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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

Meet Celestyal Cruises - a cruising experience with an Italian touch

During these times when travel has come to a standstill, there is nowhere to turn to but look forward for the adventures that awaits us at the end of this tunnel. Just like how a cruise experience like no other awaits you onboard Celestyal Cruises.

Just close your eyes and let us walk through what is waiting for you onboard their biggest ship in their fleet, Celestyal Olympia. But don't worry about sharing space onboard with thousands of other people as Celestyal Olympia is actually a mid-sized vessel, acommodating just over a 1,000 people. Its size allows it to venture to destinations that bigger cruise ships cannot reach. Onboard you will find an authentic Italian vibe, an array of social spaces and non-stop onboard entertainment.

Your Home Away From Home

There are 724 staterooms onboard Celestyal Olympia, with a total of 418 outside staterooms and 306 inside staterooms. No matter whether you choose an interior or exterior stateroom, your room will come equipped with a private bathroom, a telephone, a hairdryer, a TV, a safety deposit box, air conditioning, wardrobes, bedside tables and a vanity table with a stool and mirror. All of the cabins are a generous size, and nine of the suites have a private balcony.

Tip: Book well in advance to avoid disappointment for the balcony suites as those sell out very fast.

There are two accessible staterooms on the ship, both of which are outside cabins with handrail systems and plenty of space to maneuver a wheelchair. Should you require further assistance to make your trip all the more memorable, don't hesitate to let your travel agent know so that the dedicated housekeeping staff and stateroom stewards of Celestyal Cruises can make it happen. In addition to keeping your room clean, making the beds and changing the towels, their cabin staff are also known for leaving wonderful surprises for you to find in your stateroom, such as candy and cute towel animals. Isn't that a nice touch?!

Activities From Day to Night

Activities start in the morning and continue all day, right through to the evening. There’s always something to do for everyone, such as dance classes, bingo, arts and crafts sessions, quizzes, demonstrations and even language lessons. A daily program is delivered directly to your stateroom each night so that you know exactly what’s happening the following day and to help you to plan out your day in advance.

Not only does their activities keep you occupied whilst you sail to each destination, the activities are also a great way for you to meet fellow guests and spend time with your travel companions. Visit the pool deck for a swim or head to the fully-equipped gym so that you can keep in shape while you cruise. The Olympia also has a modern spa and beauty center, perfect for pampering yourself with a manicure, haircut or professional spa treatment.

Communal Areas

Celestyal Olympia has many interior communal areas and outdoor decks to help you relax and indulge during your cruise vacation. As she is a family-friendly ship, you’ll find lots of dedicated spaces and amenities for guests of all ages. You will find a library on Deck 4 along with the Duty Free and Value Shop.

On Deck 5, find a lot of social spaces including Muses Lounge, Argo Lounge, Selene Lounge and the casino. This deck is also home to the photo shop, which sits opposite the Agora Shop that sells beautiful jewelry and a fantastic selection of soaps, oils and Greek products.

If you enjoy staying active while on vacation, then you will love spending time on Deck 7 and 8. Not only is Deck 7 the ship’s sports deck but it’s also a great place for children as this is where the Kids’ Club and video game room are located. Deck 8 is where the gym is located with the latest workout equipment.

You will find both of the ship’s swimming pools are on Deck 9, as is Helios Bar which is located right in front of the main pool and Aura Grill which can be found by the other pool. The self-serve Leda Buffet is also on Deck 9 and situated at the back of the ship.

You can get great views of the incredible sea views over a refreshing drink at the Thalassa Bar on Deck 10 while the Horizons Bar offers a nice place for people watching.

Wine and Dine

All of Celestyal Olympia’s dining venues allow you to indulge in the authentic cuisine of the region, all made from the freshest Mediterranean ingredients and cooked to satisfy even the most demanding palate. As your cruise package includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sink your teeth into the delicious local food and classic Greek dishes.

There are four eateries onboard. The main dining room, the Aegean Restaurant is open during all mealtimes. Here, you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and lunch buffet. Dinner is a three-course affair, meaning you’ll be treated to an appetizer, main course and tempting dessert.

At the back of the Aegean Restaurant, the Galileo Room is a private dining area ideal if you’re looking for a smaller venue with a more intimate atmosphere. This dining room has the same menu as the Aegean Restaurant, and the dishes can be tailored to fit your food preferences.

Leda Buffet on Deck 9 is a very popular self-serve buffet restaurant that’s semi-open to the elements. As it’s located at the back of the ship, you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here whilst enjoying a cool breeze and breathtaking sea views. The Leda Buffet is open most times of the day and is a delightful place to go for a mid-morning snack and afternoon tea as well.

If you like casual meals and you want to enjoy lunch in a different setting, the Aura grill and Greek Deli on Deck 9 should fit the bill. They both serve up lots of lunchtime favorites and classics including gyros, burgers, fries and lots of sweet treats. The Aura Grill also hosts the legendary American BBQ night.

Snacks from the Kwik and Easy’ menu and hot meals that can be served in our lounges or delivered to your stateroom for an additional fee.

Evening Entertainment

The evenings on board the ship are packed with fun, music and, of course, non-stop entertainment. You can dance until you drop at the disco, sing your heart out at karaoke nights or sit back and watch different-themed shows and concert-style performances.

The entertainment team love it when our guests join in, so they’ll be plenty of time for dancing after the shows. Celestyal Olympia also has a casino, where you can play poker, roulette or choose your favorite slot machines and try your luck. Whether you’re into live music, partying or relaxing with a cocktail on deck in the evening, there’s a bar or lounge on board our ship to suit everyone.

Bars and Lounges

The 8 comfortable bars and lounges are open all day until late into the evening, which means you’ll be spoiled for choice when looking for a spot to kick back and unwind as you sail. When the sun sets, some of their bars and lounges transform into party places and live entertainment venues, enabling you to find an atmosphere to match your mood each night.

Look Forward to Unforgettable Moments at Sea

Celestyal Olympia is a ship that embodies the spirit of the Aegean and is best known for offering guests lifetime experiences as she sails to some of the world’s most captivating Greek islands and magical destinations. With a dedicated crew, authentic hospitality and award-winning service, Celestyal Olympia has more than everything you need for a truly unforgettable and totally stress-free cruise vacation.

There’s no limit to the memorable experiences, regardless of whether you choose an island-hopping adventure or one of their new Adriatic itineraries. Are you ready to sail across the Aegean or the Adriatic with their stylish cruise ship? You can check out our Celestyal Olympia cruises here.

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