city of Athens.

Ship & Staterooms

Celestyal Crystal

Celestyal Crystal As soon as you step aboard Celestyal Crystal, you’ll realize your getaway couldn’t possibly feel more comfortable or more like home. Enjoy comfortable staterooms and suites, elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, spa and fitness rooms, as well as promenade decks, where you can revel in the splendour of a starlit ocean sky. Learn more

Cruise Itinerary

Athens – Piraeus17-12-2022
Thessaloniki18-12-2022
Izmir19-12-2022
Rhodes20-12-2022
Limassol21-12-2022
Alexandria22-12-2022
Alexandria23-12-2022
Haifa24-12-2022
Haifa25-12-2022
Athens – Lavrion Port & Marina27-12-2022
Athens – Piraeus

Athens – Piraeus

Embark: 17 December 2022
Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. The Plaka is an enchanting, historic neighbourhood curls around the bottom of the south and east slopes of the Acropolis. Cobblestone streets, pastel-coloured neoclassical townhouses and myriad shops and cafes make this a must for a stroll. PIRAEUS is home to Europe's biggest passenger port and has many attractions including religious and historic landmarks as well as fantastic restaurants. Located only 12 km from the city of Athens. Piraeus Port has four cruise terminals - please check which terminal your cruise will be embarking at!
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

In Port: 18 December 2022
The thick Byzantine walls guarding Thessaloniki give way to an inviting mix of architectural landscapes with winding cobbled streets. Approaching the port, you will be captivated by a city that radiates culture and sophistication bathed in golden Greek sunshine. Palm-lined avenues house glamorous shops and gourmet restaurants. Beautiful churches appear from every corner, seasonal markets sell colourful local produce and shaded spots on Aristotelous Square are where you can sit back with a homemade ice cream and watch the world go by.
Izmir

Izmir

In Port: 19 December 2022
Enter the blue azure-bay Bay of Izmir, watching the lively city approach with its distinctly Turkish skyline. The Pearl of the Aegean, Izmir has a rich heritage of multicultural influences, so the cuisine and communities are endlessly inviting.
Rhodes

Rhodes

In Port: 20 December 2022
Expect a warm welcome to Rhodes, with its magnificent scenery and flawless beaches, that legend has it was once blessed by Apollo with sunshine and beauty. With a rich medieval history there is plenty to explore at Rhodes, from the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, to the Grand Master's Palace is famed for its superb mosaic floors.
Limassol

Limassol

In Port: 21 December 2022
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel, but visit the 12th century fort where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria - which now houses a fascinating medieval museum - and you'll discover a wealth of history. Unveil the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Pafos, and the legend of Aphrodite's Rock. Explore the traditional buzukias, Limassol's delightful taverns with entertaining live music, or acquaint your tastebuds with the popular local dish, moussaka.
Alexandria

Alexandria

In Port: 22 December 2022
One of the greatest cities in human history, known for its legend, mystique and iconic history. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great and has stories to tell about everyone from Cleopatra to Napoleon. The Pyramids of Giza, River Nile, Sphinx and the mega city of Cairo – Port Said and Alexandria are your portals to some of Egypt’s must-sees.
Alexandria

Alexandria

In Port: 23 December 2022
One of the greatest cities in human history, known for its legend, mystique and iconic history. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great and has stories to tell about everyone from Cleopatra to Napoleon. The Pyramids of Giza, River Nile, Sphinx and the mega city of Cairo – Port Said and Alexandria are your portals to some of Egypt’s must-sees.
Haifa

Haifa

In Port: 24 December 2022
Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites are the immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb.
Haifa

Haifa

In Port: 25 December 2022
Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites are the immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb.
Athens – Lavrion Port & Marina

Athens – Lavrion Port & Marina

Disembark: 27 December 2022
Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The most important city-state in ancient Greece and the birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. Celestyal Cruises will operate its three and four night Iconic Aegean cruises to the LAVRION PORT & MARINA. Lavrion is a historic small Greek town on the outskirts of the greater Athens area and just a 10-minute drive from the world-renowned site of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. The port and city of Lavrion is one more interesting destination worth discovering. Celestyal will operate from a new, dedicated terminal facility at Lavrion, which will provide an enhanced and expedited embarkation and disembarkation experience. The dedicated terminal will allow for the thorough implementation of the comprehensive and enhanced health protocols while ensuring that Celestyal’s intensive three-and-four-night itineraries operate flawlessly within their time sensitive schedule.