Celestyal To Replace Odyssey With 1,074 Pax Nefeli

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Celestyal Cruises has announced that the 1,074 passenger Celestyal Nefeliwill replace the Celestyal Odyssey in the Eastern Mediterranean next season.

Named for the Greek goddess of hospitality, the Celestyal Nefeli will sail for Celestyal for the next 2 years, with embarkation from Turkey.

Built in 1992, Celestyal Nefeli was originally operated as Crown Jewel for Crown Cruise Line. She later served as the Cunard Crown Jewel and operated as SuperStar Gemini for Star Cruises between 1995 and 2008. Most recently the ship has been berthed in Scalloway harbour in the Shetland Islands, where she was used as an accommodation vessel.

The ship will be delivered to Celestyal in February and refurbished prior to the commencement of the 2016 cruise season.

Of her 400 cabins (277 outside and 123 inside), 12 are executive suites and 31 are junior suites: most of the executive suites have private balconies and the junior suites have extra storage space.

Celestyal says Nefeli is the right size to dock in smaller harbours of the Eastern Caribbean, like her fleet mates Celestyal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia.

Since 2014, Celestyal has added 15 new destination ports in the region, including Milos, Ios, Kos, Samos, Symi, Chios, Cesme and Syros. 

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