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Celestyal Discovery showcases new livery on maiden voyage

New livery for Celestyal Discovery
Celestyal Discovery, which sailed on her maiden voyage around the Aegean last weekend is showcasing the cruise line’s new livery.

Departing from Lavrion, Athens last Friday under the experienced command of captain Panagiotis Giakoumatos and his crew, the ship’s officers were joined by Celestyal’s global leadership team to welcome guests on the inaugural voyage.

The ship’s first passengers are sailing on the ‘Iconic Aegean’ itinerary taking in Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos Island and Santorini, visiting a total of five ports over the three-night sailing. From March through to November, Celestyal Discovery will be rotating this three-night itinerary with a four-night option, featuring an additional day in Rhodes.

After joining the fleet in November 2023, the 1,266-guest Celestyal Discovery underwent a multi-million Euro refurbishment. Celestyal invested heavily in the onboard social spaces, along with a complete stateroom refresh. She boasts the additions of a new coffee shop, Café Nation, serving illy coffee, the Pizza Oven eatery and the Discovery Lounge which will feature brand partnerships across the season.

The new livery consists of an updated Celestyal logo and wordmark with cleaner lines and symmetry.

The ship is sporting a distinctive blue wave hull and signature Celesytal stars with the design borne from the operations team, demonstrating the collaboration across the business and the forward motion of the company.

Celestyal Journey will receive her livery update at the start of 2025, when undergoing scheduled maintenance works in the Arabian Gulf, as she moves to a year-round operation with a winter season homeporting from Doha, Qatar from November 2024 to March 2025.

Fleet refresh

Chris Theophilides, CEO at Celestyal, said: ‘We have successfully refreshed our fleet in under a year, staying true to our commitment to invest in our customer experience,’ and added, ‘it’s  an extremely exciting time for us as we continue to expand as a global brand, and we look forward to more developments over the coming year.’

Lee Haslett, chief commercial officer at Celestyal, said: ‘Having already announced 12 new destinations, a completely refreshed fleet and significantly upgraded customer experience, we are delighted to be setting sail on both our 2024 season and our new global year-round operation.

‘We have spent the past year listening to our valued customers and partners to understand what makes Celestyal so special. We’ve evolved our identity to reflect this and our new fleet, with the new livery, is the now the most visible extension of our brand.’