ATHENS – With the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic having put travel on pause for many this year – including those heroes on the frontline of fighting to protect and care for communities across the world, Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, announced on November 19 the launch of a special Black Friday campaign on select 2021 and 2022 all-inclusive cruises booked from now through November 30.
Cruises start as low as $399, per person, based on double occupancy and include free Covid-19 medical travel insurance coverage on qualifying dates. Children also sail for free and there is a reduced single supplement of just 15 percent for solo travelers.
For first responders and healthcare workers Celestyal is offering a special “HERO’S Discount” with up to 30 percent off current all-inclusive fares for bookings made from now through March 31, 2021 for three-, four-, seven- and 14-night 2021 or 2022 departures.
The special HERO discount is available to qualifying front-line first responders (firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, etc.) healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, and pharmacists) and back office medical staff and their immediate family members traveling together in the same stateroom. Supporting employment credentials (such an employee ID) will be required prior to boarding.
During this season of giving, travelers can also opt to thank their healthcare workers or first responders with a much deserved gift of a future cruise vacation.
Among the cruises included in the Black Friday campaign is the three-night “Iconic Aegean” starting at just $399 per person based on double occupancy. This sailing begins in Athens and calls upon Mykonos, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini in Greece and Kusadasi in Turkey. Also featured is the seven-night “Idyllic Aegean,” starting at just $699, per person based on double occupancy, which also begins in Athens and calls upon Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Milos, and Mykonos in Greece as well as Kusadasi, Turkey. Also starting at $699, per person based on double occupancy, is the seven-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary departing from Athens and calling upon Istanbul and Canakkale in Turkey and Thessaloniki, Volos, and Santorini in Greece.
The Black Friday event also features Celestyal’s award-winning seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary for $699, per person based on double occupancy, departing from Athens with calls in Port Said, Egypt; Ashdod, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus; Rhodes, Greece, and Kusadasi, Turkey.
For $1019, travelers can trace the footsteps of St. Paul, the Apostle, on a seven-night “Steps of Paul” itinerary leaving from Athens and calling upon Thessaloniki, Patmos and Kavala in Greece and Istanbul and Kusadasi in Turkey. All cruises include the Celestyal All-Inclusive Experience with unlimited classic drinks, locally-inspired cuisine on-board, entertainment, select shore excursions, port, service charges and gratuities.
The Black Friday deal also includes the “Celestyal Promise,” which gives travelers additional peace of mind with a more flexible booking policy including a low deposit of just $199 per stateroom.
For more information or to book either offer visit www.celestyal.com or call 1-877-337-4665.
“We are truly grateful and humbled by the amazing heroes who continue to work tirelessly to take care of us all during this unprecedented time. We felt it important to recognize our heroes and through our Black Friday campaign give everyone something to look forward to in 2021 and beyond, “ said Leslie Peden, chief commercial officer. “We also feel that the holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of a cruise to families and friends as well as perhaps even to a special healthcare worker or first responder who helped those in need during these trying times.”