To provide guests with additional peace of mind as they look towards returning to cruising, Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travellers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced that it will provide complimentary travel insurance for all new, individual bookings made from now through 30th November 2020 for March-June 2021 sailings.
The included policy is provided by Allianz Global Assistance and includes coverage of medical/hospitalisation expenses, including those associated with Covid-19, transportation costs to the nearest hospital and travel costs to the next port of call if required, as well as travel expenses to return home due to illness if required, and reimbursement for any unused portion of a cruise. For an additional fee, guests can opt to upgrade their policy to also include trip cancellation coverage.
Celestyal’s first sailing of the 2021 season will be on 6th March on board its new flagship, Celestyal Experience, with the seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary calling in Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Egypt (Port Said) and Cyprus (Limassol). Beginning on 3rd April 2021, Celestyal Experience will set sail on the seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi (Ephesus).
Due to popular demand, Celestyal Cruises has also added extra departures of the special seven-night “Steps of Paul” itinerary which traces the footsteps of St. Paul, the Apostle, across the Mediterranean, with departures on 16th October and 13th November 2021.
Additionally it has introduced an amended seven-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary to maximise time ashore and to offer Thessaloniki as a new embarkation/disembarkation port. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece which, as the gateway to the land of Alexander the Grea, offers a rich cultural and culinary heritage along with stellar nightlife and laid-back authenticity. The seven-night ‘Eclectic Aegean’ has departures between 23rd October and 6th November 2021.
“We are extremely optimistic about the future of cruising and are truly excited to introduce our guests to our newest addition to the fleet, Celestyal Experience. We recognise that concerns surrounding the pandemic still exist and we want to help put our guests at ease when booking with us for voyages during the first half of next year. Thus we’re proud to be one of the first in cruising to offer complimentary COVID cover travel insurance along with very attractive all-inclusive introductory pricing to help restore their confidence in booking that dream holiday that they likely had to put on hold this past year as a result of the pandemic,” said Leslie Peden, chief commercial officer, Celestyal Cruises.
Contact your local travel provider for more information or to make your booking for 2021.