IMO 8821046

Registered Owner: Lander Shipping  Inc. - Greece   -  Beneficial Owner Louis PLC.- Cyprus - Operator: Celestyal Cruises - Greece a subsidiary of Louis Cruises

Entered service: 1993 - Refit: 2003/2012/2020 - Gross tonnage:  56.769 -  Pass. cap. lower beds: 1578 - All berths: 1782 - Passenger decks:11 - Length: 220,60 m. - Beam: 30.80 m. - Draught: 7,6 m. - Propulsion: 4 diesel engines make Sulzer type 8ZAL40S total output 22.800 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Service  Speed: 18 knots - Max.Speed: 20 knots - Built at : Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no.: 5899 - Refit 2012 at: San Giorgio del Porto/ Mariotti - Classification: Rina - Flag: Cyprus

Former names: Romantica-Costa Romantica - Costa neo Romantica until 2020-Celestyal Experience until present

Sistership: Costa neo Classica (before refit Romantica) - now Grand Classica (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line)

July 2020 Acquired as Costa neo Romantica by Louis Cruises branch Celestyal Cruises. Renamed as Celestyal Experience  left Costa fleet June 2020

Costa Romantica at the Island of Rhodos.

Aug - 2011 Costa Cruises announced that it has placed a new order with San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for major restyling operations on the ship Costa Romantica presently operating for the Costa fleet. Costa Cruises is investing a total of around 90 million euros for this work.San Giorgio del Porto shipyard – which belongs to Genova Industrie Navali Holding Company - will be supported by the sister company T. Mariotti shipyard. Thanks to the restyling, to be carried out from the end of October 2011 to the end of January 2012, the Costa Romantica will be completely renovated, just like her name, which will become the “Costa neoRomantica".During the restyling works in the Genoa dry-dock, 2 new half-decks will be added along with 111 new cabins, and 120 cabins and suites with private balcony will be created. Total Guest capacity will increase from 1,697 to 1,800, while the number of cabins will increase from 678 to 789 and the total displacement to approximately 56,000 gross tonnage.




Brief description:

Celestyal Cruises, the Greek cruise company and the award-winning, number one choice for travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, announced on July 23 a strategic alliance with the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA)..AHEPA is a service organization that was founded as a fraternity in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia following growing attacks on Greek Americans and Greek American businesses by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and others. Its initial mission was to assist Greeks in America, assist them with citizenship and to fight discrimination, bigotry, and hatred. With the full assimilation of Greek Americans, its mission evolved toward advancing philanthropy, education, and promoting and preserving the Hellenic identity of Greek Americans. As a part of this partnership, Celestyal has  been named the exclusive cruise partner of AHEPA.

Celestyal Cruises announced that the CELESTYAL EXPERIENCE will start sailing in March 2021, with the seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary calling on Greece (Athens and Rhodes), Turkey (Kusadasi), Israel (Ashdod), Egypt (Port Said) and Cyprus (Limassol). Beginning on April 3, 2021 the CELESTYAL EXPERIENCE, the former Costa neoRomantica, will set sail on the seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete (Agios Nikolaos), Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi (Ephesus). For a limited period, all-inclusive launch pricing starts at just $699 per person. Later in the season, the CELESTYAL EXPERIENCE will operate the “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary, a seven-night voyage.The ship features 166 suite category staterooms, 132 of which are junior suites, all with balconies, and 34 Suites, including 22 with balconies; six with bridge-view verandas and six grand suites. Guests booking suites higher than junior suite categories on the CELESTYAL EXPERIENCE will have access to the Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge service, which features a dedicated priority check-in counter, expedited embarkation, an exclusive dining area onboard, and express luggage delivery service including assistance with unpacking. A dedicated Celestyal Cruises Suite Concierge is also available to assist guests with specific tailored service requests. A Celestyal first,is the introduction of four new Wellness Spa stateroom categories with a variety of spacious balcony, sea terrace and veranda suite accommodations


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