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Pleasant Holidays, Journese add Celestyal Cruises to Europe cruise lineup

Celestyal Journey in Santorini

Celestyal’s itineraries offer destination-focused sailing and value-based fares with meals and select beverages included.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, announced the addition of Celestyal Cruises, now available for booking with authentic, culturally rich itineraries aboard midsize ships that can reach remote ports in the eastern Mediterranean, Ionian, Adriatic and Aegean seas.

“Celestyal Cruises puts the ancient world at travelers’ fingertips with onboard and shore experiences that immerse them in the rich history of Greece, Italy, Croatia, Turkiye, Montenegro and the eastern Mediterranean,” said Jack E. Richards, President and CEO. “This region offers an appealing mix of Greek hospitality, cuisine and culture in the cradle of modern civilization.”

Itineraries range from a robust 3-night Iconic Aegean cruise to sample authentic Greek cuisine and visit iconic landmarks in Athens, Patmos and Santorini to a 14-night Legendary Ionian cruise featuring the wonders of Greece, Turkiye and Montenegro and many more. Celestyal Cruises offers destination immersion, authentic experiences and a relaxing onboard spa aboard – Celestyal Journey, with a maximum of 1,260 passengers, and Celestyal Discovery, which will join the fleet in 2024. All sailings include port charges, gratuities, dining, onboard entertainment, daily activities and select beverages with meals, along with an $80 shore excursion credit. The Enhance fare plan additionally includes a premium drinks package, doubled shore excursion credit, 1 hour of complimentary Wi-Fi and more. Shore experiences include tours of the Acropolis and Parthenon, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, and the Turkish Erbu painters. Additional tours focus on biblical history, food & wine, adventure, antiquity and the Ottoman Empire.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese offer 27 countries in Europe and a total of 78 countries worldwide, along with cruise lines offering ocean voyage and river cruise options, pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and flights on all major airlines with Business Class and Premium Economy options featuring flat-bed seats, fine dining and other amenities. Travel protection plans with cancel-for-any-reason coverage protect travelers’ investment, including non-refundable flights, hotels and government-imposed travel restrictions.

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